Princess Hudson Arrives

July 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Hudson”

“Hop”

Hudson bunny arrived last night! She didn’t come out of her carrier until after her parents left, but once she did she hopped around her pen, sniffing and chinning things. She eventually settled down watching Butterscotch across the room. She ate all of her greens and about half of her pellets. She spent the night under the coffee table facing Hop’s pen and seems pretty comfortable. We did some vacuuming this morning and she didn’t mind that at all.

Hop is certainly interested in her. They were talking all evening and are still sitting where they can see each other. Butterscotch is, of course, at the end of his pen where he can see Hudson. I think he really likes her! Hop is going back home this afternoon, and I’m sure everyone will miss him. I know I will, that cute little guy is a sweetie. I hope he visits us again!

That’s Not a Monster Under Your Bed…

July 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Hop”

“Butterscotch & Hershey”

Last night I accidentally scared Hop. I was in his pen and a big sneeze came on. Ah-chew! Bunny run away!! I apologized and he recovered pretty quickly. I can’t help that I’m allergic to hay. Later in the day I let the boys run around in the extra pen and once they tuckered themselves out they flopped down. Hershey then rolled almost onto his back. His tummy was all exposed and his feet were sticking up, He sure knows how to do a good dead-bunny-flop!

When I came upstairs to feed my bunnies their snack after dinner, they were at the far side of the bed. I turned away and only Bella was there. I assumed Charlie had left, but seconds later Charlie emerged from underneath the bed. I don’t know how he fit in there! He just slithered out like a snake. I was trying to get Bella to come towards me, but n0w I know that she was waiting for Charlie to come out! He’s really good at appearing from nowhere.

Bella’s Annual Inspection

July 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | 1 Comment
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“Hop”

“Bella”

We took our Bella Leche to the vet last night for her annual checkup. I was concerned that her weight was a little low, but the vet said she was fine. She also offered another explanation for why her right paw slides when she is sitting up: the pads might not be tracking correctly. She hops around fine, so it’s not really something to worry about. We just feel bad when her arm can’t get purchase on a blanket. The vet also suggested taking aloe everyday for our Charlie who is stasis prone. I hadn’t even heard of that but after some research it seems like it’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll take some too! I’ll grab a bottle from the store and see if Charlie’s willing to drink it. Might need some flavoring up first, but if it presents tummy trouble it’s worth it!

Bye Bye Binky-man

July 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Binky”

“Hop”

Binky went home today, and he was very happy to see his pet humans! I think Hop will be a little sad to see him go, but he’ll get to meet Hudson on Friday before he leaves. I’ll certainly miss my little couch-mate, but I think Binky was glad to be going home. He might miss the couch though! We’ll let Butterscotch and Hershey in Binky’s pen after we clean it up today and I’m sure they’ll be excited to run around. Hershey still needs to lose a few more ounces. Maybe they’ll even go on the couch with me!(doubt it)

Thumps for Everyone!

July 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Binky”

“Hop”

Last night Binky spent time on the couch with me, my brother, and my mom. He especially liked playing with my laptop. He likes to ping around the room like a pinball. He’s such an energetic little guy in the evening, but tends to sleep during the day, like Hop.

Later in the evening, Hershey and Butterscotch went through the kitchen and sat out in the hall for a bit. They usually do this when I’m getting food ready because they’re trying to get into the living room, but were particularly excited this time. I later realized it was because my Charlie and Bella bunny were at the top of the stairs looking down at them. I don’t know if all 4 have ever met like that before, although they’ve certainly been smelling one another!

For some unknown reason, there was another thumpfest at midnight. It lasted about an hour, on an off. At first I rushed downstairs to see if anything was wrong (nope) and then tried to calm down the thumpers (mostly Butters). After a few minutes I left and hoped that whatever started Butters (and others) would eventually stop mattering but I don’t know how long it went on for. I fed Butterscotch and Hershey at 1am so they probably calmed down after that. Full tummies make for sleepy (and quiet) bunnies. I just wish I knew why it takes Butters so long to calm down. I asked his brother Hershey, but he’s got no clue.

