Rabbit fur must be cleaned by a specialist or furrier. Furs, including rabbit furs, must be cleaned annually; during cleaning, a professional furrier can also condition, mend and tighten any buttons or closures and make repairs to the lining of the fur.
Annual cleaning maximizes the lifetime of the fur garment. Moreover, a furrier can detect any tears that might be otherwise unnoticed, and they can also replenish the fur using essential oils that enhance the fur's sheen, softness and longevity. Fur owners should never attempt cleaning or conditioning their furs at home, as this can cause damage to the fur. Regular dry cleaners are generally not equipped for fur cleaning, although some may also be furriers.Learn More
The most common dwarf rabbit breed is the Netherland dwarf, which grows to be 1.5 to 2.6 pounds as an adult. Other dwarf rabbit breeds are larger, reaching 4 or 5 pounds as adults due to outcrossing with non-dwarf breeds.Full Answer >
While most rabbits make good pets, Just Rabbits states that some are better suited as pets than others due to their personality traits. Among the most popular pet breeds are the Sussex, Dutch, Himalayan, Havana and Standard Chinchilla.Full Answer >
Netherland Dwarf rabbits thrive on a diet of fresh, high-quality rabbit pellets; the National Research Council recommends an ideal nutrient ratio of 20 percent fiber, 15 percent protein and 3 percent fat. In order to avoid digestive issues, beware of overfeeding the rabbits and keep dietary variations to a minimum. Healthy treats such as oatmeal, fruits and vegetables are served in small teaspoon-sized portions.Full Answer >
Rabbits are capable of biting, and most commonly bite when scared, in distress or angry. Unwanted behavior in rabbits, such as biting, can be the result of unmet physical or psychological needs, according to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Full Answer >