AMERICAN CHINCHILLA RABBITS

                                                                                          DO’S AND DON'TS
Don’t expect to buy good rabbit stock “cheap”! Pay the price and get good stock…you reap what you sow!

Don’t breed a Doe less than 8 mos. of age if you want to value her as a breeder.

Don’t use a Buck on more than three Does a week…more than that may lower his vitality and usefulness as a breeder.

Always keep rabbits 5 mos. of age and older in their own cage. Always take the Doe to the Buck’s cage not the Buck to the Doe’s cage.

Always trim the Doe’s nails and clean and inspect ears etc. before breeding.  

Don’t leave the Doe with the Buck for more than 3-5 minutes. If she resents his advances by grunting and lounging at him remove her and try daily…this may go on for 2-3 weeks.

If the Buck services the Doe twice that should be sufficient.

Test a Doe four days after the first service. If she “takes” to the Buck on the “test” make a note of it, as she will likely kindle 30-33 days later. If she does not want him it is likely she settled on the first breeding…remove her quickly as it just causes her to be unsettled or anxious. 

If the Doe does not kindle five days over her due date it is safe to say the breeding did not take or she absorbed the embryos.  A doe will miss now and again. Just try again.

Don’t over breed a Doe. Four litters a year is enough to ask without risk to the Doe and her offspring. Don’t breed a Doe that is thin or otherwise in poor condition…it does not pay.

Don’t breed Does during the hot months of the year ( unless you have them in an air conditioned facility), as you
will most likely loose the Doe before she kindles or the kits after.

Make sure to disinfect cages once a week and don’t throw the kits out with the bedding. Count to make sure they are all there and pick through the bedding in case you counted incorrectly.

Never feed food which you scooped up from the ground or the floor. It may have just enough mold to cause harm. Food and hay left on the floor will become contaminated, mildew and will cause illness…keep it clean as rabbits are naturally clean. 

NEVER HOLD YOUR RABBITS BY THE EARS; this will destroy them and they will most likely break their neck struggling.

Don’t expect a fortune in a day or even a year…it takes time to develop your rabbit business. You must work for it. Keep meticulous records…breeding, costs, sales and pedigrees ( they make your stock worth-while).


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Don’t expect a fortune in a day or even a year…it takes time to develop your rabbit business. You must work for it. Keep meticulous records…breeding, costs, sales and pedigrees ( they make your stock worth-while).