Rabbits are quickly becoming a mainstay on many small homesteads and even in urban backyards because they are small, easy to care for, and provide excellent meat. However, sometimes unexpected things can happen, and it’s a good idea to have some knowledge beforehand.
Dana at Piwakawaka Valley Homestead in New Zealand is very experienced with raising rabbits. She created this Rabbit Diseases Reference Guide that is unbelievably complete and interesting! Here is another article she wrote about Rabbit First Aid. Because things just go wrong, sometimes!
Kathryn, of Farming My Backyard, raises rabbits and has written quite a great article on Flystrike and Ear Mites. And, seriously, flystrike is nothing to mess around with—you have to catch it and treat it fast, or your animal can die a painful death very quickly. Mr. V. and I learned this from experience last summer. It’s pretty horrible. She also has a great article on How to Resuscitate Baby Bunnies, Even if They Look Dead…which was REALLY interesting.
Rabbit’s teeth are quite important to their health! Liz, at the Cape Coop, wrote a great article about Caring for Rabbit Teeth! If you are considering rabbits, check it out! She goes into the importance of their feed, among other necessary things to know about dental care for rabbits.
I don’t currently have rabbits, but Mr. V. and I are thinking about adding them to our animal livestock after we get ourselves moved in a few months! These are all good things to know about ahead of time!
On – 17 Aug, 2017 By Heidi Villegas