Post # 1
I see lots of posts about cats and dogs, which are wonderful (we have plenty of both), and even guinea pigs, but I’ve never seen anyone talk about their rabbits on the bee. Surely someone has rabbits? We fostered one last fall and loved her, so we are talking about getting two small ones when we move into our apartment in August. Anyone have any pictures or stories about their bunnies?
Post # 3
I have bunnies! Two, to be exact. They were originally rescued from a pet hoarder, then they lived in a school for a bit, then a science lab, then I adopted them! They’re a bit skittish from all the travel but are so sweet.
Post # 4
I had a pet bunny in college. We weren’t allowed to have cats or dogs at our apartment complex, but my roommate and I are both huge animal lovers, so we decided to get a bunny! We were able to litter box train him and everything! The only time he was in his cage was when we were at class or out and at night. Otherwise, he just hopped around the apartment! When we graduated and I moved to Florida, I left him home with my parents because I wasn’t living in a place that accepted pets. A few years after I had moved, on one of his trips to the vet to get his nails trimmed, they discovered a lump under his chin and he had to be put to sleep 🙁 He was a great pet though, with as much personality as a dog or cat…I would get another one in a heartbeat!
Post # 5
Aw yay! I knew there had to be a few people out there with rabbits. Doubledutch, that’s great you rescued some lab bunnies! We were actually going to rescue lab rats this week but they found enough local people to adopt them all out that there were none left for us to adopt. Our foster bun was confiscated from a hoarder too, and had been used to breed CONSTANTLY. Poor girl had been through a lot. It’s amazing she grew to trust is as much as she did.
gretchin, I’m so sorry to hear that your baby had to be put to sleep. 🙁 I agree that they have lots of personality! We let our foster bun free roam most of the day too, boy did that take a lot of bunny proofing because she wasn’t yet spayed and was a really high-energy gnawer–but her cage was too small to leave her in for very long, since she was in my dorm room, and she didn’t really get into any trouble aside from chewing up the one end of my suitcase (which I fixed by gluing some grosgrain ribbon onto the gnawed edge).
We are thinking of getting a boy and a girl and working from day one to make them a bonded pair. I’m so excited! Bunnies are so cute, especially when they’re excited, and I just love the way they eat. I think both FI and I are looking forward to developing a deeper, long-term relationship with rabbits, compared to the one we were able to develop with our foster, who eventually grew somewhat affectionate towards us but had been through so much that it took a lot of work.
Any pics of your bunnies, ladies?? Here’s one of our foster.
Post # 6
I have a Holland Lop! He’s just about the cutest thing ever, and the perfect pet for FI and me. He is super judgmental (the rabbit, not the FI) and makes hilarious faces…he’s actually a bit of a handful, so I’m glad enough just to have him and not a pair; I know bonding is fairly challenging (but do-able!) and, as students, I don’t think FI and I have the time to devote to that. Oliver is wonderful, though, and we love him to bits.
I think he knows what “CSA” means; every time I talk about going to pick up our share on Thursdays, his little ears perk up. “What? More fresh veggies? I wish you guys would hurry up with that!”
Post # 7
I used to have a rabbit, Oliver. He was actually pretty mean. haha. I rescued him from a shelter, and he just never liked people. He was hardly ever in his cage, but he would always stay under couches and beds. Someone found him abandoned in a college apartment after the girls that lived there moved out. (How could they just leave him?!) I think he just decided that he wasn’t going to trust people after that. He wasn’t very friendly, but I was glad to give him a home. 🙂
Post # 8
My fiancee and I have two bunnies, Lois and Jeremy. We love them so much, but since we are rarely at home, they prefer to just play with each other instead of with us, which I guess is okay. Sometimes I wish they wanted to be held, but just as long as they are happy with each other, that’s all that matters! Here is Jeremy, I actually don’t seem to have a photo of Lois on this computer…
Post # 9
My bun’s story reads almost like Gretchin’s. My college roommate and I bought him from a pet store (although, knowing how many buns are out there now, I would have probably adopted from a shelter) and took him up to college with us. He had so much personality, and we let him hop around the apartment. He was a happy little guy. He lives at my roommate’s house now, unfortunetly her mom doesn’t let the bun out of the cage into the house now, and my roommate doesn’t have as much time for him, so his personality kind of diminished and now he’s kind of like a wild rabbit. I hope we can take him with us when we move back to America but I’m not sure if we can get away with it at whatever apartment we find.
He isn’t one eared, he’s just being a radar bunny.
Post # 10
i have a bunny! He is my third. His name is Henry. I am a HUGE rabbit lover. Their cute little faces just melt my heart away. He is so curious and loves to run around. I love cuddling with him! I call him my little ‘bom bom’
Post # 11
There is no ugly part of a bunny!
Post # 12
Awww i love bunnies!!! My friend used to have a bunny name Butters and he was the sweetest, cutest thing ever! My FI wont let me get a bunny cause he is afraid his dog will eat him, which is very possible. So i dont want to endanger a cute lil bunneh.
Post # 13
Well….My FIL’s just got several bunnies but they’re not for pets. lol. They’re so cute, though! I really want one someday!
Post # 14
I have a bunny! His name is Harper, he is 7 years old, and 6.5 pounds of cuteness. He is litter box trained, so he get to roam around when we’re at home… although he is always getting himself into trouble. Oh, also, he snorts like a pig!
Post # 15
Oh yay! Everyone has such adorable bunnies!! You’re all making me so excited for ours.
@BostonBee: poor bunny definitely sounds like he was traumatized by her experience with those mean girls 🙁 It was so nice of you to take him in and give him a good home. Our foster did the same thing at first and would never come out from under the bed…so we blocked it all off. She was forced to socialize with us, which was pretty successful haha.
@BunnyBridetoBe: I love that your bunny knows “CSA”, hahaha. I’ve got to find a good one we can get a hearty share from in NYC, because our fresh food is free for bunny atm, or at least sort of, since we “steal” it from the school’s cafeteria (not that I didn’t buy our foster, and won’t buy our future buns, so many treats at the grocery store just because they’re so darned cute). Foster bunny ate SO many fresh vegetables; the thought of paying for that much produce for one bunny scares the heck out of me. That’s why we’re aiming for smaller ones, ha. She was pretty big, though you can’t quite tell from the pic.
@HoneyBear: what kind of dog does he have? I have seen many pics, videos, and stories of dogs getting along well with bunnies, but it really depends. We have a coonhound, i.e., a rambunctious nut of a dog bred for hunting, and we literally could not peel her away from the door of my bedroom when I brought foster bun home for Christmas break. The dog never saw the rabbit, but she could smell her to be sure, and just sat howling at the door all day. It was pretty awful. They would not have worked together. Our golden retriever, however, was pretty ambivalent to her presence.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
Here’s a photo of our rescued house bunny, Basseterre (or Basse for short):
We adopted him from the SPCA last year for my b-day. Someone had tired of him after Easter and had just let him go free in the middle of their subdivision. He’s wonderfully housetrained and we built him a bunny condo and he has the run of the upstairs of our house each afternoon/night. He loves eating magazines though (as you can see above) and seems to enjoy Martha Stewart the most (don’t we all).