So I've finally gotten the website set up after 8 months, but like everything else in my life it's a work in progress. We (mom and I) are hopeful that what we put up is helpful to those just starting out, and those that have been involved with rabbits for a while will comment so we can all learn a little more.
I guess the first thing I want to talk about is Mites, they may be small but they are mighty that's for sure...I was wondering there for a while if I was actually allergic to these wonderful little bunnies. But I've found that it is only those under a year that when shearing I seem to get bitten. I'm making the assumption it's because we hadn't vaccinated them with Ivermectin yet (partly because I'm terrified of needles and I don't want to hurt them). However I can tell you after the fourth time of feeling like I'm being eaten alive (only on the side that I hold them on) these little darlings are now getting their shots. I know there are some that disagree with this but I'm sure they are more comfortable and not scratching or matting their hair.
If you don't use Ivermectin I would love to know what/how you are able to deal with the mites. I personally would love to be able to keep anything unnecessary out of the rabbits.
Hello!!!! A little something about me... I'm a single mom of three (19, 17, 9), I have a full time and a part time job, thankful for the help of family in both my personal life and also running Growing Rabbit Tree(GRT) with my mom and the help of my kids when its convenient for them we are growing and having a great time learning.