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House Rabbit Reading Room

We encourage you to buy a few of these books from Busy Bunny, which donates a percentage of the proceeds from sales from the HRS website back to HRS. For all other books, as well as for any products available from Amazon.com, we encourage you to shop via this link. If you shop with this link, 5% of your total purchase will be given to HRS.

Rabbit Books | veterinary reference | general animal interest | children's educational books | fiction & children's fiction books

Rabbit Books


House Rabbit Handbook
by Marinell Harriman
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Packed with the collected wisdom of bunny-lovers and charming, candid photos of their pets, this manual tells readers how to successfully integrate a rabbit into one's life. Harriman includes the latest in veterinary information and helpful how-to sections on care and feeding.
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Stories Rabbits Tell
A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature
Susan E. Davis and Margo DeMello

"No other book has depicted rabbit behavior in such a meaningful way, while pointing out incongruities in human thinking that allow such high or low regard for the same animal. This is an extraordinary book, long overdue and extremely informative. It contributes to human awareness of the nature and position of rabbits and should be read by everyone who cares about animals of any kind." -Marinell Harriman, Founder, House Rabbit Society
Purchase from Busy Bunny, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to HRS! (Note: If you are already a customer of The Busy Bunny and are not affiliated with HRS, we will not be credited for your purchases. If you wish HRS to be credited, please call or email The Busy Bunny at 877-99BUNNY or orders@busybunny.com and they will be happy to make the change.)


Rabbits:
Gentle Hearts, Valiant Spirits - Inspirational Stories of Rescue, Triumph, and Joy (revised edition)
Marie Mead with Nancy LaRoche
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The twenty-five heartwarming stories in this book illustrate the true spirit of rabbits: courageous, comical, intelligent, and willful. Although based on actual events (many of them initially traumatic), all the rabbits end up in loving homes, reminding us of the strong bond shared by humans and animals and of the difference we can make in the life of another. Specialty articles, including veterinary care, dental issues, and rabbits in the classroom (including one about modeling love and respect), round out the book. The revised book contains updated information, five new stories, and two new articles.
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Confessions of a Bunny Blogger
Carrie Henderson
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Meet Frederic the Great, a scrawny Californian mix with a huge enthusiasm for life! Fred was rescued from a neglectful situation in New Jersey, and wound up at Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary in rural Willis, Michigan. That's where we met, and this story begins.
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($2 per copy purchased is donated to Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary in Michigan)
Bunnies for Bunnies
Cecile de Vries
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Bunnies for Bunnies is a book by 22 international artists who brought their passion for photography and their love for bunnies together. All the proceeds of this book will go to House Rabbit Society.
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(all proceeds are donated to HRS!)
Zen Buns
Bonnie Tomek
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zen BUNS is a collection of original illustrations and zen quotes for the digital age as presented by cartoon rabbits. Illustrations and quotations with room for journal notes.
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(Use this promo code ENR676XC when you order and save 10% and $1 of each sale goes to HRS!)
When a Man Loves a Rabbit
Bruce Atchison
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This humorous and informative narrative details Bruce Atchison's experiences living with house rabbits. The 144-page memoir has the additional benefit of being unobtrusively educational especially for first time bunny owners.
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Bad Hare Days
John Fitzgerald
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The author writes about one of the world's most barbaric blood sports--hare coursing--and his fight to end it. In addition to highlighting the hare's sad plight, this is also a campaigner's story. The author recounts vividly the ups and downs of his own fight against cruelty. The gentle hare, apart from its use and abuse in coursing, has now become an endangered species in Ireland, and this book reinforces its right to be protected.
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Benny's Fantastic Adventure
Sharon Heather
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Benny was adopted from a shelter in the UK and his mum and was an active contributor to Facebook; 2,000 Facebook friends followed Benny's antics every day. Tragically, Benny passed away and his family and his Facebook fans mourned the loss of this gentle giant. Sharon has written this book to commemorate him and his life and his relationship with his Facebook friends around the world: people, rabbits, dogs, birds, guinea pigs and hamsters.
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Why Does My Rabbit...?
by Anne McBride
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Rabbit owners can avoid a lot of headaches if they keep their pet's natural instincts in mind. Addresses many problems that rabbit owners have with their pets and suggests probable causes with solution. The history of domesticated rabbits and the behavior influences of their wild ancestry is used to many aspects of rabbit behavior.
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Creating a Peaceable Kingdom: How to Live with More Than One Pet
by Cynthia D. Miller
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This book fills the void for those animal lovers who choose, or are chosen, to live with more than one pet, and want to maintain a harmonious and clean household. The book is full of tips for creating an efficient care routine, introducing animals to one another, and keeping all the animals and people of the houshold healthy and happy.
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Hop to It : A Guide to Training Your Pet Rabbit

by Samantha Hunter, Samantha Fraser
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Offers some useful tips on training your rabbit. However, it's important to remember the advice is based on experience with only a single rabbit, and the info is a bit outdated - it hasn't been updated since it was first published in 1991.
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Veterinary Reference Recommendations


The Biology of Rabbits and Rodents
by Drs. Harkness and Wagner

The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents has long been considered a "classic" in veterinary medicine. Now in its fourth edition, this essential work remains a practical, easy-access manual that spans the diverse needs of both practitioner and researcher. Drs. Harkness and Wagner have carefully rewritten and extensively updated their practical, trusted resource.
Purchase from Amazon


Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents : Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Edited by Elizabeth V. Hillyer
Purchase from Amazon

Animal General Interest Recommendations

Why Animals Matter
The Case for Animal Protection
Erin E. Williams and Margo DeMello
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"A comprehensive, up-to-date, passionate and above all, compassionate account by two people who are knowledgeable about animals, and even more important, love them." -Jeffrey Masson, author, When Elephants Weep, The Pig who Sang to the Moon
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When Only the Love Remains
Emily Margaret Stuparyk
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This 240 paged hardcover book is the author's journey though the grief following thesudden and untimely death of her precious pet rabbit, Poochie. Her writing helped her recover from her death, is a memorial toher glorious life, and is already helping others to deal with theirgrief upon the death of a beloved pet friend.
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Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul : Stories About Pets As Teachers, Healers, Heroes, and Friends
by Jack Canfield (Editor)
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If you enjoy hearing stories about people who love their pets, and go out of their way foranimals, this collection of stories is for you. This book relates the unconditional love, loyalty,courage and companionship that only animals possess.
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Children's Educational Books

Rabbits, Pikas and Hares
Sara Swan Miller
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The author does an awesome job of explaining in plain English what a lagomorph is. As a part of that, the author explains about kingdom/phylum/class/order/family/genus/species. She goes on to give details about several different species of rabbits, hares & pikas. In classic children's book style, it has lots of nice photographs and illustrations.
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Rabbits and Hares
Emilie U. Lepthien
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Nice explanation of wild rabbits and hares and the similarities/differences between the two. Educates about things like habitat, physical features, diet, predators, reproduction, the difference between lagomorphs & rodents, and so on. Includes some great photographs.
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Baby Bunnies
Bobbie Kalman
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In spite of the name, this is actually a good educational book. It covers all the same topics as "Rabbits and Hares," although this one includes a bit of information about domesticated rabbits. This book is better suited for younger children as it has a lot more illustrations, photos and diagrams to explain things visually.
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Animal Lives: The Rabbit
Sally Tagholm; handsomely illustrated by Bert Kitchen
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This book educates about the European wild rabbit using a narrative form. This book and "Rabbits, Pikas, and Hares" are the only two children's books that explain cecotropes.
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