Introduction to Rabbit Rearing

Rabbit (s) are being reared for meat and they are being raised on nests or housed. Rabbits (or, colloquially, bunnies) are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorphs, found in several parts of the world. Cuniculture is the agricultural practice of breeding and raising domestic rabbits as livestock for their meat, fur, or wool. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolaguscuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagusfurnessi, an endangered species on AmamiŌshima, Japan).…

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10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF RABBIT MEAT

According to nutritionists*, rabbit meat is good for you! It’s both succulent and flavoursome, and the meat combines both healthy eating and good flavors. With its qualities of tastiness and good nutrition, rabbit has everything to satisfy gourmets who are concerned about their health. It is especially recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers, for the young, the elderly and even sports enthusiasts… Rabbit meat is very delicious, healthy, and full of nutrients. Our body needs many proteins to work usually and it has many easy digestible proteins that help…

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CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

Today we are going to discuss about the considerations and requirements for rabbit housing. But first let us give more insight about rabbit housing including their different type of hutches: the indoor rabbit hutch or the outdoor rabbit hutch. Introduction to Rabbit Housing Good rabbit housing for rabbit farming is very important. because rabbits always stays in their house. As the rabbits can’t tell you about their problems and needs in housing so you have to fulfill all their requirements in housing. It would be better for commercial rabbit farming…

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BENEFITS OF RABBIT PRODUCTION

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

In Rabbit Production, capital requirement is minimal, with some wire mesh, nails and wood a hutch can be constructed. Spacing is also minimal and It can be set up at backyard. Feeding rabbits is very cheap. Though supplementation with concentrate or grain is sometimes necessary and definitely will increase growth rate. Feeds of no direct value to humans can provide the main feed at almost no cost. Rabbits can be tended by women in Rabbit Production, children or men unlike bigger animals for it needs no force to be restrained.…

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THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

The feeding pattern of newborn rabbits is imposed by the dam. A Rabbit doe feeds her young only once every 24 hours (although some does will nurse their young twice). Suckling lasts only two or three minutes. If there is not enough milk the young try to feed every time the doe enters the nest-box, but she will hold back her milk. This behavior signals insufficient milk production in the doe. Diet for Young / Baby Rabbits What you feed you rabbit has a big impact on their health and…

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Different Systems of Rearing Rabbits

THE IDEAL FEEDING PATTERN FOR RABBIT KITS

There are basically three systems of rabbit rearing widely known and adopted, and they include the following: 1. Free Range System: It is one of the easiest ways to raise rabbits, by letting them run around, find their own food, mate as they want, and when you are hungry you can easily trap one for food. This is free range system. However good it is, it comes along with disadvantages, yes the disadvantages are discouraging; -very difficult to handle rabbits -there is easy disease outbreak, eg. Ear canker -uncontrolled breeding/inbreeding…

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Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Today we will be discussing on the effects of the different macro nutrients found on the Rabbit poo to the soil and our crops. 1)  Nitrogen(N): Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, pig, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce a lush green growth. Nitrogen helps plants grow greener and stronger helping the plant reach its full potential. This is great for all those quick growing salad greens! Great for the early growth of tomatoes, corn, and many other vegetables. 2) Phosphorus(P): Rabbit manure…

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Feed Formulation Method for Rabbits

Feed Formulation Method for Rabbits

Feed Formulation literally means the act of calculating the best combination of different feed ingredients so as to meet the nutritional requirement of the rabbit using the minimal cost. We have different groups of rabbit feeds. They include; Weaners/ growers pregnant does Lactating does Breeders Pet rabbits But most of the manufacturers can be found in most parts of the Rural Areas where Rabbit Farmers can be found to formulate one type of rabbit pellets The most important nutrients in a rabbit diet is the energy, protein, fat and fibre.…

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How to Treat Sore Hocks (Pododermatitis) in Rabbits

There is this very common problem in pet rabbits called Sore hocks which is also known as pododermatitis. This occurs when the bottom of a rabbit’s foot develops sores that eventually become inflamed and infected. Some factors that can contribute to sore hocks include: excess weight and wire mesh cage flooring. Sore hocks can be extremely painful for rabbits, making immediate treatment very important. Therefore, it is recommended that If your rabbit has sore hocks, treat its feet as soon as possible by using medication and addressing the underlying cause…

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Cold (Snuffle) as a Common Disease of Rabbit

This is a local infection of the nostril of rabbits. It is characterized by a watery or mucoid discharge from the nostril. Causes: 1. Build up of ammonia fumes in buildings. 2. Pasteurella organisms. 3. Excessive dust particular of feed, hay or grasses. Symptoms: 1. Lack of appetite in does. 2. Coughing. 3. Milk production decline. Control: 1. Isolation of sick rabbits. 2. Culling of sick frequently catching cold. 3. Sound feeding program. 4. Good ventilation to get rid of gas emanating. 5. Avoid damp cages and damp straw. 6.…

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