Rabbit Raising
Problem Solver

About Rabbit Raising Problem Solver. We collected your questions about rabbits over the last four years and answered them all in this Question & Answer book published by Storey Publishing, now available here, and wherever excellent animal husbandry books are sold.

Rabbit Raising Problem Solver by Karen Patry, published by Story Publishing

For first-time pet owners and the experienced livestock farmer alike

Rabbit expert Karen Patry addresses questions and concerns about housing, feeding, breeding, and caring for rabbits at every stage of their lives.

From choosing productive meat and fiber breeds to preparing a proper nest box and coaxing a fussy bunny to eat, you'll find proven answers and humane solutions to all your rabbit raising quandaries.

This book covers every imaginable scenario, from the cradle to the rainbow


Rabbit Raising Problem Solver
is "an excellent, well-written book that will become a classic resource for experienced and novice rabbit breeders” (Don Atchison, President of the National Rex Rabbit Club).

Are you a new pet owner or new rabbit breeder?

Rabbit Raising Problem Solver will be invaluable, helping you navigate all options safely while minimizing the chance of a premature loss of a beloved pet or grand champion sire.


Are you a grizzled, long-time rabbit breeder with as much understanding of rabbits as anyone?

The rabbits of even the most experienced breeders eventually face health challenges (what was that Albon dosage again?). ALL rabbit owners and breeders can use the tips, reminders, and a ready reference all in one volume.

"My rabbits have had some digestive issues on and off. There are no vets in this area that know rabbits, but I wanted to do more than just feed hay and wait and hope. It's handy being able to flip through the book as a 'what-am-I-missing' list. Thanks again for the details in it" (Jan, AL)


 Rabbit Raising Problem Solver

Rabbit Raising Problem Solver book cover. This Q&A format book will be offered by Storey Publishing.

$21.63 - includes

  • 15% off  your autographed copy of Rabbit Raising Problem Solver
  • All packaging, handling, and Media Mail postage costs
  • Applies to US addresses - (sadly, Media Mail is not offered for international shipping, not even for really awesome books)
  • (International shipping is available, of course, but it's out of our control how much they charge for shipping. Send us your country, city, and area code to obtain a shipping quote.)
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"We were so excited to get our copy of 
The Rabbit Raising Problem Solver. The writing style is delightfully conversational, and makes for a pleasant read. My 11-year-old wanted to read the book right away, and was reading me bits of it in the car on the way home this evening, saying, 'I loved the way she worded that!'" (Angela, WA)

"This book has the most readable voice, and the most accessible information - I love it! Congratulations! Everybunny who loves a body should have this book!" (Showandah, WA)


Rabbit Raising Problem Solver Contents

Part 1:
All about Rabbits, from Wild to Domestic

  • Chapter 1: The wild nature of rabbits, and how their instincts carry over to their lives as domestic rabbits. If you know how rabbits act and think in the wild, it will help you understand your domestic rabbit's behavior in your home or your rabbitry.

  • Chapter 2: The rabbit as a pet, including the needs of pet rabbits, choosing a pet rabbit, types of toys, the litter box and litter box training, taking care of pet rabbits, whether they are house rabbits or the kits' pets out in the hutch under the oak tree. Much more help for pet owners is found throughout this book, and not in this chapter only.

  • Chapter 3: The rabbit with a purpose. Many people are interested in the business side of raising rabbits. This chapter includes info on show, meat, fur, or fiber rabbits, including a few questions on genetics and managing your rabbitry.


Rabbit Raising Problem Solver delivers

Immediate Answers

There is nothing as comforting as having in your hand reliable answers to pressing rabbit situations or emergencies at the very
moment when the questions arise.



Part 2:
Basic Care of Rabbits: Housing and Feeding

  • Chapters 4 and 5: Housing and Feeding Rabbits.
    Housing solutions include both hard floors, hutches, and all-wire, including the advantages and drawbacks for each option.

    Feeding can be quite controversial in some circles, but once you understand the basic nutritional needs for both adults and even the little kits, a lot of that controversy goes away.

Rabbit Raising Problem Solver back cover

Part 3:
Making more Rabbits: Breeding, Kindling, Weaning

  • Chapters 6 - 9: Rabbits do what rabbits do best - multiply. These chapters are all about the entire breeding cycle: mating, pregnancy, kindling, newborn kit care, and weaning. And as you can imagine, there are a LOT of things that can go wrong. We've got the answers in these four chapters.

Part 4:
In Sickness and in Health: Illness and Injury

  • In Part 4, we broke with the Q&A format in order to give you just about as comprehensive a section on rabbit health and common (and uncommon) diseases as one can get without buying a book on veterinary medicine. Seriously.

    Many rabbit owners around the globe have no access to a vet. And even in the USA, many wonderful cat and dog vets are unfamiliar with the health needs of a rabbit, a prey animal with a digestive system that is completely different from those of dogs and cats.

