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How long are rabbits pregnant?

If you have a female rabbit and you have decided to let her have some babies, then you need to know how long rabbits are pregnant for and you need to know how to tell that she is pregnant and how long she has been pregnant for.

Ovulation in rabbits is quite unlike ovulation in other domestic pets. Rabbits reach sexual maturity at approximately six to eight months of age, although in some breeds of rabbits is as early as four months.

Unlike most other animals, rabbits are fertile right thorough the year and they don’t have a regular oestrus period; ovulation is stimulated by the act of mating. After that, a female rabbit will be in heat for around 12 to 14 days, during which time she can become pregnant. If mating has occurred in that time, a rabbit pregnancy will last approximately 30 days. When a rabbit gives birth, it can have a litter of anything between 3 and 12 baby rabbits. Continue reading

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