thanks for the warm welcome =)
yeah..i read there are blue himalayan too but i suppose they have to have the markings of a himalayan as well..
and thanks for the informative feedback, i can't see any fleas/droppings on her..so i hope its just mites.
- am planning to take her to the vet tomorrow..
i do have some new queries for experienced rabbit owners;
1. how do i bond with Chomby?
i have been feeding her every morning and evening, and sit there to accompany her so she would be familiar with my presence.
both my husband and i are not used to handling animals except my previous pet turtle so we are taking it slow,
not trying to handle her and let her get used to her hutch for the time being.
we feed her from our hand behind the hutch wires..hehe
we had once opened up the hutch and setup a small outside perimeter for her to venture out and join us but she was still shy.
can anyone share any advice on how best to establish that she doesn't have to be afraid of us?
2. how best to clean her hutch?
since her hutch is big, i get to compartmentalise her space into 2 areas by putting in a card box wall (much like zoo kepers do with tigers, lol).
i put up some food (carrots and celery are her favs) on one area and i go on cleaning the free are..and vice versa.
she is usually too occupied with her food to worry about my presence, but i wonder if this routine creates stress for her..
throughout the day, she is usually relax and snoopy but there are times that i see her looking afraid and jumpy on hearing sounds.
3. she is sitting lounging on her litter box, not her cubby.
we do have a built in cubby that we shifted a lil' so that it will have two exit points..but Chomby still doesn't sit or play there..she just peeks and rarely walk through.
how do i make the cubby house more comfy and inviting without risking her mistaking it for another litter box?
the litter box is the only area with hay and old paper lining while the other areas are lined with table mats.
she currently pees only on her litter box but does poo in and around it, on the top of the cubby cos it is where her food bowl is, but never in the cubby itself.
+ i have seen her laying outstretched outside of the litter box, but very rarely.
+ she runs and sit on the litter box whenever she is afraid..
4.can you suggest home-made toys for Chomby?
Chomby is active and she hops around from the top of the cubby onto her litter box. we had to take off the hay stack because
she would hop and sit in there! could be dangerous when the hay is low.
i have started to put carrots tied to a string and hang it on the cage so she could exercise while eating.
we also left a knotted string hanging on the cage cause she loves to nibble on the end knots.
and i just bought an inexpensive toy loofah for her to chew..
phew, thanks for reading ;D
it may seems like a lot of questions but please don't hesitate to share any small comments.