Buy decorative rabbit with a pedigree or the breeder. In this case you will get documents that are already specified, "girl" or "boy" you are purchasing. We cannot exclude the possibility that the breeder made a mistake in determining gender, but still, it's unlikely. Buying rabbit in a conventional store, you risk to get a pet the wrong gender, even if the sellers assure you that own this information.
If you do decide to purchase a pet at a pet shop, buy rabbit at the age of 3-4 months. To determine the sex at a very young animal, but to do it yourself is not easy. When you grow up and achieving a Bunny 3-4 months in males, the testicles descend, and they are easy to see near the penis hole. Very young rabbits gender is also determined by the sexual organs, but true enough it can make only an experienced breeder.
Flip a rabbit on the back, pull the tail and look into his groin. The male you will see two eggs. Need to know what the testicles do rabbits not like the testicles of dogs or cats. They resemble two bright pink swelling. Sometimes the owners even confuse them with the disease.
To determine the sex of a Bunny can be and secondary sexual characteristics. Males usually smaller than females. However, the figure of the "boys" stronger. Females have a narrow head. On the belly in "girls" two rows of nipples.
Some rabbit owners claim that to determine gender by behavior of the animal. Males are often more active, playful, while females are more calm. However, you should not rely on these signs - often males acting like females and Vice versa. And those and others are friendly enough to people, to care for rabbits is easy. So if you don't fundamentally matter which one to take - a boy or a girl, select the pet who likes you apparently.
Advice 2: How to bathe a Bunny
Specialists in the breeding of ornamental rabbits do not recommend them to bathe without the need at all. Wool rabbit has the ability to cleanse itself and exposure to excessive moisture violates the imbalance of the skin. Therefore, to wash the animal should be rare and in case of emergency.
You will need
- Basin (basin), thermometer, food (any one they like animal), double trap (sponge), bath towel (at least 5 pieces).
Prepare a basin of water. The water temperature should be 38-40 degrees. If you make the water colder, a rabbit may freeze and catch a cold. This is unacceptable, because catarrhal diseases of these animals is almost not treated.
Give the rabbit carrots, cabbage or other foods that he especially likes. Stroke its coat in the direction of its growth. This way you will calm the pet.
Remember that during water procedures, you cannot use any detergents as they will affect the balance of the fur of the rabbit. Instead, you can use a sponge, a Terry mitten or just to wash the animal with his hands.
Place rabbit in a bowl or tub with water to the desired temperature, Pat gently pour some water. RUB your hands all dirty places on the dog's fur, avoiding the eye area and ears. Watering of eyes and ears is strictly forbidden, as this will provoke the emergence of otitis media that decorative rabbits not treated.
When rinsing the rabbit water it is important not to use the shower. Better if there will be a container of warm, clear water. Carefully remove rabbit from water and cover it with a towel. After the towel gets wet, it must change and continue to wipe the rabbit to do as the drying of pet. Completely dry animal put on the floor, again treat with food and stroke. You need to sweet talk with the animal, so it is not offended. Decorative rabbits are very clean and rarely get dirty, but if the need arose in washing them, it is better to do it with the least harm to the psyche of the animal.
In any case, do not accelerate drying with the help of household appliances scare the decorative Bunny and will adversely affect his nervous system.
Any manipulation of the water is stressful for the animal. Psychologically rabbit perceives such procedures as the application of grievances and maybe long afterwards to Express their dissatisfaction to the owner.