Rabbits For Dummies book cover

Rabbits For Dummies

Published: April 7, 2020

Overview

Now updated–a highly informative guide to the joys of bunny ownership

Rabbits For Dummies gives readers a well-informed look before hopping headlong into the wonderful world of raising rabbits. From choosing a rabbit and preparing its home to feeding, grooming, and training, this practical guide provides a wealth of hutch-tested tips. Packed with informative photographs and beautifully detailed illustrations, Rabbits For Dummies includes up-to-date veterinary information, explains rabbit body language, advises on treating common rabbit maladies, covers the latest on organic cuisine and homegrown feeding options, and suggests training tips for acclimating a new bunny into the household.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you're probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Rabbits For Dummies (9781119696780). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We're always writing about new topics!

Now updated–a highly informative guide to the joys of bunny ownership

Rabbits For Dummies gives readers a well-informed look before hopping headlong into the wonderful world of raising rabbits. From choosing a rabbit and preparing its home to feeding, grooming, and training, this practical guide provides a wealth of hutch-tested tips. Packed with informative photographs and beautifully detailed illustrations, Rabbits For Dummies includes up-to-date veterinary information, explains rabbit body language, advises on treating common rabbit maladies, covers the latest

on organic cuisine and homegrown feeding options, and suggests training tips for acclimating a new bunny into the household.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you're probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Rabbits For Dummies (9781119696780). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We're always writing about new topics!

Rabbits For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Rabbits can make wonderful pets whether you keep them indoors or in an outdoor pen with a shelter. Bunnies are lively, engaging, and endearing, and you can often tell how they’re feeling from their body language. Of course you want them feeling well health-wise, so you need to keep your bunny out of harm’s way and to pay attention to warning signs — keep emergency contact numbers handy, just in case.

Articles From The Book

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Tips for Living with an Indoor Pet Rabbit

Rabbits make wonderful indoor companions, and the following tips can help you create a successful and enjoyable living arrangement for you and your furry friend. First tip: If you let your lapine roam free, be prepared to find droppings in odd places before your bunny is litter-box trained.

  • Spay or neuter to help prevent problems with health and behavior.

  • Careful rabbit-proofing minimizes damage to both home and rabbit.

  • Have patience when litter box training.

  • A proper diet is key to good health.

  • Daily exercise makes for a healthy and happy bunny.

  • Frequent grooming keeps down excess fluff in the house.

  • Knowing your rabbit’s normal behavior can help detect illness.

  • Regular cleaning is good for both your home and your bunny.

  • Use playtime as a way to build a trusting relationship.

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Things to Keep Away from Your Rabbit

Some everyday things you don’t think twice about are dangerous to your rabbit. And some things toxic to you are especially bad for your bunny. Your hopping pet can do damage to household items as well. To keep everybun (sorry!) happy and healthy, keep your rabbit away from these things:

  • Antifreeze

  • Balconies

  • Carpet edges

  • Cleaning fluids

  • Electrical cords

  • Heating elements

  • Paint fumes

  • Stairways

  • Telephone wires

  • Toxic plants

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How to Recognize a Rabbit Health Emergency

You need to be familiar with your rabbit’s normal condition and behavior so that you notice when something is wrong. Bleeding is fairly obvious, but raspy breathing may be harder to detect and just as dangerous. Contact your veterinarian as soon as you see any of the symptoms in the following table.

Handle an injured rabbit gently so that you don’t hurt your pet further, and be sure to use a pet carrier when transporting your bunny to the vet.