Rabbits for Sale: It's not always easy to find rabbits for sale in your area! So, here are 13 ways you can use to find your chosen rabbit or breed.
And, here are 4 ways rabbit breeders can advertise their rabbits and rabbit-related products on Raising-Rabbits!
Each Featured Rabbitry has a full webpage with lots of great pictures and information about their rabbits, their rabbitry, and any additional products or services offered. Are you within traveling distance to any of the following rabbitries?
Click on a featured rabbitry link below, or go to the Featured Rabbit Breeder List page.
Hostile Hare - Chinchilla Rabbits in AZ, AND commercial rabbit cages
Belle's Bunny Boutique - Holland Lops, Mini Lion Lops, Dwarfs in NJ.
Breadbox Rabbitry - Show and Pet Netherland Dwarfs in NC.
Bunnies by Emma and Ellie - Mini Lops and Mini Rex
Cotton Candie Tails - Lionheads and Vienna-Marked in WA
Goshen Bunnies - Holland Lops and Mini Plush Lops in KY
Happily Ever After - Mini Plush Lop, Holland Lop, Neth. Dwarf, Lionhead, Mini Lop, Mini Rex in PA
MapleRidge Stables Rabbitry - Himalayan Rabbits in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada.
Open Doors Rabbitry - Lionheads, New Zealands in Worden, IL
Shepherds Purse Rabbitry - Mini Rex, Holland Lops in RI
Sweet Dream Bunnies and Beyond - Netherland Dwarfs in NJ
The Farm at Fort Mill - Holland Lops in SC.
What The Fluffle Rabbitry - New Zealands, Champagne d'Argents in NC.
Our Rabbit Breeder listings are organized by state, and internationally by country. Just click your state or country to find local rabbit breeders.
Check neighboring states as well, if you are willing to drive the distance in order to acquire the rabbit(s) of your choice.
Our Rabbit Classifieds page includes 30-day temporary listings of rabbits for sale and rabbits wanted. Check the page frequently as it is well-trafficked, and the listings may change quickly!
On the Raising-Rabbits website, the Google search function is found very near the top of the right hand column. It says, "Search Raising-Rabbits." Enter your search term into the white bar just below and hit the gray "search" button. For example, if you're looking for English Lop rabbits, enter "English Lop," and hit "Search."
The search will return a page on which are listed all the times English Lops are mentioned on Raising-Rabbits. Because we are partnered with Google, Google gives you lots of options all over the web first. But keep scrolling down and you'll "get to the good stuff," our website results. This will include breeders and/or owners advertising English Lops on the Raising-Rabbits website. You'll see a small picture with each result and our name. This will hopefully help you find the rabbits for sale you are looking for. Try it!
Bunnies have discovered social media and they are everywhere! Raising-Rabbits is particularly active on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/RaisingRabbits.
Additionally, use search terms in your favorite social media platforms, terms such as rabbits in your state, and breed of your choice, to find rabbit owners and breeders with the rabbits you are hoping to find.
Even if they have no rabbits at the time, they might have a lead on a reputable rabbit breeder in your town.
Suzi Scribbles, roving reporter, wrote an exclusive article in the September 2022 issue of Rabbit Rhythms about a local junior livestock show. Children from Kindergarten to High School age were auctioning off livestock that they had raised and cared for. Find out about the remarkable kids who will be feeding America and what membership with 4H or FFA can do for your child.
ARBA-sanctioned shows occur throughout the year in every state and even internationally. You are sure to find a breeder of your desired breed, OR someone who knows where you can find your desired breed of rabbit.
Rabbits may be available at a local shelter. When looking to adopt from a shelter, ask lots of questions such as:
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.
There is a dark underbelly to the 'rabbit rescue' industry. See 200 Rabbits, a shocking example of the lengths radical extremist animal rights groups have been known to go in order to put rabbit owners or breeders out of business.
If your local shelter has a no-kill policy, be extra careful. The problem isn't the 'no kill' philosophy, by itself.
The problem is an unwillingness to euthanize a sick rabbit for which
there is no hope of recovery. Such a rabbit should not be forced to live in prolonged suffering or sold to people who won't be able to care for it. Some sneezing rabbits do fall into this category. Be wise - avoid any rabbit with moisture around the
nose, as well as any rabbit housed in proximity to sneezing rabbits.
In the United States, Canada, and Japan, the national rabbit club is the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). ARBA has an ARBA Breeders listing which includes a great number of member breeders. Listings include the state where the breeder lives, contact information, and the breeds each breeder raises. Additionally, many states in the US have statewide rabbit breeder associations. The info can all be found on the ARBA website, linked above, AND on our All Rabbit Breeds page. See #10 below.
In the United Kingdom: The BRC maintains a Breeder Directory on their website. If the breed you are searching for is not represented, you can at least contact the organization for further guidance.
In Australia: Australian National Rabbit Council
In New Zealand: New Zealand Rabbit Council
Nearly every breed recognized by the ARBA has a national rabbit breed club. Our All
Rabbit Breeds page contains links to these
breed clubs, if we could find the information. Many of these breed websites also include a
breeders listing, including location of breeders by state.
Our Rabbit Classified Ads page has a huge "rabbits wanted" section! Give us a shout out by filling out the rabbit classified request form, select the "Rabbit Wanted" button, tell us a bit of details by following the suggestions in the request form, and then hit the "Send" button. Your ad will go up within 48-72 hours. I expect quick results for you! Get a Classified Ad.
Use Duck Duck Go 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 maintain listings of rabbits for sale in your state.)
Ask around! Word-of-mouth may yield some good information. Check your newspaper's classified ads section, 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!
We offer FOUR ways to help you sell your rabbits. Find all the details here, or click on the various links below to go directly to the specific information you're interested in....
Still have questions? Feel free to contact us!