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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > I Can't Belive Her. Oh Wait, Yes I Can!!!
Last Post by MirBear at 9/13/2010 4:19 PM (41 Replies)
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User is Offline Petzy
Northern AB Canada
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8/17/2010 5:59 PM
I find this menopause talk a tad insensitive... there are members on here of all age groups. how would you guys feel if your actions were blamed on PMS~
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User is Offline MirBear
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8/17/2010 6:01 PM
oh, sorry to all of whom that may of offended.
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 Beka27
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8/18/2010 4:52 AM
I'm honestly surprised your mother let you get a 2nd bunny if the 1st was such a source of conflict. While not ideal, there is another option for a potential compromise which may work. Your mother may be more receptive to housing ONE bunny indoors. Would you be open to finding a new home for one of your bunnies and working with your mom to bring the other bunny inside?

Kyoshi brings up a good point too, depending on what the future holds for you, you need to have a plan for when you are older and going to school. It would be easier to make arrangements for one bunny. I don't usually advocate people giving up their rabbits, but especially with Hershey's recent health scare, you need to keep both of their best interests in mind.
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User is Offline Lintini
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8/18/2010 11:47 AM
I am talking about my own mother, different woman handle it differently and I didn't mean to offend anyone but it happens so I don't know how it is insensitive. I really don't see how saying I had family troubles with my mothers health condition offends you but whatever. I'm really done with it.
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User is Offline FluffyBunny
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8/18/2010 1:00 PM
I'm very sorry you're having this trouble. I know how hard it is when your parents don't support what you want to do, especially with rabbits.

Could you possibly just get a few minutes when she's in a good mood to talk about it? Show her examples of how good your bunnies are with the litterbox. Tell her how you clean the cage every day. Show her info online about how clean bunnies can be, and how rare it is that you'd catch some disease from them. Show her pictures of indoor habitats that are clean and look good. Most importantly, stay calm while you talk to her about it - if you get upset, she might get the wrong impression. If all else fails, you could always try to make her bond with the rabbits a little! My parents became much more accepting of my rabbit after they saw how sweet he is.

Good luck!
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User is Offline MirBear
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8/18/2010 8:14 PM
unfortunatly fluffy bunny i have tried most of that, for example, i sent her an e-mail everyday for a month listing benifits of spay/neuter. thats when she started threatening to get rid of them. my mom likes hershey to an extent, but we've had hershey since she was that tiny little ball of fluff that was just too cute. she overall doesnt like them much.

Beka, ive had hershey for a long time before i knew anything about rabbits (or well i know now i knew nothing) by the time i found this forum i had had another rabbit named kisses along with hershey, hershey originally belonged to my little sister who took horrible care of her, and just recently (last month or so) she's been given to me, twix i got in december, after i had been told to re-homed kisses, so anyways point being, my mom at the time. didnt mind hershey so much, and let ME get my own bunny. since hershey is the long time resident. i've been trying to sway my mom and i have opt'd about getting rid of twix, but she wants them both gone, so everytime i try and comprimise by saying i'll give one up she just sais why dont you save the hassle then and get rid of both then?

with her there doesnt seem to be any chances of a win-win or even a comprimise. even my dad (of whom my bunnies have taken a likeing to destrying his his and only his house) lets them stay inside, and he was raised on a farm where rabbits were meat not pets!!

i used to think of my mom being so compassionate for animals! she worked at a vet clinic when she was a teen and wanted to be a vet for crying out loud!! i have lost all respect for her in that era since we have gotten these bunnies.
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 Beka27
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8/19/2010 3:26 AM
Well, regardless of what happens, remember that you won't be a teenager under their roof forever. It's probably not much consolation right now, but before you know it, you'll be an adult and able to make your own decisions.
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User is Offline MirBear
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8/19/2010 8:52 AM
lol and i can't wait. i was born in september so im one of the youngest students in my grade, there for i'll be 17 when i graduate highschool so i get to move out younger :]
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 Online Monkeybun
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8/19/2010 11:09 AM
Don't be too eager to move out.. it gets expensive. Wait til you're out of school, and have a decent, non-minimum wage job to do so. trust me! lol

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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8/19/2010 1:45 PM
Ditto.

You don't want to move out right away. If you find a good paying job, do it. But if its minimum, you can't live off of that. It sucks, I know it.
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User is Offline MirBear
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8/19/2010 4:11 PM
when i finish highschool, i plan on going strait into university and i plan on getting an apartment not living in a dorm. no matter how close the university is to my moms house. i cant stand living here unfortunatly.

Anyways i talked to my mom today, and the closest thing to a comprimise i could get was, if i keep one bunny, she will "consiter" building a hutch and pen outdoors. witch means. i would keep hershey, obviously. and she would live in a hutch with a pen attached, all year round, untill she dies or i move out, whatever comes first.

This is the best "comprimise" i'll get for a bigger living space.
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 Kyoshi
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8/19/2010 4:14 PM
You are willing to give up Twix?

