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Buying Guide to Lionhead Rabbits


All you need to know about making a great lionhead rabbit selection.

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									                       Buying Guide for Lionhead Rabbits

It´s no wonder you are thinking of owing a Lionhead Rabbit. Besides their gorgeous lion like mane,
LIONHEAD RABBITS show great affection for their owners and family, which is one of the main
reasons why they are among the most sought out varieties of rabbit for pet ownership. This site was
created just for you -- the person who is thinking about buying a LIONHEAD RABBIT, those who
currently own one, or for the person who is contemplating buying a companion for the lionhead
rabbit you already own. Regardless of your own situation, this site will help answer some of the
question you may have about the breed and tips you can use when selecting your rabbit

Be on the Lookout for the Following Characteristics When Choosing Your Lionhead Rabbit

 1. Your Lionhead Rabbit´s body look rounded, short with stubby legs. The Lionhead Rabbit body is
short and cobby with broad shoulders that give the lionhead it´s well-rounded stance.

Coat: The LIONHEAD RABBIT coat should be thick, dense and of medium length. The exception is
the fur running the length of the back which averages between 4-6 centimetres. Additionally, the
coat should have the appearance of being groomed, free from tangles and rats. You shouldn´t see
any bare patches. Avoid lionhead rabbits with soiling around the ear as this could indicate intestinal

Ears: While there are lop eared versions of the lionhead rabbit, buyers should opt for a straight
eared lionhead to avoid potential problems when moisture and soil get trapped in the ear resulting
in infections and mite infestations. In general, ears should be upright, open and balanced with the
head and body.

Eyes: Depending on the variety, Lionhead Rabbit eyes are generally blue or red in color, though
other colors have been observed. And generally blue or red in color, although other eye colors are
not uncommon. Avoid lionheads that show staining on the coat around their eyes.

Next, observe the head, particularly the width between the eyes and nose - the width should be
noticeable. As well, the nose should not have any discharge. Good versions of the Lionhead Rabbit
do not have noticeable necks. If you have a chance, take a look into the mouth at the teeth. The
teeth should be aligned. If they are not, of if you see an over or under bite, this could indicate poor

In General, you should also look for the following characteristics. Check and ensure breathing is
regular. The rabbit should also appear lively. The cage should be free of excessive refuge. If the
rabbit has been caged with others, it shouldn´t be in an overcrowded condition as this can lead to
disease and undue stress. Ideally a Lionhead Rabbit´s demeanour should be courteous rather than
cautious. Lionhead´s have a calm temperament and enjoy being approached, petted and held.

Taking these few steps and observations will help ensure that you and your LIONHEAD RABBIT will
enjoy a long healthy life span, and that your new pet will form a tight bond with your family. For
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