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.
Cheta, this lovely, sweet, energetic boy found himself a new home today.
A young lady came out from I think London to get him.
Cheta came in as a rescue and quickly stole our hearts. Such a bright energetic confident lad. If I had the space to have kept him forever I would have. I am sure he will do well in his new home and quickly steal her heart as well.
Shade arrived here March 2020. It took a bit of time to fatten her up a bit as she came quite thin. But once I got her healthy and could evaluate her as a healthy animal I decided that this sweetie should find a non-breeding pet home.
Shade is a complete sweetie and quite smart. She learned how to escape from a couple of cages and thanks to her good nature was really easy to catch again.
I found it quite amazing the number of people who responded to my ad who wanted to breed her even though the ad specified a non-breeding home (she is quite narrow on her rear end).
I was hoping the right home might come along and today it did. A gentle soul of a 13 year old lad is going to make a home for her. She's a smart gal so I'm hoping he will take the time to trick train her.
both to separate homes, miller to a single mom and her youngling, the doe (ezzie) to hopefully form a companionship with another rabbit.
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.