Ray Stacy's National Convention Check List
Posted April 22 2007
___ Container with a lid to hold everything in
___ 2 good pairs of toenail clippers
*(in case you lose one, good for clipping zip ties)
___ 4" zip ties, 1/rabbit/day.
*(get the white ones and color the heads w/marker pen so you can tell if someone has been into your coop)
___ Small wire cutters and small pliers
___ 1 roll, 3/4" or 1" masking tape
___ paper clips, thumbtacks and/or pushpins
___ 3 'OWNER WILL FEED' tags/rabbit. Otherwise who knows what or when they will be fed and watered!
___ wild stickers, ribbon, ornaments or something to mark your cages.
* all the rabbits are cooped by breed/variety/class so your rabbits will be scattered. Use something to make them easy to see from the end of the row
___ 1 sharpie pen, 2 regular ink pens, a blank notepad
___ Waterers and feed cups for each rabbit.
* if your rabbits are used to a licker, make up some portable ones to take with you.
___ 1-2 days of water from home, then buy water at store.
* DON'T USE TAP WATER! All city water is treated. Get one for you also.
___ Something to add to the water if they don't drink. I use Vanodine. Sugar will work also.
___ Feed. Try to have them on a national brand (Purina, MannaPro, etc.) Bring enough for 2 days then use theirs. If not, bring enough for the trip.
___ supplement feed.
___ Bandaids! Everyone gets scratched sometime during the convention
___ arm guards
___ pain reliever and any other drugs you may need.
___ small whisk broom and dust pan combo to clean your pens.
___ if flying, spare heavy duty 8" zip ties for kennel.
___ apron or 2
___ lint roller. Sometimes you will not have time to go back and change before a meeting or dinner with friends.
___ grooming supplies. Wash rag, comb, spray bottle, etc.
This should take care of most everything you will encounter during convention.
Any thing else ..find Wal-Mart!
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