    Due to the extensive and detailed information here, you may be able to cope with and overcome many health crises. But please don't think you must manage alone. If you have access to a rabbit-savvy vet, please do obtain his or her help when needed.



Rabbit Raising Problem Solver contains:

  • 301 pages of answers to your questions, plus
  • A list of additional resources, clubs and services valuable to rabbit breeders,
    plus
  • A full Index that will help you easily and quickly locate the information you need.



"Everything I didn't know and wanted to know is in your 'Rabbit Raising' book. You have covered everything from A-Z and then some. Thanks so much for a wonderful book, including the humor!"
(Cindy, WA)

"This book is special"
(Pam, CA)


 Rabbit Raising Problem Solver

Rabbit Raising Problem Solver book cover. This Q&A format book will be offered by Storey Publishing.

$21.63 - includes

  • 15% off  your autographed copy of Rabbit Raising Problem Solver
  • All packaging, handling, and Media Mail postage costs
  • Applies to US addresses - (sadly, Media Mail is not offered for international shipping, not even for really awesome books)
  • (International shipping is available, of course, but it's out of our control how much they charge for shipping. Send us your country, city, and area code to obtain a shipping quote.)
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Why I Wrote
Rabbit Raising Problem Solver

Our visitors here at Raising Rabbits have been checking in with us for years when various problems have arisen. It's been fun answering your questions, both by private email, over Facebook, and through our interactive comment forms found on certain pages on this website.

But eventually, along with your individual unique quandaries, various questions came around again and again.

Sample questions and illustrations on the back cover of the Rabbit Raising Problem Solver, by Karen Patry

"Is my rabbit pregnant?" was a common question, followed quickly by, “If so, now what do I do?” Questions about housing rabbits, about all sorts of health challenges, and about the gamut of breeding, kindling, taking care of the kits and orphan care were also very frequently asked.

Apparently the already available books, which present the basics very well, were not adequately answering the more specific rabbit care questions that rabbit owners and breeders run into nearly every day.

These rabbit owners and breeders needed a more specific resource that would be far more likely to answer their specific questions.

Storey Publishing - my FIRST choice for a publisher - got wind of my book idea back in December, 2011, and liked what they heard. By March, 2012, I was immersed in manuscript deadlines.

The Rabbit Raising Problem Solver was published on May 6, 2014. Storey Publishing did an AMAZING job, as usual! It is available in both softback and electronic (Kindle).

Once you’ve obtained your own copy of Rabbit Raising Problem Solver, you’ll be able quickly to “problem-solve” most any issue with your rabbits, and even help other rabbit breeders with their questions.

"I LOVE the illustrations!
They're so perfect"

(Sez Karen!)



About Storey Publishing

From Storey's website (linked above):

"For 30 years, Storey Publishing has been helping readers practice creative self-reliance.

"Self-reliant doesn’t mean doing everything all on one’s own, but having the confidence to get out there and learn what it takes to get things done....

"From the first days in an old creamery in Charlotte, Vermont, Storey has stayed true to the original purpose: to provide dependable, nuts-and-bolts advice in affordable and attractive formats. Now located in the MASS MoCA complex in North Adams, Massachusetts, Storey has sold more than 49 million books to date and has more than 600 active titles, 103 of which have sold more than 100,000 copies.

"Storey publishes classics in the making...."


Out Here magazine says:

Storey’s “best-selling books . . . provide nuts-and-bolts, practical, and most importantly, dependable advice on raising livestock, growing a garden, home renovation, cooking, and well-being. That’s why, at Storey, experts write the books. And experts edit the books.” 

In 2004, Storey was awarded the 2004 NEIBA New England Book Award for Publishing because:

“Whether the subject is keeping chickens, or knitting, you don’t have to be an expert on the topic to recommend a Storey title. The information will be correct, the presentation pleasing, the directions clear and the price reasonable.”


Get the book,
and find the answers you need
before
you need them.


Because in the rabbit world where a situation might turn catastrophic in a heartbeat, you may not have time to place a book order and then wait for even an overnight shipment.

 Rabbit Raising Problem Solver

Rabbit Raising Problem Solver book cover. This Q&A format book will be offered by Storey Publishing.

$21.63 - includes

  • 15% off  your autographed copy of Rabbit Raising Problem Solver
  • All packaging, handling, and Media Mail postage costs
  • Applies to US addresses - (sadly, Media Mail is not offered for international shipping, not even for really awesome books)
  • (International shipping is available, of course, but it's out of our control how much they charge for shipping. Send us your country, city, and area code to obtain a shipping quote.)
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"I finished the book…it is so good! You touch all the bases and you cover everything from medical technical to hands-on-the-rabbits fun and funny - really, very well done, just right and so real.

"You write like you are talking to a person,
not just to the ‘reader.’ I do not know many folks who can sit down to read a how-to, inform-me kind of book, and when they are through, be smiling, and better informed and also to have had a couple laughs and smiles along the way, as I did" (Belinda, WA)


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