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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > Raising $ to get our shelter buns fixed
Last Post by Hedi at 6/06/2007 5:47 AM (35 Replies)
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User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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5/30/2007 7:06 AM

A couple of things that I can see:

- You don't mention the shelter or its location.  Maybe getting flagged because too vague?  Is there any way you can mention the shelter name without making it seem like they are in an way sanctioning your post?

- No contact information.  maybe set up an email account just for this and use it in your posts?

 

- Was this flagged right away, or did it stay up for a while, then get taken down?

- You posted in Community Pets?  What was the title of the post?

 

Do you know about the craig's list flag help forum?  I will post it there and see if they have any suggestions.

forums.craigslist.org/




User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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5/30/2007 9:20 AM

I did fill in the little location box as Dayton. In this first post I had my own email information and did get one response. So they second time I posted it I just used the one craigslist gives you. I was afraid to put their info. I did get a response today from my new post someone looking for a house rabbit.

I didnt know there was a place that advises you what to put in a post. I will see how long the one I just put up stays. I should just go ahead and put it in the volunteer area since that is where it is supposed to be and then just put a plug on the pets area about us having buns to adopt.



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User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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5/30/2007 9:45 AM

Good, let's hope that this one stays up.  If you are going to post about available bunnies, here are a couple more tips to avoid the flagging horde:

 

- Be up front about adoption fees

- Tell if the animal is spayed/neutered

- Mention the shelter so that they do not think you are selling your own bun

 




User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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5/30/2007 11:23 AM

I have had two people respond! Yeah!

I am fighting to get permission to do the petfinder.com but the guy who has been there almost a year suggested I not ask. The girl who does it only has one bun up and she has down that he is fixed and litter trained. He isnt and I asked it be fixed and it hasnt been. Frustrating but they do tell them if they adopt them they aren't fixed and they can look at their cage and see they aren't litter trained. lol



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User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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5/30/2007 1:54 PM

Hi! Right now I am trying to raise money as well, and am baking dog treats to sell...that might be a good idea, especially around a shelter where there are lots of dog people! I found the recipe on www.recipezaar.com , i typed in "dog treats"




User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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5/31/2007 5:07 AM

We have a bakery in town that actually makes doggie treats during their off hours. I wonder if the shelter would let me keep the $ I would make selling them to put toward our buns?

We got our authorization to buy from The Busy Bunny and All Other Living things wholesale. So this week they are going to order what I suggested. I made about 8 bunny chew toys. I flavored just the large peices of wood. The shelter buns liked them so I will package them up and put tags on them to sale.

Im attaching a pic..hopefully it works...Between each spindle looking piece there is either two circles or two hearts. I just used one of each with the one I gave my shelter bun and she chewed them all up the first night she had it. So hopefully doubling would be better.


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User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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5/31/2007 10:38 AM

Hey Hedi,

In regards to the chew toys - I also really like the natural look too!  Plus, with the dyes you have to make sure they are non-toxic and pet friendly, so like ya said, it's just one less thing to worry about. 

What kind of wood are you using?

Ya know, if you end up becoming interested in really selling this, let me know.  I'd be interested in carrying it once it was tested for safety - (which all products that are being sold on a larger scale should go through)  I know they test it for toxicity, and for things that may cause a problem that we may not have thought of.  Usually it will pass or they'll say what needs to be improved. It costs around $200 dollars here.   I'm not sure who or where you would look for that there.  But if you are interested in this as a business venture, email me.




User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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5/31/2007 11:14 AM

They are maple and yucca. Actually, they are all the same pieces that Bunny Bytes and American Cart (http://www.americancart.us/pet_rabbit_toys) uses. I got all the pieces from a wholesale place here in Dayton called The Flower Factory. Cost ranges from just a dollar to five dollars a bag. I have hearts, circles, stars, blocks, etc.

To hang them I couldnt find a fastener I liked so I used bookrings. They fasten very well and takes a quite a bit of opening and closing to wear it out. We used them for awhile to actually fasten the bunny house doors.

I used all natural Jute to connect them. I wanted to find sisal but they didnt carry it and 400ft of Jute 2ply and 4ply was only $1.10 each.

