Raising rabbits ?!?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bhazell123, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I bought some rabbits around 5 or 6 months and well neither of them are getting pregnant [​IMG] I've tried both with two different males anyone have any idea on why there not getting pregnant ?
     
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    A few questions first...

    How old are they? Too young/too old could be a factor.

    Did you get the females from the same place? At what age did you purchase them? Was it possible the seller sold them for the same reason, that they couldn't conceive?

    How frequently are you putting your does with your bucks?

    What is your method? I introduce my girl into the male's cage, wait just a few minutes. He will be all over her like white on rice, and she will give in eventually. You know they have done the deed when the boy falls off to the side...it's comical if you haven't seen it before. And, of course, we never put a buck in a does cage.
     
  3. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I got them both from the same person there only around 6 / 7 months old and I just put the male with the female over night [​IMG] and I've see. Him dropping when he's done. And I have a week before she is due but she doesn't loom to big :-/
     
  4. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you saying she is due in a week? Or has she gone past her due date? If she is still in the "expecting" range, then be sure to put her nest box in just in case. The reason to put the female in the male's cage is because the doe will defend her cage against the buck. Sometimes a doe can be too fat to concieve if given free feed.
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    This is what I have read. Take the female to the male's cage early in the morning. Leave her in there for 20 minutes. Take her out and return her to her own cage. 4 hours later, repeat the process.
     

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