Finding a mate

First you will need to find a rabbit that is the opposite sex than your rabbit, you can find people on the computer or you may know someone who has a rabbit you can breed yours with. You may decide that you want to have pure bred kittens (baby rabbits) if so you may have to look harder for a pure bred mate.

Rabbits tend to mate at dusk and dawn, so you should mate your rabbit in the morning or in the evening. The doe may start to make chicken noises but don't be alarmed it's very common for her to make that noise. If your rabbits don't seem to be getting any were give them a break for 5 or 10 minutes then try again. A sigh that the buck (male rabbit) has bred well,is that he will slide off the back of the doe or to the side of the doe.

After 31 days the doe will give birth if she does not have them after 31 days there could be a chance that there is something wrong like the kittens have died or something. If it all goes well them she should be more protective over her bed were the kittens are. You shouldn't handle the kittens until they are at least 3 weeks old but it all depends on the mother, English rabbits tend to be very good mothers and let you handle them at a young age. This is a picture of Ivy's first litter of 8 at 1 week old.

The kittens should leave there mothers at the age of 8 weeks, they are aloud to leave there mothers 8 weeks and beyond but not before 8 weeks.