Eating Like a Giraffe

March 31, 2015 at 1:01 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Hudson”

Hudson has a peculiar way of eating greens. She hold the piece in her mouth and lifts her head up so that the food gravity-feeds into her mouth. Most other rabbits just munch on a piece and it usually drops to the floor where they have to pick it up again. Hudson keeps all the food in her mouth, making chowing down an easier task. She also looks a little like a giraffe when she’s doing it. It’s adorable. It would be a good skill for a rabbit with a mate who likes to steal their food. “This is mine! Just try and reach it!”

The boys were better behaved yesterday. Hershey didn’t chase Butters around and neither bothered Hudson very much. I guess they’re getting used to her. I know she’s not a fan of little bunnies zipping around her, so she just has two windows where she can see them from her pen. I don’t think she really cares if they’re there or not. Indifference is the bunny equivalent of love!

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Welcome Back the Big White Bunny

March 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hudson”

Hudson the big white bunny is back! She was a little sleepy after the car ride over, so she stayed in her carrier napping for about half an hour once she arrived. After waking up, I put out a plate of greens for her and she ate them all in 10 minutes. Hungry girl! She’s been gobbling down her pellets and any treat that comes her way.

Hudson slept next to a window in the pen for a while and Hershey and Butterscotch came over to say hello. Hershey really likes her, of course. She took a long nap in her carrier in the evening. I guess that’s her lil piece of home.

Charlie and Bella came out into the hall in evening. I’m sure they smelled Hudson. “New bunny in the house!” My Bella is a smaller version of Hudson, so she was probably curious about the other white bunny in the living room.

I Want Cake & Alfalfa

March 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella & Charlie”

“Hershey”

Today was my (human) brother’s birthday. Our Hershey wasn’t happy when he blew out the candles on his cake. I don’t know if it was the fire smell, the noise, or the fact that he wanted some cake, but Hershey bolted out of the litter box and across the room. Sometimes I just can’t figure these bunnies out.

We cleaned my Charlie’s bottom this week. He is never happy about that, but it certainly beats a trip to the vet for a bath! He’s been having chalky pee and overproducing pouch pellets since he’s been eating some of Bella’s alfalfa pellets, so I need to prevent that. She’s pretty good about eating the pellet wafers I made her, so I’ll just have to give them regular pellets at night. I’m sure he was pigging out then.

Gimme the Good Stuff!

March 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

“Butterscotch & Hershey”

We got this adorable pillow at Kohl’s this week. It’s my baby girl!

We’re trying to bring up Bella’s weight so she gets special alfalfa pellets and I made her some alfafa banana cookies. Charlie sure isn’t happy that he’s not allowed to have them. “Not fair!” It’s hard since they’re always together. They spend most of the day sleeping together. Charlie snores and Bella licks his nose. Simply adorable.

Charlie is always on alert where food is concerned though. Last night I stopped off at the bathroom before going to the kitchen to get their greens. Out of the corner of my eye I notice a little nose poking through the doorway. It was Charlie, chiding me for making a pit stop. “You’re supposed to be getting my food, human!” Sorry Mister Charlie!

Hershey had a bout of stasis two nights ago, his second in a year. It only lasted 3 hours, but it happened at 10:30 at night. He took his meds pretty easily, and then when gave him Reglan the following morning he enjoyed it so much he pulled the syringe out of my hand. Never had a  bunny do that for anything other than Metacam!

Checkups and New Chow

March 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch”

“Bella”

We took Butterscotch to the vet yesterday for his annual checkup, and brought Bella along as well to check on her weight loss. Bella loves the car, but Butterscotch was very unhappy the last time he went for a drive. I think having Bella in the other carrier next to him made him feel a little better. He was very good at the vet and he was in great health.

Bella loves to look out the window in the car, but she wasn’t too happy at the vet. Both buns took a little while before they felt hungry at home. Bella is down another 3 oz. The vet suggested we put her on alfalfa pellets, but I have to keep those away from her mate Charlie. He’s already at his max weight and I don’t want him to have the extra calcium either.

