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Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Hey bun thread !

Meant to post some cute pictures here for a while but I kept forgetting. Meet Broussette:



She's a 2 years old lionhead and honestly the chillest bunny I ever had to take care of. She almost never bites cables or furniture (unless you present her with cardboard, she might go berserk then). I adopted her from a neighbor when she was 3 months old.

She can turn into a boat as well :



I'll post some more later.

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Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Hi Pancakes !

FactsAreUseless posted:

Our vet tells us it's a rabbit. I'm not certain he just doesn't like fruit, I think it might be because we had to remove his incisors.

My rabbit never had any surgery beyond sterilization and she doesn't like fruit either. I've had bunnies and various rodents for decades and she's clearly the exception in that department but don't worry too much about it, it happens.

Have some cute pictures of Broussette for the holidays:


Camo: doin it right.


"You mean I can poop AND eat at the same time ?!"

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Enhance !

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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The Walrus posted:

Oh that's not her main spot, that's just one of her spots to chill in during the day. the entire living room is covered in poop. again, its fine.

Embrace the poop, as long as Gracie enjoys the increased freedom it's worth it. I ended up buying a used roomba to keep up with my own little bag of poop:



No need to say it, she owns the place.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Remora posted:

Naw, unless you vacuum every day it just looks like that. It's pretty clean and orderly for poop. I tell people it's basically dense cocoa puffs in all respects but taste.

How would you know ?

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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BAE OF PIGS posted:

Carrots deciding to jump to the top of the couch while I'm laying down.


You bunny is missing an ear, please fix.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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I have a question that might seem a bit strange so let me give this post some context. I've been reducing my household waste dramatically over the past year (we're somewhere in the 50 to 60% reduction range) which is great but has lead to an unexpected issue: our garbage bin is now 50% bunny litter and since we empty it less frequently it smells more. The obvious answer here would be to have a smaller bin and empty it more frequently but as you can imagine I'm looking for a better solution, reducing my waste and all. Broussette has to do her part.

The most obvious way to deal with it would be to compost it all but unfortunately that's not an option at the moment. (I live in a big city, the residents in my building don't want a common compost and all public composts in the neighborhood have a waiting list longer than the queue at a Bieber concert)

So here's what I have to work with:

- A vermicompost: probably not a solution here, my fuzzy poop factory produces way more waste than the worms could absorb and the smell would be even worse.
- Potted plants: ???
- Potty training

Seriously I'm out of ideas. This is the litter we use by the way

Pictured below: the problem.


Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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BAE OF PIGS posted:

If the issue with a smaller bin is the garbage bags (which I'm assuming it is) just have a smaller waste bin for your rabbit rubbish, and when it's full take it out to the trash and flip it upside down into the dumpster or whatever, and leave the same bag in there. It's what the cleaners at work do and the same bag ends up staying in the trash can for weeks sometimes as long as the bags integrity isn't compromised or something gross got all over the bag.


Also, your bun is beautiful.

Thanks !

It's a good idea, I actually already reuse the bag for my recycle bin (cardboard, aluminum...) so I could do the same here. Ideally the idea would be to not throw any of that in the landfill but I don't think it's realistic without an actual compost.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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BAE OF PIGS posted:

Do places like CSAs let people do that? Or farms that want free fertilizer? He'll, maybe even make a post on Craigslist or something stating it's all ecologically friendly stuff that could be added to their own composting bin.

That could actually be viable, I regularly buy products from an organic farm not too far away that might be interested in free fertilizer. I'll check with them

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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We're reaching critical mass cuteness for this page.

D34THROW posted:

Imagine my absolute loving HORROR when I find Zuba's coat to be scraggly-looking and her cage full of hair.

Thank you, Zubias, for allowing Daddy to panic over your winter molt! Scared the poo poo out of me when I pulled chunks of fur out like they were just sitting on your skin.

