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close this bookBetter Farming Series 37 - Raising Rabbits 2: Feeding Rabbits; Raising Baby Rabbits; Further Improvement (FAO, 1988, 49 p.)
close this folderRaising your own baby rabbits
View the documentMating
View the documentHelping rabbits to mate
View the documentThe baby rabbits
View the documentWhen the baby rabbits are born
View the documentRaising young rabbits
View the documentHow to tell the difference between female and male rabbits
View the documentWhen should you mate female rabbits again?
View the documentWhen to replace your full- grown female rabbits
View the documentWhen to replace your full- grown male rabbit

Raising young rabbits

205. You can put as many as six to eight young rabbits in a pen of the size you learned to build in the last booklet.

206. However, it is best to keep all of the young rabbits from the same female rabbit together in the same pen.

207. Once they are in their own pen, you can begin to fatten them to eat or to sell. So, give them as much food as they can eat and plenty of fresh water.


Give your young rabbits as much as they can eat and drink

208. Young rabbits are usually big enough to be eaten or to be sold when they are about three to four months old.

209. After four months of age, rabbits begin to eat a lot more food. So, you should try to eat or sell all of your rabbits by this time.

210. If you keep rabbits longer than this, the male rabbits may begin to fight. So, it is best to eat or sell the male rabbits first.

211. You will next learn how to tell the difference between female and male rabbits.