Facts about Standard Chinchilla Rabbits. The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit is a domestic breed of rabbit that is one of the three rabbit varieties of the Chinchilla variety rabbits. The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit breed is chiefly bred for their coat that also looks like other Chinchilla Rabbit breeds. The Standard Chinchilla Rabbits are not associated with and cannot be crossed with Chinchilla Rabbit breeds, which are a variety of rodents. Generally, all rabbit breeds are lagomorphs.
Features of Standard Chinchilla Rabbit
The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit is the original Chinchilla Rabbit breed with the bigger versions being created from it. The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit is not excessively heavy, and not excessively small and fragile. The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit breed has a solid body and rollback fur, with the body weight that ranges from 5.5 lbs to 7 lbs (2.5 kg to 3.1 kg).
The Standard Chinchilla breed is both a beautiful rabbit and one among the most significant rabbit breeds to the growth of the rabbit fancy of America. The show up feature of the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit breed is its thick rollback coat, a curly colored coat, mixed with white and black. The small body weight and the smaller body size of this rabbit make it extremely easy to handle. The body size of the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit also makes it perfect for a small family, desiring to put a modest rabbit meat on the table.
The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit is the first breed among the three Chinchilla Rabbit breeds acknowledged in the United States. The ancestor of this rabbit breed is not only the other “Chin” rabbit breeds, but the colored Chinchilla Rabbit, as well, which appears as a variety in some other rabbit breeds. The color of the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit first appeared in France during 1919, with genes of the Himalayan Rabbit, Blue Beveren Rabbit, and a wild rabbit, playing a vital role in its makeup.
"Scientific name for Standard Chinchilla 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.
Instantly, the breeders of the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit breeds observed that the animal is greatly worth the value for its fur. The original breed caused a feeling that spread almost everywhere that these rabbit breeds were developed, but nowhere had it attracted so much notice like in the United States. Standard Chinchilla Rabbits were the next immense thing following the Belgian Hare Rabbits. Commercial procedures were set up to create them in mass. Later, thousands of Chinchilla Rabbits, including the Standard Chinchilla Rabbits were registered with the association during the 1920’s that would turn out to be the Rabbit Breeders Association of America.
Standard Chinchilla Rabbits are born with without fur and its eyes closed. 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.
Nowadays, the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit still survives under the shadow of the American and Giant Rabbit versions. It is strange, as although this rabbit breed consistently has a larger amount of breeders, the American and Giant rabbit breeds get much more exposure.
Temperament of Standard Chinchilla Rabbit
As an additional bonus, Standard Chinchilla Rabbits have friendly, passive temperaments, making them appropriate pets for both kids and adults.
The male Standard Chinchilla Rabbit is called a buck and a female Standard Chinchilla Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
Standard Chinchilla Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm). Standard Chinchilla Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
Standard Chinchilla 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 the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit to see predators from all directions. The Standard Chinchilla Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
Pet Standard Chinchilla Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a Standard Chinchilla Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social. Female Standard Chinchilla Rabbits can produce about 2 to 4 litters of bunnies per year with 4 to 6 babies.
Standard Chinchilla Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. Standard Chinchilla Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a Standard Chinchilla Rabbit teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
Standard Chinchilla Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
Standard Chinchilla Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. Standard Chinchilla Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. Standard Chinchilla Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
Standard Chinchilla Rabbits as pets enjoy wet food like carrots, hay or lettuce and dark leaf lettuce. (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 Standard Chinchilla 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 Hay and make sure they have fresh water every day.
For bedding, give Standard Chinchilla 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.
The average lifespan of the Standard Chinchilla Rabbit ranges from 5 years to 8 years