Shitty luck

A cage is empty and my heart is broken. I lost my beloved buck, Comedian, yesterday in a freak accident at a show. Out of consideration for those involved, I am not posting details of the situation publicly. But quite frankly, it doesn’t matter what the situation was. As breeders, it seems we face a certain stigma that…

I’m published!

As a career reporter, I’m used to being on the business end of the interview. In the past, I published a number of self-written columns about raising rabbits for a local agricultural newspaper. I was also able to write a report about the 90th ARBA Convention and Show for the daily newspaper I currently work for.…

Price of patience

Whether selling or acquiring rabbits, we’ve all been there: The great price debate. Raising rabbits costs money. From cages and equipment to feed and supplements, show entries, travel fees, hotel rooms, show sanctions, membership fees, and more. The serious breeder invests hundreds or thousands of dollars in their rabbit project annually. Though there is no…

Let them see the light!

According to the American Journal of Veterinary Research, a new study has shown that rabbits housed indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D. Researchers found that the deficiency can lead to dental complications, lesser cardiovascular health, and weaker immune systems. You can find a brief synopsis of the study BY CLICKING THIS LINK. As…

The move I said I’d never make

I’m not sure what I was thinking when the auctioneer pointed in my direction and said, “bumbiddlydodiddlyEight-and-a-quarter,” and I nodded back. Actually, I do know. I thought I was bidding on a tiny, 4-week-old, harlequin-colored kit. When the Vanna White of the sale barn handed me a box of rabbits, I realized I had just bought a whole litter.…