Category Archives: Rabbit Breeding

This is where you will find all the information you need to breed healthy happy rabbits. Good breading practices, what to avoid, how to succeed.

Rabbit Breeds

Rabbit breeds in Australia - a revised article by Christine Carter All rabbit breeds come under four classes. Fur, Fancy, Rex and Lop. If you want to see what the breed looks like just google for a picture. Unfortunately due to Australia's import ban we're unable to offer as many breed varieties and colour variations…
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butterfly or Brokencoat

What’s the difference between butterfly & broken patterns? This article kindly donated by Christine Carter The butterfly pattern is a manifestation of the En gene, which provides the characteristic spotting in English rabbits. The gene however has a modifier to fuse the spots into patches or large areas of solid colour on a white rabbit.…
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Quality not Quantity

Breed Quality not Quantity My new year’s resolution for 2016 is to try and clean up the world of the pet rabbits throughout Australia as the quality in our true to type rabbits has fallen off, especially in the last few years. I want to help people understand the plight of rabbits, in particular mini…
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Metritis (Uterus Infections)

Metritis (Uterus Infections) If you breed rabbits then you may have had Does that have had stillborn litters, scattered their babies all around the hutch, and or are hard to get pregnant. If you have then your Does may be suffering from Metritis I don’t know much about Metritis as I have never experienced it…
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Malocclusion

MALOCCLUSION When baby rabbits come out of the nest and start on solid foods, their teeth will continue to grow all their lives, and they need to constantly chew and gnaw to keep their teeth ground down to proper length and size. The constant grinding against opposing teeth maintains the shape and keeps their four…
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Hormonal Changes

HORMONAL BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES IN YOUR RABBIT I have written this article in direct response to so many bunnies being neglected when they reach sexual maturity and go through hormonal changes. I am sure that everyone who reads this article can relate to it. When you first get your bunny it is just a cute fluffy…
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Happy and Healthy Bunnies

  How To Have Happy Healthy Rabbits HOW TO FIND THE HEALTHIEST, HAPPY & PLACID BUNNY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY The lop breeds are all the rage as family pets as they are the most kid friendly. So following is a general description of them so you don't get sucked into any substandard or…
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Fade Away Babies

As breeders, we have all had the odd baby that clings to mum after it leaves the nest and doesn't seem to thrive until death finally claims it. If you have ever had one of these little fellows then you may have a 'Fader' baby. What are 'Faders'? I can hear you all asking, so…
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Buyer Beware

IMPORTANT NOTICE. WHEN YOU HAVE READ THIS PAGE AND IF YOU KNOW OF SUCH SHONKY BREEDERS (OR HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF BY THEM) PLEASE SEND ME YOUR PICTURES OF THEIR SHONKY STOCK (FRONT, ABOVE AND SIDE VIEWS PLEASE) AND THEY WILL BE NAMED AND SHAMED. Here as promised is an article with pictures showing all you…
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