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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
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Helping rabbits to mate

167. Sometimes when a female rabbit is put into a pen with a male rabbit she will hide in the corner and the male rabbit will not be able to mount her.

168. If this happens, you can help them to mate. To do this, hold the female by the neck with one hand.

169. Then, put the other hand under the female with one finger on each side of her tail and push gently backwards.

170. This will make the female lift her tail so that the male can mount her. The drawings below will show you how to hold a female rabbit for mating.

How to help a female rabbit mate