RABBIT FARMING (PART 2)
IN THIS ARTICLE, the second part of our previous piece on raising rabbits for profit, we would like to share valuable information about rabbit farming as a way to raise interest in and awareness of the development of the rabbit farming industry.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
• Doe - female rabbit • Buck - male rabbit • Dam - mother rabbit • Sire - father rabbit • Breeding - mating rabbits • Testing - confirming a doe’s pregnancy • Nesting - putting a nest box in a doe’s cage • Kindling - giving birth • Gestation - time between breeding and kindling • Kits - offspring • Litter - offspring in one kindling • Weaning - separating the litter from the dam
A healthy and shiny coat, good and quick feed intake, bright eyes without any discharge, good body weight gain, and a very active disposition are the physical indications of a healthy rabbit.