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Winter 2011: Volume V, Number 6
Characteristics of Rabbits
Herman and Me
Rabbits as Prey
How a Rabbit Saved My Life
The Perils of Bunny Obesity
The Role of Sanctuaries in Rabbit Rescue
Spring 2010: Volume V, Number 5
New Mexico Crisis
The Gift of Their Presence: The Photographs of Amy Espie
Advances in Rabbit Care
A Tribute to Kindred Spirits
Winter 2009: Volume V, Number 4
Rabbits on the Internet
An Unexpected Bond
Odds and Ends
Winter 2008: Volume V, Number 3
HRS's 20th Anniversary
Stepping into the Rescuer's Shoes
A Look Back at HRS's History
An Unmixed Blessing: The Generative Power of Spay/Neuter
Summer/Fall 2007: Volume V, Number 2
Developing a Healthy Working Relationship with Your Veterinarian
Comfort in Crisis
The Meek Adventures
Friends don't Scruff Friends
"Histoire D'Un Lièvre," or "Story of a Hare": A Nineteenth-Century French Tale
Summer/Fall 2006: Volume V, Number 1
Great Outdoor Setups
The Pierce College Rescue
Aesthetics where Bunnies Rule
Fall 2005/Winter 2006: Volume IV, Number 12
Behind the Scenes Assistants: Veterinarians and HRS
Clicker Training Your Rabbit
The Cohans' Story
Flights of Fancy
The Rabbit in the Global Image Market
Why Care About Rabbit Meat?
Summer 2005: Volume IV, Number 11
Rabbit as Symbol
Summer 2004: Volume IV, Number 10
Always With You
Pleasure of My Company
Power of Petting
Powers of the Prey
What Rabbits Want
Fall 2003: Volume IV, Number 9
Some Heroes Hop
Inside the Box
Book Review: Stories Rabbits Tell
Rabbits and Children
Skin Diseases in Rabbits
Winter 2003: Volume IV, Number 8
Every Little Thing She Does
When Worlds Collide: Rabbit Meets Chinchilla
Summer 2002: Volume IV, Number 7
And The Love Goes On
The Right Stuff For a Bereaved Bunny
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Hay in Your Bunny's Diet
Letters to the Editor
The Pimpernell (poem)
RabbitWatching: A Group Regroups
Advertising Gets the Message
A Visual Delight
Fall 2001: Volume IV, Number 6
Cardiovascular Disease in Rabbits
The Licking Lesson
The Long and Lively Hall
A Place of Comfort and Cheer
T-Touch: A Gentle Way to Better Behavior and Health
Spring 2001: Volume IV, Number 5
Doors Open at Our New Headquarters
It was 13 years in the making, but in November of 2000 we finally opened
our new national headquarters, adoption & education center.
Read all about how it came to be and what it has become.
The Bunny Rules
These ever-changing household rules may be in effect at your home as well...
Winter 2000: Volume IV, Number 4
Bunny Bonding: When the Going Gets Tough
Bonding can be difficult, but don't despair! We have some
great new tips for you to deal with difficult introductions.
Paul Bloom's Story
Come find out about Eddy, a special rabbit living with a
special human, Paul Bloom. Bloom, a former jazz musician
who is disabled from Legionnaire's disease. He lives on a
fixed income, and every spare penny goes to Eddy's upkeep.
Pandora's Battle with a Jaw Abscess
"I wondered whether I was doing the right thing and
whether I might not be doing her a disservice by keeping
her alive, but she was still eating well and not showing
obvious signs of pain, so I felt we had some time to
decide what to do..."
Beyond Cages: The Possibilities of Pen Living
Have you ever considered housing your rabbit using an
open pen rather than a cage? This New Journal article
explains how to set up a pen and the many advantages
of pen living.
Spring 2000: Volume IV, Number 3
FInding a Rabbit has a special surprise...
True Story: Gizmo's Tale
A story of a very special bunny.
Behavior: Bringing Bunny Home
Tips for teh arrival of a new bunny in your home.
Health: Fly Strike Take II
Maggots are unpleasant to think about, but read this article so you'll know what to do should this emergency ever arrise.
Thwarting the House Fly
How to spot and
avoid the horrible deadly problem of maggots.
Winter 2000: Volume IV, Number 2
Acupuncture in Rabbits
Citizens of the Warren
How Ms. Pete Won Our Hearts
Our Afternoon with Richard Adams
Spay/Neuter = Win Win
Fall 1999: Volume IV, Number 1
A Natural History of House Rabbits
Like us, rabbits today retain some of the behaviors and instincts of their wild ancestors.
The Volunteering Spirit
There’s a place, not far from you, where you can get your Ph.D. in Rabbit.
To Love a Mean Rabbit
It’s a privilege to have a mean rabbit.
From HRJ Letters.
