A Tracey and Band boy from May 3.
So, I think this fellow is a blue tort but I'm not really sure as his colour is bit funky. Either way he's an adorable fellow who is gone to make a 9 year old happy.
A Tracey and Band boy from May 3.
I made a trip to Kitchener today to pick up some new rabbit cages. Along the way I stopped to find new homes for a couple of my bunnies.
Parents are Tracey and Band, born May 3.
The fellow above found his home in Kitchener.
The youngster below is off to Timmins, she'll meet her new owner tomorrow afternoon.
A nice family came to pick up this girlie this afternoon. Born May 3 to Tracey by Band. This is a very sweet-tempered litter. I expect the girls will be slightly goofy like their momma was.
Baxter and Willa have moved into their new home today. Excellent youngsters that should their new people well. Webb and Band are parents. They were born April 28.
This Webb and Band Kit went to to it's new home in St. thomas. Born April 28th a life as a pet awaits.
Just a lovely youngster that should make for an excellent companion animal.
Charlie here is off to his new home, part of a breeder home. Born April 28 to Webb and Band, he'll be joined in his new home by Patches, now named Sheen.
A Feb 24 girl off Cookie and Calypso, her sister Sprinkles is looking better and Patches was starting to look more like a sable magpie than a black one. Hopeful she'll adapt to being called Sheen.
Cinnabun or CookieDough the name was undecided. Born April 28 to Webb and Band, one 11 year old girl is delightfully happy.
And this sweet little miss is off to home. Sharing a cottage in Mulmar? I think and living in luxury in Toronto.
Born April 28th to Webb and and Band, Trip and Journey left this morning to head towards Toronto where they will be picked up by their owner and head out to their new home. Bunny transport at it's finest. :)
The question was asked "what. do I recommend for grooming"?
I thought I would list off a few that I've used, or that I've seen used by others in the rabbit world.
I will be using affiliate links to amazon.com simply because it's easy. You may need to look at your local pet store, or visit amazon.ca to avoid import duties.
I have not used all these tools. My go to is to use my fingers and slightly damp hands. I place my bunnies up on a piece of wood sitting over my compost and run my hands through their fur to remove loose hair, and then pluck whatever they are shedding out. Takes about five minutes every day for about a week and then they are done if they are shedding fast. :)
For rabbits that take their time shedding I pull them out as needed for a quick grooming session.
When it comes to grooming smooth-coated animals, I happen to really like glove style. They pick up loose hairs very easily and are a breeze to clean up afterwards. They fit most adult hands nicely. The way they contour to your hand and to shape of your bunny makes for a more natural stroke.
They also work with longer-furred animals, I find they don't get to the undercoat quite as well as with smooth-coated animals.
I find that cat and dog brushes work just fine for rabbits, the biggest difference in them is their size. Some rabbits are fairly large though, so having a bigger brush is helpful. :) For dwarf rabbits, or rabbits up to about 6 lbs, smaller cat and rabbit brushes are ideal. I find they do an excellent job of going through the undercoat.
I like combs better for longer-haired rabbits. They have a thicker undercoat that requires you to lift up the layers of coat to better access the lower coat. You may also want to hold your hand against the rabbit as you pull the comb through the coat.
Work out any mats carefully. Take your time. Rabbits have a thin skin that can tear easily. Keep your movements short and gentle.
The HairBuster for Rabbits
I've watched a few videos that use the Hairbuster for rabbits, and it looks like a helpful tool.
May 26 this little boy left to go to his new home.
Hey! I just wanted to let you know we got him home safely and he seems really happy and energetic, ate some food and drank some water, and is jumping around the room right now! Thanks again! I’ll send pics once he is all settled in so you can see how he’s doing every once in a while!
Were in love with our bunny, who we decided to name Herby by the way :) He's adjusted great, and we've been doing lots of research both before and after getting him to be prepared.
His owner has written a couple times about glitches they have run into such as Herby deciding that peeing on them or their couch was the thing to do. I suggested leaving him in his cage, even though it's small, would help him learn to potty in his cage better. Small areas actually help bunnies learn this more quickly.
She also asked about bedding. My go to bedding with rabbits is either kiln-dried pine or wood pellets. As long as bunnies are in a well ventilated area pine works well. I tend not to recommend cedar as some bunnies have issues with it.
Herby has some homemade digs
He certainly knows how to chill out.
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.