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Last Post by Murasaki at 10/12/2012 6:23 PM (60 Replies)
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User is Offline tanlover14
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10/10/2012 5:15 AM
I don't think anyone could have said that better, BB! Murasaki -- You have quite awhile until the option to spay can even become possible so I believe you have quite some time to make the decision! I would just keep researching and see what you come to terms with. It says loads that you're doing all this research and not just listening to one source/person!

That's so interesting/weird that everything you hear there is so much different! Besides people on BB I don't know anyone who lives outside the country, besides just visiting, so these different views are incredibly interesting to hear about!

Bunny has gone stupid over the alfalfa, HAHAHAHAHHAAH. That's too funny. She's sooooo absolutely ADORABLE!
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User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/10/2012 6:00 AM
Haha! Great to hear she's liking the alfalfa. Cheeky little thing can eat harder dry food after all. All that lost sleep...

What type of tree is this bedding made from? Most soft woods are fine but its really the processing that counts. When it's heat treated (kiln dried) it removes most of the oils in the wood that can be irritants.

The wood litters are good at keeping odours down but if hard to get hold of,
plain old newspaper and hay or straw as litter will do for the toilet box. It just needs daily cleaning to remove soiled materials. You can add a bit of her eating hay on top at one end.

Hope that helps.

And I assumed Yuki chan was expensive at ¥15000 … but these Netheland Dwarf Bunnies are over ¥52,000 or about $US665
$US665???

ETA: thanks for elaborating on your experience during the quake. I appreciate it. I sometimes feel sad how quickly people forget once mainstream media drops their focus on disasters or turmoil in other regions.

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/10/2012 2:28 PM
Welcome to BB! Yuki-chan is so cute! She looks close to the size of when I got my Skipper. Our vet said that our estimate of her age is pretty spot on. We got her at four weeks. =]

Don't discount the idea of spray. =p Trust me it can sometimes be a savior! I'm dealing with an extremely hormonal bun right now. And I'm going to be honest. She is not happy right now. She was a lot happier when she was younger and battling with the hormones.

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/10/2012 5:35 PM

Thank guys, will reply to the questions later on as today I have a bad flu and been in bed all day long, the girlfriend left for work and like she always does, she left all the doors in the apartment open, I got up 1120 hrs and went to the living room and NO Yuki chan, “Panic Mode” kicked in and I searched everywhere and nothing, 

Pulled the fridge away from the wall and Yuki chan was inside the fridge, ripped the power cord out of the wall so she would not get zapped and for the next 30 minutes tried to talk her out, to no prevail.. I cannot get my hands in there to grab her because off all the pipes in the way … 

So it was a case of destroy the fridge or lose my bunny. I pinched all the pipes at the start of the refrigeration unit so no gas could escape, crimped all the pipes coming from the fridge going to the refrigeration unit so no gas could escape and then cut all the pipes, I could then get my hands in there to pull her out, I made sure my hands protected her from any of the now cut pipes and slowly pulled her out, and her "Thank You Slave!" was a very hard bite.

 

Yuki chan is safe, fridge is now dead so need to buy a new one and the girlfriend when she gets home tonight is going to be in so much bunny poo she is going to need a Backhoe to dig her out!. For over 1 year I tell the girlfriend to "SHUT THE DOORS", to the cardboard, toilet, bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen .. and she still leaves them open, she has the brains of a gold fish and it just about cost Yuki chan her life, so one very fuming Bunny Slave at the moment! 

 

Yuki chan is now sleeping after her little adventure and drama, and I need a double scotch.


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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10/10/2012 5:42 PM
Oh my! Poor Yuki chan! Glad she's okay. And you, get back to bed and rest. With the doors closed

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/10/2012 7:31 PM
Bedding in Japanese Pine, but Yuki chan refused to use the bed now, so I have just tossed it and put in the bath-towel back in her house and she is once again a happy bunny .. I will use the bedding for her litter tray. I have tried a few things for bedding and she hates them all but for a lime green bath-towel.

Also noticed that she LIKES the vinegar and water mix that I use to clean up her mess ... Japanese vinegar is made from Rice so bunny loves it .. I am using a 50/50 mix to clean, and as soon as I clean Yuki will go to the area and lick the place.

You know when you have not had enough sleep because of a Bunny when you spell area as ar*e .. Sorry about that ...

Yuki chan reading the latest on BB.


User is Offline tanlover14
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10/11/2012 6:15 AM
LMAO -- You need a double scotch... Hahahhaha. I just laughed soooooooo hard. My breeder had that problem with our little girl when she was a wee baby too! Apparently she managed to fit herself between a piece of wood and escaped. They had to pull up the whole barn practically looking for her before they found her! LOLOLOL.

