Rabbit RHDV2 Information

In the rabbit project you can learn about selection and raising your animals, but also dive into health issues, management practices and careers!

  • Learn the basic principles of animal science by owning, caring for, and keeping records on one or more head of rabbits.
  • Explore knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management practices. 
  • Investigate marketing, project expansion and how you can start a career in the rabbit business. 

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Develop a rabbit care management plan
  • Identify rabbit equipment and its uses
  • Learn proper feeding techniques
  • Learn to judge rabbits and give oral reasons
  • Learn about diseases and environment concerns
  • Tattoo your rabbits
  • Determine pregnancy and palpation techniques
  • Develop and maintain a rabbit pedigree system

Share What You Learn With Others!


  • Design a poster on parts of the animal
  • Participate in a judging contest and give oral reasons
  • Explain the use of rabbits for meat production

Civic Engagement

  • Volunteer your rabbit(s) for a community activity (i.e., nursing home, ag activity, etc.)
  • Hand out food samples at your local grocery store
  • Volunteer to help at the county fair rabbit show


  • Teach others how to safely handle rabbits
  • Lead a rabbit selection and feeding clinic
  • Lead a tattoo clinic and project workshop

Exhibit Ideas

Participate in the 4-H rabbit show

  • Standard bred rabbits (Commercial and Fancy)
  • Market rabbits (Meat pen, Single fryer, Roaster)
  • Presentations and posters
  • Showmanship

Consider and exhibit, notebook or display showing what you've learned in a rabbit-related topic

  • Feeding rations
  • Constructing a nest box
  • How to properly tattoo a rabbit