A deposit is required to hold any bunny.
Bunnies are available to leave at eight weeks of age. We understand that new families are often anxious to get their new family member. It is important that baby rabbits stay with us till eight weeks old. New families must keep their scheduled pickup appointment. If the bunny is not picked up at the appointed time deposit will be withheld as a reposting fee and the bunny will be made available for sale.
All of our bunnies come with a seven day health guarantee. If at any time during the first seven days after leaving the rabbitry the bunny is determined sick or genetically defective by a certified veterinarian the buyer may return the bunny for a full refund or replacement bunny after the breeder has had the bunny taken to the vet for a 2nd opinion. If the bunny is not returned to the breeder, no replacement and no refund will be offered.
The two things not covered by our health guarantee are common fur mites and coccidia. Our momma rabbits are unmedicated with insecticide during pregnancy and rearing of young. Although rare, bunnies can have fur mites which are harmless in small numbers and easily killed with feline advantage.
It is estimated that eighty percent of all rabbits in the world carry coccidia which is a protozoan parasite that can contribute to diarrhea during periods of stress. Coccidia rarely causes a problem by itself but it can aggravate the digestive track during changes in environment or diet. None of our rabbits have ever tested positive for coccidia. However, just because a rabbit tests negative for coccidia doesn't mean it doesn't have it. Rabbit's immune systems naturally keep the parasite levels low. Treatment trials involving sulfa drugs show that while infected rabbits can have their parasite loads reduced during treatment, after treatment stops parasite loads increase. This is due to rabbits ingesting their own feces multiple times a day which causes reinfection. Families are encouraged to talk to their vet if there are any concerns.
Rabbits sold as pets and or are not permanently identified with an ear tattoo prior to leaving the rabbitry do not come with a pedigree. Rabbits sold for breeding or showing must be tattooed prior to leaving the rabbitry and will come with a pedigree. Rabbits sold as pets cannot be issued pedigrees after leaving the rabbitry.
Families with known rabbit allergies are not eligible to be adoptive families. Families that are not sure if there are rabbit allergies in the family or not should do an allergen test prior to inquiring about a bunny. If a family brings a bunny home and it is discovered that a family member is allergic, the new family can return the bunny without refund.