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I got Teddy - my beautiful mini lop last week and I absolutely love him
I have found your forum so helpful so I thought I would jump on and say hi! Especially because I'm new to buns and learning lots
Little bit about me - Im Sammy, I live in Edgecliff in Sydney Australia
Little bit about Teddy - He is 9 weeks old and an absolute darling. He is a houdini and will do anything to get on the couch...loves the smell of meat and people food...incredibly intelligent (already mastered sitting up and will 'come' 90% of the time). Almost toilet trained - still getting there with the lounge and the bed....
Quick question - Does anyone know what colour he is? I love his colour but I'm not sure what it is? Im thinking lilac torte or even lynx?
Once again - big thanks to everyone for their informative posts and looking forward to being a part of the happy binky bunny community!!
He is very cuddly too...will always come and jump on my lap and crawl up onto my neck bit (very cute)
Floppybuns - I love your new buns! They are so gorgeous...regarding teaching them tricks (I'm used to dogs so I like them trained - my bunny is the same too) I read alot of different blogs for tips but heres my tricks;
Sitting up - I train Teddy when I wake up for about 15-30 mins and again at night (just before feeding time) I use pellets as he is crazy for them. Just get their attention with it and then hold it slightly above their head (i say "Teddy Up") - that way they get used to the gesture and the vocal command - and usually they will sit up to reach the treat!
Come - I started very close to Teddy (at first without treats at all) and I tap where I want him to go (either on the floor on front of me or on my lap etc) and say "Teddy Come" and when he gets there I use lots of praise and patting and now a pellet. He is up to 90% and it is VERY useful as this morning he wandered under the bed, which I dont like and I called him and he came straight out
Next on my list - Bunny Soccer!
Then - The Olympics!
is love to teach them to 'come'. It would be very handy!
A big warm welcome from a fellow Sydneysider