Helping to Feed Herself

January 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron & Piper”

Every night when I get the rabbit greens ready for the next day, Piper comes over to “help.” It’s right next to the bedrooms on her side of the house, so as soon as she hears/sees me there, she bolts over to see what assistance she can offer. In pretty much every case, that consists of her nudging me, putting her paws up on me, and walking between my legs to get my attention. Then I usually drop a piece of lettuce to the ground for her to quickly gobble up. Then it’s back to begging for more! Our refrigerator has the freezer at the bottom, but I’m sure if the fridge part was at ground level, Piper would happily help herself to her salad, cutting out the middle man.

Critical Care to the Rescue

January 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

My youngest bun Cameron had a bout of stasis last week. It lasted nearly all day long, despite medications and my best efforts. I think the critical care I gave him in the evening helped to jump-start his gut. My other rabbits in the past have recovered sooner in general, so I didn’t feel the need to syringe feed, but I think I should make that a part of my care routine. As long as their temperature is over 100 degrees, they can be fed. I won’t wait as long next time. Hopefully next time will be a long time from now though!

Merry Christmas, Now Open Up My Presents for Me!

December 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

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“Piper”

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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

Christmas morning at the Kronenbun house was very busy! As expected, everyone’s favorite gifts were the edible kind, at least all the rabbits anyway. Piper was really the only one who actually wanted to help open her gifts. I did most of the unwrapping otherwise.┬áCameron was a little nervous and spent a lot of time under a chair until everything was unwrapped and he could check it all out at his leisure.

Hershey was eating the box a present came in, and then tried to eat the glitter glue name off of his stocking. I guess all the treats weren’t enough for him! Butterscotch loved his hay cubes so much that he was fighting Hershey for both of them! They’re too big to pick up in their mouths to run away with, so they had a nudge war while chomping down on them.

My Furry Christmas Elves

December 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm | Posted in rabbit | 2 Comments
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“Cameron”

It’s that time of year again! Time to rip open boxes and throw decorations around the house. And luckily for me, I have a few rabbits that are more than happy to act as my Christmas elves.

Piper loves to help with the decorations, which in her case means grabbing things and running and attempting to destroy them. Today she grabbed a little wooden sleigh and wreath off the coffee table and tried to run away with them. Fortunately I was right there and able to rescue them, allowing them to survive to see another Christmas.

I bought one of the new cardboard Christmas cottages that Target makes. My boys Butterscotch and Hershey love their Halloween version, but Piper and Cameron are very nonplussed. I think they each may have gone in it once, sniffed it, left, and haven’t gone near it again since. I guess that will wind up going to their brothers after their Halloween cottage is eventually destroyed through “bun-struction.”

A Healthy Little Dude

November 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

My littlest guy went for a checkup at our new vet yesterday. He was a little angel, as expected, and is in pretty good health. He even felt relaxed enough to eat a raisin on the exam table while we waited for the doctor. He may have some ridges on the side of his teeth that need to be monitored, but not bad enough to be a problem yet. When we got home, Piper decided to groom him all over. I guess he smelled good! I’m sure he was happy to get the attention from his lady.

Happy Birthday Piper!

November 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron & Piper”

Today my Piper is five years old. She is definitely a crazy five-year-old. Apparently she thought her birthday started last night as she did want to to go to bed and kept pestering me for treats. She finally had her little party this evening, complete with bunny treats for she and Cameron, and a chocolate peacock for the humans.

She’s really been loving exploring the house, now she that goes on tile, she can go everywhere. I have to be careful to keep certain hallways closed off to her. One of her favorite spots is to sit on top of the ottoman in the living room where she can survey “her” kingdom. I don’t know how little King Hershey of the dining room feels about that.

Butterscotch finally jumped up onto the new couch last night. Hershey hasn’t been up there yet, but he always does bunny runs at dinnertime, all through the living room, dining and kitchen. I’m so glad he’s getting that exercise!

Hoppy Halloween from the Kronenbuns!

October 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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Crossing the Tile Border

October 17, 2019 at 2:01 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Cameron”

My big girl decided that she doesn’t mind going the the tile floor, as long as she goes slowly. Great for her, not so great for me. There’s rugs around the living room where it’s bunny safe, and far enough away from the other rabbits. Now that she’s willing to venture off onto the tile she would be able to hop just about anywhere in the house. As much as she’d love to visit the workshop and say hello to her bunny brothers, it’s just not safe. I’ll have to put a gate up before the living room when I can’t supervise her. She’s not going to be happy to lose the living room, but that big bunny would just get into too much trouble!

Explosion of Fur

August 25, 2019 at 10:14 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron & Piper”

Every bun at our house is shedding. It’s a fur frenzy! I’ve been grooming Piper, Hershey and Butterscotch for the past couple of weeks. There’s white chunks of Piper all over the floor.┬áThen, just a couple of days ago, Cameron started to get a little scruffy on his shoulder blades. When he sheds, he has a shed line that follows a neat and orderly pattern. He’s got a little horseshoe where the new fur meets the old fur after I groom him. I try and groom them all a little bit every day on the floor, but still need to pick some of them up for more extensive brushing. They make me feel a lot better about leaving my own shed hair strands all over the house!

Invisible Barriers

August 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch”

Of my four rabbits, only my oldest, Hershey, will hop on the tile floor in our floor. My girl, Piper will hop anywhere there is a rug, but the other two, Butterscotch and Cameron, will only stay in their areas. Butters will not leave his room, even to go to on a runner rug into the living room. Cameron will hop down the hall between bedrooms, but will not continue into the living room with Piper. They’re created invisible barriers for themselves, that will not cross, at least not yet. It certainly makes it easier for me. Hershey on the other hand, once slipped past an open gate and hopped all the way down the hall into my bedroom. Fortunately Piper and Cameron were not in there just then or a huge fight would have broken out!

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