The Rex Rabbit is scientific name of this Rabbit. It is called the Rex Rabbit because of its appearance and fur resembling an otter. Rex rabbit is a breed of fur rabbits, which is very famous in my country and even in the world. Whether it is used for production and breeding or to improve breeds, Rex rabbit is a classic economic rabbit breed.
Morphological Characteristics of Rex rabbit
The Rex Rabbits we usually see are white, black and blue, but in fact, there are many colors of rex rabbits. As a breed of skin rabbits, this undoubtedly adds a little market share to the Rex Rabbit. The fur of Rex rabbits is of very good quality and is a good material for making leather coats and caps.
Rex rabbits are well-proportioned in shape, with meaty beards under their cheeks, long and erect ears, thin and curly hair and eyebrows, fine, thick, short and flat fur, a smooth and dazzling appearance, and a cool silky feel to the hand. Up to now, there are more than 90 colors. Among them, the United States has selected and confirmed 14 color types, including beaver color, white (including extra white), red, blue, and purple blue.
The head of the Rex Rabbit is small and long. The facial area occupies about 2/3 of the head length. It has a large mouth, a pointed mouth, a long mouth, and thick tentacles. Its eyes are large and almost round, and are located on both sides of the head. The single eye’s field of view angle exceeds 180 degrees. The eyes of rex rabbits have various colors, which are generally one of the important characteristics of different color types. For example, white rex rabbits are pink and black rex rabbits are dark brown. The ears are of medium length and can rotate freely. The neck is thick and short, and the outline is clearly visible. The chest cavity is small, the abdomen is larger, the back and waist are bent and slightly arched, the buttocks are wide and well-developed, the muscles are plump and well-developed. Five fingers on the front feet, four toes on the back feet, and claws of various colors.
Living Environment of Rex Rabbit
Rex Rabbits do not have high requirements for the environment. They are a breed that can adapt to the environment, but the owner must provide them with an excellent environment because this can ensure that the rex rabbits do not get sick to the greatest extent and grow healthy. The most important thing is the health of the fur. , To ensure economic benefits.
Making the rabbit cage: The side walls, back walls and feces holding boards of the rabbit cage are made of cement prefabricated boards. The cage is 76cm wide, 65cm long, and 46cm high. Bamboo board is used as the bottom of the cage. The width of the board is 2.5-3cm, and the gap between the plates is 2cm. There should be a distance of 14-18cm between the manure board and the bottom of the cage, and it should be 15 degree. The rear wall should have a small window for ventilation and light transmission. The door should be welded with galvanized iron wire, and it should be equipped with a grass frame and a drinking fountain.
Environmental Layout: In order to ensure fresh air in the rabbit house, skylights can be opened on the south-facing and sunny roofs, while avoiding draughts. The temperature in the rabbit house is generally maintained at 5-28 degC. The temperature of the adult rabbit house should be kept above 5 degC, and the young rabbit house should not be lower than 10 degC. The relative humidity in the house is 60%-65%, the noise is below 85 decibels, and the light is 20Lx. When ventilating, the air flow speed in the house shall not exceed 0.5m/s, 0.4m/s is better in summer, and 0.2m/s in winter. Harmful gases in the house should be restricted to the range of ammonia less than 30 cubic centimeters/cubic meter and carbon dioxide less than 3500 cubic centimeters/cubic meter. The young rabbits are reared in a single cage with a height of at least 0.5m and an area of 0.55 square meters, so as to ensure that the rabbits have enough space for activities.