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Christine Whetstone

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Paula Murdock-Briggs

***ATTENTION -- If your rabbit has a life threatening issue do not waste time looking for answers on the Internet. Get your animal to the nearest rabbit savvy vet or 24 hour emergency clinic as soon as possible. Rabbits are prey animals and they hide their illnesses. By the time you realize something is wrong with your bunny there is a strong possibility that it may be to late to help it. I will not answer any questions related to wild rabbits or rabbits intended for meat. There are other experts here that will be happy to help you with those questions. I can answer almost anything related to health, diet, housing, showing, breed standards, genetics, ARBA rules, registration, pets, bonding, and behavior. While I am an ARBA registrar and am willing to answer questions related to showing, breeding and genetics, my main focus is on the health and well-being of pet rabbits.


I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue.

Dana Krempels, Ph.D.

I've lived with companion rabbits for more than 35 years, and consider them members of my family. I can answer any questions about the biology and health of rabbits, from the commonplace to the unusual. But please note:

RULE #1:

  • If your rabbits is LETHARGIC
  • If your rabbit is NOT EATING
  • If your rabbit is PHYSICALLY INJURED (including broken bones)
  • If your baby rabbit has DIARRHEA
...it is an EMERGENCY.

Find a rabbit vet at www.rabbit.org/vet for immediate help, and don't risk your bunny's life by spending time asking questions online! If you can't get in touch with your vet, read these Emergency Sick Bunny Instructions.

If you have found a wild baby rabbit, please read these EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS FOR WILD BABY RABBITS and then use this link to FIND A LOCAL WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR who can give you the right advice.

RULE #2:
Help me help you! Please make your subject line informative if you have an urgent question .....

Recent Answers

2017-02-18 Agression in Californian doe:

Sydney,    Glad to hear you're getting things back to normal with Belle and Lucifer. I'd recommend maybe reaching out to local rescues and shelters to see who they use for spays and neuters, and also inquire

2017-02-16 My rabbit drinks and pees soooo much:

Hi Nathalie    Some rabbits will drink a lot but they shouldn't be developing urine scald and be wet behind.    Has he had a course of antibiotics or been tested for a urinary tract infection? I would

2017-02-14 Agression in Californian doe:

Sydney,    How nice of your mini lop to assist! LoL  I'm sorry you're having trouble and I'll do my best to assist.    Did Belle and Rascal ever live together? Is everyone (including Lucifer) fixed?  

2017-02-09 Keeping Rabbits at high elevations:

Hi Scilla,    I really can't tell you much about changes in elevation and how it would affect your bunny.  I can tell you that every year there is a national rabbit convention and about 5000 rabbits are

2017-02-08 Maybe a false pregnancy in a doe that just kidded 8 weeks ago?:

Hi April    At 8 weeks they can be weaned from her and should be eating other food now. This is likely hormonal overdrive and a phantom pregnancy, but as the males in her litter mature, they could very

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