This All About Rabbits page is a catalog of rabbit-breeder-tested-and-proven online and printed resources to help you care for, understand, and manage your rabbits’ care and health.
The following websites are owned, run, and/or managed by respected and reliable rabbit breeders who know rabbit husbandry inside and out.
These are websites and breeders that intimately understand the meaning of "animal welfare" (as opposed to animal rights - see https://www.raising-rabbits.com/against-animal-rights.html for clarification, if necessary).
Barbi Brown has tons of useful info both older and newer. She pushes the limits of "hobby" into the commercial, raising multiple individuals of multiple breeds for multiple purposes. She knows her stuff.
This is a great site for breed info, list links, etc., managed by Mr. Franco Rios. Mr. Rios keeps track of the rare and heritage breeds.
The Nature Trail has many educational articles, including showing, rabbit care, breeding, rabbit genetics, and more. They specialize in the very popular Holland Lop breed.
This site touches on a multitude of meat rabbit raising guidelines. For example, their section on "What About Pasturing?" is spot-on.
These are breeders of Holland Lops and Jersey Woolys. This website is strong in education for 4H, showing, and overall rabbit care.
This site supports angora rabbit breeders with info, a blog, and educational articles about the special care needs of long-wooled angora rabbits.
Raising meat pens - groups of 3 nearly identical young rabbits to demonstrate conformity and quality in meat rabbits - is governed by specific rules. Those entering County Fairs and Rabbit Show Meat Pen competitions can check this link for meat pen notes by www.rabbitgeek.com.
Try using the custom website search bars, located near the
top of most of our pages, such as this one. If you're still
stymied, we'd be pretty shocked if you didn't find what you needed somewhere
else on either Raising-Rabbits or one of these excellent sites on the World
Storey Publications has published a new resource book for rabbit breeders and pet rabbit owners:
Written by Karen, owner of Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch, and owner and webmaster of Raising-Rabbits, it is a Q&A format book that answers nearly every pet rabbit or breeder question we've ever encountered here on Raising-Rabbits.com.
"An excellent, well-written book that will become a classic resource for experienced and novice rabbit breeders" (Don Atchison, President of the National Rex Rabbit Club)
"Just wanted to tell you I love love LOVE your book! It is my rabbit bible. Seriously. As soon as I found it, I put all other books down. The questions and answers made it so simple to learn. You get right to the point. Thank you so much!" (Lynette, CA)
Click on the link above for more info on this excellent resource, or purchase on this page.
More Excellent Books
That said, we clearly know there's much more rabbit raising info out there other than what we can include on this website, and the above list of great websites should prove that assertion.
Here are some of our other favorite rabbit resources, top notch books that are all about rabbits and their care.
Any rabbit breeder that lives farther than 50 miles or one hour from a very good rabbit-savvy vet might seriously consider keeping a book or two of this sort on their rabbit resource shelf.
Textbook of Rabbit Medicine, by Frances Harcourt-Brown. A top-notch resource, if you're into learning all you can learn about rabbits, including the gory details.
Though a bit pricy, it might be worth it if you live far from a rabbit-savvy vet and need to manage your own rabbit emergencies.
Rabbit Production by McNitt, et al. Occasionally referred to as the Rabbit Bible, it is an invaluable resource even for pet rabbit owners who want to know the nitty gritty about overall rabbit care, diseases, genetics and much more.
The Nervous New Owners Guide to Angoras - a great resource since caring for long-haired angora breeds comes with its own set of unique challenges (and we raise the very short-haired Rex). Yeah, get the book.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits, the classic by Bob Bennett. This is another tried and true source that is all about rabbit raising. Many breeders cut their teeth on this book, including us.
(Without a doubt, we include Rabbit Raising Problem Solver
among the ranks of these classic rabbit books.)