The first step to breeding rabbits
So you're on your way to breeding rabbits. The first step of course is choose which breed of rabbits you would like to breed. There are many options depending on what your purpose for breeding. You could be breeding for show, for fun, for meat, for profit, pet, fur, and more. Each breed of rabbit has it's own characteristics Once you determine your purpose for breeding rabbits you can then norrow it down to what breed you would like to start with. To help you decide your reason for breeding which will help determine which breed to start with you can get our FREE guide on how to breed rabbits. Just fill out the form to the left and we will instantly email it to you.
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The basics for successfully breeding
A female rabbit is dalled a doe and male rabbit is called a buck. Small Breed does are usually ready to begin breeding around 5 months old and the buck needs one more month to mature which would put him at 6 months. Medium size does are 7 months before they are ready and males at 8 months. With large breeds you need to wait until 8 months for the doe and 9 months for the buck. You will need to have a seperate cage for the doe and buck. If you don't they will keep breeding which is where the phrase "breeding like rabbits" comes from. Once they have their first litter you will need another cage for the babies or offspring. One important step that many people skip is to keep your rabbits healthy as overweight rabbits do have a hard time becoming pregnant. These are the basics for more information be sure to request our FREE guide using the form above.