Rabbit Health

This category cover rabbit health.

  • Desert Cottontails

    Desert Cottontails, and other rabbits out west, are going to a bit more brazen and bold, since they are surviving in the barest of elements. Cottontails are rabbits found all throughout the western states and northern Mexico. The desert cottontail is not as rough around the edges as jackrabbits are, but they are survivors to the bitter end. You can find them up to 600,500 feet at elevation until other species of rabbit are found at higher levels. These are smaller rabbits compared to the...
  • The Mystery of the Horned Rabbit: Cottontail Rabbit Papilloma Virus

    When on a hunt with your rabbit dogs, chances are you may have stumbled across a bizarre creature or two. In truth, this could mean a lot of things, as science has a way of surprising us with mutations and other types of odd appearances. One such example of this is Shope Papilloma Virus, which is sometimes referred to as Cottontail Rabbit Papilloma Virus (CRPV) and causes unusual growths to protrude from the bodies of rabbits. If you think back to myths you have heard over the years, one...
  • The Origins of the Lucky Rabbit's Foot

    As a child, did you ever come across 'lucky' rabbit's feet? They used to be sold at fairs and were used as prizes at arcades back in the day, although this trend has died off over the years. For a while there, however, it was fairly normal to see a bowl of rabbit feet, dyed in outrageous colors with key chains attached so you could conveniently carry them with you at all times. Photo: Facebook The connection between luck and rabbit feet goes back to ancient tradition, although if you were...
  • Do you have to sweat rabbit fever?

    Discovered first in the 1912 in California, Tularemia, commonly called rabbit fever, is a very real concern for hunters that chase flop ears around. However, there is both good news and bad news. What is it? It has been a topic of conversation here at the forum in years past and will likely be one in the future-- for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Type A tularemia (F. tularensis tularensis) is a bacteria that is "highly virulent" in both wild and domestic...
  • Encouraging Rabbit Populations by Providing an Inviting Environment

    When hunting rabbits, we all know the importance of a good, reliable dog or pack of dogs. These animals work like a well-oiled machine to bring rabbits in for you to be able to successfully finish the job. What might help make their job easier (and yours as well) is creating an environment conducive to fostering a healthy rabbit population. Photo: Gina Sanders While rabbits naturally exist in plentifully in the wild, their presence and population in certain areas does vary. Encouraging them...
  1. Do you have to sweat rabbit fever?

    Discovered first in the 1912 in California, Tularemia, commonly called rabbit fever, is a very real concern for hunters that chase flop ears around. However, there is both good news and bad news. What is it? It has been a topic of conversation here at the forum in years past and will likely be one in the future-- for good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Type A tularemia (F. tularensis tularensis) is a bacteria that is "highly virulent" in both wild and domestic...
  2. The Mystery of the Horned Rabbit: Cottontail Rabbit Papilloma Virus

    When on a hunt with your rabbit dogs, chances are you may have stumbled across a bizarre creature or two. In truth, this could mean a lot of things, as science has a way of surprising us with mutations and other types of odd appearances. One such example of this is Shope Papilloma Virus, which is sometimes referred to as Cottontail Rabbit Papilloma Virus (CRPV) and causes unusual growths to protrude from the bodies of rabbits. If you think back to myths you have heard over the years, one...
  3. The Origins of the Lucky Rabbit's Foot

    As a child, did you ever come across 'lucky' rabbit's feet? They used to be sold at fairs and were used as prizes at arcades back in the day, although this trend has died off over the years. For a while there, however, it was fairly normal to see a bowl of rabbit feet, dyed in outrageous colors with key chains attached so you could conveniently carry them with you at all times. Photo: Facebook The connection between luck and rabbit feet goes back to ancient tradition, although if you were...
  4. Encouraging Rabbit Populations by Providing an Inviting Environment

    When hunting rabbits, we all know the importance of a good, reliable dog or pack of dogs. These animals work like a well-oiled machine to bring rabbits in for you to be able to successfully finish the job. What might help make their job easier (and yours as well) is creating an environment conducive to fostering a healthy rabbit population. Photo: Gina Sanders While rabbits naturally exist in plentifully in the wild, their presence and population in certain areas does vary. Encouraging them...
  5. Desert Cottontails

    Desert Cottontails, and other rabbits out west, are going to a bit more brazen and bold, since they are surviving in the barest of elements. Cottontails are rabbits found all throughout the western states and northern Mexico. The desert cottontail is not as rough around the edges as jackrabbits are, but they are survivors to the bitter end. You can find them up to 600,500 feet at elevation until other species of rabbit are found at higher levels. These are smaller rabbits compared to the...
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