Want to teach your friends the difference between a rabbit and a cavy?
What hops like a rabbit and sounds like a rabbit and smells like a rabbit, but isn't a rabbit? A cavy! No matter which you choose, rabbit or cavy, it could be the ideal project for you if you're interested in an animal project but live in an urban area. They're also great for small farms or rural areas where lack of space, facilities or money make it hard to raise larger animals.
Rabbits and cavies let you gain experience in feeding and managing animals for fun, companionship and profit.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator
Published on July 16, 2020
Keeping records is important when raising market animals.
Michigan State University Extension releases COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program (CHAMP) e-tool to support the agriculture industry
Published on June 24, 2020
The MSU Extension CHAMP e-tool will assist farms and businesses involved in agriculture with developing a written COVID-19 control plan.
Published on May 28, 2020
A new seven-part series focuses on livestock daily care, nutrition and showmanship.
Published on April 13, 2020
A herd health plan is a wonderful tool to help you manage your livestock all year long.
Published on March 28, 2019
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