Why buy from a breeder?
When it comes right down to it, all animals are not made equal. When you purchase from a reputable breeder, you’re getting a rabbit that was selectively bred for robust health, agreeable temperament, and longevity. You also gain built-in “customer support” in the form of a friend who cares about the well-being of your pet and is always available to answer questions and share their experiences. This is an invaluable resource, as the breeder knows exactly where your rabbit came from, its quirks and idiosyncrasies, and can make recommendations based on the many years of trial and error it takes to build a strong breeding program.
Are your rabbits pedigreed?
Yes! I keep pedigrees on all my rabbits, and records (including show legs and registration, when applicable) will be provided for those intended for breeding or showing . I do not provide pedigrees with companion pets in an effort to discourage irresponsible breeding of animals not intended for that purpose.
Do your rabbits come with anything?
The listed cost is for the rabbit alone, unless otherwise specified. You should purchase a cage, food bowl, and water bottle before bringing your rabbit home.
Can we visit your rabbitry?
Nastasjja Rabbitry operates as a open rabbitry, meaning guests are invited to tour the facilities based on appointment before. Raising rabbits is a hobby based out of my home — this is not an insured, licensed, or commercial business. But we will selected the potential customers or adopters
If you have questions about how my rabbits are raised, the equipment I use, their diet, etc., I would be happy to talk with you about that. There are no secrets here; simply the security you would expect of your own home.
Where do your rabbits live?
Our rabbis living at the closed and semi opened rooms that connected to main house. The rooms has a good air circulation, lightning and good humidity. We clean the rooms and cages every day and conducted periodic maintenance of the cages
The rabbits are housed in bamboo-floor cages, which are the ideal option for Rex, Mini Rex and Holland Lops. every days we make sure the bamboo-cage floor are dry and clean.
What kind of food do you recommend?
I prefer Guyo feeds, and I recommend the brand to others who have access to it. However, you may choose a different feed for your rabbit. Each of my Rex and Mini Rex comes with about a week’s worth of pellets so that you can help them gradually transition to their new diet. I recommend feeding just the “old” pellets for the first day or two, and then mix 50/50 new and old pellets until the old pellets are gone.
In addition to rabbit pellets, I offer a handful of fresh grass hay daily. This is important for dental health and digestion, and I urge new rabbit owners to make this part of your daily care routine. Grass hay (timothy, “odot” hay, orchard grass etc — NOT alfalfa) can be purchased at most pet stores, feed stores, or from a local farmer. Just make sure the hay has been stored properly and is dry, without mold.
Water should also be served fresh daily, either in a water bottle or heavy ceramic crock (to prevent tipping or chewing) or automatic drinking nipple . My rabbits are acclimated to Drinking Nipples, but should transition easily to a crock and Bottle, if that is your choice.