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Here's some helpful hints when selling rabbits for pets.
When you are selling a rabbit for a pet, keep in mind that this is probably the first time they have had a rabbit for a pet. Be sure to offer a lot of information on the proper care and attention that their new rabbit will need. We didn't realize how much time and care went into rabbits because no one told us.

Some things you want to be sure to mention are:
The right kind of food
Proper housing
Importance of water in their diet
Keeping treats to a minimum
Show them how to handle him

Everything that comes naturally to a breeder is all new to someone buying a rabbit for the first time. It's very important to take time with the buyer to ensure that the rabbit gets the care that he deserves.


Good treats for your rabbit
Here are a few good treats to give your rabbits:
Carrots
Cabbage
Apples
Dried Bread
Fresh Grass
Celery
Parsley
Rolled Oats
  Some reasons that a rabbit might bite
Sexual behavior - neutering helps
Possessiveness
Testing - trying new things with their teeth
Boredom or Frustration - They may need more exercise or stimulation
Fear of being dropped
Pain
Defense - when reaching into the cage, approach him from the top rather than in front of him
Abuse - If a rabbit has been abused, it takes time and patience to get him to feel safe with you. Wear protective clothing when handling him and offer lots of treats and praise

Herbal Remedies
These are a few herbal remedies that I have read about.
Blackberries are said to be good for colds and constipation
Parsley is said to be good for colds and disease prevention
Flax Seed is said to be work for good wool and fur
Garlic Clove is recommended for colds and fever
Raspberry Leaves are good for getting them in the mood to breed
Basil is said to aid in digestion

Be careful buying rabbits at auctions.
I recently attended a rabbit auction. I was there to see if I could find a buck Mini Rex. As my daughter and I were checking out all the rabbits, I overheard a breeder telling another person that she brought her rabbits to the auction because they had snuffles. Now, from what I have heard about snuffles, it is a highly contagious and usually deadly disease that infects rabbits.

Needless to say, we didn't buy any rabbits from that auction. I was appalled that a breeder would bring an infected rabbit somewhere to sell to an unknowing or unsuspecting breeder so that it could infect any other rabbits that they may have or any or all of the other rabbits at the auction.

It is very important to recognize the signs of snuffles and to be responsible enough not to spread it among your stock and not to sell it so that it will infect another breeders stock.

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Health Checks
We found that it is a good idea to do a weekly health check on our rabbits. When examining our rabbits, we lay them on a flat surface and look for any signs of injury or illness. This is also the time that we use to trim toenails.


Rabbit Terminology
Terminology of rabbit words:

Balance; shape-conformation-type the arrangement of the rabbits physical attributes.
Belly colour; the colour underneath a rabbit extending from the between the rear legs to the fore legs.
Blaze; markings on a Dutch rabbits face.
Buck; a male rabbit.
Butterfly; facial markings of an english marked rabbit.
Carriage; the style or pose of a rabbit.
Cheeks; the coloured head markings on a Dutch.
Dewclaw; the extra toe on the inside of the forelegs.
Dewlap; large fold of skin under chin of doe.
Doe; female rabbit.
Ear lacings; coloured fur that out lines the ears.
Fine coat; a coat lacking body, guard hairs.
Flyback; a coat which flies back in to position when stroked in the opposite direction.
Guard hairs; longer stiffer hairs on a rabbit a fault in rex.
Hocks; bottom of a rabbits foot.
Litter; newborn baby rabbits.
Molt; when a rabbit grows in a new coat.
Saddle; the marking on the upper portion of Dutch rabbits back separating the white from the coloured portion.
Screw tail; tail that dose not sit correctly (turns to one side)
Solid; a rabbit that is all one colour.
Stops; the white portion of Dutch rabbits feet.
Surface colour; the colour of the fur when it is lying in its natural position.
Tattoo; the marking of ARBA identified show rabbit.
Strain; a line of rabbits that are all related.
Undercut; belly markings on a Dutch rabbit.
Variety; a breed or group of rabbits.