Q:

How long does it take for rabbits to have babies?

A:

The gestation period for rabbits is 29-35 days with 1-12 babies per litter; birthing can occur in as little as 10 minutes per litter. The short birthing cycle means a female rabbit can give birth to a new litter before she is finished weaning the previous litter.

Rabbits prefer to have their young in a nest that is safe from predators and lined with the mother's fur. Mothers sometimes eat their young after birth for a number of reasons such as a stillborn baby.

Baby rabbits are blind at birth and take approximately 10 days to open their eyes. They begin weaning at four weeks but should stay with their mother until they are six to eight weeks old.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How long is a dwarf hamster pregnant?

    A:

    According to the Southern Hamster Club, dwarf hamsters typically are pregnant for 18 days although the gestation period sometimes extends up to 25 days. The average litter size is four, but as many as 10 babies are possible. Large litters often have high mortality rates.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long do rabbits live?

    A:

    Rabbits can live between five and 15 years. The lifespan of a rabbit depends on a number of factors, including its breed, the environment in which it lives, and weather conditions.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How big do dwarf rabbits get?

    A:

    The most common dwarf rabbit breed is the Netherland dwarf, which grows to be 1.5 to 2.6 pounds as an adult. Other dwarf rabbit breeds are larger, reaching 4 or 5 pounds as adults due to outcrossing with non-dwarf breeds.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you stop rabbits from fighting?

    A:

    The process of stopping rabbits from fighting doesn't start with separating them from each other, but instead requires that the rabbits be put physically closer together for a time, according to Sacramento House Rabbit Society. Helping the rabbits to bond on neutral territory can put an end to the fighting and start a healthy relationship.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore