#Review: The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Housing, Feeding, Behavior, Health Care, Breeding, and Kindling

18229882The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Housing, Feeding, Behavior, Health Care, Breeding, and Kindling by Karen Patry

Published: May 6th 2014
Publisher
: Storey Publishing, LLC
Paperback: 328 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Pets
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Source: Thanks to Netgalley and Storey Publishing
Buy: — PaperbackKindle Edition

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Summary:

“Whether you’re raising your rabbits as pets or for meat, you need solid, accurate, easy-to-access information to keep your animals healthy and happy. This Q&A resource from expert Karen Patry has the answers to all your questions about everything from housing and feeding to breeding, kindling, health and disease, behavior, and more. Whether you’re raising one pet rabbit or running a commercial rabbit farm, this accessible guide is the resource you need.” – Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I was delighted to see a book about rabbits on Netgalley as I have two house rabbits, named Putty and Nugget, and I am always on the search for new information about rabbits that I did not know. I thought that this looked like a pretty comprehensive book – going by the title – and I was right.

IMG_20131218_102023Nugget (right) and Putty (left)

As both my rabbits have been neutered and spayed, I didn’t need to know much about rabbit pregnancy, but I nevertheless learned a lot! There were a few other things that I could have completely skipped (especially regarding ‘meat’ rabbits). However, the information about the illnesses and health of rabbits was very informative and I now know a lot more about what could happen and what it would like if it does.

I wouldn’t say the book is very geared for house rabbits, instead it is more for those raising rabbits for breeding or meat/fur. Either way, it does have some good solid facts about keeping a rabbit healthy and happy.

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Overall a book with some really good information, for any type of rabbit owner out there!

Questions/Discussions:

A few notes from me if you are considering a rabbit as a pet:
*Rabbits can be costly
*Rabbits need to be neutered and spayed (they can get cancer easily and it solves a lot of behavioral problems)
*Rabbits are not pets for children as they seldom like to be picked up
*Rabbits are extremely intelligent and deserve a lot of love and care!

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This got a 7/10 from me.

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