bunny games + new bunny nerves

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bunny games + new bunny nerves

Post by Kei Rive » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:21:14



I went out after I'd done the dishes tonight to give Holly the rest of
the parsley I hadn't used for dinner (he'd already had the carrot
peelings) and ended up sitting inside his yard while he enjoyed the
evening cool. Normally I sit cross-legged just out of habit but today I
found that if I draw my knees up so my legs are like triangles, he'll
run underneath them or jump over my feet. Apparently this is super
entertaining for him! It reminds me of when he lived inside and if I was
wearing the right skirt (he really likes this one skirt, the only thing
I can think of is that it's green) he'd wind around and around my ankle
for ten or fif*** minutes at a time with the hem of my skirt trailing
over him.

But I'm thinking, even though I will happily hang out with him for a
couple of hours a day (whether that's actively playing/grooming/hand
feeding treats/etc or just lying down and reading a book while he
relaxes), it still leaves quite a lot of time when I'm not with him and
I think I do want to get a second rabbit so he's got a friend when I'm
busy with other things. Since I'm boarding with my parents it does
depend on them agreeing but with him living outside it should be fine.
Mostly though I'm just anxious about the practicalities of bonding etc,
whether she'd get on with Holly, whether she'd like me as much as he
does, if she'd develop behavioural problems as she matures, if they both
got sick at the same time... Clearly there is a research middle ground
where you know enough to take care of a pet without worrying extensively
about everything that could possibly go wrong. :P Holly is so super
sweet and even though I nearly lost him to e.c I feel like everything
went so well with him that I'd be tempting fate to get a second, which I
recognise is completely irrational, but. Anyone else had this feeling?

Kei

 
 
 

bunny games + new bunny nerves

Post by Professo » Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:06:39


I had the same worry is that you had.  Now I have four.  I'm sure you
have seen my pictures.  If you have any questions feel free to ask.  
There are quite a few people in this group that have successful
bondings.  I'm sure they will help as well.

Professor, The Jump, Zolo, Wizard, Kuni & Magic Brenda

Quote:

>I went out after I'd done the dishes tonight to give Holly the rest of
>the parsley I hadn't used for dinner (he'd already had the carrot
>peelings) and ended up sitting inside his yard while he enjoyed the
>evening cool. Normally I sit cross-legged just out of habit but today I
>found that if I draw my knees up so my legs are like triangles, he'll
>run underneath them or jump over my feet. Apparently this is super
>entertaining for him! It reminds me of when he lived inside and if I was
>wearing the right skirt (he really likes this one skirt, the only thing
>I can think of is that it's green) he'd wind around and around my ankle
>for ten or fif*** minutes at a time with the hem of my skirt trailing
>over him.

>But I'm thinking, even though I will happily hang out with him for a
>couple of hours a day (whether that's actively playing/grooming/hand
>feeding treats/etc or just lying down and reading a book while he
>relaxes), it still leaves quite a lot of time when I'm not with him and
>I think I do want to get a second rabbit so he's got a friend when I'm
>busy with other things. Since I'm boarding with my parents it does
>depend on them agreeing but with him living outside it should be fine.
>Mostly though I'm just anxious about the practicalities of bonding etc,
>whether she'd get on with Holly, whether she'd like me as much as he
>does, if she'd develop behavioural problems as she matures, if they both
>got sick at the same time... Clearly there is a research middle ground
>where you know enough to take care of a pet without worrying extensively
>about everything that could possibly go wrong. :P Holly is so super
>sweet and even though I nearly lost him to e.c I feel like everything
>went so well with him that I'd be tempting fate to get a second, which I
>recognise is completely irrational, but. Anyone else had this feeling?

>Kei