Meet the bunnies!
After 7 weeks of loving Lula & Bubba’s babies, they have finally grown up enough to be able to tell them apart. As I announced in an earlier post, we figured out a few weeks ago that we had three boys and one girl. Since we are now able to distinguish the black ones from each other, I asked David to tell me which black one is a girl. After “examining” all the bunnies — in a manner which I imagine they didn’t appreciate — David announced all of the bunnies are boys. Then he shrugged his shoulders and said “I don’t know!?! It all looks the same??!!”
I sent him back to baby bunny gender identification (( BBGI)) school – which he didn’t exactly appreciate either. After another lesson in BBGI, he determined there are in fact 2 girls and 2 boys!! I am super excited becasue that means these sweet little social creatures can be separated into pairs — the sisters can live together and the brothers can live together!
So let me introduce my bunnies to you:
Meet Ruby Grace. Ruby Grace is one of two sweet black females. With gorgeous long-haired ears, she really stands out in the litter and we sure love her. She is the only long ear haired bunny we have. She loves to be held gently but firmly and loves laying in the shade on the cool ground.
Meet Rupert. The man, the myth – the legend. Being our only silver & fawn colored bunny – he is a real doll. So sweet and docile – I could just stick him in my pocket and take him everywhere. He is a friend to all of his siblings, always looking for a cuddle. Today he had his first dig in the yard, covering himself with dirt. Typical boy!
Meet Penelope. She is a lady for sure! She likes to be held and sung to, but also likes to lay on the cool ground. She also like to be near her sister and brothers.
Meet Jolly Rancher. Jolly Rancher is a trick bunny! From an early age, he perfected the “pulling the bunny out of the hat” routine. His most recent magic trick to preform was the disappearing act. Now you see him in his play yard…now you don’t. We still can’t figure out how he did it, but twice in 10 minutes he was hopping on the outside of the play yard while his siblings were perfectly content to play safely inside. Jolly Rancher is the only black male but is distinguishable from his sisters by several rust brown spots on his back.
We are happy to keep these bunnies, but were hopeful to sell them so that we could continue enjoying the miraculous wonder of new litters to come. However, these cuties have yet to find a new home. If you are considering owning a couple of our bunnies – I would love to tell you all the things we love about having these pets.
- They are very easy to care for. A light brushing & nail trim every few weeks is all the grooming they require. The brushing isn’t really necessary but it keeps them used to being “messed with”. Their nails have been trimmed several times – by me. It is easy to do with pet nail trimmers & I will teach you how ((for no extra charge, haha)).
- Ear mites are the biggest health concern for bunnies. I have already given them their first preventative treatment & they seemed to enjoy it! It was simple too – just gently dab a baby oil soaked cotton ball in their ears, allowing the oil to run into the delicate outer ear and canal. **Don’t stick anything in their ear.**
- Rabbit feed and timothy hay are diet staples – but these guys are also pros at eating all the leftover fruit and veggie bits that come of your kitchen.
- They love leafy greens, tomatoes, cold watermelon rinds and carrots of course!
- These sweet cuddly guys have taught our heard countless lessons regarding the Lord’s creation and our responsibility to care for that creation with kindness, dependability and gentleness.
- The kiddos have learned A LOT about the “birds & the bees” in a very simple, G-rated sort of way. With three growing boys, teaching those types of lessons can be a struggle – but our bunnies made it a breeze!
- Bunny manure is a great addition to compost – and a real boost to the garden!
Thinking about a bunny? How about taking two?? They are social pets who really thrive on daily attention. Two bunnies are really better than one. They care for each other and provide that attention that owners may not be able to give as much as a bunny needs. The trick is – they have to be raised together or else aggression issues can occur. Siblings of the same sex are they way to go!