House Rabbit Journal Archives

The House Rabbit Journal is sent to all House Rabbit Society members as part of our educational efforts. The Journal keeps members abreast of new developments in understanding and caring for rabbit companions. Journal articles are added to our website a few years after they are published in printed form in the House Rabbit Journal.

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The House Rabbit Journal was edited from its start in 1988 by Marinell Harriman, House Rabbit Society’s founder, and designed and produced by Bob Harriman. In 2014, Marinell turned over the reins to a new editorial team.

2017 Editors
Amy Bremers
Shana Abe
Maureen O’Neill
Nancy Montgomery
Linda Cook
Sandi Martin
Rebecca Clawson
Sandy Parshall

Fall 2013: Volume V, Number 12

A Volunteer’s Paycheck / 1
Succession Planning / 2
Another Special Bunny / 3
Diverse Abilities / 4
Rabbit Massage / 6
Little One / 8
David Lynch’s Rabbits / 10
Bleating Hearts / 12

Summer 2013: Volume V, Number 11

Bunny Road Trip! / 1
Duke/s Kingdom / 3
Bunny Bereavement / 4
A Move to the Desert / 5
Case Study: Peanut / 6
Eyes and E. cuniculi / 7
Emergency / 8
Bunnies in Our Will / 9
St. Melangell / 10
25th Anniversary / 12

Winter 2013: Volume V, Number 10

A Tale of Two Rabbits / 1
About Litterboxes / 3
Diamond’s Odyssey / 4
Rabbit Speed / 5
Alternative Therapies / 6
My “Special” Bunny / 8
Vanishing Relatives / 10
Education One-on-One / 12

Summer 2012: Volume V, Number 9

An Unlucky Rabbit’s Foot / 1
Bunny Truisms / 3
Rabbit Scents / 4
My $2,000 Bunny / 6
Channeling Sherlock Holmes / 8
The Endless Circle of the 3 Hares / 10
HRS Primary Goals / 12

Fall 2011: Volume V, Number 8

Rabbit and Human Coexistence
Socializing the Antisocial Rabbit
Chronic Runny Eyes in Rabbits
From Feral to House Rabbit
Hooked on Bunnies
The Year of the Rabbit: A Global Celebration through Postal Art

Winter/Spring 2011: Volume V, Number 7

Preventative Rabbit Care: Developing Safety Awareness
Hop on Board: Perspectives on Rabbit Mounting Behavior
Ailments of the Anus
Harriet the Happy Harlequin
Fiona Forms a Family
Very Still Life: A Review of Simon Carnell’s Hare
Preserving Health Data
Dear Rabbit Abandoner

Winter 2011: Volume V, Number 6

Characteristics of Rabbits
Herman and Me
Rabbits as Prey
Poem: Hermes
Poem: Clover
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
Kenney’s Story
A Tribute to Kindred Spirits

Winter 2009: Volume V, Number 4

Tennessee Rescue
Raised-Bed Bunnying: Reaching new heights
Rabbits on the Internet
Chapter Histories Part II
An Unexpected Bond
Odds and Ends: Improving your Bunny’s Chances for Good Health

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 Lievre,” or “Story of a Hare”: A Nineteenth-Century French Tale
Changing Roles

Summer/Fall 2006: Volume V, Number 1

Great Outdoor Setups
Sports Injuries
City Bunnies
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
Necessity’s Child
The Rabbit in the Global Image Market
Why Care About Rabbit Meat?

Summer 2005: Volume IV, Number 11

Clean Environment
Cult Film Delivers New Rabbit Monster
Eloquent Ear
Rabbit as Symbol: The Significance of Rabbits in Dreams and Art
Rabbit Ears: A Structural Look

Summer 2004: Volume IV, Number 10

I’m Always With You
The Flying Rabbits
The Pleasure of My Company
The Power of Petting
Powers of the Prey
Sex Hormones in Altered Rabbits
Sexy Bunnies
What Rabbits Want

Fall 2003: Volume IV, Number 9

Building Bridges
Some Heroes Hop
Inside the Box
Dandelion’s Lesson
Book Review: Stories Rabbits Tell
Rabbits and Children
Skin Diseases in Rabbits

Winter 2003: Volume IV, Number 8

William Cowper
Every Little Thing She Does
Lysander’s Labyrinth
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)
A Study of Rabbit Relationships
Advertising Gets the Message
A Visual Delight

Fall 2001: Volume IV, Number 6

Cardiovascular Disease in Rabbits
Elizabunny Remembers
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
The Bunny Rules

Winter 2000: Volume IV, Number 4

Bunny Bonding: When the Going Gets Rough
Paul Bloom’s Story
Pandora’s Battle with a Jaw Abscess
Beyond Cages: The Possibilities of Pen Living

Spring 2000: Volume IV, Number 3

Finders Keepers
Gizmo’s Tale
Bringing Bunny Home
Fly Strike Take II
Thwarting the House Fly

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
The Volunteering Spirit
To Love a Mean Rabbit
Aggressive Rabbits
Coping with Each Other: the Disabled Bunny
Your House Rabbit’s First Visit To The Veterinarian

