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Last Post by RabbitPam at 9/05/2012 10:46 AM (32 Replies)
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User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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8/30/2012 1:00 PM
Oops, almost forgot. He eats kaytee pellets and kaytee Timothy hay. It's what came with him!

Nightly I give him dark lettuce, kale, parsley, celery leaves, a baby carrot, and a small piece of celery. Sometimes he'll get a little slice of apple or the odds and ends of the veggies we're making for dinner (ends of string beans, broccoli leaves, etc.)
-Jessy

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User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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8/30/2012 1:04 PM
Oh! And Tofu full out ATTACKED one of the cats today. It wasn't a game. Tofu went after the cat and tried to grab him and bite him and they got into a rolling scuffle and fur was flying. I had to pick up the cat to get it to stop. What the heck?
-Jessy

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User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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8/31/2012 8:04 AM
Posted By Skipper's Mama on 08/28/2012 04:41 PM
It takes a while to get them into the routine. I have the same routine by the way. =] It took Skipper about a week or so to figure it out. I was meaning to ask you how it is down in Orlando! We haven't seen much of the storm up here. It's just frigin' mugging as hell and raining on off. Our classes yesterday were canceled because they feared that Isaac would us. Which I don't understand why they thought it would because nothing bad hits us over here. Then again I don't understand Florida weather. T.T

We get worse sun-storms on a daily basis than what we got with Issac. I don't know if classes were cancelled, but I know it rained until noon and then was beautiful and sunny. I had the door to the patio cracked all day- the animals loved it. 

Whoever named Florida the "sunshine state" is a liar! It rains every afternoon at the same time like clockwork!


-Jessy

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User is Offline Hazel
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8/31/2012 2:17 PM
Posted By zoologist on 08/30/2012 03:57 PM
The stupid lady with the big dog came by again when Tofu was on the porch. He came zooming through the door and hid under the couch and nipped me when I had to get him (I was leaving for class, and had to put him away!) he also grunted at me for the first time. it was the most upset I've seen him and now I feel like the bonding has taken a step backwards
I don't think you should put him out there again, unless you can make it clear to that woman not to come near your porch. He was obviously in full blown panic mode. If he has to run for his life (in his mind) to get inside, that's unacceptable. Rabbits can die of fright.

"You ain't buna fide!"

User is Offline LBJ10
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8/31/2012 2:32 PM
I just looked up the feeding instructions for that food. Wow, that sounds like so much! I don't know anything about that brand though, if it is any good or not. Oxbow recommends hay and stuff right in the feeding directions and this doesn't. Perhaps it is assuming someone isn't feeding their rabbit hay?

User is Offline TH004
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9/01/2012 2:57 AM
I used to buy cheap food, not knowing there was a difference out there. When I researched it, the food I was getting was really for breeders, who need to bulk up their rabbits quickly, but not concerned about longevity. Maybe the one you are using is the same? That one I used had a very large feeding allowance too.

Make sure when picking out a good quality pellet you look at the ingredients. You need high fiber, low calcium, and protein of around 12-14%.

User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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9/01/2012 8:41 AM
Kaytee is a crummy food all around in my opinion, not just for rabbits but for any small animal. The bag is almost empty and then I'm going to look for a better pellet. I have an unopened bag of kaytee hay that I'm going to see if I can exchange it for some oxbow.

Hazel, it's not like I am forcefully putting him on the porch. He's itching to get out there, and waits by the door for me to open it. He enjoys laying out there and gets upset when it's time to come in :/

Does anyone have any advice about him attacking the cats?
-Jessy

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User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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9/01/2012 8:45 AM
TH004, Do you have any brand recommendations?
-Jessy

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User is Offline Hazel
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9/01/2012 12:36 PM
Posted By zoologist on 09/01/2012 11:41 AM
Hazel, it's not like I am forcefully putting him on the porch. He's itching to get out there, and waits by the door for me to open it. He enjoys laying out there and gets upset when it's time to come in :/
I wasn't trying to say that you force him, I'm sorry if you took it that way. My point was just that being panicked like that could easily give him a heart attack. I just don't think it's worth the risk, that's all.

"You ain't buna fide!"

User is Offline TH004
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9/02/2012 10:36 PM
I did a lot of research before deciding on a brand of food and Oxbow was the best by far, IMO. My rabbit LOVES it! I adopted him at two and he came with some food that he wasn't too thrilled with. He definitely likes the taste of this one better. I like the ingredients. Oxbow has different formulas for different age rabbits. Since my buns is now 4, he is on the adult version: http://store.binkybunny.com/bunny-b...7QodaWUArA

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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9/02/2012 11:33 PM
I agree, he may enjoy it when the dog isnt around, but the risk is too high if the dog does show up. Keep him in, after awhile he will forget he ever went out

User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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9/05/2012 5:38 AM
its been a week since Tofu went to the vet for his neuter and he is still pooping everywhere, spraying outside (or the cats), aggressive towards the cats, and humping his ball. I know it can take up to a month but I was hoping to see some sort of improvement by now. what gives?
-Jessy

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User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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9/05/2012 10:46 AM
Generally speaking, a neuter does not cause any change in behavior for at least a month. Often, there is a final surge of hormones (kind of a last gasp) that may cause a brief increase in the aggressive types of behaviors before they are totally gone for good. And a bunny's personality is a factor, so you won't necessarily see a change for the better for another 3 weeks. Hang in there!
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