User is Offline MirBear
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8/19/2010 4:27 PM
i am willing to give her up, to the right home of course.
don't get my wrong though. i love twix dearly but hershey's very special to me. and if it comes down to it, i hate to say it but i would choose her over anything.
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 Online Monkeybun
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8/19/2010 5:21 PM
Personally, Mirbear, when you go to universtiy, go to a dorm. Apartments are expensive, especially if you are a full time student. You'll have rent, utilities, groceries, transportation costs... it adds up, quickly. Dorm living isn't that bad, my hubby did it, and he's still great friends with his college roomies. He made a ton of friends that he wouldn't have, had he not lived in his dorm, and he's had those friends for over 15 years now.

Some dorms do allow pets... small ones like bunnies anyway. Look into it.

User is Offline MirBear
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8/19/2010 6:03 PM

monkey i deffinatly will... i've been told that their expensive though.
omg i cant belive its going to be only 2 more years... wow. it seems like just yesterday i was in kindergarden i miss kindergarden..

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
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8/19/2010 6:04 PM

Mir, I caution you not rehome one because there might be a chance of getting what you want fot the other. If history regarding your rabbits tells you anything, I think you might be disappointed. You opened this thread saying your Mom wanted you to get rid of them because they were always the cause of your arguments. It might have been something said in the heat of the moment. Is she actually wanting you to get rid of both of them or was this a vague threat?

If I were in your shoes, I would not even bring up anything about the rabbits with your Mom except when it's absolutely necessary. It's obviously a sensitive topic for reasons you don't know nor may ever know. I really think your best bet is to make the best of what they have and make your own improvements on that when you can. They have good shelter, lots of attention from you and a nice yard to exercise in.

If you can get an independant income, you can work on making their habitat more comfortable. You'll have some freedom to do this if it's your own money. Is there an opportunity to do that? Even if you need your Moms permission to do this, I would broach it with your wanting to have some independance and not have to ask her for money for things. You needn't specify that you might be spending money on the rabbits if you think she would disapprove. Not that I'm advocating keeping secrets from her.....just thinking the less you bring them up with her the better. In time, you never know....she might be impressed by your efforts and want to contribute. 

That's how I would go about things. Though I KNOW if I was your age I WOULD be having arguments too!! I remember all to well going insane not understanding my parents reasonings for things - mostly because they would just say No and not always specify their reasoning. *Sigh*

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline MirBear
Kitchener, Ont. Ca.
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8/19/2010 6:15 PM
yep, she wants me to get rid of the both, if i gave her her way they'd be long gone by now, and she wouldn't care where they went, even if they were for meat she wouldnt care.
i'm so confused.... since we've moved she wants absolutly nothing to do with the rabbits. not that she was overly interested in them before we moved, but at least she let them in the house and would even go up and pet hershey or something. now i get in trouble for even having hershey on the porch.

i really wish she'd just let me do what i wanted to do with them, then she could see its really not so bad.
like ive set up the x-pen and had twix in it and showed her, she was coming around to it then twix started being territorial about her new space and my mom turned around and said, i dont want them messing on the floors. i tryed to explain about them being territorial, but she didn't belive me.
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 Lis
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9/08/2010 10:12 PM
Monkey, I live off campus - and can honestly say that my apartment is about half the cost of living on campus, even after factoring in utilities. I don't have trans costs, because my house is a block from campus. Also, my 80 meal a semester plan was $994, the 3 meal a day plans were about $2500. Mine averages to $8.45 a meal, once I factor out the $300 set aside by my plan to be spent at chains inside my university. It's much cheaper to cook my own food. My boyfriend says he and his roommate buy about $50 in groceries each week to share, and they have no meal plans.

On the flip side, Mir, many schools require you to live on campus your freshman year. And many schools require you to have a meal plan if you live on campus. Unless you're a transfer, like I am. See if there's a Community College near you. Dual enroll and see if you can rack up 30 credits there when you finish with high school. Then you're a transfer.

I must find these dorms that allow bunnies. I've heard of dorms that allow fish and hermit crabs, but never bunnies.

I say keep your babies. If she's not willing to compromise, you shouldn't be either. It sounds like if you give in any, she'll ask you to give even more.

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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9/09/2010 2:18 AM
Hi, Guys,
I just want to add a gentle reminder that the Support Center is really for those who have just lost a bunny, or one is in a dire illness and things are imminent. I can see why Mirbear posted at the prospect of losing her bunny, but it's helpful to post those kinds of questions in the Q&A section, so you will get more immediate answers. This section is more for condolences. We found that many were posting a loss of a loved one in other sections and not getting their posts noticed, so we put them here so we are sure to offer our support to those who are grieving.

Also, be certain to read the date of a post before replying. It's possible that a post over 2 weeks old has been resolved, or has been updated in a newer post. It pulls up an older situation and can be confusing. So read the dates before you reply. If you want to check the person who posted to see if they did an update anywhere, just click their name with their avatar and look at the list of posts they've made in their profile.
Thanks.
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User is Offline MirBear
Kitchener, Ont. Ca.
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9/09/2010 1:05 PM
Thanks RP.

Lis, it was nice to read your post, the university i want to go to is in waterloo. wilfrid laurier university. Anyways that about a 10 minute drive from my house. and if i dont get into there or if i choose a different proffesion in the next few years then i'll probably be going to university of waterloo or conastoga collage. also very close.
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