Recommended Books


Editorial Reviews
Book Description
This user-friendly book on pet rabbit health from a caretaker’s perspective is written for people with little or no medical or veterinary background. Its goal is to help rabbit owners play a more active, informed role in their rabbit’s health care decisions. It should never substitute for a trip to the veterinarian!


The book’s predecessor, Rabbit Health 101, received a favorable review in Exotic DVM Veterinary Magazine. The revised edition incorporates feedback from veterinarians across the country and includes the latest information for the new millennium.

Topics include:

  • Choosing and establishing a relationship with a veterinarian
  • Symptoms and safe treatment options for a variety of conditions
  • Diagnostic tests and how to understand what they tell your veterinarian
  • Drugs (prescription, over the counter, and supplements)
  • Alternative medicine
  • Coping with loss
  • Resources and references


Stories and pictures of rabbits from around the world are sprinkled throughout the book, adding personal touches to serious topics. By the time you have read the entire book you will feel that you know Smokey, who inspired the original Rabbit Health 101, and Murray, who contributed so much to this most recent update.

Personal Review

An absolute must.  This book is very easy to understand, lots of priceless information on Rabbit health. Every Rabbit owner should have a copy of this book. Smokey's Story is a must read.

Editorial Reviews
Book Description
The House Rabbit Handbook coined the term "house rabbit" and continues at the forefront of rabbit care and appreciation. Packed with the collective wisdom of bunny-lovers and charming, candid photos of their pets, this fourth edition keeps pace with a more knowledgeable and demanding readership. This revision includes updated health-care and dietary information, accompanied by diagrams and photo illustrations, and chapters on understanding rabbit language, choosing a rabbit, and safety issues. A new section includes revised recommendations for rabbit space and how to creatively integrate it with human space. Fresh housing options described here include "condos" and "Xpens." Exercise and ways to encourage it is the subject of another new section, covering how the shape of an exercise area can determine whether it's used, along with equipment and stimulating "activities" for rabbits. Also here are improved techniques for litter box training, bunny proofing, lifting and handling, grooming and bonding; behavior insights from expert caregivers; dealing with elderly, special-needs, and disabled bunnies; and much more.

Personal Review

Another must.  Very easy to understand. Lots of great information. It has everything from choosing a rabbit, health, foods. Everything you need to know about a Houserabbit.  Every Rabbit owner should have a copy of this book.

Editorial Reviews
Book Description
Quiet, cuddly, and ridiculously cute with their big floppy ears and cotton tails, rabbits make great companions. And while they may seem like simple little creatures, they are really very complex and never cease to amaze those who live with them. Physiologically and psychologically bunnies are very different from cats and dogsor any other pet you may be familiar withand they have their own unique needs and problems that must be addressed. Keeping a bunny healthy and happy requires a sincere commitment of time, energy, and loveone youd better be sure youre willing to invest before you take one of these gentle little creatures into your life.

Rabbits For Dummies lets you take a well-informed look before hopping headlong into the wonderful world of rabbit ownership. This fun, entertaining book fills you in on everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with and love a rabbit. Youll discover how to:

  • Choose the right rabbit for you
  • Learn how to communicate with your bunny
  • Understand your rabbits special needs
  • Acclimate your rabbit to your household
  • Feed and house your rabbit properly
  • Identify and address common health problems
  • Breed Rabbits

Written by lifelong rabbit fancier and award-winning author pet author, Audrey Pavia, Rabbits For Dummies is ideal for first-time and veteran rabbit owners, alike. It is a gold mine of advice, guidance and tested-in-the-trenches tips on:

  • Deciding if a rabbit is right for you and vice versa
  • Choosing the right breed, size, age and sex bunny for you
  • Finding your rabbit and introducing it into your home
  • Housing, cleaning and feeding your rabbit
  • Health issues, concerns and treatments
  • Dealing with bunny behavior problems
  • Training your bunny to use a litter box
  • Teaching your rabbit tricks and having fun together
  • Rabbit psychology and physiology
  • Breeding and showing rabbits for fun and profit

Packed with informative photos and how-to sections on every aspect of caring for and loving a pet bunny, Rabbits For Dummies is a survival guide for rabbits and their people.

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. Youll 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

Personal Review

Again another must.  Very easy to understand, lots of information. Perfect as a quick reference guide.Every Rabbit owner should have a copy of this book.




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