Two kits from Varia and Mitch. The kit above is a male. Nice youngster. The kit below is female, she's quite tiny.
this was a good litter from Oreo. Was pleased with how they turned out.
Jeremy and Biscuit's girlie have gone to be breeding meat bunnies.
Oreo and Marie's daughters have gone to a pet home.
Potter has gone to a breeding home (actually she'll be going to her new home on Saturday).
This young girl has been with me for a bit now.
She was an after Christmas purchase. Sold in excellent shape.
Returns to me thin with all the feed that I sold her with.
I've never been quite so angry in my life.
How does someone do that to a rabbit? How does one feed a rabbit so little and then tell me how sad they are to give her up but "they are moving and can't keep her"? What a bunch of crock. Seriously.
How hard is it to feed a rabbit well so she's not boney!!!!!!!!!
I've fed her up using my grain mix, probiotics and lots of pellets. She's getting just a touch of hay to encourage her to eat everything else offered.
For the first week I thought she'd die on me she was that thin.
Anyways, she's still on the thin side but doing well.
Needs her own home now.
Asking $20 as I do for all rescues. Monies go into continued care for them.
this is a slow but steady way of trimming nails that some folks might feel is a more comfortable way to trim nails. It's definitely thinking outside the box.
I play with bunny feet. I play with them when they are little.
I flip them on their back, holding them securely so fright is not an issue and make sure they are calm. This is a regular event for them so they are not freaked by it.
I train ALL my pet people to do this as well. Playing with bunny feet helps them to chill out. I also remind them to get them used to the sound of the clipper in action. (I really like that spaghetti idea and therefore may encourage that).
I do my first nail trim at three months, some folks like to do it sooner.
Then it happens every 4-6 weeks thereafter, though I tell my pet people to do it monthly and NOT TO FORGET the small one on the front feet as it will curl in and hurt the bunny foot pad.
the advantage to doing it monthly is
1. it's a regular event and therefore doesn't get forgotten
2. it makes the job so much easier as you just have to take a little bit off.
3. since it is done regularly it keeps nails short which helps to prevent ripping or tearing from caught nails.
This video shows a similar method to how I do it. Though I don't use "quick stop", I have small bowl with flour handy. Flour works just as well as a quick stop clotting type agent. I've heard of breeders using cornstarch as well.
How to do it
1. Choose your area
2. get set up: nail trimmers - I use cat trimmers after 6 months of age. For small rabbits toe nail clippers for people will work well for their whole life. Chair or floor area.
3. flour, cornstarch or styptic powder to use as a clotting agent.
4. blanket if needed to hold bunny and keep bunny calm (I tuck rabbits head under my arm/against body and that keeps them very calm. You can always cover their head. :)
This video has some good points in it as well that you may find useful.
All have gone to pet homes ranging from St. Thomas to Stratford to London.
Nice youngsters, should do their new owners well.
Whenever I have needed to bathe my rabbit I simply have run some warm water, stuck bunny into it. swished him/her around and then held a towel until dry. Easy peasey. :) They never get overly dirty so they don't really need that much of a bath.
BUT some bunnies get rather dirty sometimes...bucks from pee spray (if they are sprayers) and sometimes does get messy when caring for a litter and wee youngsters when learning to care for themselves sometimes just need a helping hand. These are cases OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
Normally bunnies do NOT need to be bathed. They keep themselves clean.
There are two main methods
1. Dry method. use cornstarch, work it into the coat and brush it out. As it comes out it takes the dirt with it.
2. Wet Method. Give the rabbit a bath in warm water. Towel dry the bunny well. Do not get the rabbit wetter than you have to. Really no need to wash the whole rabbit if only his feet and rear end are dirty.
To get rid of pee stains use vinegar or lemon juice. Just spritz it on, wait a spell and then rinse it off. :)
I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.
For the BEST rabbit forum I've ever found. Go to Rabbittalk.com. Good for the pet rabbit owner as well as the breeder for meat or show.