Which ear should be tattooed on a rabbit?
A legible tattoo in a rabbit’s ear provides permanent identification for that animal. For rabbits to be shown at American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) shows, the personal tattoo must be put in the rabbit’s left ear. The right ear is reserved for a registration tattoo placed there by an ARBA registrar.
How do you mark a rabbit?
The best way to temporarily mark a rabbit (2-3 weeks or less) is with sharpie magic markers in the ears. Bright colors will show up even on black rabbits (I also raise Rex) and they will last long enough for things like marking which kit is which between each stage of growth.
What are the three essential items needed for tattooing a rabbit?
Our Rabbit Tattooing Essentials
- The Bunny Burrito. Obviously, this isn’t an official name, but I use what I call a bunny burrito to hold the rabbits in place while I tattoo.
- KB Tattoo Pen.
- Healing Ointment.
- Be Bold.
- Tattoo System.
Do you need a tattoo on Your Rabbit’s left ear?
They need a permanent ID tattoo in their left ear to be shown at an American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) show. The right ear is reserved for a registration number if you choose to register the rabbit.
What’s the best way to identify rabbits with tattoos?
The AIMS™ Tattoo Identification System is the most humane and permanent method for identifying rabbits with tattoo markings. The AIMS™ system allows the proper placement of tattoo markings within the ear to avoid trauma to important ear veins, arteries and nerves.
How old do Rabbits have to be to get a tattoo?
Purebred rabbits can be registered by a registrar at any ARBA show as long as it fits the breed description. All of our rabbits come with an identifying tattoo in their left ear. We tattoo our kits with a clamp in the left ear around 6-8 weeks old.
How do you get a rabbit’s ear number?
You can select short names and tattoo the entire name in the ear. Three and four letter names work best, like DAVE, SAL, and SUE. You can select longer names and then choose a few letters to represent that name. Celtus’ ear number was “CEL,” for example. Fizzy Pop’s tattoo is FP. You can select a system that identifies the parents or dam or sire.