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Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

Pet Rabbits, Kids & ARBA

By Melissa Kauffman

Editorial Director, BowTie Incorporated

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Who doesn’t love a pet rabbit? I know I do. I had three of them as a kid: Hippity, Hoppity and Snowy. As an adult, I have friends who keep pet ARBA Slideshowrabbits too. In fact, according to the American Pet Products Association’s 2009-2010 Pet Owners Survey, pet rabbits are the most commonly kept small animal pet in the United States. Out of the 15.9 million small animal pets owned in the U.S., 42 percent of them are rabbits. As you can imagine, the domesticated rabbit world is quite a hoppin’ing place.

Pet Product News International sister publication Rabbits USA is an annual magazine devoted exclusively to pet rabbit owners. The annual and its website, SmallAnimalChannel.com, are headed by Editor Marylou Zarbock. I asked Marylou to bring us up to speed on what was going on in the pet rabbit world.

Marylou recently got back from the American Rabbit Breeder Association’s annual convention and show, which was held in San Diego, Calif., from October 31st through November 5th. She also talked about a pre-screening of a documentary called Rabbit Fever, which although still a work in progress, may be in theaters next year. 

Today, ARBA recognizes 47 different breeds of rabbits.

Check out Marylou’s interview video.

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