I can imagine the panic, mine sheds something crazy as well. (Lionhead, aka: failed angora) I use a brush to expedite the process but she doesn't seem to like it.
I could seriously craft a second bunny out of that extra hair, stick some googly eyes on it for good measure...

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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BAE OF PIGS posted:

Carrots has discovered that making an incredibly loud ruckus at 6 am will get him breakfast. We try not to give in, but holy gently caress dude stop throwing poo poo around in your cage and digging.

If we leave him with extra food, I'm sure he'll just eat it all right away at night. We also leave with with plenty of hay, which he will devour, but he doesn't want that for breakfast. That's for snacking throughout the day I guess.

If he's locked in his cage during the night try covering it with a blanket. Works with most rabbits in my experience. Especially when they chew the bars loudly. Won't prevent him from throwing stuff around but it should really help.

edit: not to cover the sound but to darken the inside of the cage. Appeases them for some reason.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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The Walrus posted:

grace is gone. we had a vet come to our apartment and she passed after hours of ear scritches and kale eating. she was the best bun anyone could ask for. this is tough you guys

Condolences man, I know how you must feel rn.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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God drat you were not kidding about these fur balls, my rabbit allergic friend would not last a minute around them.

Random pics:


Broussette was not allowed to enter the bedroom for a year but now that she is she spends most of her time under the bed.


Or grooming in front of the mirror, like a princess.


Yup, life's reaaaal rough.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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gamingCaffeinator posted:

What breed is he? He's so pretty!

Looks like a lionhead, very cute.

Also Baloogan.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Electric Bugaloo posted:

If people are curious and interested, Iíll do a bigger effortpost about the three knuckleheads and what itís been like bonding them and living with them over the past 2 years.

I would enjoy that. My gf caught a glimpse of Jareth while I was browsing and now she insists we color Broussette black & white.


"Go gently caress right off !"

RichterIX posted:

I've grown up with dogs so I'm no stranger to animals acting like you haven't fed them in three years every single time you feed them, but does anyone else's rabbit get way too buck when it's feeding time? Our bun never escapes her cage EXCEPT if you walk within 5 feet of her with lettuce, at which point she either violently careens off the sides of her pen or leaps out of her 5ft tall pen in a single bound and then acts really confused about how she ended up locked out of her own house.

She's still going to make a ruckus when you walk by with tasty stuff but make sure she has access to hay 24/7. (in case you don't do that already, obviously) Buns are pretty much engineered to eat a constant stream of low cal food.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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The Walrus posted:

italian parsley and basil are amazing cause your rabbit turns into a furry little scent diffuser as they chew

Dill is fantastic for this as well. Makes them go nuts and it smells delicious.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Electric Bugaloo posted:

Rabbits are all different. Jareth would only take certain snacks in certain quantities on certain occasions and from certain people. And he HATED anything new or that he didnít understand. New treat? Nope. Unknown vegetable? You disgrace me. It took two months to switch him from one brand of pellets to another, and then another month to switch him back later on.

This describes Broussette's food habits to a T. She once got spooked by a strawberry. I wish I was making that up.

On the other hand she gives zero shits about cats:



Glad you're back by the way Electric Bugaloo, you're a good poster.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Not to add to the snark but you just linked an article which contains the following sentences:

quote:

I have heard many horror stories about dogs and rabbits who were "just fine together until one day... I don't know how it could have happened...."

quote:

But aren't rabbits and dogs natural enemies? Can we ever overcome the dog's instinct for predation?
Well, yes. And no.

quote:

After being harassed by a playful pup, a rabbit can go into a terminal state of shock.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Dude, you came to the bunny thread on dead gay forum something awful dot com because you wanted us to google stuff for you ? Be serious.

Everyone told you this was a bad idea, either from experience with dogs or bunnies or both but you keep hoping we might change our minds because ? Iíve already pointed out some major red flags in the article you linked us, and while I donít have much experience with dogs I can tell you with absolute certainty that I would never let one in my home as long as I have a rabbit there. Period. Bunnies need a stress free space to live long and happy and any kind of dog is very much NOT that for them. If it was a cat thatíd be a maybe but poodles, mini or toy, are not cats.

