Fuzzibutt's Rabbitry, Reg.

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~Last updated January 24,2023~

We have rabbits and cavies living in Canada, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, as well as the United States. 

Please Note: Fuzzibutt's Rabbitry & Caviary is a Closed Rabbitry & Caviary. Visitors are NOT allowed to view our facility under any circumstances – Our cavies’ and rabbits' health and safety comes first. For this reason, a mutually agreed-upon location, or reputable transport must be organized for pick-up.

Welcome to Fuzzibutt's Rabbitry & Caviary, Reg.!  We are located in the state of Delaware.  We started showing in ARBA sanctioned shows in early 2003. 

Our goal is to produce nationally competitive English Angoras, and Giant Angoras for the show table as well as the fiber artist.

In guinea pigs also known as cavies we are working to improve the Coronet, Peruvian and Silkie breed. 

Over the years we have had the pleasure of working with numerous breeds of guinea pigs and rabbits. Many of whom went on to win BIG at previous Conventions, Nationals and local shows. 

I (Melissa) am a DUAL licensed Rabbit and Cavy Registrar for the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). 

Breeding rabbits and cavies is both an art and a science - knowing what combinations will give you the correct body type, size and coat/wool.  I am always studying pedigrees and body types not to mention coat/wool quality such as texture & density to further my bloodlines, researching to see where the next 'star' might come from.  This is where the 'fun' of breeding angoras and long hair cavies lie! 

We have very strict standards when it comes to selecting rabbits and cavies for show and even stricter standards when it comes to finding great and loving homes that include fiber, pet and retirement homes. We are NEVER in a hurry to move out and show prospects. In fact, we prefer to hold on to them as long as possible so we can properly evaluate them for their true potential as a show or brood animal. We pride ourselves on being a small rabbitry and caviary, where we can still give all of our rabbit and piggy’s treats such as carrots or a piece of apple at night. All of our critters, both angora and cavy, are given lots of attention multiple times a day. Our four-legged kids thrive on personalized attention.

We vaccinate our rabbits for the prevention of Pasteurella and RHDV2. We use the BunnyVac vaccine which is USDA licensed for the prevention of Pasteurella infections in rabbits. We take our rabbits to a licensed veterinarian who has been granted permission to vaccinate for the prevention of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease also known as RHDV2. We use the  Medgene vaccine which was granted Emergency Use Authorization from the USDA.

We are working closely with The Bill Sims Wool and Mohair Research Laboratory, housed at the Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (now Texas AgriLife Research), San Angelo, Texas to have our English Angora and Giant Angora "Fiber Tested." 

The OFDA200 is an instrument that is used by the research center to rapidly, accurate measurement of diameter, length, curvature (crimp), mean and distribution of many the fiber. 

Micron count/measurement is the expressed micron average of the diameters of the fibers in the sample that was evaluated. 

We chose to have our fiber tested to learn more about what our show line is producing in terms of fiber characteristics.