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User is Offline Menmybuns
Hudson valley Ny
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11/06/2012 3:25 PM

HELP !!!!! I just adopted 2 buns gave then free run of a room off my kitchen with plenty of natural lighting and room they both came with small store cage set ups the cages are both in the room with doors open they have a hide house made from a storage tote and a rug in the middle of the room what else help what do I give them they have like 3 toys but nothing else I want to have them hooked up in the room with lots to so so they live happy life's forever

Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/06/2012 3:46 PM
Sounds like you are off to a great start and have two very spoiled buns. I would add a rectangular cat litter tray, (line with some paper as they will wee and poop in it) and fill it up with some hay. They love to dive into them and nom out or just have a flop. A bun loves nothing better than to have a poo and chew at the same time.
As to toys variety is the key. Some plastic baby stacking cups they can throw, some nice wooden chew toys, some empty cardboard rolls filled with hay and treats, an old phone book. Mine love this giant plastic cat toy, its a ball with little shapes cut out and inside is a smaller ball with bells. They adore hurling it round the playpen to make the bells ring or hurling it at the stacky cups to make a really good noise. Maybe add some layers (not to close to any area where they can climb up and escape) using cardboard boxes (which they also love to chew so use the plain ones) My Nermal also has one of those fold out childrens sofa's ($20 at KMart), she loves to shove it about then stand on it to look about. Then there is Frank the Wonder Plushie, a soft toy which Nermal loves, whilst Pepper, Piglet and the girls have made off with my fauzzy orange slippers. Really your imagination is the only limit, just think bunsafe. Could it be toxic, is it safe to chew, could it block up their tummies etc. Check for safety first and if it passes the tests then give it a try and see if they like it.
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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11/06/2012 4:39 PM
Welcome! Sounds like you are off to a great start!That's wonderful you have already given so much room, cages are just too small for rabbits I bet they are loving their freedom!
I would say the first important thing to do is get to a vet and find out what sex they are-if they aren't already spayed/neutered. Rabbits often get mis-sexed; I'm not sure what you think you have (m-m, m-f, f-f) but it often happens that you have something entirely different and they are quite prolific so it's best to make sure they can't breed (i.e. are same sex) or separate until they are fixed.

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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/06/2012 4:47 PM

They r both male and neutered  

Nichole

User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/07/2012 7:03 AM

These boys are loving being able to come n go as they please Astro who's 3 is very social and willing to interact with ppl EB who's about 6 months is not so much for ppl but he's totally happy with his room mate I'm thinking its bc he just was not handled much be we got him cuz he seems willing to give ppl a try but very hesitated at times and runs the other way but he's loving the room ... I tried to post a pic but it keeps sayin the pics to big and idk how to fix that

Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/07/2012 1:33 PM
Easiest way to shrink a pic... Right click, open with Paint. If the pic is so large you can only see about and eighth in the top corner you will need to shrink it quite a bit. Go to the image tab at the top, select stretch/skew or resize if you have that tab. It will ask for an amount type in 30 (for 30% of the original size) then Save As and select .jpg. You will find it is now about 600*400 and fits with no problem. If you are using photobucket or similar there is a resize tab that will take you to the editing page, select adjust, custom it will once again ask for sizes, type in 600 wide and the system will automiatically give you the proportionate height. Click save and replace.
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/07/2012 4:29 PM
I only have an i pad I'm gonna makw q photo bucket acct n try that out thanks
Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/07/2012 4:52 PM
Hi Nichole, Have you checked out some of the toys at the Binky Bunny Store. The cotton tail cottage etc. They are great and the best prices for these items.
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User is Offline tanlover14
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11/08/2012 4:34 AM
Really easy and cheap options are also toilet paper rolls and phone books! My brats go nuts over phone books. Wal-Mart also has cat playhouses and tunnels that bunnies LOVEEEEE. Also, welcome to BB! What does EB stand for??? And do you know what kind of buns they are?? Sorry for all the questions but we all love new bunnies around here! Can't wait to see pictures!
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/09/2012 6:07 AM
They seem to love their box maze I made the with boxes from my recent move and toilet paper rolls but the real hit was a willow barbel I got them which is now gone ! I'm trying to find someone local to buy bales of hay from I'm have heard its cheaper that way and EB stands for Easter bunny like the movie hop cuz my girls said he looks like the bunny in the movie ....I only have an iPad and it will not let me upload ne pics cuz they r to Big ugh
Nichole

