History of the Polish Rabbit
The American Polish rabbit has its roots in the British Polish breed, from which it takes its name. They are thought to derive from mixed breeds (probably small wild rabbits crossed with albino Dutch and Silver rabbits). Polish rabbits in Britain are the breed known as Britannia Petite in the USA.
Check your rabbit’s mouth at least once every other week to make sure their teeth are an appropriate size. A diet high in hay will make sure that their teeth are properly shaven down. 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. 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. Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The Polish has a compact, rounded body. They should not weigh more than 3.5 pounds (0.9-1.3kg). The Polish Rabbit has small, upright ears.
Fur / Coat
The Polish has a smooth coat of short, fine hair that is easy to maintain in comparison to other breeds, which have longer wool.
Polish rabbits are intelligent, curious and playful and enjoy in attention. A Polish rabbit’s docile, affectionate nature makes it a wonderful pet. They are usually fairly good with children; if handled gently, they can be friendly and sociable pets.