Piper’s Peppy Checkup

February 8, 2018 at 12:33 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

I brought my Charlie for a recheck at the vet today, and his mate Piper for her annual checkup. She was nervous, but mostly good. She almost jumped off the exam table twice, but she didn’t try to bite or scratch anyone. Charlie’s creatinine was a little better, so I am going to continue doing the sub q for the time being at least.

He still has an issue with poopy butt, and the vet said something interesting. I give Charlie the Oxbow apple banana treats, and she said anything with banana as an ingredient can cause poopy butt. I knew not to give him banana, but never though of those fibrous treats as being potentially bad. We’re going to try the carrot dill and cranberry ones. I may also make a treat myself using the Selective pellets he likes as a base. That way I can control the ingredients and make a treat that his body would tolerate better.

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Wallpaper Removal – By Rabbits!

January 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie & Piper”

Lately my Charlie and Piper have decided they love wallpaper. Charlie had been licking wallpaper in my bathroom and Piper had been chewing in it at corners. I also found her ripping some off of the wall behind the toilet. She even pulled the ring around the hose out that connects the plumbing, but fortunately that pops back in. Crazy rabbits. I heard her ripping the wallpaper through the wall, and I knew that she was getting into some kind of trouble. I’ve tried closing the bathroom door, but if it’s not closed tight, she can get in. For now I’ll just keep taping up her rips as I see them.

Hoppy New Year 2018!

January 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

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“Rusty”

2018 started with a bang for me—literally. Someone in our neighborhood always sets off fireworks for every holiday, though I can’t understand how fireworks and Christmas go together, but this guy must think it does. As soon as the ball dropped, loud bangs began. Piper had been giving Charlie his New Year kisses, but she immediately ran into the doorway. She always runs there when she’s scared, I don’t know why. Maybe she had earthquake training? The I heard Butterscotch thumping downstairs so I had to go check on him, and calm him down before he set the other rabbits off. We prefer New Years Day here as we always watch the Tournament of Roses Parade, and this year they even have a bunny float!

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Silent Dissaproval

December 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Rusty”

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“Piper”

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“Cameron”

There’s a little cushion we put in hall to see if Piper would like to lay on it. Ever since, she loves plopping down on it. Only problem is that it’s too small to fit her, so she’s either hanging off by her front end or her back end.

I played a board game in Rusty’s pen last night, and this was the first time that he didn’t sit on the couch with me. I think he didn’t like that he wasn’t the center of attention for once. Instead, he sat on the floor, glaring at the game board on the coffee table. He didn’t try to eat any of the parts, he just sat there, silently disapproving. I’ve seen rabbits do that a LOT.

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.

Hoppy 3rd Birthday Piper!

November 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

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“Cameron”

Today is my Piper’s 3rd Birthday. She celebrated with some raisins, Oxbow cookies, alfalfa hay, and banana. The humans got to eat her donut cake! My Piper was the baby in the house, but no longer as out foster bun Cameron is probably around a year old. I’ll get a better idea when he goes for his neuter at the end of the month, but I can tell he’s a young little guy. For an unneutered male, he’s very chill and calm. I make sure to spend some time petting him every day, and he always puts his head down and snuggles in. He’s such a sweetie, I know whomever adopts him will be one very satisfied bunny parent!

Mystery of White Poop

October 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

A couple of weeks ago I noticed some white on my Charlie’s poops. That’s usually calcium deposits from urine but since Charlie has had sludge issues in the past, I kept a close eye on it. Yes, I keep a close eye on poop, that is one of my hobbies now! I added some more water to his greens and swapped the calcium-rich dandelion for some green leaf lettuce and so far I haven’t seen any more white deposits. The last thing I want for him is to go through another bladder flush, so keeping down calcium intake, making him move a lot, and giving him plenty of fluids is key. No sludge means a happy bunny!

Smart, Hungry Rabbits

September 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Me”

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“Finola”

We just cut open a ripe honeydew melon, and somehow Piper got a whiff and decided that she had to have some. She harassed me until I finally gave her a piece and she gobbled it down. I didn’t even know rabbits liked melon. My buns never wanted to eat any before. That’s okay, Piper, I don’t mind sharing!

Finola is so happy to see my mom in the morning, since she learned that she gives her the morning pellets. These rabbits learn fast. You only need to do something once, and already they are waiting for it the next day. “Stick to my schedule, human!”

That’s MY Room!

September 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

Today was room-cleaning day and that means Charlie and Piper have to vacate their living quarters for about an hour. They always fuss so much, but it’s not like they hate being out in hall. They spend half of the day out there anyway, but only on THEIR terms. After everything is cleaned and blankets changed I let them back in and of course they have to sniff around at everything. Charlie is usually not too happy that everything smells “wrong” and has to go around the room and re-mark everything.

Grooming Habits of the Sophisticated Rabbit

September 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie & Piper”

My little Charlie may not always have a very clean bottom, but he certainly does a great job of cleaning his lady, Piper. He’s 9, so arthritis limits him a little, but he has no trouble climbing all over her to get those tough-to-groom spots. She’s pretty good about reciprocating, but there’s a lot less of him to work with. I wish she’d clean his bottom, since he can’t, but they both leave that job for me to do. “We don’t want you to feel left out!” Thanks bunnies, I know you love each other, but you still kinda love me too. At least I know you do at feeding time!

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