Sunday, August 24, 2008
The rabbits get 3 or 4 different veggies. I don't give them bok choy, they don't like it, which is too bad because it's cheap; they also don't like green pepper. Fruit just depends on what is on hand, but I make sure we have pineapple about every other week, as it's supposed to help pass/break up hairballs. They get a small pinch of oats in the morning, except for Clint (green food bowl) because he doesn't like them.
Cinnamon has this bad habit of dumping his bowl over. The problem with this is that he already takes so long to eat, when he dumps his bowl over pellets go everywhere and it takes him forever to find them. So here is my solution:
He still manages to lift the bowl, but not completely dump it over.
Came home on Friday and saw this:
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I was completely prepared for overheated bunnies today. Hubby checked on them at lunch time. Brought them fresh, cold water and turned the fans up.
This morning I put up more shade cloth and put out the frozen water bottles.
Each side (or rabbit pair) gets 2 bottles. I cover them with a thin baby blanket so the buns don't get all wet from sweaty bottles.
When I went out to the rabbitat Clint had both ears down, when I brought the bottles in only one ear (his good one) stood up. Silly rabbit....
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
As I watched her I thought she was sitting funny, and her tail looked odd. I noticed she had poop stuck to her butt. I got the camera and took a few pics. Her right leg looked funny as she hopped away from me, kind of sticks out a bit. She didn't run from me either, I'm not sure that she could. I also noticed that she pooped lots, which rabbits do, you just don't normally see it coming out.
Unfortunately I have no safe traps (I have no traps at all). I don't know if she is a bun that hangs out in our yard often, or a newbie. Can you tell what's wrong? Should I try to trap her? Or just let wild buns be wild buns?
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I brushed Cinnamon and Clint this morning. They hated it. I brushed them when they were eating, hoping they wouldn't notice, they notice. Clint usually gives in for a few seconds and lets me hold him with one hand and brush with the other. Cinnamon won't hold still for a second, he fights my every move. But I did manage to get a brush full off of each this morning.
We will clean the rabbitat later today. We are going to a baseball game tomorrow.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Savannah hid at first, but came out for food. I pet her (her fur is like VELVET by the way) then she hid again.
Zoe thumped at me! But I don't take it personally, my own buns thump at me. Baxter seemed happy.
Racer was happy too.
Chico is just adorable and I wanted to pet him, but he was grunting, and I know that is a warning sign to back off, because Clint does that to me too.
Princess seemed disinterested (in us anyway, she was very interested in her food).
The Boys got pretty excited, as did Goldy and Benji.
That's all the news for now. Sorry I forgot the camera. I will bring it tomorrow....
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Nothing too exciting. I was just trying out the video mode on my camera. If your speakers are on turn them down, I didn't realise it would pick up my voice so well. All the background noise you hear is a major freeway, it is about 150 feet from our backyard.
A few months ago I bought some alfalfa cookies for the buns. I bought them to fatten Cinnamon back up. He lost weight when he was sick and on daily injections. He loves the cookies, and so does Bambi and Gerald, but not Clint. Cinnamon is still not as round as he used to be. This is Cinnamon finishing off a cookie....
I don't like how Bambi's eye looks. The top half of the lid is getting swollen and red again, like it was before the surgery. And her second (inner) eyelid is always down a bit. I should take her in. Phooey.