This book is an essential, thorough, very practical guide to understanding and caring for your rabbit. By following the advice in this book, both rabbit owners and veterinary health professionals report healthier and more content rabbits. Developed from the successful Norwegian text Den Store Kaninboka by the award-winning author Marit Emilie Buseth, Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care will help you: - develop an understanding of the rabbit's nature, which will help you to spot normal and abnormal behaviour; - learn about the correct living conditions in which to keep domestic rabbits, in terms of their behavioural, physical and social needs; - acquire essential knowledge about rabbit nutrition, dentistry and disease; - discover a new and improved approach to rabbit-keeping through stories and case examples of real rabbits; - gain a rewarding owner-pet relationship. Rabbits are extremely popular pets, but misconceptions about their care and behaviour are widespread. Most illnesses or behaviour problems are a direct or indirect result of poor nutrition and care. This book helps veterinarians and rabbit owners to overcome these challenges by understanding the rabbit's nature and needs.
Covers all aspects of rabbit behaviour, welfare, health and husbandry, with updated and expanded content relevant to veterinarians. Case studies from around the world give this valuable resource an international perspective.
1: Introduction 2: Origins and Development of Rabbits 3: Rabbits as Companion Animals 4: Behaviour, Learning and Communication 5: The Social Rabbit 6: From Nose to Tail 7: Rabbit Nutrition 8: Neutering 9: Cleanliness and Hygiene 10: Rabbit Housing and Conditions 11: House Rabbits and Rabbit Proofing of the Home 12: Life Outdoors 13: World Wide Rabbits 14: Rabbit Reproduction and Breeding Control
Fully updated edition with expanded content covering all aspects of rabbit behaviour, welfare, health and husbandry
Marit Emilie Buseth: Author of Den Store Kaninboka - The Big Book of Rabbits - in Norwegian, is an advisor and speaker on rabbit behaviour and welfare Richard Saunders: BVSc CertZooMed CBiol MiBiol MRCVS. RWF Resident in Rabbit & Zoo Medicine, Langford Veterinary Hospital, University of Bristol