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/bunn/ - bunnies & rabbits general, guinea piggies also welcome - post flops edition
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>>3067967
brvtal
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My GF really wants to get a bunny. I wouldn't mind a bunny, but I have zero faith that she would be a responsible owner. :|
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>>3068288
Not a good idea then.

Bunnies aren't the easiest pets and should not be kept in cages 24/7.
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I am sad that I can't get a bunny. My financial situation simply doesn't allow it right now.
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>>3068288
Having a bun is like taking care of a small child, they are very dependent

>>3068427
this
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Cute bun. Like the fluffiness with all the fur sticking out all over the place around her head.
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Any good /bunn/ documentaries or other related kino?

I watched The.Nature.of.Things.Remarkable.Rabbits.2019.1080p.WEBRip.x264-KOMPOST and it was quite kino.
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>>3067834
About guinea pigs, is it really okay to just get them some fence instead of a cage? Almost everywhere I look I just find fenced enclosures instead of full cages. Are they too stumpy to jump over it or do people just not care enough if they leave the place?
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Is it okay to every now and then spray my rabbit with some water so she doesn't overheat? It's crazy hot here these days and she doesn't seem to mind, like she doesn't run away from it or growl or jump at my hand or really react much at all when I do it. I just spray some on her big floppy ears and maybe a bit on her face.
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>>3071153
>guinea fence?

Yup, and it can be ridiculously low for both those reasons. My pig pen has 6" walls that they could easily hop over, but they just never do. A symbolic barrier would almost be enough, they have no interest in exploring outside their territory. On the other hand, they can't climb at all either. A 12" wall would stop them cold no matter how badly they wanted out. Overhead cover is good for keeping carnivorans or raptors out, but is pointless for keeping them in.
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>>3071597
Sorry, dont know why it posted sideways
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>>3071575
Interesting. This opens up some options for me. Thanks.
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>>3071486
How about you don't do that, and instead dial up the AC? Or give ice packs for it to lay against?
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>>3070411
That wasn't a very good doccie,
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>>3071486
I know my bun is hot when she starts to flip the water bowl.
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Can you train a non-neutred bunny not to shit everywhere or will it just crap everywhere even if you try to litter train it? I am at a loss here.
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>>3071153
my guinea pig used to jump an 8" fence regularly, but I think it was because he was lonely. They are very social creatures, and for a while he was the only one.
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>>3072644
The shitting everywhere is territorial behaviour. As long as they piss in the same place they're litter trained and probably poop there a lot as well.
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sleepy bun
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sup /bun/
I never have my phone ready, when they flop, so can't post flops.
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>>3074285
A really cute couple you got there!
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My bun doesn't like anything but Timothy hay and pellets. I really want him to eat vegetables but he refuses to eat. How do I get him go eat
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>>3074964
Mine usually prefer herbs and leafy stuff over roots, stems and fruits. Also rabbits can be very picky about veggies. The usual veggies in my kitchen (the stuff you usually put in salads) are very low on their priority list. (list below) It's worth to try the unpopular veggies as well, because your bun might like it. Mine really like leek.

Kitchen Herbs
>dill, parsley, coriander, basil, chervil, oregano, garden cress, chives
And more. I guess rocket would also somewhat fit in this list.

Wild herbs and weeds
>clover, chamomile, dandelion, narrowleaf plantain, broadleaf plantain, yarrow, nettle, daisy
These are the ones I recognise. I don't now if these plants are common, if you're American.

I leave the pellets aside if I want them to eat lots of fresh stuff. I've got this grain free pellets from a friend, that contain the herb + hay content of an entire meadow. They will always eat those first and even leave lots of fresh greens aside, so I only feed them as treats.

