Forbidden Land Behind the Couch

May 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

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“Stella”

I recently got some NIC panels and blocked off the area under one of my living room couches. Last night I opened the area behind the couch up to my foster Cameron. It’s a little tight back there so initially I didn’t want him going back there with his wobbles. I didn’t want him to hurt himself, but he’s been doing so well lately that I decided to let him try it. He was so excited when he realized he could go back there! He was doing binkys and sometimes biting the fence, but he was okay. Stella was in the pen next to him and was very confused as to what was going on over there. Cameron can be a noisy boy when he’s exited!

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I Want My Salad!

May 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Stella”

Greens should be part of most rabbit’s diets. In some cases, they can be sensitive to them like my Charlie, and cause runny cecals. He doesn’t get greens anymore as result, much to his chagrin. My boys are around 5 lbs and get about a cup and my Piper is 9 lbs so she gets 2 cups. The general rule of thumb is to give about a cup of packed greens per 4lbs of body weight for each rabbit. Mister Stella is around 10lbs, so he gets around 2 cups, like my Piper, and boy does he gobble it all right up! I break my meals up into 2x or 3x a day, so I can make sure that they all have an appetite throughout the day. An eating bunny is a happy (and healthy) bunny!

Bunny Flopping

May 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm | Posted in rabbit | 2 Comments
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“Stella”

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“Piper”

Some bunnies are floppers. They frequently fall asleep in what we call the “dead bunny flop.” My Piper is modelling that above. She’s totally on her side with her tummy exposed. While sometimes a frightening sight to come upon, it’s actually a good thing. A bunny laying like this, means that they are very relaxed. My Piper is a chill girl. Stella does this too, I find that the bigger rabbits tend to do it more and the little ones are happier keeping themselves a compact loaf, but any bunny is capable of a relaxing flop.

I Know What Time It Is!

May 7, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Stella”

Stella gets a raisin treat at bedtime, and somehow he knows just when I’m going to give it to him. He must see me putting the other bunnies to bed, and he knows he’s getting something! Rabbits learn so fast. I only have to do something twice for it to become expected from them. Stella starts jumping around like crazy at night, and won’t rest until he gets his raisins. He still begs for more, never satisfied, but such are the ways of bunnies.

Groom My Back

May 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Stella”

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“Cameron”

Last night Mr. Stella decided to snuggle with my foot. He came right over and lay down on my feet. I was petting him too, but I guess that wasn’t enough. He’s a pretty big guy, so once he settles in, I’m pretty much trapped. Good thing I didn’t need to get up!

Today was grooming day for all the shedding buns. This is usually Piper and Hershey. Piper’s just got so much fur, and Hershey is a Rex, so a comb doesn’t work on him. I have to use my hands so I don’t get as much out at a time. My foster Cameron is also shedding now, perhaps for the first time since he’s been with us. My rabbits are usually shedding all the time, but maybe he’s one of those buns who does a big shed a couple times a year. He’s got a definite shed-line now.

I Just Met You, You Wanna Pet Me?

May 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Stella”

Mr. Stella is a big sweetheart. My brother hung out with him a bit last night, and he went right over to him to ask for pets. “I don’t really know you, but will you pet me anyway, human? It’s impossible to say no to a cute fluffy face like that. Even though I sometimes have to contort my body into weird positions for petting, I’m almost always willing to pet a bunny. The more aggressive ones will keep nudging or nipping at you if you don’t anway!

Time for Snuggles?

May 4, 2018 at 1:01 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

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“Stella”

I had some nice, long snuggles with Mr. Stella yesterday. Annie was more interested in doing her own thing, and checking out Stella. He just lays right down at my feet and looks up at me. “Time to pet me, human!” My Charlie will come over to me like that, but he’s asking to be fed, not petted. None of my rabbits ever ask to be petted, but most will allow it if I’m so inclined. My boys Hershey and Butterscotch are the least likely though as they’re typical boys who don’t want to fussed over.

A Boy Named Stella

May 3, 2018 at 1:51 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Stella”

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“Annie”

Stella bunny is visiting us again, and if turns out that he is actually a boy! It is very difficult to determine the sex of rabbits and most lay people can’t tell under all that fluff. Somewhere, Stella was written down as a girl, even though he was neutered. So he’s been living as a girl for the past few years, which hasn’t made a difference to him at all. Now his mommy has to remember to call him a “he,” not that he probably minds. As long as you have food when you’re calling them, most rabbits don’t care what you say! Annie bun said hello to Stella last night, with her usual playful antics. Stella is bigger so he gets more food than Annie, which she’s not happy about. Sorry little one!

Rabbit Paradise

May 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

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“Cameron”

Annie bun is enjoying her vacation. She takes long naps, enjoys gourmet cuisine, and interacts with the locals. Cameron, Hershey and Butterscotch always enjoy welcoming a pretty girl to our rabbit paradise. The nightlight is great too, as long as you like watching TV on a big screen and late-night meetings with the neighborhood boys. And don’t forget about the prompt room service!

Can I Please Have Some More Pellets/Greens/Whatever You’re Eating Right Now?

May 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

Annie bunny is one of those rabbits who is a fantastic eater. They may always beg for more, but they always clean their plate. Only 3 of my rabbits are like that normally, the other 2 being more like grazers. My older bun Charlie is one of them, as appetite tends to slow down with age. In his younger days, Charlie was a faster eater. My foster bun Cameron usually hoovers up his greens, but takes his time with his pellets. I always appreciate the buns who eat everything up and keep me from worrying about GI tract issues, but those also tend to be the beggars. It’s tough to say no to a little furry face like Annie’s, when she’s propositioning you for more food, yet again.

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