Rabbit breeding question...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by allaboutdemchicks, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Do rabbits EVER pull their hair out for anything other than expecting to give birth? It looks like "Spice" did have just enough time with "Snowball!"....three lbs. of hair in her nesting box to prove it.

    And, how far before the birth do they normally prepare the nest box? [​IMG]
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    If I'm guessing right....my next post will be a "for sale" post...hahaha.

  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    When did they breed? They can make a nest very early if the box is in there, most breeders put it in just a few days before the due date. Also, some rabbits have false pregnancies and pull fur.
  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    I have had does pull hair at 24 days but usually the day of or the day before kindling.
  5. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Slidell, LA
    My does pulled two days before the kindling. I think you are supposed to put the nest box in on day 29 with lots of hay inside the box and inside the cage. Both of my does were first time mothers and they did it magically. Although, I did give them a pep talk.
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Mine pulled 10 days prior last time.

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