Champagne D’Argent Rabbit
History of the Champagne D’Argent Rabbit
The Champagne D’Argent Rabbit is recognizable in history clear back to 1631. Champagne d’Argent means “Silver rabbit of Champagne.” Today there are at least seven breeds of “Argent” rabbits worldwide. When Champagnes were first brought to America circa in 1912, they had long, loose coats, not unlike that of a silver fox . Champagnes are born solid black and the silver hairs develop as the rabbit matures.
Like any other breed of rabbit, the Champagne D’Argent rabbit requires a diet consisting of at least 70 percent hay. Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fiber which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth. Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion.
Rabbits have a sweet tooth and would probably love to eat a lot of fruit. However, because of the high sugar content, fruits should be fed only as treats. Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck.There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
They have a rounded body of medium length and upright ears set close together, the head is wide and rather long, with a round skull. Champagne d’Argent Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 10.2 cm (4 inch).
Fur / Coat
The Champagne d’Argent’s silver coat doesn’t come in until it is 6-8 months old. The Coat is thick, soft, and easy to take care of. You will have to groom them a little more often than usual.
They are generally quite calm rabbits with a docile temperament. Like many other animals, they thrive on human attention. Very loving and good for children. When it comes to toys, every rabbit has their own individual personality and you will find that while one Champagne adores playing with a ball.