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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Subject:New rabbit
Posted by:hrrypottr.
Time:11:36 pm.
hi,

My friend just told me he got me an eight week old netherland dwarf rabbit for Christmas that will be here in about a week.

What do I need to know/get before he or she comes? I have a large cage without a wire bottom, a water bottle and a food dish.

I know to use carefresh bedding and that they need unlimited pellets and alfalfa and as it gets older timothy hay.

I want to make sure I take excellent care of this rabbit, so any help is appreciated. Also, I am reading up as much as possible, but the information that I can find seems to be limited.


thanks for your help in advance!
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Monday, January 21st, 2008

Subject:*^_^
Posted by:soldiers_angel.
Time:2:02 pm.
Mood: amused.
Funny Pictures
moar funny pictures
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Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Subject:Clumsy bun!
Posted by:soldiers_angel.
Time:9:10 am.
Mood: guilty.
So I was holding my little girl, Joy, last night and she suddenly decided to hop up on my shoulder, which is usually fine because she's so small I can carry her around like that. But then she hopped onto the back of my neck, which is a little more awkward. I was afraid she would try to jump off my shoulders while I was still standing upright so I knelt down near her cage, hoping she would just crawl down my back and hop inside the cage. Instead, she hopped off my neck and didn't quite make it inside the cage and slammed face first into the front lip of the cage, which my fiance built to be about 6-inches tall in order to minimize the likelihood that the bunnies can push things out of the cage. Anyway, she composed herself and hopped on top of one of the levels. At first she looked fine - I was half expecting to she a bloody nose or something - but then I noticed that she kept licking her lips in kind of a weird way so I picked her up again to inspect her face further and I saw that she had cut her lip... I felt soooooo bad! Poor little girl... But on the bright side, I checked her out this morning and she seems to be doing much better. No swelling or redness around the cut and she's playing and hopping around like she forgot her little clumsy moment from last night.

This just goes to show that even though they are usually graceful and agile, even bunnies can have clumsy moments!!
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Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Subject:Proof that bunnies and kitties can coexist
Posted by:soldiers_angel.
Time:9:56 pm.
Mood: amused.
Tonight, Sebastian The Cat decided he was going to experience first-hand what it is like to live like a bunny. He ate some hay, chewed on an applewood stick and batted the bell around.

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Subject:New Bunny hutch!!!
Posted by:soldiers_angel.
Time:6:51 pm.
Mood:accomplished.
My fiance designed this new bunny abode based on my specifications and then built it so bunnies could have a new, better place to call home. Their old cage was getting really dilapidated and was so stained from years of use that I decided it was time for a change. So here it is...


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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Subject:my novel on Gandalf, our Lionhead
Posted by:_stacy.
Time:10:25 am.
Name: Stacy
Age: 26
Location: Metro DC
How many dwarf buns do you have? 1
What kind of buns are they? Lionhead
What are their sexes and names? 4 months
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? Alpha
What kind of litter do your buns use? recycled paper

We met Gandalf at a pet store about 3 months ago. He was the most friendly and loving animal I'd ever met, more so than the many kittens and puppies I'd ever encountered. I held him in my arms as I walked around the store for nearly and hour, as my 2 year old soon looked at snakes, lizards, turtles, fish, ferrets, dogs and cats and he just snuggled in and let me pet him. At that point he was already litter trained, because he did not go on me, but as soon as I put him down he did. I knew then he was meant to be part of our family and we went home, researched bunnies and his breed and decided he'd make an excellent addition. I'm currently pregnant with our second, due in March, and it was important for me to find a family friendly pet and also one that would be low-maintenance and non-agressive with our indoor/outdoor kitty.

Galdalf turned out to be the perfect pet. Here's a picture of my son and husband playing with him that first month.

Also, we think his name is very fitting. He was a dark shade of grey when we got him and knew his beard would come in so we thought Gandalf (the Grey) would be the perfect name. Little did we know, how much more fitting the name would be, as when his adult coat came in his body hair turned into a silver shade of grey, so now he's Gandalf (the white).

We had a few difficulties in the beginning. It came down to us not being too perceptive of his needs. We'd gotten a wired hutch where the litter was in the bottom as a slide out tray. He was confused and was holding going to the bathroom because he didn't know where to go - so it ended up being on us when we got him out of the hutch. We fixed that by getting him a litter box in his hutch and he hasn't had a single accident (and only maybe half a dozen pellets around the house despite being out for hours a day) since. We also had problems with chewing earlier this month, but again, it was our fault because as he grew, so did his teeth and the toy we had in his cage wasn't one he liked so he wasn't chewing on it. Now he's old enough that we're giving him veggies (daily, is this OK?) and got him different wood chew toys and he hadn't gone near a wire since.

We feel so lucky to have found such a sweet and loving pet. He loves our son, follows him around and they place chase or hide and seek (my son thinks that's what he's playing when he explores small areas). And when my husband and I sit down to watch TV he'll hop on the sofa and let us pet and brush him for hours. I think everyone needs a bunny!

