Want to do a 4-H Animal Project but think you don’t have enough space to raise an animal? The rabbit project is a great way to get involved no matter where you live. You’ll learn about the basics of how to care for a a rabbit, including proper nutrition, and you can even show your rabbits.
You will experience the full process of selecting, feeding, breeding, and marketing rabbits. You will also learn public speaking, leadership, and community service through caring for rabbits.
There are three project options:
- Market Rabbit Project- In this project you will learn how to breed and raise rabbits for meat
- Rabbit Breeding Project- This project will involve breeding and raising rabbits for desired or unique characteristics
- Pet Project- Maintain rabbits as pets in this project
All information about the three project options can be found in the Rabbit Project Reference Manual
Texas 4-H Rabbit Advisory Board
Teen 4-H members and adult volunteers have the opportunity to serve for two-year terms on the Texas 4-H Rabbit Advisory Board. This experience gives members and volunteers an opportunity to assist in the planning of upcoming rabbit projects. More information can be found in the Texas 4-H Rabbit Advisory Board Guide.
If you need any type of accommodation to participate in a program or have questions about the physical access provided for an event, please contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county. Requests for accommodation should be made at the time of registration for the event or at least two weeks prior to the program or event.
4-H Member Resources
Texas 4–H Rabbits Project
Texas Youth Livestock & Agriculture
County Market Shows
Roundup Public Speaking