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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > I cant find hay !
Last Post by Beka27 at 10/29/2012 2:28 AM (53 Replies)
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User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/23/2011 3:38 AM
i dont know, im sorry, haha...my bunnies are 2 months old, i dont have any plan to get them spay and neuter I am still a student and dont have enough money for that.

@jerseygirl ,Yes, i live in san jose city, nueva ecija, ph.And there poops are dark and have lot of it in their cage even in their playing area.I am trying to earn money to buy them timothy hay.

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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4/23/2011 9:01 AM

Do you plan to seperate your bunnies? Your male is sexually mature and will mate with your female. It will not only cost you more money, but it will add more stress to you and your bunnies. Seeing a female go through prengancy is not a pretty thing to witness.

 

By not spaying or neutering them, they will be very hormonal, and very moody towards you. I just want to see them be happy  

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User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/24/2011 5:18 AM
i will buy one more cage, and i will seperate them when my male bunny start to mate my female rabbit. but i am planing to put them again in one big cage when they are i year olds so they can make baby bunnies.. Lol.haha..

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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4/24/2011 7:09 AM
Oh, please don't do that. There are too many rabbits already needing good homes without making more.

Just so you are aware, talking about breeding rabbits is not allowed on this site. It's in the Forum rules and Guidelines (see below). It's also mentioned at the top of every page.
• Posts that imply intentional breeding are not allowed: Posts that mention pregnancy, new litters, kits, or babies may be considered as "intentional" breeding, if it is not clarified as accidental. *NOTE: Repeat accidental litters from the same person will fall into this implied category as well.(regardless if it was truly accidental over and over) . Again, a surprise litter that someone needs help with, and they continue to mention their kits' progress is OKAY, but mentioning brand new kits in a way that implies new litters over and over is NOT OKAY.


Rabbits can eat hay other then timothy hay. If that is something hard to find where you live, it's better to get another type that you can keep getting for their life time.

User is Offline brittbritt
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4/24/2011 8:23 AM
It could be very expensive if you decided to breed. The mom could have complications or possibly die. Plus, she may have several babies and then you'd be stuck with them unless you know enough people to take them all in. It would be very expensive to feed all those babies until they were old enough to be away from mama too. Exotic veterenarians are very expensive too as they specialize in rabbits and have had extra training.

User is Offline tobyluv
South Carolina
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4/24/2011 9:42 AM
Please don't breed your rabbits. There are already so many homeless rabbits in rescues, rabbits in shelters being euthanized and rabbits being turned outside to make it on their own, which they can't. I volunteer at a Rabbit Sanctuary and we are always full, and unfortunately have to turn away many rabbits each year because we have no room for them. I know that most of the rescues stay full. No more rabbits need to be brought into this world, when so many of the ones that are already here don't have a home.

Rabbits can reproduce at a very young age, so please separate yours now.

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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4/24/2011 10:02 AM
If you can't afford hay, you can't afford to breed bunnies. Just a fact of life.

User is Offline charcoal's mom
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4/24/2011 6:32 PM
@Monkeybun: Very well said.


@Jomar: Please do not do that, you are already having trouble taking care of those two, how can you take care of their babies? I'm sure you've heard of the term "breed like rabbits", they multiply really fast and you wouldn't want to be bothered seeing sick and dead bunnies.

Right now to you, it's seems so simple taking care of them, but in the long run you'll realize what a big responsibility it is. Bunnies are not a play thing, you don't just grab them and poke fun at them. To them you're a big predator, have you ever noticed that their eyes become tensed, all-round and wide? It shouldn't be something you'll find cute because they're actually very scared. If you've read thru the topics, bunnies are very delicate and get stressed easily. Right now it's summer and you don't have classes, you can give them your attention 24/7; but how about when you have to go back to school? I know you're young and carefree, but taking a bunny as a pet should be a mature move.

And they're right, the simple reason you can't afford a sustainable amount of hay, you cannot afford to breed them. That is if you don't have a conscience. Also, they "do the deed" when you're not there.


User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/24/2011 10:50 PM
yah.. i think of it last night, it is so hard to take care of two rabbits what more if they are already 5-10? thank you for all of your advices. Maybe i should delete the idea of breeding them. I will tell to my friends that if they are going to adopt rabbits, adopt anly one, or two with the same sex. Thank you

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/24/2011 10:51 PM
@charcoal's mom-do we have rabbit shelter here in the philippines?

User is Offline charcoal's mom
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4/25/2011 1:05 AM
I don't really know. PAWS seem to cater to only cats and dogs. Most rabbit breeders here are producing rabbits for: a) pets or b) meat. Scary thought.

User is Offline tobyluv
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4/25/2011 8:36 AM
Posted By mybunniesneedyourhelp on 04/25/2011 01:50 AM
yah.. i think of it last night, it is so hard to take care of two rabbits what more if they are already 5-10? thank you for all of your advices. Maybe i should delete the idea of breeding them. I will tell to my friends that if they are going to adopt rabbits, adopt anly one, or two with the same sex. Thank you
Regarding telling your friends to adopt two rabbits of the same sex, there can be problems keeping rabbits of the same sex together if they are not spayed or neutered.  Especially with unneutered males, they are likely to fight, and rabbits can severely injure each other when they fight.  Spaying and neutering is so important--for health reasons, for behavioural reasons, and of course, to prevent litters.  Bonding can be difficult with rabbits, and it can also be easy in some cases. Usually the best pairing is a male and female, but they must be spayed and neutered.
Many people have been surprised by unwanted  litters, after being told that their rabbits were the same sex when they got them.  That's why it's essential to separate the rabbits before they reach sexual maturity, and have them spayed and  neutered before putting them back together.



 


User is Offline LoveChaCha
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4/25/2011 10:58 AM
Even if the rabbits are of the same gender, they will still fight with one another. That is why fixing them and getting them bonded is the best thing to do. Bonding can be a very hard process on both the rabbits and the person taking care of them.
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User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/25/2011 11:12 PM
my rabbits are 1 1/2 old only, dont know their gender yet, but the person in pet shop told that they are male and female, but i want to see if its true.

User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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4/26/2011 5:00 AM

If you want to make sure that they are boy and girl, please take them to a vet.

Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/26/2011 8:16 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...=1&theater i am planning to buy that, is it alright for my rabbit?

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/26/2011 8:17 PM
dont wory about my rabbits, i seperated them last night..hehe").

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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4/26/2011 9:01 PM
I would not suggest any of the pelleted food with colored bits. It is not good for rabbits.
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User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/27/2011 3:52 AM
but what about the Natural Hay?

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/27/2011 6:43 AM

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