Water Snuggles

August 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Molly”

“Jasper”

Our visitors Jasper and Molly went home this morning and we miss them already! Last night we watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and I realized it was very apropo since Jasper is a big white bunny with a beautiful wife too!

It was a little warmer earlier in the day so I gave the buns a frozen water bottle. Jasper wasn’t interested, but Molly snuggled with it, even after the room had cooled down from the air conditioner. So cute. Not to be outdone, Jasper had a snuggle with the water bowl and took a big long drink. His chin got all wet, but he didn’t care!

Upstairs, my Charlie and Bella were jockying for position at the water bowl. This often happens as one comes to drink and then the other decides, “that’s a great idea!” They were ducking their heads below one another to get a drink. You’d think it was a sugary drink the way they fight for it.

 

Exploring the Unknown

August 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Jasper”

“Molly”

Yesterday I opened the gate to Jasper and Molly’s pen and left it open for a minute while I did things and waited to see if anyone came out. First Jasper hopped out, looked around and then went back in. Molly followed him out and tried to go to the kitchen, but the wooden floors were just to slippery for her. She didn’t want to go back in, so i used a sneaky tactic. I went over and started petting Jasper. She does not like me to pet her boy without her supervision, so she came right back in. She’s very possessive of him. It’s actually quite adorable since they’re so big!

Grooming and Clean Butts

August 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Molly & Jasper”

Bella & Charlie”

I spent a while grooming all the bunnies again. Jasper and Molly let me do them a little, and I picked Butterscotch up and groomed him on the table a bit. He’s the worst about letting me do it on the floor, and I don’t want him ingesting all that fur. My Bella has had a cleaner bottom lately. I don’t know if it’s from giving less greens and fruits or cutting down on the iron, but we’re just happy that Bella Leche has a beautiful white butt! Her weight is getting better as well and she’s eating lots of pellets. My mom said she could even feel a little more meat around her spine when she held her, so that’s good. Our Hershey’s gained a little weight that he needs to lose. I wish I could give some of his weight to her!

Personalized Petting

August 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Molly”

“Jasper”

Got in some good petting with all six rabbits in the house yesterday. Every rabbit likes something different. Some like their eye bone rubbed, others their ears, some their cheeks. You have to learn what each bunny likes if you want to to get them to purr. One thing all rabbits don’t like is pulling tufts of fur while giving a pet. I often have to sneak those in there, and no bunny is ever happy about it. “You tricked me, human! Not cool.” They’re usually pretty forgiving about it though. Fortunately, most bunnies don’t seem to hold grudges!

Big Bunny on the Loose

August 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Jasper”

“Molly”

Jasper and Molly are both shedding and since they’re big bunnies, the rug in their pen is just covered in fur. I brushed some of it off yesterday and while I was in there, I left the gate open. They’ve been very good not jumping the gate, but this time Jasper decided to go exploring. He got as far as the gate to my boy’s pen before I realized something was amiss. “Wait, what are you doing over there??” He turned right around and hopped back into his pen though. Sneaky boy. Later in the evening he put his paws up on the gate which was closed. Now he’s had a taste of freedom!

Couches and Hay Tunnels

August 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Molly & Jasper”

“Hershey & Butterscotch”

Annie bun went back yesterday but will be back again before the summer ends. I didn’t realize, she’s around 9 years old. She’s very spry for her age, but I guess I didn’t need to block off the couch at night. She never went up there in day time, and so far, neither have Jasper and Molly. It’s funny how some rabbits love jumping up onto the couch and others see it as an insurmountable mountain. I do like having a couch-buddy, but it’s nice not to have to worry about them escaping from atop the back cushions.

With Annie gone, my boys have part of the living room to run around in again. I had put some hay in the straw tunnel for Annie and suddenly my boys are in love with it. I have had that thing for 2 years, passed down from Charlie and Bella to the boys, and they have barely gone near it. Now that there’s hay in it though, it’s a brand new toy!

 

Litter Box Sharing

August 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Annie”

“Jasper & Molly”

“Bella”

I nearly sat in Jasper and Molly’s litter box while petting them yesterday. I was crouching down and the box was right behind me. Oops! Jasper looked at me as if to say,”Let me know when you’re done. I gotta use that!” I pet Annie for a long time last night. I also saw her dreaming and her face was making little twitches. Bunnies dreaming is always adorable.

My Butterscotch is doing this new thing when someone comes to pet him. He comes over in case they have food for him, then stealthily ducks his head away from actually being petted. Sneaky little boy. I didn’t know there was a toll for petting!

We gave my Bella a butt bath yesterday, and boy did she splash about. Her bottom has been getting a bit messy lately. It might be from the iron supplement she was getting every day, or from greens now that’s she’s eating better. We’re cutting back to every other day on the iron and I’m cutting down on greens as well. I want her to focus on pellets anyway since that’s what will put weight on her.

Seven Lucky Rabbits

August 1, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Jasper & Molly”

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“Annie”

I don’t think Jasper and Molly really minded that they got a new roommate, but my boys were certainly interested. Hershey spent most of the day yesterday at the fence right next to Annie’s pen. I hope you said nice things to her boy!

Annie slept most of the afternoon, but woke up in the evening and did a few laps around her pen. Gotta get in that exercise! After that quick burst of energy she took a nap under the end table.

Good news about my Bella, she’s gaining weight. After starting the appetite stimulant again she’s gained several ounces and is back to her March weight. Pellets are flying out of the bowls and that also means more poops on the floor. Oh well, it’s worth it.

You Get the Bunny-Butt

July 31, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Annie”

“Molly & Jasper”

Our rabbit population rose again at Kamp Kronenberg. Annie bun is back again for the weekend! She was the first bun I sat for four years ago and is always welcome back.

My brother wanted to pet Molly and Jasper last night, but every time someone enters their pen, they get all excited and dance around, begging for food. Of course, most of the time we’re not feeding them, so they’re naturally disappointed. This time Jasper was so miffed that he didn’t even stick around to get petted, but hopped away and gave my brother “the bunny butt.”

For those who don’t speak rabbit, that means: “I’m mad at you so I’m not even going to look at you.” Jasper even glanced over his shoulder to make sure my brother got the message. Molly let him pet her though.

Later Molly was checking out my Butterscotch’s scruffy butt. It seems like all the rabbits are shedding right now. Gotta get that bathin’ suit body ready!

Window Snuggles

July 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey, Molly & Jasper”

“Jasper”

Jasper’s big ears wobble around when he’s listening and stick up like a shark fin when he’s asleep. I can get them to go down when I pet him though. They’re so much bigger than the ears I’m used to on my dwarfed buns. More ear to love!

When I opened up the “window” between pens, my boys came over. Then molly came over to check them out and shortly after, my Hershey decided to flop down against the plastic. I don’t know if that was a show of authority or he just wanted to have a snuggle-through-the-plastic with her. Jasper didn’t seem to mind!

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