Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Rabbit??

Hey guys! Today I was at a rabbit show, and looked at getting a rabbit. We entered a raffle for a buck Dutch, and lost. We also are thinking about possibly buying a baby buck lion head from a friend. Just worried about costs. Bunny Hugs, Bunny Boy P.S What's your favorite breed? Mine are satin and Lionhead! P.S.S Those Flemish Giants are HUGE!

17 comments:

  1. There are so many rabbits needing homes. Please adopt from your local rescue! Please do research about bonding rabbits. It takes a lot of time, patience and effort. If you "purchase" a rabbit, they are not spayed or neutered, and you have to get that done yourself. Rescues have already done that for you.

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  2. Please visit www.rabbit.org for a lot of good information. Please adopt, don't shop! :D

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  3. Seconding everything Two Bunny said and a little extra. Not every rabbit will get along with every other rabbit; bonding can be a long and complicated process, especially if the rabbits you're trying to bond have not been spayed or neutered. There are lots of rabbits in shelters and rescues that need a good home; they have already been spayed or neutered (which can be quite expensive if you were to have it done on your own) and you can bring the bun you already have in to help you pick out the one that he would like to be with, which will make the bonding process much easier.

    One more point I want to bring up--are you able to financially afford two rabbits? Two rabbits = twice the cost of food, twice the cost of vet care, twice the cost of supplies. The cost of owning one can get pretty high itself (especially if they get sick and need a vet), adding another won't make it any easier.

    It's wonderful that you want to give another rabbit a home, but it should never, ever be done on impulse. Make sure you're ready before you make the commitment.

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  4. all of the above if you really sure adopt

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  5. We say, "absolutely" to all the above commentary...that being said, I hope you ARE able to afford a 2nd bun and that the bonding process is something you are willing and able to work on! I've 2 buns and lemme tell you: BONDING is WORK! But it's also very, very worth it for the humans involved but even more so for the bunnies. Best of luck!
    ; ) x

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  6. Holland Lop ... but yup ... try like heck to adopt and not encourage breeders. It is so heartbreaking to see what happens to so many impulse rabbits.

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  7. 100% agree with every comment above. I love all bunnies, but one day I would love to have a Lionhead or a Flemish Giant.

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  8. I'm planning on bonding my bun this fall. There are lots of great rescues out there (try to find you're local HRS chapter)who are expierienced at finding a match for your rabbit. You're bunny even gets to go on dates! but be ready, I'm told that ofter you and your rabbit have different ideas about what kind of rabbit you want to bring home.

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  9. Yeah, it makes me sad as well. But I do love the flemish ones!

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  10. I love Holland lops!!!! Someday I would LOVE a butterfly holland lop or an orange holland lop!! But i also ADORE dutches and Englishes so I'm not sure. I just love them all, but I really want a Dutch because they seem good for beginners like me. Probably a buck, too, because I've heard bucks are overall better when it comes to pets.
    And about bonding bunnies, I've read in a lot of books it takes effort... so yeah what Jade said: make sure you research!

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  11. My favorite breed would be Mini lops, second favorite Holland lops. I raise both and love them both! Sounds like you are just getting into rabbits? Feel free to email me if you have any questions! I just started following your blog! Will you follow mine? :) Be sure to check it out and I hope that you enjoy it! :)

    Good luck in all your future endeavors!

    Ashley

    Silver Gate Rabbitry
    www.silvergaterabbitry.blogspot.com
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  12. I think lops are the prettiest, but my two netherland dwarves are such wonderful fun to have - lively, fiesty and affectionate.

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  15. Hello! Did you find some rabbit friends yet? If not, definitely check your local HRS chapter for an adoptable pair. I do a lot of volunteer work at the shelter here in Broomfield, CO and you'll not only find wonderful lovable animals, but a whole community of rabbit savvy people that you can network with.

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