Foot Pets

December 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Stella”

 

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“Bella”

Bella bunny went home today, so now my foster bun Cameron can come upstairs to be with all the other bunnies for a little while. Stella is a very sweet girl, so I don’t think she’ll mind a curious young boy next to her.  As long as she gets her foot pets, she’s a happy rabbit! I don’t meet many rabbits who love foot snuggles as much as she does, but laying down on my foot is a good way to keep me there, petting her!

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Two Big Beautiful Buns

December 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

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“Stella”

This weekend I have Bella and Stella visiting with us. They’re both big beautiful girls who have lots of sassy attitude, but love their cuddles! My boys are so happy to have them here. Even though there’s two, I’m sure Hershey will claim they are both his. There’s plenty of woman for both of you, little boys!

Another Bun Saved

December 1, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

“Ripley”

Yesterday I took a break from caring for my Charlie and the rest of the rabbits in out house, to go out and rescue another rabbit abandoned in a residential neighborhood. It took our rescue party about an hour, but eventually we were successful and little Ripley was caught. It’s a boy, and he seems in good shape so far. These calls for rescue don’t always come at convenient times, but the Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group does what we can to keep saving lives. I always make sure to give my buns extra pets after days like that, visitor Bella and foster Cameron included.

Pass those Stones, Charlie!

November 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie”

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“Bella”

Bella really loves to “dive in” at meal-time! Always happy to see a hungry bunny. It’s when they don’t want to eat that you worry. As promised, here’s my update on my Charlie:

After quickly loosing his appetite 2 Fridays ago, I initially treated my Charlie for stasis. His temp was low that day, but stayed over 101 after heating him in his carrier on a heating pad for an hour. He was eating greens and hay, but not pellets. He had 3 previous cases of stasis like this over the past two years, but this time he was taking much longer to recover. We got him into the vet the day after Thanksgiving, and his x-rays showed that he had one or two small kidney stones. Doc showed me how to give subcutaneous fluids, and he was to get 25mls a day for a week.

His follow-up appointment is tomorrow, and I believe he has passed the stone(s). His appetite is increasing every day and he is almost back to normal. His behavior isn’t as sluggish as in 2 weeks ago either, he even chased Piper around last night. I was already syringe feeding him Critical Care, since he was eating no pellets, but I have stopped that now. I also gave him 1ml syringefuls of water, which he liked taking since he’s a lazy boy.

I wonder now if the 3 previous cases of “prolonged stasis” were actually caused by kidney stones as well. I’ve cut out his dandelion and parsley since they are high in calcium, and switched to watercress, arugula and cilantro. I hope that if I notice a marked decrease in appetite again that I can just start offering syringes of water and he can pass it more easily. I’ll be asking our vet for advice on that tomorrow. For now, he seems stable, for which I am very grateful!

Light it Up!

November 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

We started bringing down the rest of the Christmas decorations yesterday and put the top half on the tree. Well plugged it in for the first time this year, and all the lights work! That’s always a relief, especially considering how careful you have to be with rabbits and electrical wires. I used a shower curtain rod cover to cover the plug this year and we’ll see how it holds up. All the buns took notice of this suddenly illuminated colored tower, and I think they approve. Nobody thumped anyway!

I’ll write up more about this tomorrow, but my Charlie is doing much better this week. I believe he passed his kidney stone and I plan to be more proactive about them in the future.

Pellet Tossin’

November 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

Bella bunny is a rabbit who doesn’t mess around. She likes to throw around her pellet dish so they’re all over the floor, and easier for her to eat. I fixed that by giving her a heavy ceramic dish, and she let me know how annoyed she was with her inability to flip that one over by giving me the bunny-butt. Sorry, girl, but at least this way no pellets will get lost under the couch! I know you don’t want to waste any!

Thumpin’ Just ‘Cause

November 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

My Hershey had his annual vet appointment today and he was very good. He only goes once a year, unlike his brothers, so it’s probably a more scary experience. He’s in good health, aside from being overweight. He’s active though, so he doesn’t let it slow him down. Now we just need to lose a few more ounces, my Not-So-Mini Rex!

I came in the garage door last night, and Bella was not happy about it. She started thumping and boy are her thumps loud! They sounded like little explosions. I’m glad no one was underneath her as they might have thought it was fireworks.

Skirt Nudgin’

November 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Glenda”

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“Bella”

Both girls were so interested in the skirt I had on yesterday. They both came over to me when I sat on the couch and rubbed their heads on the edge. Maybe they would like skirts of their own, nah! Glenda bunny is heading home later today, which give us a chance to put up our Christmas tree before more bunnies come and take over the living room. Right now half of the tree is sitting in the corner and I don’t think the rabbits know what to make of it. “Something is wrong about that tree, but I don’t know what!”

 

Welcome Back, Cameron!

November 25, 2017 at 1:54 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

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“Bella”

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“Glenda”

Bella’s favorite thing to do here is to shred the pieces of cardboard I put in the corners of her pen. That’s exactly what they’re there for, and she certainly makes good use of them. She shredded one piece her very first night here! She then loves to flop on top of her little pile of cardboard, exhausted. Buns have such an exhausting life. Glenda isn’t as destructive, but both buns do very noisy runs every day. I think lops have bigger back feet and that makes for louder runs.

My foster bun Cameron came home from his neuter yesterday and he is in great spirits, running around, eating, just like he was before. It’s been a couple of days so I had hoped he’d be all better by the time he came home, but you never know for sure. He’ll be up for adoption soon and any home would be lucky to have this sweet little guy hopping around their house!

Pass the Cranberry Sauce!

November 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Glenda & Bella”

One of my Thanksgiving traditions is to give all the bunnies in the house a little taste of my mom’s cranberry sauce. Some like it, some don’t. This year everybun ate some! We had a house full of people and bunnies, and everyone was very well-behaved (well maybe except for a couple of the humans)! Our little foster bun Cameron had to spend Thanksgiving at the vet, recovering from his neuter, but he will welcomed home soon. I even saved him a little cranberry sauce!

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