Project Description

Flemish Giant Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculuc domestic flemish giant

Animal Class: Mammals

Length: 2.5 feet

Weight: 15-22 pounds

Life Span: 8-10 years

Diet: Herbivore: grass hays and vegetables

There may be no more awe-inspiring rabbit in the world than the Flemish Giant.   If one came hopping along, you might at first glance mistake it for a dog.  These rabbits weigh 15 pounds on average and can reach a length of 2.5 feet.  Males have broader heads than females.  Females have a dewlap – a large fold of skin under the chin that they use to warm their young.  A well-regarded Flemish Giant, according to breed standards, has a large and nicely shaped head, erect ears, a long and powerful body, an evenly colored coat, and a nicely rounded rump.  Flemish Giants have thick, glossy fur that comes in a variety of colors.  Seven colors are officially recognized in the United States by the National Federation of Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders.  These are black, blue, fawn, light gray, steel gray, sandy, and white.

Our Flemish Giant Rabbit: Sven (male)

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