Facts about English Spot Rabbits. The English Spot Rabbit is a domestic rabbit breed, which was developed during the nineteenth century in England through selective breeding. The English Spot Rabbit breed is most renowned by the unique colored markings on its body. The English Spot Rabbit is the most recognized breed for their inquisitive and fun loving temperament.
Features of English Spot Rabbit
The English Spot is an average-sized breed, with the body weight, ranging from 5 lbs to 8 lbs (2.3 kg to 3.6 kg). The English Spot Rabbit breed comes in seven different colors, such as black, chocolate, blue, gray, gold, tortoise and lilac. The English Spot Rabbits have a complete arch body, with elongated front legs that take them off the table, screening daylight under their belly.
The hips of the English Spot Rabbit are well rounded and are broader than their shoulders to some extent. The English Spot Rabbit have elongated and slender legs and their back legs are parallel to their body. The ears of the English Spot Rabbit are vertical and it is a well marked rabbit breed.
The English Spot Rabbit breed is recognized by its six kinds of body markings, such as butterfly, eye circles, boldness spots, colored ears, herringbone, and a sequence of spots.
The butterfly marking is a butterfly spot around its nose and if observing straight at the nose of the English Spot Rabbit, the butterfly marking will peak in the center and encompass a wing on both sides.
Eye circles are firm colored circles around both eyes of the English Spot Rabbit breed.
The boldness or cheek spots of the rabbit are the colored dots below their eye on both sides of the English Spot Rabbit breed.
The herringbone is a straight, solid stripe that runs from the foot of the English Spot Rabbit ears to the tip of their tail along their backbone.
English Spot Rabbit. "Scientific name for English Spot Rabbit is Oryctolagus cuniculus". "Fear of Rabbits Leporiphobia". All rabbit breeds are "lagomorphs" various plant-eating mammal of the order Lagomorpha ; a hare, rabbit, or pika
A sequence of spots is the most recognized feature of the English Spot rabbit breed, which sweeps both sides of the body of the rabbit, running from the base of their neck to their hind legs.
Diet of English Spot Rabbit
As the English Spot rabbits lead an active way of life, they will have a hearty appetite. Similar to most rabbit breeds, in the captive, the English Spot Rabbits are fed with a vital component of the diet, such as hay. English Spot 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 English Spot 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. The English Spot Rabbit diet should consist of 70% of Hay and make sure they have fresh water every day.
Breeding of English Spot Rabbit
The female English Spot Rabbit will promote young effortlessly, habitually raising her juvenile with the litter of other rabbit breeds. The female English Spot Rabbits are capable of offering birth to 5 to 7 offspring per litter, usually, after a gestation period of 30 to 32 days. Of a standard litter, 25% will have limited markings, 25% will be a solid color, and 50% will have all the necessary markings of the English Spot Rabbit. The partly marked juveniles usually have a mustache like that of Charlie Chaplin and thus, they are commonly called as 'charlies'.
A pregnant English Spot Rabbit will need enough food to bear her and her juvenile. The female rabbit will make a hole in the straw and start lining the nest with hair that she pulls from her abdomen, so as to protect her litter and maintain them warm. When the kits attain the age of eight weeks, the kits will be separated from the mother rabbit. English Spot Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm). English Spot Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
English Spot 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 English Spot Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
Pet English Spot Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a English Spot Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social.
English Spot Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. English Spot Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. English Spot Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
For bedding, give English Spot 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 English Spot Rabbit.
English Spot Rabbits are born without fur and its eyes are closed. Half of the rabbits in the world live in North America. English Spot 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.
Behavior of English Spot Rabbit
The English Spot rabbit is an active breed of rabbit, requiring one or two hours to run around every day. As this rabbit breed has an arched type of body, it is judged when it runs the length of a table that allows the type of the body of the animal to be completely assessed. .
The male English Spot Rabbit is called a buck and a female English Spot Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
English Spot Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. English Spot Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
English Spot Rabbits