Rabbits For Dummies 2nd Edition

By Connie Isbell   |   Published On: Mar 30, 2009
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Discover how to raise a happy, healthy bunny with the Rabbits For Dummies, 2nd Edition. This complete, hands-on guide is focused on providing you with all the practical know-how you need to adopt, nurture, and love a rabbit. You’ll learn everything you need to know from day one―like how to choose a rabbit among all the different breeds, how to make your home rabbit-friendly, and where to get your bunny responsibly. Once your bunny is home, the book continues to teach you proper bunny housing, grooming, feeding, and how to provide basic healthcare and handle bunny emergencies.

This complete bunny guide is perfect for new rabbit owners, taking them every step―or hop―of the way through rabbit husbandry, with informative photos and illustrations, detailed breed descriptions, how-to guides, and even the latest on organic cuisine and homegrown feeding options. Because your bunny will be a member of your family, the book also discusses rabbit psychology, like how to be well-versed in bunny body language, sounds, behavior issues, games and training. And because you’ll want to share your love for your rabbit with the world, it’s full of expert tips on traveling with your bunny, as well as rabbit resources, clubs and organizations.

About the Author

Connie Isbell is a former editor and writer at Audubon magazine, as well as the editor of numerous pet books. Audrey Pavia is the author of many books on pets and animals, including the bestselling Horses For Dummies and The Rabbit: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet. She has been a frequent contributor to numerous pet publications, editor-in-chief of Horse Illustrated, and senior editor of The AKC Gazette.

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    9.25 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
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    1.9 pounds
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    2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-13


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  • Subject

    Care & Health

  • Author

    Connie Isbell, Audrey Pavia

  • Publication Date

    Mar 30, 2009

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  • Small Pet Type


Table of Contents


Part I: Bringing on the Bunny Basics.

  • Chapter 1: Jumping into Rabbit Ownership.

  • Chapter 2: Choosing the “Right” Rabbit.

  • Chapter 3: So Many Breeds, So Little Time.

  • Chapter 4: Hiding in Shelters, Holes, and Shops.

Part II: Taking Care of Creature Comforts.

  • Chapter 5: Shacking Up with an Indoor Rabbit.

  • Chapter 6: Stocking Up on Carrots.

  • Chapter 7: Cleaning Behind Those Great Big Ears and More.

  • Chapter 8: Making Fitness and Fresh Air Fun for Your Bunny.

  • Chapter 9: Nipping Common Health Problems in the Bud.

  • Chapter 10: Coping with Other Health Woes and Aging Issues.

Part III: Rabbit Psychology: Behavior and Training.

  • Chapter 11: Thinking Like a Rabbit.

  • Chapter 12: Putting Boxing Gloves on Your Rabbit: Training.

  • Chapter 13: Reckoning with a Bad Bunny.

Part IV: Enjoying Your Fun Bunny.

  • Chapter 14: Playing Around Isn’t Just for Dogs.

  • Chapter 15: Getting Hoppy with Your House Rabbit.

  • Chapter 16: Hitting the Road with Your Rabbit.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

  • Chapter 17: Ten Signs That Require Emergency Action.

  • Chapter 18: Ten Great Rabbit Web Sites.

  • Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Bunny’s Day.

Appendix: Rabbit Resources.


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  • Good Book For All Rabbit Owners

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    Lots of information on bunnies! There's colored pictures in the middle of book to look at and also some grey printed pictures throughout the book. Would recommend!

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  • Good read to educate you about house rabbits

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    Learned a lot about caring for them. Along with HRS website.

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  • This is the best rabbit book that I have ever read ( And I have read a lot)

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    I love this book, it had lists of all the foods that a rabbit can and can't eat, had colored pictures on a ton of breeds of rabbits and how to Groom, Feed, Play, Saving Money, Diys ,Cages and much much more, it even had a bunch of games that you can play with your rabbit, it had a lot of health care too.

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