Just last week my bun sped across the flat hitting doors and furniture on her way because she heard a dog outside. She stomped the floor for minutes hidden under our bed.

If youíre not going to heed the advice of people with decades of bun ownership behind them then why the gently caress did you come here in the first place ?

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Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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I'll try one last time: The rabbits don't give two shits whether the dog is trained or not and them living at maximum stress level day and night is your best case scenario here.

I understand you want to damage control the situation with your gf by training the dog but no amount of wishful thinking is going to revive those buns the day the Poodle is bored and decides it wants to play with them.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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As a quick laugh for our newfound lurkers we also had Baloogan come here for "advice" recently.

Kurnugia posted:

I need to start reading this forum and also maybe get bunnies

Sure, bunnies make for great pets but they're probably not for everyone. Most don't enjoy being held, and they show affection differently from cats or dogs. (Read: they might not be as cuddly) That can understandably be a letdown for some. Also -like we told that idiot fucker Yossarian a hundred too many times- they are easily stressed. That stress can lead to major health issues so they're not a good match as a first pet if you have a toddler at home for instance.

That's just off the top of my head, if you have any questions feel free to ask. Have some more pictures:

Their prey mindset means bunnies are very good at hiding


You can sorta play ball with them


Buns will never be the sharpest pets but my god look at that fluff. (Why is she facing the cage ? You can't explain that)

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Love this one.

"Burning churches and chilling tonight."

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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chernobyl kinsman posted:

anyway here's my rabbit, Bread



Lovely!

I went visiting my parents this weekend so I took these for you guys:





Meet Pompon. (french for "Bobble" as in "bobble hat") He's a half lop so one of his ears is always up and the other is always down. Very affectionate, will nudge your leg to get head rubs.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Quick question for you Electric Bugaloo, what kind of brush would you recommend for a lionhead? Broussette is starting to look like a hairy gremlin and the pet shops around here donít have anything specific for bunnies so Iím considering ordering online. Since youíre the floof specialist I figured I might ask beforehand.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Yeah I might end up buying that. Former colleague of mine used one of these, it worked well on her rabbit from what I remember :
https://www.amazon.com/Pet-Neat-Cle...ker+brush&psc=1

Thereís also shedding gloves, I have no experience with those but from the videos they seem pretty efficient:
https://www.amazon.com/Upgrade-Vers...uct_top?ie=UTF8

Probably less chance that my rabbit bails on me with the gloves I guess?

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Thanks a lot for the in depth advice ! Regarding the trimmer I already have a good one for my own hair/beard but I would not trust myself to trim my poor rabbit with it.

Iíve gone for a trio of small furminator + small soft bristle brush for heavy duty and a rubber deshedding glove for everyday ďmaintenanceĒ. I should have bought all that stuff a long time ago tbh but Iím a moron.

I hope Spock is ok, itís a good thing you caught that stasis on time.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Brousse is in the early stages of stasis, wonít eat, wonít poop. Barely drinks. I mixed an apple and force fed it to her with an eyedropper while waiting for the vet. No signs of improvement so far.

Sheís young, Iím sure sheíll pull through but this is stressful.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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FactsAreUseless posted:

Have you given her gas drops?

You can also ask your vet to give you critical care and painkillers for the future.

I donít have any of that at home unfortunately and itís 2am so buying it is not an immediate option. I will ask the vet when they get here. At least sheís drinking a bit more so thatís positive.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Good news as well here.
Broussette got her shots and she was happily pooping all over the place this morning so all is well. I did buy a brick of pineapple juice, some critical care and gas drops to avoid staying up until 5 am and spending 200 bucks next time this happens.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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So what youíre saying is theyíre not necessarily dimwitted, theyíre just assholes.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Entered the room a tad too briskly and startled the bun.

