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Giant Rabbit Breed

Rabbits are probably the most popular of pets after cats and dogs, and their cute and cuddly appearances make them only more endearing and irresistible.

Having a pet rabbit however, requires that you not be too taken in by their innocent demeanor as they can be rather notorious animals when left out of their cages unsupervised. Rabbits are broadly classified into around 40 species that are spread across the world.

Caring for a rabbit not the walk in the park task that some might expect when looking at these furry animals. In fact, most of them will actually tend to be rather notorious when let out of their cage unsupervised.

Most rabbits have an uncanny habit of chewing on any loose cables that might be lying around the house – causing significant destruction to most of the appliances and electronic equipment within the household. Uncontrolled growth of wild rabbit populations in fact are a cause of huge economic damage in parts of the world. Caring for large rabbit breeds will be even more of a problem as some giant rabbit breeds can grow to be as big as spaniels. One of the largest rabbit breeds is known as the German Grey Giant and these animals are known to grow as large as some mid sized dogs. When caring for any member of the giant rabbit breeds, one must take into account factors such as their natural environment and how well it can be mimicked in a domestic setup as well as how much food they will require to be fed on a regular basis.

Large Rabbit Breeds

Giant rabbit breeds can be fed appropriate quantities of dry pellets during the day that should be available at your local pet store and substantial quantities of good quality hay towards the evenings to allow them their more natural diets. As a generalization of giant rabbit breeds, however, the biggest of them is known as the Flemish giant and, on an average, they are likely to weight in about 15 pounds. One of the distinctive features of these giant rabbit breeds is the kind of fur that they sport. The fur is usually very soft while the temperament of the animal is rather docile and friendly. It is because of these components of the animal’s character that they are highly regarded as domestic pets. Housing a Flemish giant will require you to make special consideration with regards to the animal’s cage and the smallest cages that they can be housed in measure in at about 30 by 48 inches.

  Submitted on September 24, 2010