six kits born to this first time mom. She's rather like her mom, liking to kindle on the wire, so I put her in one of the winter guinea pig cages. Solid floor. So she was able to kindle in the corner. She'll be moved in a week or so to a different cage, but for now, until her kits get mobile she'll be safe where she's at.
Creamsicle, adult male guinea pig. $10. Cream coloured, slightly longer short coat.
Male, holland lop, poor ear set, small build. LOVES people.
Angel. Blue polish female. Great mom. Quiet, slightly shy doe. $15.
Benito, great little breeding buck. Throws good strong kits. If looking into him for a pet home, being neutered is advised. Very friendly boy.
These two boys off DaisyHawk and Teddy born Sept. 17, 2015. And these two girls off Lil Angel by Benito from Sept 14, 2015. Off to new homes in London.
I don't like linking to House Rabbit Society materials, but in this case.. it works. This table is helpful to people wondering if their rabbit is at a good weight or not.
I did try to find a video that would help as well but ended up annoyed at them.
So instead, let's just talk.
Overweight Rabbits and how to help them lose weight
Helping rabbits lose weight is fairly straight forward.
1. NO TREATS... so no apples, cheerios, bread nothing like that. NO yogurt drops.
2. Increase fibre... means giving them more grass hay. NOT a legume hay, just a simple grass hay and lots of it
3. Decrease pellets.
4. Increase exercise.
How to increase exercise?
In a caged rabbit.. add things that they have to jump over to get from their water to their food. Add a resting box they have to jump up on to reach.
For a house rabbit... put their food bowl into a different place, make food a reward for good behaviour, as a training reward.
Underweight Rabbits and how to help them gain weight
Helping rabbits gain weight is relatively easy.
1. Add safe treats...NOT yogurt drops but things like oatmeal and black oil sunflower seeds
2. moderate amount of hay
3. increase the amount of pellets
Keeping your rabbit at a good weight is important for several reasons
1. Obese rabbits can not keep themselves clean
2. Obese rabbits are more likely to develop joint and feet problems
3. Excess fat makes it harder for the internal organs to function properly.
So monitor your rabbits condition. It is better if they are a little thin then a little fat. It's easier to add the weight than it is to take it off again.
Miss Tansy gave us three babies. The last litter from SpottedNose before he found a new place to hang out.
Watch Me Grow
The bunnies are both doing super well !
Here is coco puff.....
Last night he was purring as we cuddled and pet him!
He's litter trained to pee in the litter already but it's the poo---- still working on all of that!!!
These two boys off Lil Angel and Benito, found new homes Saturday I think. :) Born September 14, 2015. Off to a new home in London.
This rescue boy moved to a new home last night. Off to a home in Komoka.
This girlie moved a new home on the other side of Guelph today.
These two girls, one off DaisyHawk and the other off Peyton found new homes, They'll be living in Rockton.
and the little lady herself. She looks so big in this picture, but she's really a tiny little girl.
NightShade has unexpectedly been having a hard time adjusting to her new home. I am not sure why as she's been nothing but a sweet girlie here, docile and just a good-natured bunny. I suppose the switch from one place to another has just been overwhelming for her little bunny brain. New sights, sounds and people. New living environment and all that.
It's one of the things I find interesting with rabbits is how they can throw you for a curve at times. I am hopeful that she will settle down quickly enough and no longer be stressed out by her living accommodations.
An update from her people:
And yes she is starting to, she is letting us pet her now and pick her up every so often. She comes when she is called sometimes too. She also knows how to escape from her play pen Lol. We tend to have to put her back a couple times a day. She's a cutie!
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.