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Old 01-27-2007, 07:08 AM   #1
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Wink i want to get small furball

today i seen very cute rabbit in pet shop and my heart set on it,he/she is very very very cute, but i was thinking if arya can adept with the rabbit, cause if i buy it, then i dont want rabbit to be in cage all the time, i want him to play, so is it possible to buy a rabbit for me, will arya play with rabbit or may be he will try to hunt it .......as far as i know he love to play, i am not sure but wen i went to friend of mine who is having rabbit, on that time arya want to play with him, but poor rabbit was scare and went under the chair so i couldn't judge that he was hunting him or playing??? plz give ur opinion i really want to get that small furball
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:13 AM   #2
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i had a minature rabbit(under 1lb) for 5 years(he died last summer), and mika LOVED him. she never tried to hurt him

you just have to introduce them and watch them the first couple of times they're together
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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wow so its signal that i can buy that rabbit , and do mika use to play with him????
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:23 AM   #4
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I think you can make it work out but i would always be in the same room when you have the two together
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Awww, what a cute little playmate that would be. I had 2 angora rabbits that I kept inside until they got too big and my cat loved them. They played together fine. They just have to get used to each other. And like chachi said, stay with them when they are together. Especially since Yorkies are vermin hunters by nature, ayra needs to learn that the bunny is not prey.
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guys i am going to the pet shop , please wish me a luck that the rabbit will be still there see u after getting him
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i just came back home and guess wat, she also came with me i already kept name for her "SHRI" and hubby also liked her, arya is still curious about wat it is , but hope soon both will adept with each other, as i bought her from pet shop the lady dosent even know wat kinda rabbit this is , but after my few search i conclude that its Holland loop, but if any of u know abt rabbits u can just suggest me, anyway breed dosent matter for me, i just want to make her social and loving
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aww what a cute bunny
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:35 PM   #9
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Congrats on your new bunny. It is cute
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what an ADORABLE bunny!!! Congratz on the addition!

I've always wanted a bunny. When I was at 4-H camp 2 years ago, a lady brought her farm animals to show to us. She had a baby bunny that she said was for sale (I named him "Brownie") I wanted him so bad, but my mom said no. Then this past summer we went to the fair that's held there, and I saw him sitting in the little pen. My mom was amazed that I still recognized him (she still wouldn't let me get him though .)

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So cute. I love bunnies
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thanks, now i am on housebreaking programme for her it seem sit will take along as she just went potty and pee in aryas bed , she is kinda liking his bed and being there most of the time
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I used to have a minature lop, looked just like yours except it was smaller and all black. There is so much to learn about lops, and rabbits in general.
Just like with a yorkie, you have to read up and find out everything about them. I read so much material when I got Hershey!

Rabbits are herbivores with a marvelous gastrointestinal tract that allows them to extract nutrients from a variety of sources. Rabbits were designed to live on a diet composed of large quantities of grasses and leaves. They might also browse on flowers and fruits as they could find them at different times of the year. Rabbits are very successful at making the most out of the food they ear, food that many other animals could not even digest. One of the keys to their success is the production of cecotropes, which are a special type of dropping that is eaten by the rabbit directly from the anus and then digested. These droppings are not made up of wasted materials but rather are rich in organisms that have come from the area of the intestinal tract called the cecum. These organisms are packed with nutrients such as amino acids, fatty acids and a variety of vitamins. In order for the rabbit to get these nutrients, the cecotropes and thus the organisms must be eaten and digested thereby extracting the nutrients. In this way, rabbits can extract the maximum nutrients from low energy food materials. They literally produce some of their own food! Rabbits will eat their cecotropes directly from the anus and you not see these special droppings in the cage.Cecotropes are elongated, greenish in color, coated in mucous and have a strong odor.
So, if you see your rabbit eating some of its own "feces" per say, do not be alarmed, this is a normal and healthy thing for a rabbit to do.

If a rabbit is eating a diet that is too rich in nutrients, such as one that contains mostly commercial pellets, there may normally be a few cecotropes dropped in the cage.

