A House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit Paperback – Mar 1 2005
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"Well-organized and informative...should be required reading for anyone interested in keeping pet rabbits." -- Library Journal
About the Author
Lucile C. Moore holds a Ph.D. in biology with a specialty in animal behavior. She has worked as an animal behavior consultant and as a county rabbit superintendent. In her work as a county rabbit superintendent, she was responsible for the health and well-being of over 300 rabbits of more than 20 breeds. She lives in a remote country house near Flagstaff, Arizona with eight house rabbits, two cats, and abundant wildlife.
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That said, this is an excellent, no-nonsense guide to keeping a rabbit in the house. It describes breeds, feeding, medical considerations and, most importantly (to me, at least), how to "read" a rabbit. If you've never had a rabbit before, you may find them a bit inscrutable compared to a smiley, waggy dog or a purring, kneading cat.
The breed descriptions are interesting. You'd think that it was "big white bunny", "big lop eared bunny", and "tiny bunny". But, there are a lot of breeds, from the Flemish giant, who is the size of a Maine Coon cat, to the Netherland Dwarf, who is the size of an overfed guinea pig. There are a lot of coat desriptions from the Dutch rabbit, which looks like a police car, to the Jersey Wooly, who looks like a tribble from "Star Trek".
(I consider mine a mini Vacant Lot Lop.)
There's a section on special needs rabbits. This is an interesting facet of rabbit-keeping that I was unaware of when I picked up a stray rabbit in a vacant lot and took him home. Rabbits are fragile and can injure their backs easily. Many knowledgeable rabbit keepers are able to provide an injured or even paralysed rabbit in a comfortable and happy existence. This book outlines care for such delicate creatures.
There are a few black and white photos, but the descriptions are really well done enough that those photos are just there for seasoning.
Another bonus in this book, is that it appears to be in 14 point type, which meant I did not have to wear glasses to read it, but my middle-aged presbyopia is another story.
The author writes about rabbits through an observation of her own house rabbits and I disagree with a few statements she made in the book.
Lack of colored pictures or many pictures at all
facts about nutrition not all 100% accurate.
Howver, I'd recommend it to one who is new to rabbits or has some experience but wants to learn a bit more. Overall, it is an enjoyable book to read and is the type of book you would probably need to read cover-to cover as opposed to using it as a reference
waited two months than finally got it back as not deliverablde. They had changed publishers. It did say to try Amazon
so I went on line, ordered it there and got it in only two days this time. EXCELLENT BOOK fot those who have or raise
Rabbits. They make a great pet and you can raise them in the house. I love the book and I love my bunny!