History of the Havana Rabbit
In 1916, this breed was brought to the United States. The Havana earned its name because their fur is the same color as Cuban cigars. The blue Havana rabbit was recognized by the ARBA in 1965 and the black Havana rabbit in 1980. The Havana rabbit actually got its start in Holland when a rich brown rabbit was born in the litter of a Dutch doe in the late 1800’s. Most noteworthy Havana was accepted into the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association (ARBA) in 1916.
First of all remember to check their mouths once every week or two for ingrown teeth, which can grow into their jaw and faces and cause a lot of pain. The best way to prevent overgrown teeth is to have a proper diet with 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. 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.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
Havana Rabbits have short, rounded bodies. The weight is 4,5 to 6,5 pounds(1.8-2.7kg). They have short, straight legs, short ears which are relatively close together and medium-sized eyes.
Fur / Coat
The coat of the Havana Rabbit should be soft, shiny, rich and short.
Havanas are generally very calm, docile, and relaxed rabbits. It makes an excellent pet for first-time owners. They are also known for being friendly and intelligent. Havana rabbits are great show and pet bunnies who enjoy being free to roam indoors. They need to be entertained with many toys (whether it is a store-bought one or something as simple as a toilet paper roll is entirely up to you), others don’t need much to keep them happy