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Friday, October 26th, 2007

Subject:Whiskerless bunny
Posted by:soldiers_angel.
Time:9:58 pm.
Mood: confused.
Has anyone ever had any experience with their bunny losing its whiskers? I have. This morning I was playing with my rabbits and I suddenly noticed that something looked rather strange about my Himi dwarf... his whiskers were missing! They are almost completely gone with the exception of a few short stubs on his right side. Even the whiskers above his eyes are no more. I have no idea how or when this happened but I feel bad for the poor little guy but so far it doesn't seem to be affecting him. He's not bumping into things and he can still hop well. I called the vet and he said that his whiskers are like his sense of touch and will grow back eventually. It's just strange.


x-posted
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Monday, August 27th, 2007

Subject:Standard intro post
Posted by:gallian.
Time:9:41 pm.
Name:
Age:
Location: See my userinfo if you care.

How many dwarf buns do you have? just one right now
What kind of buns are they? Netherland Dwarf
What are their sexes and names? boy, Momiji, after the character in Fruits Basket.
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? Timothy Hay?
What kind of litter do your buns use? paper mulch. It's the bits from the recycling plant that they couldn't use. I find it much easier (on the hands and nose) than anything else I've ever tried.
[Post a picture or two using an LJ-cut!]

I don't currently have anywhere to store a picture to post, but my userpic is Momiji.

I have a question:
Momiji had been eating the same food for a year. (He's picky, and I'd had a hard time finding one he liked.) A couple of weeks ago, he started refusing it. He'd eat his treats and hay, in fact he was constantly begging for them because he wasn't eating the regular stuff. I switched over to a different food that he'd liked in the past (but has more treats in it, so I try not to give it to him too often) and he has been eating that just fine since.

Should I be worried about this? Or should I chalk it up to dwarf-rabbit-pickiness? (I swear, that bunny only likes one brand of food and treats. Anything from that brand he will eat, anything else he turns up his nose at. DItto on most fruits and veggies. He's always been like that.)
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Monday, July 9th, 2007

Posted by:blueophelia.
Time:9:40 pm.
Hi everyone! I just joined :)

Name: Cassie
Age: 22
Location: Pittsburgh area, PA (USA)
How many dwarf buns do you have? just one
What kind of buns are they? Polish Dwarf
What are their sexes and names? Lilly, about 2 (not sure of her exact birthday, since she is a rescue)
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? Timothy
What kind of litter do your buns use? Yesterday's News, with shredded actual newspaper or she refuses to use the litterbox.

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Monday, June 11th, 2007

Subject:Newbie!!
Posted by:princessleah162.
Time:12:18 am.
Mood: tired.
Your name: Leah
Location: Richton Park, Illinois
Your bun's name: Finnegan (Fin, Bun Face...for short)
Breed: Netherland Dwarf
Age: About 2 months or so
Physical Traits: He is a siamese sable colored dwarf.
Personality Traits: He's very curious, loves to sniff everything and get into everything. He also loves to eat everyting and anything. I often have to pull him down from his pen because he tries to climb up the side (my little escape artist). Fin also loves his "sister", Chocolatey (a guinea pig). When I let them play together, he is very cuddley with her. He is a cuddler when he wants to be. He loves to go outside and walk around in the grass.
Tell us more about your bun: Hmm, he is actually blind in one eye, but you can hardly tell when you look at him. I think it gives him character. I almost wish they made bun sized eye patches cause I'd totally put it on him and take a picture. He's also going to be a very tinny bunny (only around 2 pounds or so).

On to the best part, the pictures...

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Subject:newbie here!
Posted by:susanabanana.
Time:10:59 am.
Name: she doesn’t have a name yet
Age: about 3 months old?
Location: san diego
How many dwarf buns do you have? Just one
What kind of buns are they? I’m not sure, if you have any idea, let me know.
What are their sexes and names? Little girl and she doesn’t have a name yet.
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? Timothy hay
What kind of litter do your buns use? Soft-sorb

i just got my little girl this sunday. she doesn't have a name yet. my roommate also got a little girl. she's a lop.

we want to sort of stick with a theme when we name them. but we are drawing a blank.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Subject:Snowww bunny!
Posted by:twice_removed.
Time:8:45 pm.
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Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Subject:Hi
Posted by:_degenerate.
Time:5:30 pm.
Name: Laura
Age: 19
Location: Boston
How many dwarf buns do you have? 1
What kind of buns are they? Dutch
What are their sexes and names? Male, Budlight
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? LM animal farms
What kind of litter do your buns use? kaytee small animal cage litter and yesterday's news.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Subject:feedback please xposted!
Posted by:twice_removed.
Time:2:55 am.
Ok, so i recently introduced my foster bun, Penny. I've got a few questions i couldn't seem to find the answers to..


1) In anyone's experienced bunny opinion, being that she's apparently 8 year old netherland dwarf and I've read everywhere that 6 and onward are really risky to fix.. Do the benefits of her being spayed outweigh the risks involved at her age? She's in good health and is really mobile and energetic. The rescue also has a great rabbit vet house performed tons of neuters and spays.