And my ferret used to do this too! He was free-roam and could get into the TINIEST places. The first time I lost him I was terrified and looked everywhere and could not find him at ALLL! No matter where I looked. I was freaking out. And then finally... I heard this scratching noise after a few hours and found him in the stove!!!!!! I was so happy I didn't decide to make dinner and preheat the oven. Poor little guy. Made sure to check the oven EVERYDAY I used the stove after that.

Cute little creatures always seem to be causing trouble!
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User is Offline Svandis
Norway
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10/11/2012 6:33 AM
Sorry to pull the thread off track but - Tanlover, you had a ferret?? I've been wanting either a ferret or a chinchilla for soo long. When me and the BF get a house of our own, we're def. gonna get either a ferret or a chinchilla. Is a ferret much work compaired to a rabbit? A calm one of those haha, not your little rascals! lol j/k

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/11/2012 7:55 AM
OMG -- I would TOTALLY suggest a ferret. I LOVEEDDD my ferret. I actually had my boyfriend ALMOST convinced to get one before when we were looking for pets we could have in our non-pets allowed condo. He was all for it but was majorly worried about their odor.

And NOOO -- I know my rascals are CRAAAAZYYY, but the ferret was AWESOME. And not much work at all. Ours was free-roam, usually when I wasn't home also. But keeping them in a cage is insanely easy to do also because they sleep like 18 hours a day, no joke. I was like no way could this be true but he really did. But when he was up boy was he HYPER. He was always chasing the cat around and jumping on his back but he was never aggressive. We got him from a pet store when he was baby and the only problem I ever had with him was his biting. Did some research about biting and what to do (pick them up by the scruff of their neck which shows dominance and doesn't hurt them at all!) They go totally limp... but it's like the form of mother showing dominance. Did that like 3-4 times and said no and the problem was cured, it only nibbled when he played. He bit HARD the first couple of times but that trick cleared it all up. They are sooo much fun to play with too. Very social creatures.

They steal and hide EVERRRRYTHING though. And like rabbits love to chew so they need lots of toys. Also very smart, mine figured out how to get out of his cage which was how he became free-roam... LOL. Gosh, I miss him! I'll post a picture of him on this thread if no one minds!
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User is Offline tanlover14
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10/11/2012 7:57 AM
Oh yeah, and as for the odor -- I gave him baths 3x a week and cleaned his cage every day and put this stuff in his water that helps with the odors they emit and he was perfectly fine.
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User is Offline Svandis
Norway
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10/11/2012 8:31 AM
Haha! Having a ferret sounds like so much fun! And lol, I didn't know they slept that much! haha
Thanks for reply! Definitly a pet I'm gonna look into in the future!
Looking forward to seing the photo

Sorry again Murasaki for hogging the thread

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/11/2012 9:53 AM
Oh my gosh! Yuki-chan likes vinegar too! I thought I had the ONLY weird bun that likes vinegar. If I leave the spray bottle with my vinegar/water mixture out Skipper will lick the nozel to get to the vinegar. I agree with TL you need some scotch. Have you thought of putting up a barrier around the fridge to keep her from going behind there? We have a wad of old paper brown bags that I use while cooking smooshed inbetween the wall and the fridge. Skipper can't jump over the bags to get behind the fridge.

Haha TL! I had silly ferret that liked to get into places too. He would be able to slip himself under the space between the door and floor and sneak into our laundry closest and sleep in the towels on the lowest shelf. There was no way to keep him from going under because he would pull away any blockade we made so it became Gillie's shelf. (Sorry Murasaki for the aside)

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/11/2012 3:56 PM

Morning Bunny Slaves,

Thanks for the replies ….

Skipper's Mama Yes Yuki chan loves vinegar, and she does the same, if I leave the spray bottle on the floor she will lick the nozzle, decided to change from 50/50 to 60/40 in the hope she would not like it and low and behold she loved it even more. So back to 50/50 because if she is licking it, it is better to be weaker as to not upset her tummy.  

 

I had a whole bottle of Glenfiddich last night as I am still sick as a dog and getting worse, have a fever of 38.7℃ today, girlfriend was told off last night for leaving the door open and she has offered to pay for a new fridge, so she will be out of pocket ¥110,000 all because of forgetting to shut the door, I think she will remember after this.

I can see a new CM for VISA

 

Bunny Toys and other item ¥50,000 ($US 635)

New Fridge ¥110,000 ($US 1379)

Bunny doing baby binkies and the bunny 500,

while driving you NUTZ.

PRICELESS!

