Rabbits online?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by packinaglock, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been searching for rabbit sales online, I am begining to think you can't have them shipped like chicks. Does anyone know about this?
     
  2. breconbcs

    breconbcs Out Of The Brooder

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    When I had rabbits, I always had to fly them in from other provinces, otherwise I went to the breeders place/meeting place or to the shows to pick up just like I would have to for a dog/puppy.
     
  3. foxonfire

    foxonfire Out Of The Brooder

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    It's pretty expensive to have them shipped...you have to pay for airfare, plus a health cert.

    Most people just use a bunny transport...still expensive

    or

    Drive themselves to get whatever they want! ROADTRIP![​IMG]
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Some places dont allow you to ship rabbits and those that do, cost alot.
    In most cases its cheaper to pickup the rabbits yourself.
     
  5. Sachasmom

    Sachasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet is to do a search of breeders who breed the rabbits you're interested in, then see if they are coming to any shows near you.

    You can search ARBA.net for a list of shows in your state.

    I checked on shipping, and it is like $275 for an XL dog crate. Of course, that doesn't include the dog crate, or the travel cages, feed cups, health certificate! It would be cheaper to just drive and pick them up in most cases!

    Dawn
     
  6. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have shipped guinea pigs across the country and it was NOT a very cheap affair. By the time I included pigs, cage, labels and inserts for the cage and shipping cost it was just under $500. Mind you these were 8 young small pigs (under 22 ounces) and I split the order with my bf. I would only advise to do this in decent weather for shipping (not too hot mainly) and if you are really serious about bringing in a certain breed or bloodline. I cannot imagine you could get 8 rabbits - even the dwarfs in the 8 hole carrier like I purchased from KW Cages, but you can check their site for rabbit transport carriers. I used Frontier Cargo and you can also use Delta in some places for shipping. Must pick up at their airport office - so could be travel involved.

    I did look on ARBA and found a listing under state:
    FL - FLORIDA STATE RBA - Astatula
    Linda Summerall - 13640 Woodland Dr - Astatula, FL 00310

    And here is a link to District 6 ARBA listings -- Florida is this district..
    http://www.arba.net/district/6/rabbit-clubs.htm

    I would suggest seeking out a local or state show and see if you can find a breeder from there that has the stock you want. If you are looking for basic meat rabbits then you can also contact your local 4H leaders and see if they have any info on a breeder.

    Hope that helps!
     

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