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Discussion in 'Behavior and Handling Techniques - Rabbits' started by aisha3789, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Oct 29, 2018
    aisha3789

    aisha3789 Exploring the pasture

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    I have two New Zealand rabbits I just bought from a shop owner who didn't know their age. I am guessing are around 5-7 weeks old because their weight is roughly 800 grams and according to a chart that should be their age range. Anyways they are still little. However, the little guy has been trying to do the deed with the female. I dont want her to get pregnant too soon until she is actually mature enough to raise a litter without health problems. When do I have to separate them to avoid this? If he is already trying is she safe until she is actually ready or is it best I remove him until then?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2018
    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    Remove him if he is trying. Are you sure of breed?
     
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    aisha3789

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    Do you mean am I sure he is New Zealand? No, not really but its my best guess when looking at their shape and all. They are white with red eyes.
     
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    promiseacres

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    Florida whites are also all white with red eyes and similar in type. not impossible but I wouldnt expect a rabbit that age to be showing signs of sexual maturity.
     
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    animalmom

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    Separate them now.