Baby Lion Head Rabbits, a Closer Look
Lion head bunnies are the newer breed in rabbits. They are very sociable and surprisingly friendly pets. Lion head Rabbits are attractive rabbits with beautiful manes. They come in many colors. Lion head rabbits are sweet and docile pets. They love attention and they make great pets, but there is some maintenance that also comes with baby lion head bunnies. The more you know about baby lion head bunnies, the easy it will be taking care of them.
This is a wonderful new rabbit breed that is easy to care for especially if you know the proper ways of handling them and nurturing them. Just remember, they are fragile pets and they do not have much defense. They rely on the rabbit owners to protect them and care for them properly.
How old should Baby Lion Head Bunnies Be?
This is important. When buying a baby lion head bunny, make sure you do not get one that is too young. A baby lion head should not be taken away or weaned from its mother until they are 8 weeks old. The babies are still developing and need their mother to fully develop. Rabbits do not fully develop their normal stomach flora and PH regulatory system until 6 and 7 weeks old. They rely on their mother’s milk to make it through this transition time. There have been cases where babies were taken from there mothers around 6 weeks old and suddenly died a few weeks later. So make sure your baby lion head bunny is at least 8-9 weeks old to be safe.
Lion Head Rabbits are Good Mothers
Lion head Rabbits are good mothers. They will yank hair out of their own manes in order to build nests for their babies, also called kits. They do this to make sure their kits are comfortable.
Lion head rabbits are obvious when they want to breed. They will rub their chins on everything and they will start spraying. They carry hay around in their mouths, and when introduced to a buck lion head rabbit, they show a display of flirting.
Hair and Mane care
These require regular and careful grooming, which the rabbits enjoy as attention. Don’t brush the rabbit’s hair too often. It’s better to just comb out their tangles or mats. Some breeders think too much brushing causes them to lose too much of their mane. Unlike most longhaired animals, their manes do not tend to mat often, and as the rest of their body hair is short, the sweet, playful Lion head Rabbit is actually easy to take care of.
The lion head rabbits beautiful mane is present in both males and females, and is usually two to three inches in length that circles the entire head like a lions mane, and sometimes the body, like a skirting. The top of their backs is usually short. The hair on top of the head between the ears is like a fringe and sometimes is very long that the hair parts in the middle like a "V" shape.
Do rabbits come with a pedigree?
Yes, rabbits do have pedigrees, just like a cat or dog. The pedigree simply proves that the rabbit you are purchasing is a pure bred animal. A good breeder should offer you a pedigree.
Do rabbits like toys?
Yes, Rabbits love toys. Rabbits need some kind of entertainment and things to play with or they become bored or depressed while spending time in their cages. Most rabbits like to play with wooden blocks, ping-pong balls, tree branches & play huts. They even like stuff animals. It’s important to have a large enough cage so the bunnies can move around and play.
Rabbit teeth care:
Rabbits need to be able to chew on things to keep their teeth in good condition. Feeding your rabbit hay will help keep your rabbits teeth clean. Give your rabbit things to chew on like willow branches, apple wood branches, pieces pinewood and pinecones.
Cutting your rabbits nails
Rabbits nails should be cut about every 6 weeks, they grow fast and can grow very long. Make sure you hold your rabbit firmly or have some help. It’s important the rabbit is calm and restrained. You can use a nail clipper. You only need to trim the tip of the nail. It is better to trim just a small piece and more frequent than to trim a lot in longer periods of time. Sometimes you can see the nail line; it is usually a lighter area of the nail. You want stay away from that area. If
nail is accidentally cut too short, wipe away blood and quickly place a pinch of a product such as Kwik Stop, cornstarch or flour on the end of the nail and pack it gently to stop bleeding. It’s always safer to just trim the tip. Double check all areas to make sure the rabbit isn’t bleeding. If you are worried about trimming the nails then consult a groomer. Tip: always hold the back legs so the rabbit feels secured and calm.
Tips to pick out a healthy rabbit
- Check to see if there are any signs of a sick bunny with the rabbit you are looking at. Sick bunnies should be separated.
- Check out their teeth. They should look like a human's bite. Top teeth over the bottom teeth.
- Check the eyes. They should look clear and glossy. There should be no redness in their eyelids or a runny eye.
- Check if the rabbit is friendly or scared. Does it like to be handled? The rabbit should be used to being handled and is calm.
- Check if there are there bucks and if they are living together in the same cage. More than likely, the doe may be pregnant.
- Check for bald spots on the rabbit. This could be a sign of fur mites, a condition that is very difficult to get rid of and can possibly spread to the other pets in your household.
Did you know?
- Rabbits often sleep with their eyes open
- The leading cause of death is not old age but: heat strokes, hairballs, broken backs and diarrhea.
- Rabbits have a very keen sense of smell.
- A binky is when a rabbit jumps in the air, showing that it is really happy.
- Rabbits are very sociable animals.
- Rabbits need exercise.
- Rabbit’s ears are their cooling system.
- Rabbits do not like the heat or direct sunlight for long periods.
- Rabbits have no sweat glands.
- Rabbits can live to be 7-12 years old.
- Rabbits sleep every 2 hours