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Cover for Rabbit behaviour, health and care.

This 225-paged book is devoted to behaviour, health and care of rabbits. It has twelve chapters which discuss the origins and development of rabbits, the rabbit as a companion animal, behaviour, learning and communication, social rabbits, from snout to tail, rabbit nutrition, neutering, cleanliness ...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The rabbit as a companion animal.

In this chapter tha authors highlight the important reminders to think about before getting a rabbit as a companion animal. Some of these reminders include: time perspective, allergies, the rabbit's character (behaviour), costs, nutrition, living conditions, the social rabbit, 'babysitting' (care...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour, learning and communication.

This chapter discusses the behaviour of rabbits, focusing on the four most common causes for aggressive behaviour such as pain from illness or injury, resource-related aggression, fear-related aggression, and redirected aggression. Effects of housing on the behaviour of rabbits are also discussed....

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social rabbits.

This chapter discusses the social behaviour of rabbits and presents some of the factors that can affect the behaviour of rabbits and methods to prepare and manage social (alone or grouped with othe animals) as well as sexual behavioural problems. A bried discussion on the natural behaviour and...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rabbit nutrition.

This chapter discusses the diet, digestive tract, nutrient requirements, feeding behaviour, and type of feeds most suitable to rabbits. The diagnosis, prevention and treatment of some of the digestive disorders of rabbits are also presented.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Neutering.

The viewpoints, purpose, guidelines and recommendations on neutering male and female rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cleanliness and hygiene.

Recommendations on eliminating bad odour of urine as well as layer of (rabbit) droppings covering the floor near the areas where rabbits are placed are discussed. Preferred and safe litter for rabbits are also discussed.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rabbit housing and conditions.

This chapter explores and emphasizes why it is insufficient for a rabbit to be kept in a hutch and provides information about alternative living conditions that include sufficient space and proper enrichment.

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproduction and breeding control.

This chapter discusses the difference between the reproductive behaviour and physiology of wild versus domesticated rabbits. Important management aspects with regard to breeing of rabbits, such as breeding control, suitable rabbits, feeding the breeding doe, housing conditions, rabbits' nest,...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origins and development of rabbits.

This chapter discusses the history of rabbits and how people from the past and present in countries such as USA, Spain, Portugal, and Japan have viewed rabbits as pests and pets. A brief history on how diseases from imported rabbits, such as myxomatosis and rabbit (viral) haemorrhagic disease,...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter