Many persons are interested in caring and raising rabbits as a backyard activity. The rabbits may be kept as pets, show animals, or commercially grown as a food commodity. The producer may want to keep only a few rabbits or produce several thousand each year. The care and management of rabbits is attractive to youth as a club project.
The pages that follow were written to answer the more commonly asked questions applying to rabbit care. Discussions in the answers and publications that follow will help increase the rabbit caretaker's understanding of the animal's management and health requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much investment is necessary to build a rabbitry?
- How are rabbit skins tanned?
- Why do some rabbit does eat their young?
- Where can I obtain housing plans?
Other Rabbit Information
- Starting a Rabbit Enterprise discusses the advantages and disadvantages of starting a rabbit raising operation.
- Concerns when Building Rabbit Facilities outlines many factors that the beginning rabbit producer should consider when building the first production facility.
- Slaughtering and Dressing Rabbits discusses the procedure used by slaughtering plants to process meat rabbits. Treating the pelts is also discussed.
Researchers and Extension specialists from across the Southeast will help goat and sheep producers expand their knowledge on various aspects of the industry during a workshop on small ruminant production.