History of the Tan Rabbit
This breed was discovered around 1880 in England. The original color of the Tan rabbit was black. In 1891, the first Tan club was formed in England. Tan rabbits are one of the few ARBA-accepted rabbit breeds that have a fully arched body.
The Tan rabbit doesn’t have any health issues particular to its breed, however rabbit owners should check their pets for common rabbit problems such as overgrown teeth. 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. Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck. This can lead to gut stasis, which could be life threatening if not treated immediately. 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.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
Tan rabbits have a fully arched body and they have large ears that stand tall on its head.
|The Senior Bucks||4-5 pounds (1.8-2.2kg)|
|The Senior Does||4-6 pounds (1.8-2.7 kg)|
Fur / Coat
The coat is vibrant and lustrous and ticked with rusty orange. Tan rabbits have glossy flyback fur. Like most rabbits, it does not take much maintenance in order to keep clean.
They are intelligent, energetic, sweet and friendly. The Tan curious nature makes it an excellent pet. Rabbits love to play, but it is up to the owner to find out what exactly it enjoys playing with. It can be something as simple as a ball or cardboard box, to a particular toy from your local pet store.