FAQ?

How is Cryptosporidium infection confirmed in rabbits?

Cryptosporidium infection was confirmed by fecal examination for the first time in pet rabbits in a wholesale store located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Fecal samples were obtained postmortem from juvenile rabbits (n=66), which had died after developing diarrhea.

Where can I buy pet rabbits?

There are lots of places where you can buy pet rabbits ranging from commercial pet stores, animal rescues, shelters, professional rabbit breeders and specialty websites which help you find reputable rabbit sellers in your area. Our first recommendation is that you don’t buy your new rabbit from a commercial pet store.

Where can I find Cryptosporidium in Japan?

1 Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa 252-8510, Japan. Cryptosporidium infection was confirmed by fecal examination for the first time in pet rabbits in a wholesale store located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Is it better to buy a pet rabbit from a shelter?

Rabbits found in animal rescues and shelters are also more likely to be in better health and more socialized than rabbits sold in pet stores. Pet store rabbits are more likely to be caged all day with little outdoor roaming time and much less socialization than animals found in shelters or rescues.