I used food dye to color some wood but I just got pink from the red dye after sitting in it for 48hr. So, nevermind. I wont color them. The natural look is nice.

Can I actually sell them? I mean if they passed safety? I used the ideas from Bunny Bytes and the American Cart but they do not look anything like what they have. Everything I bought only ended up costing $17!



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User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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5/31/2007 1:15 PM

Absolutely, material cannot be patented unless it's a new type off material. And since it's not a direct copy of something, then it's okay. The unique part about it is that it's flavored. There are flavored woods out there (usually brightly colored) but I doubt they were simmered in, because they don't seem to hold the flavor.  And again  I am just not a fan of brightly colored chew toys...seems so unnatural to me.  

The toy you made is far more attractive in my opinion.

I have a list of safe wood and toxic woods so I need to check that out. And even some kinds of wood (usually the soft kind) that aren't good for bunnies can be made safe if the oils are processed out of them first. Sisal and Jute are fine.

Also, once you've decided on the type of wood and pieces, you can buy them then wholesale which will even be cheaper.  You would have to get a resell license, but it's fairly cheap and easy to do.  This allows you to get it at the wholesale price as well as you become exempt from paying taxes since you would be reselling it.

Anyhoo...I can help guide you if you want to go that route, so you can email me if you need any more info.




User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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5/31/2007 6:28 PM

I would buy some !




User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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6/01/2007 4:20 AM

I fibed...here are the types of wood-  maple,oak,popular,ash. I need to make sure none of them are pine. I checked the packages and then threw them away.

I am gonna work on some throw chew toys today. I have all sorts of shapes all flavored.

I also have pineapple orange 100% juice I will try as well. All my buns luv pineapple so we will see what they think of pineapple orange.



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Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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6/02/2007 3:31 PM
If I'm not mistaken, pine is okay. It's the sap in the pine that is bad for the bunnies. If the pine is totally dry, then it should be okay. I don't remember where I read that. I'm going to look for the source.



User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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6/02/2007 3:47 PM

From http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/toys.html :

Good toys to start with:

"Untreated wood, twigs and logs that have been aged for at least 3 months. Apple tree branches can be eaten fresh off the tree. Stay away from: cherry, peach, apricot, plum and redwood, which are all poisonous."

 

 


 

From http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/chewing.html :

 

Should I give the rabbit items to chew?

Yes. You can give rabbits pieces of the thing they want to chew: their own small towel, for example, providing they aren't ingesting it. This is especially useful when the attraction is the particular consistency.

Here are some items that are OK for rabbits to chew on:

 

  • apple, willow, aspen branches;
  • pine firewood;
  • cotton towels
  • untreated fresh pine lumber attached to cage so it doesn't move--piece of molding, 1"x2"s, or 2"x4"s;
  • basket with hay in it--let the bun chew the basket as well as the hay;
  • compressed alfalfa cubes

     

Aren't some woods toxic?

Fruit tree branches, such as, apricot and peach are toxic while attached to the tree but not after they're cut and dried (a month or more). Lisa McSherry and Rusty Fayter, who package The Busy Bunny baskets, share this research. Another tip they offer for your bunny's safety is to keep your purchases of imported baskets limited to willow, the only basket material not sprayed with pesticide.


 

I've attached three pics of toys that my bf has made for the buns. They are made out of pine 1x4 or 1x6s. We can't remember.

 

 

 


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User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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6/05/2007 4:00 PM

Do your buns jump thru the holes as well as chew on the wood?



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Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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6/05/2007 5:51 PM
no... they're only 6 inches tall.. so the can just get their mouths in the center to chew on. sorry that I didn't say how big they were.



User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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6/06/2007 5:47 AM

 

Fruit tree branches, such as, apricot and peach are toxic while attached to the tree but not after they're cut and dried (a month or more). Lisa McSherry and Rusty Fayter, who package The Busy Bunny baskets, share this research. Another tip they offer for your bunny's safety is to keep your purchases of imported baskets limited to willow, the only basket material not sprayed with pesticide.

 

I have a peach tree in my backyard....



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