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Last Post by Murasaki at 10/12/2012 7:23 PM (60 Replies)
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User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/06/2012 5:09 PM

Hello Binky Bunny.

My name is Shigure, I am from Japan. I am new to rabbits and brought a Netherland Dwarf Hybrid. 

Bunnies name is Yuki, not Yuki 雪 for snow, but Yuki 幸 for good luck.

Yuki chan was born 2012/09/16 .. do not know if male or female as of yet.

I have loaded up photos of Yuki. I hope you enjoy. I also have a few short videos on Youtube.

I hope to make new friends here and learn about keeping rabbits.

Nice to meet you all.

Shigure.


User is Offline DaisyBinks
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10/06/2012 5:27 PM
welcome! what a cute name you will learn a lot here, I know I have

User is Offline DaisyBinks
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10/06/2012 5:30 PM
Just noticing that the birthday would make Yuki only 3 weeks old. That is very young for a bun to be away from mum, which concerns me :/

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/06/2012 5:39 PM
Thank you, at the moment reading the forum.

In Japan they remove baby animals from the parents very early... Back in Australia where I am from they would never do that until about 12 weeks.

So as Yuki is so young I am really watching him/her and have taken time off to stay home and protect him/her for the next 2 months. At the moment he/she is sleeping with his/her body pressed against my body.

Today Yuki started chewing on the carpet, wooden doors, cardboard box, table leg ...

Yuki will not eat the food the petshop said, but she will eat cabbage and carrots if I use a peeler to make then as thin as possible.

I am worried because of the age so been researching the net for the past two days and I have not slept, because I am watching Yuki

User is Offline CinnabunMom
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10/06/2012 5:49 PM
First, welcome to BB.

It's really important that Yuki get the proper nutrition at his age. Her diet needs to be as close to mother's milk as possible. I would stop the veggies right away as bunnies cannot have them until they are about 12 weeks old. I'm with Daisy, this concerns me. What did the pet store give you? One of our forum leaders probably knows better what Yuki can and cannot have, but you are probably going to want to pick up some sort of supplement that is milk-like.
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User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/06/2012 6:03 PM
Pet shop just said pellets ... but mix with water to make soft, I tried that and Yuki refused to eat... the pellets are way too hard for her to try and eat dry ... The pellets are for baby rabbits. ... there is nothing milk like at the shop. .... this is why I tried the cabbage and carrots... she has no problems digesting them and after she eats she goes to the toilet ... and I spend the next 3 hours cleaning up ...

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/06/2012 9:55 PM
Welcome Shigure

I'm shocked they let the babies go that young. That is sad. I hope Yuki will be ok.

Babies will start eating hay and pellets around this age (but still have the mothers milk too). I think getting her a good grass hay is important. One of my bunnies I've had from birth and she ate hay from early age.

Do you know what is in the pellets they sold you? She should be able to manage she these as they are.

Goodluck!
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/06/2012 10:13 PM

I have been in a panic for the past few hours ... I have rung over 20 pet shops trying to find a milk that I can give Yuki chan ... they all say the pellets are for new born baby rabbits and can be used up to 8 months old ... I have looked on the net to try and make something at home and half the ingredients on the net we cannot get in Japan.


I have re read the back of the pellet packet and it says for new born rabbit up to 8 months like the shops have said.

I have just got off the telephone blasting the pet shop I brought Yuki chan at and they now claim that the DoB is not the 16th of Sept, but the 06th of Sept, but on the form they have written 16th of Sept, is there any way I can find out Yuki chan's age? Can a vet tell me?



She has been sleeping next to my chest all day long...


User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/06/2012 11:58 PM
Mmm... He could be about 4 weeks. Possibly even older.... Always hard to be certain though. He looks similar to one of mine I had at 4 weeks. Although I did try to give him a milk replacement, he never took very much.
I'm sort if thinking just getting this one onto hay and pellets might be your best bet rather then a milk that's not specialized rabbit milk replacer.

I'm not certain a vet could tell you an accurate age.

