Creme D’Argent Rabbit
History of the Creme D’Argent Rabbit
The Creme d’Argent Rabbit is one of the oldest breeds of French. The Creme d’Argent is a rabbit breed that was developed in France during the mid-to-late 1800’s. The first Creme d’Argents arrived in America prior to 1924 and were imported by several individuals in the New York state area. Creme d’Argent was imported to the US a few different times in the 1920’s, but it was a smaller and longer rabbit than the one we call the Creme today.
The Creme d’Argent Rabbit is not susceptible to any particular disease and is, overall, a healthy rabbit. 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. There are many vegetables that you can feed your rabbit, including celery, collard greens, green peppers, and radish tops. 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. here are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The Creme d’Argent has a commercial-sized body shape. They have long ears which can be as long as 4 inch (10.2 cm) and can be longer.
|Bucks||7.9-10.3pounds (3.6-4.7 kg)|
|Does||8.5-11 pounds (3.9-5 kg)|
Fur / Coat
The coat of the Creme d’Argent rabbit should be dense, soft and short. They don’t need regular grooming, but if your rabbit is shedding more than usual, an occasional grooming with a slicker brush should eliminate most of the stray hairs.
The Creme d’Argent rabbit is docile and easy to handle. Pet rabbits who are out of their enclosures generally need some toys to keep them occupied. This can be as simple as a few rolls of empty toilet papers.