Order of preference for my buns is:
Pellets > carrots(*) = kohlrabi(*)(**) = willow + apple twigs >= other cabbage plants* = kitchen herbs = wild herbs = leek > fresh grass(***) > "wild" salads (rocket, dandelion, field salad) >= other veggies (leafs) > other veggies (fruit, roots, stems) >> hay >>> salad

(*)Leaves + roots. Root should be handled as a treat, because energy dense.
(**)True intolerance of cabbage plants is very rare. But there are a shit ton of rules for accommodation. Easy digestible vs. difficult to digest cabbages, zero grain diet, refrigerated are factors.
(***)I think this one requires an explanation. Go outside and pluck a meadow is very popular here among rabbit owners (Europe). Don't fall for this meme. It's annoying af to get them adjusted to hay again. My flatmate is too weak and bows to every whim of our bunny overlords so she has to go pluck a meadow once to twice a week for the entirety of early spring to late autumn.

>>3074746
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>>3074285
Is that a bowl of candy I see?
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>>3074285
Is that Chicken wire mesh? Don't they bite through that? Some people advised me against getting that because they can chew through it.
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I took a picture of this wild guy walking one day.
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should i geta flemish giant?
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>>3067967
LOOK AT THE BOOOONES
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>>3075081
I really appreciate the detailed advice, thank you
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>>3076615
They never tried biting through it so far.
My flatmate found the lop eared bun on the street, so enclosure construction had be be quick and this type of fence happens to be called rabbit wire mesh here. We got better luck than brains that they don't bite through it. The rabbits also figured out after a couple of weeks that they can easily jump over the fence, so the door to the enclosure is open 24/7 now anyway. We could make it only 80cm/32" high because of the moulding in our rent flat. I've seen our lionhead jump high way beyond a metre.
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>>3077029
How do i get my bun to drink more water? I rarely see him drink any water. When I first got him I would see him drink all the time and he would empty the bowl, now the bowl is still as full at the end of the day as it was in the beginning.
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>>3077458
If he is peeing like he usually does and his behavior hasn't changed it probably means he's getting water from other sources. However rabbits can only go 24hrs without water, so really id take him to the vet to be sure.
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Why does he keep doing this? He prefers to hang out with these guys than our other rabbit. Should I increase the wall height to keep him out?
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>>3071153
I've only had a guinea pig jump over once and that was because for some reason he loves to climb on top of huts which none of the other 18 other guinea pigs I've ever had did (apart from his current cage mate who learned from him)
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>>3077697
he likes it. he just doesnt fit in
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Where's a good place to buy 1/2 x 1 inch, 14 gauge wire for building a rabbit pen floor? Figured you nerds would know.
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>>3078095
Don't do wire for the floor it will hurt their paws
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Look at what I caught today. :3

I gave her water, pallets, hay and veggies. And gave her two baby toys to play with and two blankets. It is my first bun. Going to build a fence around her hutch and cut in some doors for her to move in and out. I am going to use birdwire mesh because it is slightly thicker than Chicken wire mesh. Going to make a 5 meter by 4 meter enclosure for her. The wire will be about 40 cms deep. Will that be enough? Wish me luck frens!

Any tips for a first time bun owner?
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>>3078791
Tried catching her to bring her into the house, because it is night, I failed miserably...
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>>3068260
Bun-fu
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>>3078791
>The wire will be about 40 cms deep.
Would go deeper. House rabbits can dig. I keep mine inside because city dweller in a flat, but I know a farmer girl, who had fencing go 2m deep. But she also has an entire group of giant buns. So 2m might be overkill for one small bun.

>>3078889
Fug. I hope you'll find her again.
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>>3073994
Nice
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>>3077697
Don't let buns and guinea pigs stay too long together. Piggies can get a bacteria from bunnies (they carry it natively) which may kill them. Also, if buns eat the piggie pellets they may get diarrhea. But in moderation it should not be a problem.
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>>3078961
I dodn't let her out. Tried to catch her in her cage but its too big and I am not nimble enough to fit in. I am working on a new solution though, I am going to build bigger area for her and take her out of her hutch. So that she can be more free range.
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>bunny just flicked pee on my hand when I was feeding him
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Does anyone know the species of this one?
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>>3079608
I chose the wrong fucking picture, my bad.
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Was there any fan art made considering this couple? Asking for a friend.
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Catched my stray and put her in my house :c
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>>3079758
The only art I ever seen here was about Turtle bun, Pingles bun and Donald.
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>>3067834
"rabi-wab" or "bun-bert"?
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>>3079758
I remember seeing one where she's smooching him, but I can't remember who made it. Kind of surprised it didn't take off a bit more.
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Look at my enclosure for my bune.
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HELP what kind of rabbit/hare do I have? Her name’s Cinnamon.
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Anyone know what type of breed this is?
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>>3083425
A cute! She is a cute breed of bun!

