Some Basics Sexing rabbits is not really hard to do. You can usually do a good job identifying a buck from a doe, at least from the age of 3 weeks and on. An older buck is easy to identify.
Sexing Rabbits and sexing baby bunnies. How to tell male rabbits from female rabbits. It is easy, with our photos of 6 week old kits and adult rabbits and complete guidelines and tips.
Discussion in ' General Rabbit Discussion ' started by acdcfan23Nov 1, Log in or Sign up. Sexing Baby Bunnies?
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I would like to adopt two of them. I was caring for them while she was away for the weekend, and I noticed the rabbits are now fully weaned. Can they be separated from the doe at this time?
An ideal way to house your rabbits is in a spacious hutch such as a small shed or Wendy house construction. You can then put up a fence, either completely surrounding the hutch or continuing its two outer sides, to provide a permanent run area. Generally, rabbits dislike being picked up off the ground, as they are prey animals and need to feel able to get away when necessary.
It can be very difficult to determine the sex of a young rabbit. Although the explanation and diagram below will help you, it is best to have an experienced person show you how to sex a rabbit. Rabbits still feel pain while in this position, and should not be held this way for a prolonged period of time.
This article is reprinted by permission of Kindplanet. The first thing to do is to remove the father, or any male, if he is with the Mother. This is a great time to have the male neutered, while the mother raises the babies.
Rabbits are prolific and early breeders and bunnies that are not separated soon enough may surprise you with an unexpected batch of new babies. Depending on the size of your bunnies, you may be able to identify the sexes by the time they are about 6 weeks old. Telling them apart gets easier as you gain experience and become familiar with what to look for.