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11/09/2012 6:25 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...=3&theater
Here's a link to my fb page maybe u can see then on there
Nichole

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/09/2012 7:22 AM
Oh wow, they are gorgeous. The one in the back (he looks like a Lionhead) looks EXACTLY like the Lionhead we adopted but had to return to the Humane Society. His spotting is exactly alike!

My buns recently just destroyed the willow barbell we got them too! LOL.
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User is Offline Roberta
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11/09/2012 12:14 PM
They are cuties.......
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User is Offline BB
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11/09/2012 3:14 PM
We have a bunny room section in our gallery that definitely needs some updating with more photos. So if you have any wider shots of the room, be sure to email them

and put "Bunny Room Photos" in the subject line.  I'll then put them in the habitat gallery. Then you can also refer people to the BinkyBunny Habitat Gallery/Bunny Room section. Easy to show off their cool digs.


User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/10/2012 9:14 AM
Oh kool will do ....well the boys now have a make shift wall in the middle of the room seperated them bc this morning when i came down to feed them and clean up there was a brownish wet substance on the floor now I'm not sure bc EB the new guys is not litter trained like Astro now they were introduced to the new room together Astro had a condo before this have beeb totally ok cuddling together and playing i kinda thought maybe it could be pee but I'm worried so they are apart am i over reacting or is EB just a dirty boy and pees on the floor and rug?
Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/10/2012 11:38 AM

Brownish wet substance ? Yes.. I would say bunny pee.. It comes in a variety of colours and is always a consternation to new bunny owners. Mine have just about managed the full spectrum of the rainbow. Just very happy it doesn't get sprayed up the wall anymore.

I would not separate them now unless there has been aggression, it sounds like they bonded immediately if they have been cohabitating with no problems.

EB obviously just needs some litter training, any disruption like a move to a new home can cause litter habit setbacks and it can take a few weeks for them to relearn good habits. Try the cat litter tray I suggested with the newspaper and hay. I had a few problems but as soon as I replaced their normal tray with the big "poo and chew" tray they were fine, we rarely have an out of box incident now.

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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/10/2012 1:52 PM
I have had bunnies since 15 and never seen pee that dark but thanks i feel much better now i felt horrible spliting them up
Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/10/2012 2:35 PM
Hi Nichole, I have had them pee stuff that looked like Guinness on occasion, if they have had too any Craisins it has been red (like the time Nermal pee'd on Pipi's head and scared me half to death till I figured out what it was LOL) There has been the odd white puddle which generally means restrict their carrot treat or any thing with a high calcium content. Once you get to know what the different colours relate to it's a good way to monitor and adjust their diet. Still scares the crumpets out of anyone who hasn't seen it before. Repeated pasty sludge is a "get them to the vet event" not had any of those yet thankfully.
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/11/2012 5:47 AM
Thank guy they r back together and cuddling
Nichole

User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/11/2012 6:58 AM
Went to the store and came back to astro being attacked by EB smh I'm dissapointed I'm myself i feel like its my fault for seperating them last nite. Man they were doing so good i wanred to cry my poor astro was running and screaming hair all over i was almost scared to get hurt after astro ran into his cage EB was set on getting him and ran after him i had to rap EB in a blanket to pick him up omg i feel so bad
Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/11/2012 1:40 PM
Oh Nichole, How frightening..... Has there been any other signs ? Has EB not been well or behaving differently ? It's so strange that he could do a complete 180 after they have been getting on well without any trouble.
The important things is Astro OK now ?
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/11/2012 3:13 PM

Astro is fine just a lil shook up but EB is showing a lot of aggression toward him now they are separated in the room but the open cages they have if one is in his cage the other can see him Astro went up by the cage while EB was laying  down and he was tryin to attack the thru the cage I feel like its my fault cuz they were so good together...... I believe that EB was abused b4 we adopted him tho so could this possibly be a part if the problem?

Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/11/2012 4:03 PM
I don't know... I have to keep Pipi and Nermal separate because of fighting. The bond was lost when Nermal was returned, Nermie is fine with the others though, Pipi is the aggressor and she has been spoilt rotten since birth. Pipi does fancy herself contender to Peppers alpha bunny throne though. Maybe its a dominance things. Has there been any territory marking. They are both neutered aren't they ?
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/11/2012 4:26 PM
Marking like crazy we have only had EB about 2 weeks astro is i have had him about 3 yrs we adopted him at about 5 months hes spoiled as hell EB i was told he was but i just looked at him idk I'm thinking they lied just so I'd take him but i was also told hes only ! About 6months and hes bigger they astro of course i know they may just be different breeds but idk about the honesty from his previous owners i believe he was mistreated
Nichole

User is Offline Roberta
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11/11/2012 4:30 PM
Hi Nichole, So it sounds like he might not be neutered. I would get him to the vet for a look see.
If EB hasn't it would explain alot and why at 6 months he could turn aggressive in a very short space of time without warning.
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/11/2012 4:39 PM
I know i feel bad cuz hes locked up but there is no other place he can go but there so I'm afraid ill give him a few weeks but he may end up evicted from this house when i clean there spaces for the evning he lunged at me sad but asrto is friendly and playful and i have kids so i was so happy they took to eachother so well so quickly but i don't want them to hurt one another nor myself
Nichole

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11/11/2012 4:43 PM
Hi Men, Get him to the vet... Either he is not neutered and has just hit puberty head on or he might have some other problem causing him pain and making him aggressive. Puberty rage would definitely cause the lunging. You could contact the recsue and insist they pay the cost if he was supposed to be done at the time you took him home.
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11/11/2012 4:58 PM
I took him from some ppl i know (who got him as a gift for there kid smh i know rite) but Im thinking they just lied bc he was doing this b4 and just was ok here the last few days cuz of the new place stress and be treated so good
Nichole

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11/11/2012 5:11 PM
I feel like an idiot bc i am a 12yr bunny owner but always to a spoiled xpen bun i just upgrade bc i had space to give astro his own room an figured a roommate would be kool i knew bonding would have to happen but my daughter put them together immediately didn't know ne better and after 2 hrs of watching they were totally ok snuggling and running around n now this
Nichole

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11/11/2012 5:40 PM
Hi Nichole, Don't feel like an idiot. It was perfectly reasonable to assume they would be OK if it had gone this long without aggression. If he is 6 months old this is exactly how it can happen. You will probably find once he is neutered you can rebond them just as you planned after a month when his hormones have settled. He won't be bad for life. Poor little EB is very fortunate to have found you and I think he will be a beautiful bun once he doesn't have to worry about being a butchy boy. And the good thing is he is at the right age. Old enough to cope well and young enough to adapt and change afterwards.
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User is Offline Roberta
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11/12/2012 6:24 PM
Hi Nichole,
Was wondering how Astro and EB are doing today ?
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User is Offline Menmybuns
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11/13/2012 9:12 AM
Well we have decide to use a large dog cage and rotate them in and out for floor time give one a free nite out on the floor every other nite until I can make a bunny condo next weekend and we will continue with that until mr EB the bad to the bone bunny is neutered and then we will work on the bonding until then they will just have to learn to love the smell one each other by being rotated in the condo and out free running in the room but no more fighting we have kept them apart and litter training 101 for both spoiled buns
Nichole

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