Rabbits breeds Rex
In 1919 in France were bred rabbits breeds Rex. In 1924 they were first presented at the exhibition, and a year later the breed was officially recognized.
Almost immediately these sweet animals began to export to other countries of Europe and America. In Russia, representatives of the new breed was brought from Germany a very original way. The fact is that Germany imposed a strict ban on the export of these animals. Soviet scientist Serebrovsky was a stroke of genius – he crossed Rex with the usual species, and the offspring that did not resemble "Royal" breed freely moved across the border. In Russia he crossed the grown animals, and resulted in a new issue manifested itself "Royal" blood.
What is the secret of the grain?
It lies in the special structure of the hair Rex. Down and guard hairs about the same length and much shorter than their counterparts of other breeds. Moreover, the guard hairs are much thinner than conventional breeds. The greater the angle between the skin and the hair, lack of make parusnosti fur in silver and soft velvet.
Features of the breed.
Rex rabbit, weighing on average 4-4,5 kg. Has a rounded and somewhat elongated body (about 54 cm), head is not very big, the ears are of medium length, vertically planted. Females have a pronounced dewlap. Bones narrow and rather fragile. One litter is 6-8 kids.
Wool to the touch, has a velvety structure. Coat length does not exceed two centimeters. Rabbits breeds Rex has a variety of colors – beaver, with brown spine, bright sides and a white belly, black, blue, white.
Maintenance and care
Rabbits breeds Rex tolerate the cold, with proper care, can withstand temperature up to 30 degrees Celsius, but the heat is fatal to them. Ideal conditions are a temperature of above 20 degrees with a humidity of 55%. Contain these cute animals in cages. This is due to the fact that moving freely through space, rabbits can chew wires, ruin furniture and other items.
Rex rabbit is very clean. It does not even have to accustom to the tray. In addition to his cage needs to be vacuum drinking bowl, always filled with clean and fresh water, feeders for hay, dry and succulent fodder.
In spring and summer, rabbits can be taken in the garden, but this would require a special enclosure.
Rabbits breeds Rex (the photo you see in our article) needs to obtain a variety of food. Their diet must include dry feed (pellets), hay. Juicy food – carrots, pumpkin, beets, zucchini, cabbage, tops of root vegetables — are a delicacy for these animals. Fruit can give the apples and pears, pre-cleaned from the seeds. You must remember that vegetables and fruits are just a small addition to the feed. Excessive use can cause the rabbit digestive problems.
Rabbit breed Rex – the price
Today these cute animals can be purchased at a price from 1 to 4 thousand rubles. The price depends on the color, the age of the animal, the presence of relevant documents.
When, in 1919, appeared a dwarf rabbit with short fur, it was called "Dwarf Rex", or "castor Rex", which translated into Russian language means "beaver king." Such a beautiful name animal received thanks to its exquisite fur, which reminded the breeders of the fur of the beaver or chinchilla.
Dwarf rabbit breed Rex according to the Austrian standard weighs 1100-1250 grams. Animals lower weight to the breeding are not allowed.
The trunk is stocky dwarf rabbit, having a cylindrical shape. Due to the shearling these animals seem very tiny. Fore tarsi very short. To the torso tight little tail.
Maintenance and care
Dwarf rabbit needs to be supported in the cell. Its length should be at least 70 cm as litter will suit most compressed sawdust or dry hay stacked layer of 3-4 cm In the area of cells necessary to put the house – your pet will sometimes require privacy. Feeder, try to keep heavy, ceramic is better, because rabbits like all flip. You can do it outboard. Your child should always have fresh water, it should be changed every five hours. Floor litter should be changed every other day.
Since dwarf rabbits grow quickly, the cell is better to buy for an adult animal to your pet to lie down, stretched out at full length.
Dwarf Rexes have some intelligence. After he will live in the home awhile, it will go on your hands, remember your name. Adorable babies love to be petted on the head and back, but starting to get nervous, if you take them on the chin.
It's nocturnal animals. Day (17 hours) they usually are resting in your house. At this time, they should not be disturbed.
Dwarf rabbits are able to care for themselves independently. Bathe them only when absolutely necessary. This requires the pet store to buy a special shampoo.
Dwarf rabbits have a special digestive system. Single-chamber stomach and speed digestion. Therefore, these animals eat up to thirty times a day, and rabbits almost twice as often.
The main kind of food for these kids – hay. It should be the trough constantly. If the rabbit eats it. not very willing, try it a little to moisten lightly salted water or sprinkle it with flour. Adult animal it is necessary to enclose in the cell the bark of trees and leaves (birch, Apple, mountain ash, raspberry, pear, etc.). As a Supplement to the main feed, you can give him grains – barley, oats, boiled or soaked beans.
These cute animals love fresh grass. In the summer, provide them this food. From succulent fodder more suited to the carrot, a little beet or cabbage, and boiled potatoes. Rabbits love apples. They should be cut into four pieces and cleaned of seeds. The cell should be only fresh products, expired should be promptly removed.