to Pet Rabbit World!
I hope you have
an interesting time browsing around and of course you're more than welcome to pop in again, as my door is always
open to fellow bunny buddies!
* See some new baby photos and
a link to my first YouTube video on Adorable Baby Lops page . . . J
* Yoo hoo I've uploaded another video! "Bunny going BOING A BOING"
* Scroll down if you'd like to read a story in the Meat Eaters Heading about a bunny munching on a mouse!
another story of rabbits suspected of eating birds while residing in an aviary.
* As well as a new hairless kits experience found in a nest of Mini Lops by a NSW breeder
Red Alert! As from the end of March (2013) Calicivirus was released across Sydney
northern regions: Mosman, Manly, Pittwater, Lane Cove, Hills Shire, Ryde, Parramatta, Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Penrith,
Cumberland and Warringah. As a consequence please take precautions and vaccinate your bunnies!
Councils are also planning to release Calicivirus at Illawarra
and Shoalhaven in April: http://www.lhpa.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/462936/2013-2017-Rabbit-Management-Plan.pdf
Interestingly, according to the following 2013 – 2017 ‘Rabbit
Management Plan’ document, "Myxomatosis is no longer a registered product and therefore not released by authorities"
: http://www.lhpa.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/462936/2013-2017-Rabbit-Management-Plan.pdf “The disease (Myxomatosis)
is now endemic to the Sydney Region and persists in the field naturally. When environmental conditions are favourable and
vectors are evident in high proportions outbreaks usually occur. Generally speaking, outbreaks are most common during autumn
each year, however outbreaks are also known to occur during the winter months.”
While also on
the subject of Myxomatosis did you know currently there's research into using rabbit specific myxo virus as a helpful treatment
for feline cancer?
See 'Cat health news from the Winn Feline Foundation'
* Flyscreens help protect your bunnies from Myxo!
Our family business Alucom offers a special price for local Canberrans (much cheaper than Bunnings)
or in some cases free of charge. Find out how and where at the bottom of About me page.
Now available an outstanding book for responsible
The Wonderful World of Pet Rabbits is our first and
only, proudly Australian, fully comprehensive rabbit care book!
If you love
your bunnies, want to understand more about their behaviour and do right by them with housing, feeding, breeding, health issues
and so on – this much needed resource at hand is ideal for everyone.
out what a number of readers think about it by opening My Book page.
I don't intend to reprint hard
copies again so I'd suggest you'd best grab a copy while limited editions are still available! As an alternative option
however, I plan to convert and seperate chapters into a number of iBooks. Take for instance people could choose
to purchase whichever topical subjects they specifically need or are interested in the most. In the meantime
it's going to take a lot of my time to improve and revise all of the chapters for conversion into iBooks .
. . K
Did you know excerpts
from my book are now published in an American publication 'Rabbit nutrition and Nutritional Healing'?
During 2001 the author Lucile Moore contacted me to include my heading sections; 'Rabbit Dropings
- proof of the pudding', 'The Fat Rabbit' and 'The Wonderful World of Weeds'.
In the introduction Lucile said, "I wish to welcome a new contributor to my works: Christine Carter,
author of The Wonderful World of Pet Rabbits (which I highly recommend both to those who are contemplating getting a pet rabbit
and those who already have one). When I first read her book on pet rabbit care I was struck by Christine's common sense
approach to rabbit diet and asked if she would be willing to allow me to share it with those who may not be familiar with
her work. Thank you, Christine for so generously donating several pieces for this book".
Lucile fulfilled her
objectives perfectly in saying, "In the following chapters we will explore the mysteries of rabbit diet-how the rabbit
digestive system functions, what nutrients rabbits require, how much of those nutrients they need, and what foods contain
them. We will also look at what problems may arise if rabbits have deficiencies of those nutrients and how they can be corrected.
It is my hope that after perusing this book readers will be able to make more informed decisions regarding the feeding of
Lucile is also the author of A House Rabbit Primer and When your Rabbit
Needs Special Care and her books are available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/
sure to check out Download Articles for you to read, copy or upload on your websites *
Closure of Oz Rabbit Clubs & Breeder's Directory pages
Unfortunately due to the lack of response
and co-operation from some clubs to keep their
essential details up to date, I've had no other option but to remove the page dedicated to ‘Oz Rabbit Clubs’.
It's a shame a few ruined what others appreciated - a convenient 'one stop shop' to source contact details and
a handy avenue to advertise show dates etc.
So too, after offering 'Oz breeder's Directory' pages for a few years, it came to the stage
of needing to undergo a massive overhaul. This would entail contacting every individual stud to find out if they’re
still active or whether their listing is currently up to date – and then have to go through the tedious process of amending
all of these details.
I also admit to being quite disheartened and concerned about
being placed in the position of inadvertently advertising disreputable breeders. I dread the thought that via my website I’ve
sent someone who might be shocked and horrified to find rabbits kept in sub standard conditions, with serious health issues
and so on and so forth . . . L Another problem is even though buyers request ‘show
quality’ they unfortunately find out they’ve actually ended up with disqualifiable or ‘pet quality’
I know closing the directories will disappoint
many breeders (especially those doing the right thing) though I hope they can understand my predicament. As an alternative service visitors can find breeder's directories in most club websites listed
on my Best Bunny Links page.
Plus there's a whole lot more to explore!
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