THUMP

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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FactsAreUseless posted:

That said, the rabbit doesn't look panicked. Can't see the whites of its eyes and its breathing seems normal. It even looks around with curiosity.

Yeah I was going to post that yesterday, than bun looks chill and you can even spot him grinding his teeth. Maybe a bit tense because water but he looks fine.

That gif is hypnotizing too.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Whyíd you take a pic of her butt though?

... Oh god sheís reading this thread isnít she?

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Fart Johnson posted:

RIP, sweet bun.

Goondoleances man, she seemed like a really sweet bun. Take comfort in the fact that you provided her with the best care she could ever hope for.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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RichterIX posted:

My bun freaks out less when we feed her on a steady schedule but that would involve you getting up at 4 or 5 on your late days which would suck

I've started hiding pellets in Broussette's stacking cups (awesome toy for rabbits btw) which was all fun and games until she decided dropping them on the wooden floor at 5 am was an acceptable way of asking for food.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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BAE OF PIGS posted:

Anyone have any tips or experience with introducing a cat and a rabbit to one another?

Donít sweat it, from experience bunnies typically get along really well with cats. Theyíre too big to be registered as prey and strangely enough cats are often spooked by rabbits. Once they get accustomed to each otherís presence it will be a non issue.

bunnyofdoom posted:

Perfect.

I'm excited for the move, because it also has a garden, which we are gonna plant with bunny friendly plants. Prepare for many nature photos of the sassy cloud.

Same here, rabbits love moving. I mean, not the move in itself which they hate but the preparation and the unpacking. Lots of boxes, new places to hide and explore, Harriet might even take her mind off murdering your whole family for a while.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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omg he's way too cuute.

I took a some pictures of Broussette and Pompon the other day, enjoy.




Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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wafflethief posted:

So your local predator runs away from the nearby prey animal. Oh dear.

Called it:

Sassy Sasquatch posted:

Don't sweat it, from experience bunnies typically get along really well with cats. They're too big to be registered as prey and strangely enough cats are often spooked by rabbits. Once they get accustomed to each other's presence it will be a non issue.

Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Broussette used to be very clean but since I brought her to my parent's place a while ago she's just been peeing all over the place. They have a male rabbit so I did expect her to pick up some territorial behaviors from that trip but the problem is she's not stopping and it's been over 3 months now.

I've tried the usual stuff like keeping her locked up for a few days and slowly expanding her territory so she unlearns her bad habit (got a bad rabbit, yeah yeah ) but it's not working and I'm getting tired of both sanding down my wooden floor every time I miss one of her "accidents" and leaving her locked up when she was used to hop around freely.

Any tips ?

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Sassy Sasquatch
Feb 28, 2013

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Electric Bugaloo posted:

Control the size of her enclosure and put down a floor covering that can protect the floor until the behaviorís stopped. Iím all for free-ranging your rab but if youíre sanding down your wood floors then somethingís gotta give and it shouldnít be your floors.

Was she housed with your parentsí rabbit? Did they bond and then get separated?

Man, I expected you to pick this one up but that was fast.

They did bond to a limited extent, my parents have a pretty large garden so I figured that was probably the best neutral place to let them get accustomed to one another without much risk of aggression. They're both neutered and very friendly so I wasn't too worried. They went out twice without a hitch but didn't share much common space beyond that. (separate cages and everything)

I could try to setup a pen but my apartment is pretty small so I don't know where I'd put it and what exact size it should be. Currently when I want to limit her movements i just move some light furniture around to split my living room in 2 and setup a litter box in a corner. Note that prior to all that she used to leave some droppings here and there (fine by me) but she never peed outside her cage. Now even with an extra litter box outside she keeps leaving puddles in the corners or just outside the box. And I don't know if it's just to mark her territory considering the size of said puddles.

Also she loves setting up shop in my TV bench and peeing on my Blu-rays now.

I get that you hate Drive and The Green Mile, you can stop now.

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