All you want to know about raising rabbits for meat

What you need to know about rabbit cages

Rabbit cages should be constructed of one-inch, 12-gauge galvanized-after-welding mesh or “hardware cloth.” Poultry mesh isn’t going to cut it. To keep your rabbits as safe as possible, you should suspend cages from the ceiling or rafters with 14-gauge wire or mount them on the wall.  If you can’t, use metal legs to support the cages. Wooden posts and benches will give rats, snakes and other small...

What is a domestic rabbit?

The phrase “domestic rabbit” is often used to refer to tame rabbits which are housed in cages, pens, or other enclosures. Due to the “domesticated” ways in which they are raised, they are distinguished from hares and wild rabbits which exist in their natural or wild state. All breeds and varieties of domestic rabbits were developed from the European rabbit (Oxyctolagus cuniculus). In some areas,...

What do rabbits need to survive?

Rabbits are very resilient creatures and if you leave a few of them alone on a desert island for a while, you will have hundreds of them hopping all over that pristine beach in no time. To survive rabbits really only need a few basic things: food, lots of clean water, shelter from the elements (especially sun and heat) and protection from predators (whether that’s a place to hide or a cage in your...

Providing clean food and water for rabbits

Providing clean food and water for you rabbits is essential to keeping your rabbitry healthy. There are several options available when it comes to giving rabbits what they need to flourish, which can range from inexpensive, homemade items to more costly systems. But spending a little more might just mean a few less minutes you need to spend cleaning every day. Feeders Galvanized metal self-feeders are available at...

What to do when rabbit poop becomes a problem

When you start raising meat rabbits, you will find yourself with an abundance of meat…and a whole lot of rabbit poop. Healthy rabbits produce two kinds of poop: the medium-sized little balls that most people are familiar with and cecotrophes which are tiny grape-like clusters of poop which rabbits usually re-ingest anally (don’t worry, we’re not going to go into further details about that subject right now)....
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