Tags: annie, bunny, kamp, kirby, kronenberg, penny, pet, rabbit, sitting
“Penny & Kirby “
The annex stopped working yesterday because Penny discovered it, (she learns fast) so I’ve been giving Kirby his pellets throughout the evening when I’m in their pen. Whenever Kirby comes over to me, I put down his pellet bowl and vitamin, and then play interference with Penny by petting her until he’s had his fill for the moment. Then I repeat. Twice last night Penny started licking my leg a lot. I don’t know if she’s trying to butter me up to get some of Kirby’s pellets, or if she’s just saying thanks for petting her. Either way it’s very sweet. I hope my pants don’t taste too bad!
Annie didn’t manage to escape at all yesterday, yay! She’s still trying though. She’s learned that the fastest way to get across the pen isn’t running around the floor but rather jumping up onto the coffee table, running/sliding across, and then jumping down off the end. This little girl has no fear. She also likes to periscope while standing at the edge of the table. Doesn’t she know bunnies are fragile?? My brother spent some time with her yesterday but she wasn’t interested in petting, just running across his lap and trying to climb up his back. At least she’s providing entertainment for Butterscotch and Hershey!
Tags: annie, bella, bunny, kamp, kirby, kronenberg, penny, pet, rabbit, sitting
I had a long petting session with Kirby yesterday afternoon. He’s a such a soft silky guy. When I went over to greet Penny this morning he was in the litter box, but he bolted right over to Penny when I went to pet her. I don’t know if he wanted pets or just wanted to protect his lady, but it was sweet.
Last night it was raining hard and suddenly Kirby and Penny got up he chirped and thumped several times. I thought it was from the rain and I tried to calm him, but then my mom noticed that Bella and Charlie were upstairs in the hall looking down on Kirby. He must have seen my big white bunny up there and gotten upset! Bella has spent a lot of time sitting at the top of the stairs looking down. She isn’t usually this interested, but maybe she likes these guys.
Little Annie is certainly keeping me on my toes. I gave her the couch back in the afternoon when I came to spend time in the living room. She immediately sneaked behind the couch and I had to adjust the pillows twice to stop her from doing it again. Then Later in the evening I was in Penny and Kirby’s pen and Annie found a way to squeeze down the side of the couch. She did this 3 times and each time I thought I had fixed it and went back into the other pen. Finally I had to clip a stuffed animal to the fence to block the hole and that worked. At least she doesn’t jump up on the back. I still want her to have the couch in the evening. She’s just so cute when she runs around up there.
Tags: annie, bunny, butterscotch, kamp, kirby, kronenberg, penny, pet, rabbit, sitting
“Butterscotch & Annie”
“Kirby & Penny”
King Kirby and his two princesses arrived last night for a week long stay at Kamp Kronenberg. Annie celebrated by doing bunny runs on the couch last night. I’ve never seen a bunny do that before! She also quite enjoyed jumping up onto the coffee table and playing with a tissue box. I heard *thud thud* later in the evening and rushed down to see what was going on: Annie was tossing the tissue box on the table. That little girl sure knows how to take anything and turn it into a fun toy!
Penny and Kirby spent a good time snuggling up against the fence. Even Annie came over and lay down up against the fence near her big brother and sister. It was adorable! After some extreme ear grooming and a nudge war between Kirby and Penny, Penny let me pet her for a while. What a sweetie. This was also useful when I was trying to get Kirby to eat his pellets without Penny stealing them. I practice that trick on Hershey too. We made Kirby an annex pen when I’m not in there with him so he can eat his pellets and banana vitamin in peace. So far that’s been working out well, and Penny won’t go in there.
7 bunnies in my charge, peace of cake- right?
Tags: bella, bunny, butterscotch, charlie, hershey, pet, rabbit
“Bella, Charlie & Hershey”
“Charlie, Bella & Butterscotch”
“Bella & Hershey”
“Charlie & Butterscotch”
Now that we’ve officially adopted Butterscotch and Hershey we decided to have a little party where they could meet their big brother and sister, Charlie and Bella. It wasn’t too difficult to get Charlie and Bella downstairs in their carrier and they were good about coming back up too. Once they got downstairs though they were more interested in exploring. It’s been a few years and many rabbits since they were last down there so there were a lot of new things to smell. Hershey was waiting for them at the fence when they eventually decided to come over. All 3 stuck their noses through the fence to sniff the bunnies they had only seen from afar. Butterscotch was a little shy at first but did come over a twice to say hello. Hershey did chase him a few times but that’s why I was in their pen to stop him. Charlie tried to mount Bella too. Those alpha males are very possessive of their mates. Other than that, all bunnies behaved very well with no attempts at biting or scratching. We’ll have to do it again sometime. Maybe we could bring Butterscotch upstairs so he wouldn’t have to worry about Hershey.
