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Rabbit Books

The following books are are available to further your education

Rabbit Secrets
by Psy Tech, Inc.
Find Out Everything You Need To Know About Pet Rabbits All In One Place!
If you're a pet rabbit owner or considering becoming one, you simply must read this special downloadable report about this amazing animal!

You may also sign up for their free rabbit newsletter.

Story's Guide to Raising Rabbits
by Bob Bennett
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (November 8, 2000)
Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.
Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits tells you everything you need to know to raise rabbits successfully. Packed with practical information, this book covers every aspect of rabbit raising, including:
  • Best breeds
  • Feeding and Management
  • Showing and selling
  • Housing facilities and sanitation
  • Marketing
  • Disease, parasite and predator control
Rabbits for Dummies
by Audrey Pavia
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: For Dummies (January, 2003)
Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.
Written by lifelong rabbit fancier and award-winning author pet author, Audrey Pavia, Rabbits For Dummies is ideal for first-time and veteran rabbit owners, alike. It is a gold mine of advice, guidance and tested-in-the-trenches tips on:
  • Deciding if a rabbit is right for you and vice versa
  • Choosing the right breed, size, age and sex bunny for you
  • Finding your rabbit and introducing it into your home
  • Housing, cleaning and feeding your rabbit
  • Health issues, concerns and treatments
  • Dealing with bunny behavior problems
  • Training your bunny to use a litter box
  • Teaching your rabbit tricks and having fun together
  • Rabbit psychology and physiology
  • Breeding and showing rabbits for fun and profit
The Rabbit Handbook
by Karen Gendron and Michele Earle-Bridges
Paperback: 135 pages
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (April, 2000)
Average Customer Review: based on 11 reviews.
Written by a veterinarian, The Rabbit Handbook has sound advise for anyone new to raising rabbits. It has a detailed secition on rabbit diseases and how to avoid them. To thrive, rabbits need to be properly housed and fed. This book gives detailed advice on keeping and breeding healthy rabbits
House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit
by Marinell Harriman
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Drollery Press; 4th edition (June 10, 2005)
Average Customer Review: based on 57 reviews.
The House Rabbit Handbook coined the term "house rabbit" and continues at the forefront of rabbit care and appreciation. Packed with the collective wisdom of bunny-lovers and charming, candid photos of their pets, this fourth edition keeps pace with a more knowledgeable and demanding readership. This revision includes updated health-care and dietary information, accompanied by diagrams and photo illustrations, and chapters on understanding rabbit language, choosing a rabbit, and safety issues. A new section includes revised recommendations for rabbit space and how to creatively integrate it with human space. Fresh housing options described here include "condos" and "Xpens." Exercise and ways to encourage it is the subject of another new section, covering how the shape of an exercise area can determine whether it's used, along with equipment and stimulating "activities" for rabbits. Also here are improved techniques for litter box training, bunny proofing, lifting and handling, grooming and bonding; behavior insights from expert caregivers; dealing with elderly, special-needs, and disabled bunnies; and much more.
A House Rabbit Primer
by Lucile C. Moore
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Santa Monica Press (March, 2005)
Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.
All aspects of rabbit care for both new and experienced pet rabbit owners are discussed in this handbook. Detailed information on how to house, feed, and train rabbits is provided, with a comprehensive medical section on creating a first aid kit, diagnosing different rabbit diseases, and giving emergency care. Rabbits make up one of the fastest-growing segments of the pet population, and with more pet owners choosing to keep their rabbits indoors full time, this guide lays out practical information for making rabbits a healthy part of any family.
Why Does My Rabbit ...
by Anne McBride
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Souvenir Press (September, 2000)
Average Customer Review: based on 6 reviews.
Anne McBride is an animal behaviorist at the University of Southampton. She has done extensive research on rabbits and lives with bunnies in Southampton, England.

Rabbits are popular domesticated pets, but many develop problems because of living conditions that do not allow them to follow their behavioral instincts. This guide to troubleshooting rabbit behavior clues owners in to the history of the domesticated rabbit and describes how rabbits live and breed. Common problems among rabbit owners are discussed, as are probable causes for irregular behavior, including instincts that make rabbits behave in certain ways. Both hutch and house rabbits, as well as troubles specific to each, are covered.

Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature
by Susan E. Davis and Margo Demello
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Lantern Books (August, 2003)
Average Customer Review: based on 22 reviews.
This is one of the best in-depth books on rabbit behavior available. It covers both wild and domestic rabbits. It covers differences in behavior of rabbits raised in hutches and rabbits raised in the house. This book explores the different personalities that individual rabbits possess. It is a very academic book with a wealth of references and footnotes.
Rabbit Health in the 21st Century: A Guide for Bunny Parents
by Kathryn R. Smith
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: iUniverse; 2nd edition (June, 2003)
Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.
This user-friendly book on pet rabbit health from a caretaker’s perspective is written for people with little or no medical or veterinary background. Its goal is to help rabbit owners play a more active, informed role in their rabbit’s health care decisions. It should never substitute for a trip to the veterinarian! The book’s predecessor, Rabbit Health 101, received a favorable review in Exotic DVM Veterinary Magazine. The revised edition incorporates feedback from veterinarians across the country and includes the latest information for the new millennium. Topics include:
  • Choosing and establishing a relationship with a veterinarian
  • Symptoms and safe treatment options for a variety of conditions
  • Diagnostic tests and how to understand what they tell your veterinarian
  • Drugs (prescription, over the counter, and supplements)
  • Alternative medicine
  • Coping with loss
  • Resources and references
Stories and pictures of rabbits from around the world are sprinkled throughout the book, adding personal touches to serious topics. By the time you have read the entire book you will feel that you know Smokey, who inspired the original Rabbit Health 101, and Murray, who contributed so much to this most recent update.
Textbook of Rabbit Medicine
by Frances Harcourt-Brown
Hardcover: 410 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (December, 2001)
Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.
Comprehensive and illustrated textbook presents in-depth coverage of the health and disease of the domestic rabbit. Color plates illustrate common diseases and provide a reference source for diagnosis and treatment. Written for veterinary practitioners.
Domestic Rabbits & Their Histories: Breeds of the World
by Bob D. Whitman
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: Leathers Publishing (October, 2004)
A life member of the American Rabbit Breeders Assocation, Bob Whitman resides in Beaumont, Texas, where he has been associated with rabbits since the age of six. He operates Rare Bits & Pieces, a rabbitry specializing in endangered and new breeds from other countries.

This book is an invaluable reference book, bringing years of experience, research and information together into one handy publication. Whitman meticulously compiled the histories of 200 breeds of rabbits from around the world.

Rabbit Production
by Peter R. Cheeke, Nephi M. Patton and Steven D. Lukefahr
Hardcover: 493 pages
Publisher: Vero Media Inc; 8th edition (April, 2000)
Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews
This reference is an excellent source of information in regards to running a commercial rabbitry. It centers around raising rabbits for meat and fur. It goes into detail on how to manage the rabbitry, feeds & feeding, breeding, butchering,, hide curing, packaging and marketing.It is one of the defacto standard books for those running commercial rabbitries.


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