Coping with Each Other: the Disabled Bunny
Living with a disabled rabbit.
Your House Rabbit’s First Visit To The Veterinarian
Visiting the Vet Hospital is always stressful to the patient (and sometimes the owner).
Spring 1999: Volume III, Number 12
Living with Rabbit Allergies
Tips and advice on minimizing allergies when living with rabbits.
A Fosterer's Allergy Experience.
How one foster was able to work around her allergies.
Litter Training Revisited.
An update on our classic article on litter training.
Litter Training: For Those Who Want But Can't.
An update on our classic article on litter training.
Chiropractic Care For Rabbits.
Animal chiropractic is a relatively new profession, and it has great potential for dealing with
many animal health problems. An owners and a doctor's view on chiropractic care for rabbits.
Fall 1998: Volume III, Number 11
An Uplifting Experience
How to lift, hold, and carry your rabbit
Rabbits Teaching Rabbits
Rabbits do a wonderful job of educating each other.
Nowhere is this more striking than in new relationships.
Radiology of the Rabbit Thorax
An excerpt from Dr. Sam Silverman's radiology lecture at the
HRS Veterinary Conference
It Pays to Know a Good Radiologist
Radiology can be a lifesaver in many situations.
Is your vet experienced?
Ideas Have Legs
Photo essay and article on the expressiveness of rabbit's legs
The Scuttlebutt on Rabbits and Deer
What do rabbits and deer have in common? More than you might think...
Bunnies Keep on Truckin'
"Buggsy," a little black-and-white Dutch, not only regularly rides
in a vehicle--he lives in one.
Avoiding the Burnout Blues
How one educator and foster stays motivated to continue her work.
Questions on communicable diseases, special needs rabbits,
and feedback on our rabbits in the classroom article.
Summer 1997: Volume III, Number 10
A Rabbit in the Classroom
What are they really teaching the kids?
Keeping Bunnies in the Pink
HRS Sponsors A Very Special Health Conference
Planning for the Future: Our home office
HRS needs a real headquarters.
Causes and Solutions for Overgrooming
In-home Nature Show
If you like watching nature programs, you may enjoy living with a rabbit
Writer's Guidelines for The House Rabbit Journal
We welcome stories, poetry, photos or artwork from our members.
Spring 1997: Volume III, Number 9
Oral Heath Care Issues for Rabbits
Early detection is often crucial to the outcome of malocclusion,
points, spurs and other oral problems.
When Chester Couldn't Chew
Molar spikes can cause lots of pain.
Americas Funniest Home Bunny Photos
Funny photos from our members.
Just Good Business - Right?
Rabbits are our companions - not our dinner!
What you can do to let people know you don't want to patronize
establishments that serve rabbit meat.
How Not To Explode a Bale of Hay
A safe and clean method for opening a bale of hay.
Palmer and the Magic Box
If a legend is a person about whom a popular story is told, then Palmer
Holt fits the description.
Marvin Remembers His Gardens
An old friend remembers a special rabbit.
You Never Know...
We may not know when or where we can make a difference in changing
peoples opinion, but we can create a hospitable environment, by words and
One chapter's approach to successful matchmaking.
Volume III, Number 8, Summer 1996
The experiences of our Kansas City Chapter can teach us a lesson in how to include our pets when preparing for natural disasters.
Not By the Numbers: The Problem with Limit Laws
Limit laws can hurt more than they help.
Soft Stools - What's The Problem?
Chronic soft clumping cecal stools result from a carbohydrate overload in the diet, and a relative fiber deficiency.
The Case For Rabbits in The Plural
Rabbits are not meant to live in solitude, away from members of their own kind.
The Importance of Words
In our choice of words and phrases, we strive to
reflect our philosophy and to promote respect for rabbits.
Yard Sale Bunny
There she sat, surrounded by other
discards--the small, hand-printed sign stuck on the
cage read "White rabbit with cage, $10.00."
Most people who plan a multi-rabbit
household seem intent on having all their
rabbits live together as one big happy
family. It doesn't always work out that way,
and it's not so bad if it doesn't.
The Pound often gets an undeservidly bad rap.
Volume III, Number 7, Spring 1996
The Easter Rabbit Poem
Places To Be
A Program for Everyone: Plans for a Real Shelter and Home Office
How to Conduct a Stray Roundup
Volume III, Number 6, December 1995
More Than Just a Chew Stick
Why playthings are an important part of your rabbit's life.
Giving Is Receiving
Sometimes the best way to give is to be a gracious receiver.
Making a Difference
Kathleen Wilsbach's experiences starting a new chapter and foster home.
Editorial: Playing for Keeps
Once you've been admitted to the joyful
mysteries of rabbits at play, you're hooked for life
Problems With Vegetables
Soft stool is a common problem for rabbits who don't eat their hay and veggies