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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Santa Monica Press (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891661507
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891661501
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #910,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By E. Richards on October 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
I acquired a rabbit in March of 2001, rescuing him from an uncertain fate in a vacant lot. In September of 2001, he ate the buttons off my remote control. If I had had this book back then, I'd still have buttons on my remote. Yes, the remote control is a favored chew toy of a busy bunny, acording to Ms. Moore. I believe it. He has since bitten the "on/off" button on the remote for my cable, too.

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.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bunnyluvr on April 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
I was pleased to see a new house rabbit book on the market. While I found it slightly less complete than the House Rabbit Handbook by marinell harriman, it still covers most of the basics. It is a bit weak in the following areas:

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
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Ross on March 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
A local non-profit rabbit sanctuary recommended this book to me as a resourse, and it's been a big help.
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I got a copy of the book from the library 6 mth ago and it had a order form to the publisher. I sent a money order and
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!
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I loved reading this book; it helped me understand my little friend so much better. I always felt my Annabelle was slightly unsocial until I started reading this book that described the likes and dislikes of most rabbits. I started to change my manner of interaction with her and she just became a different rabbit. Just this morning as I was sitting at the kitchen table, she snuck under the table and pushed my foot with her head to get my attention. Thank you!
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