Rabbit feed

Rabbits Feeds and Feeding Management

An adequate rabbit feed must contain lots of fresh, green vegetative matter. Rabbits are nocturnal, and eat more at night. Rabbits eat most anything green, just like goats and cows. Rabbits like fresh food. Give them fresh feed twice a day; once in the morning and plenty at night.
Rabbits Feeds
Here are some of the best feeds for rabbits:
Legumes: These are all types of plants, vines, shrubs, and trees that produce a pod that splits on a single seam. The leaves of these plants are some of the best feeds for rabbits because they are high in protein. Examples are leaves of pigeon pea, peanut, beans, cowpea,

Rabbits feeds and feeding management
Grass: Rabbits eat all kinds of grasses such as guinea grass, elephant grass, maize and millet leaves.
Trees: There are many tree leaves rabbits will eat such as banana, mango, moringa.
Fruit: Rabbits love fruit. Feed them all the fruit that cannot be sold or eaten by humans such as overripe bananas (with the peel), mangoes, pawpaw, avocados, pineapple, and guava. Read More

Rabbit feed

Starting a Profitable Agri-business Rabbit Farming in Nigeria

Rabbit farming is an agribusiness with a vast market, especially due to statistics showing that over 1 million tonnes of rabbit meat is consumed yearly around the world. Rabbit farming hasn’t just proven to be a great source of income to thousands of people worldwide, but has also been identified as a great source of food for parts of Africa, including Nigeria.
Rabbit farming in Nigeria has come a long way. Since the growing need for meat protein, over the years, the animal protein intake of the average Nigerian is lower than 20 percent of his counterpart in Europe. Along with the decline in land availability to raise cattle and other livestock’s, this as make rabbit farming very common in Nigeria. It is equally creating wealth to the teeming unemployed youths and rabbit farmers.

rabbit farming in Nigeria
Rabbits have a maturing period of 4-5 months after which they can start reproducing. A female rabbit gives birth every 2 months (60 days) to a litter of 6 on average after a gestation period of between 28 and 31 days. The litter number may be more in some cases. The weaning period (suckling) is 28-31 days after which a farmer should start feeding them on green vegetation’s and pellets. Read More