Breeding like rabbits: how many times a year can rabbits breed
People often talk of “breeding like rabbits”. However they may not necessarily know exactly what that means. If you
intend to look after rabbits it helps to know the answer to the question How many times a year
can rabbits breed?
Unlike other animals, rabbits don’t have a specific “in heat” season and they can potentially breed
for three quarters of the year. Rabbits also have no menstrual cycle so this means they can become
pregnant at any time during this point as well.
A rabbit’s gestation period is 30 days and this can produce litters of between 4 to 12 babies (this
will vary depending on the breed). What is amazing is that once these babies are born they could
potentially get pregnant again as soon as the following day.
Therefore the answer to the question how many times a year can rabbits breed? is that
based on their 30 day gestation period and breeding for three quarters of the year a rabbit can breed
up to five times a year .