Facts about American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits. The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit is a variety of rabbit that is similar in look to a Holland Lop Rabbit breed. However, this rabbit breed is a woolen rabbit variety and it will have wool analogous to the Angora rabbit breeds, even though the wool will be of a small variety. Actually, the American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit breeds came from pure Holland Lop Rabbit breeds, which have been crossed with some genus of other rabbit breeds back with the hairy gene. The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit breed was considered as a separate breed in 1988.
"Scientific name for American Fuzzy Lop 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.
Features of American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit
The American Fuzzy Lop is a small size rabbit that has a body weight, ranging from 3 lbs to 4 lbs (1.3 kg to 1.8 kg). The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits have an extremely compact body, which appears extremely muscular. The ears of this rabbit breed do not stand vertically, but rather they lop down the side of their face. They contain a small and even muzzle like that of a cat.
The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit breeds are revealed in two categories, derived from their color pattern. They come in a range of colors, such as Agouti, which is a combination of any color with white color. The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit body-colored will have a nose marking, eye circles, and tinted ears.
The pointed white colored American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits will have a pure white color body, and they have markings of different colors, such as either blue, black, chocolate, or lilac and they have these markings on their feet, tail, ears and nose.
The male American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit is called a buck and a female American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
Rabbits have long ears and the American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
The Self colored American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits will have a body color as blue, black, blue eyed white, chocolate, the red eyed white, or lilac, whereas the Shaded Rabbits will have a body color as Sable Point, Smoke Pearl, Siamese Sable, Blue Tortoise Shell and Tortoise Shell. Rabbits that come with the Wide Band color will have a Fawn or an Orange colored body.
Usually, an American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit, which is less than 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg) body weight and below the age of 6 months, will be considered as a junior rabbit. Male and female American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits that have a body weight of 4 lbs (1.8 kg) are considered intermediate rabbits.
A well-grown American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit with a good type of body will be short and closely coupled with well developed hindquarters and shoulders. It is smoothly rounded, heavily muscled, well balanced with other parts of the body, and they will have a limited body weight. The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit breeds have strong bones and thick, short legs.
American Fuzzy Lop 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 American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
Behavior of American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit
The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit is an active, good-humored, social animal with an excellent personality. They take pleasure in the attention of their possessor, in addition to the friendship of other rabbit breeds. The American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit breeds take pleasure in having toys, like a pine cone, plastic ball, a piece of soft wood, an old glove, or a stuffed sock. As the American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit breed is the combination of the Holland Lop and a French Angora Rabbit breeds, and as their name designates, they are extremely fuzzy, and make outstanding pets.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are born without fur and its eyes are closed and their eyes will open after 7 to 14 days of their birth.. 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.
Pet American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social. Female American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits can produce about 2 to 4 litters of bunnies per year with 4 to 6 babies.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
American Fuzzy Lop 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 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.
For bedding, give American Fuzzy Lop 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 American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit.