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01-20-2003, 03:19 PM
Who likes rabbits or has them?:) :cool:

01-20-2003, 04:12 PM
I love Rabbits, and I have one, as you can see in my sig. Her name is Floppsy, she's three years old. :) Welcome to PT!

01-20-2003, 04:39 PM
I have a bunny, Miss Hoppy - you can see her picture in my avatar. I have loved bunnies my whole life, and now I have one of my very own! :)

Aspen and Misty
01-20-2003, 07:39 PM
I love bunnies! I have one named Jilly Bean
(Jillian). She is a cutie!


01-21-2003, 06:02 AM
I do not have a rabbit now, but I had lots of bunnies growing up. We used to show them at fairs and rabbit shows. They won a lot of ribbons and trophies for me, and they taught me a lot, too. They were great fun. As a matter of fact, it was rabbit showing that found me my honey (Charlie).;)

01-28-2003, 12:19 PM
I am involved with rabbit rescue and volunteer at a bunny sanctuary. I started out with one rabbit, which then became two, and then a third bunny came along.......I have eight rabbits at present, all live in the house. Needless to say I do a lot of cleaning twice a day and my food bill for them is ridiculous. But I love them all so they are worth it. It's a good (?) thing my place is small or I might have even more of them!!!! ;)

02-11-2003, 12:00 PM
I have 2 kids, Boy Boy and Girl Girl. And if you are ever confused, ask Daisey! :D


02-24-2003, 05:41 AM
I love rabbits! ( other animals too) I have one her name is Snotz and she is almost a year old. She's a big bunny over 15 pds and she isn't fat, just big! It's funny she's bigger than my cats.

02-24-2003, 05:47 AM
I love rabbits! ( other animals too) I have one her name is Snotz and she is almost a year old. She's a big bunny over 15 pds and she isn't fat, just big! It's funny she's bigger than my cats.

02-24-2003, 06:36 AM
My daughter Indra has an adorable bunny , called Billie .
She has a male name , because in the shop where I bought her , they said it was a boy ...:rolleyes: ! By the time we found out the truth , she was already "baptized" Billie !!!
Indra was about 9 years old then , and as she got Billie as an Easter present , she was convinced that Billie was the "easter-bunny" !!
Billie was supposed to be a dwarf , but I think she is half dwarf , half normal-sized !!

this is Billie in her winter-cage

here she is in her outdoor-run!

02-24-2003, 06:56 AM
I fully understand about "sex confusion". :) My kids are "Boy Boy" and "Girl Girl" however when I took them to get "fixed", I was informed that I had 2 girls and by then "Boy Boy" answered to that. And I tried to rename her but she lifts her ear and looks at me like "who are you talking to?" :D

02-24-2003, 05:06 PM
I had a rabbit growing up. His name was Harvey and he lived almost forever! He was a very happy guy;)

Me and my husband hav had two bunnies. One was named Tickle. He was suppposed to be a dwarf bunny, but he finnally got up to 15 pounds! Unfortunantly, something tore a hole in his outside cage and grabbed his foot. The shock of it all gave the poor guy a heart attack and he died.:(

The second one was a mini-lop named Daisy. She was litter trained and stayed inside all the time. After she died, my husband was so upset, that he said he will never have another rabbit. So, no more rabbits for me:(

02-25-2003, 04:59 PM
Originally posted by lut

this is Billie in her winter-cage

here she is in her outdoor-run!

she looks so happy!:D

02-26-2003, 12:56 PM
I have an angor dwarf, white rabbit with pink eyes and black ears .. She cute but she doesnt like me.. I still love her though .. :)

02-26-2003, 01:02 PM
Billie was supposed to be a dwarf , but I think she is half dwarf , half normal-sized !!

your rabbit looks like a bush rabbit to me :)

here is a pic of my bunnie .. :)


hope the pic worked.. * I have difficulties with pics for some reason*

03-02-2003, 04:43 PM
Needless to say I do a lot of cleaning twice a day and my food bill for them is ridiculous.

I hear that sister!!! :D :D :D

The most I've had at once is three! Dear god how do you keep up with 8!!:eek: :eek: :eek: ;) ;) ;)

03-03-2003, 03:18 PM
it's a challenge to keep up with them, to say the least. But each one has a very different personality from the next and so it is never boring at my house. Yes, I have my days when I think I will cage them when I'm gone during the day, then I look at those big brown eyes PROMISING to be good bunnies while I am gone......... ;) and I am lost.....

