Post # 1
I have two Mini Lop rabbits. Benji who is 2 and Buddy who is nearly 1.
Benji and Buddy love nothing more than running around in the garden and have regular access when the weather is nice. Today was one of those days.
After a few hours frolicking around the garden i try to get them back in their hutch, but they were not ready to finish their fun and games. I had no choice but to leave them out there whilst i met a friend for lunch.
upon my return 1 1/2 hours later i notice they are nowhere to be seen. I ask my fiance if he has seen them but he said he hadnt.
Then i see the hole. The little buggers had dug under the fence to the garden behind ours. They never dig, in all the time i have had them not once have they tried to escape.
Then i start to panic. I remember the people that live behind us have two dogs. Remembering that my childhood rabbit was killed by a cat i rush over to their house preparing myself for bad news.
To my relief the gentleman who lives their saw the rabbits in his garden whilst he was on the phone and him and his wife with the help of their children rounded them up and put them in their dog cage so the dogs couldnt get to them.
Apparently their Jack Russell was chasing Benji and nearly had him for breakfast. The poor little guys were petrified.
I have bought them home and they are now safe and secure in their hutch and they appear to have settled down after a carrot and apple each for a treat.
They are now grounded and arent allowed out until i can repair the hole they dug and get some new rabbit proof fencing.
They nearly sent me into labour!! i dont know what i would have done if they were hurt. Im going to keep an eye on them both and call the vet if i notice they go into shock or anything.
Post # 3
Lol this post made me laugh. They’re so cute!! I miss my bunny 🙁
Post # 4
Yup. Prey animals are risky pets, haha. Glad the story had a happy ending! Do you have outdoor cats that yoam your neighborhood? That would be my biggest concern about them being outside with you not right there the whole time.
Post # 5
@crayfish: i have a cat myself and my next door neighbour has a cat too but they also have pet rabbits. the cats arent an issue here, in fact the rabbits gang up on the cats.
This is the issue. i have very brave bunnies. when ever the dog is in the garden they automatically run to the fence to sniff the dog out. hopefully their close encounter will put a stop to that.
Post # 6
Those crazy bunnies! They are sooo cute, though. 🙂
Post # 7
SUCH CUTE BUNNIES!!! I want to cuddle them! Glad their crazy adventure turned out well in the end. I love that you “grounded” them 🙂
Post # 8
@ChocolateLime: Aww, I’m sorry they nearly scared the baby out of you, but I’m very glad they are safe 🙂
Post # 9
How cute are they?!! My old rabbit used to love escaping and sitting ontop of his hutch!
Post # 10
OMG those are so adorable! I would be obsessed with them!
Post # 11
OMG .. bunnies! CUTE!
I had rabbits as pets when I was a kid. One of them we had lived outside and would terrorize the neighbor’s dogs. It would run up and down the fence probably saying the whole time “Dumb dog you can’t get me here!” Haha it was cute!
A few years after that one had been gone, got another one we kept in the house until my dad got tired of it chewing. Then one day it escaped the yard and we never saw it again. I just decided it went to live in the woods across from our house and was happy.
After that, we had two that we kept for someone for awhile, and boy those were monsters! They dug up everything and daily would dig under the fence to go into a neighbor’s yard and under their house. Funny that’s what I remember most about those two, was crawling in the crawl space getting them out. LOL
Glad your cuties are ok!