I have started raising and breeding new zealand rabbits and was wondering if it was ok to raise male and females in the same cage. They are about 5-6 months old and there seems to be no problems with them together. I check on the females daily and when pregnant remove them from the herd to a secluded cage for the duration of pregnancy. I was wondering if there were any problems that I haven't thought of.
usually breeders keep males away from the females … it helps keep fighting in the herd to a min. the way they say to do it is when you want to breed them, take the female to the male's cage, let them breed, then put her someplace alone. You can do this a few times to make sure she takes. The problem with keeping them together all the time and taking out the female when she's preggo is that rabbits can have babies all the time. If you keep putting the female back as soon as she is ready she'll eventually get sick from overbreeding.
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