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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > Welcome ! > I'm back after soo long...with 2 new friends
Last Post by Furface at 12/23/2009 3:48 PM (32 Replies)
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User is Offline Whiteout
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11/20/2009 5:34 PM

 

hi everyone i am back after a long absence...took some time to get over the loss of Whiteout.

i got 2 new buns today. they are just about a year old a male and a female and both are fixed!!! (so DEFEINTLY NOOOOOO babies!!!)

okay, about each one:

Stu-n-Tatoes, Stu for short (it was a joke from my brother, please dont get offended by his name. He is not going to be that. I had fish named "Fish n Chips",  "Tartar Sauce",  and "Lemon Wedge")

He is a VERY large lop cross...so one ear stands and the other lops. He is white with brown spots, his name used to be Freckles....

He is  the boos and even though when i met them he was very cuddly and liked to be held...DEFINELTY not soo much here. barley lets me pet him.

 

And then there is Onyx, is bonded girl.

She is a mini rex and is black with white highlights...very pretty girl. she isnt as forward as stu, she is the quieter one and more shy. but she does like to be held, well she did when i met her but same goes for stu, not sooo much at all here and wont go anywhere without stu. this is their first nite with me so they are in their large cage...actually its a dog crate, the very large cage i had for whiteout, 4ft long by 2ft wide i felt was too small for them. so as much as i would love to let them out i read in a book and online that they should be left alone for 24hrs.

 

i hope to get pics soon. thanks guys

 


User is Online Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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11/20/2009 5:37 PM
Welcome back! Can't wait to see your new buns

User is Offline Karla
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11/21/2009 8:59 AM
Pictures!

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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11/23/2009 7:56 AM
Welcome back! Congrats on the new pair! I'd love to see some pics when you get a chance!
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Online jerseygirl
Australia
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11/23/2009 9:16 PM
Hey! Nice to see you back and with bunny company. An adult bonded pair....all there is to do now is sit back and enjoy. Ok, there is feeding them, cleaning litter boxes, petting them on demand... but no toilet training or hormones to deal with. I hope you enjoy this new journey.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Whiteout
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11/24/2009 6:49 PM

well it hasnt been all smiles, thats for sure! i got the buns on friday and my friend got one as well but she got a baby.

 

they have been fighting a lot and the female bit me when i went to pet her so i havent interacted with them very much but have just sat looking at them and talked to them. i built them a run that is 10ft long by 4ft wide. they are a lot happier and not fighting anymore....but he does mount her...a lot! i was told they are both fixed so is him mounting her and "doing his thing" normal? i REALLY dont want babies!

since they have been in their new area, they havent been fighting at all. thye seem a lot happier and dont mind the cats at all. i cant wait to get pics posted, im tyring to find out if my old camera works. lol


User is Online Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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11/24/2009 8:02 PM
The male could just be expressing his dominance over her. If they are fighting alot though, I'd suggest separating them, and rebonding them.

User is Offline Whiteout
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11/26/2009 7:58 PM

ok i swear my buns hate me!!! how do i bond with a bonded pair? i know i have only had them for a week but they wont let my really go near them and i hear of everyone and their woderful stories and i got nothing other then onyx biting me and just tonite stu tried 2 times when i pet him. makes me very sad.

 

anyway i have posted a pic of them below. stu usually has one ear up and one down but oh well. i know it isnt the best pic but its all i have for now. they dont like me so getting a nice pic isnt going to happen

 


User is Offline Whiteout
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11/26/2009 8:01 PM

their area is a working progress, it is 10ft x 4ft and very few things in it at the moment. they wont let me pick them out to let them run around out of it so until that happens... if anyone has a simple good ideas to give them entainment, please let me know. they are only on hay and pellets at the moment for i have only had them a week and i have no idea if they were fed veggies or not and dont want to rush them into things so im just taking it easy. any suggestions on what i should give them first and how much and whatnot!?!? PLEASE


User is Online Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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11/26/2009 9:41 PM
Don't be too worried about them hating you after a week, it takes them time to trust us Monkey just recently starting sitting still for a pet if we make it quick lol. And we've had her since June

I'd start them out on something simple for veggies, like green leaf or romaine lettuce, and just a little bit to see how they react to it. Introduce a new veggie maybe once a week, no more than that.

User is Offline Whiteout
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11/27/2009 10:16 AM
here a few decent pics of stu and onyx






User is Offline Furface
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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11/27/2009 4:54 PM
Welcome back!
Very cute pair.
I agree with one new veggie a week & only a little bit of it the first few days.
Can you sit on a pillow in their cage with them? Read a book, mostly ingnoring them, talking softly to them - let them come to you. Don't reach out to pet them yet, just let them crawl over you.
Stu is already really pretty comfortable & safe - you pictured him flopped - that's a happy bunny position.
Furry Family: Furry Family tiny

User is Offline Whiteout
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11/28/2009 5:49 PM
you mean with him laying on his side? he does that all the time. i see him lay like that several times a day.

User is Offline Furface
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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11/28/2009 6:19 PM
yes on his side - they usually only flop when they feel safe
Furry Family: Furry Family tiny

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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11/29/2009 2:23 PM
That is a beautiful set up you have! It seems to me that your bunnies are being territorial of their cage. This is very normal, and I've noticed it seems to happen a lot with rescue bunnies, I don't know if this is true but it seems to me they are so excited to have such a nice place to live that they become very territorial of it. Like Furface mentioned, you can build up the trust by just sitting with your bunnies and allowing them to approach and sniff you without petting them. Just sit very still and that shows them that you do not pose a threat to them. It seems like they are very happy at your house, they look very content in the pictures, so I hope that you can develop a good relationship with them!

User is Offline Kafrn
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11/29/2009 2:27 PM
I have a Stu too! Stus are awesome!
What weighs 35 tonnes, has four fuzzy ears and is 80 million years old? Two rabbits riding a brontosaurus.

User is Offline Whiteout
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11/30/2009 11:48 AM
they are soo much happier since i have made them their room. they no longer fight at all. i dont know what it would be called with rabbits, but with guinea pigs they do what we call "popcorning" they jump and twist their bodies around, it is soo cute to see stu do it, him being soo big and all.

User is Offline MarkBun
Richmond, CA
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11/30/2009 12:06 PM
That, my dear, is what the site is named after. It's a Binky.
My bonding quest with Maryann - Read about a less than easy bonding with two buns - but they did bond!

User is Offline Furface
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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11/30/2009 1:35 PM
Yes, a binky. It's the happy dance.
Furry Family: Furry Family tiny

User is Offline Kafrn
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11/30/2009 5:52 PM
Oh no! you mean some people do call it popcorning?!

I was at teh pet shop on the weekend buying stuff for the budgie (that did a runner the next day) and there were heaps of rabbits there and the lady told me how cute it was when they popcorn jumped. I'm like "thats a binky" Shes like "no, its a popcorn!"
Carl dragged me out of the shop laughing. Im such a geek.
What weighs 35 tonnes, has four fuzzy ears and is 80 million years old? Two rabbits riding a brontosaurus.
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