BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > Welcome ! > Greetings from Houston, Texas
Last Post by tanlover14 at 10/23/2012 3:47 PM (15 Replies)
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User is Offline ARR
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9/18/2012 9:22 PM

Hello everyone, My name is Alec and I live in Houston, Texas. I decided to join this forum to learn more about house rabbits and share my own experience with owning one. I have one rabbit named Misty that is a female Dwarf Hotot/Red Eyed White Hybrid, which I'm quite sure is very uncommon. I adopted her in March of 2011 from a local rescue called CAPS when she was 6 months old, and had her spayed about a year ago, as they didn't do it before I adopted her. She lives in my bedroom and has free roam of it up to several hours a day. I've rabbit proofed it well by putting all electrical cords out of reach, so it's a safe environment for her.

 She has a very comical personality. She's very affectionate and bonded to me, as she will groom my forehead, nose and cheeks, but she also has a bossy side. She will throw things out of her way, and very roughly nudge your legs, feet, arms, or hands if they are in her way, and lightly nip you if you ignore her first warning. If she doesn't want you to pick her up, she will run away before you can even touch her, or squirm when you get your hands on her(I let go when this happens). 

She also will chew on things she isn't supposed to to get my attention, and run away all excited when she's scolded. She often jumps in the air if I scratch the carpet with my fingers; for some reason it excites her. All in all she's a great pet to have, and has taught me a lot about responsibility and how to care for animals. 

I feed her fresh timothy hay everyday, a good amount of pellets, romaine lettuce, parsley/cilantro(when I have it in supply, as it goes bad quickly), and also I make sure she always has fresh water and a clean litterbox. I keep a few wicker toys around for her, which she enjoys a lot. Once in awhile I feed her carrots as treats, but I stopped feeding her any packaged treats as I've done extensive research and found out how unhealthy they are.

Here's some pictures of her for you guys to enjoy. 

This is her on my bed very relaxed after being petted.

She's sizing up this stuffed toy I brought in my room to see her reaction

She must really trust me since she will lay in my lap like this

She really enjoys climbing on my pillows

User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
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9/18/2012 9:55 PM
adorable!! Welcome!! she looks absolutely adorable!!
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User is Offline Stitchntwinks
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9/18/2012 11:11 PM
Shes gorgeous. Welcome :-)

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/19/2012 2:32 AM
Misty is beautiful. A big welcome to you both.

Bunnies do have very comical personalities, don't they? That's one of the reasons I fell in love with bunnies.
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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9/19/2012 3:53 AM
She is gorgeous!!! And she looks like a very happy loving bun! Welcome to BB!

User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/19/2012 4:41 AM
she is an absolutly beautiful bun!!! welcome to BB!!
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User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
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9/19/2012 6:34 AM
Awe she's so cute! Welcome to BB.

User is Offline ARR
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9/19/2012 9:52 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, and the compliments about Misty. She really is a happy and loving bun, and she shows it with her almost nightly binkies. I have some videos of her in action in addition to the pictures, and I will post them pretty soon.

LittlePuffyTail- for that same reason I fell in love with them too, and I think as long as I have sufficient time to care for and give attention to my rabbit, I will always have one.

User is Offline peppypoo
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9/19/2012 5:57 PM
Welcome! Bunnies really are special little buggers aren't they?

Hooray for more Texas members!
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Mimzy
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9/20/2012 12:58 PM
I'm from tx too! welcome to BB. Misty is such a cutie! Sounds like she's quite the princess
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User is Offline ARR
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9/20/2012 10:15 PM
Mimzy- Yeah she really is, thanks.

Here's another picture of her meeting my bulldog. She was very calm and he didn't have any interest in her at all, he just wanted to see what she was, and it was quite a comical scene.

User is Offline Gordon
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10/01/2012 2:14 PM
Aw, the english bulldog is so cute! I am trying to adopt a new rabbit, but I have an english bulldog mix that I worry might hurt my chances at adoption. He is such a sweet boy, and reacts the same way as your dog when around small animals and rabbits... No murderous intent at all, just curious sniffs.

User is Offline Memarie
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10/01/2012 7:41 PM
Misty is so cute and it sounds like you're doing a great job taking care of her. Welcome!

User is Offline ARR
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10/17/2012 10:19 AM
Thanks guys! She really has it good, and shows it with her everyday affection to me.

If I lay down on my bed and she's sitting nearby, she will often hop up to me to see what's going on. I meant to respond to everyone's messages earlier but I've been really busy.

User is Offline CupcakeandDizziesMom
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10/23/2012 11:38 AM
She is just too adorable for words!! She seems like such a sweet and happy girl!!

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/23/2012 3:47 PM
What a gorgeous girl -- and welcome to BB!
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