||Five and a half years old|
||El Paso, Texas, USA|
Beldon was named after one of my favorite childhood fictional
characters. (We thought Trixie was a girl at first.) He is quite a
character and can literally jump for joy (this is called a binky) when
he hears his name.
Trixie was found as a tiny baby, wandering a
neighborhood across the border in Mexico. One of our employees found
him and knew we would take good care of him. She hid Trixie in an
empty cracker box and brought him to us. We already had one house
rabbit and Trixie was in need of a family. Many people do not realize
that rabbits make wonderful indoor companions. They are very special,
social creatures and enjoy the company of others. With a little
"rabbit proofing" (protecting cords and other chewables), bunnies can
be free roaming. It is also recommended that rabbits be spayed or
neutered (Trixie was neutered at six months) for their health and
We are still learning about rabbit health and nutrition. For example,
carrots are often thought to be a traditional food for rabbits.
However, carrots should only be given as a treat due to the high sugar
content. Treat food should only be given in limited quantities to
avoid digestive problems. Foods like banana should be given only as a
special treat! To learn much more about house rabbits, take a look at
the House Rabbit Society.
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