Clean Both Those Ears!

April 24, 2018 at 2:09 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron & Hershey”

It’s been a little while since I did an update on my foster bun Cameron, so here it is! He’s been pretty stable now that he’s been off all of his meds. He wobbles a little, and might fall over, but is always quick to right himself. I caught him cleaning both ears without falling over, and he’s able to hop in and out of the litter box with no trouble. He spends most of the day in his long and narrow pen sleeping, and then I let him out in the evening for several hours. He loves to sit at the fence and “talk” to whichever other bunny is over there. My Hershey is usually a very tough, aggressive guy, but he seems almost sweet with Cameron. Either he can tell that Cameron is a little disabled, or he’s just pretending to be nice. He does that to try and steal food, so I wouldn’t put it past him!

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Does My Rabbit Want a Friend?

March 24, 2018 at 2:17 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey & Cameron”

Over the past few days, Cameron has been having a great time in the living room. Whenever Hershey or Butterscotch come over to the fence, he hops over and has conversations with them through the fence. He was rescued with four other rabbits in Baldwin, so maybe he misses the rabbit-company. A rabbit I rescued last summer, Zelda, also seemed to perk up when she was being fostered next to another rabbit. She was alone when rescued, but who knows what life was like before that. Cameron is a very chill guy and I believe Zelda is a peppy little girl, so personality doesn’t seem to make big difference in whether or not a rabbit would like a friend. My Charlie seemed very independent, but when we fostered Bella, he immediately fell in love and “made” us keep her for him. Maybe we can find Cameron a forever home with a bunny-mate to have all to himself.

Digging for…Something?

March 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

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“Hershey & Cameron”

My Butterscotch has been sitting on top of a chair in the living room to get a better view of Cameron when he comes out to play. Hershey just goes right up to their double fence and sits there, waiting for him. Cameron does go over to toward him to say hello, but he’s not as interested in them as they are in him. He seems like he’s okay on his own, but I think he’d also do well as part of a pair. He does love grooming his stuffed toys, just like my Charlie did before we got Bella.

Lately, Piper has been digging everywhere. One of her litter boxes only has newspaper and hay since she really only goes in there to eat hay. Now I frequently find a mess of shredded newspaper mixed in with the hay. I guess it also became a digging box. She was digging at the corner of my comforter this morning, trying to get under the bed. Then she jumped up on the bed and started digging at the bedding. She jumped up onto the pillows, into the headboard, but never seemed satisfied. I have no clue what she was after!

Hershey’s Chocolate Birthday!

January 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

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My Hershey turned 7 years old this weekend so we celebrated with carrot curls and blueberries for the bunnies, and chocolate cake for the humans. Any excuse I have to make a cake, I do! Butterscotch got a little sick (GI stasis) that night, so I don’t think I’ll be repeating those treats when his next birthday comes around. His constitution is so sensitive that he has trouble if I deviate from his regular diet. He’s feeling better now though, so that’s fortunate.

My Dark Chocolate Bunny

January 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey”

This Saturday is my Hershey’s seventh birthday. Aside from a bit overweight, (I call him my Not-So-Mini-Rex) he is quite healthy for his age. He’s built like a tank and is pretty much able to bulldoze anything in his path. He sure looks like a sweetie, but this bun has spunk. He’s smart, which for rabbits means he’s not always very nice because he knows what he wants, and how to get it. I usually give lots of treats to the buns on their birthdays, but Hershey has been gaining with the recent clover hay, so I’ll have to come up with something else for him this year. Maybe an extra-special salad? If he were a human that would sound like an awful idea, but fortunately he’s a bunny!

Merry Christmas Everybunny!

December 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

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“Charlie & Piper”

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“Cameron”

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“Rusty”

I think out of all the buns in the house, my Piper had the best Christmas. She got a piece of a straw hat and she was running around the house with it in her mouth, jumping up and down, just like a 3-year-old at Christmas should. She also ripped apart a toy that Rusty’s family brought her, but that’s just how she has fun. Charlie enjoys himself by watching her crazy antics. Hershey and Butterscotch weren’t too thrilled with their presents, as they cared more about getting their food. Note to self, feed rabbits first, then give them presents!

This is Cameron’s first Christmas, so he didn’t really know what to make of it. I opened his presents for him and he did come over to check them out. He was more interested in the treats than the toys though. Rusty was trying to climb his fence to get at his presents. He’s a seasoned vet of receiving gifts, so he was not about to wait until everyone else had opened theirs before he got a crack at his. All bunnies were eventually satisfied and fell asleep for their Christmas naps, some amid the debris of their “brand new” presents.

Cameron the Sable

December 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Cameron”

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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

I always like to figure out what my rabbits genes are, so I did little research last night on my new foster-bun Cameron to see if I could figure him out. Turns out he’s a black Siamese Sable Dwarf. Sables are interesting because their coat can change colors as they shed and new fur grows in. They also have ruby tinted eyes, which I noticed in Cameron weeks ago. He’s like Rudolph, but with ruby eyes instead of his rose! Whatever the genes, Cameron sure is one handsome rabbit. He’s currently up for adoption through the Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group: http://www.longislandrabbitrescue.org/adoptables.htm

I finished decorating for Christmas this weekend, and now the tree is fully trimmed. Hershey and Butterscotch were watching me from below. The tree looks different from their perspective, but just as bright and shiny. Hershey probably just wanted to bite it and see if there was any food in it.

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.

Eating Bunnies = Happy Humans

October 16, 2017 at 12:24 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

So far my Butterscotch has been stasis free for the last few weeks. He’s been on 0.5ml of Reglan every night at bedtime and we cut out his greens. Since I noticed that he tended to get stasis in the morning, a couple of hours after eating greens, I don’t think greens first thing in the morning were a good idea for him. I do plan on introducing greens back in the evening for him, but he’s never been a big greens eater to begin with. As long as all the buns come running and chow down at mealtime, I’m happy.

Bunny: Disguised as a Foot

September 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Stella”

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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

Stella’s nighttime routine has become:
1: Find my feet
2: Snuggle with those feet
3: Get my feet to pet her
4: Lick my feet
I’m beginning to wonder if she thinks my feet are rabbits. My boys certainly know the difference. I know as Hershey and Butterscotch are watching us, they’re saying: “I’ll snuggle with you!”

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