Want To Have A Lion Head Bunny?

Want To Have A Lion Head Bunny?

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Lion-head rabbit is one of the newer breeds of domestic rabbits. As of February 1st, 2014 they have been eligible to show for Best in Show and receive legs of Grand Champion like any other of the accepted breeds. The Lion-head rabbit has a wool mane encircling the head, reminiscent of a male lion, hence the name. Other characteristic traits of the Lion-head will be there below, read on to find more about this breed.

Temperament:
Lion-heads are generally rabbits with good-nature, although lively and often timid. Gentleness and understanding are needed to win their trust and bring out the best in their personality. They can be quite outgoing and sociable and will thrive on attention. They are usually energetic, active and playful, and despite their small size, need plenty of space to run and play. Lion-heads are not generally recommended with children as they need experienced handling. They tend to be easily frightened and may become aggressive. Some Lion-heads may have a more skittish or even aggressive nature. The Lion-head is a recent breed and still under development in many countries, temperament can vary quite a bit depending on the breeds used to develop each line.

Life-span:
The slightly rounded and broad head is set close to the body with short thick upright ears and a well-developed muzzle. Average lifespan of the Lion-head rabbit is 7 to 9 years but the age of any rabbit is dependent on the care and, just as importantly, the diet.

Size And Weight:
The Lion-head rabbit has a wool mane encircling the head, reminiscent of a male lion, hence the name. Other characteristic traits of the Lion-head include a high head mount, compact upright body type, short well-furred 2 Inches - 3 Inches (6 - 8 cm)ears, and weigh usually 2 1/2 pounds (1 kg) but no more than 3 3/4 pounds (2 kg).

Diet Of Your Bunny:

1. Hay and grass: most important part of diet : Hay is the most important part of a rabbit's diet and should make up 80-90% of it and buns need to have access to UNLIMITED fresh hay all day. There are lots of different types about with varying colors of green so you'll be sure to find one your rabbits love. Mix a few together to give your bunnies a range of textures to help wear their ever-growing teeth down.

2. Pellets: Pellets are recommended over a food mix, especially for rabbits feeding together as it prevents selective feeding. This is when rabbits pick out their favorite bits of rabbit mixes and leave out other nutrients, and two or more rabbits together eat different components of the mix. Pellets are high in fibre and contain an even spread of nutrients in each pellet.

3. Vegetables: Rabbits love variety and fresh vegetables are a great source of nutrients for them. Introduce new vegetables slowly and a little at a time, giving your rabbits breaks if there is any sign of digestive upset. Try to select a minimum of 3 types of greens daily. Each type of veggie will provide not only different nutrients, but also different chewing motions to aid with wearing teeth down. Remember to thoroughly clean all produce to get rid of pesticides. Try giving a wide range of vegetables and mix it up throughout the week.

4. Fruits: Fruits should be classed as a treat - even though it's nutritious, it's also high in sugar which can upset their stomach. Therefore it needs to be fed in moderation, roughly up to 2 tablespoons worth per day.

5. Treats: Rabbits have a sweet tooth and love treats. They would happily eat them all day instead of their hay so you must refuse their cute begging faces and make sure they get a balanced diet! They will readily take human food from you even though it is very bad for them, so please don't allow them to eat any human food or starchy goods such as bread, rice, potatoes, biscuits, chocolate, sweets, crisps etc.

6. Water: Rabbits should have access to fresh water all day every day. A ceramic dish is best as it's harder to tip over, and the more natural way they can drink from it (compared to a bottle) usually encourages them to drink more.

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