So the Kelfla Project has tons of resources...and that is wonderful. I will probably use a little bit of everything. I am working on a list of information so I can credit properly because at first, I did not keep good records of where I got the information.
However, my current favorite source of information (besides those wonderful online groups) is laboratory animal housing guidelines and rabbit research papers. I particularly like the ones from other countries. They give me a different perspective...kind of like watching BBC news. I will likely add some of this info to the bits and pieces I've been collecting.
Here are some examples of what I've been looking at:
- A research paper on the social and physical environment of the rabbit. http://www.ufaw.org.uk/pdf/phhsc-schol1-summary.pdf
- A set Australian guidelines for the housing of rabbits in scientific institutions. http://www.animalethics.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/222511/housing-rabbits-scientific-institutions.pdf
- A general purpose rabbit guide for raising rabbits in warm climates (developing countries). It covers practically everything about rabbits. It is focused on meat/fiber production. There is information about housing, medical, nutrition, building considerations, and sexing rabbits. http://www.smallstock.info/research/reports/ZC0146/ZC0146-01.pdf
- Addition on September 14, 2011:This one is from the U.S. It summarizes a lot of the information in the other manuals. Information Resouces on the Care and Welfare of Rabbits. I had forgotten about this one, but it was recently posted by a smart cookie on one of the online groups I belong to. www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/Rabbits/mcnitt_swanson.htm.