New rabbits

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

  1. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

    Nov 25, 2008
    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.

    Edited to add pictures, lets see if I do this correctly... [​IMG]

    The california doe


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


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

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Very handsome rabbits!
  3. Chickenhatcher89

    Chickenhatcher89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Lawrenceburg, TN
    Very nice!!
  4. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Little Rhody
    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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