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Rabbit Medicine and Surgery for Veterinary Nurses incorporates everything you need to know about caring for rabbits in a highly accessible style. It is the first book devoted to the care of both sick and healthy rabbits from a nursing perspective. This exciting book contains all of the most crucial information about rabbits, including a brief natural history and chapters on nutrition, behaviour and medical and surgical nursing. It examines key areas in detail and explores emerging concepts. Recent trends show that rabbits are fast becoming one of the most popular mammalian pets. The role of nursing has also evolved in recent years. Veterinary nurses now have more involvement and responsibility for the care of their patients. This book reflects these new developments in both its approach and contents. Special features: * Written by two experts in the field with a wealth of experience of treating rabbits, as well as educating veterinary nurses. * Includes innovative chapters on rabbit clinics, owner education and evidence-based veterinary medicine. * Contains a section with rich colour illustrations.
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.
Your hands-on guide to being a responsible rabbit owner Want to raise a happy, healthy bunny? This practical guide gives you everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with, and love a rabbit. From choosing a rabbit and preparing its home to training, healthcare, and having fun with your bunny, you get a wealth of expert tips that will have your rabbit (and you) hopping with joy Jump into bunny basics -- decide whether a rabbit is the right pet for you, discover the different breeds, and find out the best places to adopt your bunny Take care of creature comforts -- from housing and grooming to feeding and healthcare, provide the best care for your friend Practice bunny "psychology" -- understand bunny body language and sounds, handle behavior issues, and train your bunny to do tricks and use the litter box Enjoy the wonderful world of rabbits -- play games with your bunny, join clubs and organizations, show your rabbit, and make traveling with bunny easy Open the book and find: Informative photos and illustrations Detailed breed descriptions How to think like a rabbit Tips for handling bad bunny behavior The latest on organic cuisine and homegrown feeding options Games to play with your rabbit How to live with an indoor bunny (which is recommended ) Ten signs that require emergency action A bunch of bunny resources -- from rescue groups to registries to Web sites
Mini Encyclopedia of Rabbit Breeds & Care: A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care
A comprehensive array of practical information on rabbit keeping. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 specially commissioned color photographs, this mini encyclopedia features more than 40 of the most popular breeds and varieties of rabbit in a handy small format. From the fluffy angora to the faintly comical lops, each breed is thoroughly described in concise profiles that include: Character Appearance Typical weight Temperament Suitability as a pet Country of origin Special features of coat types and colors. In addition, an illustrated introduction provides essential advice for: Housing and caring for rabbits Food and dietary requirements Grooming, hygiene and health care Recreation and exercise. The focused text and rich, detailed photographs in the "Mini Encyclopedia of Rabbit Breeds and Care" provide first-rate coverage of all the most popular North American and European breeds and varieties of rabbit.
Anyone who is interested in keeping birds, poultry, and other outdoor varieties of caged animal will know that the most expensive part of their hobby is probably purchasing the housing. However, for a modest financial outlay it is possible to make your own livestock housing and this practical book shows you exactly how to do it. What sets the book apart from others is that the author has taken the time to try his own ideas out. He has actually built all the housing projects that are described and has taken photographs at the important stages of construction. The ethos of this book is that simplicity of design is the key to helping most readers to have a go. The projects include a chicken house, a chicken run, a dog kennel, a bantam house, a dovecote, a rabbit hutch, an aviary, a ferret hutch, a brooder box, a duck house, a goose hut, and a quail cage.
The pet rabbit population of the United States is well over ten million...and rapidly multiplying Carrying less risk of diseases for their human companions than do domestic dogs or cats, rabbits are gentle, responsive, amenable, cuddly, clever, intelligent, and inexpensive. In sum, they're ideal pets and they deserve the best of human attention. Veterinarian surgeon David Taylor reveals how to care for your rabbit, including an overview of the hare's origins in Spain, identifying features of the various breeds, their behavior and biology, finding the right rabbit for you, good housing for longevity, and looking out for signs of illness. Interspersed throughout are "Did You Know?" sidebars featuring little-known facts about our beloved furry friends. 96 pages (all in color), 5 7/8 x 8 1/4.