Sunday, September 04, 2005

New eating-thing!

Mommy says there is a new grocery store for bunnies in town. It's called a "petco". She went to the "petco" and bought me a new eating-thing! She says I've wasted too much uneaten hay, so this is teaching me to be "neater". She is lucky I like pulling hay pieces from this!



Mmm, hay-puller.


Mommy also says she's thinking about a new playmate for me. A "girl" she says. She is the same as me, only grey and white, younger, fixed (was she broken?) and $100 dollars. She doesn't know if she is ready to take on two of us though. I just hope this "girl" is as much fun as I am!

Advice?

9 Comments:

Blogger Puggyspice said...

Remi, the girl bun your mom is looking at sounds beautiful. I do not have experience with a multiple bun household, but have heard it can be pretty complicated, especially in the beginning. For one, the rabbits may not automatically like each other. There is a lot of info online about rabbit bonding, and this can be something that happens instantly or over a long period of time, or possibly never depending on the temperament of the rabbits.

Also, it could change your relationship with your mom. I've had friends whose rabbit pretty much ignored them after they got a "mate" because they liked their new friend better. So it's possible you and your mom are close now, but you'll ignore her once you get a girlfriend. Of course, that doesn't always happen, and if it makes you happy, Remi, then your mom would have to deal with that, right? ;)

This is just what I've heard, and Simone is an only bunny so we haven't gone through this stuff first-hand. Pratt has multiple bunnies and could possibly share some knowledge with you. JueDee (Boys Buns & Fun linked on Simone's page) has two rabbits. Fiona Bun and Orlando Bun are housemates too! So they can live together peacefully and happily.

Of course, everyone knows Fiona's true bunny love is Simone.
*human binkie*

Monday, September 05, 2005 5:22:00 AM  
Blogger JueDee said...

For me, I had no problems bonding my rabbits. Mine are male/female. When I brought the 2nd one home, I decided to buy a HUGE cage that they could share, one which neither of them had lived in, along with an all new litter box, water bottle, etc.. So, no one had "established territory" yet. At first I was worried I'd made a mistake, because my male bun immediately chased after the girl. But, it turned out to be a good sign.
Shortly after they met, I put both of them into a pet carrier and set it on top of the running dryer for a few minutes (holding onto it of course.) I read that a stressful situation like that works wonders, and it did.
Within just a few days they were snuggling together and except for a very rare squirmish, they get along really great.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger JueDee said...

Also, no, I don't really speak a whole lot of German, just enough to get by. My kids have picked it up though :)
And no, we didn't go to the top since David accidently stood in the wrong line. Instead of being in the line for elevator tickets, he stood in line for STAIR tickets.
By the time we got to the middle section I was ready to die.
But, yeah I have been to the top before and it was amazing! That's cool that you've gotten to visit it too! Did you like Paris?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Diva Kitty said...

Mom recommends you read this information from the HRS about bunny bonding. http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/introductions.html & http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/morfz/rabcare.html#bond

There are pros and cons as Simone’s mom mentioned.

Pro’s

 Remi will have a pal while mom is at work/school
 Bonded pairs are pretty easy to care for
 Bonded pairs will let humans know if there are issues with their partner
 Share toys and keep each other active
 Nothing is cuter that buns grooming each other

Con’s

 Bunnies will have a stronger bond with another rabbit vs. a human
 Twice the poop, twice the food, twice the baseboard chomping
 They gang up on you for mass baseboard consumption
 You’ll need a large care for both buns. They will each need their own ‘private space’ - a well bonded pair respects each other’s space.
 They’ll try to play mommies favorite.

Some tips

 Introduce the buns following the HRS recommendations.
 Let them have a dating period before housing them together in the same cage
 Know that the boy bunny will try to assert dominance over the girl bun (so there will be lots of rumpy bumpy for a while. Eventually the girl bun will be the dominate bun – sorry Remi – but the girl bun will rule your world =:3
 Food issues – One bunny might become a pellet junkie (that’s what happened here) so you’ll need to watch their food consumption so one rabbit isn’t eating all of the pellets which can turn into a weight issue. You may end up increasing their fresh veggies and having them eat their pellets as a treat or supervised

More information

http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-9/bonding.html
http://www.rabbit.org/journal/4-4/tough-bonding.html

Mom said to also contact Mr. Pratt (Prattoons@yahoo.com) via email. Mr. Pratt has bonded several fluffies and is in the process of bonding Baxter with His two boys Greyton and Twizzle. Fi and Orlando are siblings were bonded basically at birth so she hasn’t had any major issues other than Orlando always trying to steal Fiona’s treats…

Friday, September 09, 2005 3:02:00 AM  
Anonymous D Bunny said...

What a sweet face!

Saturday, September 10, 2005 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Fiona Bun said...

WELL??? Did you get a girlbun???

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