Rabbit question!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SnowWanderer, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. SnowWanderer

    SnowWanderer Hatching

    Mar 5, 2017
    I was speaking with a guy who asked why his rabbits were not breeding like rabbits. I asked about his setup and he said:

    The rabbits are a brother and two sisters, three or four years old, that always have full feeders and can eat as much as they want. He said they mate and the male falls over, but the females have never gotten pregnant.

    I think the rabbits are probably too fat and maybe getting too old, but what do I know, I raise chickens!

    Should I tell him to put them on a diet and try again or just cook up that batch and start with unrelated critters? Any other advice to pass along?

  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing 7 Years

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    You are right on both counts! 3-4 years is old for a doe and if she's not neutered she has a high expectancy of getting uterine cancer. If they are allowed too much food, become obese - it affects the fertility adversely - perhaps you should keep rabbits also! [​IMG]
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