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Old 07-04-2015, 03:01 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum. Looks like a REW New Zealand. We found that with our rescues that it was best to intro food other than hay and veggies in small amounts several times a day to keep them from gobbling them down--pretty common with a bunny that hasn't had enough food for awhile.


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Old 07-04-2015, 06:37 AM   #12
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Oh! So glad you decided to keep him. What and ordeal he must have been through. He is lucky you found him.


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Old 07-04-2015, 02:06 PM   #13
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Your replies have been very helpful, thanks a ton.

I have been keeping a very close eye on him since the incident. I moved him up to my room (separated from my other bunnies who live in here) and have not noticed anything unusual. I will definitely be telling the vet about it and ask her to listen closely to his lungs. He's been eating and drinking fine and has not had anything similar happen again so far.

I might try again with the x-pen when I move him back down to the basement. I have also heard of attaching a sheet or light blanket to the top using binder clips. It's not a huge deal if he gets out because the room he's in has nothing really harmful to him, it's just that I'd rather him not get stuck under the bed, pee on the floor or decide to chew up all of the boxes and furniture stored down there.

When I first saw him I also thought New Zealand but now I'm at like 70% that he's an American White. His posture is mostly what makes me think that. When I pet him and his front half lowers to the ground, he has a certain downward curve in his shoulder area. Here's a photo I took of him today:



Although I'm really not the best with larger breeds and have only ever personally owned Lionheads. He's a very friendly guy and his fur is soft and somewhat silky. He weighs probably 9 or 10 pounds; he's almost the size of my cat
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:17 PM   #14
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What a gorgeous guy he is! He's very lucky you found him and took him in. Glad he's in better shape after ridding him of all the ticks and fleas!
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:25 PM   #15
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What a lucky bunny! It always makes me wonder what the story is behind stray buns.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:26 AM   #16
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He's so cute! I dont know why but he reminds me of my bunny. I found mine outside too :-)
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:55 AM   #17
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Adorable He's so lucky that a loving person like you found him.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:37 AM   #18
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That's great! So happy you rescued and have cared for him 😊
What a lucky boy!!!!! Keep us updated
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:51 AM   #19
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So heartwarming to read this :-) Thank you for saving a life He alrady seems to be smitten with you and I'm sure he appreciates the loving care he's receiving.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:52 PM   #20
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I have a black New Zealand, and they could be twins! So I agree REW. New Zealand's are big meat rabbits, so it's likely, since he's a proven escape artist, that he got away from a meat farm. But new Zealand's are also known for having a pretty great temperament, so lucky you!


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