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    Baby Rabbits for Sale: Buying Advice

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    If you are consideringbuying baby rabbits for sale but are not sure where to buy rabbits from thenthis article will help you. The best places to buy rabbits are from privatebuyers, hobbyist or show rabbit breeder. You should remember when you arebuying baby rabbits that there are lots of rescue homes that are in need of newhomes for their rabbits.

     

    Buying Rabbits for Sale Privately

     

    The advantages of buying arabbit from a private or show rabbit breeder are you know that breeding hasbeen planned carefully and the baby rabbits should have a good temperament. Inparticular show breeders will have paid special attention to producing rabbitsthat are a good size and in accordance with breed show standards. Show breederswill also handle their baby rabbits from a young age so they are confident whenbeing handled. You will also know the exact date of birth which will give youpiece of mind that you are not talking the baby rabbits away too young.

     

    Buying Baby Rabbits from Rescue Organisations

     

    Buying baby rabbitsfrom rescue centres is another option. There are lots of rabbits that sadly getabandoned every year because their owners cannot take care of them properly orlose interest. Any rabbit that enters a rescue centre will have an initialveterinary examination to make sure that they are healthy before offering themfor re-homing. The rabbit’s temperament will also usually have been assessed;this is particularly important if you have young children that will be handlingthe rabbit.

     

    Do not be surprisedif you have to complete a series of forms, have an interview or even have ahome visit before you are allowed to take baby rabbits away from the rescuecentre. You should not be offended it is simply policy for rescue centres tomake sure that you are suitable for caring for the rabbit properly.

     

    Buying Rabbits from Pet Shops

     

    Pet shops areusually where most people buy their first rabbit. There are a few pet shopsthat acquire their rabbits from private breeders but most get their rabbitsfrom commercial breeders. Baby rabbits that have been born as part of a massbreeding programme are aimed at quantity rather than quality. Baby rabbits fromcommercial breeders will not usually have been handled before arriving at thepet shop so they might be more afraid of humans. 

     

    Makesure that the staff in the pet shop know what they are talking about. It isimportant that you do not end up buying an unhealthy, pregnant or weak rabbitthat causes a lot of heart ache and costs a lot of money. 

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