Do you need information about the accurate prices of rabbits in Ghana? Then you are at the right place.
Rabbits are small mammals that belongs to the family Leporidae. They are wide spread in every continent except Antarctica.
They are preys and are also domestic in the form of livestock and pet. Rabbits are in many areas of this world, they are part of the everyday life.
They serve as a source of income (i.e. rabbit farmer), food, clothing, pets or companions and they give aesthetic intuition.
Description of a Rabbit
Rabbits are small in size. They are furry and have long ears, large and tough hind legs.
The mammal has a short flossy tail, with its nose and eyes being medium sized.
It is well known for their 2 pairs of sharp incisor teeth (at the front, one pair down and the other on top).
Also it has two peg teeth behind the top incisor. The function of its teeth is for gnawing.
Various Breeds of Rabbit in Ghana
There are over 180 plus breeds of rabbits across the world, with slightly different characteristics.
Some are friendly, others shy, etc. Some rabbits are best as pets, others are also good as livestock. Some of the breeds includes:
- American Rabbit
- Belgian Hare Rabbit
- Blanc de Hotot
- Californian Rabbits
- Checkered Giant Rabbit
- Dutch Rabbit
- English Lop
- English Spot
- English Angora
- Flemish Giant Rabbit
- French Angora Rabbit
- Harlequin Rabbit
- Holland Lop Rabbit
- Lionhead Rabbit
- Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
- Tan Rabbit
- New Zealand Rabbit
- Britannia Petite
- Florida White
- Giant Chinchilla
- Mini Rex
- Polish Black Rabbit and many more
Rabbits for sale in Ghana
In Ghana, rabbits serves as a source of income and meet for being. Rabbit meat is a delicacy. It can be used for soup mainly, but can also be used for stews and more.
Seldom is a rabbit seen as a pet in Ghana. The meat of a rabbit is high in protein.
The rabbit industry in Ghana contribute a lot to the well-being of the people, especially in the creation of jobs and also supplying of good and healthy meat for the people.
In Ghana, rabbit farming pays. Most people are not interested in doing rabbit farming because no one has explained its benefits and profits to them.
Most people are now considering rabbit for meat and with the few people in the rabbit business, the demand increases.
The Rabbit industry therefore has been encouraging folks to consider rabbit farming.
Let’s look at the price of rabbit in Ghana and potential profit a rabbit farmer could get.
Rabbit Prices in Ghana
In Ghana, the mean price of a rabbit cost about GH¢30. The prices surely varies depending on the type of breed and the size and weight.
For instance, a New Zealand rabbit large rabbit could cost GHS 95 – GHS100. A medium Lionhead rabbit will cost about GHS50-60. A giant Dutch rabbit can cost from GHS 110- GHS 180.
A rabbit farmer could get at least GHS 3 to GHS 5 as a profit on each rabbit sold.
For modified rabbit farmer who rears a vast number of rabbits and manages them very well, his profit will be very huge at the end of the month if he is able to sell quit a number a day.
Rabbit price list
|Mean rabbit price||GHS 30|
|New Zealand rabbit (Giant)||GHS 95 to GHS 100|
|Lionhead rabbit||GHS 50 to GHS 60|
|Dutch rabbit||GHS 110 to GHS 180|
Characteristics of Rabbits
- Rabbits move by hopping
- Rabbits vary in size, color and weight
- Rabbits weigh from 2 to 20 pounds (1 to 7 kilograms), depending on the type of breed.
- Pet rabbits, who are well taken care of from their early stage can have a life span of 8-12 years.
- Rabbits have 4 toes on their hind feet
- Rabbits have 5 toes on their front paws.
- Some rabbits can hop 35 to 40 miles per hour; their young kind of walk instead of hopping.
- Rabbits can be trained as cats are trained.
- A rabbit’s eye can be blue-gray, blue, brown, marble or pink in color.
- A rabbit’s fur can be Normal, Satin, Rex or Angora.
- Male rabbit is called buck
- Female rabbit is called does
- Young rabbit is referred to as bunny
- Most rabbits gets surprised or startled often.
- Rabbits, especially bunnies (young) loves attention.
- Rabbits are social and playful.