History of the Himalayan Rabbit
The Himalayan rabbit was one of the first breeds of rabbit, and their origin is unknown. The breed as we see it today originated in England in the middle of the 19th Century.The original variety was the black Himalayan, and the blue Himalayan was created later.
Overgrown teeth can protrude into your rabbit’s face and jaw and be painful. Symptoms include a loss of appetite, droppings and overall less movement from your 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.
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. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt. Seeds, cookies, and crackers, and high-fiber cereals are also off-limits to your rabbit.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The Himalayan is a small rabbit, usually weighing around 1.5-2.5kg (3-5½lbs). The Himalayan breed is the only kind of rabbit known to have a cylindrical body shape. The head is long and slim, with short, tapering, upright ears.
Fur / Coat
The Himalayan has short, fine hair and a smooth, soft coat and doesn’t need much maintenance in order to keep its healthy sheen.
Himalayan rabbits are usually excellent with children, they are very tolerant and generally very calm, good-natured and friendly. They are intelligent, playful and social rabbits.