Foot Guard

August 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Stella”

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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

Whenever I pet Stella, she lays down on my foot, effectively trapping me in place. “No leaving until I say so! Keep petting, human slave!” Fortunately for her, I’m happy to oblige, at least until my foot falls asleep. My Hershey and Butterscotch spent a lot of time in the evening yesterday laying just opposite Stella’s pen, looking at her through the window. I think she’d had enough at one point because she went behind the couch and flopped. I guess somebunny likes to have some privacy at nap time.

Thump War!

July 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Mason”

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“Butterscotch”

Last night some bunny made a big noise and everyone started thumping. I was about to go to bed when Piper alerted me that something was amiss downstairs. I went down and gave everyone a treat and that calmed some of the down. In cases like that I just have to walk away and let them calm down on their own. Sometimes a drop of Rescue Remedy rubbed on the outside of the ears helps, but it doesn’t work on every rabbit right away.  It’s just Mason and my boys in the living room for a couple of days until the next round of bunnies arrive. I vacuumed up so much fur this morning I could make another bunny from it!

Bunny Demolition

July 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey”

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“Piper”

I recently bought some baby stacking cups as recommended by fellow bunny parents. So far, they’re a pretty big hit with my furry little children. Upstairs, Piper knocks the stacks down several times a day. Charlie only seems to like to knock off the top cup, but he’s so dainty and not as much a destructa-bunny as Piper.

Downstairs, Butterscotch checked out the cups a little but isn’t too interested. Hershey on the other hand loves them. Yesterday I found the cups scattered across the room along with little bits of plastic that he chewed off the edges. The floor looked like someone knocked over a tube of rainbow sprinkles. I’m fairly certain he isn’t eating the plastic, given the quantity still on the floor, his predilection for gnawing on everything, and his iron stomach.  Now the cups don’t exactly stack right, but Hershey doesn’t care. He showed those cups who’s boss!

Hoppy Birthday Butterscotch!

July 5, 2017 at 1:13 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

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“Parker”

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“Cheeks”

Today is my Butterscotch’s 6th birthday. We celebrated last night with an ice cream cake for the humans and some treats for the bunnies. Butterscotch was very wary of me when I tried to give him the treats though. I don’t think he was expecting a party so he started to run away from me. Once I gave him a banana chip I think he finally got the message.

Cheeks was watching this whole scene unfold and while she initially parked herself at the fence, she eventually got bored with my human antics, as bunnies often do, and hopped in the litter box. Parker was still asleep behind the couch. He doesn’t really wake up from his nap until 6pm.

There weren’t too many fireworks going on in our neighborhood, probably because they had all weekend to spread them out, so the bunnies were all fine. Thank you air conditioners and white noise machines!

Keeping My Boys Well Fed

June 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch”

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“Charlie”

My little Butterscotch has been having something of a mystery illness for the past 4 weeks. He had bouts of stasis 4 times and an overall decrease in appetite. Two trips to the vet later, he’s been on Reglan twice a day to help keep his gut moving and Periactin to stimulate his appetite. He seems to be eating better now, so we’re cutting back on Periactin and will soon reduce the Reglan as well. Hopefully when we do, he’ll still be eating. His blood work and x-rays didn’t show anything, and his teeth were excellent, so aside from a few gas bubbles in his stomach, there’s no obvious reason for this illness.

We’ll be bringing my Charlie to the vet this week to get more blood work to make sure everything is going all right with him. His weight has been doing well, holding stable and he’s eating enough. It just takes several feedings during the day to do that.

Oddly enough, my boy Hershey who has always been a little overweight, actually lost a few ounces over the last couple of weeks. I would have thought he’d have gained by sneaking food meant for his mate Butterscotch, but somehow the reverse happened!

Gettin’ Friendly and Chowin’ Down

May 27, 2017 at 12:45 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Duffy”

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“Lola”

I got to have some sweet pets with Duffy yesterday. He’s much more social than when he first arrived. He’s pretty much up for petting from anyone who walks by his pen, as is Lola but she’s always a friendly girl.

