From my Holland Lop breeding perspective
but applies to other breeds too.
I know from experience that it's not always
easy to produce babies. When dealing with breeding I've found some answers by talking to breeders and from my own experience
that I thought I'd share.
Overweight: Holland Lops should not be free fed. (Free Fed- don’t fill up their food dish. I limit
my to approx. ½ cup. This is about as much as a scooper that we use.) The only exception to free feeding is for does with
litters. Does that are overweight are harder to get pregnant!
Boredom: Does that are tired of sitting
in their cages with no activity just get into the mope attitude and never feel like doing anything and it just becomes habit
to be boring. This is why you sometimes here breeders saying “take them to a show, or take them for a car ride”
Sometimes even switching cages help. Switching cages with a buck so they smell the buck’s scent all over get’s
them in the “mood”