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    • LBJ10
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      Nobody has done this is awhile, so…

      Bun Jovi, Bun Jovi, Bun Jovi!!!

       

      Happy January and Happy New Year to everyone! Does anyone have any new year’s resolutions?


    • DanaNM
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      Awwww yay! Happy New Year! I am counting down the days till I get my grumpy grandpa back! Only 10 now!

      I don’t really have a resolution. I saw a meme that said it was the year’s turn to improve, LOL!

      But if I had to make one, it would be to snuggle my bunnies even MORE.

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    • ParsleyBun
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      Hmmm… New Year’s Resolutions.

      Provide better pet enrichment

      Go outside more

      try to argue less, I’m bad at that lol

      Who else stayed up last night and watch the ball drop live stream? Was anybody actually there? I wasn’t, I just watched the live stream. Part of it, at least. When do you think you will get your buns back, @DanaNM ?


    • DanaNM
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      I watched the ball drop live stream for about the last few minutes before midnight, ha!

      We get the keys to our new place on the 10th, and are getting the moving truck on the 11th. I’m thinking it would be best to wait until we get the furniture all moved to get the buns, so probably the 13th? But I may not be able to resist that long!

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      • ParsleyBun
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        Yep, that’s exactly what I did! I wasn’t rrally interested in watching 3 hours of partying.

        I am soooo excited for you to get your babies back!

        There’s snow on the forecast for tonight!!!!! My buns love the snow.


    • Bam
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      Hoppy New Year!

      My New Year’s resolution is to try and find a suitable husbun for Snöa 😃

      (Although tbh that’s been then plan all along).

      How exciting Dana!!!

      ParsleyBun, snow is so great, I love snow. It makes the world so pretty! We had snow over Christmas, but now we just have pouring rain.


    • DanaNM
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      Yes I’m excited for some snow! It’s just been drizzling rain all week!

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    • LBJ10
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      I was going to try to eat healthier… but I know that isn’t going to happen. So I think I’m going to try to eat less, since I have a tendency to eat too much.

      It snowed a little bit here. It’s super cold though, so that’s no fun. :\


    • GlennTheLionhead
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      Happy New Year

      Wishing a healthy and happy year to you and all your buns!

      Parsleybun – going outside is a great resolution! I might try adopt that one too.

      Dana- lovely to hear your buns will be back soon, will be so rewarding and worth the wait once your all moved in!

      Bam- good luck with the husbun search and bonding! Getting mine bonded will also be a resolution of mine!

      LBJ10- eating less is definitely super hard sometimes, good luck!

      My ‘resolutions’ are as mentioned, getting my lions bonded, saving to buy/build a wooden castle Fort thing for the buns and for myself a very cliche try to do more excercise!

       


    • DanaNM
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      Bam- Ooooh I can’t wait for Snöa to find a husbun! So exciting!

      Glenn- Good luck with the lion bonding!

      And yes to going outside more often too! My brother is a personal trainer and he says its helpful to make goals and resolutions very specific an achievable so you know when you’ve accomplished them. So something like “go for a 10 minute walk twice a week”, rather than “spend more time outside” can help a lot! Starting small helps to build momentum too!

      We got a winter CSA this year that has been helping us to eat more veggies through the winter so far. We get 1 box once per month that is mostly storage veggies and its been pretty good, I need to look up some parsnip recipes though!

       

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    • Azerane
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      Happy new year!

      I really want to try and get my art business off the ground this year. I love my job but it’s destroying my body with how physically taxing it is.

      Apollo is doing well but Luna is very unwell, we nearly lost her this week and still could, but she is showing improvement. Made a post about it in the House Rabbit Q and A section.


      • ParsleyBun
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        Ooh an art bussiness, that sounds cool! I love drawing, but I’m not professional or anything. I’ve only been doing it for 3 months, but I never intend to stop!

        I’m so sorry about Luna. I hope she is feeling better.


    • GlennTheLionhead
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      Bellas blankets were freshly washed today and I think she’s happy about it!

      Azerane, sending you positive vibes for your art business and Luna alike! Glad to hear she’s getting better, good luck!


    • DanaNM
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      Bella looks cozy and content!

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    • Ellie from The Netherlands
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      Happy New Year everyone!

      There are so many exciting things happening for everybody. I hope that your dreams and resolutions will come true! ^_^

      We’re counting down the days until Owen and Molly can be reunited on January 24th. We’re all eager for it: they miss each other and are often licking each other through their hutch bars. Bas and I are happy that we won’t have to let them out in turns anymore. They both want to go outside and get rid of their boundless energy, so they’re rattling the hutch bars once the other is let out.

      We wanted to keep things as stress-free as possible, and tried to make the switch once they went back to their hutch to drink or use the box. Sadly it isn’t working well, and there’s always somebunny who doesn’t want to go back. Sometimes they’ll be outside for hours while the other one is going crazy with excess energy, so we have to chase someone back to their hutch. We’ll all be so happy when this business is over!


    • Susanne
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      Happy New year! Hopefully Bun Jovi and the gang will be moving home this week, yay!

      Bella looks so comfortable and adorable, I love her colors.

      I don’t have any solid resolutions, I’m thinking of trying to move again but it depends. I’m mostly just so happy my buns finally bonded and my master bathroom under construction (for almost a year because of a long story/ pause) is finally getting completed and I’ll be able to use it!


    • ParsleyBun
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      I have officially  reached the bunn6 ctaziness level where my friend’s siblings call me ‘the bunny girl’ behind my back. Lol


    • Ellie from The Netherlands
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      Hihi, congratulations Parsleybun ^_^ It’s always nice to be recognised 😉

      I overheard my neighbours talking about me in that way too. There had been a burglary in one of the apartments down the hallway, and all the neighbours were out in the hall.

