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User is Offline kreestole
Oregon
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8/05/2012 4:56 PM

Hi, I'm a newb.  Just introducing myself to the forum.

My family and I went to the County Fair a couple weeks ago and always love to look at the animals, my kids love the bunnies so we went in to check them out.  That's when I saw him...he was the cutest and biggest Holland Lop in the whole barn.  He had a huge head and big floppy ears and really unique coloring.  And he was dying for attention! He paced back and forth and my daughter and I pet his head through the bars.  His owner walked over and mentioned he was for sale, my daughter was smitten.  I'll admit I was pretty convinced he was the coolest rabbit ever, but I was not planning to bring a rabbit home from the fair that day.  His owner talked about how friendly and cuddly he was, that he just adored attention and was such a big sweetheart.  We left and went home, but he made such an impression on me that I got the girl's contact info...just in case.  My daughter was so angry with me, she stayed mad for 2 days after the fair! Fast forward about a week and my kids were all still talking about him and I honestly was getting slightly obsessed myself.  I had looked up the girl's website to read more about him.  I emailed her and asked some questions. I wanted to know about him being intact, whether he sprayed or was aggressive at all, his housing situation, etc.  About a week later I made arrangements to drive out to her house and visit him outside of the cage, I wanted to make sure it wasn't a fluke.  Needless to say, he came home with me that day and has been spoiled rotten ever since (about 2 weeks now). 

He doesn't have a name yet, he's such a sweet and friendly little dude, I can't find the right name yet.  He's a little over a year old, and I just got him neutered last week on Thursday.  He's very mellow and follows me around like a puppy, lets us pet him, and will lay down and flop while we do.  He is so calm and docile, I think he's a rare gem of a personality.  I've been going through the site for a couple months, and I've found the forum to be a wealth of info as well as the HRS website.  Based on my reading on here, I've built him a large custom C&C cube cage with a large level and a wooden base, covered with linoleum.  I've got him pretty well litter trained (we still have "pills" on both floors of the cage but he's got the pee down) and we let him out a few times a day for at least an hour each time.  He's really been a wonderful addition to our family, he's settled right in and has become quite attached to me.  I know a lot of that will settle down in a few weeks after his neuter, but he circles me, licks me, and gets *ahem* aroused sometimes.  No humping at least.  He is a big boy, about 4.25 lbs, and I believe that the girl I got him from didn't want him because he was too heavy to show.  At least, that's the impression I got.  But I don't care about his pedigree or any of that, he's a part of my family and we don't want to breed him or anything, so I got him neutered right away.  He has shown no aggression or fear towards any of us, he's really more like a little dog than a bunny (or what I thought bunnies were like) and I feel like it was fate that we met him at the fair.  It's not that he had it horrible or anything, but he lived outdoors in a wire floor hutch and I feel like we've given him the opportunity to flourish inside with a huge condo and free range time.  My house was already pretty well "bunny proofed" because of my kids and cats, but a few extra precautions were taken and I watch him closely while he's out.  We just love him so much already and I really hope he's happy here.  He binkies and dances and flops quite often, so I think he is pretty pleased with his new home.

Here's a picture, I was told he was a black Holland Lop with some otter in his lines (not sure what that means exactly) but he's got this beautiful red-brown mask and parts of his ears and his back is tinged reddish.  Does anyone know more abut his strange coloring?


User is Offline bunnyfriend
Wisconsin
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8/05/2012 5:04 PM
Hi welcome to BB That coloring is crazy! (in a good way). I've never seen anything like that before, it's beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics. Sounds like you're doing a very good job with him, he is lucky to have gotten such a nice home. Definitely the right place to be if you have any rabbit questions.
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
in the TARDIS
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8/05/2012 5:09 PM
Welcome to BB! Definitely a unique coloring, never seen that before. I'm glad he came home with you and that he seems to be thriving. Hopefully you'll come up with a name soon for that sweet personality.
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User is Offline emkvet
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8/05/2012 6:23 PM
Welcome! He sure is lucky to have found such a lovely home with you and your family. You're doing a fantastic job as a new bun owner, too!!!! Hooray, another house rabbit convert! =) Your bun is so gorgeous and unique! I can't wait to see more pics. I'm glad BB has been such a help to you, and that your new family member is settling in well. It sounds like you got a really wonderful rabbit!

