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Forum THE LOUNGE WELCOME ! Hello everyone! First time bunny owner.

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    • Oreo’s Mom
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      Hello! I am a first time bunny owner and am learning as much as I can. We got our bunny 4 months ago and was told it was a male. Surprise on our first vet visit changed a he to a she. It’s a good thing we named her Oreo. I am unsure of her breed. When we first go her we were told she was a Holland lop. But her ears don’t lop, they stay in helicopter mode, and the vet said she wasn’t a Holland lop but a mix. So now we have a she that isn’t a Holland lop. I was just wanting to know so we would know about how big she is going to get. She is currently 7 months old and weighs 4 pounds

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    • DanaNM
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      Welcome! She’s very cute! Mis-sexing of baby rabbits is really common, often the other way around too!

      I love helicopter lops, they seem to be very expressive with their ears! I’m not as great with the breed guessing, but a lop mix is a good guess. 🙂 At 7 months she prob won’t get too much bigger, but may start to fill out a little.

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    • Oreo’s Mom
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      The second picture is the one that is the most recent. We just had her spayed so she is confined to a smaller x pen for now. She isn’t happy about it and I am having to remind myself that it’s important for her to remain in there for the recommended days. It’s hard to do when she looks at me with those big eyes.


    • DanaNM
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      I agree it is SO hard to confine them, but it’s important and remember it’s only temporary! It usually just makes me feel awful for those bunnies that spend their whole lives in cages. 🙁

      Giving her some extra boredom buster toys during the healing time can help a lot with frustration.

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    • Bam
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      She really is so cute!

      I agree with Dana, I dont think she’ll get much bigger. She’ll fill out some, but her ears looks proportional to the rest of her. Large breed buns tend to have huuuge ears until they “grow into” them.

      It is hard to have to restrain a bun, but a girl’s internal spay incisions need two weeks to heal, and before that time they mustn’t jump or do binkies etc.  Boredom busters like willow gnaw toys or, if you have access, fresh twigs from pesticide-free trees (apple, pear, willow, hazel, ash, linden, maple, rowan, hawthorns and several more) can be a good diversion. Also try to spend time in the same room as she is in. You don’t have to interact directly all the time, just be there so she feels included in the family. Rabbits don’t like being alone very much.


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      Her pen is set up in our main living area. And someone is always talking to her or interacting with her. She has her paper towel rolls in there along with some toilet paper rolls I filled with hay and folded the ends closed. I also have willow sticks, a sea grass ball and some willow balls in there. I didn’t put her tunnel in there because she gets excited and jumps over it normally. She also has the pillow from her pet bed in there that she likes to burrow under. She also spends time rearranging her pen by moving her litter box and blankets around. I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one who feels bad about keeping our bunnies confined during this time. I’ve heard too many horror stories of owners letting their buns run before they should and what happens when you do.


    • Bam
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      Sounds perfect! 😊

      My own girl bun is getting spayed in a few weeks, and I must admit I’m not looking forward to trying to keep her entertained in a small-ish pen. It’s the downside of being a pet “parent” – we have to be baddies at times, and there’s never any way to explain to the pet why we do what we do.

      I wish your girl a swift recovery!


    • Oreo’s Mom
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      She is doing good. I had to call the vet to update them on her progress and they told me I could start letting her out for an hour a day starting on Monday and then by the next Monday I can let her roam as usual. She is currently staring me down because she knows it is getting close to time for her evening salad.


    • DanaNM
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      LOL! Glad she’s doing well!

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