How to raise rabbits

Rabbits are one of the mammals, which can be raised either as a trade or at home, where they benefit from their meat and fur, but what we should know is that rabbits need special care, as they are highly sensitive animals, whether for diseases or environmental conditions, and the colors of rabbits vary between white, brown and black The gray and the spotted have their posterior legs taller than the forelegs as they are stronger, and they have a strong sense of hearing, and the rabbit has a loved personality for everyone, whether as a delicious meal or as a personal tales and stories. Raising rabbits is one of the profitable economic projects, especially if they are taken care of properly and well.


  • 1 raising rabbits
  • 2 determine the goals of raising rabbits
  • 3 conditions for rabbit sheds
  • 4 Conditions to be met
  • 5 Video What do you know about rabbits?

raising rabbits

The process of raising rabbits goes through the following steps:
Election of rabbits by taking into account the necessity of having some characteristics in the chosen rabbits, including: -
1- That the rabbits are no more than six months old.
2- That her health condition is good and she is not infected with diseases prevalent in the region.
3- Her vitality is high, her movement is fast, her eyes are clear and her fur is shiny and clean.
4- They are of known strains of one color and similar age.
5- The selected rabbits are required to have a healthy nose and under their chin free from scabies, coughs or colds.
6- Ensuring that the genitals are free of any infections.
7- Choosing the type of rabbit according to the objective of the breeding: is it for meat production: or for the production of fur or other breeding objectives until it is done; selecting the appropriate breeds for each target

Determine the goals of raising rabbits

When creating a rabbit farm, it is necessary to determine the desired goal of that breeding, whether this goal is material or service, or seek to achieve self and the amount of desire to achieve this goal is what determines the amount of interest in all aspects of the project and strive for its success, as the goals are multiple and including:
  • Breeding rabbits for fur production.
  • Maternal upbringing.
  • Breeding rabbits for the purpose of meat production.
  • Breeding rabbits in order to produce both furs and meat.
  • Breeding rabbits with the intention of participating in international exhibitions or shows.

Conditions for rabbit sheds

There should be some conditions in the rabbit breeding pens, including:
1- To provide the necessary protection for rabbits from their predatory enemies and allow them to reproduce.
2- To be designed in a way that facilitates the process of caring for it in cleaning, so that the breeder can take care of his herd easily and in the least possible time for that.
3- To be well-lit and ventilated; the sun's rays send warmth, energize the rabbits, and purify and dry the barns.
4- It is preferable, when creating barns, to use simple tools in construction, but they are able to protect them from their enemies and keep them away from them, and to be easy to isolate them well and at low costs, which helps to get rid of moisture.
5- The floor of the concrete barns should be tilted at a rate of 1/2 cm per meter, for speedy cleaning.
6 - That the wooden ceilings be painted with carbonyl or tar that the rabbits are away from because of their smell and taste, and the height of the roof of the barns should not be less than 3 meters.

Conditions to be met

After determining the purpose of the breeding as well as preparing barns according to the specifications here, consideration is given to some special specifications accordingly: -
1- She must be healthy and free from diseases, her eyes are clear and her fur is characterized by smoothness and abundance.
2- When raising rabbits for the purpose of meat production, it is necessary to choose species that have a rapid growth, since the weight of the rabbit within 8 weeks should be from 2 to 2.5 kg.
3- That the rate of fertilization in mothers is high, meaning that the mother is able to produce from 4 to 5 stomachs per year, with an average of 8 rabbits in one abdomen. 
4- When raising rabbits for the purpose of fur production, it is taken into account that the breed is of one color and its fur must be distinguished by smoothness and abundance.