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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Welcome! Be the first on the dance floor.
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User is Offline BB Administrator
Geekville
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5/24/2006 11:10 PM
Welcome to BinkyBunny! Please read over the Terms of Service to find out the board rules. Then come back and have fun. We're just getting started so things are a bit sparce right now. But don't be shy; be the first on the dance floor!

Introduce yourself. How many bunnies do you have? What kind are they? What are their personalites like?

Fixes Stuff. Thinks about Fixing stuff. Dreams about fixing stuff. Is it fixed yet?

User is Offline HoppyBunny
Western U.S.
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5/26/2006 6:58 PM
Me first! WOOHOO! I have 2 bunnies, Bonsai & Daffodil. : ) The joy of my heart and the pain in my arse. Bonsai is the momma's boy and Daffodil couldn't be more different, why she thinks she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra herself! I love them to pieces and while they have their moments I'll never regret adopting these two "unwanted" bunnies from the House Rabbit Society.

GREAT SITE!

User is Offline Snooks
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5/26/2006 10:37 PM
Look like I'm 2nd in line, but I'll dance too! Just found this site. Very Cool!

I have one bunny, his name is Snooks. He's an orangy/brown mini-rex. Very sweet and affectionate. I call him my Snookem's, that's why I named him Snooks. I was actually thinking of getting him a friend, but I'm not sure if I can take on two bunnies! Seems like it would be a lot of work. I am already having to keep after Snooks as he likes to get into everything.

But you got a love 'em! They're just so cute.

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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5/28/2006 12:14 PM
Welcome Everyone.  I'm one of the moderators and I look forward to answering your questions, sharing tips, or just gabbing about house rabbits!

I currently have three rabbits. 
Jack - Big white goof!
Rucy - Grey dwarf mix -  independent racer
Bailey - Affectionate stinky Lop.

User is Offline Lucy
San Francisco
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5/29/2006 1:38 PM
Hello!   Great site!   I love the pictures of binkies in the gallery.  How the heck do people do that?  Mine are always blurry, and that's if I'm lucky enough to even spot it in time in the first place.  Usually my pictures are of a blurry foot leaving the shot. LOL!

I have one bunny named Lucy.   She's a new breed, called Thrianta  Very very orange. Like a litte ball of fire.  She's just a baby now only 12 weeks old.   She's just loves to race around the house like it's a race course.   It's so funny to watch.   I've had rabbits before, but they were always adults, so I decided to take on a baby rabbit.  Quite messy, I'm still working on littertraining



 

User is Offline Jewels
Sacramento
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5/29/2006 3:51 PM
Howdy!  I love the gallery section too.  We've got some great pictures to add.

We've got two heinz 57 rabbits.   A white sort of lopish rexish mix named Jewel, whose very bossy with her stuff, but extremely affectionate, and curious but cautious brown bunny named Dibs.   

My son and I were going to a shelter to find a kitten, when we passed by some rabbits out in pens.  Jewels an Dibs were out their playing.  Dancing and hopping.  I never thought about rabbits as a house pet then, but their antics started luring us in.  They cracked us up, and we thought those two would be perfect for us two, and we completely forgot about getting a kitten.  We wanted dibs on the two bunnies.   Hence, the name Dibs.

The shelter helped get us prepared and soon Jewels and Dibs were part of the family. 

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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5/29/2006 4:09 PM
Welcome Lucy!  I've seen a Thrianta.  They are pretty!  If your little gal is too fast for a camera flash, then just send us a cute picture of her.   We'll put it in the "Funny Faces"

The binkies are hard to catch.  Check out the Photo Tips section.  There is even an area addressing binkies.

Also, if you get a cute closeup, you can make that your avatar if you want.


User is Offline Bugsy
New York
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5/29/2006 5:20 PM
That's funny that you originally wanted a cat.  I wanted a cat too, but I found out that I was allergic. Ia never thought of myself as a rabbit person, but I remembered hearing about house rabbits, and how they can be littertrained etc.   So I researched learned more, then went to my local rabbit rescue, and adopted Bugsy!   Now I am soo glad it turned out this way.  I LOVE rabbits.  They are such cool pets!  So cute and funny.   

