In the maintenance of Angora rabbits, the difficulty is hair. The problem that hair can cause is not just knotting. Angora rabbits are prone to ingest hair into their stomach by mistake, leading to hair bulb disease. The following Long Hair Rabbit manufacturers will analyze for you.
Like other rabbits, Angora rabbits need to be fed with a lot of hay. The fibers obtained from hay can help prevent hair clumps. In addition, it is strongly recommended that Angora rabbits or other long hair rabbits use pellet feed containing at least 13% fiber, and the fiber content can be found in the nutritional composition table on the feed bag. In addition, dehydration may also lead to fecal impaction, which can provide a lot of water and lick salt to promote their drinking.
Since rabbits will digest their hair when combing by themselves, it is considered necessary to cut hair at least once every 90 days or so to prevent the occurrence of hard hair lumps. The dietary supplement of papaya (the papaya vitamin sold in the grocery store) can help them collapse the hair lump in their digestive tract. The hair swallowed by a rabbit cannot be coughed up or vomited. Once its digestive tract is full of the swallowed hair, it will slowly starve to death. If not treated, the hair lump will also be fatal.
A wide space is reserved in the rabbit cage as a space for rabbit activities and daily storage of fresh and horse hay, which can help remove rabbit hair from its digestive system and prevent the occurrence of hair lumps. This method is widely used by many professional Angora rabbit breeders.
Another common method is to add fresh pineapple and papaya into the feed. The pineapple and papain contained in them can help to decompose (hydrolyze) the hair lump in the body and expel it from the rabbit's digestive system.
Another way to relax the hair is to place a pine cone for the rabbit to play with. The rabbit will constantly nibble and throw out the pinecone, and the pinecone will become an effective hair collector in the rabbit cage. Replace the pinecone when it is gnawed or covered with hair.
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