Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bonus Funny Bunny Meme

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Bunnies have distinct personalities.
Bunnies do not like to be picked up.
Bunnies can't vomit.
Bunnies are crepuscular.
Bunnies can be litter box trained.

Bunnies have 2 kinds of poop;
the cecotropes must be re-ingested for bunnies to get proper nutrition.
Bunnies' diet is 80-85% hay.
Bunnies shouldn't eat a lot of carrots.
Bunnies binky and flop.
Bunnies require specialized exotics vets who are specifically rabbit-savvy. And there aren't enough of them.
Bunnies should be kept indoors.
There is a House Rabbit Society with chapters all over the world.
Bunnies' teeth grow throughout their lives.
..... I'm usually talking to myself by now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Goodbye Treat

Turn on the volume so you can hear the crunching.
They each got a piece of a Probios this morning, their favorite.

The Goodbye Treat is the last treat the bunnies get before I leave for work. When they see me come in, they run to me, where the treat box is, and go crazy. Well, Ethel still has that level of energy and she runs some crazy loops through a maze haven under the kitchen table. Bunya sort of chugs along and just waits outside the kitchen, between me and their pen. With age comes wisdom.

I go straight to their pen and hold the treats through the fence. They know the routine and run straight inside to get their Goodbye Treat while I close the gate.

Bunya will be 11 in October. Ethel is about 8-1/2. You can tell Bunya is aging. The body just doesn't work quite like it used to... I feel ya', Bunya. Mine doesn't either.

Also, Ethel is getting away with behavior Bunya would not have tolerated a year ago. She eats faster than he does now, and will go after his uneaten treat (you can see her checking under his mouth a few seconds in). When they are waiting for their Goodbye Treat, Ethel will bulldoze Bunya out of her way to try to get the treat first. He cannot even resist any more, he just doesn't have it in him.

Maybe she lets him think he's still the alpha bun.
They love each other very much.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy Anniversary, Bugs!

On the Rabbit Ramblings Facebook page, we celebrate #bunnybuttfriday. This is a very special #bunnybuttfriday - 78 years ago today, Bugs Bunny made his debut in "A Wild Hare".
Happy Anniversary, BB!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Another real world "Bunya"

A Regular Rabbit Ramblings Reader (R^4) sent us this wonderful picture.

We are waiting to hear back about the store's inspiration for the name. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Make it a Happy 4th of July for your bunnies, too!

You remember the holiday message right?
Don't drink and drive.
Don't text and drive.
Don't drink and text.
When boating, wear a big orange life vest (you humans look so funny in those).
Play with your bunnies and give them lots of treats!

Be grateful to be in the land of the free and the home of the buns.

Well, here's another one: Bunnies don't like fireworks.
It stresses them just like other sudden and/or loud noises.

If your bunny's neighborhood is firecracker noisy, keep the buns cool and quiet.
Close the windows and doors. Close the blinds to avoid flashing lights.

Play music - peaceful, easy listening (not loud). Think elevator music.
(No hair bands or hare bands. Stay away from 1812 Overture.)
Your TV service might even have a suitable channel in its lineup - you just never tune to those channels.

If you do not already have boxes for them to play on and in, get some plain cardboard boxes (not slick or a lot of ink/color, no staples, labels or tape); cut at least two openings in each box big enough for your bunny to get in and out. They can hide in them, to further mute the noise and feel a little safer.

An air filter in their room may provide a white noise to help muffle the fireworks' sounds.

Keep them company and reassure them that everything's okay. Pet them if they are the petting kind of bunnies. Have a couple of healthy treats handy (Bunya told me to say that).

Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July holiday!


Previously saw these bunnies celebrating on the GHRS Facebook page and their humans from Langhorne, PA graciously sent their too cute pictures for the RR Fourth of July ...

Chloe & Casper,
Rabbit Ramblings' 4th of July bunnies!
<< Insert "SQUEEE" here >>

(Chloe looks like a living Rorschach test)

And Daffney is preparing for the sunshine and cookout
(or maybe the fireworks ... be a dear and fetch her ear plugs, please).

P.S. Daffney, a lionhead, was adopted from the Bucks County SPCA.

Four lucky bunnies (two bonded couples) live together with well-trained human servants who have been adopting rabbits for over 20 years -- way to go!
Wisely, all bunnies are "math-impaired" (they can't multiply).

Sunday, June 17, 2018