Need help with a school project about rabbits and families.

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  1. Feb 28, 2019 #21

    Blue eyes

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    I've never had 3 rabbits at once... only pairs or singles. :)
    The photos you saw (presumably on my website) show a big gray french lop. I actually had two of them but they looked exactly alike. I had them at different times. One was paired with a white and tan rex (broken pattern I believe it is called). That lop was always laying with our big black Newfoundland dog too.

    The white and gray rabbit in my avatar is shown with her 2nd bondmate. Her first bondmate was solid white with blue eyes. (hence my user name)

    I don't have pictures of alot of my past rabbits because I had some of them before digital pics were popular.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2019 #22

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    I agree that rabbits probably are t the best pet for young kids. I try to keep small children away from mine when they visit or at least supervise very closely. What I find interesting is how my friends say that being around my rabbits has really changed their opinion of rabbits as pets. They comevwhen you call, play games and jump up on the furniture.
     

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  3. Feb 28, 2019 #23

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    Here are some pics of my bun Mario with my dogs off that helps
     

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    Here are my 10yo son and 8yo daughter with our three buns, Coco, AJ & Peanut (the double-maned Lionhead). Both my kids are autistic, and for Jake, the buns have become therapy animals, especially Coco. He is with her from the time he gets home from school until he goes to bed every night, and she stays with him til I go get her after he's asleep. She was dumped by her prior owner onto a river parkway, and captured by a friend after 6 months in the wild, and I agreed to foster her. A week later she gave birth to 11 kits! Peanut is the runt of the 6 who survived, 4 of whom were Lionheads. AJ was captured by the same friend a week before Coco, and initially was fostered elsewhere but when that failed I agreed to take him, too. We suspect he's daddy bunny, because he's got some Lionhead fluff remaining (I read they lose it over time after years of moulting) where Coco has none, not sure if she's a no-mane or if it's all from AJ's side.
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    Correction: (just remembered ;) ) I did temporarily have 3 rabbits when I was looking for a new bondmate for Sapphire (white and gray in avatar). The rescue suggested I try bonding her with a pair of brothers. The brothers had gotten along (not officially bonded) beforehand but ended up fighting over Sapphire. I had to give one of the brothers back.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2019 #26

    Alyssa and Bugs♡

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    That is an amazing story! My heart goes out to you and your family! I will be using this story in my speech if you don't mind.
     
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    Love, Love. Love this post and your photos!!!
     
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    Rabbits are not a good match for families with small kids. Both rabbits and canines have positive points, but to say one is better over the other, I truly feel can't be quantified. Everyone in our gated subdivision that has dogs has never had their house broken into--don't think owning a bunny gives the same protection. Bunnies are delicate and can be hurt by youngsters. Our grandson loves our 2 dogs and we aren't worried about them getting hurt as the small one weighs 176 and his bigger brother is 208--Great Danes--very gentle and sweet unless they hit you with their tale or step on your feet. He also loves our 6 pound bunny Cosmo and can reach over the gate to pet him, but that is the only interaction we feel that is safe for our bunny.
     
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    I hate to agree but My baby brother (1.5) is so bad with my rabbit he feed her a ton of food and tries to pick her up by the ears but my little sister (6.5) is great with her so i think people with small children can just not too small children.
     
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    I think rabbits are great for little kids with in reason tho. If the kid is to young to understand right from wrong then they may terrorise the bunny (my little brother) but then there are kids who are very gentle with them but don't get me wrong they make mistakes and definitely shouldn't have the responsibility of taking care of it by themselves (my sister)
    btw my brother is 1 and a half and my sister 6 and a half.
     
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    oops I said that already my laptop must have glitched
     
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    Supervision is the key factor.
     
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    Thanks! Sure!
     
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    There is an Instagram account I recently came across that will probably be really helpful for you.
    It’s basically a big rabbit that is best friends with its family especially the little girl.

    The account is @big_cocoa_puff

    It’s very cute.
     
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