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Exotic Animals One
What is Oryctolagus cunniculus?
Are rabbits considered rodents?
How are rabbits different from rodents?
two sets of upper incisors
Are rabbits hind gut fermentors?
What are the second set of incisors in rabbits called?
What is another name for a rabbit?
What are the different types of lagomorphs?
What is the average size of rabbits?
dwarf rabbits about 1 kg
giant rabbits about 9 kg
What are male rabbits called?
What are female rabbits called?
What is the average lifespan of rabbits?
6 - 8 years (up to 15 years)
Which rabbit is the only one used in research?
new zealand white
What is coprophgy and do rabbits do this?
rabbit do this often and usually at night or early morning
What is the feces called that rabbits eat?
soft mucus-coated cecotrophs
Describe rabbit urine.
alkaline cloudy urine
many crystals present
occasionally red - brown
What is the body temperature of a rabbit?
100 - 104
What are the difference things the rabbit's ears are used for?
tattoo for ID
Can we house rabbits together?
house adults separately because they will fight
young are okay together
What are the three main uses for rabbits?
research (3rd most common)
pets (3rd most common)
Why are rabbit's urine cloudy?
because of calcium carbonate crystals found in the urine
Can rabbits be litter box trained?
If we house our rabbits outside what do we need to be careful of?
extreme temperatures, don't want them to get too cold or too hot - can easily have a heat stroke
Do rabbits drink a lot of water?
What is the diet of a rabbit like?
need more roughage to keep from overeating
use grass (dark greens) or timothy hay
supplement with fresh vegetables
can feed pellet food but be careful to not overfeed
What can overfeeding a rabbit with pellet food cause?
How much food should a rabbit get per day?
adults need 1/8 cup/5 pounds
How much water do rabbits drink per day?
60 - 150 ml/kg/day
If we restrain a rabbit the wrong way, what can happen?
rabbit can break its back
Can we scruff a rabbit?
yes, but make sure to support body as well
What kind of cat restraint can we use for rabbits? What do we use it for?
good for exams and giving meds
Why should we use drugs with a rabbit if the exam is going to be prolonged?
rabbits get easily stressed and can go into shock and die
What are the different places to collect blood in rabbits?
ear veins (central and marginal ones)
medial saphenous vein
jugular vein (not often used)
How is rabbit blood different than other mammals?
rabbits have heterophils which have red granules
How can we tell the sex of a rabbit?
press the anterior to genitalia - this will either evert cylindrical penis or slit - like vulva
Are rabbits polyestrous?
How do we breed rabbits?
bring doe to buck
separate postbreeding/if fight
doe may scream postbreeding
Are rabbits induced ovulators?
What is the gestation of a rabbit?
30 - 33 days
Is pseudopregnancy common in rabbits?
How many babies are in a litter of rabbits?
4 - 10
What is a group of baby rabbits called? What are individual baby rabbits called?
Are rabbits nest builders?
yes, pull hair to line nest
How many times a day does a baby rabbit nurse?
2 - 3 times/day because the milk is very concentrated
Are rabbits easy to hand raise?
no, very difficult
When do we wean rabbits?
6 - 8 weeks
When do rabbits reach puberty?
at 5 - 9 months
What is a very common parasite in rabbits?
What does coccidiosis cause in kits?
How do we usually treat coccidiosis in rabbits?
What is a cuterebra?
What does cuterebra look like in rabbits? How do we treat it?
remove maggot but don't crush it
may see second degree lesion
What usually always causes otitis externa in rabbits?
What is the ear mite called in rabbits?
What are the clinical signs of Psoroptes cuniculi in rabbits? How do we treat it?
severe crusty exudate
painful to clean
treat with Ivomec
What is Cheyletiella?