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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.

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.

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 .....

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.

Recent Answers

2016-05-23 Help for baby jackrabbit!:

Hi, Michelle    Hmm.  That's a weird one.  I hope she doesn't have dental problems that are keeping her from chewing properly.  Can you see any evidence of that?  It can be hard to check, except for the

2016-05-23 Bunny with soft stools:

Karen,    You can try introducing veggies to them - slowly, and in small portions - to ensure no soft poo. Just like you did with the kale, if there's signs of trouble, stop immediately. The list of things

2016-05-17 Headtilt:

Dear Amber,    Please read:    http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/tilt.html    She will not get better without medication, so I hope you can find a vet who can give her the proper treatment.    Please also

2016-05-12 Inside Hutch safety:

Michele,    Hello! I'm sorry to hear your bun is causing some potential health concerns, but the good news is there are many pet-friendly wood sealers on the market today. A few are listed here:    http://www

2016-05-10 Rabbit behavior:

Diane,    It sounds like you just experienced your first thump of disapproval. Perhaps she was looking for attention, or saw something that gave her a shock, but a thump is a call to attention in some

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