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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.

The Search for Answers

The Search for Answers

If you’ve read the About the Author page, you know our “rabbit habit” started quite innocently and totally by accident.  As with anything that interests me, I kind of immersed myself in books for a couple of weeks and soaked up all the information I […]

Just What’s in a Name Anyway?

Just What’s in a Name Anyway?

NOTE:  This is part of an article written several years ago and is also an excerpt from a chapter in Debi’s book.

The naming of rabbits has come up in several conversations lately as well as being a hot “topic” recently on some of the e-mail lists.  I thought maybe I’d share what’s been discussed.  By “naming” I mean whose name or rabbitry gets listed on the pedigree.  I’ve heard a great deal about people attempting to “take credit” for other’s breeding.  I truly think that in most cases it is not intentional but more a case of not knowing.

Hopefully when you buy a new rabbit, it has a pedigree.  The ability to present a pedigree shows that the breeder (more…)

A Worthwhile Investment

A Worthwhile Investment

If you are new to rabbits or, better yet, haven’t purchased your first rabbits yet … please invest in a membership to the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) membership and also in the purchase of the ARBA Standard of Perfection.  And it truly is a […]

Turn the Radio On

Turn the Radio On

In the 15 years we’ve had rabbits, we’ve been in hundreds of barns looking at stock and just visiting friends across the country.  We recently visited a friend’s rabbit barns to look at some potential stock.  I say we visited the barns, but we really […]

Trim Those Toenails

Trim Those Toenails

I’ve had an opportunity over the past couple of months to visit a number of rabbitries as I looked for foundation stock and also to watch a lot of judging at rabbit shows.  Trimming toenails takes only a few minutes every month and yet a large number of people forget or ignore this health maintenance task … I guess they don’t think it’s very important.

I looked a number of rabbits while looking for my start-up animals and almost all of them were badly in need of nail trimming.  Quite a few of the animals had sore front paws (more…)

Hey, What Kind of Hay?

Hey, What Kind of Hay?

This was an article written a few years ago when we still had rabbits. Part of our feed program includes hay which we give daily along with regular pellets.  We feel hay is important as it is more of a natural roughage than pellets and […]

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 […]