</b>2) Also, again in anyone's experienced bunny opinion, would there be any possibility of bonding her with another rabbit, at her age and unaltered?

Thnx so much for your feedback!
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Monday, October 9th, 2006

Subject:Hey, I'm new!
Posted by:twice_removed.
Time:7:06 pm.
Hey :) I don't actually have my own bun, but I'm currently fostering one from the bc small animal rescue! She's apparently 8 years old but has way too much pep for being that age ;) She's un-fixed and a lone bun unfortunately, but it's because when she came to the shelter because of her age, they worried that spaying her would be too stressful. She's a sweetheart though :) We went out and got her a stuffed rabbit companion so we'll see if we can get her to bond with that.

Name:Jenna
Age:21
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
How many dwarf buns do you have? 1
What kind of buns are they? Netherland dwarf
What are their sexes and names? Penny; female
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? grass hay
What kind of litter do your buns use? Yesterdays news, healthy pet, aspen shavings
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You can see pictures i took of miss Penny, as well as her adoption profile here:
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=7057597

as well as lots of pics here:
http://community.livejournal.com/bunnyowners/2927214.html
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Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Subject:bun bun info - and an important question
Posted by:memyselfeye.
Time:3:52 pm.
Name: Bunbun
Age: 2 months
Location: Ontario, Canada
How many dwarf buns do you have? one
What kind of buns are they? netherland dwarf
What are their sexes and names? female - bunbun
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? timothy hay
What kind of litter do your buns use? the lable says "small animal litter", it's blue and white pellets.

I have a question, and i really hope someone can answer it, as google isn't giving me much help.  Today my bunny has been acting a little wierd.  From about 11:00 am till now (4:00pm) she's only pooped once, and it was JUST recently, and about 5 of the poop pellets  were super mini compared to the average poop pellet.  a few a little disformed, not the regular shape.

Do you know why this would be?  We did have to move her cage into another room to vaccuum and clean and stuff, so she was out of her normal room for about an hour, maybe an hour and a half.  i'm totally new to bunnies, so something as small as this does worry me.  I did JUST get the new litter today (only had her a week now) and i "think" she was trying to eat it.  I assume that if it's MADE for bunnies, it would be okay for them to eat... but thought i'd mention that just in case.  i also caught her with a piece of her poop in her mouth, which i took out.  she also chewed through a few of our ps2 controllers (luckily they were not plugged in) so i wonder if the rubber would upset her stomach?

Also, i notice that when she's sitting still, she kind of is waving from front to back. only a tad, but enough that if i stand still, i can notice it.. not sure if that's just her body moving from breathing or what.  Since i know NOTHING about bunnies, i'm trying to give as much info as possible, even if it turns out to be useless.

anything anyone knows would be so helpful.  thank you :)


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Friday, June 30th, 2006

Posted by:changing_gaze.
Time:3:16 pm.
Name: Ashley
Age: 17
Location: Louisville, KY
How many dwarf buns do you have? Just one-- I got him an hour ago!
What kind of buns are they? Not sure-- the pet store just had him labeled "Dwarf"
What are their sexes and names? Male, Ben Folds Baumgarten
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? Not sure. The package is downstairs...
What kind of litter do your buns use? Ditto to above

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Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Subject:Hello and introduction!
Posted by:flowerchild23.
Time:12:58 am.
Mood: calm.
Hey all, I just found this community and thought I'd join since the second love of my life (besides my fiance) is my ND Cali.

So here's the mini survey:
Name:Amanda
Age:26
Location:Toronto, ON
How many dwarf buns do you have?1 (although it's 2 if you count my mom's dwarf)
What kind of buns are they?I have a Netherland Dwarf and my moms is a undetermined dwarf.
What are their sexes and names?Cali is a male, he's the ND and Velvet is a female. (she's my moms)
What kind of hay do you feed your buns?Cali gets Alfalfa because he doesn't eat a lot of other veggies (I give them to him, but he won't eat them) and Velvet gets Timothy because she's a pig!
What kind of litter do your buns use? Carefresh!

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Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Posted by:soldiers_angel.
Time:7:15 pm.
Mood:busy.
Name: Tara     
Age: 23
Location: Pa.
How many dwarf buns do you have? Two adorable little bitties
What kind of buns are they? a Himilayan Dwarf and a Netherland Dwarf who we think is also part Mini-Rex... we're not sure though... she is very doe-eyed and has a large, broad tail.
What are their sexes and names? My Himi is named Yiska... he tooth-purrs all the time, especially when he's first been picked up. Joy is my Netherland mix... she's a tiny little bundle of energy
What kind of hay do you feed your buns? Timothy
What kind of litter do your buns use? Yesterday's News

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Subject:NIC condos - anyone built one?
Posted by:jmargethe.
Time:11:08 pm.
i think i am gonna try this for cleaves.
http://www.rabbitnetwork.org/articles/NIC.shtml
but i am curious - anyone here actually done this? how hard is it really and how long did it take you...?

thanks.
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