Rabbit farming is very profitable and enjoyable. You can raise rabbits for both making profit and as a pet. Rabbits are being reared in our country from a long time ago. And it is considered as one of the best animal for farming business. Weather and climate also very suitable for commercial rabbit farming in India. Here, I am describing shortly the advantages and step by step process of starting rabbit farming business in India.
Advantages of Rabbit Farming in India
Rabbits are small sized animal. There are many advantages of commercial rabbit farming in India. The main advantages are described below.
Rabbits are small sized animal. So, they require less space, feed, care and management. You can easily raise rabbits in your farm, backyard, terrace and even at home.
Required capital/investment for starting rabbit farming business is very low. You can start with a very little investment.
Rabbits grow rapidly and gain maturity very fast like broiler chickens. They become suitable for slaughtering purpose within 4 to 5 months.
Rabbit meat is very nutritious and tasty. It is lower in cholesterol and fat and higher in protein. All aged and all types of people can easily consume and digest rabbit meat.
In small scale farming, you can feed your rabbits various types of foods including waste vegetables, easily available leaves, grains available in the home etc.
Rabbit has a very high reproduction capacity. One female rabbit can give birth of kids after every 30 days and 2 to 8 kids per delivery.
Rabbit farming in India can also be a great source of income and employment. Unemployed educated young people can create an income and employment opportunities by raising rabbits commercially. And women can also raise some rabbits with other household animals or birds to earn some extra income or to fulfill their daily family nutrition demand. Rabbit farming is also very pleasuring and entertaining. Even, you can do this business with your current job or occupation.