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To raise rabbits, it is necessary to know the type of breeding you want to do. Whether you want to raise farm rabbits or pet rabbits, Ducatillon has selected the right equipment to meet your needs.
First of all, it is important to choose which type of breeding you want to do, and in which type of farm. Indeed, you can raise more or less important farm rabbits or pet rabbits. Moreover, you have the possibility to raise them in the wild or in a hutch. It is important to remember that the rabbits must have enough space for their good development and their maintenance in good health. The maintenance of the rabbit must be rigorous and followed, it requires a clean and healthy environment for its well-being.
Raising pet rabbits
The rabbit's environment
Before your rabbit arrives, you must prepare its living environment. It is important that once your rabbit arrives, it can quickly get used to its surroundings. To do this, you will have to decide whether you want to keep your rabbit indoors or outdoors. Some people prefer to have the rabbit outside so that it can enjoy the fresh air and natural light. Others favor keeping the rabbit indoors to create a real bond with the animal and human contact. It is important to note that if you decide to keep your rabbit outdoors, it will require supervision and an adapted environment.
Indeed, during the nice days, you will have to provide a place sheltered from direct sunlight and from the sun. Moreover, when the temperatures will cool down, it will be essential to provide more litter in order to maintain the heat. Finally, if temperatures are negative, it is strongly recommended to put your rabbit in a shelter. The choice of the cage will be essential. The size of the cage must allow your rabbit to move around and play in it. He must be able to put himself in all positions without being disturbed.
If you decide to raise your rabbit indoors, it is important to provide an enclosure so that it can move around without limits. You will need to let your rabbit out at least once a day. Rabbits should not be exposed to noise, as they are very shy animals.
Feeding your rabbit
Rabbits require a daily diet. Their diet can be based on pellets. It is essential that your rabbit has access to fresh water at all times. For hygiene and to limit the appearance of bacteria and potential diseases, the water should be changed every day. Also, your rabbit's bedding should be changed every 2 to 5 days. On the other hand, it is recommended to remove the droppings daily.
Raising farm rabbits
Just like pet rabbits, farm rabbits can be raised in a free-range enclosure or in hutches. They follow the same recommendations as pet rabbits. If you wish to raise your rabbits in hutches, it is important to take into consideration the needs of your rabbits and to respect the following advice: Maintain a temperature between 15 and 20°C and for the nesting boxes a temperature of about 30°C, provide ventilation to renew the air. If you want to breed in hutches, it is important to be vigilant on the hygiene of it. Indeed, hutches must be cleaned regularly in order to limit the proliferation of bacteria and thus limit the appearance of diseases.