Spring 1999: Volume III, Number 12

Living with Rabbit Allergies
A Fosterer’s Allergy Experience
Litter Training Revisited
Litter Training: For Those Who Want to but Can’t
Chiropractic Care For Rabbits

Fall 1998: Volume III, Number 11

An Uplifting Experience
Rabbits Teaching Rabbits
Radiology of the Rabbit Thorax
It Pays to Know a Good Radiologist
Ideas Have Legs
The Scuttlebutt on Rabbits and Deer
Bunnies Keep on Truckin’
Avoiding the Burnout Blues

Summer 1997: Volume III, Number 10

A Rabbit in the Classroom
Keeping Bunnies in the Pink
In-home Nature Show

Spring 1997: Volume III, Number 9

Oral Heath Care Issues for Rabbits
When Chester Couldn’t Chew
Americas Funniest Home Bunny Photos
Just Good Business – Right?
How Not To Explode a Bale of Hay
Palmer and the Magic Box
Marvin Remembers His Gardens
You Never Know…
All in the Wonderful Game: One Chapter’s Approach to Matchmaking

Volume III, Number 8, Summer 1996

Going to Ground in Kansas City
Not By the Numbers: The Problem with Limit Laws
Soft Stools – What’s The Problem?
The Case For Rabbits in The Plural
Communicating with Words
Yard Sale Bunny
Multi-Rabbit Maintenance
You’re not just going to kill it, are you?

Volume III, Number 7, Spring 1996

The Easter Rabbit Poem
GI Stasis
The Places To Be
A Program for Everyone: Plans for a Real Shelter and Home Office
Snake Bite: Escapes from the Jaws of Death
New Mexico Roundup
Stray Rabbits
The Ungetaway

Volume III, Number 6, December 1995

More Than Just a Chew Stick
Giving Is Receiving
Making a Difference
Editorial: Playing for Keeps
Problems With Vegetables

Volume III, Number 5, Summer 1995

Warehouse with a Viewpoint
Beyond Petting
Bladder Disease and Bladder Stones in the Rabbit
What Are Rabbits Really Like?
Toxoplasmosis from Rabbits?

Volume III, Number 4, Winter 1995

Are Two Rabbits Right For You?
Daycare Children and Rabbits
House Rabbit Society Children’s Education Program
Mending a Broken Bunny Bond
Natural Nutrition Part II: Pellets and Veggies
Pellet Nutrition

Volume III, Number 3, Summer/Fall 1994

Age Related Behavior
Natural Nutrition Part I: The Importance of Fiber
Digestibility in the Rabbit Diet
Law Office Rabbit
Tip: Reducing Lead Risk in Your Rabbit’s Drinking Water
Life Worthy
A Rescuer’s’s Worst Nightmare
Eliminating Problems

Volume III, Number 2, Spring 1994

Communication Gaps and Bridges
Life with a Disabled Rabbit
Drawing Blood from Rabbits
Encephalitozoon Cuniculi
Tips: Foot Problems
To a Long Life: Geriatric Workups
Tip: For Litter Diggers
The Unexpected Surrogate

Volume III, Number 1, Winter 1994

Book Review: A Hare About The House
How Cold is Too Cold?
My First Rescue
The Games Rabbits Play
Just For Fun
Learning to Love Again
Red Urine
Rabbit Repellent?
The Sheltering Spirit
The Trouble with Ears

Volume II, Number 12, July 1993

Fly Strike
Thumper and Me
To Fly or not to Fly
Tools of the Trade

Volume II, Number 11

Cats and Rabbits
Don’t Call Me Kind
Willingly Useful

Volume II, Number 10

Lops are Mellow and Dangerous Myths
Rabbits on the Road

Volume II, Number 9

Rebel With Paws
A Special Rabbit

Volume II, Number 8, January/February 1992

Honorary Rabbit
Quality of Life

Volume II, Number 7

Bringing Baby Home
Importance of Permanence
Chateau in Iowa
Foot Problems
The Top Ten Reasons to Love a House Rabbit
The House That Max Built
Power Plays
The Right Decision
Who’s the Pet?

Volume II, Number 6

Hands on Therapy
Turning Fear Into Play
Reel Rabbits
Rick, Fred and PJ

Volume II, Number 5

Will They Ever Be Friends?
Men, Women and Bunnies
Saying Yes to Rabbits
The Gift
When Teeth Turn to Tusks
Mr B of Berkeley

Volume II, Number 4

Emergency Preparedness

Volume II, Number 2

Who Wants a Mean Rabbit?

Volume II, Number 1, Jan/Feb 1992

Pet Loss Support For Your Rabbit

Volume I, 1989

Living with an Aloof Rabbit
A Child’s Winter Triptych: Three Classic Children’s Books
Caring for the Critically Ill
The History of Easter
Kingdoms Large and Small
Litterboxes and Liver Disease
A Sense of Place and Space
How to Build a Daytime Outdoor Rabbit Run
Bunnymoon Suite
When Fido Met Thumper
JB the Geriatric Rabbit
Making A House Rabbit
Sarah: Living With a Disabled Rabbit