Both buns have great appetites and gobble their food up right away. I’m always glad to see good eaters, especially for buns who have never been to Kamp Kronenberg before like Duffy. Our Butterscotch is having an ongoing stasis issue, so making sure buns are always eating is a priority for me.

Goldibuns and the Three Thumps

May 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

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“Snoopy”

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“Budgie”

Rusty is with us also this week, making a full bunny house even fuller. We’re boy-heavy at the moment with my Piper as the only girl. That sure makes her popular!

Last night I blew my nose and all the boys freaked out. I was with Rusty at the time and he ran behind the couch and gave a little thump. Then my Butterscotch heard him and answered with another thump. Then Budgie chimed in with the loudest thump of all. I had to give every bun a Selective Supreme pellet to get them to calm down. I still heard a stray thump or two after that, but at least I stopped a chain reaction from starting!

Thanks Mom!

May 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie”

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“Hershey”

I’m back from my trip and my rabbits are somewhat happy to see me again. I don’t think Butterscotch and Hershey cared that I was gone, Piper didn’t seem to notice and Charlie was a little annoyed that I left him in the first place. My mom took great care of them though. It was so great to be able to enjoy myself knowing they were in her expert care. For mother’s day tomorrow, I’ll be taking over all the rabbit duties to give her a break. Litter boxes, laundry, and greens cleaning awaits!

Charlie may be a fussy little guy and required a lot of attention, but he’s got my mom “trained” too so she knows just how he likes everything. Some rabbits are very particular about their food for example, and will not eat if something is not right. Those are the rabbits you have to watch out for since they may be more prone to illness due to stress. My big girl Piper is the opposite and will eat just about anyway that is physically possible for her to do. I didn’t worry about her at all since she’s so easygoing. Maybe some of her mellow will rib off on my Charlie.

Vegetable Connoisseurs

May 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

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“Charlie & Piper”

Lately my boys downstairs, Butterscotch and Hershey, have been very picky about their greens. It’s the same stuff they usually get, but for the last week they’ve been taking much longer to eat everything. Upstairs, Charlie and Piper, are chowing down their veggies just fine, so it’s not the greens. Once my boys gobble up all the parsley, they let the rest sit for a while longer before coming back to finish. My boys can certainly be odd sometimes.

I’m going away on vacation tomorrow but the Kronenbuns will be well taken care of. This is the first time I’ve gone away since I got Piper, so I hope she’ll be okay without me (i.e. I’m going to miss her and her brothers terribly!) I’m sure Charlie will very cross with me when I return, as he usually is when I go on vacation. I’ll have to have treats ready!

Temperature Taking Tantrums

April 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch”

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“Piper & Charlie”

My Butterscotch had another bout of stasis on Tuesday, but is feeling better now. We had cleaned his room earlier in the day and think that may have caused it. Stress is a common cause of GI stasis, and changing out everything in his room could certainly be stressful for the little guy. He took a little longer to recover than usual, about 6 hours and still was not totally back to normal the next day. He got the usual course of Metacam, Simethicone and Reglan and continued to get a dose of Reglan twice a day for two after. Fortunately, he likes that well enough that I can just put some in a dish and he licks it right up.

Butterscotch’s temperature did get a little low so I put him in his carrier on a heating pad on low for an hour, and he stayed warm after. He is much more difficult to take a temperature with than my Charlie. He clenches down and fights the thermometer that I know I’m always getting a lower reading than I should be. I follow this guide, but some rabbits are more cooperative than others.

We clipped my Piper’s nail yesterday, and she is not happy about it. I also thought I should see if she would cooperate with temperature taking, in case we someday need to do that with her. Well, she was not having any of that! She fussed and kicked so much the two times that I tried that we gave up. I didn’t even have the thermometer in my hand, but my hand was enough to upset her. Baby steps, we’ll try again next nail clipping.

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