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Book on bunny breeding basics

How do you breed your rabbits and take good care of the babies? It’s guest post day!  Let me introduce you to Sarah from Arizona, a long-time breeder who is also a 4-H judge.  She has a new ebook out called “How to Breed a Rabbit” that she’s giving away free on Amazon.com for a […]

Pregnant Rabbit Past her Due Date?

The calendar says it’s time for your doe to give birth.  She’s even built a nest.  But day 31 hits…and no babies. What should you do now? How to help a Pregnant Rabbit go into Labor What should you do when your rabbit won’t have her babies?  What if she’s already delivered one or two […]

News on Rabbit Tattoos

There’s a New Rule on Rabbit Tattoos Let’s start with history: Back in the old days, nearly everybody used clamp tattooers, right?  You pierce the ear, spread ink in the holes, coat it with petroleum jelly and hope you can still see it in two weeks…remember?  In those days, tattoo combinations were fairly limited.  My […]

Conditioning rabbits for show

How do you prepare a rabbit to do its best in a show? Conditioning rabbits for show means a lot more than just giving them special foods.  Housing, sanitation, selection, genetics, primary diet, and handling each have just as much to do with a rabbit’s success on the show table as extra food supplements, maybe […]


In the midst of the commotion over the new APHIS proposal, I have one major thing to say to rabbit breeders, and all animal breeders: Don’t quit. Don’t stop raising rabbits.  Don’t do it!  We can’t back down.  I know that laws are sketchy and hard to understand.  I know that cases like Debe Bell […]

The Best Weapon Against Rabbit Cage Trays

What gets those rabbit cages cleaner than anything else?  What’s more effective than Vanodine, a power washer, or even bleach??  (As a side note…have you ever poured straight chlorine bleach on to an aluminum rabbit drinking dish?  I have.  It’s interesting.) But what’s the best weapon against dirty rabbit cages?  Motivation, of course. I was […]

Rabbits in Outdoor Hutches part 2

The Story of the Rolling Rabbit Hutch and other Matters Keeping 4-H Rabbits in Outside Hutches, part II. [For the rolling hutch story, see tip #8.  For the burning hutch story, see tip #9.] Click here to see part 1 of this post 6. Put a fence around your rabbit hutch to keep predators out.   […]

Outdoor Hutch Rabbit Care

Caring for Outdoor Hutch Rabbits: Ten tips for keeping your rabbits healthy and safe, and for building pet, 4-H, show, and meat rabbit hutches. Where do they keep rabbits in France? In the hutch back of Notre Dame! …Okay, dumb joke.  But if you are starting in rabbits and want to keep them in the […]