Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

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Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby Ntchwaidumela » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:00 pm

Hiya Fellow PBF'ers-

For those of you that have your furry kids on a prey diet and would like to add butcherd or whole rabbits to their diet, I have recently found a person who raises show rabbits, but those that don't make the cut are sold as pets or culled.

She uses no anti-biotics or hormones on them :headbang: She has them year around and they are ususall between 1.5 - 4 lbs and she charges $2 a pound for whole rabbits (slightly more if she has to butcher and clean them).

So far, I just made one purchase and her rabbits are nice, clean and healthy looking. Plus the seller is nice too and she feeds her dog rabbits also.

So if anyone is interested, PM me or post your interest and I will give you her e-mail.

Kinda very primal watching your dog devour a whole furry animal :fire:

Again, this is for the Portland, SW Washington (Vancouver) area.

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:22 pm

No need to butcher if you're feeding to your dogs. The fur is soft and will slide right down - I've been feeding whole rabbits to my dogs for a few years now and it's fine. :))

Just make sure you buy smaller ones. Feeding too much or too big of a rabbit and your dog will have NASTY gas - Horrible, horrible gas.

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby Ntchwaidumela » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:23 pm

BrokenAquarian wrote:Just make sure you buy smaller ones. Feeding too much or too big of a rabbit and your dog will have NASTY gas - Horrible, horrible gas.


Great . . . now you tell me . . . :crybaby: roflmao

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:04 pm

Don't worry, you'll figure it out REAL fast lol
My 55 pound dog and my 73 pound dog both eat small, 1 pound rabbits for a meal(1 each). They don't get gas and don't seem to have any digestive issues.

Hope that helps :)

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:06 pm

Forgot to mention - I only feed a few rabbits a month, so it's not rabbit for breakfast and then rabbit for dinner. When they have it, their schedule is 1 cup of T.O.T.W. food for breakfast and 1 rabbit for dinner.

I don't know how that plan would work out in an every day situation, that probably is too much rabbit for one meal.

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby Adrianne » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:13 pm

jealous!!

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Postby WackyJacki » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:24 pm

Cool!!

I found a rabbit supplier in WI who delivers to the Chicago area every 8 weeks or so. We get our first batch in March.

Even with the delivery cost they still come in at around $1.50/lb. That's whole rabbit, fur and all.

So excited!!! Is that weird? roflmao

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Postby Adrianne » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:48 pm

WackyJacki wrote:Cool!!

I found a rabbit supplier in WI who delivers to the Chicago area every 8 weeks or so. We get our first batch in March.

Even with the delivery cost they still come in at around $1.50/lb. That's whole rabbit, fur and all.

So excited!!! Is that weird? roflmao

Who's this? Will they deliver to s. Nv?

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby WackyJacki » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:51 pm

Adrianne wrote:
WackyJacki wrote:Cool!!

I found a rabbit supplier in WI who delivers to the Chicago area every 8 weeks or so. We get our first batch in March.

Even with the delivery cost they still come in at around $1.50/lb. That's whole rabbit, fur and all.

So excited!!! Is that weird? roflmao

Who's this? Will they deliver to s. Nv?


Larson Rabbitry.

He only delivers to areas around IL.

There's another place that delivers all over the US, but you would have to pay quite a bit on shipping I'd imagine....

Here's the link:

www.haretoday.com

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby WackyJacki » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:52 pm

Ooops wrong link, sorry!!

Here it is:

http://www.hare-today.com/

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby trexgorawrrrrr » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:08 pm

:yucky:

i would think that someone who breeds and shows their rabbits wouldn't want to sell them for food. or even offer to butcher them herself. i guess to each is his own, right?

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby GSDBulldog » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:22 pm

Wish I could find someone in my area. Y'alls dogs are lucky lol

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:13 am

WackyJacki wrote:Ooops wrong link, sorry!!

Here it is:

http://www.hare-today.com/



Thanks for this. I usually buy from RodentPro - but your link has healthier rabbits(no antibiotics and such) and it's about 30 cents cheaper(for the total order) for bigger rabbits.

It's still $97.16 for 10 -1 pound rabbits sent 2nd day air FedEx
That's almost 10$ a rabbit . . . eekgads! lol I'd definitely find a local rabbit breeder for my needs if I made this more than a once in a while thing.

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby WackyJacki » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:58 pm

Yep, shipping will get ya! lol

The guy I'm using drives to the Chicago area and delivers to your home for $30. If he has several in the area to deliver to (and he often does), that cost goes down. ;)

@trexgor: the guy I buy from doesn't show rabbits. He breeds them for human consumption but also sells to raw feeders. They are well cared for and humanely euth'd when it's bye bye time. Nothing wrong with that! And I like supporting a small family farm rather then big corp ones. :thumbsup:

Have ya'll tried looking at the raw feeding suppliers list on Yahoo? You might find some rabbit suppliers:

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Carn ... -Supplier/

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Re: Found Rabbit Source for Portland, SW Washington

Postby Semper Bull » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:08 pm

trexgorawrrrrr wrote::yucky:

i would think that someone who breeds and shows their rabbits wouldn't want to sell them for food. or even offer to butcher them herself. i guess to each is his own, right?


Actually it is not uncommon. I eat some of the rabbits that I breed, and some get fed to the dogs and the ferrets. I am still working on getting the cat to eat raw food. Look at this way; if you cannot sell excess stock what are you supposed to do with it? Most rabbit breeders breed and show as a hobby, so if they can sell some of their culls as food, it helps to pay the feed bill, and opens up cage space for their show prospects.


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