Leslie Kay chartered accountant has shown interest in farming rabbits since childhood and even graduated as a chartered accountant still rears rabbits as a part-time job. He started rearing rabbits when he was in class five.
“I started rabbit long time ago and around class five I bought one rabbit but we have a Very wild dog in our house so I could not keep the rabbit right with me and I sent to a friend for a quiet period but along the line this friend of mine told me that my rabbit is dead and after some time I went for a vacation at my grandmother place and pick a new one from there”, he said.
Rabbit farming was something that he loved to do, at first it was always a friend who was rearing it and sometimes he spent time with these animals by feeding them. That is where he developed a love for these animals.
He loved rabbits to the extent that when he was in SHS, he sent the rabbit to school where his colleagues saw it and named him ‘adanko’. He has more rabbits now that he rears for both commercial purposes.
In his interview with MultiCDB, he said;
“People used to come from Tema to purchase my rabbit and kids also come and buy some of the younger ones and it got to a time when a man came here and bought six when I was having about seventy rabbits”.
In terms of how he sells his rabbit, Leslie has pages on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp where he does adverts.
Rabbit is so essential that they use its skin as wool and the meat gives a kind of nutrients. We have different types of rabbits such as New Zealand White, California, and Dutch rabbit among others.
He said that his rabbit breed between five to six months and can produce an average of six.
If you have heart and love for animals with small capital you can start a rabbit farm he added
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