Pen With A View

July 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Hop”

“Binky”

I had a nice petting sessions with both Hop and Binky. They each purred and snuggled in. It was so sweet! I finally got some more plexiglass panels to make “windows” for the bunnies. Now Binky and Hop can see each other throughout most of their pens. Binky is already sitting under the coffee table so he can see Hop under the end table. Of course I’ll still put cardboard between the pens at night to prevent escapes. I’ve found that most rabbits aren’t afraid and prefer to see the other rabbits in the room. They know they’re there, they can smell them most rabbits don’t get to see others when they’re at home. I know my Charlie was thrilled to see another bun after living with us for 2 years and not seeing another of his own species. It’s even better for some skittish rabbits who can see what’s making the noises on the other side of the room.

Binky———–ZOOM

July 20, 2014 at 11:52 am | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Binky”

“Hop”

Binky has made himself completely at home. After a brief stay in the kitchen, we moved him into the living. Big upgrade, now he has a couch and coffee table. That might not seem like a big deal for a rabbit, but it certainly is to Binky. He’s been springing up onto that couch all last night and this morning. Good thing we have high fences! He also likes hopping across the coffee table. It gives him a better view of all of his bunny neighbors. Lately he’s even taken to tunneling under a blanket on the couch. He’s definitely a little ball of energy!

Hop is watching Binky a lot and seems a little incredulous at his exploits, “How dat little bunny do that?” They’re like yin and yang in the living room: one crazy and one mellow. It’s a nice balance.

Bunnies by the Ounce

July 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Bella”

“Fulton”

“Hop”

I just ordered a new digital scale to weight the bunnies and it arrived yesterday.  I weighed all four of my rabbits: Butterscotch and Hershey are about the same as they’ve been, Charlie is fine, and Bella is under. She seems to have lost 7 oz in 3 months, so we’re scheduling a vet checkup, just to make sure nothing is wrong. She doesn’t dig into her food at mealtime like Charlie, and usually starts half an hour after it arrives. I’m worried Charlie is eating her share, so I want to rule out any health reasons for not eating.

Fulton has been all over the couch! He’s going home tonight and I’ll miss my couch buddy. He comes up to say hello and to ask for food. He actually ate most of his pellets yesterday. He’s getting comfy, too bad his stay is almost over. He was definitely more comfortable than his first stay, so future stays should be even easier for him.

Hop is almost like a different rabbit. He’s so energetic and peppy and eating all his pellets. We’re giving him 1/4 cup 3x a day to help him put on weight. He seems very happy, and he’s going to be getting a new roommate after Fulton leaves. New smells, yay!

Happy Hoppers

July 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Fulton & Hop”

“Fulton”

Fulton has been eating his greens, hay, papaya and veggie cookies, but not so much his pellets. He always eats the yellow ones, but leaves most of the rest behind. At least he’s eating something! Last night my brother hung out in his pen with him for a while. He came over and asked for petting. It was so sweet! He even went up on the couch after my brother left, and then went up there again this morning and let my mom pet him up there.  He certainly seems happier than his first visit here.

Hop is simply loving his new alfalfa pellets, and he’s got so much more energy from them. He was bouncing around his pen last night. Glad to see him so happy (and hoppy)!

Feeding Picky Eaters

July 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm | Posted in bunny, long island, pet, rabbit, sitting | Leave a comment
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“Fulton”

“Hop”

Downstairs I have 2 bunnies who gobble everything up immediately, and 2 who nibble a bit throughout the day. Rabbits can be so very different. Fulton and Hop both seem to like kale and cilantro.

Hop is loving the new alfalfa pellets we’re giving him. I also gave him the veggie biscuits that Fulton likes and he ate that too. Those boys have similar tastes.

Just to be different, last night Butterscotch was dancing around Hershey in circles. He didn’t try to chase him, but he was letting Hershey know that he loves him most.

Fulton was also in a peppy mood abd was doing runs and binkys at 10pm. He looks so much like my Charlie, but he’s just a little sweeter.

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