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.
Rabbits For Dummiesby Audrey Pavia
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 dogs—or any other pet you may be
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 dogs—or any other pet you may be familiar with—and 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 love—one you’d better be sure you’re 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. You’ll discover how to:
- Choose the right rabbit for you
- Learn how to communicate with your bunny
- Understand your rabbit’s 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.
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As a rabbit owner, breeder and exhibitor, I know finding information on rabbits even for just the pet owner can be a struggle. For those that do not have the opportunity to purchase their rabbit from a well knowledgeable rabbit breeder, who can offer a lifetime of answers to any questions, this book may be the next best thing. I did find a few things that I disagreed with on the care/well being of the rabbit, but nothing that will cause severe damage from following their advice to the fullest. As well I found a few 'inaccuracies' in facts from the USA point of view for purebred rabbits.
This is the only rabbit book you need. It tells you EVERYTHING you need to know, and it's really easy to read. I read it in two days!
With easy, enjoyable, humorus reading, which covers all the subjects ever known to a rabbit owner, this book has out scored them all! It starts at seeing if a bunnie is right for you, and goes through finding the right bunnie, feeding, houseing, grooming, breeding, rabbit proffing houses, training defiant bunnies, playing, holding, illness, saying goodbye, and much more. The book is designed so you can start reading at any part, an easily veiw tips laid out in bullet format. There are also enjoyable color photos of bunnies for you to admire.
If you are a beginner with rabbits, this book is for you. It is very well written, humorous, honest & has great info on everything you'll need to know to raise a happy and healthy rabbit.