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Last Post by Skipper's Mama at 7/10/2012 2:16 PM (12 Replies)
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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7/08/2012 10:54 AM

Hi I'm new to Binky Bunny.   I'm extremely grateful for this site (love the products) and forum. I'm a fairly new rabbit owner so having a chance to talk with other rabbit owners is wonderful.

My wonderful rabbit lop dwarf is Skipper.  I believe that Skipper is about six months old.  She's been with us for about four months.  She was actually given to my boyfriend and I as a gift after our aging ferret passed away.  She was unfortunately bought at a pet store since the person who bought her for us did not know much about rabbits.  Despite where she comes from we love her to death.   She is not spayed and we are currently looking into different vets so that she can be.  Trying to find a rabbit savvy vet has been a bit of hassle.  It seems that rabbits are not popular pets where we live.   Skipper is an extremely mellow little bunny.  She's only thumped her foot at me twice in irritation. (And of course not once at my boyfriend!  She must be a daddy's girl.) I've had noisy cats all my life, so sometimes I get a little concerned by her calm, nonvocal personality.

I've had cats, a ferret, and a turtle as pets before Skipper.  It was actually my boyfriend's idea to get a bunny.  After our ferret passed away we started looking into other pets to get.  It was really lonely to not have him running around the house and trying to bite our ankles. I had sort of the mentality that rabbits were not a fun pet to have.  Boy was I pleasantly proved wrong!  I'm so happy that we have Skipper and would not trade her for the world.

There's not much to who I am.  I'm a poor college student who lives with her high school sweetheart.  I'm terrible at gardening but am trying to not kill the vegetables that we planted for Skipper's garden.  I am a massive gamer and write in my free time.


User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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7/08/2012 12:08 PM
Welcome to BB!!! glad to have you here, and lol its fun being a bunny slave. so is your bun a free roam or does she have a cage? where are yall at? I know a couple of good vets but I am in Joplin Missouri.
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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7/08/2012 12:21 PM

I love being a bunny slave!   She has a cage.  The Monster Taj Mahal.    If you notice the huge empty space it's because I would not be tall enough to actually clean it if we had a fourth shelf.  If we get Skipper a bunny mate then we will probably be building a fourth shelf and invest in a step stool for me. 

I can actually crawl into it if there's a spot I can't reach and need to clean it.  I hate keeping her in a cage but our one of the cats is not too fond of Skipper and will go on 'hunt' mode.  So it makes watching her 24/7 out of the cage a little tricky.  And darn!  I live in Florida.  In a rural area an hour or so out of the Tampa area.  We have vets who claim to be rabbit savvy but through asking them questions we could tell they weren't.  


User is Offline bun-crazy
Milan, Indiana
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7/08/2012 2:43 PM
Yes, welcome to BB! So glad to have you here! I just love your rabbit condo. WOW! What a setup! And Skipper is totally adorable, by the way. Sorry, I can't help you out with vets down there, except maybe to check on the link on BB for rabbit savvy vets in your area. That is actually how I found mine and they are great! Good luck finding one near you! I understand your cat dilemma. I have one of my own who actually loves the buns, but I'm afraid he'd hurt them by accident just trying to play. Sometimes he wants to get a little too rough, so I have to keep a close eye on him when they're out, too. My bunnies are named Frank N Beanz and I just got them in March. They are so much fun, aren't they? I had no idea that bunnies could be so entertaining! They've totally stolen my heart <3
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User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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7/08/2012 4:20 PM

nice condo!! here are the ones that I built for our spoild buns LOL

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User is Offline CinnabunMom
in the TARDIS
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7/08/2012 4:55 PM
Welcome to BB! Skipper is adorable and I love that condo. Looks nice and sturdy.
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User is Offline FancyQuinn
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7/08/2012 7:36 PM
Hi there and a very hoppy welcome to you and Skipper! I'm a new bun owner myself (and new to BB as well) and I was thrilled to find and join this forum. Skipper has a super cool setup, I know I'm jealous! Quinn's condo is much smaller, but then she's a smaller bunny and my apartment isn't that big, lol. I hope you find a good vet near your home, I was lucky that the place I adopted Quinn from had a long standing relationship with a knowledgeable rabbit vet here in my smaller town. Can't wait to see you around!

User is Offline Binx86
Minnesota
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7/08/2012 8:19 PM
Welcome to BB! Skipper is super adorable and so makes me wish I had a lop!
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User is Offline Binx86
Minnesota
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7/08/2012 8:19 PM
Welcome to BB! Skipper is super adorable and so makes me wish I had a lop!
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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7/09/2012 2:12 PM
@Bun-Crazy I'm glad your buns get along with your cat. =] I'm hoping that our big cat starts liking Skipper more.

@Bullrider76543 WOW!!!! You put my bunny cage to shame! xD I really wish we could make a cage like that for Skipper but we just don't have the room.

@Cinnabun Thank you. =]

@FancyQuinn I love this forum and site! It's so helpful! =D I've been ordering from BB for a couple of months now. I just realized like a few days ago that there was a forum attached to the site. =p And I understand the space dilemma. My boyfriend and I are transferring colleges in about a year. I'm hoping that we find an apartment down there that has enough room for her cage. xD

@Binx86 Thank you. =] I think your rabbits are just adorable. They remind me of the little hares that live around our house.

User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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7/09/2012 2:27 PM
Hey Skipper's Mama,
I think your cage is great. I learned mine through trial and error. I have rebuilt them a couple of times to get them the way I think they should be. But I also have worked with my hads quite a bit. so don't be shamed, you did a great job.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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7/10/2012 2:21 AM
A big welcome to you and Skipper. Super adorable bun. Cute name too.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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7/10/2012 2:16 PM
@bullrider76543 You're so lucky! I wish I was good with wood working but I seem very prone to hurting myself with power tools. =p

@LittlePuffyTail Thank you. =] It was actually my boyfriend who named her. Our ferret was named Gilligan so he wanted to name her Skipper. Like Gilligan's Island? =p We had originally thought Skipper was boy.
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