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Welcome to National 4-H Rabbit Curriculum


Are you ready to learn more about rabbits?

You have many interesting and exciting activities ahead in this series. You'll learn about rabbit parts, breeds, costs of raising a rabbit, how to care for a rabbit and much, much more. If you don't have a rabbit, some of the activities will help you decide what kind of rabbit might be best for you. Don't be afraid to jump right in and don't give up if the activity doesn't work right the first time. You're still learning, right? The most important thing is trying.

Book 1 What's Hoppening

What's Hoppening

Youth will discover how to identify breeds, handle and show rabbits, identify rabbit parts and equipment, recognize a healthy rabbit, read a pedigree and kindle a litter.

Grades 3-5

Book 2 Making Tracks

Making Tracks

Youth will recognize body types, judge and show rabbits, tattoo a rabbit, keep records, identify diseases, administer medication, record growth rates and market products.

Grades 6-8

Book 3 All Ears

All Ears

Youth will develop a breeding program, design a rabbitry, cull based on production, prevent diseases, develop sportsmanship and develop a marketing plan.

Grades 9-12


Rabbit Helper's Guide

Guide features group activities and answer keys. The Model Rabbit Pattern is an excellent tool for identifying parts, determining sex, practicing handling, trimming nails and other management practices.

Grades 3-12

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