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Last Post by mellowzmom at 3/30/2010 4:07 PM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline bink&cinnabun=LOVE!
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3/29/2010 4:04 PM

My name is Genevieve, I am 21 and from New Zealand

I have two delightful male (complete) netherland dwarf x mini lop bunnys called binky and cinnabun.

they are brothers and are about 6mnths old, so far so good! Toilet training is ok... they dont make much mess on the floor (poops) in fact I can barely notice it! they 95% pee in the same spots (there are 4 litter boxes in my room!)

they dont have a cage as such, just those nic grids, which are completely open on one side so they can free run!

The only problem I face with them is that they just love my couch..it is pee central! so I am trying to stop that..any ideas?

So far they are not as close to me as my previous rabbits, I think this due to them being brothers, they are alot more affectionate with each other. I have only ever had single rabbits.

I plan on getting them neuterd when I find a reputable vet.

cinnabun is very shy and does not really like pats, she more liks just sitting and nuzzling in my hair when I am lying on the floor on my laptop...binky is more cuddly (when he wants to be!)

My main battle is raising a 7mnth old VERY hyper border collie x puppy who was rescued and is PETRIFIED of people at the same time as bring up two rabbits who are also rescues! I cant have them in the same room unless maggie (the puppy) is in a very relaxed state... so I often feel torn.. oh and I am studying full time at university as well!

I spend about 3 hours interacting with my rabbits, and I sleep in the same room as them, they are there when I get up watch me have a shower (binky tried to hop in once!) I often wonder if this is enough, at the moment my puppy gets most of the attention, but I figure she can cause ALOT of harm to people with her fear so I need to deal with this now... does this sound ok? or am I beign a bit neglectful of my bunbuns?

wowza, sorry for the long post!


User is Offline MirBear
Kitchener, Ont. Ca.
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3/29/2010 4:31 PM
Welcome do you have any pics??
My Siamese Sweethearts, Hershey & Twix........... <3 And In My Attempted Un-selfish Thoughts I Find Myself Thinking... If This Is The Best I Can Do With Just My Thoughts, Than What Is The Best That Can Be Done By Someone Who Has Not Only my Thoughts But The Chance To Make Them A Reality?

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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3/29/2010 4:34 PM

Welcome Genevieve!

I think what you are doing, intense input with the puppy is right on. It's a crucial time to wok with him. It wouldn't hurt the 2 bunnies to be confined anyway while perfecting their litter training. Their habits can really deteriorate around this age too, so it's a good thing you're looking to get them fixed.
Sofas are common places for rabbits to mark as yours seem to be doing. You either prevent them from going there, provide a litter box up there, or cover in a waterproof cover for the time being. Of course neutering will help here also.

Would love to see pics of all 3!


User is Offline bink&cinnabun=LOVE!
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3/29/2010 10:36 PM
I will upload photos as soon as I get my camera working!...hopefully soon.

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3/29/2010 10:40 PM
Welcome!

*holds up a WE <3 PICS sign* hehehe

Sounds like you have a busy house!

My Monkey, a nethie, had a habit of peeing on my hubby's side of the couch, up until she got spayed, then she didn't claim it anymore. Which was a huge relief, as the hubby loved having her up on the couch with him lol. Good luck!

User is Offline mellowzmom
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3/30/2010 4:07 PM
Welcome!! Things will settle down once your puppy becomes more confident. i don't have any advice for your bunnies, but I rescued an 18 mo. old fearful doberman once and trained him in agility. His confidence level soared. Border collies are really intelligent and good at agility and herding so any lessons or organized training will help. Good luck!!
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