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clutterydrawer
31-12-2007, 02:11 PM
I know we've had a few threads like this before but could anyone recommend me a good rabbit book - I want one that goes beyond the basics. I've looked at a few but they've seemed to be mostly stuff about housing, feeding etc that I already know and I want one that goes into greater depth. does anyone have a book they'd recommend? (pref one that's easily available of amazon - i have vouchers:D) thankyou!

Sooz
31-12-2007, 02:11 PM
Rabbits for Dummies :wave:

Still working through my others, not impressed with Rabbitlopeadia at all :?

FriskyClover
31-12-2007, 02:16 PM
I love 'The Problem with Rabbits' by Pat Rees. I was given a copy by the owner of the rescue where I got my two. It changes the way you look at rabbits, gives you loads of ideas and is a really good book to put people off buying them (in a good way)!

I think you can get it on Amazon.

Sooz
31-12-2007, 02:17 PM
I love 'The Problem with Rabbits' by Pat Rees. I was given a copy by the owner of the rescue where I got my two. It changes the way you look at rabbits, gives you loads of ideas and is a really good book to put people off buying them (in a good way)!

I think you can get it on Amazon.

Its a bit outdated though... There is a lot of irrelevant and incorrect health care information in it.

clutterydrawer
31-12-2007, 02:19 PM
Rabbits for Dummies :wave:

Still working through my others, not impressed with Rabbitlopeadia at all :?

I liked the look of that but heard some people found it to be full of errors?
does rabbits for dummies go into detail illnesses and treatments?

I suppose i could jsut go to a bookshop and browse but that'd be far too much work. :lol:

Sooz
31-12-2007, 02:20 PM
I liked the look of that but heard some people found it to be full of errors?
does rabbits for dummies go into detail illnesses and treatments?

I suppose i could jsut go to a bookshop and browse but that'd be far too much work. :lol:

I have yet to find one in enough detail for illnesses and treatments that is not at least 40.

RFD does have quite a bit on various problems and symptoms but not too much on treatments.

FHB's book is the best for medical information if you have 40-60 to spare!

FriskyClover
31-12-2007, 02:20 PM
Its a bit outdated though... There is a lot of irrelevant and incorrect health care information in it.

Possibly, but I found it very helpful when I first started with my two and I think that the chapters on bonding and housing are very useful.

Do not buy 'The Really Useful Bunny Guide', it's rubbish and the only good point is that the author advocates neutering/spaying.

Sooz
31-12-2007, 02:21 PM
Dont buy the Rabbit Whisperer either!

Rabbitlopeadia actually has a story about the author realeasing her rabbits into the wild in it :shock: and its not presented in a 'that was a mistake' fashion either!

sillyrabbit
31-12-2007, 02:23 PM
Dont buy the Rabbit Whisperer either!

Definetly dont buy this one :shock: It only read half of it :lol:

Is the textbook of rabbit medicine any good? x

Sooz
31-12-2007, 02:24 PM
Definetly dont buy this one :shock: It only read half of it :lol:

Is the textbook of rabbit medicine any good? x

Yes!

The BSAVA Rabbit medical guide (not sure of full title) is supposed to be good too, but it is a veterinary student book.

FriskyClover
31-12-2007, 02:25 PM
Perhaps between the lot of us on here we should write our own.

It could be called 'How to care for rabbits, properly. To start with go to a rescue and get a pair' :lol:!

Ida
31-12-2007, 02:28 PM
I got Rabbit health in the 21st century for christmas and I'm enjoying it so far! It's very easily read (and I'm from Norway :lol:). Also I'm reading Stories rabbits tell, and it's stuffed with info you don't normally get from a rabbit book - not much about caring for them or illnesses though. At least not in the first few chapters I've read.

Both can be bought on amazon

Sooz
31-12-2007, 02:32 PM
Ive got Stories Rabbits Tell but not read it yet. Is Rabbit Health in the 21st Century worth buying?

I dont want anymore books that repeat each other...its getting tedious!

