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Bunny Adopted

Post by Lance Brow » Sat, 10 Oct 1998 04:00:00



My wife and I adopted a rabbitt.  She is a dwarf rabbitt.  She doesn't
mind being picked up or petted.  We know nothing about rabbitts other
than we really like them.

Can someone please give us some pointers.  We keep her (Mrs Grabbitt
(named after a chilren's story I once had)) in a nice cage that we keep
clean, she has a chew toy, a litter box and two water bottles.  We feed
her pellets and timothy.  (Pet store advice).  Should she have some type
of toy.  What should we look for (ie claw/teeth, etc).

We like her a lot.  When I come home from work she always jumps to the
front of the front of the cage.  We let her out for excercise
occasionslly where she give the cats a heart attack.  

Any advice is welcome.

2 Newbie rabbitt owners.

(ps, she likes to be held and petted)
--
Lance J. Brownie & Elizabeth K. Liz Brown
Eagleville, PA formerly of Rockland, ME
61st NY Infantry Regt  & 1st Maine Cavalry Regt
1st Div, 26th Infantry Regt & 26th Div, 328th Infantry Regt

 
 
 

Bunny Adopted

Post by MoxShorP » Sun, 11 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Hi,
Congratualtions on your new bunny!!  rabbits are great companions, and as you
can see, are not the boring timid creatures many people paint them to be.
One thing I would advise would be to devise a way to give her more out of her
cage time for exercise.  exercise(and toys)are important to a rabbit's
health(exercise may help prevent hairballs.)
For comprehensive information on rabbits as pets, check out www.rabbit.org/
They have such a wealth of imformation on this site that I highly recommend it.
 They have an FAQ section which is perfect for new rabbit people, like
yourself, that answers many of the questions I am sure you have, such as
questions on health, behavior, etc.
It sounds like you are doing a great job.  Rabbits and cats can and do often
get along, so don't automatically think you must keep them separated.  
Good luck:)
Kris

 
 
 

Bunny Adopted

Post by Lance Brow » Sun, 11 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi,
> Congratualtions on your new bunny!!  rabbits are great companions, and as you
> can see, are not the boring timid creatures many people paint them to be.
> One thing I would advise would be to devise a way to give her more out of her
> cage time for exercise.  exercise(and toys)are important to a rabbit's
> health(exercise may help prevent hairballs.)
> For comprehensive information on rabbits as pets, check out www.rabbit.org/
> They have such a wealth of imformation on this site that I highly recommend it.
>  They have an FAQ section which is perfect for new rabbit people, like
> yourself, that answers many of the questions I am sure you have, such as
> questions on health, behavior, etc.
> It sounds like you are doing a great job.  Rabbits and cats can and do often
> get along, so don't automatically think you must keep them separated.
> Good luck:)
> Kris

Ye we keep the bunny and the kittys seperate when we are not home.  Last
night we had the bunny & both kitties on the bed.  Jackie (the Tuxedo
cat) didn't like this and left (She's wonders about the Bunny.  Once
bunny was getting excersice and jumped.  When she did this she did a
"karate type kick" upside of jackie).  Needles to say, jackie left the
bed when she couldnt hide behind me.  The other kitty (Buttons) just
watched her.  At other times, Buttons try to get her to play.  She tries
to bat at Bunny (like she does Jackie) to get her to play.  She doesn't
seem to be trying to hurt her, but I can't tell if her claws are out or
not.  I dont think that they are.  Anyway, as soon as Buttons starts to
bat, I seperate them (usually removing Kitty.  We keep bunny out until
she starts to dig the carpet and chew on the furniture.  (Is there any
way to break them of this.  I know they are just going by instinct.)

Thank you for your help.
--
Lance J. Brownie & Elizabeth K. Liz Brown
Eagleville, PA formerly of Rockland, ME
61st NY Infantry Regt  & 1st Maine Cavalry Regt
1st Div, 26th Infantry Regt & 26th Div, 328th Infantry Regt

 
 
 

Bunny Adopted

Post by Mrs. Juanda Johnson at THE CO » Mon, 12 Oct 1998 04:00:00


: > =
:
: > Hi,
: > Congratualtions on your new bunny!!  rabbits are great companions, and =
: as you
: > can see, are not the boring timid creatures many people paint them to b=
: e.
: > One thing I would advise would be to devise a way to give her more out =
: of her
: > cage time for exercise.  exercise(and toys)are important to a rabbit's
: > health(exercise may help prevent hairballs.)
: > For comprehensive information on rabbits as pets, check out www.rabbit.=
: org/
: > They have such a wealth of imformation on this site that I highly recom=
: mend it.
: >  They have an FAQ section which is perfect for new rabbit people, like
: > yourself, that answers many of the questions I am sure you have, such a=
: s
: > questions on health, behavior, etc.
: > It sounds like you are doing a great job.  Rabbits and cats can and do =
: often
: > get along, so don't automatically think you must keep them separated.
: > Good luck:)
: > Kris
: Ye we keep the bunny and the kittys seperate when we are not home.  Last
: night we had the bunny & both kitties on the bed.  Jackie (the Tuxedo
: cat) didn't like this and left (She's wonders about the Bunny.  Once
: bunny was getting excersice and jumped.  When she did this she did a
: "karate type kick" upside of jackie).  Needles to say, jackie left the
: bed when she couldnt hide behind me.  The other kitty (Buttons) just
: watched her.  At other times, Buttons try to get her to play.  She tries
: to bat at Bunny (like she does Jackie) to get her to play.  She doesn't
: seem to be trying to hurt her, but I can't tell if her claws are out or
: not.  I dont think that they are.  Anyway, as soon as Buttons starts to
: bat, I seperate them (usually removing Kitty.  We keep bunny out until
: she starts to dig the carpet and chew on the furniture.  (Is there any
: way to break them of this.  I know they are just going by instinct.)
:
: Thank you for your help.
: -- =
:
: Lance J. =93Brownie=94 & Elizabeth K. =93Liz=94 Brown
: Eagleville, PA formerly of Rockland, ME
: 61st NY Infantry Reg=92t  & 1st Maine Cavalry Reg=92t =
:
: 1st Div, 26th Infantry Reg=92t & 26th Div, 328th Infantry Reg=92t
Hi, Lance!

(Sorry for keeping all the script - I don't know how to delete it, yet.)  
Congratulations on new your new companion!  Kris gave you excellent
advice, as she always does!  You might want to check out some alfalfa
blocks for her to chew on  (your bunny, not Kris - she has plenty to chew
on) for her teeth ( and she might - just - leave
the furniture alone.)  I have had good results with spraying bitter apple
on the rug areas that Fleetrunn diggs up, but others have said it
attracts them.  I also found that if I cover an area FR has begun to dig,
he will stop for a while.  I've also given him a small stack of
newspapaers and an old towel to dig in. He seems to like them very much.
(I do - stacks of papers are more fun than newspaper balls - FR) He also
likes to rip up cardboard boxes and tubes.  I do not tell him that they
are there for him to wreck - why spoil his fun?  (You WANT me to eat the
box? I'm not annoying you? Dang! - FR)

You really sound like you're doing great!  Welcome!

Robby and Fleetrunn (What does Mrs. Grabbitt look like?  I like her name!)