I feel like I know you well enough to be frank with you… I HATE tattooing rabbits. I am a strong enough woman to admit when there is something that I am just no good at, and tattooing is it! We have tried a couple different types of tattooing kits. We originally bought a squeeze tattooing tool. It uses a pin type system, you punch the wholes in the ears and then put the tattoo ink in. Well, when we got this little torture device I read the instructions. It told me to squeeze the ear, and then put the ink on it, wait a few and wipe extra ink off. Well, when I did that I did not get any ink left on the ear. Then we tried putting the ink on first and then squeezing the ear, still we got nothing. So then I tried to do it both ways, we put ink on first, squeezed and put the ink on again, this time we left the ink there for hours, still nothing.
I decided that it was time to try something new, it had to be the device, there was no way I was this bad at tattooing. We bought something called the rabbit tat. This is a hand held tattoo pen that looks a lot like an electric tooth brush. I was so excited to try it, finally, I would have tattooing success. I tried the new tattoo pen today, and let me tell you how much it just did not work. I followed the directions to a T and it still did not work. I don’t know if it is me, or if maybe we have some bad ink. Can ink go bad? We tried two different needles. I tried 5 different rabbits… I am really starting to think it honestly is just me. To my defense, my husband, did not have any luck either.
I don’t know what we are going to do. I can not sell pedigree rabbits without them being tattooed. I have to solve this problem. I know some of you raise rabbits and I would love to have you give me suggestions. What do you use? What am I doing wrong?