Mini Satin Rabbit
History of the Mini Satin Rabbit
By the 1970s a woman by the name of Ariel Hayes of Michigan tried to breed Mini Satin Rabbit, but gave up her quest in 1892. Mr. J Leo Collins created only two varieties of the Mini Satin: the red and the albino world. The red-eyed white Mini Satin was accepted by the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association in 2006. Since then, there have been many more colors accepted by the ARBA. Mini Satins are result of crossbreeding the large Satin Rabbit with the Polish and the Netherland Dwarf.
Rabbits will enjoy a diet composed mostly of pellets and 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. 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. There are many vegetables that you can feed your rabbit, including celery, collard greens, green peppers, and radish tops. Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck. 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. Per day, your rabbit should receive no more than one to two tablespoons of fruit per five pounds of body weight.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
Mini satins should be small rabbits with compact body shape. The ears should be erect, short, thick, and well covered with fur.
Fur / Coat
Like the standard Satin rabbit, the Mini Satin’s coat has beautiful, shiny fur that is very appealing.
Mini Satins may have very different personalities from active and affectionate to quite jumpy and neurotic. If the animal is handled correctly from the very beginning, it is very likely to become a lovely pet.