      Breintje got a bit upset because of the noisy crowd, and I went back inside to calm him down. Then I overheard someone from one floor above taking to my direct neighbour:

      – Who lives there?

      o Elise

      – Don’t know her

      o Yeah you do, mrs. Rabbit!

      –  Oh, her!

      😆

      Well, Breintje did always consider me to be his bonded female ^_^


      • ParsleyBun
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        Ahhh so funny!!!!!!!!!

        Yeah, I happen to be in an art class with my friend’s sister. Yesterday my friend told me that her sister had come home from art class yesterday and told her, “That really nice bunny girl is in my class.” I was on the floor laughing. There is even a 5yr. old boy that calls me that!

        It could have something to do with that bunny mom hoodie….. 😀


      • GlennTheLionhead
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        Awww lol, bunny girl and Mrs. Rabbit both seem like pretty good titles to me! Just shows your love for bunnies does not go unoticed!

        I have not had anyone call me a rabbit lady yet but when I meet new people be it friend or work colleagues they will often have seen a photo of my rabbits within the first day lol


    • GlennTheLionhead
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      Today I’ve realised that Glenn and Bella both have different ‘favourite hays’……

      Typical persons expectation= ‘rabbits are cheap pets’

      Reality = several different flavours of hay at any one time and a bunny who will refuse brocoli unless it is tenderstem or purple sprouting brocoli, refuse kale unless it’s cavolo nero or purple kale and another bunny who will refuse to eat her portion of greens unless it includes a portion of fresh herb. – human buys bunny toy… Bunny toy non exisitent 2 days later.

      Such picky floofs!

      Anyone else’s buns have expensive taste lol?


      • Ellie from The Netherlands
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        @Glenn: Haha, that’s so relatable! They’re such terribly picky characters 😆

        My boyfriend’s previous rabbit Waffie was a very dainty lady who hated getting any dew or soil on her fur. She put one paw over the threshold to check the weather, and refused to go outside if the grass was still covered with dew. Then she spent minutes washing her slightly damp paw.

        She would only eat doubly washed vegetables as well. If she detected any trace of soil she put her nose up at it. It didn’t matter that they’d been homegrown for her, she demanded cleanliness. Get scrubbing!

        Breintje used to be a horrible fusspot about his hay. He would only eat very expensive herbal hay with dandelion in it, and only the choice bits of that. There was nothing wrong with his teeth or anything, he was just being a fussy bunny.

        To let him eat more hay we gave him fewer pellets, but that didn’t work. We started to give him pellets only after he ate hay, but that just got us a very angry bunny.

        When he had to eat less calcium for a urinary problem the dandelions were off the menu for a while. He protested and stopped eating hay for a week, until the vet put him back on it.

        Owen and Molly are such a blessing in that regard: they happily eat the bulk brand, and a lot of it! My goodness, these two are little poop machines…


    • Ellie from The Netherlands
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      Our little girl Molly surprised us so much this week, up to the level of “pics or it didn’t happen”. She always was such a timid little thing and only wanted to be petted if she was sitting in a certain corner of her hutch. She just kept trying to groom everyone and everything because she was so insecure.

      She loves to sit on the upturned crate that they use as a step to get up onto the sofa. This week Bas had seen her bow her head when he walked through the room, but she fled as soon as he got really close.

      When I walked by on Saturday she bowed her head… and sat still to be petted! Not once, but 3 times that day… Who’d have thought it, our little girl actually presenting???

      Presenting is something that more dominant rabbits do, and it’s quite a big step up for her. We still don’t know where she got the sudden courage from, but we’re very happy and so proud of her!

      She’s also becoming less shy of showing affection towards us. This was her just after she’d groomed my ear while she sat on the backrest of the sofa ^_^


    • ParsleyBun
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      <@Ellie from The Netherlands Ohhh so excited for Molly! My Carrotina is a little bit of a shy girl too.
      @GlennTheLionhead My buns aren’t picky-except for the toys. It’s either they hate the toy or it’s ruined in 1 day. 🙄 At least they eat their hay and veggies nicely.


    • DanaNM
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      Awww look at her! What a brave baby!

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    • Ellie from The Netherlands
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      Argh, this is driving me up the wall! Sorry, but I have to vent with people who understand bunnies. A friend of mine is a very gentle soul who thinks the best of everyone. We’ve got the idea that she’s been massively duped by a shelter bonding service for the second time in a row now 🙁

      She adopted a very young bunny who turned out to have PTSD, and decided to bond him to see if that stabilised his condition. At the shelter they bonded this young bunny to one of the oldest females that they had. She had a long coat, resisted any attempts at grooming and was aggressive. That was questionable enough, with the massive age difference and aggressive temper.

      She didn’t get to enjoy her bunnies for a long time, and after many vet bills and lots of stress she lost them both.

      She has a male bunny now and enrolled him for a bonding service again. This time they bonded him to an UNSPAYED doe, even though the shelter worker said that she was fixed. They noticed that she was unspayed because of her behaviour when the bunnies came home. The female is aggressively mounting the male all the time, and I’m very worried.

      It’s crazy that they bonded a hormonal rabbit, and that she was still unspayed even though she was in a shelter. These people should know how dangerous it is for females to be intact. She isn’t the youngest bun either, so it’s a ticking timebomb. Then there’s a matter of cost: they charge €10 more for adopting a spayed rabbit, but I dare to bet that my friend’s vet charges a little more than a tenner.

      The shelter put it down to “miscommunication” , but I think that this business smells. They’ve made some very questionable bondings twice now, and my friend is saddled with an aggressive rabbit again 🙁

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