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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by cedargrove, May 22, 2005.
Can I put younger males and younger females in the same cages ??
Sounds like a sure fire plan for making baby rabbits.
OOOOOOPS sorry, I didn't make myself clear, small males with large males and small females with larger females,
I keep males and females of the same litter (NZW) together until market day
(8 to 9 weeks old). If replacements are kept, they are separated
by sex at that time. This has been my program for almost 6 years
and I've had no early pregnancies as a result. But....DO NOT wait
much longer than that to separate by gender
I do not keep younger and older fryers of the same gender together.
I seldom mix litters except at weaning and of the same age.
There is too much chance of fighting as the pecking order is
Others may have better luck with mixing litters than I've had.
I do the same thing Linda does. Litter mates of same sex can stay together for a bit, but the sexes are separated at weaning. I don't mix litters, although I've been tempted to because of space problems. I have learned to eat them younger when that happens (at least until my new rabbit barn is built!)
Thank to all of U for the help, yes, space is what we were looking at. I'm getting 11 and 12 at a time with each litter of NZW's.
You can always try, I know in petshops they mix different sizes, and generally, as long as they are not very old and very young, they will do okay, but you need to watch and make sure.