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A good intro to rabbits, but should not be your only book
on June 26, 2004
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.