Such cute animals like rabbits are becoming increasingly popular. Some people keep and breed them for hides and meat, others buy decorative eared for the house. Regardless of the purpose of buying an animal, you need to know how to determine the age of the rabbit. After all, the whole subsequent process of their vital activity depends on it. What can indicate the age of eared pet? About this later in the article.
With a 100% chance of determining how old a fluffy pet will fail, since even vets with extensive experience make it approximately. However, such an assessment will be more than enough. There are a number of external signs by which you can find out how old the animal is. First is the length of the claws. In these animals, they grow constantly and begin to bend inward with age.
Therefore, to buy a pet, which clearly shows that the claws were cut off, is not worth it. After all, some sellers do this to hide the number of crawl years. Secondly, the ribs of a small long-eared to half a year are very soft. Thirdly, after a year, the teeth of the animals turn yellow and become covered with bloom. Accordingly, the older the eared, the more on the teeth stains.
The eyelids of the furry animal also change their appearance. At first they are clean and even, and when an animal matures, they become lumpy, swell and sag. Such characteristics as weight or size do not influence at all the number of years of the animal. After all, different breeds of rabbits require different standards of size and weight.
The most accurate method for determining the number of years is to purchase an animal with documents, which indicates its date of birth and gender.
Sometimes it is possible to understand the age of the pet by molting. This method is really good to use on young furry. Age molting is a change in the pigmentation of wool in some species of animals. The first molt in the bunny begins when he is a month old. Further, it depends on the time of birth of the baby.
What about the decorative rabbit?
When buying a home animal, you should never focus on weight or size. Sellers quite often sell young dwarf or ornamental animals as adults. How to determine the age of the domestic rabbit? Also, as in ordinary: look teeth, eyelids, ribs. Here you can pay attention to the length of the ears, since in these types of rabbits it is small - from 3.5 cm to 7 cm and no more.