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.
Advice 3: How to determine who will be like a child
Once the child is born the parents are trying to find in it similarities with him. Psychologists argue that similarity affects the occurrence of that very special feeling of intimacy, kinship and family.
Parents always easier to identify a resemblance, but more often different external characteristics mixed in a most peculiar way. There are certain laws: for example, the gene that is responsible for the dark color of the eye is strong or dominant, and, as a rule, if one of the parents has light eyes and the other dark is likely to win strong gene and the baby will be dark-eyed. But to prophesy about it with certainty is not necessary, because sometimes it happens that blue-eyed parents give birth to children with dark color eyes. So, things are more complicated, and it all rests on the notorious wrestling "strong" and "weak" genes. Or consider the question about hair color. If one of their parents "strong" gene of dark hair and the other had a "weak" gene bright, the childwill likely be born with dark hair. But his own children can have bright, so managed to get both of the gene as "weak" and "strong." And the resulting "weak" genes may interact with the same genes of the partner.
Genetic studies show that inherited moves and the facial expressions of the parents. Your toddler can the same way you pucker when you taste something sour, so as to stick out his lower lip when he hurt, so did her mouth half open in surprise. This is not always due to the fact that children simply adopt mimicry, copying the facial expressions of their parents. It turns out that even children blind from birth, who have no idea how to look mom and dad, inherit their facial expressions.
No doubt the fact that the nature of the child is determined by heredity. This is proved by observing twins who are brought up by different people in completely identical conditions. With all this, these children possess very similar characters. According to some intelligence is inherited with a probability of 60%. But, of course, the character of the child is not only pure genetics, but not less important education. Because the inherent nature of the characteristics and talents need ongoing support and development, otherwise they will remain at a rudimentary level. As an example, consider the musical talent. People that can boast of a musical ear, four times more often are born musically gifted children. But how many of them start to seriously pursue music at an early age? Genetics scientists also note that foster children always adopt many of the traits of their adoptive mothers and fathers.
In modern science there is such a thing as genetic examination. This procedure can with high probability predict or disprove problems that may arise in the unborn child. Examination conducted before pregnancy and during. Original knowledge about possible ailments the child is quite able to save him.
Advice 4: How to care for decorative rabbit
Pekingese – adorable animals. It's nice to take the furry creature in his hands, to stroke. It is possible to keep the house, if you know what to feed, how to water and how to care for them.
Necessary for the proper care
Together with the decorative Bunny and "dowry" for him. It consists of:
- the toilet;
Cage should be spacious for the pet to move freely there. Required removable drip tray, then the cage is easy to clean.
It put the house, where the rabbit will sleep during the night and sometimes sleep during the day. If the cage is large, on the other hand put the litter tray for kittens. In it and on the bottom of the cell sprinkle granulated wood filler.
Sale special – for rodents and rabbits. You can buy cat, but a small fraction. Thanks to the filler in the apartment will not smell of feces. It will save time, effort owners. It will be enough to clean the cage every 3-5 days.
It is important to periodically buy animal hay, which is not only litter, but also part of his feed. The menu included rabbit and grain. In pet stores sell special balanced feed. In addition grains include dried fruits, vegetables, herbs, minerals and other useful components.
In the animal's diet should be fresh vegetables: carrots, apples, and dried. Contrary to popular belief, a lot of cabbage to the rabbits, as the excess of its bad effect on digestion of the animal.
The same applies to raw potatoes and beets. They need to give in very small quantities and infrequently.
A rabbit should always be water. He's drinking from a special trough which is suspended to the upper side of the cell. The water must be changed frequently, especially in summer. You need to wash a bowl brush for bottles.
Water should be the animal always. Even if he is eating enough juicy fruits and vegetables. Decorative rabbit consumes the grain, the hay, so occasionally drink.
Summer in the country for animal care easier. You can build a decorative rabbit paddock, and he will graze on a warm day on the grass. Don't forget that it is burrowing animals, therefore, are undermining the pen from the bottom and out of him. Better to make a fence down the sides mesh netting with large cells, and sometimes transferring it to a new location where there is fresh grass.
