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:
Published on February 23, 2022
Two outstanding Michigan 4-H volunteers were honored with 2021-22 Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Awards Feb. 19 at MFB’s Growing Together Conference in Grand Rapids.
Published on July 22, 2021
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Published on July 14, 2021
Learn how to mitigate heat stress for animals during fair season.
Published on July 12, 2021
Understanding how livestock thermoregulation and thermoneutral are important in providing excellent animal care.
Published on December 8, 2020
Use these four steps to help keep your 4-H animals healthy during the long Michigan winters.