Jersey Wooly Rabbit
History of the Jersey Wooly Rabbit
Jersey woolies came from New Jersey. In the 1970’s, a woman by the name of Bonnie Seeley wanted to create a small, wooled rabbit. She crossed a Netherland dwarf and a French angora. Bonnie Seeley introduced the Jersey Wooly at the 1984 American Rabbit Breeders Association, and they accepted it in 1988.
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 fibre 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
They have compact body type and weight between 2 – 3 pounds (0.9-1.3kg). They have small, erect ears. Jersey wooly rabbits have a bold and square head.
Fur / Coat
They have long fur. Ideal length is 3 inches. If you want to keep the Jersey Wooly’s coat clean and tangle-free, you need to brush their rabbit’s coat at least once a week during non-shedding seasons.
The Jersey Wooly rabbits make a wonderful pet. They are gentle, docile and even-tempered. These little bunnies would benefit from having a few rabbit-safe toys at their disposal. This can be as simple as an empty roll of toilet paper.