Welcome to Raising Rabbits!

Raising Rabbits is where you can find comprehensive information and how-to instructions on all aspects of raising rabbits!

Rabbit Care Topics on the Raising-Rabbits website link to just about everything regarding taking care of rabbits.

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Rabbit Care Topics
The Rabbit Care Topics navigation bar button will take you to links about anything and everything regarding taking care of rabbits, from hungry, to health, to habitats and more.

Health and Wellness: current hot topics about bunny health.

Special Feature: Are rabbits good Easter gifts? Click HERE to find out more.

Info About Rabbits
The Info About Rabbits navigation bar button includes just about everything else there is to know about rabbits, such as breeds, news articles, genetics, lapin recipes, and our latest newsletter.

Don't be a Victim of DBF!


DBF (Dead Bunny Flop) is an anxiety inducing prank from the demented imaginations of bad bunnies. This advanced interrogation technique was developed by the CIA to manipulate the target into complete and unconditional surrender. (When water-boarding just isn't extreme enough.) The rabbit will lie as though dead, completely unresponsive. Many a bunny owner has handed over large wads of cash to veterinarians in fear for the rabbits life.

How to prevent DBF: you can't. The best you can do is negotiate terms.

How to deal with DBF: start with a stethescope. Once you hear bunnie's heartbeat, bring treats. The distinctive crinkling noise of treat bags is known for its miraculous healing powers for DBF.                                                            1April2023

Buy/Sell Rabbits
Buying or selling rabbits has never been easier, whether you are an individual or as a professional or hobby breeder! Click on Buy/Sell Rabbits in the navigation bar if you need to buy or sell a rabbit.

Raising-Rabbits Store
The "Store" navigation bar button links to lots of amazing products!
Plus, we just opened a fascinating online shopping mall which we call our 
BUNNY BAZAAR! The Bunny Bazaar features not just our own fine products, but suggested items for anyone who has bunny on the brain. You may have just adopted a Christmas bunny, and our store has everything it needs.

Lunar Calendar 2023 - The Year of the Rabbit!
Christian Calendar-Easter: 9 April 2023

According to the Lunar Calendar used in East Asia, 22 January 2023 starts
The Year of the Rabbit. 

Bonus Feature: Should You Buy a Bunny for Easter ?  
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Rabbit Care Topics: the A-to-Z of Raising Rabbits

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Do Easter Bunnies Like Chocolate?


(Pictured, sweet Holland Lop from Goshen Bunnies in Goshen, KY.)

Hippity Hoppity, the Easter Bunny is on his way, with all sorts of sweets like chocolate, jelly beans, marshmallow peeps, and more! So what about treats for bunny? Candy isn't good for rabbits, but they LOVE fruit. They can have fruit as a daily treat, in moderation. Fruit is candy for rabbits, and they really can get a sugar high from it. (Just imagine the house shaking thumps after a strawberry binge!) To help you and your bun have a happy and healthy Easter, Raising Rabbits has the information you need about healthy rabbit diets, and all natural supplements and treats.

A Bunny for Easter

You may be contemplating getting a rabbit for Easter.  What could be more joyful than a beautiful bunny hopping around while children squeal with delight. But then you see on social media, a picture of a sad rabbit with the caption "I am not a holiday decoration." So now you hesitate...

(Right: Lovely Netherland Dwarf from Breadbox Rabbitry North Carolina.)


It's just fine to give a rabbit as a holiday gift. No matter what day of the year you bring a pet rabbit home, you will have a successful relationship with your bunny if you are properly prepared. What does proper preparation mean? Research and supplies.

(Left: Adorable Holland Lop from Belle's Bunny Boutique in New Jersey.)

Rabbits have very specific needs regarding diet and environment. They also have unique personalities and behaviors that are much different than cats and dogs, the most common pets. We covered this on our page HOW TO BUY A BUNNY.

(Right: Sweet Mini Lop from Bunnies by Emma and Ellie in Pennsylvania.)


Once you do your research, and discover what is involved, you will be much better equipped to adopt a bunny. Sometimes, you may even decide to give a plush stuffed animal bunny this year, especially if you have small children who aren't quite ready for the responsibility, and revisit the topic next year, so you can be completely ready. 

(Left: Adorable Easter bunnies at The Farm at Fort Mill, right at the North/South Carolina border.)

Links to All Rabbit Care Topics 

You have a bunny or five, and a million questions on how to take care of them. We have all the information about raising rabbits covered, from hungry, to health, to habitats, and more!

Our Rabbit Care topics cover everything your bunny needs to be happy and healthy, from birth to geriatrics and beyond.