As I have said before they all see SUCKER written in the middle of my forehead! :D

03-05-2003, 07:06 PM
i used to have a bunny.:(

I love them so much!

03-05-2003, 07:31 PM
you can scratch my post about having a rabbit. My dog killed it today. She is no more. :(

03-06-2003, 01:54 AM
I have one little girl right now. Her name is Kylie and she is an eight year old Holland Lop.
http://homepage.mac.com/brieh/.cv/brieh/Sites/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/Kylie's%20Pic's/KylieWB.jpg-thumb_273_205.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/brieh/.cv/brieh/Sites/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/Kylie's%20Pic's/Kylie1.jpg-thumb_273_205.jpg

03-06-2003, 08:49 PM
Here's a pic of the bunny we had a few years ago. Her name was Daisy and she was a dwarf lop:)

03-07-2003, 07:58 PM
daisy is soo cute :)..

04-01-2003, 09:24 PM
Daisy is cute>> and so is the little kid>> they both look happy>> except Daisy is squished in that bus!!LoL

04-02-2003, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by iwuvsmypuppy
Daisy is cute>> and so is the little kid>> they both look happy>> except Daisy is squished in that bus!!LoL

LOL! She would hop into the bus and would let us pull it around the house for her. She loved it.:) By the way, the cute kid in the picture is my son Jessie and to show how long ago this was, he's 8 now. Time goes by way too fast.:(

08-19-2003, 09:26 AM
I wanted to see every one's reply's on this. I have 15 rabbits. 4 mini lops, 6 mini rex, 2 dutch, and 3 holland lops. Sometimes I have more than I do now. I have 4 mini rex that will be leaving us shortly. The fact is, I am a breeder, and I breed and sell rabbits for quality and good temperments. No bad tempermented bunny's here.

That is one of my mini lops. She is a bkn chocolate SR doe. Has lots of nice babies :-) And such a sweet showmanship bunny.

This is one of my hollands. He is a chesnut agouti SR buck. He is a sweetie and was my first holland. :-)

Aspen and Misty
08-19-2003, 12:36 PM
Thats neat that your breed.

I have a Holland Lop- Julian

And new to the family is

Tyah my Mini Rex baby.


Heather Wallace
08-21-2003, 02:26 PM
I have 5 bunnies as you can see below, I am bunny mad.


08-30-2003, 04:15 AM
I love rabbits, have 4 as of now.
Had 18 at one time(rescues)!
They make great pets-if you're interested in getting one, search out the shelters and check out www.rabbit.org

08-30-2003, 08:47 AM
I love bunnies...I have 2 and if I had more space or even thought that they would get along with another one, I would definitely get another one but my 2 are eating me out of house and home now!! :D

09-03-2003, 07:26 PM
I love bunnies!!!! I Have an over-weight rabbit! i think rabbits are the best pets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:p

09-04-2003, 06:36 AM
Now don't be hasty...who says your bunny is "over-weight"? My vet told me one of my bunnies was "obese". :) I say they are like babies...they are SUPPOSED to be cute and fat and fluffy!! :D Yes they are the BEST pets!!

09-04-2003, 04:32 PM
My vet said my rabbit is over-weight. He is a dwarf rabbit and he weighs 7.2lbs!!!!! he supposed to weigh a couple of pounds!

:) :) :) :) :D :cool: :) :cool: :p :p

09-04-2003, 04:37 PM
My vet said mine was "obese"...she is a mini lop and she should weigh about 6 pounds like her sister but she is topping the scales at12.7 pounds! :D

09-14-2003, 02:21 PM
I think I need some advice off you guys !!! I just rescued a wee rabbit last night, caught some guy dumping it, so guess what I've decided to keep it !! I've never owned a rabbit in my life, don't even know what sex it is (will take it to the vet) any advice would be appreciated. I've bought the hutch, it seems to be litter trained, got the dried food, some carrots, some hay, any favourite foods or food to avoid ??
I've attached a pic, hope you can view, any ideas of type ?

:) :D :)

09-14-2003, 03:22 PM
the pic didnt load for me but if you e-mail it to me at [email protected] i could tell you breed or how to tell sex., color. veggies in very minute amounts. green pellets with 17% or so percent protien and 20% fiber.
good luck! rescuing rabbits is hard.

09-15-2003, 09:47 AM
What a cutie!!!! You have a dutch rabbit, which are probably the most people-friendly of all bunnies. They tend to be calm and enjoy having people around.

I have 8 house rabbits and am in line to be Exec Director of a rabbit sanctuary here in Michigan, in the Ann Arbor area. I have been working with bunnies for 10 +years.

