Rabbits are known for being fast runners. There are many species of rabbits in the world, and almost all of them are super fast runners.
Flemish giant rabbits, despite being big in size, are also among the fast-running rabbit breeds. They can grow to 3 feet long and can weigh approximately 7kg.
Flemish giant rabbits can run faster than most domesticated as well as wild bunnies. The anatomy of the Flemish giant rabbit is such that it helps them run fast and escape predators.
I once happen to witness a flemish giant rabbit in the wild and it looked more like a small dog and less like a rabbit.
Now coming to their running speed, a Flemish giant rabbit can run at a maximum speed of 45mph.
In comparison, most domestic rabbits’ species can usually reach a max of 35mph as they run in a zig-zag motion.
If you have a pet Flemish giant rabbit, you will see them running around the house, as this is their way to exercise and keep up with their fast running nature
How Fast Can a Flemish Giant Rabbit Run?
Flemish giant rabbit can run with 45mph maximum which is several times fast than other breeds of pet rabbits.
Like the name, Flemish giants is a large rabbit breed that was domestic for the purpose of getting fur and meat.
A lot of people keep pet flemish bunnies as they are calm and easy to keep (not much different than keeping a regular bunny).
Their big look makes them different from the other rabbits. You can find them at first glimpse because of their body that is 2.5-3.0 feet long.
They are even larger than some small dogs and need more space and food than an average domestic rabbit.
If you’re planning to keep a flemish giant rabbit as a pet, remember that they are likely to have some health issues that you need to be aware about.
These rabbits can have sore hocks, rabbit snuffles, and obesity more often than the average size rabbit.
But you can stop your rabbit from getting sore hocks by proper methods.
What Makes the Flemish Giant Rabbit Different?
Flemish giant rabbits are significantly larger than a regular pet rabbit. They have long legs, which let them run faster than the smaller rabbits.
They weigh ~15lbs (7kg) with a broad body structure with different back types.
Some rabbits have a flat or arched backbone and thick and glossy fur. These rabbits have long ears, larger heads (females have dewlap), and big eyes.
These giants’ rabbits have seven color types like blue, black, steel grey, light grey, fawn, sandy, and white.
The lifespan of these rabbits is 4-6 years. If treated carefully, some may have a life of 8 years that is rarely happening.
Flemish Giant Rabbit’s Feed
This giant-sized rabbits eat more feed than a usual rabbit diet; somehow, they don’t eat something different or need more vitamins and minerals.
They eat the same food, water, and grass hay but require an unlimited supply, so you have to keep in mind your budget.
If you can afford this rabbit, then pet it; otherwise doesn’t invest in it.
Consequently, an average size rabbit’s 1-2 handful of greens per day, and the Flemish eats 3-5 handfuls per day.
If you feed your average size rabbit 1-2 egg cups of high-fiber pellets each day, but this rabbit would eat 5-7 egg cups/ day.
But you have to be careful about the feeding and keep monitoring your rabbit not to gain weight.
Staying at home or petting them does not allow much runs and exercise, so they can gain weight and have physical issues.
They are fast runners and get their full speed in the wild as they run to escape from other animals who can prey on them.
Generally, giant rabbits get mature at the age of 1.5 years, and they are needed 5-7 egg cups of pellets until then.
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