Baby Rabbits called kittens. The female baby rabbit that is called doe can give birth to 1 to 12 or even more kittens at a time.
Among the niche of animal lovers, there is a great no of individuals who love baby rabbit. The rabbits’ love always makes sense due to their cute and fluffy appearance. As little ones of all species are given love, the love for rabbits is increased when it comes to Baby Rabbits.
It has a coat of snow-white hair. It grows One pair of long ears, A pair of red-eye eyes from afar like a pair of a ruby. A smallmouth is particularly interesting because of the “Ah” shape. It has a long body and a short tail. The four-legs of the rabbit baby are short in front and long in the hind legs. They are very cute when they run around and jump around.
BABY RABBIT FOOD
Rabbit kittens are fed by the mother rabbit only once or rarely twice a day and for 5 to 10 minutes. This small feed is extremely rich for The preferred time for feeding the kitten is midnight to protect them from the predators wandering during the day. Baby Rabbits rely on their mother’s milk for about 6 to 8 weeks. After that, they can eat hay found around their nests. Moreover, they also eat fresh leafy green vegetables, radishes, and pellets. They can eat quickly when they are hungry, but once their stomachs are full, they will not eat whatever you want. Don’t give the little rabbit water, otherwise, it will diarrhea and die. The baby rabbit will hold the radish sticks with its two front paws and eat it with a very focused expression. The small three-petal mouth will move and make a “click, click” sound to see how delicious it is! Little white rabbits always like to sleep on their stomachs. The rabbit becomes independent at 6 to 8 weeks of age and can start nesting.
BREEDING PROCESS OF RABBIT
Rabbits get sexually mature at the age of 6 months and can breed and give birth to young ones continuously until the next 4 years. The birth process is known as kindling. The pregnancy period of Rabbits is 31 days. Like many other animals, rabbits are born hairless, their eyes and ears are closed completely.
Another thing which makes rabbits different from other animals is that it doesn’t undergo heat (estrous cycle) like other animals and can breed throughout the year.
BABY RABBIT CARE
If the baby rabbit was born in winter, be careful to help it keep warm. Loss of temperature can easily cause the baby rabbit to die. If the baby rabbit is lost, its body may be freezing, and the owner should immediately pick the bunny back into the bunny nest and let the heat from the other bunny raise its body temperature.
But remember, it’s best not to catch the bunny that has not left the nest because the female rabbit is likely to kill the bunny when she smells other animals’ smell on the bunny. If she catches it, she should release the bunny. Before returning to the nest, something that smells like a female rabbit on the baby, such as urine, so that the female rabbit can accept them.
If the female rabbit is motherhood, it is best to feed herself. If you don’t provide it, feed it manually. Feed it twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, and the baby will have a round belly. Whether it is fed by the mother actively or manually, it is best to separate the mother and the child, fearing that the mother rabbit will accidentally step on the baby rabbit.
Female Baby Rabbits
Some female rabbits are more sensitive to the smell of baby rabbits. If someone touches the ground, It no longer feeds baby rabbits. Some female rabbits are more familiar with the owner’s taste; even if the owner touches the baby rabbit, the female rabbit will not reject the bunny rabbit. The nest should be changed every 2-3 days to ensure it is clean and dry.
Pay attention to heat preservation this season. The baby rabbit’s body temperature cannot be adjusted by itself. Make sure that the temperature in the nest is not lower than 25 degrees. Don’t always play with little rabbits. They are sleeping and growing up before the full moon. It takes 12 days for the little rabbit to open his eyes. Start feeding with grass in 25 days. If the female rabbit has enough milk, it is best to wean it in 45 days.
Rabbit kitten’s fur begins to come on the 7th day of birth; a thick layer of soft hair is developed until the 10th day. The soft cotton fur of rabbit kittens is replaced by slightly sleeker adult fur between 3 and 12 months. The eyes of rabbit kittens open on the 10th day while their ears open on the 12th day of birth. The average age of rabbits is 8 to 10 years or sometimes maybe 11 to 12 years or even greater depending upon the nutrition provided and the quality of care. Like cats and dogs, rabbits mature earlier faster than big mammals. They are considered adults between the age of 9 to 12 months after birth.
The increased cross-breeding and better methods of biotechnology have expanded the life span of rabbit kittens. The mortality rate of rabbit kittens is usually low. It is about 11% during the lactation (mother feeding) period, and about 30% in the case of 12 or more kittens are born.
NUTRITION FROM CAECOTROPHS
Rabbits have the mechanism of eating their pellets known as caecotrophs. Rabbits do not eat all of their feces but only the nutritious and partially digested ones that are moist pellets. Caecotrophs have a lot of protein and vitamin B3 but considerably less fiber. Eating caecotrophs by rabbits is considered one of the behaviors of normal rabbits. Depriving any rabbit of eating nutrition can make them ill and die from malnutrition diseases. Due to being herbivorous, plants are not digested, so partially digested food is re-ingested in pellets called caecotrophs.