Because they are great breeders, there is no need to keep many rabbits together to achieve a good volume of meat. They even produce seven to twelve young rabbits (at a time) and return on investment can be realized between 18 and 24 months. Just make sure that there’s someone to watch over your rabbits at all times during the day because they can harm each other quite easily.
The California race rabbit is ideal for producing meat, while the fawn burgundy and white rabbit (Angora) are good for their skins.
The activity of rabbit rearing is relatively low-cost because it uses little space and you don’t need to worry a lot about what to feed them. Rabbits are herbivores and have very strong digestive systems; they can easily consume and digest a lot of stuff that other animals would never even think of eating. Cheap food items such as potatoes, corn, soybeans, wheat, rye and oats are enough to keep them going.
Rabbit breeding first started in Asia. Fossils have also been discovered in the Iberian Peninsula. Although they have been domesticated for many years, it was not until the Middle Ages that rabbits were bred in cages by monks in Asia. In USA, professional rabbit rearing began in 1957.
If you want to take a hamster home, here are some necessary precautions that you need to undertake:
· In most countries there are no vaccines available for rabbits.
· Keep the animal in a dry environment, protected from extreme temperatures.
· Give them the right food. Grass, vegetables, fruits and grains should be fed.
· You must be very careful about the amount of fiber (vegetables) in the diet of the rabbit, offered in large amounts, can cause diarrhea in the short-term and dental problems in the long.
· Do not hold the rabbit by the ears. They are full of veins and arteries. It is through them that the rabbit loses heat. By pressing the ears, one can cause bruising, which would lead to intense pain and temporary loss of ability to change temperature. The animal may even have hyperthermia, which can be fatal.
· Buy a medium cage or a large one, but never a small one. A small cage is bad for the health of the animal because it does little exercise and is highly prone to obesity.
· When you release it at home, keep an eye out. Do not let him loose if nobody is supervising. Otherwise, it will chew everything it can, including furniture and electrical wires and even hurt itself.