The fifth edition of this best-selling handbook features the same detailed approach that has made it the trusted source for raising healthy, productive rabbits — plus a total redesign with color photos and graphics. Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide offers expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, and more. In addition, author Bob Bennett includes the most up-to-date information on preventive health care, treating diseases, marketing, and showing.
“Bob Bennett lays out a simple and successful management plan for the beginning breeder of rabbits for meat or show. The most difficult decision will be choosing a breed from among those beautifully photographed in this new edition.” — Gail Damerow, editor of The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals
“You may catch yourself reading the incredibly helpful foundational information in a sitting or two, because it’s written with wit and humor and just fun to read.” — Karen Patry, author of The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver
“Whether you are a novice or an experienced breeder, this book is a MUST HAVE in your library. Bob's knowledge and experience will help you.” — George Larue, ARBA Judge and Registrar
“A delightful guide full of important information for everyone who wants to enjoy the companionship of rabbits. Learn from the best.” — Bonny Wagoner, former editor of the Tan Tribune
“A great complete ‘all rabbit topics covered’ resource for rabbit enthusiasts from beginners to seasoned raisers, it’s in here.” --Debbie Vigue, Blackberry Farm Rabbitry, Maine
From the Back Cover
Whether you have just one pet bunny or a rabbit farm, this is the only reference you'll need.
Learn how to choose the right breed; make and maintain a humane, all-wire hutch; keep your rabbits healthy; mate a buck and doe safely and effectively; wean and house a new litter; and market fiber and meat successfully.
About the Author
Bob Bennett is the author of six books on rabbit raising, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits and Rabbit Housing, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He has served as the editor of Rabbits magazine, has been a contributing editor to Countryside magazine, and is the founder of Domestic Rabbits and a past director of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. An Air Force veteran, Bennett has a master’s degree from New York University and lives in Vermont, where he has raised rabbits for more than 50 years.