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Rabbits For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Connie Isbell , Audrey Pavia
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Tips on health, grooming, and litterbox training

Find the right rabbit for you and help him live a long, happy life

Get a jump on the best care for your rabbit! This friendly guide is packed with informative photos and how-to sections on housing, feeding, and health care. You’ll also get tips on understanding bunny body language and helpful hints on acclimating your new bunny into your household or backyard.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

Audrey Pavia is the author of several books, including The Essential Rabbit. She has been a frequent contributor to numerous pet publications, editor-in-chief of Horse Illustrated, and senior editor of The AKC Gazette.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1863 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (April 3, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026LTMC8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,907 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
51 of 61 people found the following review helpful
By Sara D.
This book is a great introduction to the world of the companion rabbit. It provides quick access to easy to understand tibits about common rabbit concerns. It's written in a manner that is able to keep most people's attention and interest.
The only problem I have with the book is the fact that it doesn't emphasize that rabbits should not be kept in hutches. Rabbits, regardless of size, should be kept in a set-up that is more akin to that of a dog pen. An area that measures approximately four feet by four feet that is fenced off INSIDE your home will be a better set-up for your new lagomorph. They need space to run around and play while you are at work or school and the wire bottom of pet-store rabbit cages can be very harsh on their feet. They do not have foot-pads like dogs or cats. If you value the health of your new companion, please use a dog pen.
I recommend looking into adopting a rabbit from your local House Rabbit Society chapter ([...] Rabbits from pet stores are often sick and not litterbox trained (yes, they are easily trained and very clean animals).
That all said, please read this book before you purchase a bunny. I also recommend reading "The House Rabbit Handbook: Living With an Urban Rabbit" and "Rabbit Health in the 21st Century." Rabbits are much different from dogs and cats and have special health concerns, but can make great pets for the right people.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good General Care Book December 9, 2005
By Julie
This is one of my favorite reference books for rabbits. The book covers all aspects of rabbit care from getting a rabbit, to housing, feeding, training, behavior problems, illness, and death. The format is easy to read and specific information is easy to find. The Appendix offers some great resources on education, activities, rescues, publications, shopping, and registries. The book brings together both ARBA and the House Rabbit Society. It knocks neither and presents both sides; so its a safe pick-up for a believer of either spectrum. I recommend it in addition to "Rabbit Health in the 21st Century" by Kathy Smith as the only two books a beginner needs.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great rabbit care book September 24, 2006
If you are new to bunnies or just want a thorough book on rabbit care, this is a great one. It covers every topic imaginable! I have found most "Dummy" books to be very informative, and this one is no exception. I would like a few more color pictures of rabbits, but other than this, the book is terrific!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for novices October 24, 2005
By Erin
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I bought this book for my sister, who just got her first rabbit. We were dazzled by the fabulous range of information provided by this book. Pay especial attention to the extensive appendices -- invaluable!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is like Rabbit 101 July 11, 2003
Excellent book for first time rabbit guardians. Its the next best thing to speaking fluent rabbit. Its easy to understand and packed with very useful information. Its a good companion book for the House Rabbit Handbook or Why does my rabbit...? books. It is definately a good investment.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic book October 10, 2005
I've fostered rabbits for the local SPCA, and this book definitely helped me understand rabbits and their behavior. I would recommend it for any rabbit owner, as it contains a lot of information.

I had spent a considerable time searching the internet for information on rabbits, and if I'd bought this book first, I could have saved a lot of time and learned a lot more a lot faster.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for First-timers and Brush-ups June 9, 2007
By Emily G
I've owned two rabbits before and I was shocked to find out how much has changed since I last owned a rabbit. The information I found in it was right-on. The behavioral problem trouble-shooting chapter is a bit slim, and the disease/health problems list leaves a bit to be desired. But the overall care chapters are superb and up-to-date on recently accepted practices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written June 28, 2013
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Love this, lots of well written information and a great deal. Some of the info is a little outdated though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It has a very good index to find things
This is a very detailed resource! It has a very good index to find things. Most important, I think, is rabbit health and it does a really good job.
Published 16 days ago by Robert J. Leiweke
5.0 out of 5 stars great book! my son and i are learning so ...
great book! my son and i are learning so much about our new pet rabbits.. they are healthy and happier than ever!! fast shipping too!! very pleased!
Published 1 month ago by Megan Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start to owning a rabbit
Very informative. A great start to owning a rabbit.
Published 1 month ago by Shantelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gives a lot of useful and helpful information for anyone beginning in the rabbit business or as pets.
Published 1 month ago by Gail Goble
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book for the basic of Rabbits
Published 3 months ago by Cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect for rabbit owners!
Published 3 months ago by H.A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Celiiiii
5.0 out of 5 stars :)
Great book. Awesome seller.
Published 4 months ago by Clairissa Jensen
3.0 out of 5 stars The best part about this book is the section on training ...
Some of the statements made in this book I don't agree with and many experts would not agree with. Most of the information in this book can be found online with more detail and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joseph A Stackhouse Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars I found an abandoned domestic rabbit and needed this book!
Everyone who is considering adopting a rabbit should get this book. It made me even madder at the idiot who turned the rabbit out on it's own. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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