Lionhead
Facts & Advice

With their distinctive mane, Lionheads love to be the centre of attention

Lionhead Rabbits are characterised by a distinctive wool mane – the result of a genetic mutation – that gives them a lion-like appearance. Their unique look makes them very popular show rabbits, as well as domestic pets.

Vital Stats

Size: Extra small, weighing about 1.36kg (3lb).
Coat: Lionhead Rabbits have soft, woolly medium-length fur that requires regular grooming. These manes are known as either ‘double’ or ‘single’. In double-mane Lionheads, the fur is prominent around most of the body, especially the head and hindquarters, while single-maned Lionheads have a mane around the head and ears that diminishes as they age. Lionheads are bred in a variety of colours including black, blue, lilac and chestnut.
Life span: 7-9 years.
Temperament: Lionheads are docile, intelligent rabbits that love attention. However, as they can be unpredictable when frightened or stressed, experts say they aren’t suitable for families with small children.
Size extra
small
Coat soft
woolly
Temperament docile Life span 7-9years

Lionhead insurance considerations

Lionheads sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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