Synopses & Reviews
Whether you have never owned a rabbit or you are experienced with rabbits and would like to learn how to breed or show them, Nancy Searle's friendly advice will help you to do the very best job possible. You will learn the answers to such questions as:
* What kind of rabbit should I get?
* How should I pick up and hold my rabbit?
* What kind of shelter should I prepare for my rabbit?
* What will my rabbit want to eat?
* How can I help my rabbit stay healthy?
Practical advice for children who want to raise their own rabbits for pets, profit, or show. Includes information on housing, feeding, grooming, breeding, and more.
Designed for children ages 9 and up who are interested in raising rabbits, this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of rabbit care with an encouraging tone and age-appropriate language. Nancy Searle provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, safety, and understanding rabbit behavior. Whether your child is hoping to keep rabbits as pets or breed them for showing, Your Rabbit has everything she ll need to know to confidently raise happy and healthy animals.
About the Author
Author of two Storey books, Nancy Searle is a Cooperative Extension Service Agent who has worked with 4-H programs for over ten years in Massachusetts, where she resides. She has written Your Rabbit and Your Goats. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, and is a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Nancy has received acclaim from School Library Journal's writer Eldon Younce: "A definitive guide for young readers, this is so thorough that even those experienced in raising rabbits would find it helpful. FFA members, 4-Hers, and pet owners will be pleased to find this title on the shelf."
Table of Contents
A Few Words to Parents
1 Choosing Your Breed of Rabbit
2 Choosing Your Rabbit
3 Handling Your Rabbit
4 Rabbit Housing
5 Feeding Your Rabbit
6 Taking Care of Your Rabbit's Health
7 Breeding, Birth, and Care of Newborns
8 Showing Your Rabbit
9 Marketing Your Rabbit
10 Managing Your Rabbitry
11 Activities for Young Rabbit Owners