For everything else there is Visa

 

I am trying to rest and this morning left my bedroom door open just a crack so I could hear Yuki chan and know she is ok, doing the bunny 500 in the living room. I was trying to sleep, rolled over and was nose to nose with a baby bunny … she somehow managed to squeeze in to my room.

Picked her up off my bed, put her back in the living room, open the door up and put a box across it so she cannot get in, and tried to sleep again… 1 hour later I hear scratching on wood, but not the normal sound, so get up to find bunny has once again got in to an area which is off limits to her, she squeeze under the temp barrier I set up to protect the TV cabinet, she got behind the cabinet then jumped though the rear to set up a new home inside the cabinet.

 

I see owning a baby bunny is a full time job!

 

I rang my pet shop about a wire barrier and they have to order them in and will take a couple of days, so I need to keep an eye on bunny for the next few days to make sure she does not escape again.

 

I love Ferrets and was going to buy one, but decided on Yuki chan. May buy one at a later date when in the new house…. Do bunny and ferret got on?

 

 

Well back to bed for me … Bunny safe and sound asleep for the next hour before she drives me nutz again… 


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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10/11/2012 4:05 PM
ferrets are carnivores, related to weasels, so I would really advise against having them and bunnies together.

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/11/2012 5:12 PM
OK then NO Ferret ..... Bunny Wins!

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/11/2012 6:00 PM

Monkeybun -- I'm not sure that I really agree.  My ferret got along with every animal we put him along with  -- I took the little guy everywhere (in my purse).... literally, everywhere.  I'm a firm believer that animals will develop how you raise them.

 

Also, there are tons of people on Facebook with dogs with their bunnies... Ferrets are not nearly as dangerous as having your buns share a home with their dog! 

 

Anyways, here's some pics of him!

 

 

 

 

 

I loved him!  Miss having a little ferret around, I must admit!

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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/11/2012 6:24 PM
I have to agree with TL on this MB. Gilligan was one of the sweetest most devoted pets that I've had the pleasure of calling partially mine. (He was my bf's and I became the step-mommy ;P) Gillie was great with cats and loved to play and tussle with them. He never once tried to bite them in a harmful way. The silly little ankle bitter saved the love nips for us.

Murasaki they just get even more fun and mischievous as they get older. ;P But we still gotta love them. Living in FL with the muggy weather and bugs it's pretty much a must to have a screened in porch. Skips has made it her life mission to zoom past us when we open the door to let the cats in and out to the porch. It would be fine if we didn't have a pool at the house.

User is Offline BB Administrator
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10/11/2012 6:51 PM

OOPS sorry, this is BB in admin mode. Hate when I am working on the site and I forget to put my BB hat on.

 think when it comes to ferrets, dogs, cats, etc sharing space with a rabbit, there is no one right or wrong answer as it is about the individual animals, space and circumstances -- but I do agree with MB in the sense that it's smart to offer caution to anyone who is thinking about bringing predatory animal in to be housed with a prey animal. For example, some people have to really watch their cat carefully and fully supervise, where others don't have to be as cautious because their cat has proven to be just a pushover and no threat at all. Some dogs are much less gentle than others -- I've heard of nightmare horror stories with careful people, while others have such a easy going dog, that it could have a bunny crawling all over them and not care. So though having a ferret, a dog or cat along with a bunny may be just fine in many circumstances, I think it's also important to make sure that when we are advising people (who may have zero experience with either) to offer a well-rounded perspective. Our own experiences (good or bad) do not necessarily mean that that is the reality for every circumstance. So I think that if anyone is interested in having a ferret, dog, or cat join their bunny household, it's best to really research and look at the cautions so you know what to prepare for and prevent - just in case.

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User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/12/2012 2:42 PM
Thanks for the input fellow Bunny Slaves ...

I think I will just stick to Bunnies ... 

I watched for close to 30 minutes last night as Yuki chan was in full play mode doing the bunny 500 and blinkies all over the place, this morning she has discovered she can jump and decided to see if she could take a leap over the 40cm temp barriers protecting the TV .. She made the 40cm and landed in the rubbish bin ... the expression on her face was priceless... it was a case of "WT Happen and OI hoomin get me out of here, you stupid hoomin put a bin where I am going to land!" Camera had flat batteries again so could not get a photograph of it.



 NEVER buy a Canon Powershot ... they chew up batteries like there is no tomorrow ... 2 AA batteries last about 30 photographs or 2:50mins of video ... I am using Panasonic Rechargeable and they take 10 hours to recharge



User is Offline tanlover14
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10/12/2012 5:26 PM
That is hysterical!! I know what you mean about sticking to bunnies -- I don't even know how I could handle another breed of animal right now! My babies take all my time up! Now if it were another bun... I'd find the time. O
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