Sunday, May 19, 2024

Importance of Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

Rabbit urine is very helpful to farmers because in organic crop production, you would keenly agree with me that fertilizer and pesticide are the most limiting resources during the production process.

However, rabbit urine can be a very cheap solution to this production problem as it can be used as fertilizer and pesticide.

It would not only help to reduce the high cost of organic farming but also increases the quantity and quality of the crop produced.

It is important you find means to control pests and increase the fertility of the soil if you truly want to be successful as an organic farmer; not just any means but a cheap means. I am sure you do not want to produce at a high cost.

One of the cheapest sources of fertilizer and pesticide in organic farming is the use of rabbit urine.

Rabbit used to be reared as a pet but the nutritional composition of rabbit meat has created an untapped market for rabbit production.

Farmers now rear rabbit for meat and wool; further studies have shown that rabbit urine can also serve as fertilizer and pesticide, improving the soil fertility of the soil and controlling unruly crop pests, simultaneously. There is no waste in rabbit production.

Composition of Rabbit Urine

Rabbit droppings are rich sources of the primary nutrients needed by plants, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium.

Rabbit waste is the end form of rabbit feed; rabbits are normally fed with greens, which they convert effectively to a rich matter as a result of the fermentation that takes place in their caecum.

Rabbit urine contains the highest level of Nitrogen compared to other farm animals; this is because rabbits barely drink water.

The Phosphorus and Potassium contents in rabbit urine are of appreciable level good enough to eliminate deficiencies of these nutrients in the soil, hence, it enhances the even growth of crops in an organic farm.

The micro-elements can also be sources from rabbit urine in good quantities because rabbit, after eating, produces soft-pellet feaces rich in amino acids and minerals, through a process called caecotrophy.

These soft pellet feaces is re-ingested by the rabbit to supply or supplement the nutritional need of the rabbit.

Crops you can use Rabbit Urine as Fertilizer and Pesticide

Because rabbit urine is very rich in nitrogen, it is very effective on vegetable crops like cabbage, lettuces, cucumber, watermelon, and other vegetables at any stage of growth. It can also be used at the early stage of other crops like maize.

Read Also: 10 Health Benefits of Rabbit Meat

How To Apply Rabbit Urine as Pesticide

Importance Rabbit Urine and How to Use it
Rabbit Urine

Rabbit urine can also be used as an organic pesticide. The difference between synthetic pesticides and organic pesticides is just their reaction with the target pests.

Synthetic pesticides kill the pests which, at times, may be beneficial to the plants in terms of pollination while organic pesticides repel the pests from the plant. Rabbit urine is an organic pesticide as it repels the insect pests through its pungent smell.

Rabbit urine repels insect pests like aphids, mites, bugs, leaf miners, bugs and other crop pests of economic importance.

You can only enjoy the pesticide effect of rabbit urine when you apply using the foliar application. It does the work of fertilizer and pest control.

Read Also: Introduction to Rabbit Rearing

Advantages of using rabbit urine as fertilizers and pesticides

The following are the merits of using rabbit urine as fertilizers and pesticides:

It can be cheaply sourced

It contains a high level of nitrates, which the plants can derive enough nitrogen from.

It is environmental friendly and non-toxic.

Rabbit production can be very lucrative as it can create multiple streams of income; if you rear rabbit for meat, you can as well try to add the urine as an additional enterprise and source of income.

Even if you do not have the passion for crop production, you can sell to organic crop farmers at reasonable prices.

With rabbit urine, the problem of fertilization and pest attack in organic farming can be resolved at a low cost.

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Benadine Nonye is an agricultural consultant and a writer with over 12 years of professional experience in the agriculture industry. - National Diploma in Agricultural Technology - Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science - Master's Degree in Science Education - PhD Student in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy... Visit My Websites On: 1. - Your Comprehensive Practical Agricultural Knowledge and Farmer’s Guide Website! 2. - For Effective Environmental Management through Proper Waste Management and Recycling Practices! Join Me On: Twitter: @benadinenonye - Instagram: benadinenonye - LinkedIn: benadinenonye - YouTube: Agric4Profits TV and WealthInWastes TV - Pinterest: BenadineNonye4u - Facebook: BenadineNonye

25 thoughts on “Importance of Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

  • Suzie

    You should dilute the urine one part urine to 4 parts water and apply to the base of the plants as fertilizer is needed. For a pesticide I dilute 9 parts water to one part urine and spray directly on the plant. Don’t spray the urine without diluting as it will burn the leaves.
    I also use rabbit solid waste mixed with my soil before planting in spring. You do not have to compost it, but you can. The difference in my garden with rabbit waste is astounding.
    We started selling the solid waste a few years ago and have customers return every year.

