||One year old, nine months old|
||Mini Rex Rabbits|
||Carpinteria, California, USA|
and Roy are at intermediate level in hopping school so they can perfect
their hurdling abilities (they have both done the water jump). They are very
special house bunnies that will jump up on the couch to say hello to you and
will bump you when they want love. They love to go on hops on their leashes
and play in their bunny play pen outside.
Dale is a princess who loves to be petted and groomed all day. She loves her
bananas! Roy is a very smart bunny - once when they were running around the
house I came in and found him on a high counter in my house. He had jumped on
the sofa, on to my backpack and up onto the counter and was investigating the
beta fish's aquarium. He was obviously using brains to get where he wanted to
be. He is very creative.
He grooms and kisses Dale all day - he loves her. I do know she loves him
back, because sometimes I catch them with their little heads wrapped around
each other and kissing at the same time. They also do a spectacular double
presentation - so that when we love them, we love them both (they both put
their little heads down for affection at the same time).
Dale's personality is very food oriented - she won the banana eating contest
at bunny festival last year. They hurtle over an especially made course with
tunnels, hurdles and water obstacles. After a couple practices they can do it
without their leashes. They love to eat empty cardboard boxes. Roy's
favorite game is "I win" its a game my husband plays with him he plays with a
persons hand and then he begins to box and he's not happy unless he makes his
hand go down on the floor - then he gives us a look that says "I win." Dale
like to rearrange things - she will move cardboard boxes, litter pans, etc.,
until they are exactly where she wants them.
Dale and Roy both won the bunny croquette at bunny festival - an obstacle
course for bunnies with tubes, tunnels, etc. And as I mentioned before Dale
won the banana eating contest (I'm very proud).
Dale is always in the mood for affection and she love bumps once and if you
don't pet her she might nip you gently to remind you that she's there. Roy is
very different, he enjoys affection, but prefers exploring the house and
They are similar in that they both love to play and chase each other around
the living room and sleep under the stairs.That said,their personalities are
One thing that made us really sad is when we bought Roy at a pet store, he had
a huge abscess on his nose - it was Pastuerella. We already had Dale and we
wanted her to have a friend. As soon as my husband picked him up he said he
never felt an animal send such a strong message to him "please take me home or
I'm going to die." My husband did not put him down until we got to the vet.
Roy was very skinny and in a great deal pain of when we took him to the vet
Dr. Otto said - "it doesn't even look like a rabbit - more like Rudolph." Dr.
Otto treated Roy and we got antibiotics and he has never been sick again.
After he recovered from his nose he was neutered so he and Dale (who had been
spayed) can live happy healthy lives without any bunny worries of uterine
cancer, marking territory, etc.
Roy must know I'm typing about him, he just ran into the computer room and I
touched his nose to my hand and scampered away. They are both sweeties and I
think they would be great pets of the day.
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