This brother and sister duo arrived as a trio. The third was not as nicely tempered as these two are. I was told they were Flemish Giants but the doe is very fine boned, and the buck is not as heavy a bone as Flemish I've had in the past.
They are seven months old (give or take a bit).
I love the chinchilla colour so this boy will be sticking around a while. :)
These three rescue girls all joined the same home. Just in time for Christmas they found their ladies to hang out with.
Monster Truck headed off to his new home as a pet within a rabbitry. I think he'll thrive there. He came out of a home that was less than ideal.
Tiny moved into a London home with a young lady. She's a bright, very active young doe.
Miss Sally has tons of personality and is very sweet to boot! She found her way into a Parkhill home today. She appears to be a dwarf bunny.
Buster has found himself a new home. This adorable boy, who was ALL boy, found himself a breeder home.
Magpie with dark eyes.
On the way up north to go camping I made a couple of bunny stops. The first one was a brief stop in Shelburne.
Recent return Scarlett made her way to a new home.
Aid left her most recent litter to be raised by Beauty and made her way to a tricolour breeder home.
My gorgeous girlie off Puddle and Calypso moved her way north. I was so tempted to keep her.
Flower's tri boy off Calypso finished off the foursome. I hope the Megan does well with them.
I received an email this week about a couple bunnies I sold last year. Off Aida and Hash born July 1, 2019.
Notes from previous owner: curious, timid, easily scared, likes toys, carrots on occasion, and cardboard.
Scarlett, Broken orange (smutty).
Friendly, likes toys and pellets.
I am positive I was told the wrong breed date for this doe. After waiting longer than I expected, Aria finally had kits this morning.
Litter of 10 in a tiny, well made nest. I was shocked by how many I found as the nest was so compact.
Watch Me Grow
So I saw an ad on kijiji about some meat rabbits looking for a new home. Called the guy. Appears the neighbour is making a stink about him having rabbits. Tell me he has 7 rabbits, give me a deal if I take them all.
I show up... NINE!!! rabbits. Kept in dark cages, though with plenty of room to move around.
He's had them a year with a couple of litters here and so there are two young ones. They all left with me... three pregnant does, three open, two bucks and a young doe.
Most are New Zealand, a couple look like they have something else in them. One due next week, one due the week after, and one in three weeks. So those three will have kits while in quarantine. (maybe)
One buck and two does went to a young man who has been wanting to get into rabbits and just having a tough time getting any. So he's getting a boost.
The rest came home.
Below the young buck and doe. I would have liked to keep them separate but I hadn't anticipated these two.
The "i'm due in a week" doe I dropped into Marilyn's old cage. This doe has a WHOLE WHACK of attitude so she won't be staying any longer than necessary.
Part of that might be due to the rough handling they received from their previous owner. Moving them out we had rabbits screaming in fear. I wish he had just let me retrieve them so their first introduction to me wouldn't have been one of absolute terror.
Doe due beginning August is my "I don't know what to do with it cage". She has a small injury on her nose, not sure from where. She is actually (other than the nose thing) the prettiest of all the rabbits. Hopefully kits will result.
Doe due in two weeks is in the isolation cage. Hopefully I didn't mess them up but I'm pretty sure I have them straight.
The doe that's going off for cat food (most likely) is in a ratty cage he gave me along for transport. She's ugly, has had a failed litter, and doesn't keep herself very clean. She's tucked away under the isolation cage. She's a bit of a wild child, again this might be handling issues. But the other stuff going on, she's not worth keeping. She did dive into the food as soon as I gave her some. I do wonder how much he fed them, there was no feed in any of the cages.
Next Day Update
So I ended up culling the buck, he had ear mites, which yes, I know is easily treatable, but he had this odd sound to his lungs as well. Upon death I discovered an odd lung.
The young doe I simply had no room for, and I didn't like having her in the dog kennel. So she joined the young male. She turned out to, at about 2.5 months old, to be about 1 week pregnant. I know accidents happen but she would have simply been too young to have littles.
The doe in the small cage has been culled as well. She was a very fearful girl and I was told had two failed litters. Oddly enough, she only had one kidney.
The pretty girl has shown the most resilience. She's cleaning up all her food and seems to be more curious about her new living situation than anything else.
The grumpy girl continues to be wildly grumpy. I've given her a nestbox and she's doing some nesting behaviours so perhaps we'll get kits from her. She's not eating particularly well and is very frightened.
The girlie in the isolation cage is afraid but not bounce around the cage afraid, I think with time she'll come around.
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.