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Quiet, cuddly, and ridiculously cute with their big floppy ears and cotton tails, rabbits make great companions. And while they may seem like simple little creatures, they are really very complex and never cease to amaze those who live with them. Physiologically and psychologically bunnies are very different from cats and dogs--or any other pet you may be familiar with--and they have their own unique needs and problems that must be addressed. Keeping a bunny healthy and happy requires a sincere commitment of time, energy, and love--one you'd better be sure you're willing to invest before you take one of these gentle little creatures into your life. "Rabbits For Dummies" lets you take a well-informed look before hopping headlong into the wonderful world of rabbit ownership. This fun, entertaining book fills you in on everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with and love a rabbit. You'll discover how to: Choose the right rabbit for you Learn how to communicate with your bunny Understand your rabbit's special needs Acclimate your rabbit to your household Feed and house your rabbit properly Identify and address common health problems Breed Rabbits 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 behaviorproblems 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 Packed with informative photos and how-to sections on every aspect of caring for and loving a pet bunny, "Rabbits For Dummies" is a survival guide for rabbits and their people.
When you are researching rabbits, this first-ever, full-color pocket guidebook to all kinds of rabbits will be a valuable resource in choosing the perfect rabbit. This book will help guide you through the maze of rabbits and arm you with information on all of the 47 breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, as well as provide you with information on their shapes, sizes, colors, fur varieties, and more. In addition, there is a basic history of rabbits; insights on bunny behavior; coverage of pregnancy, kindling, and raising kits; and information about bunny behaviors and tips for showing rabbits. Whether you are just starting out or already have years of experience, this guide puts a wealth of information at your fingertips, so that you can quickly identify a rabbit's breed wherever you happen to be; whether you're wandering about a country fair, attending a rabbit show, or shopping at a pet shop. Cuddly house pet, 4-H project, or farm animal, the rabbit is a perennial favorite of children and adults across the country. This first-ever, full-color, pocket guidebook is a handy resource for anyone choosing or caring for a rabbit. For those who want to raise rabbits, whether for pleasure or profit, or for the merely curious, there could be no better guide than this thorough, convenient, and accessible book. - 47 detail-packed breed profiles - Highlights of differences in shapes, sizes, colors and fur varieties - Insights into bunny behavior and tips for showing your rabbits
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
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.
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.
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.