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I had another attempt, by kneeling down and trying to hold her between my knees to stop her backing away. Absolute fail… she shot off, did laps of her pen and then tried to jump out over the top, which I was not expecting! Completely terrified the poor love, just wanted to get away from me and my nasty syringe.

Thank goodness she has her sweet tooth back, I was able to mix it in with some banana. Full appetite has now returned too 🙌🏻
 

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Oh and little Shaun is still amazing 😃 she has all her fur back on her legs now. She’s the only one of my buns that has used the IKEA bed, so she can keep that haha. I’m loving seeing how happy she is now 😌
 

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It's amazing the energy and strength that seems to emerge full force from those tiny little fluffy creatures, when it comes down to having to take their meds 😭 Thank goodness she's eating again and you don't have to struggle giving meds anymore.

Awww, Shaun looks so content and comfy on her little bed. My buns loved their bed too. They would pile on there all snuggled together. One of the best bunny accessories I've had over the years, at least as far as the bunnies liking something goes.

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My day… trying to prevent one foster bun from deleting all my emails. And another from submerging himself in a bucket of water.

My laptop is her favourite snuggle spot 🥰 (please don’t pee 🙏)
 

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So possibly a little soon after Lady’s spay, but her and Rufus have always been besties and tried to snuggle through the bars, so I thought I would see how they got on sharing a space.

A little chasing to start with, but nothing aggressive and they are the happiest I have seen them 🥰. They started off either ignoring each other or just bumbling about together, but are showing each other more affection now and grooming and snuggling more often. I feel like I’ve turned a corner with them and they’ll be ready to find a permanent home soon 😭

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They are such cuddly buns. They love hopping up on to the day bed with me and hold me hostage there with their cuteness.

Rufus’s hair is now out of control haha
 

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So I feel I’m finally there with these two 🙌🏻 It’s been a long process, but I’m comfortable their bond is now strong and they are adoption-ready. I’ve completely removed the pens from the room (which were open, but I had kept just in case they were needed by my pet sitter whilst I was travelling) and they are overjoyed.

The flip side to this is that I believe they can tell I am thinking about finding them a new paw parent and have launched a heavy charm offensive. It started with Rufus giving me a couple of licks on my cheek a few weeks back, which was cute. But the other day he really made an effort, put his little front paws on my shoulder and licked all over my face. Then after I had been grooming Lady, I leant in to give her a kiss on the head and a nose bump and she too licked my face all over.

Their tactics have worked and I now have no idea what to do haha. Them showing me love has made me feel so connected to them. But equally I know that keeping them forever could make things extremely difficult for me in several ways if my circumstances change 🥺

They will certainly stay with me until I have figured it all out ☺
 

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Rufus’s face, shortly after me explaining to him that the mattress is not in fact there for him to dig a massive hole into 😥

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So this little chap is just dying to get out of the spare room. He rushes to the door (or is already waiting behind it) and if I don’t have a hand free to move him away, he will dig at my socks and nip my ankles as I’m trying to get in, to get me to move out of the way so he can see the wonders of the world beyond.

As my adopted girls (Kiki and Gigi) are now so chill about having 2 little imposters in the house, I decided to let Lady and Rufus have a little run in the hallway for a short time whilst the girls were asleep in the other room.

The following morning as I was getting ready for work I heard a huge commotion in the lounge and Kiki was aggressively chasing Gigi, there was fur flying and I immediately felt terrible. This was the exact sort of thing I had been worried about by fostering and with the best intentions for Rufus and Lady, I had brought a lot of confusion into Kiki and Gigi’s relationship.

Poor G had been bitten, but didn’t look too bad, so I applied some iodine and kept an eye on her. She was bouncing around, eating fine until the following evening, when she started turning down food at around 10pm. I checked her bite and it looked super sore, so took her to the vet straight away (thank goodness for 24 hour vets here)

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We returned a few hours later with pain killers, antibiotics and gut stimulants and I had a long night checking on her every hour to make sure she was eating something.

She’s on the mend and very lively this morning, but obviously hating her meds.
Kiki still chases her a little, which concerns and saddens me. They generally spend a lot of time snuggling though, so I really hope it’s a temporary thing
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Safe to say that it’s a lesson learned and little Ru will need to stay in the spare room for a little longer until we find him a lovely big home to run around.
 

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I haven’t posted for a while, but I still have little Lady and Rufus staying with me. I just can’t bring myself to give them to a stranger, so still hoping that I can find somebody I know and trust to adopt them.

Shaun is just a big ball of sassy fluff now and is having a lovely time staying with a good friend of mine in my building. I am looking after her this week though and apparently doing a questionable job, because I found her sat in the sink yesterday, helping herself to a bag of pellets

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I still don’t really understand how she got in there, but she was quite happy.

