Deposits and warranties policies
Please read carefully before purchasing a rabbit from Eclipse Rabbitry
We are located in Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
I do not ship or deliver rabbits. You must arrange for proper transportation, including a transport cage upon pickup.
I maintain what is commonly referred to as a closed rabbitry, meaning I am not allowing visitors into my facility. Furthermore, all my Netherland Dwarfs are house rabbits, so this means they do live inside my residence, not inside a commercial building or a barn. Allowing strangers into one's house is no one's idea of safety and I am no exception.
The reasons for keeping a closed rabbitry are many, but mainly it is to protect my rabbits from dangerous pathogens and undue stress. Rabbits are delicate creatures and there is a number of extremely dangerous viruses, bacteria and parasites circulating among both wild and domestic rabbit populations. This is a common and recommended practice for breeders and I invite you to visit the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeder Association) for more information on the reasons why most breeders refuse to allow visitors.
This being said, I am happy to discuss with prospective rabbit owners and I proudly take the time to discuss proper rabbit care prior, during or after purchasing a rabbit from me.
If this offends you in any way, I respect your choice of purchasing a rabbit from another reputable breeder in Connecticut and I appreciate your respect of my choice in return.
Sale and Deposit
All Rabbits are healthy at the time they leave my rabbitry. I am very proud of my rabbitry and my rabbit's health. This being said, rabbits are delicate creatures and must be provided with appropriate care once they leave my home.
It is up to you, their new owners, to make sure they stay healthy and happy after they leave.
A deposit of 50% of the sale price is required to reserve a rabbit. To place a deposit on a rabbit, first contact me via the contact form on my website. I will then email you my reservation form with the remaining information clearly written out.
A deposit is not required if the rabbit is old enough to leave my rabbitry and if you so chose, you can purchase a rabbit without placing a deposit. Just email me and we can take it from there.
I guarantee the health of your rabbit for the first 72 hours after it leaves my facility.
When reading this, keep in mind that baby rabbits are fragile creatures. Many an unfortunate rabbit fell victim to rough play with well-intentioned children, malfunction water bottle or improper diet. Feeding lush, green food to a recently purchased baby rabbit can kill it very quickly. Always make sure your rabbit has access to clean water, pellets and hay as well as give it time to adjust to its new surrounding before playing with it and always keep them safe from other household pets.
Rabbits do not leave my facility before they are fully weaned, at 8 weeks of age.