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post #1 of 6 Old 05-12-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Impulse buy of the weekend... Angora Rabbit

So, first off, I don't typically condone just buying animals. Research should be done first.

This weekend I took mom to the Shepherd's Harvest festival. Like last year, they have all sorts of animals that provide fiber, like goats, llamas, alpacas, sheep, and yes, angora rabbits. I bought no Angora fiber, as BOY is it expensive. So, we went home and talked about how cute they were, and before long were looking at rabbit hutches. (long story as to how the conversation turned to that, but.)

Then today, we went back, because I wanted to buy more roving to spin. We stopped to look at the bunnies again... Aaaaand, now we have a bunny. So. We stopped by the pet store, and bought a small (temporary) cage, some Timothy hay, food, a chewing block, toys, treats, a water thingy. Got home and ordered a big indoor hutch. Still have to get a slicker for grooming and stuff to prevent wool block. There has been some MAD googling going on in the house!

He seemed happy today, his first day home. He's only 3 months old, so he's a curious thing. Loves to rip up toilet paper tubes and run around the house (we let him out for a bit to explore). Didn't even flinch when our big huge dog came to snuffle the cage. I plan to use the fur to spin into yarn. It seems like long haired rabbits have a few more problems (wool block, too much hair around their butts, etc) than normal, but it seems like we'll have a lot of fun with him!

If you all have any special secret bunny tips beyond the obvious info that would be found in a bunny book / standard web page, throw it at me! (also, names!)

Here he is in all his fuzzy glory. He has some serious fuzz going on. He is friendly, but a bit shy so far. Still learning that people are trustworthy!
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I had a bunny that we let roam around the house when I was a kid, that was a mistake. It had a gate to keep it in one or two rooms, ate through that and then proceeded to eat through a wide variety of other stuff, so many sure to keep naughty bunny teeth away from your valuables
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Aww :)

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I just found a vet to get him neutered at - I've heard great things about them. He's still intact, as he's actually a show rabbit (even if he's a hybrid), but we don't need any more baby rabbits (even if the irresponsible side of me says baby bunnies would be SO CUTE).

He's laying down right now. He looks to be breathing really fast.... But, that's just how bunnies breathe, yes? He's normal otherwise. Eats fine, drinks, plays with his TP tubes, poops. Hops around. Tries to dig a den in his newspaper to flop down in. He just seems so.. Pant-y. I've never had a small animal, so I have to get used to this!
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Daw! He's so cute!
I actually made an impulsive buy a week ago...but I got a baby Flemish Rabbit. ^-^
I regret nothing. XD
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