SQWelch and I are going to disagree on things, I can tell. I think you should go to www.rabbit.org for the BEST advice concerning domestic rabbits as pets.

A rabbits first food should be unlimited TIMOTHY hay, not alfalfa. Then 1-2 cups of fresh, dark green veggies and then only as a last resort rabbit pellets, also perferably made from Timothy Hay. Alfalfa is very high in calcium which adult rabbits do not need. Much of the excess calcium gets excreted in the urine but what doesn't goes into the bladder, forms into crystals which grow up to become bladder stones, very painful and very serious for the bunny, often requiring surgery. A way to tell if the bunny has too much calcium in his diet is a white sediment in the middle of his urine, that is a warning sign and shouldn't be overlooked. Not all rabbits gets the bladder stones but why take the chance?

Also rabbit pellets that have seeds and dyed puffs of "treats" in them are likewise bad for rabbits. The seed and the puffs are put in there to appeal to people, and yes, the rabbits love them but they are empty calories which tend to put weight on a bunny. An overweight bunny has a harder time cleaning himself and eating his cecals, which is important. As one of our rabbit vets said, do wild rabbits eat pellets? Also don't give your bunny a lot of fruit, a little bit once or twice a week is fine. Too much sugar, including carrots by the way, can make their poo's too soft and is an indication that there is a gut problem. The poo's need to stay hard and round and a dull dark brown. You also need a rabbit specialist vet. Many vets do not take the training in rabbit health and, while having good intentions, can often maim or kill a rabbit by giving the wrong meds or treatment, using the wrong anesthetic. Never give a bunny iceberg lettuce (too much water, no vitamins).

I think you will be pleased to have a rabbit as a pet. They are wonderful....very amusing and comical, not to mention cute as heck. Be sure to read the link on Rabbit Proofing your house in the House Rabbit Soc webpage mentioned above. I believe it is under the Behavior link. This is critical if you want a happy life with your bunny. Spaying or neutering are very important too, as an unaltered rabbit will poo and pee everywhere trying to get the attention of a mate. Likewise they will be much better about using a litter box.

Good luck with your bunny! Let us know if you have any other concerns or questions.

09-15-2003, 09:54 AM
Hi Daisey!! Excellent advise as always. I need to slip a question in. :) One of my bunnies...not sure if it is Boy Boy or Girl Girl has been having soft "poopie" and from your email...you stated carrots can cause this? You didn't tell me that! When I saw the soft "poopie" I stopped ANY fruit and just did the veggies and hay and the "treats" they got were....carrots! So that may be the cause?? HELP!!

09-15-2003, 06:58 PM
Hi I am new to this, but I have one bunny a holland lop mix and I was feeding her a baby carrot twice a day and she was having a problem with the soft Poo. The vet had me take her off the carrots and greens and give her just hay and her pellets (the Oxbow timothy pellets) and the poos went away. I have her back on the greens now but no carrots and no more soft poo! So it may very well be the carrots that is giving your bunny the soft poos. I did find that Oxbow has Critter Carrots and they are not supposed to have the sugar in them, my bunny (Buffy) loves them and I haven't had a problem with soft poos since feeding her these either. By the way, my bunny was pet of the day back December 15, 02 if you wanted to see her! Hope that helps! :)

09-15-2003, 07:30 PM
Hi Buff...your bun is adorable. I have heard about the oxbow hay. I am currently using the Kaytee and they are not real thrilled but they do eat it. I will eliminate the carrots as of today! Where do you get the Critter Carrots? Thanks for the advise. I will let you know how it goes if you like. :D

09-15-2003, 09:23 PM
You can find the hay and critter carrots at Oxbow's website, www.oxbowhay.com My bun absolutely loves the Orchard Grass and the Oat Hay, although the timothy is a favorite too. Good luck with the soft poo!

09-16-2003, 07:09 AM
Hi Buff...guess what?? I didn't give any carrots last night and NO SOFT POOPIE!! Now I am going to see when I get home but you know what else I noticed? They "go" in the litterbox and occassionally get some around the litter box when they jump out however, this morning there was none around the litterbox. I don't know if the carrots were also making their litterbox habits bad but I am SO THRILLED right now! Thank you so much. I am loving the Oxbow website. What else do you recommend? What "healthy treats"? My babies like to snack and I have to bribe them when i am trying to get ready for work. :D

09-16-2003, 02:31 PM
Hi Tazz!

Have you made General yet, heh-hehpheh!!!!!?

