Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and productive. Offering expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, routine medical care, and dealing with diseases, Bob Bennett also provides tips on how to make raising rabbits a financial lucrative endeavor. Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits will help both the commercial producer and the backyard fancier achieve their rabbit-raising goals.
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
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About the Author
Bob Bennett is the author of six books on rabbit raising, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits and Rabbit Housing, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He has served as the editor of Rabbits magazine, has been a contributing editor to Countryside magazine, and is the founder of Domestic Rabbits and a past director of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. An Air Force veteran, Bennett has a master’s degree from New York University and lives in Vermont, where he has raised rabbits for more than 50 years.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started
1 Why Start?
2 The Right Rabbit
3 Obtaining the Right Foundation Stock
Part II: Housing, Feeding, and Breeding
4 Housing and Equipment
5 Feeding Rabbits Right
6 Breeding and Producing Rabbits
Part III: Marketing and Miscellany
7 To the Best Market: Selling Rabbits
8 Rabbits and the Home Garden
9 Preventing Problems
10 On to the Rabbit Shows!
11 Rabbit Associations and the Future of the Industry
12 Cooking Rabbit
Reading about Rabbits
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Has all the info you need for raising rabbits for fun or profit. Very well written.
I liked the chapter on breeding because i have a girl rabbit and someday i want to beed her with one of our boys it showed me how to if they wouldnt
Great information on how to raise rabbits.