Fuzzibutt’s Rabbitry & Caviary is located in Delaware (the first state). This is our beloved hobby, which includes showing nationally competitive rabbits and cavies as often as time allows. We travel to shows mainly in the Mid-Atlantic Region as well as the Southeast. We enjoy traveling to different states and meeting like-minded individuals.
In Guinea Pigs aka Cavies we exclusively work with the following breeds Coronets, Silkies and occasionally Silkie Satins.
In rabbits our main focus is the preservation of the Giant Angoras. We dabble in English Angoras (with our co-breeders), Himalaya, Polish and Mini Lops.
We hold dual memberships with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and the American Cavy Breeders Association (ACBA). I (Melissa) am a DUAL licensed Rabbit and Cavy Registrar for the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Please contact us if you would like your rabbit or cavy evaluated.
Fuzzibutt’s Rabbitry & Caviary is VERY small. We only breed our does (rabbits) and sows (cavies) once or twice per year and do not plan on expanding past that, we breed for OURSELVES first! We have very strict standards when it comes to selecting rabbits and cavies for show and even stricter standards when it comes to finding great and loving homes that included fiber, pet and retirement homes. We are NEVER in a hurry to move out show prospects. In fact, we prefer to hold on to them as long as possible so we can properly evaluate them for their true potential as a show or brood animal. By following the standards that Fuzzibutt’s Rabbitry & Caviary have set, it allows us to evaluate our rabbits and cavies while giving each animal the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
We believe that all rabbits and cavies should have a name and treat them like members of the family. We try to treat all of our rabbits and cavies with dignity and respect. We have a running joke here that goes something like this and “once a baby has a name it usually finds a home here permanently.” We pride ourselves on being a small rabbitry and caviary, where we can still give all of our rabbit and piggy’s treats such as carrots or a piece of apple at night. All of our critters, both angora and cavy, are given lots of attention multiple times a day. Our four legged kids thrive on personalized attention. From time to time, we may have stock available to qualified pet/fiber or show homes.
We have rabbits and cavies living in Canada, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, as well as the United States.
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Since we started in this hobby of breeding and exhibiting nationally Competitive cavies and rabbits we have accomplished ...
3 Grand Champion Silkie Satin homebreds
25 Grand Champion Giant Angoras
1 BOSB Giant Angora at the Texas Convention
1 BOB and Best In Wool Giant Angora at the National show in NY (2012)
1 BOB Giant Angora at the National show in Iowa (2016)
Multiple Best In Show and Reserve In Show Giant Angoras
To date 34 Registered Giant Angoras
6 Grand Champion Coronets
42 Registered Coronets
Multiple Best In Show and Reserve In Show Coronets
6 Grand Champion Silkies
24 Registered Silkies
Multiple Best In Show and Reserve In Show Silkies *Youth*
2017 BOSB Youth National ACBA Silkie National show winner
This does not include our success in breeds we no longer work with Mini Rex, Polish, Harlequins, Checkered Giants, Giant Chinchilla, French Angora, Satin Angora, American Fuzzy Lop, Blanc de Hotot, Dwarf Hotot, English Lop, Flemish Giant, Florida White, French Lop, New Zealand, Lion Head, Silver, and Tans in rabbits. In Guinea Pigs we have had success over the years with Americans, American Satins, Teddies, Teddy Satins.
We are currently making plans to attend the following Prestigious National Specialty Shows:
*2020 Himalayan Nationals in Wisconsin 1st weekend of May ***Still waiting to hear if this show will be canceled due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)***
*2020 Polish Nationals in Wisconsin 1st weekend of May ***Still waiting to hear if this show will be canceled due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)***
*2020 97th ARBA Convention in Harrisburg, PA October 17-21, 2020
*2021 Angora Nationals in TN
*2021 ACBA Nationals in OH
*2021 98th ARBA Convention Louisville, KY
*2022 99th ARBA Convention location will be voted on in 2020
*2023 100th ARBA Convention in Louisville, KY
~Last updated March 26, 2020~