    • Agric4Profits

      Great. Thank you so much and we are glad that you find our article very helpful

  • Abraham Asare

    Thank you for this article. May I know whether rabbit urine would be good for coconut plants? Your urgent response would be very much appreciated.
    Thank you

  • mafabi john

    what are some of the the gaps in the use of rabbit urine?

  • mafabi john

    hello this mafabi john msc in crop science.
    what could be some of gaps in then use of rabbit urine and their recommendations?

  • Brittany

    Could the use the rabbit urine repel honey bees that help pollinate my garden? Thanks!

  • Bongani Magagula

    wow thank you so much for the information was looking for reasons of using rabbit urine but I’m now answered

    • Benadine Nonye

      That’s great and I’m glad you find the article useful!

  • 1.Hi, are there crops, that rabbits urine can harm ?
    2. Can I just apply my rabbits urine directly to the crops ? Or to the soil ?
    And do I need to dilute it with water or it can be applied directly..

  • MJ Fanta

    Hi! I have a strange question. I recently placed a hutch full of baby rabbits above an unused garden. They were there for about a month and urinated entirely into this 4×6 garden. I intended to remove the soil from the garden and replace it with fresh soil, but do you think it could still be used? I’m afraid the soil might be oversaturated. Thanks in advance.

    • Benadine Nonye

      Smiles… How about we carry out this research and see the results?

      I wouldn’t say for sure because I have never practically experimented this strategy so I cannot convincingly tell you what I am not certain about.

      But let’s have fun experimenting this idea and see what the outcome will become and who knows, it might end up fine.

      Now here’s the assignment:
      1. Remove the soil from that location and divide the generated soil into two parts
      2. Weigh the half part of the soil and Mix that part with an exact same weight of the soil from another location as the original soil.
      3. You are going to use the other half part of the soil as it is when generated from the location before dividing them into 2 equal parts and mixing one part of the soil with the soil from another location
      4. Then plant same crop on the two soils same day, observe and record your results to enable us come to a conclusion based on your findings.

      Please don’t forget to share your results with us so that I and others can also learn from your experiment alright?

  • Nesha Hams

    Hi, thank you for this useful information. May you kindly tell me how many hectares I can cover via foliar application on cabbage and how often should it be applied. Or rather how many hectares can I cover with 1 liter of rabbit urine diluted with 5 liters of water?

  • What a great post!
    I would appreciate if you could tell me the proper ratios to dilute the urine with water in order to apply both for foliage spray and directly to soil with base watering.
    Also, if ratios are good, what’s the suggested frequency? Can I overdo it or could I use it daily / twice daily in a sprayer for leaf application and not worry about harming the plants?

    Thanks again for your post and time to reply to comments

  • Im fred

    Wawooo amezing ihve rearing rabbit without knowing the use of urine

    • Benadine Nonye

      Smiles… Thank you and glad we could help

  • Oh wow! I just got a pet rabbit yesterday and now saw this article, what nice timing! Thank you for this, looks like having a rabbit now has other perks.

    • Benadine Nonye

      Oh really! That’s nice Eden,
      My regards to your new pet rabbit and I’m glad I could help

  • Michael Adetoro

    Thanks for this. I have been rearing rabbits for about 10 years without knowing the economic values of rabbit drops. I have always referred it as waste. Funny enough, I do practice small crop farming. Not knowing that I have been wasting important materials to help my agriculture practice.
    I am glad for this information. Thank you.

    • Benadine Nonye

      Smiles… I’m glad i could assist and thanks for finding our content very useful

  • Haruna Nyam

    Can rabbit urine be used as fertilizer for potato and tuber crops?

    • kemisola Babatunde

      my name is kemisola
      what’s the measurement of the urine into 20ltrs of water

    • PANUHA Felix

      What is the exact difference in nitrogen composition between rabbit urine and that of other animals, that makes rabbit urine the best organic fertilizer?

  • Razzan

    Hi there, I am currently a student in Malaysia and would like to know about rabbits use for fertilizer and pesticide. Do contact me. Thank you


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