Pet rabbits are chosen primarily for their temperment, more so than for their looks. They are
calm animals that can be easily handled and cared for. In the 4-H Pet Rabbit project, you will
learn the skills necessary for choosing a healthy rabbit, proper handling of a rabbit, rabbit health
and general care. When choosing a rabbit for this project, look for an animal that fits your
lifestyle. You can choose to own one or more rabbits as pets for this project. However, you
will need to house, feed, and care for each of the animals properly.

There are eight Required Activities must be finished in order to complete the Pet Rabbit
project. Click on the activities listed below to visit the web page for each activity. Read the
information and instructions provided, then complete the activity at that page. There is also
one supplemental activity for exploring more of the world of rabbits.

Use the buttons at the bottom of each page to take you to the next page of that activity. If you
need to return to this list of activities, simply click on the rabbit picture at the top of each page.


Required Activities
Activity 1 - My Rabbit Profile (click here)
Learn how to select the rabbit that is right for you.
* If you completed Rabbit Project 1: Getting Started With Rabbits, you can skip to Activity 2. Simply use the Rabbit Profile you created in that project. If you would like to choose a different breed, do Activity 1 for your new bunny breed.

Activity 2 - Housing & Equipment (click here)
Learn about the appropriate housing and equipment you will need for for your rabbit project.

Activity 3 - Nutrition (click here)
Learn about proper rabbit nutrition, treats, chew toys, and supplements.

Activity 4 - Record Keeping (click here)
Learn how to keep proper records of your rabbit project including health, costs, and monthly care schedules.

Activity 5 - Choosing Your Rabbit (click here)
Learn how to properly handle a rabbit and select one that is healthy when choosing the rabbit that is right for you.

Activity 6 - Cage Care (click here)
Learn about the appropriate housing and equipment you will need for for your rabbit project.

Activity 7 - Grooming (click here)
Learn about the tools necessary for grooming your rabbit as well as proper grooming techniques for different rabbit breeds.

Activity 8 - Illnesses & Treatment (click here)
Learn how to identify and treat the various illnesses and diseases that commonly affect rabbits as well as preventative measures that can be taken to limit these occurances.


Supplemental Activities
Activity A -
Sexing Your Rabbit (click here)
Learn how to identify the gender of your rabbit.