Features of care and maintenance of dwarf rabbits

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  • Feeding dwarf rabbits
  • Diseases of rabbits

Dwarf rabbits, care and retention are slightly different from the content of ordinary breeds of rabbits. The species of dwarf rabbits is derived from the UK

by crossing a normal rabbit with different breeds and is considered to be decorative. To date, more than two hundred breeds of decorative rabbits have been taken out in the world, which are used as home pets instead of dogs, cats and hamsters. Dwarf rabbits are heat-loving and tidy animals of small size, the life expectancy under the right conditions is from three to twelve years, the animals feed on vegetation and cereals.

Features of care and maintenance of dwarf rabbits

The weight of an adult rabbit ranges from 700 g to 4 kilograms, depending on the breed. The length of the trunk is about 5 centimeters.

The weight of an adult beast is from 700 g to 4 kilograms, depending on the breed. The length of the trunk of the rabbit is about 5 centimeters.

Each species has its own color: red, gray, white, brown, as well as long-haired, with short coat and medium coat. The length of the ears determines the belonging of the rabbit to certain breeds, the rabbits are: long-haired, with medium and short ears. In dwarf rabbits there is practically no neck, it is densely covered with wool. Rabbits multiply-dwarfs by incubating the female in a cage to the male, and not vice versa. Fertilize rabbits at the age of eight months. A female rabbit carries up to ten kids in one seedling, but with high fecundity, survival is low.

How Dwarf Rabbits Live

Features of care and maintenance of dwarf rabbits

Cage for dwarf rabbits are dimensional designs of 3x4 meters or more, with water jets and small houses.

Care for dwarf rabbits requires careful consideration to their content. Before you start a rabbit, you need to prepare a place where he will live. The rabbit is a lonely animal, it loves warmth and comfort. As a nursery home, nets and cells are used.

  • Rabbit net. For a dwarf decorative rabbit the net size of at least 0.8х1 meters will fit. The bottom of the netting is covered with dry grass, hay, shavings, cardboard. Replacement of materials is carried out 1-2 times a week, but not less often. On a grid set a drinking bowl with water, you can use a drink, like a parrot or other animals. Grids are intended for one or more animals. Submerged inside the net for 1-2 animals, preferably from one offspring. Do not recommend feeding male rabbits to the same grid, as they will badly get caught up and often fight, sometimes it causes strong wounds in rabbits, through which you can lose a beast. Females in the same grid are used better. The carry is produced on the third month of the animal's life.
  • Cages for rabbits. The cells represent dimensional structures of 3x4 meters or more, with a few bubbles and houses. Such designs are used for the reproduction of animals in pet shops, zoos and other institutions. In cages can get together up to 6 athletes at a time. It is important that the planting of animals in a cage is carried out immediately after weaning them from the mother, gradually, one animal a day. Do not plant males to each other. It is better to do the transfer of females or females to males, where most males prevail. The bottom of the cages are also covered with cardboard, sawdust, hay or straw, provide water-drinking animals with water( 2-4 pieces).
  • It does not matter which structures will grow and multiply animals, it is important that the housing of the animals was in a warm and cozy place away from the sunrays, drafts, heat and cold.

    Features of care and maintenance of dwarf rabbits

    The optimum temperature for keeping dwarf rabbits is + 18-20 degrees.

    The optimum temperature for keeping rabbits is + 18-20 degrees. By housing dwarf rabbits you need to properly care: to change the bedding in time, to pour water into drinkers, to clean the inside of the net or cells at least once a week. In good time, remove the underserved food residue of animals, prevent the acidification of products in cells and feeders, clean up dirt, waste and other vital elements of animals, adhere to the rules of hygiene of animals, clean the coat with pollution, providing medical support to sick animals. It is imperative to fight fleas and ticks, because they carry deadly for rabbits viruses and infections.

    Do not bathe rabbits, they are tidy animals and cope with this task independently. But if such a necessity arose, a special zoo shampoo or soap should be used for bathing. Comb hair can only in certain cases: if the wool is confused, if the wool is confused with any object or after bathing.

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    Feeding Dwarf Rabbits

    To grow a healthy animal and maintain its livelihood, it is necessary to choose the right nutrition. The animal has a small stomach, one-chamber, in addition, the processes of digestion and selection in the animal occur very quickly, so the dwarf rabbit can eat up to 30 times a day. In order for the animal to develop properly and grow, it needs: herbs, fruits, vegetables, cereals, supplements.

    Features of care and maintenance of dwarf rabbits

    Eating dwarf rabbits.

  • Herbs are dry hay, all field grasses are dried, except lavender and mint. A good clover, nettle, arguing, especially for young rabbits after the offspring.
  • Chapels of trees and shrubs: cherry, apple, apricot, raspberries, plum, cherry and linden. They perfectly provide the little pet's body with useful elements, help to grind the teeth and claws, fight against viral infections in the organisms of small animals. Pencils must necessarily be present in the diet of dwarf rabbits.
  • Fruits and vegetables: apples, carrots, cucumbers, boiled potatoes, cabbage and beets. In large quantities, you can not give fruits and vegetables rabbits, you need to create small portions and distribute them to several methods. Remnants of missed writing should immediately remove mesh and feeders.
  • Cereals and cereals: wheat, oats, rye, buckwheat, rice, barley, peas and beans. Very useful cereals and corn for the digestive system of rabbits, they form a solid animal skeleton, make the animal's smooth hair.
  • Nutritional supplements: chalk, mineral grate stones, bone meal. They fill the body with necessary useful substances that prevent diseases of the skin and wool, restore the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
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    Dwarf rabbits

    Dwarf Dwarfs sells disease as well as conventional rabbits and are prone to diseases such as plantar dermatitis, viral infection( contagious cough and runny nose), hemorrhagic disease, pasteurleozy, infectiousstomatitis, invasive coccidiosis, myxomatosis, nodal tumors.

    Features of care and maintenance of dwarf rabbits

    Fungal diseases affect the skin of dwarf rabbits.

    Decorative dwarf rabbits are very difficult to tolerate the disease, in 90% of cases there is a case. For example, such diseases of rabbits as pasterelosis( lesion of the lymphatic system of animal infections) and myxomatosis( contamination of blood from other animals, fleas and insects), treatment is not completely exposed. In animals, activity decreases, appetite disappears, ulcers appear on the body and subcutaneous swelling. If signs of the disease have been noticed, the animals are urgently siphoned from others and disinfected cells, drinkers, feeders, work tools, and clothing.

    Skin diseases of rabbits, such as scapular lichen, infectious stomatitis, are treatable, but only in the early stages of the disease. Disinfection of animal housing is carried out at home, but if the rabbits get sick at breeding bases, in zoos or other places where there is a threat to other animals, a case of the disease is reported to the sanitary station. After deep disinfection is carried out and quarantine is announced. Ill animals are taken from others. Healthy animals are quarantined and observed for 21 days.

    Infectious diseases of dwarf rabbits( rhinitis, cough and gastrointestinal tract disorder) are also treatable at early detection stages.


    The care of a small species of rabbits is quite complicated in the early stages, when rabbits are only populated in new conditions, then the care process becomes easier. It is important to systematically review animals for the presence of diseases, then you can save life for such beautiful animals.