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Last Post by Skipper's Mama at 11/19/2012 7:24 PM (33 Replies)
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User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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10/29/2012 4:33 PM

Well, I wasn't really looking for a rabbit so soon after Simba died but when I saw "Lacey" a lionhead mix, I instantly fell in love with her, she's already spayed, and UTD on shots, I think she's less than a year old (It just says she's a baby, not the actual age. But obviously old enough to be spayed.)  

We will be changing her name if we adopt her, because well, my sister's name is Lacy, and that's pretty confusing, considering our dog's name is Lucy, there's already too much confusion when I call for Lucy.

Anyway, my mom told me to get the cage we were building Simba all finished built, and told me I had to pay for her, and anything else needed (Hay, new hay rack, new bowls, food, etc.) and she'll let me get her. 

But I mean, look at her, she is adorable. She stood out above all other rabbits that were on all the adoption websites I've visited.

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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10/29/2012 4:36 PM
She's beautiful! Such a cute little face! =] Don't forget to get some of the pellets she's currently on (from the shelter) and slowly switch her over to the brand that you're planning on giving her. Do you have a name in mind for her? =]

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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10/29/2012 4:50 PM
Posted By Skipper's Mama on 10/29/2012 07:36 PM
She's beautiful! Such a cute little face! =] Don't forget to get some of the pellets she's currently on (from the shelter) and slowly switch her over to the brand that you're planning on giving her. Do you have a name in mind for her? =]

I'll probably end up asking what kind of pellets they give her and just buy those. I don't do too well with switching foods over, but I am able to do so it if needed (Such as when we learned my dog had allergies towards the food we were feeding him, and had to switch him and our other dog to a natural diet with no wheat in it.) and no we don't have a name in mind yet, but I might wait until we actually get her, so I can see her personality. I switched Simba's name from Love Bug, to Honey Bun and then Simba... Although, that last name change was because we found out he wasn't actually a girl. So really, it depends on her personality.  

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Online LittlePuffyTail
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10/30/2012 2:31 AM
She's certainly beautiful!!!! Wishing you all the best of luck with your new bunny adventure!
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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10/30/2012 2:48 AM
She's adorable!!!!
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User is Offline Sarita
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10/30/2012 2:52 AM
Rabbits don't need any shots (vaccinations or rabies) in the US.

User is Offline lmais
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10/30/2012 3:32 AM
Sarita is right, they don't need any shots here in Canada either. You might want to check up on what they gave her before bringing her home with you

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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10/30/2012 10:29 AM
It just says she's UTD on shots, it may just be an automatic thing, because the shelter also is for dogs and cats, but I included it because that's what it says.
"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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10/30/2012 10:32 AM

See? It may be because they just clicked something to enter it, I'm not sure how petfinder works, it may just have something you click to widen the search for other people. 

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline lmais
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10/30/2012 10:49 AM
They may mean treatments, like deworming and such... you may want to call or go in and inquire about it though

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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10/30/2012 11:08 AM
Posted By lmais on 10/30/2012 01:49 PM
They may mean treatments, like deworming and such... you may want to call or go in and inquire about it though

I'm going to get my dad to, because I don't do well on the phone. 

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline Sarita
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10/30/2012 11:19 AM
I think you are correct about the "automatic thing" on Petfinders - sometimes though the person who enters the info on Petfinders does not really know everything about the particular animal. I would doubt that the rabbit has been dewormed as well - that is not something that is usually done even as maintenance on rabbits. I don't think then you need to worry about the shots - I think it's just how they must enter on all their adoptables since that is how you found Lacey.

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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10/30/2012 11:32 AM
I'm actually going to see if we can set an appointment to meet her sometime soon, so I'll ask all questions needed then.
"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline MimzMum
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11/01/2012 10:35 AM
OMG...She's absolutely gorgeous! She's a visual cross between my buns Pip and Mimzy. What a lucky find!
Oh I do hope you can bring her home. I'm very excited for you!
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User is Online Monkeybun
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11/01/2012 11:37 AM
What a pretty bun Good luck on the meeting!

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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11/08/2012 1:14 PM
Update: We will be going to see "Lacey" sometime this week, or next week (Not Monday or Wednesday, they're closed to public those days.) So hopefully we'll be taking her home with us within the week. We also decided to rename her either, "Nala", "Sarafina" (Probably Sara for short.) or "Kiara"
"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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11/08/2012 2:41 PM
So happy for you! Hope all goes well with meeting your new girl.

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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11/09/2012 10:49 PM

Ahhh, I want to buy all this stuff from the BB store for Nala (We finally chose a name) before we get her, but I have no credit card.  I could just go to petsmart and buy the stuff I want there, but the one closest to me has next to nothing for rabbits, they have food, chews, unhealthy treats, and cages way too small, but Simba never liked any of the chews I bought for him, just one tunnel made out of willow, which he destroyed within two hours. Who knows, maybe Nala will be interested in that kinda stuff., but I realllly wanted to buy one of the play houses for her, maybe the maze haven or a tunnel. I COULD just find a couple cardboard boxes, but that requires me talking to people I don't know at a store or something. But I really shouldn't buy her too much before I know what she's interested in. I'm not sure what her history was, so she may have never had a toy in her whole life for all I know. I'll have to remember to ask if she's shown interest in chew toys (If the shelter even gave her any.)

Is there anything else I should ask the shelter? I know to ask what type of food they fed her, how much, and if she has any medical history, but in all honesty, this will be the first shelter animal I have owned ever. My mom was always so dead set on getting pure bred dogs, pure bred cats, she even bought Simba from a breeder. (Well, there was one cat I found when I was 9 that was hit by a car, he ended up living with us for a good 3-4 years, staying inside during the winter and outside in the summer, before going his own way.) But other than that, my mom was dead set against shelter animals, she was even asking me if I was sure I wanted to get that rabbit, or if I wanted to buy a baby rabbit. As much as I think baby buns are cute, I really like Nala, and it makes me happy to know I could take her in and give her a great life, the shelter's no kill, but someone else may adopt her and not know how to properly care for a rabbit (I've been researching as much as I can for nearly 6 years, since I was like 11 or 12 I wanted a rabbit, and when I'm interested in something, I retain all knowledge that has to do with such thing. I guess that's the only good thing with me having aspergers syndrome, no one seems to agree with me. They get annoyed and holler at me when I go off on some tangent about how female lions can grow manes like a male, or how some tortoises could live for 100 years, something like that that I heard on animal planet. I actually went off on my ex one time because she had her rabbit in a dingy little cage with a wire bottom and only fed it carrots and pellets. I told her nearly every fact I knew about rabbits and she ended up blocking me on facebook.  I just couldn't help myself. She pretty much neglected it and had only got one after I got Simba, to be honest.)

But uhhh, I think that's all I wanted to say, most of it was me getting distracted, so pardon me on that one.  I'll probably remember it in a little bit, although, I may go to sleep soon, I just realized the time! It's nearly five in the morning where I'm at, I didn't notice it at all.. I'm sorry if this seems all over the place, I'm excited, and I just want to give her a great life. With Simba, I knew what he liked to the T. I knew what veggies he preferred, where he liked to hide, and everything in between....

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
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11/09/2012 10:49 PM
Posted By FooFoosMommy2 on 11/08/2012 05:41 PM
So happy for you! Hope all goes well with meeting your new girl.

Thank you, I hope so too.

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/10/2012 1:50 AM
All I can say is if you get this rabbit, she's going to be one lucky bunny! You'll be a great care giver. Just as you were for Simba.

I can tell you're excited I hope it all goes well for you.
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