A Little Rabbit Redecorating

July 31, 2018 at 1:39 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Sadie”

Sadie has been pulling her pellet bowl and her toys all under the coffee table. First I thought she was just playing, or maybe being bored. Then this morning she started pulling her litter box in that direction. I open up a “window” where she can see the other rabbits in the room. She likes it, and sits there “talking” to them, but maybe she wants to eat and poop in private I moved her box to a back corner and put her pellets under the coffee table with her. Just goes to show, pay attention to your rabbit’s actions. They’re always trying to tell us something, even if we don’t realize it.

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Cardbord Messes

July 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Sadie & Cameron”

Sadie loves bunstruction. She has a lot of cardboard toys in her pen and she loves to chew on them all day long. Cardboard is such a great toy for rabbits, as long as they don’t eat it. Most buns just leave shreds of cardboard behind. Then I get to clean it up and replace it with more cardboard. Some buns like wooden toys more, but I’d rather clean up a cardboard mess than a pile of sawdust!

 

Bunnies Admiring Bunnies

July 28, 2018 at 1:52 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Sadie”

When Cameron gets let out in the morning now, he runs over to the fence to see Sadie. She’s usually content to lounge under the coffee table and let him admire her. I’m sure she likes the attention. I sat in her pen last night, and she never really came over to me. She checked me out, but didn’t want snuggles. She’d rather spend her time with Cameron I guess!

Sadie in Town

July 27, 2018 at 2:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

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“Sadie”

Sadie bunny is visiting and all the boys downstairs are very happy to see her. Cameron loves all bunnies and is already camping out at their fence windows to see her. I had bought Butterscotch a willow tunnel for his birthday earlier this month, but he was never very enthusiastic about it. Yesterday I gave it to Cameron to see what he would do with it and he immediately started chewing on it. I don’t leave it with him unsupervised in case he goes through and gets stuck. He has balance issues so I try to keep him away from any tight spaces.

Mapping out Petting

July 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm | Posted in rabbit | 4 Comments
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“Douglas”

Douglas bunny let me groom him a little last night. Sides are okay, but not the butt! All rabbits have a “map” of what parts of their body are okay to touch and groom. Each is different, tolerating different amounts of touch, depending on how well they know the human. Most rabbits are fine with a head pet and a bit down their back. Some, like my Cameron, let me pet him anywhere, but he’s an anomaly. Others, like my Butterscotch barely let me give him a head pet before hopping away. Usually you’ll find something in between, but no rabbit I’ve met yet wants their tummy rubbed. That area if off limits!

Favorite Napping Spots

July 24, 2018 at 2:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

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“Douglas”

My Piper loves to lie down in the hallway. Even when it’s hot and humid outside and thus not as cool in the hallway as it is in a room, she still spends part of her day in the hall. I think she likes to be able to see what’s going on. Not that anything would be able to slip past those big satellite dish ears of hers! Douglas also likes to have a good view in the living room, so he sleeps on the coffee table. I’ve know rabbits who sleep on the couch, but he’s the only one I know who loves the coffee table!

Is it Too Warm or Too Cold?

July 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Douglas”

Douglas keeps it cool by sleeping on his tile. We’re swimming in humidity here right now so the ACs are all on for the buns. I like to keep it under 76 for them, as that is about the high end of temperature tolerance for them. They’d be happy in 60 degrees in the winter, but I can’t do that cold! Rabbits have fur coats though, so they do better in cooler temperatures than humans do. If I’m warm in the summer, I can wear thinner clothes, but a rabbit cannot take off his coat!

Good Hay is Hard to Find

July 22, 2018 at 2:57 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Douglas”

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“Annie”

We don’t have great hay right now as this is the period between last years cutting and this years. I go through a lot of hay in the house with all of the rabbits, so I usually buy a bale. The last bale we got was pretty tough so I mix that with some better stuff that I buy online. I put some hay with some big long pieces into Douglas’ litter box last night. Maybe something spooked him, because this morning i saw that he had taken a chunk and ran across his pen with it, leaving bits behind. That happens with rabbits sometimes, but this hay makes it more of a mess. Annie didn’t seem to have any trouble with her hay, so maybe he just got a big clump that didn’t separate well.

Annie Says “Hello!”

July 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm | Posted in rabbit | Comments Off on Annie Says “Hello!”
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“Annie”

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“Douglas”

Annie bun is visiting for the weekend. Douglas isn’t too impressed, but my Cameron is so excited. He loves all bunnies, and cute girls that are just his size are probably his favorites. She hopped up on the couch with me a bit last night, but wasn’t too interested in cuddling. She’s much more of an explorer than a snuggler at my house.

Do You Prefer Humans or Rabbits?

July 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Douglas”

Douglas has been visiting us for a while now and I think he’s getting a little homesick. My Cameron was keeping him company at the fence last night. He sat next to his litter box and I guess Douglas wasn’t happy about that because he started digging in his box. He got some litter out of the box, and even a bit in his water dish! Good thing I check the water before I go to bed.

Douglas seems like the kind of rabbit that would rather have human-slaves to pet him and feed him than bunny friends to chat and snuggle with. Some rabbits like being an “only-bun” while others like rabbit companionship, like my Cameron. It’s always a good idea to think about your rabbit’s disposition before decided to get him a friend. He might rather have you all to himself!

 

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