About Pocketful of Bunnies
Pocketful Of Bunnies is a small hobby rabbitry owned and managed by a youth breeder in South-Eastern Ohio. I strive to produce colorful Holland Lops that conform to the Standard of Perfection, with good personalities and health. My Holland Lop bloodlines are from some of the top breeders!
I am a proud member of the ARBA and HLRSC - Rabbitry registration pending!
I'd like to thank Brandy from Bundles of Bunnies for being one of my biggest supporters and a great mentor! She helped me learn the right start in Hollands (after I started out on the wrong hand she helped me get to the right one).
Also would like to thank JoAnn from Sweet Stuff Acres & Rabbitry for being a great friend and helping me with my rabbits, from evaluating them to tattooing them for me, thank you!
A big thanks to Melinda from The Bunny Barn Rabbitry for selling me an amazing herd buck to get my rabbitry on the right track!
Thank you to Lori from Critter Zoo Rabbitry for selling me the buck that was the start to my chocolate program! He produced a beautiful chocolate son, POB's Duke.
I also want to thank my friends, Grace, William & Holly, for being here for me and helping me evaluate my herd, being my supporters and just being my friends! Thank you guys SO much!
I wouldn't be where I am without everyone mentioned above, SO many people have helped me, these are just some people that have helped me the most :D
How I Care For My Rabbits
Here at Pocketful Of Bunnies I feed Purina Show to my rabbits, they all have nice coats, good litters, babies thrive and the rabbits happily eat their food! I get comments on the good coat condition of my rabbits at shows. They get 1/4c of feed twice daily, some of the bigger brood does may get slightly more. Does nursing litters are free-fed and kits are free-fed until about 12 weeks old.
I also free-feed timothy mix hay year round, I use this hay in our nest boxes also.
Molting rabbits may get BOSS and Oats if they fall out of condition or need help with coat condition, I don't give the rabbits BOSS or Oats very often because it is fattening and I don't want them super fat! Does on litters and kits do get Oats often, and they are a good reward for posing.
For treats my rabbits get plain cheerios and dandelions multiple times a week, or even daily. Plain cheerios and dandelions are safe treats that won't hurt them, and dandelions are good for them! Occasionally they get parts of bananas peels or other fruits, but not very often. I don't give any fruits or veggies as treats before 4-5 months of age.
All of my rabbits have access to fresh water 24/7, I use water bottles and crocks.
I groom my rabbits before shows and about once a week, unless they are molting, they they are groomed everyday to a few times a week depending on how heavy the molt. I just use a cat grooming brush and a black block mainly. I clip nails as needed. I do NOT bathe my rabbits EVER and do not recommend doing so! I have had to give a "butt dip" once to clean a rabbit that got a dirty butt, but did not fully submerge the rabbit.
Most of my rabbits live on wire cages, which contrary to popular belief do NOT hurt a rabbit!! Occasionally I may keep them in solid bottom cages if they are litter-trained, but prefer wire cages as it is much cleaner for the rabbit. My rabbits have never gotten sore hocks despite the fact that we do not use plastic resting mats, I don't think they are safe for rabbits. I use wooden resting boards that they can jump on and off of, the rabbits like these. I clean the trays as needed and the cages get seasonal deep cleanings.
I show actively in Ohio and surrounding states.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me, and thank you for visiting my website!
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