I’m also looking after this cutie, Bunbun, for a few days whilst her foster parents are travelling. She was rescued from a park when she was a tiny tiny baby (around 4 weeks old) so she’s an absolute fighter. She’s a gorgeous little whirlwind though and just brilliant! She has to be involved in absolutely everything and wants constant cuddles. She sits on my shoulder when I do her litter 😂 I hate leaving her on her own because she obviously needs company and comfort all the time 😞. I hope she finds a buddy once she’s old enough to be spayed and whoever adopts her will be so lucky 💕
 

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Storm has visited a sink as well. He just boosted and sprung up like a coil, though he didn't have anything to munch on. Just went and explored the sink.
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Wow! You both have some very determined rabbits there! Mine won't even bother to jump over a foot tall obstacle :p
 

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I should try and post the video because it’s so funny. Even after I walked in the room, she just kept on munching away from the bag as if it were the most normal thing in the world 😂
 

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This is baby Harriet, my latest little lodger 💕

Harriet (or Harri-Bobble, Harribo, Hazbo) is just over 9 weeks old and was found abandoned 10 days ago 😠

She is the most cuddly, adorable little thing and loves eating, snuggling and climbing adventures, but not sleeping apparently (unless it’s on my lap)

She’s got a tiny bit of mange, which we treated with Bravecto last week, but is otherwise healthy and full of energy.

I can only offer a bathroom at the moment, but have a lovely family coming to meet her this week, so fingers crossed they’ll love her as much as I do and she can have a lovely home with them ☘️
 

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Little Harribobble went off to her forever home this week 🙌🏻 I left her with a happy, but heavy heart. She’s with a lovely family who have another bunny they will bond her with eventually. She was loving all the company and binkying and zooming around the room right before I left.

She is such an affectionate bunny, I miss her getting under my feet flopping and sleeping on my lap 💕. Fostering is hard!
 

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Say a little prayer for my latest bathroom angel 🐰👼. I’ve named her / him Georgie for now. She’s teeny weeny, 550g and around 8 weeks old I believe.

This little bub was rescued from a park by my neighbours on Tuesday morning, where she was being chased by dogs. Me delivering supplies turned into me returning home with her, as they suddenly decided they couldn’t look after her and put her in a box outside their door 😢. Probably for the best though as I think she may have given up if she had stayed there.

She’s in a bit of a pickle and needing a lot of care. She has mange on her paws and sores on her rear paws, all of which is so painful for her, she can barely move. We were going to see the vet yesterday, but when I picked her up to try to check her paws, she screamed and screamed, the poor baby. I think I hurt her, rather than her being in fear, but either way, I cancelled the appointment as I don’t think she can handle a car journey yet.

I was able to pick up some bravecto and meloxicam from the vet and she’s doing much better today. She’s plonked herself next to her water bowl and I top up a little pile of hay next to her, so she doesn’t have to move too far. She’s really been tucking into the hay today 🙌🏻

The sores are a concern though. I’ve been able to put diluted betadine on them every few hours and I’m keeping her area as clean as i can, but I’m still too concerned about putting her through a journey to see the vet for antibiotics. I don’t really know what to do. She’s certainly better than yesterday and eating and drinking fine, so I don’t want to set her back.

She’s very determined and I’m so proud of her already 💗

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Poor baby :( I'm so glad she found her way to you.

I can't tell exactly in the photo, but it looks like the wound may possibly be a puncture wound, possibly from an animal bite. If that seems like a possibility to you and the wound isn't more than a few days old, it probably would be worth the risk of getting into the vet right away for antibiotics. You could help minimize the stress to the bun, by keeping the carrier covered with something(still with good ventilation though), and minimize handling. From the look of that toe in the photo, that may be broken.

Hopefully you can get all her issues seen to, without it causing her too much stress. Thank you for being such a kind and compassionate person, and taking care of these poor bunnies ♥
 

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So she let me lift her up to check her rear paws and they both look the same, but not as angry and red as when I took the picture. As it’s both paws, I am guessing that she has probably spent her whole short life so far in dirty wire-floored cage in a pet shop or animal market.

But what a transformation today. Last night I was really concerned, because whilst she was alert and eating ok, she just wanted to sit in one spot over her water bowl and would dip her nose in it every now and then. I think it was to relieve itching around her mouth. Today she’s been moving around, she put her little paws up on the fence when my friend came to visit and she hopped in her litter box, which was unthinkable yesterday. And absolutely stuffing her face this afternoon.

I will still get her booked in with the vet, but I’m so happy with how well she’s doing today.
 

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We made it to the vet and she was a little superstar. She has the worst case of mange he has seen in a long time, however, and she may lose the tips of her ears. They are totally stuck together at the top and appear to possibly be necrotic, but we’ll give it a little more time for the bravecto to work and then make a decision about what to do.

All the mange crusts have fallen off her rear paws, so she now has no fur at all on her little feet. I have soft blankets and rugs down, but the vet bandaged her rear paws anyway for a couple of days as he’s concerned about her hocks.

Prior to the vet and bandaging she was in very good spirits. Now she’s a bit annoyed with me!

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Thought I would share some pics of a happy and healthy Phoebe. She’s so happy to be alive! Such a calm, tidy, cuddly little bun, just a joy in my life ☀️

Unfortunately she lost parts of her ears when the mange crusts came away (you can see from the pics how bad it was; that was a rough day for her) so they are a bit raggedy, but I think that just adds to her unique beauty.

All the fur on her tail also fell off at one point. I had no idea that under all that fluff, the tail is just a tiny little stick haha. All grown back now though.

Now to find her a perfect forever home! 😭


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