jersey wooly rabbit

Jersey Wooly Rabbit Breed Information

The Jersey Wooly Rabbit is a breed of rabbit weighing 3 lbs. (1.36 kg) gentle and cuddly, and makes a great pet for children because it’s not known to kick or bite. It is known as the “No – Kick Bunny”. They maybe shy at first, but given time you will be surprised how adorable they can be. The breed was created by crossing a French Angora with a Netherland Dwarf, resulting in an small-sized rabbit with a soft, woolly coat. This breed is a perfect combination of small active and wooly pet. You can make them as a laid back buddy or an outgoing explorer to be spend time with.

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History

Jersey Wooly breed is introduced to American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1984 by Bonnie Seeley. 4 years later, it was recognized by ARBA. This breed was developed by crossing the French Angora with Netherland Dwarf and the result was amazing, you get a small sized bunny with a wooly coat. Early generation still have trait from French Angora such as oblong body shape but smaller in size caused by dwarfing gene. Today, Jersey Wooly is one of the most famous and widely – exhibited rabbits in the United States.

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Appearance

Jersey Wooly only weigh from 1 to 3 lbs. (0.45 – 1.36 kg). They have a square, bold head and a small erect ears that stand about 2 – 3 inches long. Since it have such a luxurious soft, wooly coat, it need a weekly brush to keep it clean and tangle – free. Jersey Wooly only need brushes and does not require any trimming or clipping. Like every other rabbits, this breed also can be stressful when give a full bath and sometimes can cause cardiac problems. Hence, use a damp cloth to clean your little bunny. All in all, They are very playful and even-tempered. Other than that, they love cuddles and lots of attention, and will always enjoy snuggling on a lap.

  • Weight: 0.45 – 1.36 kg
  • Coat length: Long Coat, Soft
  • Color: Black, Blue, Blue Tort, Black Otter, Chocolate, Chestnut, Lilac, White
  • Pattern: Pointed White, Smoke Pearl, Siamese Sable, Tortoise Shell, Seal
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Personality

Jersey Wooly are also known as the “No-Kick Bunny” because they are gentle, docile, and even-tempered. They are very affectionate and playful too but only to those who they are close too. At first, they maybe a little bit shy when they first arrived at your house. Given time and love, they will show those adorable behaviors. As pets, they range from being a laid back to outgoing explorers. You also should give them chew toys since all rabbit teeth are constantly growing. These bunnies should be kept indoors, but still need lots of space to stretch out and play.

  • Lifespan: 7 to 10 years
  • Active: Medium
  • Intelligence:
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Health Treatment

Lionhead rabbit are no more than a common rabbit. Although they are healthy and simple to care for compared to other rabbits. You should considered taking it to the veterinarian. There are no cases of this breed had genetic diseases been reported but they still can suffer from other rabbit symptoms. Rabbit breeders have done more then they could to make this breed healthier and less genetic disease. Some of the illnesses seen in this breed is:

  • Dental disease: Overgrown teeth, can change alignment of the mouth
  • Uterine cancer: fertility problems and stillbirth, loss of appetite and blood in the urine.
  • Bladder problems: Excessive calcium build-up (bladder stone)
  • Parasites: Cheyletiella mites can cause itching and hair loss, easily treated by vet

Neutering or spaying is recommended because rabbits can develop cancer and tumors that are life – threatening.

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