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Venus Green Rabbitry provides a balanced nutrition diet for our bunnies. Their diet consists of a pellet blend of King Feed, 3-way hay, fresh vegetables, and occasional pineapples and papaya to prevent fur blockage.

You can order the pellet blend from Venus Green for $1.25/lb. with a minimum of 10 lbs. order.


Type of Rabbit              Daily Feed Requirement

Bucks .........................3 to 5 oz.
Resting Does ...............4 to 6 oz.
Gestating Does ............5 to 7 oz.

*Lactating Does-
First 3 weeks..............0.5 to 0.75 lb.
3 weeks to weaning....... 1 to 1.5 lb.

*Growing Rabbits............. 2 to 4 oz.
* Self feed on a free-choice basis for best results.

Pet Transport: Pet Airways

Bunny Boarding: $5 per day at Venus Green. Owner brings feed.

Color Guide: Lop Color Guide 1 | Lop Color guide 2 | Kit Color Guide

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Feed Store: H & H Feed, 31011 Valley Center Road
Valley Center, CA 92082. Phone: (760) 749-6100


Spay/Neuter Information for Pets:


Vet: San Marcos Animal Medical Center, 325D S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: (760) 744-7410
Note: Very affordable rate and Dr. Hosking does a great job on my pet bunnies.



The first of its kind, a new "rabbit only" Spay/Neuter Rebate program from San Diego HRS is now in place! Rabbit caretakers who get their rabbits spayed or neutered can mail a copy of their receipt to San Diego HRS and get a refund for a portion of the surgery cost. Rebates are $25 for a neuter (male rabbits) and $40 for spay (females).

To get your rebate, mail a copy of your surgery receipt to:

San Diego HRS Spay/Neuter Fund
P.O. Box 261553
San Diego, CA 92196-1553

Rebate checks are mailed out approximately every two to three weeks.

This rebate can be combined with others, including one offered by the County Dept of Animal Services, to save a good amount on the cost of spay/neuter. A generous donation of $3,000 has been provided by the Calkins Family to get this program underway, and San Diego HRS is looking to match that amount through donations from individuals and corporations. This program is open only to residents of San Diego County. To learn more about this new program, email


The County has once-again funded a program to assist individuals with the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for their pets. Coupons are available ONLY to individuals living in the County's service area, which is the entire unincorporated San Diego County and the Cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, San Diego, Del Mar and Santee.

Coupon values are: Spay (female) $50; Neuter (male) $25

Coupons can be gotten from each of the three County shelters (see, or from Pet Assistance.

Contact the County to ensure they still have Spay/Neuter Coupons available, at telephone 619.236.4250.


Other resources:



Rabbit Information Some good general rabbit information.
Rabbit Housing Dimensions and material for building rabbit cages
Drop Nest Box Photos of an unique nest box arrangement.
Nutrition Advice for feeding your rabbits to maintain vigor.
Health Keep your rabbits in good health.
Rabbit Production More information to keep your herd in good health and production form.
Reproduction Good advice when it comes to keeping your herd in production.
Sexing Rabbits Advice and photos to help you sex your rabbits.
Maturity Judging sexual maturity.
Selecting Breeding Stock Good advice about selecting your breeding stock.
Rabbit Breeding This article contains information you will require to be successful at breeding rabbits.
(giving birth)
Tips to help the blessed event along.
Quarantine Steps to take if quarantining becomes necessary.
Seasonal Problems Each season brings it's own set of problems.
House Training Rabbits Tips on house training a rabbit.



