Rabbits for Sale: Consider these suggestions to help you find your chosen rabbit
1) Want to buy a pet rabbit of a particular breed?
Our Pet Rabbits for Sale page offers some frequently asked questions and answers to help you obtain a wonderful - and healthy - pet rabbit. If you need help finding your pet rabbit, return to this page for some great ideas for locating a rabbit as a pet.
2) Check the State-by State Rabbit Breeder listings here on Raising-Rabbits.com.
Find the links to these pages below.
3) Look for a rabbit at your local feed store or pet shop.
Even if they have no rabbits at the time, they might have a lead on a
reputable rabbit breeder in your town.
4) Search the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) website.
has an ARBA Breeders listing which includes a great number of member breeders, including the state where the breeder lives,
contact information, and the breeds each breeder raises.
5) Nearly every breed recognized by the ARBA also has a national rabbit breed club.
Rabbit Breeds page contains links to these
breed clubs, if we could find the information. Most of these breed websites also include a
breeders listing, including location of breeders by state.
6) Attend an ARBA rabbit show.
ARBA-sanctioned shows occur throughout the year in every state and
in some foreign countries. You are sure to find a breeder of your desired
breed, OR someone who knows where you can
find your desired breed of rabbit.
7) Obtain a rabbit from your local animal shelter.
They might have a few rabbits, or a rabbit or two. Just so you know, we've discovered that 'rabbit overpopulation' is actually a myth perpetrated by animal rights organizations.
There is a dark underbelly to the 'rabbit rescue' industry. If you find a shelter with a LOT of rabbits -- PLEASE ask questions. It could be the rabbits were voluntarily surrendered. But it might happen that those rabbits were illegally 'rescued,' meaning stolen under the color or pretense of law. See 200 Rabbits - a shocking example of the lengths animal rights groups are going in order to put rabbit breeders out of business.
If your local shelter is no-kill,
be extra careful. The problem isn't the 'no kill' philosophy, by itself.
The problem is an unwillingness to euthanize a sick rabbit in which
there is no hope of recovery. Such a rabbit should not remain in the pet
rabbit pool. Sneezing rabbits fall into this category. Be wise - avoid any rabbit with moisture around the
nose, as well as any rabbit housed in proximity to that rabbit.
8) Search the internet.
Use Google or another search engine to search for the type of rabbit you're looking for (include your location in your search term), or use Craigslist, for example.
(Regrettably, some animal activists in some areas
have nothing better to do with their time than haunt the Craigslist rabbits for
sale postings and flag them all for take-down. We're not sure when Craigslist
is going to wake up to this abuse of their service, but until then, that's why
we have listings of rabbits for sale in your state below.)
9) You could even try the old-fashioned way - the newspaper or the Pennysaver or similar classified circular.
Try following one or more of the above suggestions. One way or another, you should be able to find someone not too far from you who raises the breed you're interested in.