Nothing lasts forever. And some things can be brought back from the brink. When it comes to domestic animals, and that includes rabbits, for whatever reason, sometimes a breed is just rare. Maybe there were never that many bred to begin with, or sometimes a breed’s numbers dwindle until they’re facing extinction. But no matter … Read more
It’s a good idea to learn how to tell the age of wild rabbits, and here’s why… Knowing how old they are can inform whether or not you might need to intervene in case a litter of kittens has been abandoned, or how healthy and how fast your local rabbit population is growing. Plus, it’s … Read more
Sometimes, we find out that many words, even names, we thought were just synonyms or euphemisms actually turn out to entail quite a bit of difference… Such is the case when you’re talking about bunnies, rabbits and hares. You’ll run into lots of people in North America that use the terms interchangeably, or at the … Read more
Most animals, or at least most mammals, have significant physical differences between the sexes. It’s easy to spot the udder on a female cow, and the sexual organs on males. Most males are also significantly bigger and heavier than their female counterparts. Sometimes males have radically different colors, as is the case with many birds… … Read more
Rabbits are herbivores, but contrary to popular belief, they don’t just eat grass. Rabbits actually eat a hugely varied diet consisting of all sorts of plant matter, specifically lots and lots of hay but also a great variety of vegetables, fruits and supplementary pellets. But not all things are good for your rabbits, even if … Read more
If you’ve never been around rabbits, you probably think they’re totally silent. Whenever you see a rabbit it is just sitting there, trying to go unnoticed or else it is munching away on some tender grass or hay. But did you know that rabbits actually make a variety of different sounds, each with a different … Read more
For homesteaders, livestock is usually an important part of their plan. For self-sufficiency purposes or for income purposes, conversations on the topic go on around the clock… Each species of livestock, from the mundane to the exotic, has its own advantages to offer owners and disadvantages that must be overcome. It has been said that … Read more
Rabbit scratches can be a common issue for many people who own pet rabbits. Despite their adorable good looks and gentle demeanor, rabbits do have claws and can scratch with them. Some people have gone so far as to raise the alarm about specific risks to people who are scratched by rabbits. Sounds serious! Are … Read more
Many animals are kept for a food supply, to make money, or just because it is fun to have animals around. One of the most popular animals to keep fits that bill on all accounts is rabbits. They are cute animals and easy to keep as pets as they require little space. They will eat … Read more
Jason shares with us a great way to let rabbits semi free-range within a safe environment. I love this idea!
An update on our first rabbit breeding experiment.