Ida
31-12-2007, 02:41 PM
It depends how much you already know. For me it was worth buying (would have bought if I didn't get it for christmas), because it tells you relativley detailed how your bunny could and should be treated at the vets, what treating methods to avvoid, what symptoms to look for etc. I only just finished chapter two so haven't read the whole book yet. I do know quite alot about rabbit illnesses but this book gives me plenty new information :D Espescially helpful since there aren't any bunny veterinarians in my area, and I can go home after being to the vets and check if the treatment it good or bad. But I don't have alot of rabbit books so don't know if any of the others says the same as this one though.

Minimallow
31-12-2007, 03:26 PM
100 ways to a happy bunny was a good read. Little quirky book and i enjoyed it anyway.

Sooz
31-12-2007, 03:33 PM
100 ways to a happy bunny was a good read. Little quirky book and i enjoyed it anyway.

Good, I got that one for Christmas!

Minimallow
31-12-2007, 03:38 PM
:lol: hope you like it then!!

abbymarysmokey
31-12-2007, 04:38 PM
I'd thoroughly recommend the FHB textbook of rabbit medicine. I got mine for Xmas about 3 years ago, and have lost count of the number of times I've had to consult it. It really is unequalled in coverage of rabbit illness.

The only downsides are that it's a fairly old book now (not sure if its been updated?), and many of the words used are medical terms, so you either need a medical dictionary at hand or google to look up meanings.

I've also got the Paul Flecknell book, but it's not as good as the FHB one.

Amy

elve
31-12-2007, 04:47 PM
when I got my bunnies I printed off this and put it in a plastic binder - if you want detail, it's got it in bucketloads :p http://www.aquavet.i12.com/Rabbit.htm I haven't got any rabbit or guinea pig books as I find the internet is best for info :)

mrs munkee
31-12-2007, 05:43 PM
i've just ordered "why do rabbits?" from amazon as it was being well recommended on here last week. should hopefully be here in a few days. Lot of the reviews on amazon didn't rate rabbitlopiedia too highly so didn't bother with that and wasn't really sure about any of the others

Sooz
31-12-2007, 07:01 PM
i've just ordered "why do rabbits?" from amazon as it was being well recommended on here last week. should hopefully be here in a few days. Lot of the reviews on amazon didn't rate rabbitlopiedia too highly so didn't bother with that and wasn't really sure about any of the others

I got that one for christmas too but again, not read it yet!

Jack's-Jane
31-12-2007, 07:04 PM
FHB's book is the best for medical information if you have 40-60 to spare!

Have to disagree on that one :oops:

This one is better

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Internal-Medicine-Richard-Saunders/dp/1405115149

Christobel says the FHB one is already outdated in some parts :shock:

Janex

Sooz
31-12-2007, 07:21 PM
Have to disagree on that one :oops:

This one is better

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Internal-Medicine-Richard-Saunders/dp/1405115149

Christobel says the FHB one is already outdated in some parts :shock:

Janex

Someone has mentioned that to me somewhere but not heard any actual reviews on it.

Is it about 30 in the UK?

The FHB one has been out a while now though hasn't it so its only right that somethings will be out dated.

Thea & Bobbin
31-12-2007, 07:21 PM
Rabbits for Dummies :wave:

Still working through my others, not impressed with Rabbitlopeadia at all :?

Completely agree with both statements.

Dummies is American but 99% of the info is also UK relevant and it even talks about Myxi and VHD vacs which are not necessarily relevant for the US.

Rabbitlopeadia is outdated and rather odd, with a lot of emphasis on breeding, showing and the use of rabbit fur :? :cry:

The House Rabbit Handbook is also a good one for beginners though covers much more than just the basics and has dietary charts and info on care for sick buns.

I am looking at getting "When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care: Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods" (due March 08)

Thea & Bobbin
31-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Have to disagree on that one :oops:

This one is better

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Internal-Medicine-Richard-Saunders/dp/1405115149

Christobel says the FHB one is already outdated in some parts :shock:

Janex

That looks very good for the price and not too wordy for silly folk like me! :lol:

Thanks Jane, will be adding it to me wish list ;)

abbymarysmokey
31-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Have to disagree on that one :oops:

This one is better

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Internal-Medicine-Richard-Saunders/dp/1405115149

Christobel says the FHB one is already outdated in some parts :shock:

Janex

I've got the Rabbit Internal Medicine book too, but find that FHB is better because it covers more subjects. I honestly haven't had to refer to it since I bought it...but I guess that would depend on which illnesses you've had to deal with. :(