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Read About Breeding Rabbits

Breeding Rabbits is not just a commercial task, but it is also a fun process for breeders. They love to breed rabbits as they get money by selling them as pets. Here's everything you need to know about these breeders.

Breeding Rabbits -- Breeder Facts

  1. Professional Affiliations:

    All the rabbit breeders must be associated with American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Texas Rabbit Breeders Association (Texas RBA), National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club (NARBC) are some other regional bodies with which rabbit breeders can be associated.
  2. Why Use a Breeder:

    Breeders are usually experts in the breeding of rabbits. The rabbits purchased from breeders are of good quality and are disease-free. The breeders will give you guarantees on the health and temperament of their rabbits. To be on the safer side, it is always better to buy them from reputed breeders.
  3. How to Find:

    Rabbit breeders can be found through internet, as it is the fastest way to search anything, and it will save you time also. You can also check pet magazines for the advertisement related to rabbit sales.
  4. What to Expect:

    Rabbit breeders will be interested in knowing your family lifestyle and income. They will ask you to fill out all of the information in one form. The information will be entirely for their records.
  5. Breeder's Surroundings:

    The breeder must keep the rabbits in a clean and hygienic place, as being a delicate creature, rabbits are prone to many viral infections. You must also provide rabbits with clean surroundings after purchasing them.

Breeding Rabbits -- Newborn Facts

  1. Average Number of Newborns Delivered at Birth:

    The average litter size is two to four bunnies. Some larger breeds will have a litter size of six to 12.
  2. Age To Be Sold:

    Rabbits under two months of age cannot be sold. They must be sold after reaching the age of six months.
  3. What to Look For in a Newborn:

    Newborn rabbits must be active and healthy. They should not show any signs of illness. They must be checked by the vet before purchasing, with due permission of the breeder.
  4. Registry:

    Rabbit breeders must register their rabbits either with American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBS) or at least with one of the regional rabbit associations.
  5. AKC Recognized Characteristics:

    Rabbits are not registered by the American Kennel Club, which is an organization only for registering the characters of dog breeds.
  6. Expense to Purchase Newborn:

    The average cost for purchasing a newborn rabbit is $10 to $20.
  7. Dam and Sire Information of your Newborn:

    A reputed breeder must have the parent information of the newborn rabbits. He or she should be able to give you all the required information, so that you can very well be aware of the genetic issues associated with them.

Breeding Rabbits -- Breeder Concerns

  1. Breeder Reputation:

    The rabbit breeders must be registered and reputed. You can find out listings of reputed breeders from the websites of rabbit protection associations.
  2. Pet Health:

    The rabbits must be checked by vets, if there are any health concerns related to them. The breeders must guarantee the rabbits bred by him.
  3. Assurances:

    The breeders must give you all the information associated with the rabbit you have selected to purchase. He or she must provide you with all the necessary documents and vet reports.