A House Rabbit Primer, 2nd Edition
Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit
by Lucile C. Moore
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Pub Date 16 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 29 Dec 2023
A House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit, 2nd Edition is a brand new, up-to-date edition of the critically acclaimed handbook covering all aspects of rabbit care for both new and experienced pet rabbit owners.
Author Lucile C. Moore, Ph.D., provides pet rabbit owners with valuable information about the total care of their pet. Part one tells owners just what to expect from their new member of the family and gives detailed information on how to house, feed, and train a rabbit. Part two contains a comprehensive medical section, updated for the second edition.
A House Rabbit Primer, 2nd Edition has been expanded to include more photos, new stories and care hints from experienced rabbit caretakers, and additional information on healthy rabbit diets. This new edition also features more detailed instructions on how to groom pet rabbits, as well as suggestions on how to care for special needs rabbits. In addition to up-to-date information on many rabbit diseases, there are tips on creating a first-aid kit for rabbits as well as providing emergency care.
With more and more pet owners choosing to keep their rabbits indoors full time, this second edition of the guide beloved by rabbit owners around the world lays out practical information for making rabbits a healthy part of any family.
A Note From the Publisher
“This comprehensive manual covers everything readers need to know about keeping rabbits as pets in a well-organized and informative fashion. Moore holds a Ph.D. in biology with a specialty in animal behavior and has worked as a county rabbit superintendent. She also keeps eight rabbits as pets, which makes her qualified to write on the topic. Taking a practical approach, Moore acknowledges both the pleasures and the pitfalls of keeping rabbits as pets. After a brief history of the animal, she discusses the variety of breeds and their characteristics, supplies and cages, nutrition, behavior and communication, and health. Moore’s focus is strictly on pet rabbits kept in the home—she does not address large agricultural or breeding operations. Helpful appendixes include listings of rabbit health resources, shelters, and rabbit supply businesses. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in keeping pet rabbits and is recommended for public libraries.”—Library Journal
“A House Rabbit Primer by Lucile C. Moore (Santa Monica Press; $15) is as complete a handbook as I’ve seen on these pets. Moore has a doctoral degree in biology with a specialty in animal behavior, and her experience shows, along with an obvious love for rabbits (she has eight of them as house pets). The book provides excellent advice on setting up a house rabbit, litter box training, proper feeding and health concerns. If you’ve never had a rabbit indoors before, Moore explains how rabbits think and why they act as they do.”—VeterinaryPartner.com
“Lucile Moore’s book is a great addition to the bookshelf of any rabbit family, with all the information new caretakers need as well as information about behavior and communication that may be helpful for all.”—BunFun.com
“This is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in or keeping rabbits as pets.”—Pet Radio Magazine
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Average rating from 12 members
Excellent update to the first edition!! The author included a lot of updated info. It was particularly much better with how to deal with rabbits with health issues. As someone who has a rabbit with chronic issues, this was extra helpful. Highly recommend for any rabbit owner.
Very informative and extremely helpful for even advanced rabbit owners. I would definitely recommend this to all rabbit owners!
This is a wonderfully comprehensive book for all rabbit lovers and owners of pet bunnies. This book covers the breeds, care, feeding, body language, illness and care for older and special need rabbits. This book is an important read for all rabbit owners as well as anyone considering on getting a pet rabbit -- it tells you what to expect and what bunnies need to live healthy and happy lives. An excellent guide that I highly recommend.
Thank you to Netgalley and Santa Monica Press for an ARC and I gave my honest review voluntarily.