Caring for a Pregnant Rabbit

Baby rabbits in a nesting box

Facts About Pregnancy and Parturition Rabbits can become reproductively mature in as little as 12 weeks. Small/dwarf type breeds tend to mature quicker than large/giant type breeds. Once sexually mature, female rabbits are receptive to breeding every two weeks. Rather than having a heat cycle, ovulation is triggered by the act of copulation. Gestation usually […]

Raising Show Rabbits: Optimizing Your Rabbits’ Condition

dutch rabbits at a rabbit show

Picture this: You are in the show ring with your rabbit. The judge has already narrowed your class down to five rabbits and one of them is yours. The judge walks up and down the line, handling each of the five rabbits to select the class champion. They then begin to talk about your rabbit’s […]

Our Quality Standards for Rabbit Feed Manufacturing

kalmbach feeds truck and manufacturing facility

We have a team of nutritionists with advanced degrees that balance and formulate our rabbit food products. We consult with a rabbit veterinarian and nutritionist who review and approve our formulations. All of our rabbit feeds are corn-free. Special clean out and manufacturing protocols are in place specifically for rabbit food products to ensure that […]

New Ingredients to Enhance Our Line of Best-in-Show Rabbit Food

black and white rabbit nibbling on hay

Over the course of the last year, we have worked extensively to develop the products we offer to our rabbit customers. We have done this in coordination with a veterinarian and nutritionist who have experience raising and showing multiple breeds of rabbits on a large scale. We have done research, we have conducted feeding trials, […]

Our Best-In-Show Rabbit Feeds Have Improved!

Over the course of the last year, we have worked extensively to develop the products we offer to our rabbit customers. We have done this in coordination with a veterinarian and nutritionist that have experience raising and showing multiple breeds of rabbits on a large scale. We have done research, we have conducted feeding trials, […]

Rabbit Nutrition: Feeding For Digestive Support

rabbit sitting in the straw consuming rabbit food

Rabbits fall into a group of animals known as “hind gut fermenters”. Mature rabbits have a developed cecum which further breaks down and utilizes food particles after they pass through the stomach and small intestines. The majority of nutrient absorption is accomplished in the cecum and large intestines. Rabbits, along with guinea pigs and other small […]

Rabbit Management and Handling Tips

Rabbit in a cage

Dietary inconsistency and diets that are too rich or low in fiber are the primary reasons for digestive upset in rabbits. Rabbits are also very sensitive and easily susceptible to stress. Following the management guidelines below will help prevent or mitigate these types of issues as you may encounter them in your herd: Complete pellets […]