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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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2/13/2014 1:07 PM
They're such big, gentle giants! I heard they are much like Flemish Giants.
By the way, those are adorable pictures. Love the reindeer antlers - cute!
Keep calm and adopt a rabbit!

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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2/21/2014 6:42 PM
Aw Thump, he's awesome. : )

Well I can vouch for these guys being real sweeties. I've had the pleasure of having this b-REW-tiful girl in my care for many weeks.
She's a little timid but the personality beyond that is making an appearance.

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Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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2/23/2014 6:42 AM
No, though I love their looks.

BUT I had a REW guinea pig as my pet when I was a teenager. Albino!
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline LongEaredLions
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2/27/2014 9:35 PM
Yay for REW bunnies and piggies(have a few of both myself!)!
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User is Offline AndHenry
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3/04/2014 5:12 PM
You know it's funny (read this thread earlier when first created and just did a catch up), I only chose (asked for) Henry cause my dog's are black & white and white, so wanted a 'brown' bunny. If my dog's had of been black and or brown I would have wanted a 'white' bunny. It never occurred to me the 'ruby' eye's? and I wouldn't have cared. Never gave the eye colour a second thought. There you go.....
I must be more dohey than I thought - why do people not like the ruby eye colour?

User is Offline jerseygirl
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3/05/2014 4:03 AM
The "ruby" eyed animals can freak people a little. Makes them think they're demon-like.
Appearances are deceiving.

They just lack melanin, the colouring pigment.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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4/26/2014 3:22 AM
Just saw this video on the HRS site. Thought it fitting to share in this thread.

http://youtu.be/wqlYnjYe154
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline berrinmichelle
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4/29/2014 3:08 PM
I JUST DON'T SEE THE BIG DEAL!! They are GORGEOUS! So what if their eyes are red?!

User is Offline berrinmichelle
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4/29/2014 3:08 PM
I JUST DON'T SEE THE BIG DEAL!! They are GORGEOUS! So what if their eyes are red?!

User is Offline Major BullMoose
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5/06/2014 1:50 PM
Okay, Confession time. I'm a recent convert. I've always been weirded out by red eyed animals. I've also always known that my reaction to them was unreasonable and stupid, but it wasn't something I could control. I accepted this as a personal failing and moved on with my life.

However, I recently took my George to a shelter to find a bondmate. I was asked if I'd consider a pair instead of a singleton, which of course I would. (If I had enough money, I'd adopt all the rabbits in the entire world.) George fell head over heels for a rabbit who was bonded to an REW. I was willing to accept my unconscious disconcertion with REWs when it came to my happiness but not when it came to George's.

So, I brought them home and I am officially obsessed with my REW who's got the coloration of a Himalayan, the pudge-y little body of a lop, a stately little dewlap, and the sweetest disposition EVER.  She's not even spayed (working on that) and she's made of love. I don't know how she has room for her organs with all that love inside her. I accidentally cut the quick on her toe the other day and I didn't even know until I saw it bleeding. She wasn't angry or mean at all. She was happy to be loved and cuddled on even though she was in pain.

Also, the more time I spend with her the cuter she gets. I mean look at this.

 

She's so beautiful.

 

Even the cat's in love with her.

I feel horrible about it, but I remember looking at her at the shelter and thinking she was terrifying (she did also have earmites at the time). Even now sometimes I catch her at just the wrong angle when she's got her eyes wide open and she looks like she's trying to suck  out my soul. But most of the time she's so adorable that if she asked for my soul, I'd give it to her.

 

It is so different to be around a rabbit all the time. Their personality starts to become something you physically see while looking at them. I really do think that better pictures of REWs not just to minimize glare but to show them engaging in activities that they enjoy, playing with a stuffed animal, snuggled in a basket of hay. Petfinder pics of buns always make them look startled and vaguely horrified.

 


User is Offline MoxieMeadows
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5/06/2014 3:30 PM
Rubies are adorable bunnies. I watched  that video that was posted above, very nice.
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User is Offline LongEaredLions
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5/06/2014 9:42 PM
I love that video. Thanks JG.
Video: "give a ruby eyed bunny a chance"
Me: "I GAVE, darn it!"

Major Bullmoose-So glad you see differently now, your new bun is adorable!
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User is Offline MoxieMeadows
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5/10/2014 10:15 AM
Posted By LongEaredLions on 5/07/2014 12:42 AM
Video: "give a ruby eyed bunny a chance"
Me: "I GAVE, darn it!"

 


Lol, I love the "I GAVE, darn it!"  I love REW buns, they are so gorgeous!

One quick question about REWs, So, I heard rabbits with REW coloring are more likely to get so scared they will have a heart attack, then any other coloration. Is that true?

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User is Offline michelleann31
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5/10/2014 11:07 PM
I think they are just gorgeous. In fact we got pepper from a farm for $5 because she is all black the lady said they can hardly sell pure black bunnies and all of her brothers and sisters that were mixed coloring were $15. Oh well, your loss lady for valuing her less do to her color! And there was a REW at the HRS we were interested in adopting as her mate but my appendix almost burst the day before we were gonna go meet him and 4 days later my hubby found Dio at the local shelter and fell in love with him and brought him home for me while I was recuperating. I don't know why people judge an animal's personality based on their looks.

User is Offline LongEaredLions
California
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5/11/2014 12:56 AM
REW bunnies are just like other bunnies and will not be more easily scared. It just depends of the personality of the individual bunnies.
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User is Offline MoxieMeadows
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5/11/2014 10:21 AM
That's what I thought, though I wasn't sure and wanted to hear from the REW experts.
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User is Offline BubbaBunnies
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11/07/2014 7:23 AM

Here is my ruby eyes girl, Lily.  My bun and her hit it off at the rescue so she came home with me, was so sad to hear that they had trouble adopting out the red eyed buns... she had been there for a year .  I love my boy to bits but she is the sweetest most cuddly bunny, she melted my heart as soon as I met her, she came up to me and licked my hand .


User is Offline Sarita
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11/07/2014 9:17 AM
Lily is so pretty!

User is Offline LongEaredLions
California
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11/07/2014 10:00 AM
Cutie! Glad she has a home with you after all that time at the rescue!
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