Take all the necessary information with you in excellent book and e-book form! The rabbit care details are all laid out nice and organized in both books and e-books, with lots of pictures!
Check it out --> Bookstore

Search Bar: We have a Google powered search bar to help you look for something fast. The bar is located near the top of the right hand column. --> Type in your query and hit "Search." This will open a page with many search results. The first few entries will be Google showing you the rest of the web (ads), but scroll down a bit and you'll get to the results from the Raising-Rabbits website specifically.

The Rabbit Care Section serves ALL who have rabbits. Most of the time, fortunately, raising rabbits involves similar basic rabbit care, no matter what purpose your rabbits serve - whether pet, fiber (wool), show, or livestock (meat and fur). 

  • Pet Rabbits: Pet rabbits can be a perfect solution for animal-loving but busy urban dwellers. They sleep while you're at work or school, and are active during your breakfast, suppertime, and early evening.

  • Livestock Rabbits and Show Rabbits. Livestock rabbit farming, especially if a commercial enterprise, requires greater attention to detail. Various breeding, feeding, and lighting practices are optimized to help stabilize general and wintertime production. As always, animal welfare is paramount. Plus, we offer tips on gaining a full or part-time income from your passion and expertise with raising rabbits, both in the USA and abroad.

N. America: Talk to a Vet online now

UK: Ask a Veterinary Question, Get an Answer ASAP!


I am in the UK and had a surprise litter recently. Your site has been my Bible. I can’t thank you enough.  I just wanted to share my appreciation. (Jo-March 2023)

Info About Rabbits

The Info About Rabbits section includes everything you want to know about rabbits, besides the specifics of taking care of them. Interesting topics include:

We also have great books and ebooks about different aspects of raising rabbits in our store that have everything laid out nice and organized, with lots of pictures! Check it out ---> Bookstore

Search Bar: We have a Google powered search bar to help you look for something fast. The bar is located near the top of the right hand column. --> Type in your query and hit "Search." This will open a page with many search results. The first few entries will be Google showing you the rest of the web (ads), but scroll down a bit and you'll get to the results from the Raising Rabbits  website specifically.

Contact Us: Have you been all over the Raising Rabbits website, used the Search bar and all, and still can't find what you're looking for? Would you simply like to communicate with us for whatever reason? Great! We love to hear from our readers. Go to our Contact Us page, and ask or comment away.

Buy / Sell Rabbits

Raising-Rabbits has been helping people purchase rabbits or sell them for years. We understand...professional breeders and hobby breeders alike need their information to be highly visible to their prospective customers, whether those customers want livestock rabbits or pets!  

We are also well aware that erroneously sexing rabbits is a thing! You might have just discovered that one of your two boy rabbits is actually a girl... (oops!) ...and now you have grandbuns needing new homes. No worries - we can help, at no cost to you.

Rabbits for Sale in your Local Neighborhood is the main starting point for buying or selling rabbits.

Below are specific links to services that Raising-Rabbits offers to those wanting to sell rabbits or buy rabbits. Most of them are free.

Buying Rabbits:

If you're visiting Raising-Rabbits in order to buy a rabbit or rabbits, here are three very effective ways to find yourself the perfect rabbit for your needs:

  • Featured Rabbitries: Each of our featured rabbitries has an entire web page devoted solely to their rabbits, whether in the USA and in Canada. That's a lot of information that will help you make a decision! It's worth it to check them out. Click here to go to the Featured Rabbitry Index.

  • State by State and Country by Country listings: Since we've been providing rabbitry advertising for a long time, we now have rabbit breeder listings all over the USA, as well as in Canada, Philippines, Uganda, and Zambia. To find a rabbit breeder near you, just click our Rabbit Breeders page.

  • Classified Ads: These very effective free ads are for people looking to both buy and sell rabbits. They last for only 30 days, or even less if we hear the rabbit has sold. Our classified ads are likely to still be current when you visit the page.  Click Classified Ads for more info. The top section of the classifieds is for people selling rabbits, while the bottom section is for people looking to buy a bunny.

Selling Rabbits:

If you have one or more rabbits for sale, we have 3 great options:

  • Subscribe to our Featured Rabbitry Service: Take your business or hobby to the next level with a highly visible featured rabbitry page. It is hugely helpful to your prospective customers to see the multiple photos and comprehensive information you can share through your own rabbitry page on Raising-Rabbits. We can even refresh your information every month for you. No contract required - cancel anytime. Click here to find out about Listing Your Rabbits For Sale.

  • State by State and Country by Country listings: We have rabbit breeder listings all over USA, as well as in Canada, Philippines, Zambia, and Uganda. To find out how to get your own listing on your state/country page, click Listing Your Rabbits For Sale.