Cute little thing! He/she will probably grow bigger then you expect!
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/07/2012 12:10 AM

Decided to put the pellets in the blender with some water and turned it in to a paste ... Yuki is eating it now... refused to eat it before as pellets.... so need to be like a paste before he/she will touch it ... She is hopping about happy as now and no problems... I do not think I will be sleeping tonight ... will stay awake and watch over my baby .. 


User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/07/2012 12:15 AM
Haha! You've definitely fallen for the bunny.

Scatter some whole pellets around too. It might surprise you.

Are you able to get hold of some hay?
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/07/2012 12:24 AM
I don't know if this site is useful to you because I cannot read it. I found it on House Rabbit Society site

http://garden-of-ethel.me.uk/en

Maybe if you contact they can help you find supplies?

House Rabbit Society is a great site too: www.rabbit.org
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/07/2012 12:33 AM

Yeah great I am a 44 year old Ex-Aussie RAINF and going stupid over a rabbit, lucky the guys back in OZ cannot see this, they be in fits of laughter...

Getting hay is no problems. I have got in contact with a pet shop in the next city and they have hay.  


Think the paste has recharged her batteries, she is hopping about like the energizer bunny  now.


User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/07/2012 12:38 AM
Lol. Rabbits do that to us.

Don't worry, your safe here on BinkyBunny. We're all nuts over rabbits.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/07/2012 12:43 AM

Well that is good too know .. I was about to check myself in to the local funny farm!


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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10/07/2012 1:01 AM
What a cutie!

I too think you should get this little doll going on hay as soon as possible, as it really is the best thing for them. A nice, tasty alfalfa hay may entice him to eat more Can't have his slave blending pellets 24/7 after all... even slaves need rest

User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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10/07/2012 11:20 AM
Thanks for clearing up her name! Japanese is such a cool and complex language. I didn't know Yuki could mean snow and luck. My boyfriend's cat's name is Yuki because she was white as snow when he got her as a kitten!

Yuki chan is a cutie! So happy she's eating now!
-Jessy

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User is Offline tanlover14
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10/07/2012 12:45 PM
What an adorable little girl -- welcome to BB!
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User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/07/2012 6:04 PM

Thank you everyone for your help and the welcomes .... I am on a high because about 20 cups of coffee in the past 24 hours ...

Update ... I spent all night awake watching over my little girl ... She is eating fine now and going toilet with no problems ... she is hopping about and last night decided to go in to the other room were I normally sleep ... 

The room Yuki chan is in has carpet on the floor and she loves it, but my room has a wooden floor which she hates, but last night she entered the room and to my amazement jumped up on to the bed, scared the living daylights out of the girlfriend, who just about had a heart attack

The bed is 30cm high and she got on to it with one jump, I have now decided to keep the shoji shut to the other room to keep her out of it. The kitchen also has wooden floors and she refuses to go in to there.

In regards to Yuki chan's age.

The girlfriend rushed home from work as Yuki chan was not drink or eat for close to 6 hours, until I made the paste. 

The girlfriend rang the pet shop and blasted them even though I did it a few hours earlier, they told the girlfriend the same as they told me and that is Yuki chan was born on the 06th of Sept and not the 16th of Sept, even though they wrote down on the for the 16th of Sept.

I now think they wrote a younger age, because in Japan people will pay a high price for a young animal and a low price for a older animal, Yuki chan was ¥15000 because young, there was another rabbit the same breed but was 9 weeks old and it was only ¥8000

I do not mind paying a high price for a animal, but I am really p*ssed they have lied, so filing a report with the local government about the pet shop.

When the girlfriend got home yesterday, she said from the time she left for work until she got home I have stressed so much I have aged about 5 to 7 years. 


My little girl this morning, checking out my lap top.

After checking out the lap top, time for a bath ... I love my little girl


User is Offline tanlover14
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10/07/2012 7:31 PM
She is a gorgeous little girl -- hope they are honest this time about her age and that she is older than first mentioned! Keep an eye on her (which it seems like you've been doing wonderfully).

I can't remember if it was mentioned before or not -- have you found a rabbit savvy vet yet who you can take your new little girl to have a checkup?
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