Not everything is as easy as it looks from outside said by some random guy seems very true.
Yes. In this blog, we are actually talking about rabbits. When we say rabbits, the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is The are cute, adorable pet, some great fresh meat for lunch or even a cute character that is celebrated on Easter as the easter bunny.
But rabbits are not just that. There is a big story on the farms that mainly depends on rabbits for stocks, breeding and meat. Right now there are nearly 45+ rabbit breeders and among them, some of the breeds are quite famous and well known such as Angora rabbit, Flemish Giant rabbits, Holland rabbits, Lionhead rabbits and many.
For rabbit farming, most of the people breed Flemish Giant rabbits, Californian rabbits, Silver fox rabbit, Palomino rabbits, Cinnamon rabbits and New Zealand rabbits. And depending on the country, province this might change. Some have small farms whereas others have big farms mainly for meat production.
Now coming to the topic of this blog. The issues faced while growing rabbits vary from at what purpose you are breeding. Breeding as pets? Lesser the number of issues you might face. Breeding for the small scale farm? Hmm, depends. Needs some attention compulsorily. Breeding rabbits in large scale farms? If you are reading this blog, you should have got some systematic solution for these. If not, don’t worry. Just keep reading the blog.
Three Common Issues Every Rabbit Breeders Face And Recommended Tips
1. Rabbits Eating Their Own Poops
This sounds disgusting, but yes they do. Rabbits produce both hard and soft poops and that is something totally natural of them eating this poops. You need not worry because these poops especially the soft poops have some good nutrients and water contained. Once this is eaten by them, they absorb the water and later this becomes a hard poop. So it is totally fine. Chill!
2. The Ear Problems That You Can’t Run-Off
Also, this is one of the most common issues every breeder will face or have to face. These are usually caused by mites which are known as small parasites which goes deep down your rabbit’s ear. Now how do we find it? Very simple. Your rabbits will do unusual things like shaking their heads or trying to scratch their ears on floors. So, how do we treat this? Drop-in few drops of olive or sesame oil inside the rabbit’s ear. Continue this until the problem stops. If this never stops, visit the veterinary doctor without fail.
3. The Bad Smell
Again, if you own even one rabbit, the possibilities of getting a bad smell are high. But in most of the cases, you need to check you rabbit cages and cross-check once in a while that they are clean and gets enough air. It is even better if you wash the overall cage with some detergent and soaps.
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