Have you heard of the new scientific animal hybrid, the Cabbit? It is a cavy (guinea pig) and rabbit hybrid! They are sooo cute! And not to be confused with the made up cat rabbit which is also called cabbit and everyone knows doesn’t exist.
It can only be created through genetic manipulation in a lab because you cannot breed a guinea pig with a rabbit.
This adorable little guy is from Germany.
Meet Charmain, who has a wonderful Himalayan coloring.
Sometimes the crosses don’t go so well and you get animals that look like these:
The ears here have an appearance more like a rabbit but short, and the face has a very guinea pig like look.
Or like this:
Here the outcome is very much like a large guinea pig, without the rabbit cuteness desired.
Extremely expensive! Not many of these little guys exist and each one is a unique creation. You cannot just find a breeder or try your hand at it either.
2. Life span?
4 to 8 years, but some scientists believe that life spans closer to a rabbit can be possible depending on care.
3. What do they eat?
Hay must be provided at all times for teeth wear and proper digestion. A special pellet mix should be purchased which contains vitamin C because Cabbits require this just like guinea pigs. Being a combination of a couple animals it is still unclear all of the exact veggies or fruits which should be avoided. Tested safe in observed lab Cabbits: veggies- peppers, carrots, tomatoes, most green lettuces (not iceberg), beans, herbs like parsley, broccoli stems, cucumbers, summer squash, and pea pods. Fruits – apple, banana, kiwi, mango, berries, melon, and nectarine.
4. Physical Characteristics
Cabbits can be large or small depending on the breed of rabbit involved. They most desirably maintain the best characteristics of both guinea pigs and rabbits – the shape of a guinea pig face with similar ears, with rabbit like paws and carriage. They still hop like rabbits, but make noises similar to guinea pigs. Any coat color is acceptable, and coat type can range from long to short, wavy or even curly.
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