The 4-H Rabbit Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as such as general care, nutrition housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as Rabbit Ambassadors and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Rabbit Project.
Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".
Important Project Dates:
NEW IN 2018 May 15th Deadline to enroll Rabbits in 4HOnline (must meet this deadline to show at county fair)
July 1, 2018 Deadline to enroll rabbits for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here
- Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and a worksheet to complete the rabbit project for the year.
- Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2016 year.
- Answers to the worksheet are found in the Rabbit Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes the Rabbit Project.
- If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.
Here are some additional website that you might find helpful for this project:
Indiana 4-H Rabbit Ambassador Handbook
Indiana State Fair
How to create a 4-H Poster
American Rabbit Breeders Association - The place to start outside of 4H for information about rabbits.
Abate XP - removes ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. Great for controlling rabbit or poultry smells.
Heinold Feed - Quality feed for your rabbits.
Kent Feed - Quality feed for your rabbits.
Barbi Brown's Bunnies is a great website to visit for information about rabbit care. Here are some of our favorite articles:
Before You Buy
Housing Your Rabbit
How to Pick Your Rabbit