In college (veterinary nursing) we learn that rabbits have signs of oestrus, but some people say they don't come into heat at all. I know they're induced ovulators, but so are cats and cats come into heat. Of course during their breeding season they keep coming into heat very often if they're not bred. So I was thinking maybe that's the same with rabbits? I have two females living together at the moment who started showing signs of being ready to mate at the start of January (mounting each other) and the calmed down for a while, and then started again . . . so it seems like they're coming in and out of heat regularly. One is in a false pregnancy now though cos she built a nest and pulled fur. And I've had rabbits that didn't want to mate at certain times, but sometimes wanted to right away. Is that to do with being in heat, or just being inexperienced, etc? I've heard of breeders saying to look out for signs of oestrus to know when to mate, or to house them next to males to bring them into oestrus, etc. So what do people think? Are they constantly ready to mate during breeding season? Or do they just come into heat very very often during breeding season?