This page is our rabbit care information hub linking you with our extensive info on rabbit husbandry (everything one does to take care of rabbits).
The quick links on this page will conveniently take you straight to the topics and rabbit-related information you are specifically searching for.
What do rabbits eat? Pellets? Veggies? Hay? All of the above? A rabbit's digestive health rests directly on how it gets fed. If not fed wisely, a rabbit may get loose stools, or even sicken and die.
The way you feed your rabbits may change according to the age of your rabbit or the rabbits' intended purposes. For example, a commercial rabbit herd excels on a high quality complete rabbit pellet fed as a sole ration.
Our Feeding Rabbits page explains all the options, linking you to the appropriate information, including:
How well you care for your rabbits is the foundation for the success of your rabbit hobby or enterprise.
The nitty-gritty on rabbit husbandry for raising of livestock rabbits is at Rabbit Farming, which guides you through getting starting in raising rabbits, delivering excellent rabbit care in your rabbitry, and ideas for marketing your various rabbit products.
Much of the information at Rabbit Farming is also applicable to all types of rabbit care.
Our main Rabbit Cage page will link you to all our rabbit cage and rabbit hutch information, including some free cage and hutch-building plans.
Or, purchase our complete set of plans for cages, hutches, large wheeled rabbit runs and more at World of Raising Rabbits.
Breeding Rabbits is our hub page for everything to do with breeding, from mating to weaning, and everything in-between. Included are lots of pictures and how-to instructions:
If you raise rabbits or plan on a litter now and then, it might be wise to keep on hand a pet nurser 'just in case,' and a tube or two of Benebac.
The friendly bacteria in Benebac has saved the lives of many hand-fed bunnies, both domestic and wild. Benebac helps prevent lethal diarrhea and smooths the transition from nursing to solid food.
Benebac can also be fed to 3-6 week-old bunnies if their stools loosen up. (Feed grass hay as well.) It also supports the digestion of older rabbits.
Rabbit Reproduction E-book
Yes, we offer quite a few pages of free information right here on Raising-Rabbits. But if you're new to breeding rabbits, or want to know everything we know about breeding rabbits, we put every bit of what we know into the 108 page Rabbit Reproduction e-book and illustrated it liberally.
Let us guide you carefully through the whole process, so you will feel comfortable with the rabbit care you give your breeding rabbits.
Purchase here, or click on the photo or title link to learn more.
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Rabbit Care for Sick Rabbits
Rabbit Health provides rabbit care that focuses on management practices that keep rabbits healthy. Learn how to maintain an environment that promotes health, rather than simply medicate disease. You’ll also learn how to handle several non-infectious health challenges, such as heat, sore hocks, or malocclusion (rabbit teeth too long).
Rabbit Diseases - There are a few rabbit diseases that can ruin a rabbit's day in a hurry. Our Rabbit Diseases page is your hub for info on rabbit health challenges related to diseases, injuries or parasites, and link you to these pages:
There is so much excellent rabbit health and disease info on the website! We compiled it all into our Keep your Rabbits Healthy e-book. Purchase it here or click the title link to learn more.
However, Karen's book, Rabbit Raising Problem Solver, published by Storey Publishing, is the true heavy hitter when it comes to rabbit diseases (and many other rabbit-raising questions and answers). Click the title link to learn more.
Understanding the basics of rabbit genetics is key to improving your rabbits, whether they are livestock, show animals, or even pets. Eventually you may wonder how you can raise a certain color of rabbit, eliminate a certain trait in your herd, or improve the overall health of your animals.
The genetic code holds the key!
Rabbit Genetics - the basics
Thanks to rabbit genetics and selective breeding, domestic rabbits around the world can now serve humanity in many specific ways, from wool, to fur, to food. And most recently, as pets.
Rabbit Breeds links to information describing and categorizing many breeds of rabbits, including all of those breeds found in the USA. Some of those breeds have pages dedicated to the breed.
Yes, we have quite a bit of fascinating information on various breeds of rabbits on Raising-Rabbits. But we wanted to do better, and provide lots more photos and descriptions so you could:
- Get a good feel for sizes, colors, and looks of each rabbit breed in the USA, some in the UK, and others around the globe.
- Figure out what kind of rabbit your own pet is.
So we wrote the 206-page Domestic Rabbit Breeds: a Kaleidoscope of Variety, containing lots more rabbit breed information than we could include here on the Raising-Rabbits website. Purchase here, or click on the e-book title to learn more.
Plenty of the information on this Rabbit Care page will be useful to pet rabbit owners. But additionally, we have a whole section of our website dedicated completely to pet rabbits and pet rabbit care.
Click the linked heading above or the pet rabbit photo at left to connect with the Pet Rabbit Module.
Are you interested in building your own cage specifically for a house rabbit or outdoor pet rabbit?
Here are easy plans for building your own rabbit cages, exercise runs and pens, and more - designed for one or a few pet rabbits.
Many Uses for Rabbits
Rabbits have been a primary prey animal for predators, both human and animal, the globe around since the distant dusty sands of time.
Human health and digestive processes have changed little since then; we continue to require animal-based nutrition today, as evidenced (among other things) by the lack of Vitamin B12 that ensues without a steady consumption of at least a little bit of animal nutrients on a regular basis.
Today, humans don't just hunt rabbits, we also:
- Raise rabbits for meat, for ourselves and for our predator pets (dogs and cats)
- Use their fur for warmth and survival, once the animal has been consumed (sparing the acquisition of wild pelts)
- Carefully breed to improve and preserve over 150+ rabbit breeds
- Show rabbits, which is how we measure the improvements in our breeding programs
- Spin the ultra-light and warm angora wool from 5 wool-bearing angora rabbit breeds
- Lastly, since the last 150 years of human history, we've been keeping rabbits as pets for our comfort and enjoyment.
In every case, the conscientious rabbit breeder always has his rabbits' best welfare in mind. Note that this does not imply no-kill. This implies excellent rabbit care, kindness, and fulfillment of the rabbits' needs while the rabbit lives, and a humane end on market day.
It's a win-win, both for the rabbits who live devoid of fear and with every need met, and for the rabbit breeder who protects his rabbit livestock from predators, keeps the cages clean, and considers the needs of the rabbits while they live.
As a result of rabbits' famous fertility, there are enough rabbits to serve mankind in all the ways listed without ever exhausting the world's supply of wild or domestic rabbits.
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