Rabbit pregnancy limitations?

by Ali Nas
(Iran - Tehran)

Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to thank you for precious information cited in this website. I wanted to ask you a question about rabbit pregnancy. I was wondering if there would be any age-limitation in terms of pregnancy in rabbits. For instance pregnancy in human after age 40 is not highly recommended. I was wondering if there would be any comparable situation like this in rabbits.
Ali Nas

****Karen Sez****
Good question. Like humans, and probably most animal species, 'middle age' brings a sharp decrease in capabilities. In humans as you note, that age is around 40. In rabbits, that age is somewhere around 3-4 years old. "Middle-aged" does fail to conceive with greater frequency, or have fewer kits, or succumb at an increasing rate to illness as their immune systems begin to lag.

Nothing says you can't keep breeding them, but at some point, if you're trying to earn a living with breeding rabbits, keeping them is no longer cost effective. That's when it's time to retire them to pethood or to the soup pot.

Hope that helps, and God bless you,

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Check Software

Double-Value Guarantee

Our policy is to always OVER-deliver on value,
which is why your purchase is fully covered by our
Double-Value Guarantee.

Go ahead - take any of our e-books for a test drive. Peruse our detailed informational and educational e-books. Examine our plans for building rabbit cages, runs, or metal or PVC hutch frames. Check out the Rabbit Husbandry info e-books.

If you aren't completely satisfied that your e-book purchase is worth at least double, triple or even quadruple the price you paid, just drop us a note within 45 days, and we'll refund you the entire cost. That's our Double-Value Guarantee.

Note: When you purchase your e-books, they will be in PDF format, so you can download them to any device that supports PDF format. We advise making a back-up copy to a drive or cloud account. If the books are lost, you can also purchase another copy from Raising-Rabbits.