Rabbit As Pet

Written by Amanda Gates

Rabbits are one ofrepparttar most popular pets, apart from dogs and cats. They look attractive, lovely, gentle, friendly and cute. They are easy to take care and undemanding in terms of care and housing. They will settle well either indoor or outdoor, at home.

There are 40 species of rabbits and hares worldwide. All domesticated rabbits are originated from European rabbits. The scientific name for domestic rabbit is Oryctolagus cuniculus.

Typically, domesticated rabbits weigh between 2.2-221lb (1-10kg). The domesticated rabbits can be fed on commercially produced rabbit food, pellets, hay, green food, root vegetables, tree bark, herbs and apple.

The gestation period of a rabbit is 31 days andrepparttar 146784 typical litter size ranges from 6-8 young. The lifespan varies with breed.

Keeping a rabbit as pet requires a good training system to prevent unnecessary destructions or hassle. For example, furniture and carpet chewing problems, pseudo pregnancy symptoms, litter problems, fights, behavioral problems, rabbit-house worries, sickness, fleas, predators and etc. Nevertheless, these challenges can be overcome whenrepparttar 146785 owners haverepparttar 146786 knowledge and experience to deal with them. Thus, one ofrepparttar 146787 recommended ways to acquirerepparttar 146788 important knowledge is to read widely and exchange practical information with experienced rabbit owners.

Westies for Sale - Avoiding the Perils of Purebred Puppy Purchases

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Inrepparttar purebred West Highland Terrier puppy market, there are few rules or laws governing who may breed dogs, and then advertise Westies for sale. Both ancestry andrepparttar 146768 breeding environment will affectrepparttar 146769 quality ofrepparttar 146770 Westies offered for sale, and some breeders are a lot less careful about these details than others.

Never buyrepparttar 146771 first Westie you find, fromrepparttar 146772 first breeder you come across advertising Westies for sale. Takerepparttar 146773 time to learn about bothrepparttar 146774 breed andrepparttar 146775 breeder to avoid an expensive mistake, andrepparttar 146776 heart-breaking loss of a dog due to health problems.

Because ofrepparttar 146777 inbreeding required to produce specific size, shape, talents, and coats, all pure breeds are prone to genetic defects. Westies offered for sale inrepparttar 146778 purebred market are no different.

First educate yourself aboutrepparttar 146779 health problems that often occur in Westies, and then be prepared to questionrepparttar 146780 sellers aboutrepparttar 146781 steps they have taken to avoid them. Westies for sale from a conscientious breeder will come with clear records of their ancestry up to three to four generations, and will often have undergone genetic testing to find possible defects.

'Backyard Breeders' are individuals who purchase Westies withrepparttar 146782 plan to breed them at home, and then offer Westie puppies for sale to offset their expenses. 'Puppy Mills' breed their dogs withrepparttar 146783 goal of having each bitch produce as many Westies for sale inrepparttar 146784 least possible amount of time.

Neither type of breeder is likely to know or care aboutrepparttar 146785 eventual health ofrepparttar 146786 dogs they offer for sale. The Westies for sale at pet stores, or other retail establishments, usually come from one of these sources. All three should be avoided. There are home breeders who are avid hobbyists, and are conscientious aboutrepparttar 146787 dogs they breed. There are also respectable kennels that ensure thatrepparttar 146788 Westies they offer are well cared-for. Westies for sale from these sources are what you are looking for.

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