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Raising rabbits as pets

Rabbits make excellent pets for country homes that don't have the space for larger livestock

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Rabbits are fairly easy animals to raise, since bulk of their diet is fresh grass hays such as wheat, oat, brome, coastal, or Bahia. Smaller rabbits, such as Netherland Dwarfs, Mini Lops, Dutch, and the American Fuzzy Lop, are particularly well-suited to homes with children. They're light enough for a child to handle easily and they love to be lavished with attention. In fact, many people say raising a rabbit is a lot like raising a kitten. Both cats and rabbits have the same kind, yet aloof temperament.

Radio Interview Source: Richard Gehr, American Rabbit Breeders Association

To learn more about raising rabbits as pets, we suggest visiting the following helpful Web sites:

Rabbit, Horse, and Other Pet Care: Tips to help you choose and care for your new pet.

Raising Rabbits: An overview of the steps involved in raising rabbits, including tips on showing rabbits and selling rabbits to provide a source of supplemental income.

Rabbit Health Central: A collection of articles covering various aspects of caring for rabbits.

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