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Last Post by (dig)x(me)x(now) at 6/29/2007 10:16 PM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline belleandferdinand
Mill Valley, California, USA
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6/18/2007 8:32 PM

The latest family member is Cornelius, an older bunny that I am fostering/ok, adopting from SaveABunny. They think he is about 8/9 years old given his boney back and state of his nails. He's adorable, very friendly and almost puppy-like in behaviour. He's also fairly blind and bumps into things if I don't remember to shut cupboard doors! Is there anything special I should be looking for to take care of him in his retirement years? His appetite is very good (despite his mini-lop size he eats pellets and herbs faster than the younger buns) and is using his litter box well. Cornelius (aka Cornichon, Corny) seems to sleep a lot, but other than that is happier to have cuddles and is generally a very mellow bunny. Any insights on a boomer bunny are welcome!


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Belle and Cornelius (and Ferdinand from bunny heaven)

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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6/19/2007 9:17 AM

OH Cornelius!! I only volunteer once a week at SaveABunny, so it's hard for me to sometimes remember every bunny, but what a big heart you have! How wonderful fo him! I do have tips to help with bunnies who are blind or going blind. I will email them to you as I don't have them in a form that is ready to be posted on the site somewhere.

UPDATE: Here are some good articles about elder buns:

http://www.rabbit.org/chapters/oakl...ldbun.html

http://www.rabbit.org/care/elderbun.html

http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchP....htm  (this is a bit more to get through, but it is helpful to know what to keep an eye on)

http://www.ohare.org/vol5_3.htm#geriatric  (sort of summary of the above)

Two of my rabbits are between 6 and 7 and so this is good for me too to look ahead.




User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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6/20/2007 4:18 PM
How fun!!! Its my dream to open up a bunny retirement home Everyone likes a young bun - but my favorites are the grandpas! They seem to be much more calm and relaxed.



User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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6/22/2007 11:41 AM
Hi! I was also just thinking - the shelter that I work at has nice fleece like blankets for the older bunnies to sleep on, and "sheep-skin" like padding underneath that so that they can get nice and comfy. You might want to think about getting one of those for Mr. Cornelius.



User is Offline belleandferdinand
Mill Valley, California, USA
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6/28/2007 5:49 PM

Thanks for all the posts.. Cornelius has actually started doing binkies in the morning! For an old guy he certainly has a lot of personality and moments of high energy followed by really deep sleep (unlike the other buns, he won't wake up when I am in the room pottering around). I can highly recommend an older rescue bunny based on my experience



Belle and Cornelius (and Ferdinand from bunny heaven)

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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6/28/2007 5:58 PM
Awww he sounds so sweet... I just love Grandpa buns. Can you imagine a rescue of all elderly buns? You'd have a bunch of buns in dee snoozes all day long...how very fun! With elderly buns I can always imagine them in a flannel shirt and smoking a pipe whilst loafing around



User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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6/28/2007 9:24 PM

Oh man, moo's last post actually made me laugh out loud. That's rare. Woo!




Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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6/29/2007 3:10 PM
Hahaha, why thank you My boyfriend Brian's bun Henri is a two year old bunny that acts like an old man, so I have much practice imagining him as an old man! He even has dreams about eating when he sleeps - and does that lip smacking thing...



User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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6/29/2007 10:16 PM

That actually made me giggle too... the mental image of it!




Rachel & Frankie
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