Tags: bella, bunny, charlie, pet, rabbit
After a few weeks of monitoring her eating and her weight, I think my Bella is finally getting back to normal. She’s still not always devouring her greens, but some bunnies are like that. She’s eating more pellets than before and her weight is holding at 5 lbs 4 oz. I’d like to get her heavier, but stable is fine for now. I was feeding her and Charlie 6 bowls of greens a day (yikes!) to give her a chance to get some greens, but now I’m going back to just 3. Same amount, just more at once.
I’ve also apparently found the solution to my Charlie refusing to use the litter box. Introducing the hay-pad! For reasons known only to Charlie, he refuses to use the litter box in my room, no matter where it is, but is totally fine peeing on the pile of hay on top of a reusable puppy pad. It’s like a litter box without the sides, and the litter. I’d have done that with the litter but my Bella is a digger and here she can only dig the hay. Charlie seems happy and his bottom is cleaner and whiter than it’s been in a long time! Yay for clean butts!
Tags: bunny, honey, kamp, kronenberg, pet, rabbit, sitting
My brother hung out with Honey for a while last night. He went up on the couch with him for a bit. He crawled all over him. It was adorable. Honey’s heading home tonight and then we’ll have a little break before King Kirby and his court come later in the month. The boys will be glad to have the whole living room to run around in to themselves.
Tags: bunny, butterscotch, halloween, hershey, honey, kamp, kronenberg, pet, pumpkin, rabbit, sitting
I had a nice long petting with Honey last night. He let me groom his head a little too. I just kept pulling and pulling, there’s so much fur on there! He’s so fluffy. He tried to hop onto the coffee table too, but it was too slick for him to get traction. He was up on a cardboard box, so he just scampered a bit. Most bunnies don’t make it up on the coffee table, but they still try. The couch is not enough!
I always give Butterscotch an extra portion of pellets every afternoon/evening because his brother Hershey is on a diet. Sometimes I have to usher Hershey away if he sees me doing it. Recently Hershey was watching Butters eat, and only tried to sneak his nose in the bowl when i looked away. As soon as I came back, he ran away. He knows he’s not supposed to be eating those pellets. What a smart and sneaky boy!
Tags: bunny, kamp, kronenberg, pet, rabbit, sitting
I think Honey finished his greens before the boys did last night, which is pretty fast. He’s certainly a little hoover. He loves to sleep up against the fence and stick his little tail through the bars. Fortunately there’s a double fence or some other bunny might come along and try to take a nibble out of it. I have to give him a pet every time I walk by, he’s such a cutie. His head is super soft, maybe that’s a common lop trait. I only have “up-ears” bunnies myself so I only have lop experience in passing. The lops I know certainly are sweeties though!
Tags: bunny, butterscotch, halloween, hershey, kamp, kronenberg, pet, pumpkin, rabbit, sitting
I brought home a pumpkin yesterday and put it down to see what Hershey and Butterscotch made of it. They both sniffed if, but I guess it didn’t smell delicious enough because they basically ignored it. Oh well. I had a nice snuggle with Honey again last night. That little lop just pulls on the heartstrings. He’s also such a good eater that he’s always begging for more. I gave you 3 cups of greens and 1/4 cup of pellets, you’ll just have to eat hay now little guy. The only thing worse than a hungry bunny is an overweight bunny. Our Hershey might disagree with that statement, but I always have to be the bad guy when it comes to eating healthy.
Tags: bunny, butterscotch, gas, honey, kamp, kronenberg, pet, rabbit, sitting, stasis
I had a little lie down on the couch yesterday evening, and Honey decided to join me. Several times. He didn’t seem to mind that I was up there, taking up most of the space, but he didn’t stay for very long each time. As long as he’s not trying to escape, he can hop all over me!
Our little boy Butterscotch had a rough stasis bout last night that pretty much occupied most of my time. It lasted from 4pm to 12:15am through several rounds of medication, heating pads, temperature taking, one unhappy bunny, and frazzled humans. We even made a call to the vet to make sure we were doing everything we could, but she said as long as his stomach was soft, we just had to focus on warming up and not worry about getting him to eat. He did start to eat a little after midnight though, so the humans got to go to bed around 1am after confirming his temperature had reached over 101. Whew! He’s back to his normal self now, and the other bunnies in the house can finally get their share of my attention back.