Facts about Creme D’ Argent Rabbits. The Creme D’ Argent Rabbit is a domestic breed of rabbit that is native to France and it was developed between the middle part and the last part of the nineteenth century.
"Scientific name for Creme D’ Argent 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.
The Creme D’ Argent Rabbits were fairly popular for their strange fur. During the 1920s and 1930's, the "Creme D’ Argent Rabbits" were exported from France, England, and Germany to the United States. This is the first rabbit breed that was brought to America during or earlier than 1924. The Creme D’ Argent Rabbit initial importations were developed pure and crossed with other rabbit breeds, like the Golden Palomino. The Creme D’ Argent Rabbits rabbit breed was developed especially for their meat type, not like other rabbits that match the original European rabbit standard for the Creme D’ Argent Rabbits breed.
Even though the Creme D'Argent rabbit breed struggled initially, their beautiful coloration attracted to fanciers of the United States. Nowadays, the Creme D’ Argent Rabbit breed is a rare rabbit breed in all countries in the world, except in the United Kingdom and the United States. The worldwide population of this rabbit breed is estimated to be less than 1000 rabbits, consistent with the Crème d’Argent Rabbit Federation and the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
Features of Creme D’ Argent Rabbit
The Creme d'Argent rabbit is a large size rabbit breed such that the female rabbits are somewhat heavier than the males, with the body weight ranging from 8.5 lbs to 11 lbs (3.9 kg to 5 kg), whereas the males have a body weight between 8 lbs and 10.5 lbs (3.6 kg and 4.7 kg). The coat of the Creme D’ Argent Rabbit breed is extremely thick, glossy, and soft and the hairs lie close to their body. However, the Creme D’ Argent Rabbits will need grooming once in a week by means of a slicker brush to prevent it from turning out to be matted. The Creme D’ Argent Rabbits have a creamy white color body, with an orange under color, which is beneficial for this rabbit breed to descend as far as possible.
In rabbit shows, the whole body of Creme d'Argent rabbit breed is evenly and reasonably interspersed with more elongated orange color hairs to provide them with a different creamy effect when observed from a distance. The Creme D’ Argent Rabbits have bold and dark brown color eyes, with well-rounded ears and their toenails are horn colored. The female Creme D’ Argent Rabbits are capable of offering birth to 5 to 8 kits for each litter and the Creme D’ Argent Rabbits are well-known for their excellent mothering skills. This rabbit breed has a relaxed and likable character that makes them a good option as a breed for novices to rabbits.
Creme 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 Creme D’ Argent Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
Pet Creme D’ Argent Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a Creme D’ Argent Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social.
In addition to the sweet character and passive personality the Creme d'Argent rabbit breed makes a dramatic show animal. This rabbit breed is a variety of one among the oldest breeds of showy rabbit from France. The unique feature of the Creme D’ Argent Rabbits breed is that its coat will change in color as it grows older. Though the rabbit is born with an orange color body, the color of its body will become as it gets older. The Creme D’ Argent Rabbit breeds are usually fairly calm and take pleasure in the attention. However, in spite of its sweet nature and arresting beauty, this rabbit breed is rarer than several of the other rabbit breeds.
The male Creme D’ Argent Rabbit is called a buck and a female Creme D’ Argent Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
Creme D’ Argent Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm) and can be longer. Creme D’ Argent Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
Creme 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.. 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.
Creme D’ Argent Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a Creme D’ Argent Rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. Creme D’ Argent Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
Creme D’ Argent Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
Creme D’ Argent Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. Creme D’ Argent Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
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 Creme D’ Argent Rabbit.
Creme 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 Creme 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.
For bedding, give Creme 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.