RAB­BIT FARM­ING (PART 2)

Agriculture - - Getting Started - BY ART AND ANGIE VEN­ERA­CION

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.

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