One of the nice things about raising rabbits is that almost nothing goes to waste.  This is especially true about rabbit poo.  Rabbit manure is one of the best organic fertilizers you can use and one huge benefit is that you can apply it directly to your garden without having to compost it first like other types of manure.

The dry, odorless rabbit poo is ideal for direct use in your garden.  Rabbit manure will not burn the roots of plants since it breaks down so quickly.  It is also rich in phosphorous and nitrogen that plants need to grow.

You can also choose to compost your rabbit manure to produce an even richer fertilizer.  Simply collect the rabbit manure and add it to your compost bin/pile.  Add some straw, wood shavings, grass clippings, leaves and kitchen leftovers (no meat or grease, only veggies, coffee grounds, etc).  Mix the compost thoroughly, and spray enough water on it to make it moist.  Cover your compost with a tarp or lid and mix it up every couple of weeks, adding a little water each time.  Add to the pile as often as necessary, keep it covered, mixed up and watered.  It can take a few months to a year to have garden-ready fertilizer.  I personally don’t choose to use rabbit manure for composting, since it is awesome without it.

Another option for your rabbit manure is to raise red worms, placing the worm beds directly under your rabbit cages.  The rabbit poo falls directly into the worm beds, feeding the worms, who then produce an extremely nutrient-rich fertilizer.

Whatever you choose, don’t let your rabbit manure go to waste.  If you don’t have a garden, bag it up and sell it!  Many gardeners would be more than happy to take it off your hands.