Many youth are involved in Lancaster County 4-H's companion animal program, which includes rabbit, dog, cat and household pets. Youth ages 8–18 may participate by joining a club or as an independent member. Some clubs focus on a specific animal project while some clubs work on a variety of projects including specific animal projects. Youth are required to provide their own animal — raising an animal develops life skills such as goal setting, discipline and a sense of responsiblity.
Overall Companion Animal Project Resources
- 4-H Club & Member Resources
- Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Challenge - POSTPONED
- Nebraska 4-H Video Companion Animal Showmanship Contest
- Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Program Website
Lancaster County 4-H News & Announcements
Rabbit Project Resources
Rabbit exhibitors, see Youth for the Quality Care of Animal (YQCA) requirements on the Livestock and Poultry Project Resource page. Updated for 2020!
- Nebraska Extension Online Course: Companion Rabbit Science (covers anatomy, physiology, health, and nutrition — free) New April 2020!
- Upcoming Event: Spring Rabbit Show at the Lancaster Event Center - Exhibit Hall, 84th & Havelock, Lincoln, Neb. - POSTPONED Flyer pdf Updated for 2020!
- 2020 4-H Rabbit Dates to Remember (pdf) Updated for 2020!
- You Can Start a 4-H Rabbit Project (pdf) Updated for 2020!
- Building a Rabbit Nest Box (pdf)
- Rabbit Ownership Affidavit (pdf)
- Rabbit Showmanship Score Sheet (pdf)
- Video: How to Trim Your Rabbit's Toenails
- Video: How to Groom Your Rabbit
- Video: The Proper Way to Pick Your Rabbit Out of Its Cage
- Video: Showmanship Example #1
- Video: Showmanship Example #2
- Video: Showmanship Example #3
Dog Project Resources
4-H dogs do not require an identification form.
Cat Project Resources
4-H cats do not require an identification form.
Household Pet Project Resources
4-H household pets do not require an identification form.
Lancaster County Super Fair 4-H Companion Animal Information
This web page has non-fair 4-H rabbit, dog, cat and household pet project information. Resources and forms for the 4-H rabbit, dog, cat and household pet shows at Lancaster County Super Fair are on the 4-H at Lancaster County Super Fair web page.