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.
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).
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.
"Just wanted to tell you I love love love your book! It is my rabbit Bible. Seriously. As soon as I found it, I put all other books down. The questions and answers made it so simple to learn. You get right to the point. Thank you so much!" (Lynette, CA)
"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)
"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)
All about Rabbits, from Wild to Domestic
Basic Care of Rabbits: Housing and Feeding
Making more Rabbits: Breeding, Kindling, Weaning
In Sickness and in Health: Illness and Injury
"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!"
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.
"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
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.
"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)
"I LOVE the illustrations! They're so perfect"
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.”
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.
"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"
Order your copy today!