  • Classified Ads: these are 30-day free ads for people looking to buy or sell rabbits. Our classifieds are effective; we have taken ads down within a week because the sale was made quickly. To find out more, click Classified Ads. The top section of the classifieds is for people selling rabbits, while the bottom section is for people looking to buy a bunny.

Raising Rabbits Store

We have several kinds of products in our store, for rabbits and their people:

  • Bunny Bazaar, our online shopping mall, is open! The Bunny Bazaar features not just our own fine products, but also suggested items for anyone who has bunny-on-the-brain. Did you just adopt a Christmas bunny, or are you thinking about adopting a rabbit? We have everything you need, including, most importantly, KNOWLEDGE!
  • Books and E-books. Holiday sale!!! Give the gift of knowledge; our raising rabbits e-books are on sale at 30% off! We have great paper and ebooks that tell you everything you need to know about making your bunny happy and healthy.
  • Clothing for people
  • Fun Rabbit Toys
  • Now featuring our newest product: Aromatherapy Resting Mats! Give bunny a home spa treatment with these straw resting mats infused with soothing lavender essential oil. Resting mats are a comfortable place for bunny to relax and rest their feet in wire cages.
  • Bunny Branola - the delicious treat that is also a great nutritional supplement. 4 yummy flavors: Classic Original, Pumpkin Spice, Merry Mint, and Cranberry Crunch
  • All natural/biologic/organic Fly Control
  • Frozen Lapin (rabbit meat) for pets, such as cats and dogs

Holiday Sale: 30% off all E-books and Aromatherapy Resting Mats!!



Raising Rabbits Gets Compliments...

From Jeni in the UK:
"I just would like to say that this website is AMAZING! I am a veterinary nurse with 15 years experience and have just started to breed my rabbits. I have learnt sooo much from all the info here....there is so much stuff I didn't know...." 

From Cheryl in Florida:
"Your website has been my Bunny Bible...."

From Christine in Texas:
"Best rabbit website anywhere on the net! ...Thank you!"

From Amy in Utah:
"Thank you so much for a fantastic website! This is by far the most helpful and friendliest rabbit website I've ever seen."

Many more of your kind words are here - thank you!

Rabbits have a way of hopping into your heart and putting a grin on your face.

A very happy rabbit owner

The American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes and supports the many purposes of rabbits, including meat, show, wool, fur and pet ownership.

So ...

Stroll around our site!

Take your time, enjoy our rabbit photos and absorb all the information on raising rabbits. If you have trouble finding the info you need, use the search box, or visit the Site Map, where you’ll find links to every page.

Here’s hoping your nest boxes are always full of show-stoppers.

God bless you!

Broken opal rex rabbit and her 3-week-old litter

: Broken Opal Rex Rabbit and 3 week old litter ... that little fawn young'n?

He grew up a bit, and won his new young owner a Youth Best-In-Show!

More recently, the fawn youngster is all grown up.

He won Best of Breed TWICE at the Evergreen Rabbit Breeders Association double open show a couple years ago. Congrats to the winner!

Pet bunny sitting on a grassy knoll.

Raising-Rabbits is the Home of the PVC Hutch-Cage Combo!

Purchase the Plans!

Indoor hutch and wire cage combo. Easy to keep clean and easy to enjoy your rabbit!
Outdoor show or livestock rabbit hutch and wire cage combo. This hutch is moved under cover before the rabbits move in.

Left Above: Indoor hutch and wire cage combo. Easy to keep clean and easy to enjoy your rabbit!

Right Above: Large outdoor rabbit hutch and wire cage combo. Durable, time-saving, and so easy to use and clean! Move Combo under cover before use.

Chew Stix by Raising-Rabbits
Just the sticks your bunnies need for chewing and gnawing!

Chew Stix by Raising-Rabbits

Fruit-infused Raising Rabbits Chew Stix are nature's blessings from the beautiful Washington State forests and orchards.

Fresh alder branches are harvested from trees grown without chemicals, pesticides, or smog. Those branches are then hand cut down to bunny size portions, and infused with apple from Washington’s famous apple farms.

Alder is perfect for rabbit dental hygiene! The apple taste and smell will attract your bun, and they can chew to their heart's content, saving your phone cords and your sanity. 

Check out Raising Rabbits Chew Stix Here!

Bunny Branola:
Ultimate Rabbit Nutritional Supplement, and Treat!

What bunny doesn't love Bunny Bran??!
1 Tablespoon per day of our tasty and nutritious snack mix
sprinkled on their regular food is all your bunny needs to be happier and healthier.

  • Bunny Branola makes fur softer and shinier, teeth and tummies healthier, and helps relieve stress due to things like barking dogs, new situations, or ultra cold winters. 
  • Bunny Branola is a wonderful rabbit superfood supplement for pregnant bunnies and growing bunnies. 


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