Tag: American Rabbit Breeders Association

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 […]

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 different breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) — each of them with their own unique personality and needs.

Wool breeds (angora, jersey wooly, fuzzy lop, etc) require regular grooming to keep their fur free from mats.  Some breeds tend to be more high strung than others — but there are always exceptions.  Some breeds get very large (12+ pounds).  Do you want a rabbit that big?  Several breeds are small or mini breeds.  A 2 pound rabbit is obviously more delicate (more…)

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 […]