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.
|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.|
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