Spring-Loaded Bunny

March 18, 2019 at 2:03 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Glenda”

Glenda bunny is visiting us and she’s been very peppy! She’s an older gal, maybe around 9 years old, but she still runs around like she’s a young bun. During bonding yesterday, my pair heard Glenda doing runs and ripping up cardboard in the adjacent pen. I usually think of Glenda as a quiet girl, but maybe she wanted in on the bonding session! She’s not afraid to nudge you if you’re in her way, but she’ll always say yes to pets.

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Learning New Tricks

March 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

After about a week away from home, Rusty starts to get restless. He bites on the fence a lot, and last night he jiggled it so much that he opened the gate. Now this was while I was in the pen with him, so I don’t latch the gate. I got up and closed it quickly, and latched it. Smart little boy, learned new tricks every day!

Bonding in the Jungle

March 13, 2019 at 2:56 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

Bonding has been slow-goings lately, possibly because I’m doing it in the living room with Rusty in the next pen over, and my other two boys in another. Piper just seems very sensitive to noises and being in the back of the room, surrounded by cardboard so they can’t see the other rabbits. She likes to be able to see what’s going on so I think the lack of visibility is bothering her. Rusty says he wants to play with her. He’s about the size of her head, so I don’t that’d go over too well!

“I’m Not Licking that Hand!”

March 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

Out of all four of my rabbits, Cameron likes to be petted the most, so he’s the one I’m petting most often. He also is a licker and likes to lick my hand frequently while I’m petting him. I’ve gotten it into my muscle memory now that after I pet a rabbit for a while, if he nudges his head up, that means he wants to lick me, so I move my hand down. This is not the case for most other rabbits I’m petting though, who would never lick me unless I was covered in banana. I did this absentmindedly with Rusty last night and he was like, “What do you expect me to do with that hand? Bite it? Cuz I’m not licking it!” Sorry little dude, force of habit!

Crash Landing

March 10, 2019 at 3:09 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Cameron”

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“Rusty”

This morning Piper came zooming back into the room from the hall, and crashed right into the gate of Cameron’s pen. I don’t know how that happened, but maybe she thought that pen was open. I switch their pen’s every day and perhaps she forgot and thought she was in the left one. She tends to run at quite a clip, so sometimes her feet are moving faster than her brain. She seems to be okay though, fortunately. She definitely has a strong head, just like a dinosaur.

Rusty keeps me entertained with his antics. I keep a pair of slippers next to his pen, and I keep finding them inside the pen. Today I actually saw him pulling them in. I don’t know why as he doesn’t seem to do anything to them once they’re in there, but I guess he’s just claiming them as his!

Ya Wanna Pet Me?

March 8, 2019 at 2:08 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

Little Rusty is a very friendly dude. He loves snuggling on the couch with me in the evening, but also begs for pets from anyone he sees. Most rabbits will not let just anyone pet them. Strangers are a no-no to my rabbits, they have to get to know you first. Even then, some have to be “in the mood” for petting. Rusty is a pet-me-anywhere type rabbit, and isn’t too fussy about who does it. “If you’re a human, start a-pettin!”

Bunny Begging

March 7, 2019 at 1:51 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

Rusty is visiting us this week and made himself at home quite quickly. He is loving the hay from the new bales we just got from The Barn. Rusty is generally a pretty easy going guy, but if he thinks he might get a treat out of you, he can be relentless! Not that a little 3-4 pound bunny is much of a trouble-maker. My big 10 pound girl Piper on the other hand, can get quite rowdy when she isn’t getting what she wants. You don’t want to be between her and food at mealtime!

Some Snuggles and Progress

March 4, 2019 at 12:35 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Cameron & Piper”

Whenever Cameron wants some petting, he comes and sits in front of my feet and I get down on the floor to pet him, and let him lick me. Sometimes he licks me more than I pet him. I guess I taste good! Lately he’s also been snuggling up against my side when I sit on the floor. That’s how bunnies snuggle with each other, and he has been doing some of that with Piper in their bonding sessions.

We’re making progress, but still not there yet. I’m able to be more hands-off but still have to watch out for her going to bite when she detects a “breach of her borders.” She only wants Cameron to approach her head, and is ready to attack if he sticks his head anywhere else. He’s very eager to snuggle with her, more so than she is with him. They are doing more things adjacent to each other in the pen, not trying to snuggle the entire time, so I think they just need to keep getting comfortable.


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The Three Little Bunnies

February 25, 2019 at 5:20 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Butterscotch”

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“Hershey”

Today is my Butterscotch and Hershey’s gotcha day. They entered out house 5 years ago as foster buns, but hopped and grunted their way into our hearts to become Kronenbuns forever. We love you crazy brothers!

It’s incredibly windy here right now, so it’s quite noisy outside. So far the rabbits don’t seem too bothered, that I can see. I told them we live in a brick house, so they don’t have to worry about anything happening to them. I thought about the story of the three little pigs, and realized they probably have never heard it, (because why would they?) so I gave them the short version:

There were these pigs who lived in the woods, for some reason, and a wolf was trying to eat them because he loved bacon, apparently. One made a house from straw, because I guess he liked the beach. The wolf blew that down easily. The second made a house out of sticks because he wanted to be like Abe Lincoln, but the wolf blew that one down too. The last one made a house out of bricks because he was an engineer, like my brother, and that one could withstand a hurricane. Moral: brick house is safe, pigs (and bunnies) are safe inside.

Sometimes they seem to understand when I explain things, or maybe they just let me think that so that I’ll stop talking and go get them a treat.

Permission to Pet, Denied!

February 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Sal”

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“Minnie”

Sal was perched up on top of the couch this morning. He was looking out the windows, or at least seemed to be. He knows how to be king of the castle! When I fed them this morning I had to move the pellet bowl Minnie was eating from, but she thought I was trying to touch her. “No way, human!” She pulled her head back so fast! That’s okay, Minnie, I have a rabbit just like that. Some buns love to be petted, like Sal, others would rather you just dropped their food and ran!

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