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 in 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 mo…re prominent when the rabbit is overweight. A dewlap in male show rabbits is a disqualification.
dewlaps are skin hanging underneath the jaw of some animals. hope i helped :)
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.
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This might be because the rabbit is pregnant and is making a nest out of her hair and other usable things.
Nope. Love the animal as it is. :D
In most breeds the doe has a dewlap and a buck is disqualified if it has a dewlap. Some breeds do not have a dewlap at all. A doe will have a dewlap by the time she is breedin…g age (which is 6 months:)
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.
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Cattle, rabbits, Elands and many other larger antelope species...some humans. There are other animals as well.
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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.
In Care of Rabbits
All rabbits have dewlaps -- males and females of all breeds. It's just the dewlap is more apparent on some rabbits than others. Usually, dewlaps are more apparent on females, …and within females they're more apparent in some breeds than other breeds. Dewlaps are also more apparent on obese rabbits than healthy rabbits. Unless it's a sign of obesity, there's nothing wrong with a rabbit having an obvious dewlap. Your rabbit-savvy vet can tell you if your rabbit is obese or healthy. See the related question below for info and helpful links.
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In Care of Rabbits
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 bi…gger 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.