dear sir or madame i have a netherland dwarf rabbit she is one year old she recentely had a litter off babies and ate them all why?  .

Hello there.
Sorry you lost a letter.
There are many reasons why does eat their young.
1 they are new mothers & don't realize while they are giving birth they pull too hard & rio the babies apart then ear them.
2-they need a mineral supoliment & feel like the blood helps with the minerals.
3-they get scared & just eat the babies.
4-they just eat for no reason..
Keep a very close rye on her the next liter & stop her from doing that.
Good luck.


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I have been raising Rabbits for over 25 Years and have raised all the breeds mentioned above along with a few others. I have been a member of the ARBA ( American Rabbit Breeders Accociation) www.arba.net since 1985.I currently have a 1300 sqft barn that is Heated and colled to maintain 7o degrees all year long. We show our rabbits all over The USA and have been in the top ten breeders during the last 5 years in several different breeds.

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top ten rabbit breeder Checkered Giant rabbit club. #1st sweepstake winner Champagne Rabbit club 2007, #10 in 2006 top 15 in 2005,Ranked # 4 in points standings for 2008. Top points standing in New Mexico for Champagne de`Argent & Checkered giant rabbbits past 5 years

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