Thursday, May 3, 2012

Re-bonding bunnies, Chapter IV

[Have you caught on ... read prior posts.]

Woke up really, really, REALLY early, worried about the bunnies.
The sleep over in their pen did not go as well as it could have...

Sampling of "morning hair" (hare hair?) -
Everyone contributed.
On the other hand, it could have been a lot worse and it has been in the past. Everyone got a physical exam. No one was bleeding or had any apparent cuts or scars.

Stayed with the bunnies all morning watching them. Lucy pulled a NASbunny (check the definitions at the bottom of the Bunny Care page) which got everybody nervous for a couple of seconds, until all realized she was just expending a little pent-up energy and checking out the paths in the rearranged pen and den.

Oh yes, more of the re-bonding efforts ... a lot of the boxes they were used to (even the ones around the den) went into the recycle bin and were replaced. There were a couple of exceptions: the "warren" (just have not been able to find another box like that one, big and low) and their tunnel, added back to the pen the morning after the first reunited night. But any stray poops and cardboard shavings they had chewed were gathered up and tossed. Everything was thoroughly vacuumed.

And then we allowed them to run around their usual area.

There are two bunnies in this picture.
It's funny how Lucy most always plops against the black frame
and Bunya against the bricks.
It's like they're trying to blend in to their surroundings.
Bunya was "loafing" and
Ethel settled next to him, just to be close.
We are breathing a little easier.
And hoping everyone stays healthy and that there are no separations in their future.
But still keeping a watchful eye...

Thank you, everyone, for your well wishes and good thoughts for the bunnies!!!
Couldn't have done it without you!

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