Your Rabbit: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

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Beginning with how to choose a breed and purchase your first pet, this book explains how to handle, house, feed, groom, and breed rabbits, and gives advice on birthing, preventive health care, and tending sick animals. It also helps kids learn how to prepare to show their rabbits. Ages 9 and up.

A handbook for raising rabbits for pets, for profit, or to show.

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Beginning with how to choose a breed and purchase your first pet, this book explains how to handle, house, feed, groom, and breed rabbits, and gives advice on birthing, preventive health care, and tending sick animals. It also helps kids learn how to prepare to show their rabbits. Ages 9 and up.

A handbook for raising rabbits for pets, for profit, or to show.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-- A definitive guide for young readers, this is so thorough that even those experienced in raising rabbits would find it helpful. Like Simmons's Your Sheep (Garden Way, 1992), the main text covers the inner two-thirds of each page. A vertical line separates that from the outer remaining space; there, terms are defined, additional information appears, and important facts are repeated. Some of the black-and-white illustrations also appear here. The smoothly flowing, second-person narration covers such topics as selecting the breed, choosing the first rabbit, handling, housing, feeding, health, breeding, care of newborns, marketing, and management. Drawings, charts, and barely average black-and-white photos appear throughout. A ``helpful sources'' section offers several mail-order rabbitry suppliers and a complete listing of each state's Cooperative Extension Service. The volume concludes with an extensive glossary and index. FFA members, 4-Hers, and pet owners will be pleased to find this title on the shelf.-- Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882667683
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Pages: 160

Meet the Author

Author of two Storey books, Nancy Searle is a Cooperative Extension Service Agent who has worked with 4-H programs for over ten years in Massachusetts, where she resides. She has written Your Rabbit and Your Goats. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, and is a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Nancy has received acclaim from School Library Journal's writer Eldon Younce: "A definitive guide for young readers, this is so thorough that even those experienced in raising rabbits would find it helpful. FFA members, 4-Hers, and pet owners will be pleased to find this title on the shelf."

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Table of Contents

A Few Words to Parents
Introduction
1 Choosing Your Breed of Rabbit
2 Choosing Your Rabbit
3 Handling Your Rabbit
4 Rabbit Housing
5 Feeding Your Rabbit
6 Taking Care of Your Rabbit's Health
7 Breeding, Birth, and Care of Newborns
8 Showing Your Rabbit
9 Marketing Your Rabbit
10 Managing Your Rabbitry
11 Activities for Young Rabbit Owners
Helpful Sources
Glossary
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Good book.

    Good book. It helped me care for my Mini rex babies and English spot adults

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Awesome 4-h book

    I totaly agree this is a good 4-h book with helpful hints for how to rase and show your rabbit

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    Great 4-h starter book

    I thought this book was really good for a 4-H kid.Its helpful,but personally I think its not for an open or breed shower.I think that because it really to me looked like it was for a begginer.if you are starting rabbits this book is perfect!

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