New rabbits

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Blue Skys, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    I got three rabbits over the weekend. A breeding pair of New Zealands and a California doe.

    The buck is not eating much and doesn't seem to be very active . Is this a normal behavior for being moved to a new home? The does are very active and they eat all their food. I will post pictures soon.

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    The california doe

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    The NZ buck and Doe, the buck is on the left

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    and the NZ doe by herself
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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very handsome rabbits!
     
  3. Chickenhatcher89

    Chickenhatcher89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!!
     
  4. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When rabbits are relocated, sometimes it takes a while for them to adjust. It helps when the new owner is given a small amount of the previous owner's feed to use to "wean" them over to a different feed. Some rabbits will go off feed for days if they don't find the new feed appealing. It is a good idea to give them a handful of hay to stimulate their appetites. Also, if you have some, a couple of tablespoons of whole oats put on top of the new feed will get them eating.

    Good luck with your rabbit raising endevour. A trio like that, and their offspring, can produce an endless supply of meat for your family for years if managed well.
     

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