User is Offline kreestole
Oregon
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8/05/2012 6:27 PM

I thought his coloring was really unusual.  It's super cute though.  Here's another pic to see it better:


User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
Scotland
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8/06/2012 12:32 AM
Aw he's so cute! I think more pics are needed Did his previous owner not give him a name?
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User is Offline kreestole
Oregon
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8/06/2012 9:30 PM

He had his pedigree name, but it's just not cool enough for him.  It was Half-Crown.  I've been considering Rufus, I'm just not coming up with much.  He needs a sweet name for the sweet cuddly bunny he is.  He reminds me of a little lab puppy or a little teddy bear.  I always have so much trouble coming up with a name. Any suggestions?


User is Offline Binky91
England
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8/07/2012 5:58 AM
I like Rufus !
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
in the TARDIS
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8/07/2012 7:07 AM
Rufus is cute. He sorta looks like a Reese's PB cup... but then again I name animals after delicious snacks all the time...
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User is Offline Hazel
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8/07/2012 7:12 AM
Wow I've never seen markings like that, he's stunning! How about Toffee? It's sweet like him
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User is Offline Binky91
England
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8/07/2012 7:12 AM
Mmm maybe Toffee or Cookie then CinnabunMom?
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User is Offline Hazel
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8/07/2012 7:14 AM
Ha, I said Toffee first!
"You ain't buna fide!"

User is Offline kreestole
Oregon
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8/08/2012 12:10 AM

He is really sweet and you're right, he does look like a Reese's peanut butter cup!  


User is Offline tanlover14
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8/08/2012 4:51 AM
I LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY! And his coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

I have to admit -- when my boyfriend and I got our buns we had wanted a dog (but our condo complex doesn't allow pets) and so the bunny seemed the next best option since my BF is also allergic to cats. Needless to say -- it's been the best decision EVER. Our buns feel like dogs also (the exact comparison we made) except you can put them away when need be! We never thought we'd become this addicted to our little buns -- soo addicted that we went back and got his brother and sister so we ended up with 3 buns! LOLOL

He looks like he's wearing a Janus mask! So cute!

I'd call him Mallo. Idk why -- it was the name that popped into my head when I saw him. He reminds me of a S'More which is weird but I love my marshmellows burnt so I guess it makes sense.
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User is Offline Binky91
England
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8/08/2012 7:19 AM
Sorry Hazel, it is a fitting name though
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User is Offline kreestole
Oregon
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8/08/2012 11:29 AM

I'm still undecided about his name .  I think he has hit his little last surge of hormones, because he has become obsessed with me, he follows me and won't go by anyone else if I'm around.  He circles me all the time, and he insists that I pet him.  It's kind of cute, although last night I was walking across the room and he was circling me when I stopped and I didn't pay attention to him so he nipped the back of my leg.  It didn't break the skin or anything but I yipped out an "ow!" I don't know that it made a difference to him, I was giving him his pellets to get him to go back in his cage and that's just what he did.  When I open the top of the cage I built to feed him or clean his letterbox, he circles my hand and insists I pet him, if I stop he will stand up on his hind legs and try to climb out onto me.  He's such a little character!  


User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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8/08/2012 12:43 PM
Sounds like my Bunjamin pre-neuter! Welcome! He sure sounds like a lovable guy!

User is Offline CinnabunMom
in the TARDIS
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8/08/2012 5:21 PM
He's in love How sweet.
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User is Offline Hunny's Momma
Beautiful New England
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8/09/2012 1:21 PM
He looks like a Rufus... too cute! Welcome -

User is Offline kreestole
Oregon
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8/12/2012 10:39 AM

Still no name.

But more pictures! Pardon any weird eyes, I used red eye reduction and it makes his eyes look weird, but I don't like the way the flash makes them red.

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