User is Offline HoneyBunny
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5/31/2006 11:12 AM
I have a brown agouti netherland dwarf. He's barely two pounds. Maybe that's why he's such a scaredy cat. He's actually really sweet, but he hasn't really come out of his shell yet. I'd love to find out how to make him understand that we're not going to hurt him. I rescued him, and he was a classroom rabbit, who I guess hated being a classroom rabbit, cuz he charged and bit the kids. (at least that is what his history states)

So we have let him be and get used to a more calm household, and he's really happy, doing binkies and flopping, but he's still very shy of our approach. I am hoping this will just get better in time with trust

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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6/06/2006 4:47 PM
Hi everyone! I just posted a ton of details and stuff in my profile bio - but here are the basics....

I have three bunnies who are all rescues. I'm a volunteer with The Rabbit Haven here in Santa Cruz.

Hareiette is a 2 year old dutch bunny with half blue and half brown eyes. She has a very distinctively strong personality and is very clever. It's Hareiette's way or the highway, and she wants to make sure everyone knows that princesses don't live with heathens like Viktor.

Pandora, 1 (steel grey dutch - aka Dori) has classic middle child syndrome. She's often shy and skiddish, but is a very sweet and loving bunny if you put in the time to earn her trust.

Viktor , 8 months (black bunny) He is the comedian, he is into EVERYTHING. He loves people, is a real piglet and is a lot of fun to watch. His sun rises and sets on his very pretty bunnywife Pandora.
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline BB
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6/06/2006 6:21 PM
Welcome Gravehearted!!!! It's wonderful to have a rabbit savvy member aboard.  Now your added into the drawing twice.  Good Luck!

 It's also great to have another trio on board.   Your Hareiette sounds like my Rucy.  She isn't quite a princess, more like hmmmm....army chick or tomb raider.   She's bossy in a no nonsense sort of way.     She loves her goofy Jack, and though she's more serious, his playful ways bring out her more silly side with binkies and speedracer games.

User is Offline DAWN
Perth, Western Australia
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6/06/2006 10:30 PM
Hope I have posted in the right spot here. Anyways I am a bit late for the dance, looks like I am last on the list LOL.

This place is full of great information and I just love the pics of your bunnies. Great stories too.

I have two female bunnies:

Sprinkles : She is about 3 years old, English Shop ... mad as a hatter, full of love, very affectionate, will do anything for attention, bit of a messy bunny around the house (but getting better), great personality, lovely natured bun, loves her Mum, very demanding at times, crazy as, loves carpet digging and chewing.

Lily: Lily is about 6 months old, Dwarf Butterfly Lop ... cute as, loves sitting in Sprinkles' littertray feasting, racing around and through the blinds, bit skittish, loves sitting my Mum's lap, playtime is always fun.

User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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6/07/2006 2:26 PM
Hi everyone!
We're kind of new at this house rabbit thing.  My husband had a house bunny when he was a child and I had bunnies that lived outside.  We thought that we should try a different kind of pet since losing our cat to old age at the beginning of February (she was 19).  Our first thought was actually to get a chinchilla so we went to the pet store to check them out.  Right across from the chinchillas was a cage with this Netherland Dwarf bunny and it was love at first sight.

We are hoping that he can become trustworthy enough to be given more run in the house.  Right now he's so little that he's getting plenty of exercise in the playpen we set up for him.  He's doing lots of binkies and so far seems to enjoy cuddling.  Guess I should enjoy that while I can since I've read here not to expect it when he's grown up.

Anyhow, we named him Sable and we've been enjoying every minute of his antics especially since I've been on vacation this week.  I'm not sure how I'll cope when I have to go back to work on Monday.
Sable's Mom

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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6/07/2006 2:46 PM
 Dawn,  I am so happy to welcome you here   
Now you too get to be entered into the drawing twice!!  

