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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > Rubies - Sweetest Bunny Breed Ever
Last Post by LongEaredLions at 11/07/2014 10:00 AM (38 Replies)
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User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/03/2014 8:20 AM
Do You Have A Ruby-Eyed Rabbit?(New Zealand White)
Yes. (9)
 33%
No. (13)
 48%
I am thinking of adopting one. (3)
 11%
I am adopting one soon. (2)
 7%

I love rubies - they are frequently at shelters. People say they are the most affectionate rabbit breed ever. They are used in laboratories - its so sad. I don't know why people hate them because of their eyes.....






Keep calm and adopt a rabbit!

User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
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1/03/2014 8:56 AM
I love REW's as well - I don't currently have one but I have owned many including Californians and New Zealands and if I ever got another rabbit it would be a REW.

User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/03/2014 9:19 AM

 I love them! If I ever adopt another rabbit(I have adopted all of my three rabbits) I will look for a Ruby. They are often neglected in hutches as meat rabbits because they have such good meat....That also saddens me. ): 

 

ADOPT DON'T SHOP!



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User is Offline Sarita
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1/03/2014 9:33 AM

 Here are some of my REW's (they have all gone to the Bridge now) and all were either strays or from local shelters....Emmy (Rex), Giselle, Jingles, Maxine, Panda.

 


User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/03/2014 9:37 AM
They look so sweet! My first rabbit was mixed with a REW and a Dwarf Hotot - loved her to pieces.
Keep calm and adopt a rabbit!

User is Offline LongEaredLions
California
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1/03/2014 10:39 AM
I think everybody here knows I am a complete sucker for the REWs. I have never had a rabbit who isn't one. I just don't understand how anybody could hate them because of the color of their eyes. I think they are beautiful, I have had four of these lil devils and I love them to death!
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User is Offline Zombie-Sue
Des Moines, IA
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1/03/2014 7:48 PM
I think one problem with REWs is similar to the problem shelters have with black animals. Pictures on websites are so important right now to get pets adopted, and you have to take special care to make REWs look good.

User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/04/2014 11:37 AM

That's just terrible that people shy away from an animal just because of appearance. Black bunnies are absolutely adorable - my Lily is the sweetest!!





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User is Offline Zombie-Sue
Des Moines, IA
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1/04/2014 10:44 PM
It's not so much appearance as personality in photos. You can't make out features on a black animal very well, it makes it harder to connect with it.

REWs I think have the same thing--The camera just picks up on that glowing red eye and people don't notice anything else. I think with the right photography, black animals and REWs would have a better chance.

User is Offline Alfienut
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1/09/2014 4:35 PM
Rubies are so cute! ^-^ I hate the idea of meat/fur rabbits. God put on this planet to protect our animals, not hurt them in any way possible.
Love, Alfie & Bruce (Gone to the Rainbow Bridge)

User is Offline unknownphoenix
Oak Park, Michigan
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1/11/2014 12:58 AM
Both mine and my fiance's rabbits are ruby eyes. Our male (Kern) is a Californian/dwarf mix and our female (Bleu) is a New Zealand/Californian mix. When we first walked into the room where the humane society kept the rabbits as soon as Bleu saw us she perked up and wanted attention. I fell in love instantly. The majority of rabbits at the humane society are ruby eyed. Its so sad that people don't want them. Whenever anyone comes over and sees our bunnies the first thing they comment on is their red eyes. Its frustrating that they don't see their adorable happy faces first and go right for the "scary" red eyes

User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/11/2014 11:37 AM

I think videos help. Shelters often post videos of black rabbits or REWs so they can see the personality. The picture here of this REW lop mix is good lighting, and good camera work. The key is to get a good camera and have the REW by a source of natural light. I think they are beautiful, but not all people see that right away. In most shelters, pictures are often by harsh, unnatural light, and the flash usual goes off. Then, the rubies get the eye glow. I think it's cruel that people just discard any idea of adopting these animals because of the way they look. 

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User is Offline Zombie-Sue
Des Moines, IA
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1/12/2014 6:34 PM
I agree, but not all shelter staff know a whole lot about technology or psychology unfortunately!

User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/13/2014 12:39 PM
Agreed. It's unfortunate, yes.
(By the way, on the topic of black rabbits, your buns are adorable! The last two look like Rex rabbits. I used to have a black Rex bunny. Name was Lillian.
Keep calm and adopt a rabbit!

User is Offline Zombie-Sue
Des Moines, IA
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1/13/2014 7:47 PM
Actually, the one on the LEFT is part rex, and the other two are Havana/New Zealand mixes LOL.


And thank you =) Rex fur is nice.


User is Offline Lulu_rose
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1/23/2014 9:22 PM
i'm going to be adopting pretty soon, and I'm hoping to find a NZW in need of a home! I've heard they have great, affectionate personalities... I see past those ruby eyes. I think they're beautiful! I love these Alice in Wonderland bunnies! (The rabbit with the watch I believe is supposed to be a NZW)

User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/24/2014 7:29 AM

That's great, Lulu! 

Nice to hear! I just LOVE Rubies.

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User is Offline tobyluv
South Carolina
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1/28/2014 1:06 PM
One of my current rabbits is a ruby eyed white New Zealand. We adopted her from the shelter last year, and we think she's beautiful. She was there for several months, while other rabbits (lops, spotted, etc.) got adopted ahead of her. It is very sad that some people don't like that breed, and would never consider getting one.

User is Offline DaisyBunz
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1/29/2014 4:07 PM
I totally agree, tobyluv. Makes me want to adopt all of the NewZeas(LOL, just made that up) in the whole world. But of course, I can't. Promoting the adoptions of these sweethearts will have to suffice.
Keep calm and adopt a rabbit!

User is Offline Thump
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2/13/2014 12:58 PM

My NZ is the best bunny in the world. There is no reason for the bunny population to continue because Mr. Bunny has achieved evolutionary perfection. He is big, cute, sweet, cuddly, lovable, squeezable, and silly. His eyes match his pink ears and he'd look weird with any other color.

Here's proof:

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