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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