View & Print Coupons
  • |
  • |
Please insert a friend's information that you would like send an email to.
Friend's Email Address:  
Friend's Name:
Your Email Address:
Your Name:
Special Message:

Rabbit Gestation and Birth


The average gestation period for rabbits is 31 days; however, it can vary from 29 to 35 days.

Pregnancy

Does should be pregnancy-checked 14 days after mating. If not pregnant, they can be re-bred immediately. If a doe exhibits kindling (or birthing) tendency 18 to 22 days after mating, it is a good sign of false pregnancy. Ovulation in domestic rabbits is induced by the act of mating. If egg cells are not fertilized, false pregnancy occurs.

Birth

Shortly before kindling, the doe will line the nest box with fur plucked from her body. Clean and disinfected nest boxes should be placed with the doe three days before she is due to kindle or when fur pulling is observed. Remove the nest box when rabbits are two weeks old.

The doe should not be disturbed until the young are a day old. At the time, the litter can be examined. Any deformed, dead or excess rabbits should be removed. Excess young can be transferred to a foster mother.

Weight

Bunnies should be weighed at 21 days to judge the doe's milk production and the offspring growth potential. Each bunny should weigh approximately 385 grams.

The young can be weaned at 4 weeks, but they may remain with the doe until 8 weeks. Shipping weight should be at least 4 lb.


Related Products

GridList

Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch 30
COMPARE
$29.99
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch 30"
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch 36
COMPARE
$39.99
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch 36"
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Miller Complete Rabbit Hutch Kit
COMPARE
$59.99
Miller Complete Rabbit Hutch Kit
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch Frame Kit 24
COMPARE
$12.99
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch Frame Kit 24"
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Ware Heavy Duty Large Rabbit Hutch
COMPARE
$149.99
Ware Heavy Duty Large Rabbit Hutch
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch Frame Kit 30
COMPARE
$14.99
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch Frame Kit 30"
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch 24
COMPARE
$24.99
Pet Lodge Wire Rabbit Hutch 24"
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge 24.5
COMPARE
$39.99
Pet Lodge 24.5" Plastic Bottom Rabbit Cage Green
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge 31
COMPARE
$49.99
Pet Lodge 31" Plastic Bottom Rabbit Cage Purple
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Pet Lodge 40
COMPARE
$59.99
Pet Lodge 40" Plastic Bottom Rabbit Cage Blue
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Ware Heavy Duty Double Rabbit Hutch
COMPARE
$239.99
Ware Heavy Duty Double Rabbit Hutch
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability
Ware Heavy Duty Small Rabbit Hutch
COMPARE
$159.99
Ware Heavy Duty Small Rabbit Hutch
Check Store Availability
Check Store Availability


Product availability and pricing may vary by location.
These products may be purchased at your local store.
Images are representative only. Color and size may vary.
If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment!

0 Comments:

Post Your Comments

Login or register now to comment.


To help us provide you with a better experience, including
promotions in your area, please provide your zip code:

Update Cancel
Updating...