The city is also possible sometimes to take a walk with your pet, putting him on a leash with a harness. It is important not to forget that he doesn't need to stay out of the sun, as this can result in warm stroke. Enough partial shade.
In the cold season it can run in the kitchen, the hallway, the room, as the movement of the rabbit is necessary.
Advice 5: How to distinguish decorative rabbit
Decorative rabbits - touching and miniature creatures that are specifically intended for the maintenance of the apartment. They are becoming increasingly popular as Pets. But not everyone knows how do they differ from normal rabbits, common in agriculture. How to avoid mistakes buying a pet? What should you consider when selecting it?
Decorative rabbit it is advisable to purchase from professional breeders who can provide pedigree of the animal and all necessary documents or, alternatively, at the pet store. If you offers the rabbit some of your friends or your attention was drawn to the cute animals on the market, you should pay attention to which species they belong. Otherwise, you risk becoming the owner of a conventional meat of rabbit.
The main difference between decorative rabbit meat - its small size. Conventional decorative rabbit even in adulthood does not weigh more than 2.5 kg, while meat rabbit is able to grow and gain weight up to 8 kg. There are also decorative dwarf rabbits, they are very small - no more than 1,5 kg. the Weight of an ordinary decorative rabbit in two months is about 300 grams, and the weight of the dwarf - less than half.
Small decorative rabbit can be distinguished from ordinary ears. Decorative rabbits ears short - 1-3 cm and in adult rabbits ears grow to 5 cm Ears meat rabbit much longer.
In addition, decorative rabbits can be distinguished by the characteristic inherent to various breeds. One of the most popular types of ornamental rabbits is called a "sheep". Their ears are characterized in that at the age of one to two months to be a hanging. Sometimes the lugs have a "sheep" for the first time fall asymmetrically: one descends and the other continues to stand upright. But this is a temporary age-related phenomenon. As an adult, the rabbit sticking out of the ear indicates a lack of purity of the breed. "Sheep" - one of the most unpretentious species of ornamental rabbits.
Quite different from the other rabbits of breed "Reks". They have very short fur, to the touch similar to plush. This unusual feature makes these rabbits more susceptible to fungal and infectious diseases - in fact, the protective function of the skin they reduced. But the dwarf Angora rabbit and Fox breeds, wool much longer than usual. In addition, they feature an eye-catching tassels on the ears. When selecting such a rabbit should be remembered that its long coat requires thorough daily grooming.
When choosing a rabbit to pay attention to a number of indicators, testifying to his health. The kid must be clean ears, dry nose, shiny eyes, thick fur. The vigor and activity of the animal is also the key to its health.
The best age of rabbit to purchase is 2-3 months.
Advice 6: How to teach a Bunny to the toilet
Preferences of people change, children beg their parents to buy the dog, and rabbit. Adults do not realize that baby can be trained to go to the toilet in the usual tray. It is actually very simple, the principle of accustoming to the tray similar to that used for cats or miniature dogs. If the rabbit is available, but does not want to even see the tray, then the time has not yet come. The best is 2-3 months, at this age, eared something beginning to understand.
Purchase a tray with low sides and put inside the sawdust, small straw, or a regular filler. Some rabbits eat the straw, therefore its use is undesirable, unless, of course, you don't want to make the kid took it as a feeder.
Remind silly on the tray. If the floor formed a puddle, a little scold him and take it to the toilet. Let him sit and think, you should blame the rabbit, but not much. To beat them in any case impossible, they are too fragile and delicate creatures.
Rabbits, like many animals, prefer to go to the toilet where you already have their scent. Do not forget to carefully wash the floors and clean the carpets to make eared off the former place, where to go to him was strictly forbidden. Wet the napkin in the urine and put it in the tray. The baby will begin to sniff and to navigate by smell, so it will be in the right place.
Decorative rabbits are intelligent, they understand what is required of them and within a week you start to go to the toilet is strictly in the tray. Remind your toddler often and at the slightest success praise him. Only patience and calmness, not everything can happen at once.