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!

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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!

In the Petting Zone

August 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Glenda”

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“Piper”

Glenda’s yet another bun who loves to sleep on the shelf in our end table. It’s right next to the couch so Glenda hops in there and sticks her nose up at me. That’s my signal to start petting, and never stop! Unless it’s to feed her though, that is always an acceptable excuse to stop petting.

We received a postcard yesterday from my Piper’s brother Mason, thanking us for watching him last month. Piper is always glad to hear from her brother. Even though it looks like she’s about to take a bite out of that card, she’d never take a bite our of her brother!

Grooming Time (Again)

August 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Archibald & General”

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“Piper”

Seems like all the bunnies in the house are shedding—again! I groomed Piper and Archie last night so now they both look like less scruffy ladies. They’re both big girls so that was a LOT of fur flying about. Archie is so much better about it than my Piper. Archie just lets me groom her butt, right there on the floor, but Piper I have to pick up in a litter box and put her on a counter top. She fusses the whole time. It’s not like I WANT to be doing this, girl! I think Gen might be the only one in the house right now who is not really shedding. She just gets head pets from me, so she probably likes me more than any of the other rabbits in the house right now!

Mason & His Sisters

July 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Mason”

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“Piper”

I showed Mason a photo of his kitty sister, Ti, on my phone. I’m sure he misses her, but they’ll be reunited in a couple of days. Until then, he can look upstairs to one of his biological sisters, Piper. If he lies on the edge of his pen, and Piper is at the top of the stairs, they can just about see each other. Last night my Hershey made an end-run through the kitchen to the living to try to get a good look at Mason. Fortunately I was faster and put some cardboard down to block his view. My Charlie and Piper were both upstairs watching the whole thing. I don’t know who they think is crazier, Hershey or me!

Bunny Demolition

July 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey”

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“Piper”

I recently bought some baby stacking cups as recommended by fellow bunny parents. So far, they’re a pretty big hit with my furry little children. Upstairs, Piper knocks the stacks down several times a day. Charlie only seems to like to knock off the top cup, but he’s so dainty and not as much a destructa-bunny as Piper.

Downstairs, Butterscotch checked out the cups a little but isn’t too interested. Hershey on the other hand loves them. Yesterday I found the cups scattered across the room along with little bits of plastic that he chewed off the edges. The floor looked like someone knocked over a tube of rainbow sprinkles. I’m fairly certain he isn’t eating the plastic, given the quantity still on the floor, his predilection for gnawing on everything, and his iron stomach.  Now the cups don’t exactly stack right, but Hershey doesn’t care. He showed those cups who’s boss!

Foot Buddy

July 1, 2017 at 2:55 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Allie & Cheeks”

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“Cheeks”

We brought Allie back to her foster home today, then came home to clean up and set up because another bunny is coming tomorrow. No rest for the Kronenbuns! Cheeks will have me all to herself tonight. I’m sure I’ll be getting lots of feet snuggles from her! She’d make an excellent foot warmer. Too bad this is July! At least her soft fur feels nice on my bare feet.

 

My Two Hungry Hoppers

June 16, 2017 at 1:14 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper”

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“Hershey”

Piper and Hershey are my two super-eaters. While I often worry about the eating habits of their mates, I never have to fret over these guys. I sometimes wonder what they would be like if they were bonded. I imagine a lot of fighting over who gets the last few pellets in the bowl or the last piece of lettuce. Hershey is pretty bossy and Piper is so sweet. She’s also twice his size, but Hershey tends to use his small stature to his advantage. I don’t doubt that he would sneak underneath her to get a some food. Chow down babies!

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