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Month: October 2013

When It’s Okay To Let Your Rabbit Go

Contributed by Christine Whetstone

Though I had grown up around multiple animals, Jessica was my first pet. I lived in a complex that didn’t allow animals so I needed something that was quiet and didn’t need to go outside, but still filled the void of not having four-footed creatures around. The moment I saw Jessica, I knew she had to be mine, and she did not disappoint. She would binky all over, play peek-a-boo behind the curtains, and enjoyed the breeze coming in from the balcony door. After a while, I decided she should have a friend, so Jake entered our lives via a bunny speed dating session.

Fluent in Silence: Understanding Your Bun

Contributed by Rachael Sharpe

Many of us with house rabbits know the basics of bunny behavior. We know what a Binky is, we know that when rabbits are frightened they will flatten to the ground with wide eyes.  We also know when they want to be petted they will lower their head and be still.  But what do we really understand about talking to our buns? As animals with a spoken language, we often rely heavily on words to communicate with one another.  

Babies and Bunnies – Can They Co-Exist?

Contributed by Elise Sommer

I will start by saying that every bunny is different, and every child is different so parents of bunnies and babies will have to follow their own instincts to create a safe home for everyone.  Babies and children should not be left unattended with bunnies.

My husband and I had our two very spoiled bunnies for 5 months when we found out that we were expecting our first child. We had two female rabbits that had just become bonded, Coffey (Netherland Dwarf) and Mocha (Mini Rex), and now we were going to add a loud, stinky, screaming human into the house. Suffice it to say, as a mother–to-be, I was very worried.

Twelve Days of Bunny Christmas

Guest Contributor Denise Young


Dedicated to Thumper

On the first day of Christmas, my bunny gave to me,
Poop under the Christmas tree.
 

On the second day of Christmas, my bunny gave to me,
Two deliberate thumps and poop under the Christmas tree.
 

On the third day of Christmas, my bunny gave to me,
Three bouncing binkies, two deliberate thumps and poop under the Christmas tree.
 

On the fourth day Of Christmas, my bunny gave to me,
Four pig noises, three bouncing binkies, two deliberate thumps and poop under the Christmas tree.
 

The First Day With Munday…a Californian Rabbit Love Story

Guest Contributor Priscilla Hunting

It was a Thursday night at work like usual, taking orders and making yummy burgers. I had spent the past few months looking at Chinchilla's online on rescue websites, when my husband called and told me that he got me a present. I asked him, 'What is it?', but to no avail he told me that if he told me, I could not have it. I tried to guess on my own and decided it was no special occasion. However, that night what happened really was just that… a VERY special occasion.

Meet Lionel the House Rabbit

Guest Contributor Laura Biondi

Dear Readers,

Hi!  I’m Lionel!  My person, Laura, wanted me to tell you a little about myself.  I am 2ish years old.  I am a VERY handsome Lionhead mix, so I am fluffy and have very dashing muttonchops.  Quite dignified.  I also have wispy bangs that fall over my eyes, because I‘m a rebel.  I spend lots of time fixing my ’do, of course, but what dashing rabbit wouldn’t?

I had a different home before this one, but I don’t really want to talk about it.  I ended up in a shelter, then Laura came and took me home with her.  That’s when all the fun began!

Midwest Bunfest in Columbus Ohio – Nov 2, 2013

This festival is just what you and your rabbit(s) have been waiting for! Rabbit festivites for the day will include the Bunny Spa for your rabbit, vendors with specialty rabbit products, educational sessions by rabbit experts, rabbits looking for a forever homes, and lots of people who love to talk about rabbits and much more!

Plus HappyRabbitToys.com will be there with select toys at discounted prices!  This is a great way to see the most popular handmade rabbit toys up close and in person.
 

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