One female rabbit is capable of giving birth to between one and 14 baby rabbits, also known as kits or kittens, per litter. However, the average litter size consist of six babies.
Find free baby rabbits by visiting rabbit rescue groups classifieds through online websites or newspapers. Ads for free rabbits or discounted rabbits may also be visible in pet stores or veterinary offices.
The gestation period for rabbits is 29-35 days with 1-12 babies per litter; birthing can occur in as little as 10 minutes per litter. The short birthing cycle means a female rabbit can give birth to a new litter before she is finished weaning the previous litter.
To prevent rabbits from entering the property, attach hardware cloth, poultry netting or hail screen to the bottom 2 feet of the existing fence, or install a fence with openings that are less than 1 inch in diameter around the property. If fencing isn't an option, apply repellents to the affected ar
Rabbits do not eat their babies, according to the House Rabbit Society. After birthing baby bunnies, a mother rabbit eats the afterbirth because it is rich in nutrients, and this discourages predators from finding the nest.
Rabbits are herbivores and grass and hay are major parts of their diets. Pellets, generally sold for domesticated rabbits, can be fed to wild rabbits, but they are a high-fiber concentrated food source that should not be given in excess.
To find baby rabbits for sale, contact rabbit breed clubs to locate reputable breeders in your area. Check with animal shelters and rabbit rescues as well, since they may have young rabbits available for adoption.
A good diet for a baby rabbit, or kit, should contain a pellet food high in fiber (18 percent minimum), hay, vegetables and water. Vegetables with a high amount of vitamin A should be provided daily, including romaine lettuce, carrots, collard greens and parsley.
A mother rabbit may eat her babies because something has frightened her or because she is skittish and confused. She may also be suffering from a dietary deficiency.
A person can find a baby rabbit available for adoption by searching through the rabbits on Petfinder or by visiting a rabbit rescue group, such as the House Rabbit Society. Rabbits make great pets for people who do not mind digging or chewing habits and love to watch their pets interact with the wor