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Gestation Calculator For Rabbits

The exact process on how to manage your rabbit’s pregnancy from start to finish. (You can also download our printable gestation calendar chart for offline use.)

RABBIT PREGNANCY TIMELINE

Day 0 – BREEDING DAY

This is the day you breed your rabbit. Just remember that you should wait until your rabbit is old enough before you breed them to have a higher success rate.

A doe (female) typically reaches sexual maturity at around 4-6 months, depending on their breed size. While bucks (males) typically reach sexual maturity at around 6-10 months depending on their breed size (giant breeds can reach sexual maturity at 10 months).


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Day 9 – PALPITATE

Day 9–14 is where you would want to palpitate your rabbit. Rabbit breeders usually palpitate their rabbits to increase the production and efficiency of their rabbits and to see if the doe is in gestation or not.

It is done by gently pressing the skin of the rabbit and feeling for the babies with your hands. Just make sure that you do this when it’s the 9th–14th day because you could otherwise harm or damage the development of the kits.

Here’s a video on how to properly palpitate your rabbit:


Day 27 – NESTBOX & NAILS

On day 27, it’s time to prepare your rabbit’s nestbox. You should also clip your rabbit’s nails on this day to prevent them from accidentally hurting the kits.

Here’s a great video on how to prepare your rabbit’s nest box:

And here’s a great video on how to clip your rabbit’s nails safely:


Day 31 – DUE DATE

Day 31 is when your rabbit gives birth. On this day, you should expect to see some signs that your rabbit is in labor, like missing fur, mood changes, loss of appetite, digging, and blood.

Your rabbit would pull their fur, usually from their legs and stomach, to use as insulation for the nest. It’s normal for pregnant rabbits to pull their fur a few hours before giving birth. But most would do it a few days before giving birth or throughout their pregnancy.

Mood changes also happen a lot when a pregnant rabbit is in or close to labor. This is due to their hormones kicking in. Your rabbit might become aggressive when touched or when you’re close to her territory.

A few days before giving birth, usually 24 to 48 hours, your pregnant rabbit would stop eating. This is normal. Don’t try to disturb her during this time; it’s all instinct at this point.

You will also notice some blood during labor. This is normal; just remove the bloody bedding after they give birth to keep everything clean and sanitary.

Rabbits are usually only in labor for a few minutes. That’s why you should check the nest frequently on the day your rabbit is supposed to give birth.


Day 10(AFTER BIRTH) – EYES OPEN

Day 10 is the day that your rabbit’s eyes should open. On this day, nothing much should be done. Just make sure that you regularly check if the kits are being fed by the doe.

To check whether the kits are being fed, see if the kits’ tummies are round. Kits that are fed would have round tummies, while unfed kits would have wrinkly skin.

If you suspect that your rabbit is not nursing its kits, immediately contact a veterinarian.

You should also regularly clean your rabbit’s nest box.


Day 21(AFTER BIRTH) – NESTBOX REMOVAL

On day 21, you can remove your rabbit’s nestbox. While you’re at it, you should also clean and sanitize your rabbit’s cage.

Here’s a great video on the subject:


Day 56(AFTER BIRTH) – LITTER WEANING

Day 56 is when you can wean the litters or start feeding them pellets.

The recommended diet for rabbits at this age is unlimited pellets and hay without any vegetables or treats.

Unlimited pellets would ensure that they’re getting enough nutrients to maximize their growth.

While avoiding vegetables and treats would ensure that they wouldn’t develop any digestive issues, because young rabbits are more susceptible to them.

Here’s a great video on the subject:

You can use this diet portion calculator to accurately measure the amount of food you need to feed your rabbits.


You can now start planning if you’re going to rebreed your rabbits again. Choose between a 45-day cycle (8 Kindles per year), a 60-day cycle (6 Kindles per year), or a 90-day cycle (4 Kindles per year).

Gestation Period Chart

Rabbit gestation period calendar chart by bunnyhorde

We also made a rabbit gestation calendar chart for you if you don’t want to access the internet every time you want to be reminded of your rabbit’s due date.

You can download the gestation period calendar chart in PDF format. This would make it easier for you to print them and use them as a reference.

Note: This rabbit gestation chart is based on the 31-day gestation period.

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Jan 01Feb 01Feb 01Mar 04Mar 01Apr 01Apr 01May 02May 01Jun 01Jun 01Jul 02Jul 01Aug 01Aug 01Sep 01Sep 01Oct 02Oct 01Nov 01Nov 01Dec 02Dec 01Jan 01
Jan 02Feb 02Feb 02Mar 05Mar 02Apr 02Apr 02May 03May 02Jun 02Jun 02Jul 03Jul 02Aug 02Aug 02Sep 02Sep 02Oct 03Oct 02Nov 02Nov 02Dec 03Dec 02Jan 02
Jan 03Feb 03Feb 03Mar 06Mar 03Apr 03Apr 03May 04May 03Jun 03Jun 03Jul 04Jul 03Aug 03Aug 03Sep 03Sep 03Oct 04Oct 03Nov 03Nov 03Dec 04Dec 03Jan 03
Jan 04Feb 04Feb 04Mar 07Mar 04Apr 04Apr 04May 05May 04Jun 04Jun 04Jul 05Jul 04Aug 04Aug 04Sep 04Sep 04Oct 05Oct 04Nov 04Nov 04Dec 05Dec 04Jan 04
Jan 05Feb 05Feb 05Mar 08Mar 05Apr 05Apr 05May 06May 05Jun 05Jun 05Jul 06Jul 05Aug 05Aug 05Sep 05Sep 05Oct 06Oct 05Nov 05Nov 05Dec 06Dec 05Jan 05
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  1. Dears,
    Thank you for the valuable usefull informations
    May the Dear lord bless you
    Ghassan

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