History of the Satin Rabbit
The Satin rabbit originated in the United States in the 1930s and is named for the striking satin sheen on its coat. The first litter of Satin rabbits came from famous breeder Mr. Walter Huey’s rabbitry, as he was trying to improve his Havana rabbits. This resulted in kits that had the satin gene.
The Satin rabbit is not susceptible to any particular health problems, but as with any pet, preventative measures must be taken to ensure it is happy and healthy. 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. here are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
The Satin is a medium to large sized rabbit. Satin rabbits also have bright eyes and erect, full ears.
|in the UK||6-8 pounds (2.7-3.6kg)|
|in the USA||8-11 pounds (3.6-5 kg)|
Fur / Coat
Satin rabbits have a dense coat of fine, silky, medium length hair. The coat is soft and shiny with a unique satin-like texture and sheen.
Satin rabbits have a calm temperament and are generally very good-natured. They are gentle and friendly rabbits. Satin Rabbits are excellent first-time pets for singles, seniors, couples and families with children.