Demonstration Videos

Please enjoy our videos! The different aspects of care, grooming, and breeding demonstrated in these videos are simply what works for our farm and Rabbitry. Remember that there are as many ways to care for rabbits as there are owners. It is your responsibility to do your own research.

2013 Frühlingskabine Rabbitry Tour

How To Grow Sprouted Fodder for Livestock :: a step-by-step video

How to Groom Your French Angora Rabbit

How to Pluck and Shear Wool

Crash Course in Angora Rabbit Color Genetics

Growing Sprouted Fodder for Rabbits and Livestock
Links mentioned in this video: DIY Projects Page and my Mother Earth News article on feeding fodder.

Rabbit Update Video :: Featuring Wool Color Differences

French Angora Colors Explained

How to Prepare a Rabbit Nest Box

YouTube video
How To Hand Feed Rabbit Kits :: Photo Tutorial
Full Photo Tutorial

Cleaning Rabbit Kit Eyes :: “nest box eye”

How to Tattoo a Rabbit Using a Tattoo Clamp

15 thoughts on “Demonstration Videos

  1. Hi Sarah, Its Lotte in PA. I just went to your site to watch your video on tattooing. I am so disappointed to find the video playing as Private; unavailable for me to watch. You have been my guiding light in getting my rabbitry started. I could use a tutorial on this real soon since I have someone who is interested in buying 4 of my rabbits the end of next week. Caring for my Dad, age 93, and my Mom, an 88 year old Alzheimer patient sometimes leaves me running short on time. Please direct me to a reliable video and or written instructions so I can get this done ASAP. Watching your determination to succeed and learn in spite of rudeness inspires me that I too can succeed at this.
    Thanks, Lotte
    PS; I just ordered a drum carder this week. Learning to spin has been a blast. Can’t wait to use the wool I’ve raised!

    • I got sooooo many awful comments and hate-mail from that video because the rabbit kit screams for a moment. I don’t know how many times I explained that it doesn’t hurt them any more or any longer in duration than a quick ear piercing. So I removed the video from my account.

      I have been meaning to do a new (and better filmed) video demonstrating how to tattoo a rabbit of awhile now and you have now just reminded me that I still need to do that. Luckily, I have a couple rabbits that still need a tattoo sitting out in my Rabbitry so I will make the new video tomorrow for you. I will even send you the link when I’m done.

      Thanks for the reminder and keep a look out for the new video tomorrow! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much! From what I can tell, a 5/16 pin set is the correct size for a plier set. I vaguely remember you mentioning a plier set was easier, neater, and less traumatic. The lady down at Tractor Supply just let me know they have one in stock so I’ll be there tomorrow when they open. I have both my husband and my daughter, age 17, available to help me later in the day. My one rabbit came without a pedigree, so I will try him first since he should be the most difficult. He has beautiful fur and a very gentle temperament. I want to start my own pedigree with him. He is a blue-tort. I will let you know how we make out. I pray all goes well tomorrow. No squeelers! Lotte 🙂

    • Yes, I use a 5/16″ tattoo clamp. It is the smallest size with 5 digits, but still perfect for rabbits or goats. In fact, I think it is usually sold for goats.

      Just be sure to buy two full sets of numbers and one full alphabet set. It may be a bit pricey, but you will be grateful later on. I only bought one of each set and then had to special order a second number set because no one here carried this brand (Stone).

      Anyway, video tomorrow before noon-ish.

  3. Hi Sarah!
    I have a question about predicting rabbit colors.
    When I use a Punnett Square, I’m only getting the predictions of the first pair of loci from the parents. How do I factor in all the other loci?
    I’m trying to predict the offspring of my FA chocolate torte buck and black torte doe.
    There are pictures of my bunnies on my blog,

    I’m guessing the chocolate torte phenotype is: aa bb Cc Dd ee
    and the black torte is: aa Bb Cc Dd ee

    Is that correct? I’d appreciate any advice!
    Thanks, Rebekah

    • Without knowing what color the parents are, you can only really figure out the rabbit’s phenotype (what is visible). If the rabbit has had kits or if you know what color the parents were, you can start adding to the blank spots and figure out the whole genotype.

      I love your website post by the way. I think you should do some project tutorials for New World Wool and here! I would love to have you as a guest blogger.

      My guess is:
      Black Tortoiseshell: aaB_C_D_ee
      Chocolate Tortoiseshell: aabbC_D_ee

  4. Thanks Sarah!
    I do have the pedigree of my doe, but I don’t know what to with that info anyway 🙂

    I know life is going to be busy for you with the move, but once things are settled down for you I’d definitely be interested in being a guest blogger! Thanks for your offer.
    Hope the move goes well!

  5. Rebekah, nice! I just took a quick gander on your site and love your felt projects. I am going to take a better look later today on my desktop.

    Sarah thanks for posting your video tutorial on how to tattoo a rabbit. I am going to get me the same tools and try it out in my Rabbitry. I have twelve Satin Angora kits (the 13th, peanut passed away a couple days ago) and six Lionhead babies to tattoo. Your method will help me knock down this task efficiently and quickly with very little stress to my rabbits. They won’t even notice what just happened.

  6. hi sarah,
    I have been nursing 3 premature cotton tail bunnies for about 3 days now. They were still in mommas tummy when she died. Ive been trying to feed each kit 2cc of Kitten replacement milk twice a day. Only one of the kits seems interested in feeding. The other two barely eat at all. What do you suggest?
    Also, I can’t get them to defecate or urinate after eating either. I have tried stimulating them with a warm wet cotton swab. Nothing comes. I’m worried they’ll become constipated and their bladders will rupture, and I’m also worried the two that don’t have huge appetites will starve.
    They seem to be doing well so far apart from those two things.
    Please help.

  7. Hi, Sarah! I cannot tell you how many hours I’ve spent on your site tonight! I want an angora to spin my own yarn. And because they’re cute! I love your very practical approach to your animals. Up until a couple of months ago, we had dairy goats. My breeder does the goat shows, that’s her main reason for having goats. I don’t and never did get into the show side of things. I wanted good, healthy productive milkers. That’s what I’m also looking for in a rabbit (good fiber and healthy, not the milk!). I’m not interested in showing, but it almost seems sacrilege to say so. SO, finding your site tonight was so wonderful! I wasn’t sure which kind of angora I wanted; but after browsing through here, I’m convinced I want a French angora. I love all the information you have here, thank you so much for taking the time to share with us. I’m also in California (in the Palmdale area).

    • Well thanks! I am a bit biased now, but would definitely recommend the French angora over the English, Satins, and Germans. 😉 Overall they are a high-maintenance animal. As long as you are prepared for that going in, you’ll be fine.

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