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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.

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.

Shawn Evans

I can answer questions regarding ARBA, showing rabbits, genetic diseases and faults, medical care, raising meat rabbits, questions regarding different breeds, questions regarding diet, questions regarding color and color hereditary traits (breeding for color and pattern) and general questions about rabbits.

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

2016-04-28 aggressive dwarf:

Dear Char,    Ah, the Rabbit Who Runs with the Wolves.  We have had them, and sometimes there is no clear reason for the aggressive behavior.  I have noticed, though, that the aggressive ones are often

2016-04-27 Help for baby jackrabbit!:

Hi, Michelle    I wish more people had your kind of "crazy."    Babies of all kinds of mammals acquire taste for the foods that their mother was eating while the babies were in utero, and also while nursing

2016-04-26 Help for baby jackrabbit!:

Dear Michelle,    Your compassion is a beautiful thing, and I agree with you that sometimes wildlife rehabbers (perhaps because they are overloaded with rescues, and/or perhaps because they don't see "prey"

2016-04-24 Rabbit pellets:

Dear Liz,    Some rabbit vets recommend removing pellets from the diet of rabbits who have obesity problems.  Others suggest switching to timothy-based pellets instead of alfalfa-based, as they are lower

2016-04-22 Rabbit death:

Hi Julia,    I am so sorry for your loss.  It is so hard to lose a beloved pet.  I can promise you that if her legs and paws were going stiff that she was indeed dead.  I worked as a paramedic for over

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