The first step in Flemish Giant ownership is getting set-up to properly care for your new rabbit(s). This needs to be provided even before you get your first bunny. Housing is vital, and there are many types and styles to choose from. For some, the best solution may be indoors. For others, outdoors may be best. Perhaps you’re handy with building things, or you may prefer buying. What about flooring – is it best to have solid or wire floors? We have listed the most common housing options. Once you have decided on where your Flemish will live, the next thing on the list is feed. There are many brands to choose from, and not all are the same. Understanding the differences in rabbit pellets and hay, plus knowing which treats are safe and not safe, is vital to the life and health of your great big bunny. Therefore you should make sure to read our feeding a Flemish giant article and learn what is best for your rabbit.
Flemish giant requires daily care
Daily care & exams are the next step on the ladder to owning Flemish Giants. While they are one of the easier breeds of rabbits to care for, there are certain aspects that each owner should know. Especially for owners who are new to the breed, our article about daily care is a must read that includes numerous tips and advice. The most important part of the daily care is to provide fresh, clean water and hay at all times. In addition to daily care,grooming will assist in saving your furry friend from having fur-block, not to mention that clipping his nails can help prevent sore-hocks. Otherwise, because rabbits can’t speak, it is very important that you are aware of the meanings of the sounds and actions that rabbits do make so that you will know if there is a problem, and if so, how serious it is and what can be done about it.
Planning to buy a flemish giant?
Let’s assume you are new to flemish giants but you obviously fell in love with the breed and therefore decided to buy one or multiple giants. What is the best place to buy a flemish? Which one(s) should I choose? These are important questions that some people tend to forget. The first step prior to caring is to select the ideal bunny. We have listed 20+ buying tips that will assist you with buying a flemish giant. We advise you to have a look!
If you are new to having Flemish Giants we strongly advise you to take a look at all the other care related pages on this website. It will help you understanding the basics and most important; it makes your bunny happy!
After having learned the basics of Flemish ownership and care, you may decide that one Giant is just not enough. Perhaps you have decided to try your hand at breeding and raising them. How hard can it be – right? Well, the answer to that may be surprising. Do you know how old and how much weight your new buck and doe should be at before they are bred? How do you know when they are ready to be bred? Do rabbits have a ‘heat-cycle’, such as a dog or a cat? These answers, and more, can be found in our ‘Breeding’ section of this site. Finally, last but not least, once you have bred your gentle-giants and have an adorable little furry liter of babies, they are going to need to be looked after too. Every bunny-person wants to know how many bucks and how many does they have in the liter.
Sexing babies can often be difficult but with the right training, you can be a pro at it in no time. Furthermore, you may be wondering how soon you can begin handling your newborns, or perhaps you already know that but have other questions; how often do they need to be fed? When do their eyes open? And knowing when it’s safe to wean the babies from their mom is just as important as knowing how to wean them properly. After weaning, you may even find yourself asking ‘how much should my 3 month old baby weigh? Make sure to visit our special kit care page that answers all of these questions and assist you with the first 8 weeks after birth.
Frequently Asked Questions
In regards to all of these questions, and many more, we are here to help! TIP: Did you look at the FAQ pages?If you have questions that are not already covered in one of the topics on this site, or even if you have additional questions about something that is on the site, please – contact us – and we will do everything we can to get the answers you were looking for, in as quickly a time-frame as possible.
OTHER MUST READ ARTICLES:
+ : Costs of owning a flemish giant
+ : Grooming a flemish giant
+ : Sexing a flemish giant