Thank you all for your kind words. It means a lot to know other people can understand what I’m going through right now, and to feel like I’m not alone in this grief. A huge thank you especially to bam; you’ve been here with us every step of the way, helping me keep sane throughout Sukka’s ups and downs and giving me someone to vent to when things…[Read more]
As an update to anyone who was reading this thread and doesn’t see this anywhere else on the forum: Sukka has passed away on 06/09/2016 due to complications from her megacolon. For the last six months of her life, she was unmedicated, and her condition was managed only with a strict diet (carefully selected pellets, hay and water, nothing else).…[Read more]
Whewph, it seems like ages since I’ve had time to come around here! I hope everyone and their bunnies are doing well. I’ve been so busy with studying for my law school entrance exams (I got in, yay!) and moving to a new apartment (it’s huge and gorgeous and I love it, yay!) that everything’s just been a blur the last few months as far as time…[Read more]
We use Supreme Science Selective for both our rabbits. It’s great for Sukka’s tummy issues, but Tossu is also in really good health and has a lovely, shiny coat. So it works for both healthy and not-so-healthy bunnies! SS is brilliant. We get our timothy hay from the stables our horse lives at, but the alfalfa we have to buy in bags, and we buy…[Read more]
Sounds exciting! Remember though, it’s better to get the right rabbit and have to wait a while than get the wrong rabbit too quickly. I waited for my Tossu for months, for instance! Make sure to check out where/how the breeder houses his/her animals when picking up your baby, ask to see his parents and make sure everything is alright and their…[Read more]
Personally, if I were going to do it “all over again” I’d go with a New Zealand Red. (Actually, if I’m ever getting another rabbit, I definitely want to try a New Zealand White next! ) I love Sukka to death, but Tossu has this kind of spunk to him that I just can’t get enough of. He’s such a joy to be around, his love of life is absolutely…[Read more]
Medication isn’t an issue for us, at least – Sukka enjoys it. She actually gets excited whenever she sees a syringe! Most Frenchies are the same. They’re so greedy they’ll be excited by the prospect of any food, even if it is meds… Haha! Tossu isn’t quite as easy, but it’s not too hard to trick into taking his meds by hiding them in a banana or…[Read more]
They’re my adorable little darlings. <3 If you want to see more of them, I have some pictures and videos on my instagram!
Both of my rabbits are actually from meat rabbit breeders, and I got them at 8 weeks (Tossu) and 10 weeks (Sukka). They were both born in a separate outdoor “bunny barn”, and didn’t spend the beginning of their lives…[Read more]
We have a New Zealand Red boy (4,5kg/10lbs) and a French lop girl (4kg/9lbs and still growing).
Our Frenchie is exactly like you’ve described – chill, calm, relaxed, laid back, waaay less active. She just wants to sleep, eat everything and be pet all the time. But I think that’s more to do with her being a lop than with her being a giant…[Read more]
With our healthy rabbit, Tossu, we go to the vet if something’s wrong (that I can’t fix myself) or something needs to be done (like neutering). I also took him in when I’d only just gotten him to make sure everything was okay, though that wasn’t really needful. Our megacolon (chronically ill) bunny Sukka goes in to the vet when something’s…[Read more]
Our Tossu, a one-year-old 4,5kg New Zealand Red male, once jumped a 105cm puppy pen fence with ease right before my very eyes. Our French lop girl, on the other hand, doesn’t jump out of even a 40cm puppy pen. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that bunnies can and will jump incredible heights when properly motivated, but it does depend on the…[Read more]
Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh. That reminds me of the adverts I saw for “brightly-colored” (DYED!) chicks for Easter photoshoots the other day. They were actually dyeing baby chickens. And selling them as photo props. Where is basic human decency?
Sukka’s neck is still being a bit funky. She recently lost all her fur there and the skin turned…[Read more]
Her water intake sounds within reasonable bounds to me, especially if she’s eating a lot of hay (as she should be!). I’m wondering if what she’s experiencing could be due to a motility disorder of the gut, particularly of the cecum. A mushy poop whenever she empties out her cecum would fit with cecum motility issues, which would cause icky…[Read more]
Q8bunny, it’s a Canon 60D with a 50mm f1.8 lens. It’s my “little camera”, my full frame body has had some issues lately so I’ve had to use the crop frame for a while now – no money to buy a new full frame! I miss the full a lot, but the 60D is a nice little piece as well. It serves me as well as it can, for now! And thanks for the praise – the…[Read more]
bam, as always – thank you for reading these! It’s always a comfort. alaN, I love it! Haha. Our little reverse lion’s neck is doing much better. The inflammation of the skin has died down a lot, and it’s perfectly normal and pink now, instead of having remnants of reddish tinge! We’ve yet to see any hair start sprouting up though… but it’s…[Read more]
Oh no, I’m so sorry I haven’t been around to read this earlier! Poor Gooseman, what a thing to have to go through – for both of you! I’m so glad to hear he’s still eating and acting like himself, despite everything!