how often can a rabbit breed

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Jan 24th, 2007 23:40
Illinois
tweetluc
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i was wondering if someone can help me with my rabbits. how often can a rabbit have babies. and how do you take care of rabbits babies and how do you know when to put in a nest box if you don't know when the rabbit concevied. i reaaly need help thanks.
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Jan 25th, 2007 00:13
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I'm worried that you are breeding without knowing what you are doing, can you tell us what your circumstances are so we can help better. A rabbit can get pregnant as soon as she gives birth, like 10 mins after, so can litterally have a litter a month but this would kill her and the babies pretty soon, so please never think about doing this!! once a female is mated, seperate the male permenantly! unless he is snipped! put a nest box in at 26 days just in case, you can always take it out again if she isn't pregnant, but if you don't know when they conceived, put it in now, and if they treat it as a toilet take it out again and try again a few days later. and mum should feed the babies ok, you can tell if they have been fed if they have round bellies, like they have swallowed a ping pong ball, check on them when they are first born, remove any dead and check they are healthy, make sure you get mum's scent on your hands first though by rubbing your hands on her or in the sawdust. Mum will prob only feed the night after giving birth so check the next morning for the bellies, if they look sunken there is a problem, but hopefully that won't happen. really we need to know more about the circumstances, young mum's are more likely to have problems with babies as they are immature and don't know what to do, but let as know as much as you can about the situation, and pls read loads of books and sites too about this
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Jan 25th, 2007 21:35
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ok here is the reason i was asking. i have had these two rabbits toheter for about four months now myabe five. i had them outside in my garage and they have been ok no problems i don't have an extra cage for the other male. when i got the male rabbit they told me that is was a girl rabbit so i said ok. i don't know how to check if it was a m or f. then three days ago i went out to feed the rabbits and i discoverd 6 babies dead from the cold. i was shocked becuase the gray rabbit was suppose to be a female. well now i have them inside from the cold and i have no other cage to put the male in so that is why i was asking if she could get prgnant again soon. iam not breeding them on purpose i didn't even it was a male. so now i have to seperate them by buying another cage sometime soon and figure out if she is pregnant. she just had them three days ago i think. when i took the babies out of the cage they were not stiff or anything just they died from the cold. there was no hay becuase the other two have puched it all out. they are in the house now and i have no idea how to take care of babies but i can learn easy so iam just asking for help to anyone who can help me with it if she is pregnant again. also what are the fisrt signs of a rabbit pregnancy. just so i know. they both are dwarf rabbits they same size and all. so if you can offer some ideas that would be great thank you. and what can i put in the nest box. let me know tweetluc@yahoo.com please email me thanks.
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