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  1. Bunniless

    Heartbreaking visit to the bunny shelter

    Thank you all for the support. An educator from the HRS has filled me in on what they use at the shelter. Only vinegar to clean (I use a lot of it at home so that can't be the culprit), wood pellet bedding and American Pet Diner 2nd Cut Timothy Hay. She said she is fostering two adoptable...
  2. Bunniless

    Heartbreaking visit to the bunny shelter

    Thank you. We'll be moving in a few months, so I'm already on the search for a new pediatrician anyway. I think what irks me is that, I believe, a dog allergy would have been handled differently. Can you see a doctor's office chuckling and telling a family to just not get a dog? I can't. I think...
  3. Bunniless

    Heartbreaking visit to the bunny shelter

    Argh! I am so mad at our pediatrician's office. I called about having her checked out and inquired about allergy testing. They said they don't even need to see her, just continue giving Benadryl until all swelling has resolved (she still has the to tiniest bit of puffiness). Then they said...
  4. Bunniless

    Heartbreaking visit to the bunny shelter

    Thank you all. The state fair is going on next week, and they usually have a 4H tent set up with animals including a few rabbits. I'm going to take her and spend a little time in there and pet them and see how she does. I don't know what type of rabbits they will be. Meanwhile we will get her...
  5. Bunniless

    Heartbreaking visit to the bunny shelter

    Today we drove out of state to the nearest bunny shelter to complete an adoption orientation and meet some of the eligible buns. It was sooo exciting. There were rabbits of every shape and color (not every size though, all these rabbits were big, compared to my Netherland Dwarf at least. Even...
  6. Bunniless

    So nervous--tomorrow is the day!

    Tomorrow I have an appointment at the shelter to discuss adopting a pair/trio and to meet potential bunnies. I'm so excited because I've been dying to pet a bunny for the last few weeks, and there are none to be found around here. But how will I know which ones to choose? What if I start crying...
  7. Bunniless

    Do you have a bunny first aid kit?

    Hmm...I didn't have one for my bun, but I did have one of those 'stop the bleeding' sticks in case I ever trimmed a nail too short. I never did, but he did surprise me by hopping into a trash can once, snagging his paw on the way down. I used the stick and it worked immediately. That was the...
  8. Bunniless

    What do you think (pictures of my prospective buns)

    I was under the impression that both sibling sets were bonded, but then again I'm new to the multi-bunny scene. They are all already spayed/neutered and use a litter box. The ones in the top pic are listed as 'young,' but the ones on the bottom are two years old. Does the fact there are six mean...
  9. Bunniless

    What do you think (pictures of my prospective buns)

    If I'm going to go with a bonded trio, my options are somewhat limited. I am not partial to rabbits with long hair, or to those who are extra-large, after having spent my entire adult life with a Netherland Dwarf. The first picture is of three brothers who are Netherland Dwarf mixes. They...
  10. Bunniless

    Are females terrible?

    Thank you all for the replies! I don't live near the shelter...I'm actually traveling out of state to get my buns. After exhaustive research, I found it was more affordable to do it this way than to get two or three 'free' or 'affordable' bunnies and pay to have them spayed and neutered. Plus I...
  11. Bunniless

    Are females terrible?

    Thank you all. I'll just go in with an open mind and see how the buns act at the shelter. I'm nervous now about the search for a pair or trio. What if one of the two, or two of the three seem friendly but one doesn't? Just hope that one ends up warming up to me? What if I fall in love with a bun...
  12. Bunniless

    DIY bonding: how hard is it?

    I have an appointment to meet rabbits at the shelter, and I'm in the market for a bonded pair or trio. I'm nervous about going because, what if I fall in love with a bunny who's a single? Should I pass that one up since I'm determined to have at least two bonded bunnies? Or is it relatively easy...
  13. Bunniless

    Are females terrible?

    For the past nine years I've had a male Netherland Dwarf rabbit who was fantastic. He recently passed away and I am looking for a bonded pair or trio. I was surprised to read on a few different sites that males are much easier, friendlier and better pets than females. I'll be adopting from a...
  14. Bunniless

    Does anyone just use a gated enclosure rather than a cage?

    Thank you! I looked through the cages thread, and found someone had used the exact plastic play yard I have without any problems. Wire does seem to make more sense, but I already have this one around from when I used it to contain my daughter in her crawling days. I think I'll give it a shot...
  15. Bunniless

    To match or not to match? Just for fun

    Thanks for the replies! One of the options the shelter representative has pointed out to me involves a group of six siblings. Two are black and four are broken black (like my previous Netherland Dwarf bunny). The shelter is hoping to adopt them out in pairs or as companions to other bunnies...
  16. Bunniless

    Differences in care and temperament between dwarf and larger rabbits

    Thank you. We're going to go into the shelter for an orientation program and to meet some bunnies, but we aren't allowed to bring our daughter with us for that. They want us to come back a separate time with her to pick out the bunnies. But won't all of the bunnies act nervous when they first...
  17. Bunniless

    Does anyone just use a gated enclosure rather than a cage?

    I'm thinking of the play yards you get for small children--free standing gated enclosures with no bottom. I could set this up on a vinyl floor, and the top would be open all the time. We don't have cats and our daughter can't climb/open the gate. By the time she can, she'll be old enough to...
  18. Bunniless

    To match or not to match? Just for fun

    I'm in the process of browsing the bunnies for adoption in my area, and I'm interested in bonded pairs/trios. I'm surprised by how many there are to choose from. Sometimes the bunnies look identical to one another, sometimes they look complimentary, and some pairs--even sibling pairs, look...
  19. Bunniless

    Differences in care and temperament between dwarf and larger rabbits

    I'm sure the shelter representative knows what she's talking about, but I'm just nervous/inexperienced with big bunnies (and any bunny over 3lbs is 'big' to me). When I looked at pictures of the rabbits available for adoption, I kept feeling drawn to the dwarfs because that's the face/body shape...
  20. Bunniless

    Differences in care and temperament between dwarf and larger rabbits

    Hello, I am considering adopting a pair or trio of bunnies (I don't currently have any), and my previous experience has been with dwarf rabbits--one in particular. It's been years since I have even seen a full-size rabbit in person. The representative I'm in contact with at the shelter is...
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