Young rabbits generally refer to young rabbits aged from weaning to 3 months old. During this period, rabbits are difficult to raise, and the mortality rate of young rabbits after weaning is usually relatively high. Today, the editor of Changmao Rabbit Factory will mainly introduce the management work that needs to be done well in raising young rabbits, hoping to help everyone improve the survival rate of young rabbits.
1. Encourage young rabbits to exercise appropriately and enhance their physical fitness
The growth and development speed of young rabbits is relatively fast, and they like to move around and bask in the sun. Therefore, during this period, it is important to ensure that the rabbits have enough exercise every day.
In spring and autumn, you can choose to put the cage in the morning and let the young rabbits return to the cage at night; In winter, try to put the rabbit in the cage at noon and let the young rabbits return to the cage before feeding time at night; In summer, it is advisable to release the cage at dawn and let the young rabbits return to the cage at sunrise. In addition, there should be sunlight in the activity area of young rabbits to prevent the dampness of the environment from causing scabies; At the same time, there should be a shaded area to prevent heatstroke in the young rabbits. In addition, try to keep young rabbits of similar individual sizes together and separate them from those with larger body sizes to reduce the occurrence of rabbit fights.
2. Allowing rabbits to consume sufficient water
In the production practice of raising rabbits, some breeders believe that rabbits do not need water, but the fact is that rabbits also have a certain demand for water. If the young rabbit lacks water to a certain extent, it may experience decreased appetite and impaired digestive function, which seriously affects normal development.
At the same time, the dry mucosa of young rabbits can also reduce their resistance to infectious diseases, and the loss of water in the body of young rabbits by more than 20% is likely to cause death.
Therefore, rabbits need to drink water, and the correct way to supply water to young rabbits is to ensure that they have water to drink at all times. Generally, 0.2-0.4kg of clean drinking water should be provided per kg of rabbit weight every day. However, if rabbits are usually fed green feed with high water content, the amount of water consumed can be appropriately reduced.
3. Reasonably supplementing salt to improve the appetite of young rabbits
Salt is an essential nutrient for the growth and development of rabbits, especially for weaned rabbits. Young rabbits need to consume approximately 0.3-1.5g of salt per day. Lack of salt in the diet can significantly reduce the appetite of young rabbits, weaken their disease resistance, and lead to developmental delays, and even be prone to illness and death. The proportion of salt to other nutrients in the formula feed for young rabbits should be controlled between 0.4% and 0.6%.
4. Scientific feeding of young rabbits
Freshly weaned rabbits need to wean themselves from breast milk and start eating baby rabbit food. However, due to the weak gastrointestinal digestive function of the young rabbits, if they accidentally eat hard or indigestible food at this time, it is easy to die due to abdominal distension. Especially when young rabbits are still in the stage of teething, they have a strong appetite and do not know how to be hungry or control their appetite.
If it is necessary to pay attention to controlling the feeding amount and feeding young rabbits regularly and quantitatively. At the same time, in terms of feeding management, attention should also be paid to ensuring that the rabbit feed is clean, using fresh, easily digestible, and high nutritional value refined and green feed to feed the rabbits. The refined feed to feed the young rabbits should be cooked food, and the refined feed should be fed twice a day, and the green feed should be fed three times a day, with less frequent feeding to prevent the young rabbits from overeating.
The above is the key management matters for raising young rabbits summarized by the editor, hoping to be helpful to everyone. For the breeding of long haired rabbits or other matters, you can come to our website at any time http://www.inxfhmh.cn Get to know!