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My rabbit is pregnant for the second time now, the first time she made her nest and gave birth on the exact same day. She is prenant now again but still hasnt had her babies but she made her nest 4 days ago. Do you know when or how long she will give birth in?

Hi Simrat-

I am not sure how far along your rabbit is, but generally rabbits will give birth between day 31 and day 34 post breeding. Nesting behavior is generally seen 3-5 days prior to birthing, although some does like to cut it short and build the nest while in labor, and some does like to build the nest a week in advance. Usually they do not pull fur until shortly before going into labor.

if she built a nest and it is between day 28-35, I would not be concerned. If it is prior to day 20 I would be concerned it is a false pregnancy and if it is past day 35, I would be worried that she may have a retained kit and would need medical assistance.

Good luck!


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Shawn Evans


I can answer questions regarding ARBA, showing rabbits, genetic diseases and faults, medical care, raising meat rabbits, questions regarding different breeds, questions regarding diet, questions regarding color and color hereditary traits (breeding for color and pattern) and general questions about rabbits.


I am currently a breeder and exhibitor of English Lops and Tans in ARBA and have raised several breeds. I have both indoor rabbits and an outdoor rabbitry. I have raised rabbits for meat, and I have raised rabbits for top show competitions. I am especially well versed in color genetics and have written several articles regarding color and hereditary traits.

American Rabbit Breeders Association American Tan Association Lop Rabbit Club of America North Carolina Rabbit Breeders Association


Bachelor of Animal Sciences/Husbandry with a strong focus in genetics.

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