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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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12/01/2009 4:44 AM
i know for guinea pigs, it is called pop-corning. wasnt too sure what it was called for rabbits...but now i totally understand the site name binky buny. stu does it all the time and when i reach in their area to give them hay, water, pellets, he runs over and shoves his head in my hand to pet him.

User is Offline Whiteout
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12/01/2009 2:15 PM
i just want to report that onyx has finally flooped! i was sooo excited to see her. at the moment they are both flooped!!

User is Offline LucyTwoBunz
Northern California
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12/03/2009 9:44 AM

When bonding our 2 bunz, we reverted to using potholders...it worked quite well.  When they nipped at each other, we put our COVERED hands between them & talked very quiet & soothing.  It took a little patience, but they were unseperable after a few days.  We put their cages next to each other with about a 2 inch gap between & every day we inched it closer.  Once the 2 cages were touching each other, in the morning we came out & they were smashed up against the sides of the cages snuggling with each other.  From there, no more troubles.  Good luck!


User is Offline Whiteout
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12/03/2009 12:54 PM
lol my bunnies are very bonded together, i got them that way, they just hate me but are getting better. i was in their area yesterday cleaning it up and stu ws sitting half on my leg and then he had his front paws on my backstanding on his hind. i love my buns that are starting to like me!!!!!

User is Offline bunnymum
PA
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12/03/2009 2:19 PM
Oh aren't they sweet! Bunny Binkies are awesome! It always feels like a "pat on the back" for me, to say, "Thanks, Mom! I am sooooo happy!" I am strange I know, lol!
BuNnY cRaZy

User is Offline Charlie&Layla
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12/03/2009 2:59 PM
I'm glad it's coming together for you. I think that a lot of us with bonded bunnies found that once we had bonded the intial bun with another, we were ignored a bit more than usual. I think it's like human relationships, you love having friends and interacting with other people, but at the end of the day you spend the most time with your partner. So getting to know a bonded pair may take a bit more time because they have each other for interaction as well as you.
Your being really patient, which is good. It took me forever to see Layla (my rescue bunny) comfortable and even now she wont always accept pets from me.
Oh and savour the binkies while you can! Once Layla got used to her new home, and realised that she was staying there, she stopped binkying. I guess the excitement wears off after a little while.
Congrats on your new bunnies and good luck! I love my bonded buns, Charlie is so much happier with Layla than he was alone and it's really fun to see their interactions and uber cute snuggles.

User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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12/06/2009 5:51 AM
Your set up is really nice!

One thing I would suggest...find a larger container for their hay because buns require access to unlimited hay 24/7. I have 4 buns and we actually put the hay in their litter boxes so they can eat and poop like they typically do. If you think this is gross what about a larger container for the hay or a hay "basket" that hangs on the inside that they can get hay from anytime they need it.

You could throw into their cage cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towels-they love these to chew on and play with. Just make sure there isnt a bunch of glue on them. If there is dont use them. You will find some companies never use glue at the end of the roll. If you use a paper towel roll I suggest cutting it down so they have a few to throw and play with.

Look into the Toy section thats under the Bunny Info tab at the top for more homemade toy ideas. Bunnies usually love anything that makes noise-like the jingle ball you have-just watch they dont get teeth or nails stuck in it.

Buns love willow baskets, apple twigs/branches off of apple trees that have not been treated, and baby toys are a BIG hit! Things that they can pick up and fling are big hits.

Hope this helps!
Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline Whiteout
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12/06/2009 2:41 PM

thaks for all the advice. i end up giving them hay 6-7 tmes a day so i am in the process of making a large hay feed, i buy hay by the bale from a farmer and not at the pet store, so i can just give them a flake at time instead of part of the flake 100 times! lol. it is going well and hopes it will be ready for the weekend. thank you

 

does anyone have anymore?


User is Offline Furface
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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12/06/2009 3:07 PM

I thought I was the only insane city person with bales of hay in the house. LOL Maybe youre not in the city...

Furry Family: Furry Family tiny

User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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12/07/2009 4:18 PM
lol I have boxes of hay from Oxbow in the house. With four buns we go thru it so quickly.
Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline Whiteout
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12/11/2009 4:53 PM
lol no no furface im in the city too!!! i get odd looks when people come over and see a bale of hay sitting in the basement (i live in the basement of the house i half own) it is quite amusing i think!!

oh, good news though, i have finished the hay feeder to hold almost a flake of hay and it has gone over sooo well!!! took me almost a week to figure it out! but it is done and no more 6-7 times a day! wuahahaha

User is Offline i~luv~frappichino&sammy
San Diego,Ca
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12/20/2009 7:10 AM
i buy by the bale too!haha i find it better priced.i mean it will last forever!the ones i by are humungous!
Cop:Why did you do it!!! Me:Do what??!!? Cop:Steal all the bunnies of binkybunny??? ME:....hee..heee...i couldent resist!

User is Offline Furface
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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12/23/2009 3:48 PM
Can we see a picture of your hay feeder, please?
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