Most rabbits over the age of 5 are considered old rabbits, while rabbits under 6 months old are called young rabbits, which is equivalent to the age of 13 to 18 years old in humans. Rabbits over 6 months old are considered adults and can begin breeding and reproduction. Rabbits aged 2-3 years belong to the youth stage, and 4-5 years belong to the middle age. After 5 years old, even in the old age stage, their physical fitness starts to decline, and their actions will become slow. Let's talk about the characteristics of aging rabbits and the feeding measures for elderly rabbits from the manufacturer of Mengyin Changmao Rabbit.
Characteristics of Rabbit Aging
1. Loss of appetite
As rabbits age, their digestive ability gradually deteriorates and their intestinal peristalsis slows down, so they no longer keep eating like before.
The physical strength of elderly rabbits will gradually deteriorate, and after a while of activity, they will feel tired, so their sleep time will gradually increase. They spend most of their day sleeping or resting with their eyes closed.
3. Not active
Due to various reasons, rabbits lose interest in most things when they get old, so they don't enjoy activities very much and rarely bounce or go out for a walk.
4. Rough hair
Due to metabolic reasons, rabbits will grow white hair just like humans when they get old, and their hair will no longer look as smooth and shiny as before, often with hair knots.
How to raise rabbits when they are old
How should elderly rabbits be fed?
1. Pay attention to environmental hygiene
The bones of elderly rabbits are relatively fragile, so they are prone to fractures and falls. Therefore, when releasing rabbits for play, it is important to take protective measures. In addition, elderly rabbits have weak immunity and are prone to bacterial infections, so it is important to pay attention to environmental hygiene and dietary safety.
2. Appropriate nutrition supplementation
The appetite of elderly rabbits decreases, and the rate of nutrient loss is relatively fast, so their physical fitness will gradually deteriorate. The pet owner needs to increase the protein intake of the rabbit appropriately, provide unlimited hay every day, and feed some rabbit food appropriately.
3. Increase company time
The life of a pet is very short, so when they get old, we should spend more time with them to make them more comfortable and happy in the remaining days.
The above are the characteristics of rabbit aging and the feeding related matters for elderly rabbits. If you have any other questions, you can directly click on our website http://www.inxfhmh.cn/ Leave a message or call us!