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Rabbit Breeds

Rabbit breeds in Australia - a revised article by Christine Carter All rabbit breeds come under four classes. Fur, Fancy, Rex and Lop. If you want to see what the breed looks like just google for a picture. Unfortunately due to Australia's import ban we're unable to offer as many breed varieties and colour variations…
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Rabbit Jargon

Rabbit Jargon An article by Christine Carter So you can decipher what rabbit fanciers and rabbit show judges are talking about, the following is a list of terms and their meanings. Most of the terminologies are used throughout the world; however keep in mind that in some countries there may be different interpretations. Abscess: an infection…
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Rabbit Hutches

There are so many different types of rabbit hutches for pet rabbits on the market today, made by manufacturers who know nothing about rabbits and hence, whilst their cages may look lovely most are far too small and unsuitable and just made of flimsy materials that break or come apart very quickly. They can also…
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Rabbit clubs

RABBIT CLUBS AROUND AUSTRALIA This Page is devoted to promoting rabbit clubs around Australia in an endeavour to promote the world of the rabbit fancy so that the general public can visit the club/s in their area and see all the different rabbits. This way the general public can gain knowledge of different rabbit types and have their…
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butterfly or Brokencoat

What’s the difference between butterfly & broken patterns? This article kindly donated by Christine Carter The butterfly pattern is a manifestation of the En gene, which provides the characteristic spotting in English rabbits. The gene however has a modifier to fuse the spots into patches or large areas of solid colour on a white rabbit.…
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Quality not Quantity

Breed Quality not Quantity My new year’s resolution for 2016 is to try and clean up the world of the pet rabbits throughout Australia as the quality in our true to type rabbits has fallen off, especially in the last few years. I want to help people understand the plight of rabbits, in particular mini…
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Metritis (Uterus Infections)

Metritis (Uterus Infections) If you breed rabbits then you may have had Does that have had stillborn litters, scattered their babies all around the hutch, and or are hard to get pregnant. If you have then your Does may be suffering from Metritis I don’t know much about Metritis as I have never experienced it…
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Malocclusion

MALOCCLUSION When baby rabbits come out of the nest and start on solid foods, their teeth will continue to grow all their lives, and they need to constantly chew and gnaw to keep their teeth ground down to proper length and size. The constant grinding against opposing teeth maintains the shape and keeps their four…
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Hormonal Changes

HORMONAL BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES IN YOUR RABBIT I have written this article in direct response to so many bunnies being neglected when they reach sexual maturity and go through hormonal changes. I am sure that everyone who reads this article can relate to it. When you first get your bunny it is just a cute fluffy…
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Heat or Sunstroke

Heat or Sunstroke Certainly Heat or Sun Stroke is a very relevant topic for all of us here in Australia with our 40'C plus days we have been having. If you want to learn how you can help your little mate in these very hot circumstances and find out what you can do to prevent…
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