Cultivation of decorative rabbits – business troublesome also demands many efforts. Besides, manufacturers spend considerable funds for purchase and maintenance in a due condition of cages and also a rabbit first-aid kit with all necessary medicines.
It is required to you
- Spacious cage, ditch for toilets (it is desirable two), a feeding trough, a drinking bowl, hay and sawdust, compound feed for feeding, a salt stone, special branches for grinding of teeth, brushes for combing, toys, a first-aid kit.
1. The attention is necessary for rabbits 24 hours a day, especially, in time and after pregnancy. They become ready to cultivation approximately by 8 months. But the partner "demand" much earlier, by 4 months therefore on an early time it is better to give to a rabbit a soft toy of the size of him. During puberty the rabbit is aggressive, "marks" the territory, digs, tries to build a nest, scatters everything around. The female can have a false pregnancy (irrespective of whether there was a sexual contact or not). She begins to drag hay for a nest and to tear up from itself wool. Stop any attempt of a female to build a nest. Give it more chance to take a walk and occupy it with games.
2. The real pregnancy lasts about 30 days (plus or minus 2-3 days). Pay attention to a diet of a doe-rabbit, but also do not overfeed. Do not deprive of her calcium. Put future mom in more spacious cage and you hold far away from a male. Do not allow strangers to take a pregnant doe-rabbit on hands at all. To understand how many she waits for kids, it is possible by means of a palpation. But do not feel a female if you never did earlier it. You very easily can do much harm also to her, and the krolchata which were not born yet. One week prior to childbirth try not to let out a female to walk, put a nested lodge, the day before carry out disinfection of a cage. Surely take care of that during childbirth there was an expert from veterinary clinic. If everything passes successfully, then couple, the three or the five decorative krolchat will be born.
3. Practically do all other actions for cultivation and feeding of kids under observation of the expert. Subtleties will arise much: beginning from the fact that mom can die while giving birth, finishing with not shown maternal instinct. It is impossible to bring up newborn babies without maternal milk. If it was gone not at once, and several weeks later, experienced manufacturers recommend to buy artificial milk for puppies or kittens. You feed krolchat by means of the pipette with several openings. If the doe-rabbit has a milk, provide to kids free access to nipples.
4. At insufficient leaving of a female wash with damp warm fabric anuses krolchat and you watch a condition of their eyes, teeth, claws and the general development. If in it there is no urgent need, do not take away cubs from a female until it executes at least one and a half months. Do not forget about what kids it is necessary also to impart. This and other issues on development of decorative pets resolve strictly with the veterinarian.