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Get Ready for an Unforgettable Rabbit & Cavy Experience

By Tom Seest

Discover the Mile High Rabbit and Cavy Fanciers Show?

At BackyardBunnyNews, we help people who want to raise rabbits and bunnies by collating information about the hare-raising experience.

If you have a passion for rabbits and cavies, then you should attend the Mile High Rabbit and Cavy Fanciers Open All Breed Show on April 27-28. The show will be held at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds. The event is open to both hobbyists and professional breeders. To register, you must call Bill Wolfe and leave a detailed message.

Discover the Mile High Rabbit and Cavy Fanciers Show?

Discover the Mile High Rabbit and Cavy Fanciers Show?

What exciting events are held at Poweshiek County Fairgrounds?

The Mile High Rabbit and Cavy Fancy Open All Breed Show at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds starts this weekend, and this is a great show for the whole family. The event is sponsored by Barlow’s Dance Studio, and this year 3000 comic books are being given to every child who attends. The comic books are being paid for by Arnold Lonsdale’s Bakery.

What exciting events are held at Poweshiek County Fairgrounds?

What exciting events are held at Poweshiek County Fairgrounds?

What Makes the Glasgow Show Special?

Next week, the Congress of Mewers will be held, with around 300 exhibits expected. The long-haired cat classes are filling up well, and the show is also well-represented by blue, tabby, and tortoiseshell cats. Despite the show’s name, these cats are rare in England.

What Makes the Glasgow Show Special?

What Makes the Glasgow Show Special?

What Can You Learn about Raising Rabbits and Cavies?

Rabbits and cavies are both easy to raise and offer the benefits of being low-maintenance pets. They are also high-quality protein sources, with low fat and cholesterol. They can be raised in small-scale farms for companionship or for profit. Read on for more information about these creatures and how to care for them.
Rabbits are especially popular with children. They are easy to care for and can fill a hole in an animal-loving child’s heart. They are inexpensive to raise and offer multiple income opportunities. Rabbits are prolific breeders. However, it is important to remember that you should not breed a pair of siblings, and it is not wise to rehome babies before they are seven or eight weeks old.
Several activities are offered to help youth raise rabbits and cavies. Participants can learn how to tattoo and tag their rabbits. They will need to select a short name for their rabbit and a number to use for their ear tags. Then they can demonstrate their rabbits or cavies in a free “practice” show. To qualify, the rabbits and cavies must be tattooed or have ear tags to show.
When you raise rabbits, the first thing you should do is learn about the rabbit’s communication skills. Rabbits can make several vocalizations, but they communicate mostly through their body language. The rabbit can be trained to raise its paw and nose when you click its nose or touch the ground.
Rabbits can also recognize different food items. To train them to accept food, use a clicker or a treat. It is a good idea to give rabbits their names and put treats in the bowls. Then, use a clicker to reward them for accepting the treats.

What Can You Learn about Raising Rabbits and Cavies?

What Can You Learn about Raising Rabbits and Cavies?

What Makes The Registration Fee Worth It?

The registration fee for the MILE HIGH RABBIT AND CAVY FANCIERS OPEN ALL BREEDS SHOW is $35, or $20 for members. Members may enter a rabbit or cavie in the practice show. The show is held at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds, and the public is welcome to attend.

What Makes The Registration Fee Worth It?

What Makes The Registration Fee Worth It?

Curious about Show Etiquette?

There are certain rules that must be followed when entering an animal for judging at this show. All animals must meet the standard of perfection in their respective breed classes. Substitutions may be made only within the same breed or variety. This means that a rabbit or cavy cannot enter more than one class in the same show.
All rabbits must be earmarked in the left ear, and the earmark must be legible to the judge. Tattoos should be numerals 0-9 or letters A-Z and must not be of a sexual or profane nature. If the earmark cannot be legible, the animal must be scratched from the class. There is no refund for a scratched animal.
If a rabbit or cavy is disqualified, the show management may cancel the entry. Exhibitors may protest the decision, but they can only list one animal in their protest. Protests must be submitted within 30 days before the show date. Exhibitors must also return trophies and special prizes if their entries do not qualify for those prizes.
The judge must use good judgment when evaluating an animal for placement. In case there is only one animal in a class, he or she must consider if the animal would place well in a class of good competition. Otherwise, the judge must note the animal as unsuitable for an award.

Curious about Show Etiquette?

Curious about Show Etiquette?

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