Hoppy Hanukkah & Merry Christmas from the Kronenbuns!

December 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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Happy Hanukkah & Merry Christmas from Piper, Charlie, Hershey & Butterscotch!

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The Fussiest of Eaters

December 22, 2016 at 12:42 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie & Piper”

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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

We’re at the end of our few day break between visitors. Soon the house will be full again for Christmas with furry stockings and furry house guests. My boys don’t always like to share the living room, but as long as they get their presents this weekend,  I don’t think they’ll be too upset.

Upstairs, my Piper has been getting lots of petting lately to keep her from eating all of Charlie’s food. They are together now, all day and night except for 2 hours in the evening when he does most of his eating. If I asked him, he’d probably rather be with her than eat, so it can be tricky to get him to eat enough. He’s such a fussy eater too, he recently decided that he doesn’t like Supreme Selective pellets anymore, and now only wants the baby Oxbow. What my little man wants, he gets.

I’ve Got Your Lick to Keep Me Warm

January 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

“Butterscotch & Hershey”

Bonding between my Charlie and Piper has been going well. They’ve snuggled a couple of times. Once Piper flopped into Charlie and used his butt as a pillow. He didn’t seem to mind. He licks her most of the time when she asks now, but she won’t reciprocate, so then he hops away. He tries putting his head under her whenever her head is up when she’s chewing on something, but she just pancakes. We moved bonding to the living room while we have some space since it’s colder in the den. They seem okay with it and now I can make the pen a little bigger for longer bonding sessions.

All of our Christmas decorations are stowed away now and that means the tree is gone too. Butterscotch and Hershey loved sitting in front of it, and I know they’ll miss it. We rearranged the furniture after taking the tree down as well, and now the boys have a new favorite spot to lay. It’s the corner of the room where the two heating convectors meet, so it’s nice and warm on cold winter nights. Smart bunnies!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015 at 9:26 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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Beginning to Sniff a Lot Like Christmas

December 6, 2015 at 12:33 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

“Butterscotch & Hershey”

We took out the Christmas decorations this week and the bunnies are all excited to see them. Butterscotch and Hershey love sitting in front of the tree. Most of the day you can find them asleep, facing the tree. It’s too cute. Butters “helped” me put lights on the tree too. Well, not so much help, as in run over the wires on the floor without chewing on them before I could pick them back up.

This is our Piper’s first Christmas (ever!), so we want it to be a special one. I don’t think she knows what to make of all the decorations, but she seems to like them. I know Charlie always likes seeing the tree lit up. I let Piper “help” me decorate too. She helped me separate the ball garland by grabbing one end and running away with it. Girl is efficient though!

Everybody Loves Lily

January 3, 2015 at 11:58 am | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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Lily was so relaxed yesterday. She did a bunny flop and stretched her feet out. By this morning she was running around and chewing on a cardboard box. I heard noises and went downstairs to check on her and saw Hershey just opposite her on the other side of the fence, and Butterscotch on the couch above them. Two layers of boys! They both seem to really like her, and best of all, Hershey isn’t terrorizing Butters when he tries to get close to her either. Maybe he learned some manners? Nah…

The boys still want to go under the Christmas tree. We’ll have to let them under there, supervised, before it comes down in a few days. All bunnies seem to love the Christmas tree. When we brought down Charlie for his first Christmas, he spent the whole evening under the tree. He was sniffing, exploring—and eventually—sleeping underneath the tree. Perhaps it reminds them of the forest of their wild ancestors.

Is it Time for Presents Yet??

December 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | 2 Comments
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“Bella & Charlie”


“Butterscotch & Hershey”

“Jeffrey”

“Motley Chue”

Boy are all the little furry friends in my house happy today! Some presents were had last night, the rest this morning.

It was Hershey and Butterscotch’s first Christmas with us and I think they got the hang of it pretty fast. Once they realized their presents had fun things inside they were excited. Their favorite toy was a willow ring that they kept stealing from each other. By this morning, the ring had been chewed apart entirely! The boys also got a big Cottontail cottage present a couple of weeks early. So far they’ve only made it up to the second floor. I expect Hershey to destroy it soon.

Bella and Charlie prefer the wrapping paper and boxes to all their presents. Their favorite present was the willow tent I got for them. I’d been trying to get one since the summer, but it was out of stock until recently. Bella preferred the treats in her stocking to the toys. She even grunted at me to get away when I gave them to her. “Mine!” She woke me up at 2:45 this morning digging in the litter box, but I told her that Santa hadn’t been here yet and she had to go back to sleep.

Jeffrey didn’t want to come out of his cage in the morning so we just gave him some treats by hand. He seemed to prefer his hay, but didn’t mind taking a raisin from us. Jeffrey licked my mom when she was petting him. He’s such a friendly guinea pig! I didn’t know as much about them as rabbits so I did a little research so I can interact with him better. Apparently not all pigs like being petted or as friendly as he. Nothing seems to faze the little guy.

Motley was pretty happy to get her treats. I think she wants the attention more than anything else. She’s always coming over to the fence when someone goes by and puts her head right down for some petting. When Motley moves around her pen it sounds like a human. She’s a big bun with big feet and certainly makes herself heard!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014 at 12:34 am | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit | Leave a comment
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The Kronen-buns wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree Clipping

December 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Bella & Charlie”

“Hershey”

When our four rabbits are the only buns in the house, we let Butterscotch and Hershey run around in the living room, and right now that includes our Christmas tree. They’re allowed to go under the platform the tree sits on, but Hershey likes to jump up on top of the tree skirt. Since he’s a wire biter I tried to discourage that by sticking a bunch of stuffed animals under the tree. That didn’t slow him down one bit. He found an opening and jumped right through as I was watching him! So now there’s a fence around the tree most of the time.

We clipped both Charlie and Butterscotch’s nails over the last few days. Charlie was about as good as usual. I did his front paws alone and then my mom held him for the back feet. For Butters I was going to teach my brother how to clip them, but Butters was a little too fussy so I wound up doing it. We still used my brother to hold his head down and calm him. He’s still better than Bella!

Tunnel Under the Christmas Tree

December 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

“Bella & Charlie”

Rusty watched us decorate our Christmas tree yesterday. I don’t think he knows what to make of it. Hershey and Butterscotch liked snuggling under the tree. We have the tree up on a platform to keep bunnies out of it, but it’s not so high that they can’t jump up there. Both boys each checked the platform out yesterday. Butters came down as soon as he realized I saw him up there, but Hershey stayed so long that I had to nudge him off to keep him eating a branch. I usually keep a fence in front of it, but open it up if I’m there to watch them. Hershey LOVES chewing, so I doubt he’d hesitate to chomp down on a wire.

There’s a blanket in part of Rusty’s pen that he’s been sticking his head under the last few days. Last night he finally tunneled under and all I could see was a lump moving around. It must be dark in there, but bunnies burrow in the wild so I guess he had the instinct.

Finally, I’ll close today’s entry with a mystery. Last night when I went upstairs to give Charlie and Bella their after-dinner carrot and noticed something odd in their water dish. I picked it up and realized that there were about 10 poops in there. Somebunny had pooped in the water bowl! It couldn’t have been there for more than an hour, and hopefully no one took a drink. So far no one has fessed up, so we may never know who pooped in the water bowl.

 

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