Rabbits Mating - How to Know
When Your Rabbits Are Ready to Mate
Mating rituals can be observed from almost all the animals in
the kingdom except rabbits. A male rabbit will immediately
jump on a female rabbit without any courtesy at all. That
makes it difficult to tell if your rabbit is ready or not
because they're pretty much ready most of the time. However,
you are still required to learn about
caring for rabbits habits to
better understand these prolific breeders.
If you are domesticating rabbits for profit, overpopulation is
definitely your number one problem. In business, number is
good but not all the time. If your rabbits increase in number
while you are still unprepared on where to sell or put them;
you are in trouble. It is best to learn how to control their
population while you still can. To understand rabbit mating
habits are not that difficult; it's controlling them that is
Rabbits Have Their Own Mating Season, too - Prolific as they
are, they have their own season, too. Anywhere you go, rabbits
will mate more actively during the warm season. This is to
ensure the survival of the newborn baby bunnies. But
generally, they mate all year round. So, come up with a
housing project for them where the males can't get to the
females unless they need to populate.
Sexual Maturity - Rabbits, even really young ones are already
active. If you own a male and female bunny separate them first
if you don't want them to mate. You must wait at least 6
months for the doe and 4 months for the buck. This is the
period of their sexual maturity. But it is better to wait
longer to ensure the survival and health of the baby bunnies.
Male Sex Drive- The male sex drive can be triggered during
warm weather and condition. You will know that your buck is
ready to mate if it starts acting aggressively among female
rabbits. A dominant male has more chances of impregnating more
than one doe.
Rabbit Chase - A buck will usually chase the doe. Sniffing her
rear and then he will try to lift her tail with his nose. The
male rabbit will chase the female for a few minutes before he
can finally seduce her. Remember that if you want to make
rabbit mating a success, you have to put the female in the
male's hutch not the other way around. If you put the buck
inside the female's hutch it could be ugly. The female will
become very aggressive and will tend to hurt the male.
So there you have it, just a few important things you need to
consider in rabbit mating. Be sure that when you consider
breeding these guys that they are well provided for to keep
them happy and healthy.