It can be very difficult to determine the sex of a young rabbit. Although the explanation and diagram below will help you, it is best to have an experienced person show you how to sex a rabbit. Rabbits still feel pain while in this position, and should not be held this way for a prolonged period of time. When first sexing rabbits, it will be helpful if another person gently restrains the head of the rabbit while you use both hands to part the fur and apply gentle pressure on each side of the vent, which is the area including the anus and the genitals.
How to Determine the Sex of a Rabbit: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
Some basic dos and do nots when handling and sexing rabbits for the first time. There is not too much that can go wrong when attempting to determine the sex or gender of a rabbit,so long as you are gentle, however, I will draw your attention to a couple of important rabbit handling dos and do nots, which should be taken into consideration. DO: Handle pet rabbits very gently and quietly. Bunnies are easily scared and will struggle and kick when frightened which doesn't help in trying to determine their gender. Hold your rabbit firmly but gently around its body chest and shoulders and support its bottom so that it can not kick.
To find the sex of your rabbit, examine the rabbit's external genitalia. While he is on his back, part the fur between his legs. You or your assistant should gently hold him in place while you part the fur with your hand. If he starts to squirm too much, try to sooth him by talking to him and petting him. You don't want him to get hurt while you are working.
The male rabbit is known as the buck. Penis The penis has a rounded penile sheath and urethra. It can be easily extruded in rabbits over 2 months of age. Testes The rabbit has two testes that descend at approximately 12 weeks of age.