The end of the year is approaching, leaving the old and welcoming the new, and the Year of the Rabbit is coming. Rabbits have a long history as a family pet, and I believe many people will not be unfamiliar. Compared with cats and dogs, rabbits do not need to go out, are quieter without noise, have a small probability of hurting people, and can understand their names and simple instructions, so it is most appropriate to have one to accompany children. And in recent years, the trend of scientific rabbit breeding has prevailed, and the rabbits that have been raised by science are no longer very smelly, unkind, and easy to hang as they are, but can bring a lot of joy to our lives. So have you considered raising a rabbit of your own in the Year of the Rabbit?
兔子有哪些品种？ What are their characteristics?
The most common on the market is the white rabbit, the coat color is flawless like snow, the eyes are as bright as onyx, especially when I was a child, it was like a white snow ball, and the cute appearance was very cute. But in fact, rabbits also contain multiple varieties, which are classified by body size, origin, coat color, etc. Here are a few common rabbits on the market, let's see what kind of rabbit you want to have!
Meat rabbit is one of the most common rabbits in mainland China, a typical "Chinese pastoral rabbit"; It is characterized by a pointed face and long ears, and is nicknamed "donkey-faced rabbit" and "large-eared donkey". The coat color of the meat rabbit is mainly white, but there are also black, gray, yellow, white yellow flowers and other colors. The meat rabbit can reach more than 7 pounds when it is an adult, and its size is large, but don't be deceived by its cute childhood~
Although the meat rabbit is the most ordinary, unlike the small cute of the pygmy rabbit, nor like the lop-eared rabbit's honest, but it is the most docile and dear of all rabbits, almost obedient to you, very heel, very recommended for novices to try for the first time.
Market price: 20-50
2. Dwarf rabbit
Double-blooded dwarf rabbit
The pygmy rabbit is a relatively common and popular rabbit in the pet market in the past two years, but beware of the scam. Let's first look at the characteristics of purebred double-blooded pygmy rabbits: pygmy rabbits usually have very short ears, standing upright on the head, and only the tip of the little finger is large in childhood: its face shape is more rounded and full than that of the meat rabbit, and the adult male rabbit has a bun shape after his gills, and the front can be "convex" shape, which I personally think is the best face shape among all rabbits. Adult purebred pygmy rabbits are about 1-2 pounds, because they are small and eat less, which is a small master of saving food. The dwarf rabbit has a lively personality, a relatively slow and independent personality, and prefers to find a place to stay by himself.
The author's own domesticated single-blooded dwarf rabbit
Let's talk about the "shoddy" single-blooded dwarf rabbit of pet sellers in the flower and bird market. The author's own domestic is a single-blooded dwarf (pictured above). Single-blood dwarf rabbit is generally an ordinary meat rabbit, Dodge rabbit, single-blood dwarf rabbit, phoenix-eyed begonia rabbit as the mother, purebred double-blood dwarf rabbit as a breeding male, is a kind of mixed-race rabbit (generally do not choose pure-blood female rabbit to breed, the general fetus is easy to be difficult to deliver). Although the blood is not pure, the single-blooded dwarf rabbit is indeed the author's most recommended breeding, which combines the advantages of meat rabbit relatives, good skin to feed, not easy to get sick, and the genes of the dwarf rabbit also affect its ear length, face shape and body shape, will not donkey face, adult weight is only 3-6 pounds, moderate food intake. The advantages of "mixed-blood" are vividly reflected in the single-blooded dwarf rabbit.
Everyone does not need to be too entangled in single blood and double blood when choosing a dwarf rabbit, as long as you really like it and the price is moderate~
Market price: purebred double blood 1000-3000 single blood (80-300)
3. Lop-eared rabbits
Often mistaken as a puppy rabbit is lop-eared rabbit, and dwarf rabbit, there is also a single blood and double blood, single blood large body size more than 4-7 pounds, double blood small body size is 2-3 pounds, here is not much introduction. The lop-eared rabbit also has a super high appearance, the ears naturally hang down, the rabbit head is round like a ball, the body is also chubby and fluffy, and it feels very good. Especially when the lop-eared rabbit is running, its ears will swing up and down with the steps, and it looks lively and active, like a puppy.
Market price: double blood 800-2000 single blood: 100-300
4. Phoenix-eyed begonia rabbit
Phoenix-eyed begonia rabbit, also known as "panda rabbit", is characterized by a circle of "black eyes", and it is not simply round, but the appearance of danphoenix eyes, so it is named phoenix-eyed begonia, which is a very characteristic rabbit. The pygmy begonia rabbit is native to Germany, and after being introduced into China, it is mostly crossed with the long-haired Shih Tzu rabbit, and the common ones on the market are long-haired phoenix-eyed Shih Tzu. The hair is long and smooth, the eyes are large and round, and the Danfeng eyeliner is drawn, which is a "big beauty".
Market price: 150-400
5. Cats and rabbits
Cat Cat Rabbit is a name that is only called in China. The cat cat rabbit is actually a hybrid of the angora rabbit, the lion rabbit and the dwarf rabbit, without a specific appearance, only looking at the genetic proportion of the three "ancestor rabbits". But clever Chinese merchants still found commonality among them, because their hair is relatively long and can cover their faces; The tip of the ear is triangular, like kitten ears, Chinese merchants gave it a nice name "covered face cat cat rabbit", is it suddenly playful and cute, suddenly have the desire to buy! One spread ten, ten spread hundred, the name cat cat rabbit became popular throughout the country.
Although the cat cat rabbit has the blood of the giant rabbit-angora rabbit, the adult cat cat rabbit is not large, only 4-6 pounds. Long hair is great for repairing all kinds of beautiful shapes, or you can comb small braids and clip beautiful hair accessories. Girls who love to dress up dolls must have one~
Market price: 80-300
6. Angora rabbit (Angora)
Angora rabbit is the world's most famous furry rabbit, its hair is slender, soft and very thick, because it is named like an angora goat, netizens are also jokingly called "grass mud rabbit". The Angora rabbit is large and can weigh up to 20 pounds in size. It is not simply "silly big", huge body, soft fluff, can be hugged full, loved by little girls, and even because of the fluff hanging from the ears, think that it is the prototype of "Star Delu". Angora rabbit is now the god of wealth of major theme cafes and dessert shops, and a few giant rabbits with quiet relatives squat in the store, and customers involuntarily enter the store to consume!
Market price: 160-500
What to talk about next: What to prepare for raising a rabbit?
Although the rabbit is not expensive, and it does not "talk" like cats and dogs, it is also a very spiritual little animal, and the little head can be smart, knowing whether you are good or bad for it (there are many examples of scared rabbits being "retaliated" by rabbits ~). 既然选择养它了就要对它好好负责哟哦！
The next few articles will be covered in detail:
- What items should I prepare to raise a rabbit?
- What does the behavior of the rabbit stomp and spin in circles mean?
- Can rabbits really only eat hay and drink water?
- What does Bunny like about you?
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