The King and His Rabbit Princesses

October 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“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?


Adoption Partay!

October 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit | Leave a comment
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“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.

The Hay-Pad is Occupied

October 17, 2014 at 12:20 am | Posted in rabbit, bunny, pet, long island | Leave a comment
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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!

Honey and My Brother

October 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Posted in rabbit, bunny, pet, long island, sitting | Leave a comment
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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.

Living Room Takeover

October 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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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!

Lop Props

October 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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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!

More Greens and Pellets Please!

October 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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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.

Obstacle Couch

October 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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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.

Three Bun-migos

October 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Honey didn’t really use his litter box the first night, so I gave him one of our extra in another corner of his pen. That one he used. Hooray! It’s always a good thing when the bunnies go potty IN the litter box. Goodness knows I struggle enough with my own bunnies upstairs.

Honey looooves petting. He’s so sweet! He did come up on the couch once with me, but mostly let me pet him on the floor. Once I let Butterscotch and Hershey out he was a little less interested in me. I let the boys out last night and again this morning while we cleaned their room They loved running over to Honey’s pen and saying hello. Honey kept coming over and lying down next to the fence. Hershey didn’t get too feisty (through double fences) and Honey seemed to be pretty chill about it. Butters came over to say hello too.

Honey Bun

October 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Motley Chue”

Motley stayed another night with us, so Honey got to meet her. She was a little noisy last night so I hope he wasn’t bothered too much. He seems pretty happy. He’s lying down and snoozing right now. He ate all the greens I gave him last night and this morning: dandelion, kale, parsley and cilantro. I saw him drinking from the bowl we gave him too. It’s so cute to watch bunnies drinking. Both rabbits did bunny runs this morning. I don’t know if one inspired the other, but my own rabbits tend to do them in the morning as well. Honey will be with us for a week, and after Motley leaves tonight, it’ll be just him and our buns for a while. Only 5 rabbits for me to take care of, piece of cake!

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