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How long are rabbits in labor?

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Rabbits typically have a short labor of around 10 to 15 minutes. In rare occurrences, prolonged labor occurs due to complications. According to Pawnation, if the birthing process takes longer than an hour, it is advisable to seek medical attention.

One of the main signs that a rabbit is about to go in labor is fur pulling. According to DebMark Rabbit Education Resource, pregnant rabbits pull fur from their shoulders and upper abdomens right before giving birth. Many rabbits may start fur pulling about two days before giving birth. However, certain rabbits may begin fur pulling up to a week before birth. Another sign of impending labor is appetite loss. Rabbits often stop eating 24 to 48 hours before giving birth.


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