Author Archives: Happy Thumpers

Rabbit & Cavy Requirements

Indian River County 4-H uses the rabbit & cavy standards of the ARBA(American Rabbit Breeders Assoc.) & ACBA(American Cavy Breeders Assoc.) as found in the ARBA Standard of Perfection for all rabbit and cavy project animals. **In order to be used as a 4-H project the rabbit/cavy MUST be purebred, unaltered and a recognized breed and… Continue reading »

Pets 101 – Guinea Pigs

  Despite what the video says please do not spay or neuter your guinea pigs that you will be using for show. The ARBA rules call for them to remain intact and unaltered.  

Pets 101- Rabbits

The video does mention spaying and neutering of your rabbits. Please Do not do this to any rabbit you plan on showing. All rabbits for show per the ARBA Rules must remain intact and unaltered.

4-H Enrollment

Summer is winding down, school will soon be back in session and the 4- H season is kicking off. September 1st of each year starts a new 4-H enrollment year. All 4-H members are required to register each year. It only takes a couple minutes to complete. If you are new to 4-H in Indian… Continue reading »

Ethics Registration – MANDATORY

*****This class is a requirement for all 4-H members.***** All 4-H members are required to take an ethics class. The following link lists the available locations and dates where the course is being offered this year. It is strongly encouraged that you register for a nearby course before they fill up. There is limited seating… Continue reading »

Rabbit Project Info

Here is some good information for those doing a rabbit project. There are a few things that are different than Indian River County for example the record book, but there is lots of other useful information on the site. http://florida4h.org/projects/rabbits/ShowRabbits/Home.html

Officer Positions

In October the club will be voting on officer positions. Take a moment to look at the 4-H Offices page for details.