Bella also has arthritis and one of paws always slides to the side, so we’re going to try giving her 6.5 ml of metacam once a day to see if she moves around any better. She tends to pull her front feet forward and close together which isn’t great. Fortunately she’s really good about taking metacam. “Give me my sugary treat in a tube!”

Wild Furry Boys and Girls

March 16, 2015 at 2:18 pm | Posted in rabbit | 2 Comments
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“Leonidas”

“Bella”

Leonidas and Hershey have done just about everything that they can to get a better peek at one another. When I moved some cardboard to get some light, there were just two fences between them. They snuck their noses through and had a good sniff. Then Hershey has to let out a few grunts. It’s like he’s got a little motor in him. On other places where the cardboard isn’t as high they’ve stood up and stuck their paws through, trying to swat at each other. I put a stop to that, but they didn’t really make any progress. I’m sure Hershey will miss him when he goes home.

Upstairs, my Bella was doing her rounds again last night. The carrier was out of its spot under the mini fridge, so of course Bella had to investigate. And then my humidifier was drying out in the bathroom and she went to in there to check that out. Charlie always sits outside the bathroom door when she’s in there. He’s kinda of like an opposite lookout, ready to tattle on her to anyone who comes by. Later Bella came flying from the far side of the bed as if she’d seen a ghost. My funny girl, always entertaining!

Up Here, Boy!

March 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Leonidas”

Yesterday I patted the couch and Leo jumped up next to me. He let me pet him for a little bit before jumping back down. I think I’ve only gotten dogs to do that before. He’s just as friendly as a dog, except when I go to pick things up off the floor. This happens with rabbits sometimes. They see the floor as their domain, and when I start messing around with that, they’re not happy. My own Bella is guilty of a few grunts if I get too close to her when using the dust pan.

Coughing and Purring

March 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Leonidas”

“Hershey”

Leo was a happy little guy yesterday. My brother pet him and got him to purr, and then later he purred for me to. Those are the first purrs I’ve gotten out of him since he’s been here.

I had a bit of a coughing fit during dinner last night and the bunnies were NOT happy. Leo and Butters thumped and they ran and hid. Sorry boys! It’s not like I did it on purpose, something just went down the wrong way.

This morning, Hershey jumped onto a chair to get a better look at Leo, and then up onto the pillow on back. This started sliding down with him on it until it hit the seat. He then walked to the edge of the pillow and it began tipping him towards the floor. When he could stay up no longer, down he jumped! He was okay though. That little guy is built sturdy, but it was pretty amusing to watch!

“Mountain” Climbing

March 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Leonidas”

Leo spent a lot of time running around the back of the couch like a cat last night. He doesn’t seem to mind when he starts sliding back onto the seat, but I usually cup his bottom to slow his descent. He doesn’t mind that either fortunately. Leo was so active last night in fact, that he gave me a static shock when his nose touched my arm. Usually I’m giving the shock to a rabbit, so it was weird to be on the receiving end!

Not content with higher altitude pursuits, he also liked tunneling under the blanket hanging from the couch. Other rabbits do this too, and it’s an odd thing to see a lump under a blanket slowly moving across the floor. At least he’s having fun!

And finally for today, check out our new door candy!

Getting to Know Leo

March 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Leonidas”

“Leonidas & Hershey”

Leonidas sure has gorgeous hair. Those lionheads have long luxurious locks! He’s been a very friendly boy. When I gave him the couch again he didn’t come up right away, but when he did, he was all over me. He didn’t seem to care that I wasn’t part of the couch and had a good time hopping back and forth over me and my laptop. He even typed in a search of random keys. Google didn’t know what to make of it.

He and Hershey are getting along a little better now. Although now both rabbits are trying to chew through the cardboard to get at each other, so I have to keep checking it when the boys are out. Leo’s seems content to be without the couch at night, and spent half the time he did have it under the coffee table asleep anyway.

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