Hi, my name is Megan. I got a new bunny this Sunday... her name is Kizuna and she's 3 months old. I am a sophomore in college and me and my roommate got her. Neither of us goes out much and we don't party or play loud music... our room is a very quiet, peaceful environment, which is probably good for the bun. We actually bought her from the pet store, though I REALLY wanted one from the Humane Society personally, seeing as we could have given a homeless bunny a home AND it would already be spayed/neutered. But my roommate fell in love with the one at the pet store and wouldn't even hear of getting another one. @_@ Ah well. What's done is done, though I REALLY don't know how we're going to get the money to spay her, considering I'm fronting all the costs right now and my roommate isn't paying me back till next semester (hence why I wanted one from the Humane Society!!!!).
My first question is about her trip home from the pet store... I live in Hawaii and we had to walk her home from the pet store on Sunday and it was VERY hot and VERY humid... it was about a 20 minute walk. She SEEMS okay though... she's been romping around. So if she's acting fine now 4 days later does that mean she's probably okay? She will NEVER be subjected to that again.. we keep her in an air-conditioned room all the time... we keep it at 75 degrees (even while we're gone) but it actually feels quite cold... perhaps because with the AC there's no humidity? Would this be a safe temperature to keep the bun at? I'm just trying so hard to be a good guardian for the sweetheart!!!!
Now, she currently has pine shavings, which I now know are a no-no, so I'm going to run out this weekend and buy something else. I also didn't realize you only put bedding in their litter box and not the whole cage.... so now I have some litter in one corner she seemed to pee in the most and newspaper lining the rest. She's been having a blast shredding the newspaper... IT'S SO CUTE!!!! This weekend I can go out and buy her a litterbox to put in her cage and a larger one for her play area. I also have to get her alfalfa because I got timothy hay and didn't know growing buns are supposed to have alfalfa instead.
I've started her out in the bathroom to play around.. at least an hour a day, watching her. It's small and easy to control her and the only non-carpeted area we have. I gave her lots of toys to chew on but she seemed to find the wall much more appealing. I had to keep saying "No!" when she did that. But ah well what'll you do? Kids are kids.
Now should I move her whole cage into the bathroom when having her play in there, or is moving her water and hay dish in there sufficient?
I'm sorry for all the comments and questions! I'm just really trying to be a good guardian for her. I can't wait till she's potty-trained and I can give her the freedom to roam around our room when we're home! And I've been trying to figure out what kinds of toys she likes to keep her entertained while I'm at school and she's in her cage...
This is all so fun though! She's such a darling! I've only ever had guinea pigs before (3 to date) but I REALLY love guinea pigs and rabbits... they're so darling.
Here's a picture of Kizuna: