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Thinking of getting a bunny have a few qustions?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mamato3, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    There is a lady on a local sell form that is selling a rabbit she bought over 6 weeks ago says she dont have as much time as she had hope for to tend to the rabbit. All she can tell me is its a girl bunny over 1 year is there things i should look for when getting the bunny? This is my first bunny. Also i would like to know if its purebred and if i could breed her if she is 1 year. I will only breed her if she is a good quality of bunny. Here are some pics of the bunny
    So what do you think?
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Check out the bunnies eyes and nose. There shouldn't be any discharge. Also take a look at the front feet. If the bunny has had a runny nose, you'll be able to see that on the front feet. Best practice, any discharge walk away.
  3. Maidservant

    Maidservant Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    With her already being a year old, I personally wouldn't breed her. Most breeders do their first breed between 5 and 8 months old. Much older than that and the chance of becoming sterile goes up. She is beautiful though. I do second the info on discharge. Check her ears too. If they have crust in them, she has ear mites (doesn't look like she does from the pic though). Ear mites are treatable, but they are a pain to deal with, especially if you've never owned a rabbit before. It is difficult to tell if a rabbit is a pure breed without a pedegree, and since the lady selling her doesn't know much about her, she probably isn't pedegreed. Not being pedegreed isn't necessarily a bad thing, just that if you do choose to breed, you don't know what may pop up in her litters.

    Keep us updated on your choice!
    Hope this helps,
    Emily in NC
  4. Bex

    Bex Songster

    Oct 12, 2008
    Looks like a Siamese sable Netherland dwarf. Possibly a mix. I wouldn't breed her either - rabbits should always have their first litter before 1 year of age.
  5. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Just some thing to keep in mind remember when you breed her you will have LOTS of babies who will need homes and who will need food and cages. Don't bring any animals into this world you can't care for.

    She is a little older then the normal breeding age.
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    She looks like a satin mix maybe. I would not breeder her. Breeding of rabbits should only be done if you are a breeder with high quality show stock or if you are breeding for food. It's irresponsible otherwise.
  7. mamato3

    mamato3 Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    thanks for the info hubby wants me to breed meat rabbits. The local feed store guy told him he would put a flyer up for us and that the meat rabbits will sell so we found a local lady that will sell us pure nz whites or a mix breed that she has been working on for meat purpose there a mix of English Spot and a common Grey she has young rabbits for sell so were are going sometime in the next week to talk to her. If you seen my other post that didnt work out looked like way to many rabbits for us to start with.

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