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Rabbit Rhythm #47: Breeding: Did it take? Plus book discount and Easter bunny overpopulation info
March 22, 2014
Rabbit Rhythms of April
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For the next 10 days, or until March 31, 2014, your early bird purchase of Karen’s new Q&A book answering a wide gamut of rabbit related questions will earn you:
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Don’t forget - at 12:01 a.m. on April 1, this deal goes away. Pre-order now to get the best discounts.
Overheard at Raising-RabbitsMandi in Oklahoma wrote:
"Can you please autograph my copy of your book?"
Yes indeed, Mandi! And we’ll do you even better than that - a huge discount in your bottom line cost! Go buy your copy now, and Karen will sign it and send it the minute she gets her copies in the office. The order form can be found at:
We heard from Kaitlyn in Texas:
Healthy RabbitsIf you put your female rabbit in the male rabbit’s cage in the springtime, the chances are very high that BOTH rabbits are fertile and anxious to breed.
What then do you do if you don’t see a fall-off?
My friend Mary in Iowa put her doe "Bonnie" in the cage with the buck; the doe spent the entire time running from the buck.
31 days later?? Yep, babies. They were dead on the wire as Mary, who had watched the full breeding process, had not witnessed anything that resembled a breeding.
Poor Mary felt pretty bad! She had not given Bonnie a nest as she had not thought the doe needed one. This has happened to many of us at least once, so this is not written as criticism in the slightest.
But we can certainly take a hint from Mary's experience...
Whenever you put a doe in with a buck, and especially in springtime, even if you don’t see a fall-off or obvious mating activity, you might consider that there is at least a chance your doe got bred despite a perceived lack of evidence.
If you've bred a doe but aren't sure it "took,":
Rabbits in the NewsIt's Easter time! Here’s your advance notice that the rabbit overpopulation propaganda mill is about to crank up into overdrive.
You’re bound eventually to see at least one news story about a single unwanted rabbit that got dropped off at a shelter. This single story will likely hit the news with dire warnings about getting your kid a bunny for Easter.
"95% end up abandoned in shelters," they assert.
"Make yours chocolate," will be the punchline.
We did some numbers-crunching ourselves, along with some help from our friends over at the Rabbit Education Society, and found that the REAL percentage of rabbits abandoned all year long (not just after Easter) is very close to 1.9%.
Rest assured: Those news stories that you will soon encounter will be pure propaganda.
Are you really interested in getting an Easter rabbit?
One thing is certain: Don’t allow yourself to get guilted out of a truly longed-for choice! Ignore the propaganda, temper your impulse until you are certain which choice to make, and then make your informed choice, whether furry OR chocolate!
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Your friends at Raising-Rabbits.com wish you a wonderful April, 2014. Happy Easter!
Enjoy your rabbits!
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