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 garage 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 - outside my facility.
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 sales are final
All Rabbits are healthy at the time of sale, NO WARRANTEE is EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. By giving or sending payment, you agree that you have read and accept these policies.
Prices are not negotiable and must be paid in full for the animal to leave.
All sales and deposit are final. I may choose to refund a deposit on a case by case basis, but I do not refund a purchase. I am willing to take back a rabbit in most cases, but this is also done on a case by case basis and I do not make any official commitment pertaining to this.
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. You may place a deposit via Venmo or Paypal. The reminder of payment can be made in cash on pickup day or via the same method, prior to pickup or at the same time as pickup.
Once the rabbit is ready to leave, buyers have one week to pick up their new bunny. The date each rabbit is ready to leave will be clearly stated alongside the rabbit's picture on the website. Arrangement for pickup needs to be done at a mutually agreeable time and only by appointment. If for some reason the rabbit has not been picked up for a period of 2 weeks past the date it is ready to leave, I will consider the deposit voided and put the rabbit back on sale. I will not refund a deposit that has been voided for failure to pick up an animal, so please make sure you are willing and able to assume responsibility of the rabbit by the date it is ready to leave.
In some cases, I might be able to hold a rabbit for a short period longer, but this needs to be agreed upon prior to placing the deposit, not after.
I guarantee the health of your rabbit for the first 72 hours after it leaves my facility.
If anything should happen to your new rabbit within the first 72 hours of ownership I will cover the cost of veterinary care up to the purchase price of the rabbit. Buyers are required to provide a written proof by a licensed veterinarian that the disease or death occurred because of a congenital defect or infectious disease contracted while in my possession. Diarrhea resulting from improper diet is not covered by this warranty. I assume no responsibility or liability under any circumstances past the purchase price of the rabbit.
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.