How to Care for Newly Weaned Rabbits Properly

How to Care for Newly Weaned Rabbits Properly

Before weaning baby rabbits (kits, or baby bunnies) from their mother, they should be eating commercial rabbit food pellets. These small bits are designed specifically for the rabbit’s sensitive gastrointestinal system. With kits, it’s a matter of feeding just the right amount, neither overfeeding or underfeeding the developing rabbits. Watch the babies carefully for signs of illness after weaning. Call the vet if a kit stops eating or develops diarrhea. Weaning Avoid weaning the kits from their mother before the age of 4 weeks. Before that time, they still rely…

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How to Foster Kits (Baby Rabbits) with Another Doe (Adult Female Rabbit)

How to Care for Newly Weaned Rabbits Properly

In order to prepare for the possibility of fostering rabbit kits, you should mate your does in groups. These groups of does should be mated within 3-5 days of each other (at most) in order to allow you to foster the kits if needed. This will help you if you are ever faced with any of the situations previously mentioned. Options for fostering rabbit kits of varying litter sizes: When a doe has a very large litter some of her kits can be fostered by another doe with a smaller…

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Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Rabbit production is one backyard industry that promises a bright future. Why’ Because almost 99 per cent of the rabbit is useful – the meat for food, the fur for clothing, paws and tails for trinkets, and the manure for soil improvement and for new energy source… bio or methane gas. The returns from rabbit raising vary from place to place and from time to time. So rabbit producers may either expand or close down their projects on the basis of local and national demands. However, rabbits are perhaps the…

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What to Feed Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Today we are going to be discussing about the different classes of rabbit feeds we have and what to feed your rabbits. Rabbits in the wild all over the world successfully consume a wide variety of plant material. Various types of dry and fresh grasses and plants with leaves comprise the largest portion of the wild rabbit diet. Rabbits will also eat bark on trees, tender twigs and sprouts, fruits, seeds and other nutritious foods in much small amounts. This is important to know when we decide what is a…

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Importance of Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

Importance 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…

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Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Rabbits are one of the smallest yet steady meat sources you can have on a homestead thou there are some common rabbit diseases that affect them which is what we will be discussing about today. They also are a very healthy meat source as they are all white meat. However, in my time of raising rabbits (and communicating with a lot of others who raise rabbits) I’ve noticed there are certain illnesses and ailments that commonly occur in rabbits. It is important to understand these and also recognize them in…

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Feeding Tips for Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Rabbits are small mammals found in several parts of the world. Rabbits are herbivores which efficiently convert fodder to food. The different breeds of modern domestic rabbit have evolved as far back as the 18th century. In early 1960, united state department of Agriculture (USDA) was involved in introducing more rabbit to western states of Nigeria. Rabbit can be quickly grown and are a cheap source of protein. They can be reared for consumption or commercial undertaking. Rabbits that are on forage feeding reach table weight around 6-7 months of…

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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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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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