Have you ever wondered what your rabbit is thinking? Or why he rubs his chin on the furniture and thumps his hind feet? Why does your rabbit make sudden running jumps? And what is going on when he flops dramatically on his side? How do you stop him digging your carpet? Why does he turn nasty when you try to introduce a new friend? How do you tell if your rabbit is bored?
These questions and many more can be answered by understanding the motivations behind your rabbit’s habits. Tamsin Stone draws on many years of experience working with rabbits to enlighten us about their fascinating and often puzzling behaviour. Stone breaks down common rabbit behaviours such as digging, eating, aggression, social interaction, and play and puts them in context to explain how rabbits’ evolution as prey animals has shaped their instincts. Modern domestic rabbits still share many of the same behaviours of their wild cousins, and failing to accommodate them is the reason behind many conflicts between rabbits and their owners. Stone helps rabbit owners understand their pets’ habits and how they can create an environment that gives their rabbit the opportunity to express natural behaviour patterns. In turn this will help you provide a healthy and happy life for your rabbit, and enjoy a peaceful and harmonious household.
This special edition includes “10 Rabbit Behaviour Problems Solved”, a series of articles with advice on common behaviour issues. The following topics are covered:
- My rabbit chews at the cage bars
- My rabbit won’t come near me
- My rabbit hates being picked up
- My rabbit is aggressive towards people
- My rabbit has bad litter box habits
- My rabbit digs the carpet
- My rabbit chews things he shouldn’t
- My rabbit won’t go back in the cage
- My rabbit is aggressive towards other rabbits
- My rabbit spends all day doing nothing
Length: 82 pages