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

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

In order to prepare for the possibility of fostering 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 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 litter, so…

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Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Processes involved in Rabbit Marketing

Rabbit marketing is the entire process of : (1) Identifying a potential rabbit market. (2) Gathering information about the ” wants and needs ” of that market. (3) Producing a product that fills those needs…. differentiate. (4) Communicating information about your products. (5) Completing sales transactions. (6) Distributing or delivering products. (a) on farm (b) farmers’ markets. (c) Retail and wholesale outlets. For marketing and sales of your products, visit: www.WorldMarketSite.com or www.BizZone.com.ng

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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. they include: (1) Concentrates feeds Include pellets: They are low fibre and high in digestible nutrients. They are available on market and can be fed with hay. (2) Dry roughage feeds. These include hay and straws. These feeds are high in fibre but low in digestible nutrients. Large quantities are needed to sustain the animal life. For young rabbits choose hay that is fine stemmed, leafy, green and…

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Importance of Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

Importance Rabbit Urine and How to Use it

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 of the soil if you truly want to…

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Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Common Rabbit Diseases and How to Cure them

Credit/Source: Bouncing Rabbit Ltd. Rabbits are one of the smallest yet steady meat sources you can have on a homestead. 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 a timely fashion so they don’t get out of hand. So I’m bringing you a…

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Feeding Tips for Rabbits

What to Feed Rabbits

Today we would be discussing some of the feeding tips for rabbits that you need to know about for your rabbit farming to be successful. The following are the feeding tips for rabbit: (1) Feed twice a day – in the morning and evening when it is cool. (2) Filling feed troughs to such an extent that there is feed for several days is not recommended. (3) The amount and type of feed to offer to them depend on : -The age of the rabbit -The weight or growth rate…

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Introduction to Rabbit rearing

Rabbits 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. 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). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The…

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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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Cold (Snuffle) as a Common Disease of Rabbit

This is a local infection of the nostril of rabbits. It is characterized by a watery or mucoid discharge from the nostril. Causes: 1. Build up of ammonia fumes in buildings. 2. Pasteurella organisms. 3. Excessive dust particular of feed, hay or grasses. Symptoms: 1. Lack of appetite in does. 2. Coughing. 3. Milk production decline. Control: 1. Isolation of sick rabbits. 2. Culling of sick frequently catching cold. 3. Sound feeding program. 4. Good ventilation to get rid of gas emanating. 5. Avoid damp cages and damp straw. 6.…

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Internal Parasites of Rabbits

CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR RABBIT HOUSING

Rabbits are vulnerable to several internal parasite infestations. These include pinworms, which mature at about 1 inch. You can see these thread-sized worms in the feces of infected bunnies.Tapeworm segments may appear in the stool or around the anus of affected rabbits.Rabbits feeding on grass or pasture may consume Fasciola hepatica, or liver flukes The protozoa coccidia often affects young rabbits. These minute creatures can’t be seen with the naked eye. Your veterinarian must confirm their presence by examining a rabbit’s feces under the microscope. Rabbit Dewormers It’s crucial to…

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Comprehensive Details about Rabbits Behavior

Rabbit Binkying: When I think of a rabbit doing a binky I often think of someone gleefully jumping into the air and clicking their heels together. While rabbits don’t actually do that Fred Astaire heel click, they do leap into the air and twist their bodies to show that they are happy or excited. Someone who doesn’t know what a binky looks like may think that their rabbit is scared and running away or that something else is wrong with them but a binky is a very normal, natural thing…

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