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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I just got my rabbit last night, and I love her already, she is awesome, during her floor time today, she was investigating everything. I am not sure if her previous owner let her out of her cage, cause at first she was not sure, but now she jumps around and has a good old time. I think I am going to like having a rabbit. I am not sure what sex she is so I just call her a she. lol.



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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 08:16 PM
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awww she's a cutie!!! congrats!

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Check out rabbit.org, it's a great resource for house rabbit owners. We're also pretty lucky in this area because we have a lot of rabbit savvy vets. Your bun will need to be spayed or neutered!

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 11:59 AM
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Check out rabbit.org, it's a great resource for house rabbit owners. We're also pretty lucky in this area because we have a lot of rabbit savvy vets. Your bun will need to be spayed or neutered!
Agreed. Don't think that you shouldn't spay/neuter just because she's the only rabbit in the house. Aside from the obvious pregnancy issues, they can also have health issues (cancer!) if they're not spayed/neutered, especially the females.

Just be sure to go to a vet that specializes in rabbits. Most vets only know dogs and cats, and rabbits are different enough that it's a major problem. I've heard that a lot of rabbits die when non-rabbit vets try to neuter them and treat them the same way they'd treat a dog or cat.

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I had to neuter Teddy. When he was found he was a fully grown rabbit. When I got him he was so frustrated. He could not do anything for more than a minute and then he was back to chasing the cats. He only had access to the cats at that point. He had his mind on one "thing" and that only. It was sad to watch him. I could tell how sweet he was but he just kept trying to get one "thing". It took some time for him to "calm down" after the neuter. Now he is so much happier. He still gets urges but they are infrequent and he can actually play now.
As for girls - I would never take the chance of not having them spayed. I have heard too many stories of buns too young buns passing away. A woman at work lost two girls. The vet was sure the one bun had cancer. The other bun - she passed before they knew she was ill. We are not sure about her.

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I am not sure what gender she is, but I know she doesnt try and hump my piggies during floor time. I will look into the spaying thing. Thanks for the advice


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I wouldn't really recommend letting your bunny and piggies share floor time. Rabbits can accidently hurt a big very easily, even simply by being happy and binkying around. We've unfortunately seen our fair share of guinea pigs and rabbits who were "best buddies" up until the pig was kicked into the wall by the rabbit and paralyzed or killed.

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I can see the picture.

mommy to
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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I can offically say he is a boy!! I like him he is fun. he really likes the blanket i gave him, he likes to digg in it and fluff it up, I also added some toys, like the hanging type with bells and chewy wood on them and he likes those too. he runs around my upstairs room most of the day, and goes in his cage at night. (its rabbit proof!)


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Congrats! Its fun when you get a new bunny!
You asked for tips. Do you need any specific tips? I've had two rabbits in my time. Thumper (who unfortunately passed away due to internal problems) and Ruby (who is about 6 months old). I know a lot about rabbits. If you have any questions just message me. Chances are I know the answer =]

Good luck with her/him!!

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