The most important things you can do for your new rabbit are:

1.) If you have a wire bottomed cage, make sure there is a board or a towel something in their cage that they can get on to give their feet a break from being on the wires. Otherwise they will get sore hocks and they are extremely painful.

2) Make sure they have hay to chew on. Grass hay is one of the most important parts of a rabbits diet. Hay should be provided at all times!
Hay provides a number of important things for your rabbit's health
It is Rich in nutrients such as vitamins, mineral and protein. It
Provides "food" for the micro-organisms that make up the
cecotropes; provides indigestible fiber that promote proper wear of the teeth (all rabbit teeth grow continuously throughout their lives). Hay also provides a "full feeling" in the stomach which is satisfying and may also prevent inappropriate chewing. The best type of hay to feed your rabbit is known as Grass hay. Grass hays are made from timothy, meadow, oat, rye, barley or Bermuda grasses. If at all possible, try to feed mixed grass hay or provide two or more individual types. Grass hays are rich in nutrients but provide the lower energy diet appropriate for a house rabbit. If you have a choice, choose sun-dried hay which has retained more of its nutrients than commercially dried hay. Do not feed straw. Straw is devoid of most nutrients and although it is not harmful in small amounts, it will lead to serious nutritional deficiencies if it is a major part of the rabbit diet. Also, when looking to buy hay, if it is out of a package and you are bundling your own, be sure it is dry and not damp and that it smells "clean" for hay, this smell will smell somewhat like what a clean horse stable smells like, if you have ever smelled that.

3) Make sure you give your rabbit green food as well, a lot of people only feed their rabbits pellets and no green food. This would be the equivalent of only giving you corn and nothing else in your diet...not very healthy.
Pellets were originally developed for the rabbits in the meat, fur and laboratory animal industry to provide a uniform and highly concentrated food that could easily be fed to large numbers of animals. Most pellets are loaded with concentrated nutrition to promote rapid growth. Rabbits in these industries have a shortened life span, unlike house rabbits.

If you are feeding pellets make sure it is a high quality pellet, a good hint for finding a good quality pellet is a dark green pellet. No bright colors like orange or yellow and funny shapes. A good pellet normally looks very boring and dull, shaped small like a tiny square-ish shape and is dark green or brown. If you can add a little bit of green food in your rabbits diet that is even better! Rabbits can eat all kinds of green food and even grass. When I had Hershey I grew a small patch of grass just for him. I made sure it had no pesticides or anything like that on it and he just loved it. If you can't or don't wish to grow grass here is a list of things I combined when doing my research for Hershey on what types of green foods they can have: (and of course, they should all be washed before given to a rabbit )

Broccoli (leaves & tops)
Brussells sprouts Bok Choy
Cabbage (red, green, Chinese)
Celery (leaves are good)
Chickory
Dandelion greens (and flower)
Borage Basil
Swiss chard (any color)
Endive
Escarole
Parsley (Italian or flat leaf best)
Mustard greens
Kale
Romaine lettuce
Leaf lettuce
Baby greens
Water cress
Raddichio
Carrot/Beet tops


Rabbits can also have some fruits and vegetables as treats. Here is that list:

Kiwi Fruit
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Apple
Pear
Peach
Papaya
Pineapple
Cactus Fruit
Melons
Bean or alfalfa sprouts
Green or red bell peppers
Mango
Pea pods (flat, NO peas)
Cherries
Cranberries


and here's a list I combined of foods rabbits are not allowed to have:

Beans (of any kind)
Peas
Corn
Breads
Cereals
Nuts
Seeds
Oats
Wheat
Chocolate
Refined sugar
Any other grains

Anyway, I hope this information helps you! I remember how much I had to read and try to find things before getting Hershey so I thought this might save you some time!
Best of luck to you with your new little furball!


Edited to add- You can also house train a rabbit, I had Hershey completely trained, she would actually hop up stairs to her litter pan to use the bathroom.
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this makes me want to get a bunny !
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:54 AM   #15
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I love rabbits! there are so many kinds and they are sooo cute! But they have a tendency to chew electrical cords so make sure all of them are out of sight/reach.
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