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Julia

U.S.
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The photo is of my daughter with her Best of Breed winner at our State Fair. Your questions are being answered by an adult! LOL I can help with questions on breeding and showing rabbits. I DO NOT condone breeding for the sake of breeding. We only breed for specific shows and to improve the breed. I am not a vet, but may be able to help a new person who is getting started and needs some advice. I will refer you to a vet for anything I am not sure of. We raise and show Mini-lop Rabbits. We have raised Grand Champion Rabbits, and we have dealt with problems arising from breeding and having rabbits in general. Whether you want to show, or just have a rabbit as a pet, make sure you have the time to spend with them, the money needed to care for them, and adequate housing for them.

Dan Vallo

U.S.
Available
. . << NOTICE>>> DO NOT ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT RABBITS THAT ARE KEPT TOGETHER ...RABBITS ARE NOT HERD ANIMALS AND NEED TO LIVE SEPERATED THIS IS FOR THIER OWN HEALTH. DO NOT KEEP TWO RABBITS TOGETHER THEY WILL BREED AND YOU WILL HAVE BABIES IT IS THIER NATURE. RABBITS DO NOT NEED TO STAY TOGETHER TO BE FRIENDS OR HAVE COMPANY! THEY WILL BREED.... PLEASE DO NOT HOUSE TWO OR MORE RABBITS IN THE SAME CAGE. IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE RABBITS THEY WILL FIGHT SOONER OR LATER. Rabbit Breed Identification, Breeding, color genetics, Breeds I know about: Polish, Champagne de`Argent, californians,holland lops,Checkered Giants, Dutch,english spots, line breeding, I also have plans for building rabbit hutches and Rabbit Barns. THESE are topics I can help out with. I DO NOT deal with Angora rabbits and rex, valloschamps@aol.com

Dave Lawrence

U.K.
Available
I can answer questions about breeding and showing rabbits. I have been breeding Black Rex rabbits for the past 10 years and have won numerous prizes for showing them. Ive also done a fair amount of judging.

Christine Whetstone

U.S.
Available
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.

Cat

U.K.
Available
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.

U.S.
Available
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:
THE INTERNET IS NOT THE PLACE TO SEEK HELP IN AN EMERGENCY.

  • 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 .....

Pam Enve

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 09/23/2014
***ATTENTION -- I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WILD RABBITS AND I CAN NOT HELP YOU WITH WILD RABBIT QUESTIONS*** Please do not ask me questions about your pet rabbits if you have no intention of taking them to a vet. I DO NOT CONDONE THE BREEDING OF RABBITS THAT ARE NOT PUREBRED AND PEDIGREED. ACCIDENTLY LITTERS OR RABBITS INTENDED FOR MEAT ARE ACCEPTABLE. *** I WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO BACKYARD BREEDING. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BEING A RESPONSIBLE BREEDER I WILL HELP YOU. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT BREEDING RABBITS TO SELL TO PET STORES, TO USE AS PETS ETC. *** *** DO NOT HOUSE UNALTERED MALE AND FEMALE RABBITS TOGETHER, EVER! THIS IS WHERE BABIES COME FROM*** I WILL NO LONGER GIVE ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CARELESS AND THINK THAT IT IS OK TO PUT 2 RABBITS TOGETHER WITHOUT KNOWING THEIR SEX*** Rabbits are not toys. They are living creatures. I believe that people are responsible for their animals. If you can't afford a vet, in my opinion, you can't afford a rabbit. I can answer questions on genetics, rabbit behavior, breeding, and health of all rabbits including meat breeds. I am a .....

Recent Answers

2014-08-26 Floppy ear tips:

Dear Robbie,    If your bunny is a Dutch mix, then it's possible some of her heritage is lop.  Six to eight weeks is about the age when the ears start to droop in lop rabbits.  But since she's not "pure"

2014-08-24 difficult in urination and blood in urine:

Hi Sue  Sorry for the delay in reply, I didn't receive the original notification email for some reason.    How is the rabbit doing now? Sadly blood in the urine is very serious and really there's nothing

2014-08-24 difficult in urination and blood in urine:

Suzie,    I'm sorry, but blood and urine tests, and possibly body scans, are the best way to diagnose what's happening with your bunny. It could be any number of things and I'm not in a position to correctly

2014-08-24 difficult in urination and blood in urine:

Dear Suzzy,    While I can't diagnose your bunny without seeing him, and also don't have the tools available that a vet would have, I can tell you that the signs you are seeing are consistent with either

2014-08-23 Rabbit grinding his teeth:

Dear Bo,    It sounds as if something in his mouth suddenly was painful.  If this continues, please get him to a rabbit-savvy vet, but read this first:    http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/dental.html    so

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