How to go about getting rabbits shipped?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Ariana, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Ariana

    Ariana Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to have meat rabbits on our little farm but the only local farm that raises them keeps them in terrible conditions. Are there any breeders out there that would ship rabbits to me to start breeding? Similar to a chicken hatchery, just for rabbits.
     
  2. WallabyOfChaos

    WallabyOfChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rabbits and a host of other warm-blooded critters can't go through the mail. (http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c5_006.htm)

    Some rabbit breeders do ship, but they have to do it through the airlines just like the dog and cat breeders. Flying in any sort of animal can get pretty pricey. You might check around on Craigslist to see if you can find anyone within reasonable driving distance, or check out the ARBA breeders directory here: https://www.arba.net/breeders.htm

    You can also check out the ARBA show schedule to see if there will be any shows close enough to drive to. Usually a few breeders will have something for sale at the show.
     

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