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    Babies! help!

    Rabbits do not spend time with their young. They feed them once or twice a day for a few minutes and that's it so watching the rabbits will not tell you which one is the mother unless you sit there for 24hrs. You can check for milk and protruding nipples. The mother pulls fur from her belly...
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    Bunny that loves to eat sugar!

    Mine prefer carb sources to straight sugar. Some won't even eat high sugar fruits like apples but they go nuts over sweeter crackers like plain graham crackers or animal crackers. The only fruit we give is plain cranberries. The dried versions have more concentrated sugar, added sugar, and...
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    what breed?

    Petstores slap the dwarf label on anything that fits in their cages. Most are mutts of at least 2 breed crosses and the rest are just poor representations of the breed. This is a pure netherland dwarf from a breeder who sells solely to petstores She's just a crappy netherland dwarf but her...
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    What is he?

    You get huge ears whenever you cross very different sized breeds. Like my mini rex x american sable that we just refer to as floppy ear. She isn't much bigger than a mini rex but has huge ears and feet. I also had some mini rex x creme d'argent and checkered giant x New Zealand that had the...
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    Rabbit absolutely refuses to eat Hay!!!

    How long have you had her? I bought various show rabbits who were never fed hay and it would take 4-6months before they'd start eating a noticeable amount. Eating a pellet only diet during that time won't harm them so long as you are using a quality pellet that has hay as the first or second...
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    low cost spay/neuter?

    In our area you can only get low cost neuter if you live in that county and are low enough income. The vets shelters use are not at all experienced with neutering exotics like rabbits. Reason even my pet rabbits are intact. I'd have to pay the experienced exotics vet who is the most expensive...
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    Very thin bunny... awaiting tests - RIP

    For the future if you notice a rabbit getting thin try hulled sunflower seeds or mix a liquid horse coat supplement in to the pellets. Sunflower seeds don't have the carbs of oats and have a ton of kcals and fat soluble vitamins. Far more than any grain or pellet. Horse coat supplements are...
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    Any possible issues with Brussels sprouts?

    I do not feed cruciferous vegetables at all. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables They cause too much gas and can lead to bloat and upset intestines. The other vegetables you mentioned aren't that great either. Try things like cilantro, parsley, bell peppers, swiss chard...
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    Not Happy with the E-collar

    I've always taken collars off and just kept the animal near me. From dog to rabbit I've never had one bother staples or stitches after a neuter. I'd worry more about whether they have pain killers. It's not as big of deal with a dog which can go without eating for awhile with no harm but...
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    I am pretty sure my rabbit is not a rabbit...

    I just leave Kido's cage open 24/7 because he won't go over the lip. It's too high for him. He mostly just lays on his blanket with his little front feet tucked in and watches. If he's doing anything else he's probably out of food or water and trying to get someone's attention to fix it...
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    special male netherland free to special home

    This one I am willing to drive for. His name is Kido(key-doh). http://smg.photobucket.com/user/aqh88/library/bunny/netherland%20dwarf/Kido?sort=3&page=1 He does not yet have a cage he can go with, we will get one around Dec if he's still here. Must go with his fleece blanket. He loves to...
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    Opinions on these wood pellets

    It should be ok. I might send them an email and ask if they add anything to their pellets. If they sell to cats then the potential problem we have here in the US with fuel pellets having accelerants added without warning shouldn't exist there. However I have seen them add cedar oil to some...
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    critique for commercial type

    I do like the meatiness of the top one but for show I think I like the bone structure of the 2nd one better. I absolutely love their fur. I don't know if it's a chin breed thing or what but they are soooo soft and their color is even smooth and soft looking from a distance.
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    critique for commercial type

    Unable to get pure amchins I bought 2, 12week old amchin x cinnamon does. I'd like to breed the amchin type back out of them and use them to outcross both some 3/4amchin 1/4palomino I'm getting in the spring when I have money to drive that far and also I'd like to cross them in to my american...
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    A Discussion On Alternate Fixing Procedures

    I wouldn't put opposite genders together with hormones. Either the doe is always going to want bred and hump the buck to exhaustion or never want bred and be constantly annoyed by the buck. I've kept intact small breed pairs together in large pens before and won't do it again. The does get so...
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    Is a rabbit right for me?

    Some rabbits may show that level of attention but they don't need it to be happy. They even live alone quite happily with something to do. Dogs need a pack. Like I said traveling is not really an issue. Show rabbits do it several times a month all season long. They fall asleep in their...
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    Runny poo help!

    I do not agree with much of that site. In my experience the best thing to do is provide grass hay and plain old fashioned oatmeal. No veggies or fruits. The pelleted hay is pointless because if you look at pellet ingredients they are already pelleted hay with some grain. You need long stem...
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    Stopping rabbits from chewing?

    Sheetrock is a big calcium supplement block to a rabbit and very tasty. A lot of breeders use pieces in wire cages for them to sit on and chew up. If you don't want such things chewed you will have to buy gates, pens, or build wood and wire barriers. You can also line edges with cardboard but...
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    Is a rabbit right for me?

    Bunnies require far less attention than my dogs. I have 30-50 at any given time out at the horse stable and spend about 1 hour taking care of them daily and a few hours on weekends handling them. My house rabbits have a hutch with ramp to animal proofed room. I just open the ramp in the...
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    Is a rabbit right for me?

    Show bunnies travel just as often even farther to stranger more stressful places where they are left in carriers with strangers walking by all day before driving the same distance home. A rabbit should be fine with 2 quiet comfortable homes and a short drive like that between them. This is...
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