Good news about the disappearance of the soft poos....... and the mess outside the litter box....... When the buns get soft poo you should definitely eliminate the fruit/carrots and cut back on the dark greens but increase the hay....and make it a good timmy hay like the Oxbow. My buns refuse to eat the Kaytee timmy so I have my bunny vet order it for me, 50 lbs (!) at a time. It's not cheap but it's very good for them and they love it, so I decided they are worth it! in fact Chocolate will often only eat a bit of greens and then finish her meal with the hay. I am thrilled..... she's 8 yrs old and I try real hard not to be a nervous mom about her age. :cool:

09-16-2003, 02:38 PM
HI DAISEY!! Not quite General yet....CLOSE!! :D You know, I did not know they would really EAT it because mine has never really eaten it. They will nibble while they sit in their litter box but never just decide to eat it...matter of fact I put some in a basket for them that they could chew and they have not touched it. :( My vet also carries Oxbow hay. I have to take Girl Girl for her check up which I am not looking forward to....she has just started to "love me" and "trust me" and all of that will go down the tubes!! :( I will definitely try the hay. Any other healthy eating suggestions. My babies love to eat! :D

09-17-2003, 12:11 PM
Hey Tazz,
No, don't really have any other healthy eating tips...just timothy hay and more timothy hay, and more timothy hay.....you get the idea. Hay is a free choice item and should always be available.

How is Girl-Girl doing now after that scare? I know what you mean about rabbits hating you after a traumatic event like what the two of you went through. That's why a lot of people take their bunnies to the vet to cut toenails and check ears and teeth...that way the big old meanie is the awful person in the white cost and not you.

We have to give meds to some of our sanctuary bunnies and I seem to be about the only one who doesn't have to fight with them to take their meds..... I think it is because I don't just grab them and shove the med down their throat (or whatever) and put them back down.... I get down on the floor with them and we talk and have a talk and a pet or two or three, then they take their meds usually with no trouble and then we have another conversation and more pets.... Of course this means it probably takes a little longer to give the meds but on the other hand I don't usually have any trouble either. You could always try a reward system too aft giving meds....maybe a TINY piece of carrot instead of a whole one. And do it each time so the Girl-Girl comes to expect that treat for taking her meds..... It's worth a try.

Here endth the 748th lesson according to Watson! :D

M.a.m.a.s. Gurl 07
09-19-2003, 10:09 PM
I just won a bunny!!:D

07-06-2004, 11:12 AM
scratch my post earlier lol - i now have 30 or so rabbits & only 2 breeds lol.

11-24-2004, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by Karen
I have a bunny, Miss Hoppy - you can see her picture in my avatar. I have loved bunnies my whole life, and now I have one of my very own! :)

Karen that is such a cute name for a bunny! I have one and his name is Speedy! I love him soooo much!

11-26-2004, 10:48 AM
I really want/plan to get a female netherlands dwarf bunny this summer. They are absolutely adorable, small, and cool. It's my alternative to a dog and/or cat, cus my dad won't let me get one of those. But, a bunny seems like a great pet to snuggle with.lol. I want a black one or brownish one, if it's black I might name it Shadow, if it's brownish I might name it Karamel or Buttercup. ...sorry rambling.lol. Best of luk.

11-27-2004, 08:00 PM
i love them but i dont have any yet

12-17-2004, 08:44 PM
i love them

12-17-2004, 08:48 PM
i love bunnies i dont have one i have a guinea pig i love soo much i love her as you rabbit

12-26-2004, 08:38 PM
meet Freckles! :D

12-28-2004, 02:49 PM
Devon, Freckles is adorable! I'd love to see some more pictures.

12-28-2004, 04:30 PM
I have a rabbit named Honey. She is pregnant now. Go to pet health. I put a thread that says "Please Help!", because I didn't know what was wrong with her until i took her to the vet today.

01-04-2005, 07:40 PM
I have a rabbit...his name is Skye...my mom fell in love with him at the pet shop because she said "he looks like Carl from the Blockbuster COMMERCIAL!" He doesn't look like him at all, theres a pic of him in my sig and I have attached one too! Amazingly he is not afraid of Lexi! (My Jack Russell)

01-06-2005, 01:39 AM
I have two rabbits,tutu and tuotuo

she is tuotuo

he is tutu


01-06-2005, 06:02 PM
I swear I replied to this thread ages ago, but either I am blind or its gone lol I have 1 Rabbit a broken orange normal holland lop named Kari, and pronounced car-ee. and by normal I just mean she does not have the dwarf gene that showable Holland lops have.