Giant Chinchilla Rabbit
History of the Giant Chinchilla Rabbit
The first Giant Chinchilla Rabbit was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1921. The Giant Chinchilla Rabbit is one of the few rabbit breeds that was created in America. Her proud creator was Edward H. Stahl. He developed the Giant Chinchilla, which was created by crossing New Zealand White does, Standard Chinchilla bucks and American Blue rabbits. She was called the Million Dollar Princess. Now the breed is called the Million Dollar Rabbit. The Giant Chinchilla Rabbit was accepted into the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association (ARBA) in 1928.
Be sure to check your rabbit’s ears for signs of ear mites and check your rabbit’s mouth at least once every other week to make sure their teeth are an appropriate size.
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 semi-arched body shape with powerful legs and feet.
|The Senior Bucks||12-15 pounds (5.4-6.8kg)|
|The Senior Does||14-16 pounds (6.3-7.2 kg)|
Fur / Coat
They have very soft, silky coat of dense, medium length hair. If you keep a Giant Chinchilla as a pet, it would be wise to brush them twice a week during these heavy molt periods outside with a slicker brush.
The Chinchilla’s sweet nature and even temper make it a wonderful pet for singles, couples and seniors. They are friendly and sociable rabbits, enjoy lots of attention and can be quite playful. Giant Chinchillas are usually good with children and other pets.