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Raise Rabbits

Considering raising rabbits in the city?
Whether you're raising rabbits for fun or profit--
as pets or for meat or both, you'll find what you need to get started here.

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Why you want to raise rabbits will help you decide what kind of rabbits you should get. There are over 180 different breeds of rabbits (and even more varieties within those breeds) and some are better than others for each intended purpose.

Rabbit Breeds

Rabbit breeds are categorized into five classifications--dwarf (or small), medium, large and giant. Adult dwarf breeds can stay as small as 2.5 pounds while the giants can get as big as 16 pounds.

Within the classifications, each breed of rabbit is known for certain temperments. For example, if wanting a rabbit for a pet, Dutch rabbits (in the dwarf category) are known for their easygoing temperment (and are one of the most popular breeds for house pets) while Checkered Giants (in the giant category) are known to be more aggressive and less likely to be a good 'pet' match.

However, Dutch rabbits only grow to 5.5 pounds, maximum, while Checkered Giants can get as large as 11 pounds. If considering rabbits for meat, then the Checkered Giant is a better choice.

Check this list for the most popular breeds for pets and this list for the best breeds for meat.


More information on raising rabbits...

Basic Rabbit Needs

Diet for Rabbits

Rabbit Facts

Bunnies for Pets

Rabbits for Meat









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