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What is the purpose of a dewlap on a rabbit?
The dewlap is found mainly on female rabbits, although, in certain breeds, the males are also allowed a small one. Its purpose is to provide another area for the doe to pull fur from when she is making her nest for her kits.
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In a general manner it refers to a pendulous flap of skin which has no purpose for humans. For some frogs it contains the vocal sac. In lizards it is used as a form of communi…cation to attract a mate and in other animals it may, or may not, indicate status
Answer a dewlap is mass of skin under a rabbits neck Answer A fold of skin that depends from the neck. It's a normal feature; not a condition. This occurs i…n dogs and humans as well as rabbits -- other animals as well. a lose peice of skin hangging from animal neck
Female rabbits are usually the ones who have dewlaps, but if a male has been neutered, he may develop a dewlap because of the lack of male hormones in his body.
Most females have dewlaps, some males do also. The dewlap is more prominent on female rabbits than male rabbits; it's also prominent in some breeds than others; it's also mor…e prominent when the rabbit is overweight. A dewlap in male show rabbits is a disqualification.
Bunnies tails are used in the wild to tell other bunnies if there is danger. They will flick up their tails to show the white undercoat to warn the others
dewlaps are skin hanging underneath the jaw of some animals. hope i helped :)
The same purpose all four legged mammals have tails. It is for balance.
a turkey's dewlap is the flap of skin under its neck. Also called a Wattle.
That's what some people call it, but technically it is a flap of loose fat under the skin, outside the abdomen, similar to the flabby fat double-chin on a person or the dewlap… on a female rabbit under the chin. Unlike the rabbit, it doesn't serve any purpose.
No. There are some breeds recognized by the ARBA that are disqualified if they have a noticeable dewlap.
They can but they shouldn't. The dewlap is the large flap of skin underneath a rabbit's chin that the does pull fur from to build their nests.
As the name implies the idea was to hold back rabbit's.
Yes, just search the image. Unfortunately, on Wikianswers, we cannot post images with the answer.
Besides hearing the rabbits use their ears for cooling. They do not sweat or pant to cool themselves (if you see a rabbit panting it is because he is already overheated and su…ffering from heat prostration). Blood circulates thru the large veins in the rabbits ear, and it cools as it does in the air.
A finger sized to a pencil size role for smaller breeds. Large and giant breeds can get very large dewlaps. The larger the doe, often the larger the dewlap. This should be a l…oose pendulum of fur. If the dewlap is large and feels like there is a golf ball in it , your rabbit has an abscess and needs to see a vet or other knowledgeable person. It must be lanced and the offending particle (a splinter, hay burr or whatever) removed all the pus must be drained.
Yes, all rabbits have dewlaps, even males, although it's generally more pronounced in females, and it's more pronounced in some breeds over others. Female lionheads generally …do not have the most pronounced dewlap unless they're overweight.
The Lionhead breed of pet rabbits don't tend to have very big dewlaps, no. All rabbits have dewlaps, but some are bigger than others. Generally speaking, females have bigg…er dewlaps than males. Overweight rabbits of both sexes and all breeds tend to have bigger dewlaps, too. Some breeds tend to have bigger dewlaps than others; Lionheads generally have small dewlaps.