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Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits: Pet Rabbit Record Book1

Joy Jordan, Loretta Rodriguez, Jessica Kochert, Bill Heltemes, Chris Decubellis, and Renée Gore2

Pet rabbits are chosen primarily for their temperment, more so than for their looks. They are generally calm animals that can be easily handled and cared for. In the 4-H Pet Rabbit project (visit for more information about this online project), youth learn the skills necessary for choosing a healthy rabbit, proper handling of a rabbit, rabbit health, and general care. This document, the Pet Rabbit Record Book (4H RAR 11), familiarizes youth with the importance of record keeping as an integral part of project management. By tracking inventory, financial records associated with their project, rabbit health and grooming details, and related information, youth will be well prepared to relate their experiences in a written narrative as part of their project completion activities.

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This document is 4HRAR11, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date September 2010. Reviewed April 2020. Visit the EDIS website at


Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits <Online> was developed by Joy Jordan, 4-H curriculum specialist; Loretta Rodriguez, project assistant; and Jessica Kochert, curriculum assistant, Department of Family, Youth and Community Science, with Bill Heltemes, regional specialized agent and small animal program leader for the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program; Chris Decubellis, 4-H Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Gilchrist County; and Renée Gore, former 4-H Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Baker County; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.