Going smoothly

Mario and Cuteness are getting along fine. Though sometimes Mario will nip at her when she is being a spaz. Mario has also been spending time out of his cage at night. So far so good. Though he has been caught staring at the bf in the middle of the night. O.o

Binky seems to be getting along with everyone through bars. Hopefully soon he will be off to the vet.  Binky has also taken a trip out in the snow a few times. On the days where its not so clod and windy, kinda hard in Wi.

Cuteness once she is old enough, will also be spayed. I’m planning on having Brittany spayed also this year. So lots of vet appointments  this year.

Berry Madness Bunny Treats

1 cup of berries (any kind)

1 tbsp of honey

2/3 cup of grounded pellets

2/3 cup of grounded oats

Preheat oven to 350. Grind up oats and pellets. Puree berries. Peel , cut and boil apple. Mix everything into a bowl. Add Honey. Use parchment paper (so they dont stick to the cookie sheet.) Roll them out onto the cookie sheet with rolling pin or fingers. ( fingers work better) Cook for 20-30 mins. Let them cool. Place in a baggie in the fridge or freezer.

They last about a month or two in the freezer.

How it begain

Well I first started out with guinea pigs in 2006. My aunt had two piggies for three years. She cared for them but not really the proper way. I ended taking them. Shortly after having them one of the girls passed ebony. I found a friend, Jazz, for the other, smores. Then i brought home Lola and Smores passed away months after. It was Lola and Jazz for about a year or so. Then my aunt got two more pigs from a neighbor. She only took the cause she felt sorry. So after a couple of months my mom told me we were going to take the other two pigs from my aunt. I named them Tinkerbelle and Stella. 2009 my Lola passed. I also rehomed Stella and tink. 2010 a friend gave me her pig cinnamon and my bf’s mom gave me her two in July, she was 7 years old.. So i had 5 pigs. Jazz, Cinnamon, Coco and Puff. But on thanksgiving Cinnamon become sick and passed away. Then in July my bf, who has a friend that owned a pet store, had a bunch of bunny’s and was showing him them. My bf sent me pictures of Malachi. I was like, I WANT HIM!!! LOL And that’s how I got into bunny’s. Early this year my beloved Jazz pass away at 6 years old. I had coco and puff, but with jazz’s passing I needed a break from pigs. I rehomed them and I have focused all of my time into buns. This spring I found Brittany, her pervious owner’s son was given Brittany as he was going though chemo. Which he passed away and his parents weren’t able to give Brittany all of the attention she needed. She was with another bun. At the time I wasn’t sure if it was boy or girl she was with. But now I know. Cause on 4th of July she had 6 babies. One didn’t make it and passed a couple of days later. Then a week later I found one off by its self, he was very cold. I warmed him up and put him back with the rest. By the end of the night he had passed as well. The rest of Brittany’s crew has done well. My bf and I found homes for them. One went to his boss who had loss her rabbit awhile ago. One went to a friend that works at a store we have been going to for the past 12 years. The only girl went a couple that I found on craigslist, they had house bunnies before. And my Bf took one.

Nine common rabbit myths- From Boing Rabbit

Myth 1: Rabbits are great, low-maintenance starter pets
WRONG! Although they don’t need to be walked like dogs, rabbits are anything but low-maintenance. Their quarters
need daily cleaning, and fresh food and water must be offered daily, including a salad of well-washed, dark-green leafy
vegetables. Certain rabbit health problems can become chronic and can require regular (and sometimes expensive)
veterinary treatment. To complicate the picture, veterinarians skilled in rabbit medicine are often hard to find.
 
Myth 2: Rabbits only live a year or two, so no long term commitment is
necessary
WRONG! Well cared-for indoor rabbits can live 7-10 years, and some live into their teens. This is approximately the
same life span as some breeds of dogs, and requires the same long-term commitment.
 
Myth 3: Rabbits do not need veterinary care the way dogs and cats do
WRONG! Yearly vaccinations are a must for protection against calici virus. Companion rabbits should be
spayed/neutered by veterinarians experienced in rabbit surgery. This not only reduces hormone-driven behaviors such as
lunging, mounting, spraying, and boxing, but also protects females from the risk of uterine cancer, the incidence of which
can exceed 50% as rabbits grow older.
 
Myth 4: Rabbits are happiest outdoors in a backyard hutch
WRONG! Rabbits kept outdoors in hutches are often forgotten and neglected once the initial novelty wears off. Far too
frequently, they are relegated to a life of “solitary confinement” and are subject to extremes of weather, as well as to
diseases spread by fleas, ticks, flies, and mosquitoes all of which can adversely affect their health and their life span.
They can die of heart attacks from the very approach of a predator – even if the rabbit is not attacked or bitten. Rabbits
are gregarious creatures who enjoy social contact with their human caretakers. The easiest way to provide social
stimulation for a companion rabbit is to house him indoors, as a member of the family.
 
Myth 5: Rabbits are rather dirty, and have a strong odour
WRONG! Rabbits are immaculately clean, and, once they have matured and are spayed/neutered, they go to great
lengths not to soil their living quarters. They will readily use a litterbox, and if the box is cleaned or changed daily, there
is no offensive odour
 
Myth 6: Rabbits love to be picked up and cuddled, and do not scratch or
bite
WRONG! Although some rabbits tolerate handling quite well, many do not like to be picked up and carried. If rabbits are
mishandled they will learn to nip to protect themselves. If they feel insecure when carried they may scratch to get down.
Unspayed/unneutered rabbits often exhibit territorial behavior such as “boxing” or nipping when their territory is “invaded”
by the owner.
 
Myth 7: Rabbits – especially dwarf breeds – do not require much living
space
WRONG! Rabbits have powerful hind legs designed for running and jumping. They need living space that will permit them
ample freedom of movement even when they are confined. Dwarf rabbits tend to be more active and energetic than some
larger breeds, and require relatively more space.
 
Myth 8: Rabbits can be left alone for a day or two when owners travel
WRONG! Rabbits need daily monitoring. Problems that are relatively minor in some species (eg. a day or two of
anorexia) may be life-threatening in rabbits, and may require immediate veterinary attention.
 
Myth 9: Rabbits do fine with a bowl of rabbit food and some daily carrots
WRONG! The single most important component of a rabbit’s diet is grass or oaten hay, which should be provided, free-
choice, daily. Rabbit pellets should be given only in very limited quantities and carrots are very high in sugar and are not
recommended