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Closed Rabbitries

Closed Rabbitries

We know many people who have CLOSED rabbitries and folks often ask “Why?”  The post at this link explains it quite effectively.

Sales Policy

Sales Policy

I am often asked about the Sales Policy we used when we had rabbits.  So I thought I would share it here. The following sales policy is in effect for all Designer Bunnies sales.  A copy of this policy is provided with every purchase at the […]

The Secret of the Drippy Bottle

The Secret of the Drippy Bottle

If you use water bottles, you know about the occasional bottle that just keeps on dripping which makes it completely worthless.  Or does it? (more…)

Breeder or Promoter?

Breeder or Promoter?

* Are You a Breeder or Promoter? Query by: Roger A. Cota (from the Himalayan Rabbit Club website) For a printer friendly PDF that you can share with others, click here. The world is full of rabbit breeders, as evidenced by those attending shows, the […]

Purchasing Your Pet Rabbit

Purchasing Your Pet Rabbit

You’ve decided you want a rabbit for a pet but don’t know where to start.  Rather diving in, take the time to research how to care for a rabbit and what breed of rabbit will work best for you and/or your family.  There are 47 […]

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

It’s important to have a first aid kit in your rabbitry and replenish it as items are used.  The time to prepare this kit is before it’s needed so you have it ready and handy when the need arises.  Below is a list of items suggested for your kit.

  • Alcohol
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Antiseptic Wash
  • Baby Oil
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Cotton Squares
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Iodine Tincture
  • Latex Gloves
  • Opthalmic Ointment
  • Peroxide
  • Sterile Gauze
  • VetRx
  • Wet Wipes
We use small travel or sample size bottles/packages to reduce the space needed to keep these items.  You may find it necessary to purchase empty travel size bottles for alcohol, peroxide, etc.  We often kept these in spray bottles as we found this was most often the method of application we preferred. 
 
Small plastic boxes can be found in a variety of sizes at $1 stores and these work well for your kit.  Depending on how your rabbitry is set up, you may have room for a cabinet for these things.  I’ve seen small medicine cabinets at Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity resale stores and these  work well for organized storage in your “barn”.
 
This link provides information about  Rabbit First Aid.
Biosecurity

Biosecurity

Note:  This is a re-print from the Purina Rabbit Newsletter for July 2012.  When the Link is available on line, I will include it. Pathogens and parasites lurk everywhere, just waiting for the opportunity to infect your animals! To keep your rabbitry healthy and hopping, […]

Turning Others “ON” to Rabbits

Turning Others “ON” to Rabbits

A recent post on one of my rabbit email lists mentioned that, unlike horse and dog shows, entries for youth members were up in the rabbit shows they were attending.  Those of us who have had the rabbit habit for a while know it’s a […]

Feeders & Water Bottles

Feeders & Water Bottles

We’re changing the barn around as we added on to my little one to make room for my daughter’s rabbits.  I originally had 6 holes with room for 6 more which would have been OK for me for quite a while, but certainly not enough for 2 of us.  In the process, we’re cleaning and re-organizing to make the best use of the space.  In doing do, we changed out some of the feeders yesterday.  I love the hard plastic E-Z crocks and J-feeders.  We had a couple of babies get cut on metal feeders and switched to the E-Z brand several years ago.  As I was “doing dishes” yesterday washing the crocks and stuff, I realized I missed the dishwasher.  (more…)