Bunny people.. HELP :)

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  1. babymomma

    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    hi,

    I have wanted a bunny since my last one died 2 years ago :)()
    Now I have to be honest. I knew NOTHING about bunnies. My moms friend was moving and couldnt take the bunny so she dropped her off with me and I had to take care of this little creature I knew nothing about.. Sadley, She died because of mine, and her past owners ignorance. She died because of her bedding. pine wood chips. She was constantly inhaling the dust, it caused an infection that she died from. She was 4 years old.

    Im trying to convince my parents to get me a bunny.

    There is a bunny and small animal rescue ( Here )

    Im really drawn to Cuddles. But I would like to adopt a less adobtable bunny. Im just not sure what that would mean. I'm drawn to cuddles and chipper. I like ebony too but She looks too much like bun and it would make me terribly sad.

    Do anybody know of any good bunny forums for me to get more information on bunnies so my ignorance dont kill my next one?

    Keely has been tested with domestic rabbits. She likes to chase wild ones but i brought her to my friends house and she groomed her bunny and lid down with her.

    Please tell me which bunny you would choose :D
     
  2. Xandra

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    I would say the two hardest types to get rid of or "rehome" are the black, thin ones with longish noses (like Ebony) and the New Zealand Whites.

    The black ones, because they are usually feral (rabbits revert to that body type and either black or agouti). "Timid," they say about Ebony. Uh huh I've been there. If you want a pet I wouldn't go there.

    The other hard to place ones are the New Zealand Whites. They are the standard meat rabbit. They weigh 10 lbs or so when grown and are white with red eyes... I bet you know how that goes down. People don't like the color scheme. I didn't either but like all superficial things you just get used to them. Now I think they're pretty :) I've always liked bigger rabbits... less fragile and the ones I've met have always had much cooler temperaments and quirks... and dare I say they're smarter? Well, I'm biased. A big rabbit would be at less risk from your dog (don't trust a terrier not to get "interested" in a rabbit lol) and well yeah. I think they're better but that's just me. ;)

    So as you can probably guess I would get Bonnie. I would get her even if she wasn't in a "hard to place" breed. Her description sounds pretty good. She'll be nice and big. Just all round super duper!!!

    I used to be on a forum but I went to go find it for you and discovered that it has perished :(

    Here is one instead: Rabbits Online Forum a mega bunny forum :) but I'm not a member and don't know much about it.

    Rabbits aren't hard to care for, if you read House Rabbit Society Rabbit Care Guide that should get you off to a good start. They can live a long time to be prepared for that. Our oldest here are 8 years old or so? That said, they aren't hardy like dogs. They were designed by nature to breed in large numbers to die young and provide food for other animals. When you see a rabbit is sick, it's dying.

    Good luck!
     
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    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    Thanks Xandra! Im used to the white body and red eyed animals. I had 24 albino mice ;)

    Im going to do my research, see how mom feels about it (dad couldnt care less, he loved bun) and then I'll call the rescue.. They might all be adopted before I get a chance to call but im sure they will have more.
     
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    Yup, the all white ones are by far the hardest to adopt. The minis, the lops, and the rex rabbits seem to be the quickest to go (even though a lot of times it's the larger guys who have the better personalities)

    I will third House Rabbit Society Rabbit Care Guide as a starting place for all your research. Rabbits need a surprisingly large amount of attention and exercise, but they can be clicker trained and litterbox trained and make wonderful house pets.
     

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