How to Care for a Flemish Giant Rabbit
Flemish giant breed of rabbits came officially into the world in the late 16th century. Native to Argentine it was brought to Europe by traders. Originally the Flemish giant rabbit was of grey color and weighed 14 lbs. it had long ears with tips that bent downwards. Now you can get it in black, fawn, blue, sand, steel and white colors because of the evolving of new verities of Flemish giant rabbits. The modern Flemish giant rabbits weighs anywhere from 14 lb to 20 lb depending upon the variety you choose.
Since Flemish giant rabbits are large in size they need certain care tips which are different from other rabbit breeds.
Get the biggest cage you can imagine. The Flemish giants require a lot of space both because of their size and habit pattern. The cage should be at least 5 feet high and 48 inches wide. Make sure it has a large door through which the Flemish giant rabbit can be taken out as a small door will mean the rabbit will get stuck in it otherwise.
The floor of the cage should be made of wires as it allows falling out of droppings and thus will in a way ensure cleanliness to some extent. However if you see any sores developing on the hind feet, change the flooring forthwith and shift them to solid natural flooring. However the floor should be provided with some sort of bedding as to keep the Flemish giant comfortable as well as cleaning the cage easier. The bedding can be of straw and changed twice a week and more often if you sense smell building.
It is easy to litter train a Flemish giant as by nature they are clean and choose one spot to relieve them. Once you know which the spot place the litter box there is and if your rabbit changes place change the place of the litter box accordingly and it will associate it with going to loo.
Like all other rabbits, Flemish giants also require protection against direct sun, cold, rain and wind. Any temperature above 90F is not good for Flemish giant rabbits. Provide shelter against direct sun exposure as it can dry out their fur and use frozen bottles to regulate the temperature.
Flemish rabbits will do well when provided with a good rabbit food with hay and carrots, radish and chunks of apple. Never overfeed your rabbit as it can lead to overweight problem.