Rabbits are a widely popular pet choice for many households out there. These fluffy rodents are a part of the Leporidae family, and their natural habitats vary from across the globe. They’re well known for their impressive abilities to reproduce many offsprings at a speedy rate – animals like these are part of the Vivipar family. In the wild, rabbits are wild life mostly found in Africa and spread evenly to Europe. On 1912, rabbits are officially classified as a part of the Lagomorpha family.
More often than not, breeders would raise rabbits of their own for two different reasons: as animal companions, or to harvest their meat – though the latter isn’t as common as you’d think. Despite whatever reason a breeder might be for taking an interest in raising rabbits, one of the most well loved rabbit subspecies of the general public falls under the Anggora subspecies. Their fluffy features and endearing looks has captured the hearts of many.
The Anggora subspecies is best known for their thick long fur and an overall fluffy features. They fall under the luxurious sub species, and as their fabulous looks would suggest, Anggora rabbits must be given a special beauty routine to maintain their overall glow and healthy fur. Aside from the proper grooming routine that is, a nutritional feed is also required to provide the much needed daily vitamin intake.
When it comes to a proper feed, the choices breeders could make are endless. There are organic options, over-the-counter pre packaged, and feed you could assemble yourself. Regardless of the choices breeders could choose from that goes in line with their different circumstances, be sure to do prior research to know what is best for your farm. However, to those breeders who much prefer to opt for an organic feed, there are general safe-for-all ingredients to choose from.
In this very article, we would be listing these ingredients as mentioned. So without further ado, here are the foods you could provide for your Anggora rabbits.
There’s a common understanding that all rabbit are herbivores – which in most cases is true, especially for Anggora rabbits. In the wild, Anggora rabbits feed on grass from a young age up to their adulthood. In have been imprinted in their evolution that some rabbits in the wild exclusively feed on grass alone.
Grass are also known for having packed with important nutrients and vitamins that would have helped maintain their overall health. Despite being a natural feed, breeders should still keep a closer eye on the actual types of grass that you could feed to your farm. Two of the most common and healthy feed you could provide them would be the Legetan grass and the Bandotan grass. These grass are also easily accessible in the wild or at your local pet shop.
Hay, or dried up grass, is another natural feed mostly provided by rabbit breeders everywhere. Much similar to their non-dried counterparts, hay is packed with natural nutrients and vitamins that could help rabbits grow and maintain their overall health. The only drawback hays have would be their insufficient water content. However, this can be easily compensated by providing water feed next to their solid feed.
For breeders who value the right balance of convenience and nutritional intakes, feeding your Anggora rabbits over-the-counter pellets is a common preference in comparison to organic feed. Breeders could purchase these pellets at their local pet shops, or have them prescribed by a professional nutritionist to be able to tailor the right amount of vitamins for your farm’s individual needs. Most of these pellets are affordable and easily accessible, though the needs of the breeders for their own farm and their circumstances will play an undeniable factor to their choice. This is why breeders are strongly advised to do more prior research on the matter before recklessly purchasing a packet of your own.
As the cartoon would often suggest, Anggora rabbits have taken a kind fondness to carrots. This vegetable is highly concentrated in vitamins and nutrients that help their overall health such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and many more. Carrots help rabbits reach their maximum growth, while in the same time maintain their overall healthy immune system. Breeders are left with several choices on their preferred way of feeding this vegetable – that ranges from dicing them up to bite size pieces, or even feeding and peeling the vegetable as a whole.
Aside from carrots, a popular vegetable most breeders would opt to feed their rabbit farm would be kale. Though kale has high concentrated water value in them, breeders should still maintain a close eye on the doses and avoid from overfeeding them. It is also advised that breeders do not substitute their rabbits’ main meals with kale alone – as they would need more nutritional value than what they could get from kale. Considering this, it is wise that breeders commit to their research to get a better understanding on their individual farm’s needs.
6. Ubi Leaves
Ubi leaves are also a popular choice for breeders to feed their rabbits. However, the preferred condition of said leaves that breeders could feed their rabbits would be slightly withered and soft. This is because at this very condition, the water concentration in said feed will decline – which decreases the chances of triggering diarrhoea in their digestive systems. There are specific ways breeders must consider when feeding their farm this type of feed, so it is wise that they invest more time to research and consult medical professionals for the healthy dose.
Nutritional concentrate is widely adopted in a rabbit farm’s diet in order to speed up their growing process. It is also an appetite enhancer, which allows rabbits to willingly consume more healthy nutritions and vitamins – which would lead to the domino effect of a healthy overall immune system. Concentrate could be purchased at your local pet store, or have them prescribed by nutritional professionals.
This marks the end of the list of feed you could provide for you anggora rabbits. Note that this is just a general list, and the types of feed may change according to every farm’s needs and circumstances. Before jumping into conclusions and investing on a type of feed that easy, be sure to do more prior research on the matter to prevent any potential drawbacks on the long run.