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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.


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.

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.

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2016-10-26 Bonding:

Hi Sydney    Not sure where you read about them bonding with non-rabbit animals, but that's definitely not recommended. The most secure bond is a neutered male bun with a spayed female bun.     Being a

2016-10-11 My bunny:

Hi JJ    How is your bunny doing? It sounds like is racing about could have sprained or fractured one of the fragile bones in his foot if he's still lame on it. Only a vet and an X-ray could confirm. Rabbits

2016-10-08 Rabbit suffering with gas:

Hi Nikki    Sorry to hear of your bunny's troubles. I would recommend keeping a detailed food diary for your bun to help trying to spot gas triggers. Also monitor activity levels, movement is just as important

2016-09-24 Dutch sexual maturity:

Hi Angela,    The buck can't be fixed until he has testicles.  The doe can be fixed as early as 3 months.  I would take the doe to be fixed now and then you don't have to worry about an accidental litter

2016-09-20 Bonding rabbits:

Hello Katie!    I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble and I'll do my best to help.    It sounds like there may be some issues with deciding who's the head bun in charge. Is Violet fixed as well?    Have

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