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close this bookBetter Farming Series 37 - Raising Rabbits 2: Feeding Rabbits; Raising Baby Rabbits; Further Improvement (FAO, 1988, 49 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
close this folderFeeding your rabbits
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View the documentWhat can you feed your rabbits?
View the documentWhen to feed your rabbits and how much to feed them
View the documentSome other things that you should know about feeding your rabbits
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
close this folderTaking care of your rabbits
View the documentThe pens
View the documentFood and water
View the documentThe rabbits
View the documentEating or selling your rabbits
close this folderFurther improvement
View the documentRaising more rabbits
View the documentBuilding better pens
View the documentTaking better care of your rabbits

The pens

237. It is very important to keep your rabbit pens clean. Your rabbits may get sick if their pens become dirty.

238. If you built your pens like those shown in the last booklet, they will usually stay clean. However, sometimes the droppings may not fall out of the pen.


239. So, watch carefully to see that no rabbit droppings collect on the floor or in the corners of your pen. If they do, brush them out.

Brush out rabbit droppings

240. Clean the pens of your full- grown rabbits with soap and water at least twice each year and more often if they become dirty.

Clean the pens

241. When your baby rabbits are big enough and no longer need their nest boxes clean the boxes with soap and water and put them away for the next time.

242. When all of your young rabbits have been eaten or sold, clean their pens with soap and water before you put in more young rabbits.


If a rabbit begins to ruin its pen by chewing the wood of the walls or the floor give it a piece of wood to chew.

Give it a piece of food to chew