So far the dance is still going on and it's never too late to do get your groove on.

The look of the forum will be changing soon to make it easier, as well as spell check added, as well as improving the order in which the messages are posted so it shows who the heck replied to what post.  

Again, welcome!


User is Offline BB
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6/07/2006 3:00 PM

Welcome anitastark!  Now your entered into the drawing twice.  Good Luck!

The whole "house rabbit" thing really is relatively new, at least in comparison to cats and dogs.    It seems most people who had rabbits when they were young remember them being outside (and many times not living more than four years)   Because of the House Rabbit Society, and other rabbit education groups, things have really changed just in the  last 10 years.

I'm sorry to hear about your cat.   Sounds like she lived a LONG wonderful life with you though.

It's great to start small and not give too much freedom right away,  otherwise your house may become a poop kingdom.   Gradually allow freedom once he's been litter trained.

And you may get lucky, your bunny may love to be cuddled when he gets older.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.  Otherwise, he'll still want to snuggle with you on the ground.  Most still want to at least snuggle that way.

Also, a great thing about rabbits is that their schedule really is conducive to most working schedules.  They are up in the am, and then they lounge and sleep until dusk, about the time when many people get home from work.    They can also be flexible, many are able to change their own patterns to our schedule.

So no worries,  she'll be happy to see you when you get home, and you'll still get see her crazy antics.


User is Offline Amie Noakes
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6/13/2006 10:48 AM
Hello everyone!
My name is Amie. I had my first rabbit around 2-3 years ago, I named him Snickers. We rescued him from an abusive owner and attempted to show him love; Unfortunately he got out of the house when we were cleaning his cage and never let us come near him, eventually he froze during winter, even though we left him food, water, and good bedding materials for a nice nest we hoped he'd make.
I've loved rabbits nearly all my life and now that I am considered old enough and responsible enough for a rabbit (I'm taking care of all the pets in our house) I'm going to work two jobs over the summer (dog walking and babysitting) to raise enough money for the best rabbit supplise, and a little tyker of my own. I'm leaning toward the Dutch, but my second choice is neatherland dwarf.
Any good tips I might not have seen ((or warnings)) would be awesome from current rabbit owners!
Awesome site!!,
Amie
Rebel: The sweetest little mutt you'd ever meet. I can hardly express how amazing this old dog is.

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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6/13/2006 10:09 PM

Welcome sekaoneima!   Wow, what a sad story. 

Looks like you are doing the right thing by researching and searching for answers so that doesn't happen again.  

Since you posted this information over in the behavior section (thank you), then I'll head over there and answer in that section.  See ya there! 


User is Offline Julie Hutnick
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6/14/2006 2:38 PM

Hello!  My name is Julie, and I have two very grouchy little buns!  The grouchiness is just temporary – they're shedding at the moment.

 

Quick – she's six and a half, and a Netherlands dwarf.  Despite her size, she's the boss of the house, and willing to prove it at any time!

 

Peanut – he's nine months old, and a Holland lop.  He's a lumbering, clumsy, but often bouncy kind of guy – especially when the kitchen tap is on and he assumes he's going to be given some greens!

User is Offline Darcy Parrish
Vancouver, BC
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6/14/2006 4:02 PM

Hello
I have two rabbits (3 counting the one staying with us) Their names are Maggie, Gizmo, and Daisy . Maggie is a holland lop and Gizmo is a Mini Rex. They are both spayed/neutered and they have the run of my place. They are excellent with their litter boxes.

Maggie is the piggy one. She begs for food whenever she can. She will take food right out of your mouth so you have to be careful!

Gizmo is very playfull. He loves to do laps around the couch and big 360s in the air .

Daisy is staying with us right now, shes a Flemish Giant. Shes 26 pounds, full of energy, and she loves to cuddle.

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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6/14/2006 7:42 PM
Welcome Julie!    I have a grouchy bun too.  Rucy is  a bossy dominating gal, but she has her sweet side too.    It's amazing how different their personalities are!  I love it.
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