Facts about Champagne d'Argent Rabbits. The "Champagne d'Argent Rabbit" is a small rabbit breed which is one among the oldest recognized rabbit breeds. At first, this rabbit was acknowledged as the French Silver rabbit because of its silvery coat.
"Scientific name for Champagne d'Argent Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus". "Fear of Rabbits Leporiphobia". All rabbit breeds are "lagomorphs" various plant-eating mammal of the order Lagomorpha ; a hare, rabbit, or pika.
Once, the rabbit was valued for its pelt, despite the fact that it was a common rabbit breed. The Champagne d'Argent Rabbit is also highly valued for their meat. After the introduction of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit breed, there was an increased demand for this breed and there was a considerable increase in the development of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit breed. To meet the demand, the rabbit breeders started developing the Champagne d'Argent rabbit to a huge level with quick growth for their fat and solid meat.
The Champagne d'Argent rabbit has a smaller body size and, usually, an adult rabbit will have a maximum body weight that ranges from 9.5 lbs to 12 lbs (4.3 kg to 5.5 kg). The under color of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit breed is portrayed as dark slate blue, with a bluish white color body. The Champagne d'Argent Rabbit breeds have elongated jet black hairs interspersed in their coat to generate a silvery tone when observed from a distance.
The body of the Champagne d'Argent rabbit breed is medium in length, with strong hips and loin and a slightly curved back. The Champagne d'Argent Rabbit have well-developed rib-section, shoulders, which are packed with solid firm flesh. The color of the nose, ears, feet, and tail are the same as that of the color of the coat of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit breed. The Champagne d'Argent Rabbits have a thick and silky fur, lying loosely on their body. The Champagne d'Argent Rabbits are more renowned for the color of their fur than the type of their body.
The midsection of the body of the Champagne d'Argent breed is wide, solid, and meaty, holding as much flesh as possible down each side all through its entire body length. The loin of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit is wide and deep, bearing as much flesh as possible and it is balanced closely with their hips. Their hips are wide, soft, well rounded, and crammed with heavy, solid flesh. The lower sides of their hips are well developed. The curved back of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit shows a gradual rise, beginning at the base of their neck and reaching its maximum point over the center of their hips directly, and after that, rounding downward to the foot of the tail.
The bone structure of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit is fine to average fine, allowing for the manufacture of additional meat for each pound than most other saleable rabbit breeds. A dress-out proportion of 70% and a high meat to bone ratio can be attained. The maximum percentage of meat is in the hind legs and in the loin of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit breed.
Kids of the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit are born with a pure black body color. This black color will start becoming silver after three weeks of their birth. The color of the body will again turn into silvery gray color when they attain the age of six months. Usually, kids will attain a body weight that ranges from 4 lbs to 4.5 lbs (1.8 kg to 2.0 kg) after two months of their birth.
The male Champagne d'Argent Rabbit is called a buck and a female Champagne d'Argent Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm). Champagne d'Argent Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits are born without fur and its eyes are closed and their eyes will open after 7 to 14 days of their birth.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits as pets enjoy wet food, carrots, hay or lettuce, dark leaf lettuce is good. (Iceberg lettuce contains too much water and too little fiber to be suitable.) Limit giving them fruit with sugar in it. Alfalfa provides the high caloric content necessary for baby bunnies development. Once Champagne d'Argent Rabbits reach seven months of age, gradually switch them over to timothy hay, oat hay, or orchard grass. Avoid giving them yard clippings, since grass is often sprayed with fertilizer, insecticides, pesticides, and other chemicals rabbits should not be eating. Their diet should consist of 70% of timothy hay and make sure they have fresh water every day. Pet Champagne d'Argent Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a Champagne d'Argent Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social. Female Champagne d'Argent Rabbits can produce about 2 to 4 litters of bunnies per year with 4 to 6 babies.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a Champagne d'Argent Rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. Champagne d'Argent Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a Champagne d'Argent Rabbits teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. Champagne d'Argent Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. Champagne d'Argent Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
For bedding, give Champagne d'Argent Rabbits wood pellets or aspen. You can use pelleted horse bedding. Do not give them pine or cedar. Clean the cage with either white vinegar or a cage safe cleaner; don’t use bathroom cleaner or other things that are toxic for the pet cage.
De-worming is a major concern and should be done in the spring and fall. A pea sized amount of de-worming paste in the rabbit's mouth is sufficient for the Champagne d'Argent Rabbit.
Half of the rabbits in the world live in North America. Rabbits are comfortable living in groups. European rabbits like to live in burrows underground. Warren is known as a group of burrows. Cottontail Rabbits are the only rabbit that does not live under ground.
Champagne d'Argent Rabbits have an outstanding sense of vision, smell and hearing. Having eyes on the side of their head and being so big, gives them nearly 360 degrees vision, allowing them to see predators from all directions. The Champagne d'Argent Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.