Scratching to Make it Comfy

January 15, 2019 at 4:57 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Douglas”

Douglas is visiting us for a couple of days this week. He’s a very needy boy, and comes right over to me for pets. He made me get on the floor last night, but maybe he’ll come up on the couch tonight. He’s jumped up onto his little box, but not the couch yet. He likes to scratch at the top of that box before he lies down on it, like a dog does!

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Keeping Warm, the Smart Way

January 14, 2019 at 2:06 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Leonidas”

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“Misty”

Misty knows how to keep warm on cold nights, she snuggles into her litter box. She settles in like a bird on a nest and if she has to go the bathroom, she’s already there! And if she happens to get a little hungry, there’s plenty of hay around to munch on. The only reason to come out is for pets or to get a drink of water. Leonidas spends most of the day in a big cardboard box. It’s next to the baseboard heating, so heat likely gets trapped in the box, making for a toasty little clubhouse.

Hershey’s Spa Day

January 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey”

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“Misty”

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“Leonidas”

I startled Misty last night when I had to come downstairs “after bedtime” and she thumped, which set off my Butterscotch thumping. He’s always such a sympathetic thumper. Then I stand there and wait to see if anyone thumps, and as soon as I leave, I always hear a little thump. Once they get started it takes a while for them to finally stop.

I groomed my Hershey today and clipped his nails. As a Mini Rex, his shorter fur makes for a different kind of grooming session. I can’t use a comb on him, so I just use my fingers to rake through his fur. His nails are also more tricky to cut because he’s dark. Normally nails can be cut to the fur line, but with Rex fur, that would be too short. I only take a bit off at a time with him and do it more often than the other rabbits. Since he’s a little overweight, he sometimes steps on his cecotropes and I have to comb it out off his feet. If it builds up too much it can tear the fur off accidentally and I don’t want him to get sore hocks. He got some banana for being a good boy, even though I know he hates me now!

Nudges and Boxes

January 12, 2019 at 1:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Leonidas”

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“Misty”

Misty is such a lively little girl. She follows me around whenever I go in her pen and gives me nudges for attention. After she gets some pets out of me, she hops over the fence where Leonidas is sleeping and settles in there, with a good view of him. He’s not quite as friendly with me, but some buns are like that. As long as I feed him, he’s happy. I offered to pet him, but he boxed me away. I think he just wanted to sleep. No problem, I got plenty of other rabbits to pet!

Black and Gray Beauties

January 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Misty”

“Leonidas”

Misty and Leonidas are staying with us for the weekend. They’re both very sweet rescue. Misty waited no time exploring and chinning everything as her own. Leo is mostly blind so I made sure he knew where his food was, not that a bunny’s nose needs any help! Neither want much to do with me yet, but we’ll spend some time together this evening and hopefully I’ll get a few pets in.

Kids Going Home From Kamp

January 9, 2019 at 12:32 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Brandon”

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“Celine”

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“Ronan”

This fluffy trio is hopping on home soon, but we had a lot of fun here at Kamp Kronenberg. Celine loved tossing the stacking cups. I’ll have to recommend her parents get her a set. Ronan liked chatting with my Hershey about important rabbit business, I’m sure. Brandon and I had lots of good cuddles. He is such a snuggle bunny, although I think he might still like food more than pets. That’s the great dilemma for rabbits, “do I stop being petting to go eat, or do I stay and hope the food is still there later? Oh if only I could do both without getting up!”

Blueberry Buddy

January 7, 2019 at 6:55 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Ronan, Celine & Brandon”

Brandon comes over to me for his snuggles every night. He’s such a sweetie. All he wants are pets, and he would snuggle in for hours, just like my Cameron. Last night I was eating blueberries, and he must have smelled them because he was extra friendly. Once you give a rabbit one blueberry though, they’re going to keep asking for more until they’re gone, so I had to quick scarf the rest up!

My Lady

January 5, 2019 at 10:21 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Ronan, Hershey & Butterscotch”

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“Brandon”

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“Celine”

Ronan loves sitting and “chatting” with my Hershey at the fence. Celine prefers to keep her distance. It’s tough being the only girl on a floor with four boys. Ronan started dancing circles around her tonight to let all the other boys know that she’s his lady, as if there was any question.

Sibling Snuggling

January 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Celine”

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“Ronan”

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“Brandon”

Celine is loving the stacking cups in her pen. She picks them up in her mouth and tosses them all over. I usually wind up knocking them over by accident, so it’s nice to see a rabbit enjoying them. Brandon likes to lie at the fence, right by Celine and Ronan when they are snuggling. He loves his sibs even if they don’t always get along. I certainly fought a lot with my brother when we were kids. Fortunately we never scratched at each other or pulled out hair. There may have been some biting though.

 

Long Hair or Rex?

January 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Brandon”

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“Celine”

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“Ronan”

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“Hershey”

Both Celine and Ronan are long-haired rabbits and recently had a trim before coming to visit at my house. They both look like little dogs now and are adorable. All of my buns are short-haired so I don’t have much experience with the long fur. My Hershey is a Mini Rex, which is the shortest fur a rabbit can have. He’s super soft, but doesn’t like being petted very much. It’s like he knows how wonderful he is to touch so he won’t let anyone. “I’m too fabulous for you commoners!” The Rex breed was discovered by a French priest who found some wild rabbits with short, soft fur and proclaimed them the “kings” of all rabbits. Rex is Latin for king. My Hershey definitely thinks he’s a king!

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