The Himalayan Rabbit is an inherent species in our country. The color of the body changes with the temperature. When the temperature is high, the whole body coat is white, and when the temperature is low, the standard jet black appears, that is, the color of the limbs and head changes to black.
Morphological Characteristics of Himalayan Rabbit
The Himalayan rabbit can change color, which may inherit the characteristics of its hare. The hare living in the wild will change its protective color due to changes in the weather. The Himalayan rabbit will wear a little black fur in the cold season. This is also inherited.
Himalayan rabbits weigh 1.1-2kg. The body is longer, and the head is long and narrow. The color is very special: the eyes are red, the ends of the body (tail, feet, ears, nose) are black, and the rest are all white. Black is determined by a recessive gene, and its phenotype is also affected by temperature. The temperature at the end of the rabbit’s body is lower than that of the trunk, and all body parts with a body temperature of less than 33 degC appear black. Use an ice pack to lower the temperature of the Himalayan rabbit’s back, and the back will appear black; if it returns to normal temperature, the black will fade. This is because the enzymes encoded by the hair color genes are only active below 33 degC. Of course, you can also put an ice bag on the rabbit’s back, and its back will be black!
Living Environment Himalayan Rabbit
The living environment of Himalayan rabbits mainly refers to the choice and arrangement of cages. Generally speaking, the cage when buying rabbits is not suitable for its life. Because the rabbit grows fast, the rabbit cage will quickly become smaller. Set up a reasonable environment for Himalayan rabbits.
The layout of the Himalayan rabbit cage: First of all, try not to use a net bottom. It is best to put a soft cushion or soft cloth on the bottom of the cage, because the rabbit’s hind feet are naturally equipped with a sensory pillow, which is used to detect enemy attacks. Standing on the bottom of the cage for a long time will cause the rabbit’s feet to grow meat, and the shape of the feet will become splayed feet. It is not good at walking, and it may resist being picked up. In addition, the rabbit will choose one of the four corners of the cage as a toilet seat, and the opposite corner is the sleeping bed. As long as a soft cloth is placed on the bed, it will rest assured.
The choice of cushion material for Himalayan rabbits: Laying of sawdust is a designated action to absorb urine, and to prevent the thrown rabbit fur from rising around. Remember to change it frequently, otherwise the rabbit is prone to skin diseases, such as toes Hair removal, cocooning, etc. It is best to put sawdust on the rabbit toilet. To train it to use the toilet, it is best to hold it in the toilet immediately when it has a bowel movement, so that it will know where it is “convenient”.
Main Points of Feeding Himalayan Rabbit
The diet of this rabbits must not only ensure health and nutrition, but also ensure safety and sanitation. Especially when feeding some green leafy vegetables, pesticide residues, food cleanliness, and moisture content will cause Himalayan rabbits to be incompatible. , So try to do the following.
Himalayan rabbits are herbivorous, so they have to supply unlimited grass hay. You can also add some cereal or teething feed to the feed. For the sake of nutrient balance, don’t just feed on the feed. When the Himalayan rabbits are 6 months old, try to eat some fresh and pollution-free vegetables, such as water spinach, celery, qingjiang vegetables, sweet potato leaves, carrots, etc. The detailed amount should be decided according to the physical condition of the Himalayan rabbit, but it is best not to overdose.
Because the Himalayan rabbit has poor detoxification function, please pay attention to the best without pesticides. It should be completely clean and clean. After washing, place it in a ventilated place and dry for 1 to 2 hours (not exposed to the sun), and then use the remaining water Wipe dry with kitchen towels. (It can’t be too wet, or it will have diarrhea, and it will be difficult to treat.) It should be noted that vegetables and fruits are not the same, and fruits are not recommended for Himalayan rabbits. Because fruit is a burden on the stomach and teeth of Himalayan rabbits. If you have to supply it, please do not exceed 1 to 2 tablespoons a day. In addition, the Himalayan rabbit needs to drink water, and cannot provided with raw water, it must be boiled cold water.