Project Leader: Joleen Martin
Hello and welcome to Badger Creek 4-H! I am very excited to be leading the cavy project this year! We will be learning all about the proper care, feeding and handling of cavies through lots of fun, educational and hands-on activities. You do not need to own a cavy to come, have fun and learn! But if you have one, by all means bring it (them)!!!
This year, in addition to learning all about cavies, we will be learning about cavy showmanship for those who are interested in showing at the County Fair in May. Our meetings will be once a month for an hour in the evening on the third Wednesday. An additional half- hour will be focused on showmanship.
2020/2021 Meeting Schedule:
All meetings take place from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at my home.
Showmanship will follow immediately after at 7:30pm. Additional meetings and clinics will be announced as the County Fair approaches.
Meeting One: Wednesday, October 21st
Cavy 101: This meeting will review basic cavy habitat and nutrition. You will get to learn about the different breeds and varieties of cavies. We will learn the how to pick up and carrying a cavy safely and enjoy some playtime with your cavy. A cavy and kid snack to follow.
Meeting Two: November 18
Meeting Three: December 16
Meeting Four: January 20
Meeting Five: February 17
Meeting Six: March 17
Meeting Seven: April 21
Meeting Eight: May 19
2020 Sacramento County Fair: May 26- May 31
Link to American Rabbit Breeders Association (which includes cavies): https://arba.net/
This is a great site to get information about showmanship and find out about upcoming shows (show search link https://arba.net/show-search/). At shows you can talk to breeders, learn about the 13 cavy breeds and gain information about showmanship and cavy knowledge. Here is a link to view the 13 recognized cavy breeds www.acbaonline.com/breeds.html
10/17/20-----King City [The Central Coast Rabbit Club]
11/07/20-----Hanford [Central Valley Rba]
12/05/20-----Tres Pinos [Rabbit Producers Of Santa Clara Valley]
02/06/21-----Stockton [Big Valley Ra]
05/26/21-05/31/21----***Sacramento County fair*** [Cal Expo Fairgrounds]