Resources on caring and showing your rabbits:

Estimating the 10% and 50% Color Rule on Broken Jersey Woolies How much color is enough color?  Here's a good rule of thumb...
Getting and Keeping a Show Coat on your Woolies Genetics, nutrition, and care to get prime show coats.
Is Your Hay Okay? Why hay, what kind of hay, how to tell if it's good hay.
Alternatives to Oxytocin Don't be too quick to resort to oxytocin use.
Wasters and Faders When baby rabbits fail to thrive.
Dealing With a Urine Sprayer Khemo, the Sharpshooting Buck....  and what can you do if you have one?
Dealing With a Biter Why do some rabbits become aggressive, and what can you do about it?
How to Force-Feed a Rabbit Sometimes it becomes necessary, and easier said than done...
How to Tattoo Your Bunny Using both the clamp method and the electric tattoo pen.
Nifty Ideas at the Rabbit Show Things we've seen to keep you and your rabbits happier at your next show.
Controlling Parasites Most common parasites of rabbits -- links to picture and info sites.
Going to the ARBA Convention What will it be like?  What should you take?
Photographing Your Bunny Tips and tricks to taking the best photos for your album or web site.
Teaching Your Show Rabbit to Pose Do you have a "table hugger" or a "stand-up comic"?  Some ideas to try.
Hot Weather Wisdom Keeping your bunnies safe in the summer heat.
Breeding by the Moon Does this stuff really work?  We kept track of breedings, litters, and moon phases... Here's what we found.
The Story of Cygnus, the Ugly Duckling Bunny Or "Why You Should Hold Onto Those Juniors!"
Our Conditioning Mix "Aunt T's Super Rabbit Rocket Fuel"...  what works for us.
About Your Pet Bunny Tips on choosing, housing, feeding, and caring for your pet.
Choosing Your First Show Rabbit Ready to show?  Tips here on choosing that first show quality rabbit.
Lazarus Babies Resuscitating "Frozen" Newborns
Getting Yellow Stains Out of White Fur What really works?  We put several products to the test.  Photos and Results.
Cage Cleaning Tips "It's no fun, but it must be done."
Grooming Jersey Woolies That long coat is not as troublesome as you may have thought.
Health Tips Basic health tips, links to excellent sources of info on medications, etc.
Showmanship Tips Some guidelines for 4-H showmanship and Royalty contestants.
Helping Kids Get Started in Rabbits The pros and cons, do's and don'ts of helping your kids get into showing rabbits.
Rabbit Breeders' Jargon Insider Lingo - or, "How Can a Rabbit Have Three Legs??!"
Breeding Tips -- from Selection to Weaning *** Large section on "Everything" about breeding rabbits, from mating to selling the babies.
Photo Journal - The first 8 weeks of life ** Follow the birth and development of a baby bunny for the first eight weeks of life.  Cute photos!
Do Rabbits Communicate? Yes, they sure do!  Find out how to translate "Rabbit-ish" to English.
Rabbit Poop Diagnostics More than you ever wanted to know about bunny poo.  Photos.
Raising an Orphaned Litter See pics of three orphaned babies we raised and get helpful tips.
Laughs Jokes, funny stories, riddles about rabbits.

Links to Articles from Other Sources

Animal CPR Instructions You never know when it might come in handy!
The Pencil Test Excellent article to help you learn how to assess a rabbit's body type, by Patty Kovell
Balance and Conformation articles from the miscellaneous articles section of the ARBA judges' education web site
GI Stasis - the Silent Killer excellent article on a serious and all too common illness, by Dana Krempel
Housetraining Your Rabbit Tips and guidelines for litter box training from the House Rabbit Society.
HomeMade Rabbit Cage Plans for building your own rabbit cage, from Dr. Tom Smith. 
Rabbit Barn Plans Several different plans for constructing your own rabbit barn, from the WoodWorker's Workshop.
Double Bottomed Nest Box Plans Unique design idea to increase air circulation and cut down on bacterial growth in the nestbox.  By Carol Cookson.
Tips for Happier Showing Showroom etiquette and common sense (from ARBA's Domestic Rabbits magazine).
Build Your Own Nestbox Heater A do-it-yourself project to help save those winter litters.  From Swihart's Rabbit Habit.
Winter Breeding Depression Empty nestboxes in winter?  Here's why...  by Pam Nock.
Breeding by the Phases of the Moon From SpringValley Rabbitry
Conditioning Show Rabbits From Crescent Valley Rabbitry
Cottonwood Farms Conditioning By Patty Kovell

All articles from Brightside are by Teresa Wooden.  Permission is granted for use.


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