The mother liquor. It is a maternity ward and a baby house for rabbits. In fact, it is a warm nest in a dark corner, where the female gives birth, feeds and raises offspring until about one month of age. Preparation of the queen cell. rabbit breeder case.
Female rabbits reach sexual maturity at three months. However, to allow them to mating is possible only after the first molt, about five months. Males are allowed to rabbit after the second molt, about six to seven months. And it is better to sit the female in a cage to the rabbit, and not vice versa. In a foreign territory, the male takes a long time to master.
The little rabbit lays the straw herself, prepares the nest, lining it with her own hair with the chest and abdomen. If the rabbit has not lined the nest, you can gently pull out her down. After all, rabbits are born naked and overgrown with fur already in the nest.
Summer Queen is quite possible to make your own. It is enough just to knock down a 40-inch plywood booth by 50 centimeters and 30 centimeters high, and lay straw there. The entrance to the house should be 10 centimeters from the floor so that the newborn rabbits will not fall out of the nest. The mother cage is placed in a cage for a rabbit about five days before the intended hunt, during which time the female will prepare the nest herself, lining it to her taste. The structures of the queen cell are very different, it may just be a nest in the corner.
Important point: in the mother liquor must be dark. Mature rabbit can produce offspring five or six times a year, including in winter. For winter rounds, the mother liquor needs not only to be built, but also to be warmed. Fortunately, modern developments make it easy. One of the easiest ways. electric heater placed under the litter.
You need to set the temperature to a minimum, because the rabbits themselves "heat capacity", and overheating will not lead to anything good, the kids just may die. Another option. warm floor. For the manufacture requires not only modern materials, but also some skills. Special films with electric heating elements are used. Preference. 110W (written on the edge of the film). In no case, no more, otherwise the rabbit fry. Between the heating elements and the bottom of the mother liquor put bars to get an air cushion.
The famous rabbit breeder Nikolai Ivanovich Zolotukhin organizes queen cells very economically: it simply separates the dark part of the cage with a board 10-15 centimeters high. The bunny rabbit can move freely in a cage, while the bunnies sit in their corner.
You can arrange the queen cell with the entrance in the upper part, like a half-open drawer. The ceiling is very low, and the female can not climb to the bunnies and inadvertently trample them, but can feed them by becoming legs on the ceiling. The floor in such a mother liquor is scythe: it expands towards the dark wall. Thus, the young do not roll out of the nest.
What cages for rabbits to choose. Deal exclusively desires and opportunities. You can arrange a heated floor, and you can simply put a rubber heating pad or a plastic bottle with warm water. The mother cage for rabbits can be any. The main thing is for the rabbit mother and mother to be warm, cozy and comfortable.