The theoretical lifespan of rabbits is 10 - 12 years. But the wild rabbit in nature rarely lives to 3. Diseases, parasites, predators thin out livestock. To preserve the species, such a quick change of generations is the best strategy. On rabbit farms the situation is exactly the same. Of course, farmers do not allow rampant infections and parasites, and predators are kept at a distance, but keeping a bunny for longer than 3 years is unprofitable, as her fertility decreases. Apparently, echoes of wild life. Therefore, older rabbit sent to the face. Up to 4 - 5 years live only especially valuable in the tribal sense instances.
Owners of decorative rabbits want their pet to live as long as possible. How many years ornamental rabbits live depends largely on the conditions of care and care for them, but usually 6-10 years. And before buying, you need to figure out how to care for an ornamental rabbit and prepare him a place to live.
Cell equipment and its dimensions
It is desirable to keep any breed of rabbits on a solid non-slippery floor. The grid used in the cultivation of industrial rabbits is not suitable for keeping ornamental ones if you want to preserve its health for as long as possible. Pododermatitis resulting from damage to rabbit paws when kept on a grid is not as harmless as it may seem. These are open wounds through which any infection can penetrate.
At the same time, a smooth, slippery plastic floor is also poorly suited for keeping a decorative rabbit. The relief pallet or a batten floor is much better suited. It should be borne in mind that not all decorative rabbits can be taught to the tray. Perhaps any bottom with a thick layer of hay on it is what your decorative rabbit needs.
The cell size is calculated based on the size of the intended breed. In a cage for a decorative rabbit in a posture of rest, that is, stretched out on its side to its full height, the decorative rabbit itself should be placed, its refuge, nursery for hay, feeding trough, water bowl and tray. This is a necessary minimum for the life of an ornamental rabbit.
If decorative rabbits were bought with a view to breeding, then additional factors would have to be taken care of.
Breeding decorative rabbits
Naturally, for breeding a minimum of a pair of opposite-sex animals is needed. Although in fact, a crawl would be 3-4-5 rabbits. Rabbit will not refuse. Accordingly, it is necessary to take care of the acquisition of at least two cells, so that the rabbit and the bunny live separately. The krol is an animal that is sexually preoccupied, and it will not give a quiet life to a sucker rabbit if they have one cage for two.
The rabbit's cage should be larger than the crawl. She still has a brood to bring up. In the cage necessarily put refuge. Before the shade, hay or straw is placed in the shelter.Important! Sawdust in this case is unacceptable. They stick to wet cubs and afterwards.
Nest rabbit will make their own. Humility lasts about a month. Special care when circling a rabbit is not required. Yes, this is impossible, given the size of the rabbit.
Puberty in rabbits occurs at 3 months, so the breeder at this time already sets males apart from the females (another plus 2 cages) and tries to quickly sell the rabbits.
The rabbit comes to the hunt just a couple of days after the hunt. But it should not happen at this time. Compacted okroly negatively affect the health of the rabbit. It is better to hold a new mating after a half or two months.Important! The body of a rabbit by nature is designed for the continuous reproduction of their own kind.
Therefore, if you have taken ornamental rabbits for breeding and do not want to sterilize them, you will have to constantly happen to animals. Otherwise, ornamental rabbits inevitably cause diseases of the reproductive system. And both in the crawl, and in the rabbit.
Thus, in order for decorative rabbits to live for a long time, up to 10 years, and without significant health problems, the owner will have to not only follow the norms of keeping and feeding decorative rabbits, but also entertaining them with walks. A pet is a responsibility.