Honestly, you made me do some legwork on this shit because I've never seen a lionhead rabbit with short fur on their body and I didn't want to mislabel it as one. But it is a lionhead, not purebreed, but it is indeed one. The fur pattern of that bun is called "Agouti" never knew it was called, but that's the name of the pattern that's similar to wild buns.

Final answer: Agouti Lionhead mix. What it's mixed with is a mystery, all the breeders just call them mix and that's it. I assume just some non purebred buck.
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Why are rabbits so cool, bros? Before having one I never thought they'd make cool pets.
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>go for a cheeky 4 AM stroll
>mystery buniggas in the hood
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>>3083642
nice preview of area 51
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>>3083451
Thanks I appreciate it! You’re right she might be a mix of some kind.
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>>3083768
What if they get to area 51 and it's actually staffed entirely with buns? Area Fifty Bun!

Little top secret bunns, hopping around with bunn sized hardhats and bunn sized labcoats and bunn sized clipboards. Studying a little bunn sized flying saucer.
Haha that would be nuts!
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>>3083842
sure, what else should it be!? guinea pigs??
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>>3083842
What if rabbits are actually aliums?
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>>3083849
area 51 buns use guinea pigs as lab rats
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>>3083831
No not even might she totally is. She has the head fur pattern of a lionhead which is incredibly unique but a purebred lionhead coat is pretty long theirs is short which is why the mane of your bun looks so tame and thin.

It's totally without a doubt a mix just I dont know who the other parent is that isnt the lionhead.
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Look at my boy's cute little feet!
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His name's Harvey and he lives with his bro Rob. Honestly the sweetest guinea pigs but they have such different personalities. Harvey's loud, tips over houses and hay racks, snatches food off Rob: he's a real troublemaker.
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And this is Rob. Really quiet, takes treats out your hand nicely. Such a handsome boy
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There's five baby bunnies huddled together next to my front stoop sleeping (they're furred, eyes are open, alert, ears are kinda up, so I'm pretty sure they're not too young). They've been out there for a couple of hours now and it's now dark. I occasionally look through the window to see if they're still there.

When do mother rabbits typically come back and take their kits to the den? I don't live in an area lots of predators or people letting their dogs/cats roam around, nor is there much traffic, so I'm pretty sure that the mother will come back.
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>>3085802
That's the thing though, they're not in their nest, they're laying together hiding behind a flower pot.
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>>3067835
They almost had me, but I found a way out... it was a tight squeeze.
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Is it safe to let my Donald graze on this kind of grass? I by no means let him eat the grass growing in my yard on a regular basis. I have considered growing a small crop of Timothy grass in my yard for him to graze on.
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>>3085807
They are old enough to leave the nest. Honestly the worst thing you can do for buns is fuck with them next or not. I think they are slowly trying to figure out how to be independent. Let them be and they will figure it out or.... become prey which I don't think they will.

You don't want to mess with wildlife, if you are going to mess with wildlife and try to protect them, just bring them to a rehabber. At the age you're describing is the most common age for people to abduct the buns and take them into care they don't need. Don't fall into the trap unless you know their mother is dead.

>>3085922
As long as it isn't fertilized with chemicals, sure. Wild buns eat that grass all the time, domestic buns can too, most of them are spoiled brats though and they would rather eat the hay provided to them than lawn grass. Cute bun!
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>>3085932
I wasn't planning on doing anything other than looking at them. My real concern is that I don't want to find pieces off gun in the morning because I'm a big soft heart and it'd make me terribly sad
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wanna see bunnies i took photo of in minizoo?
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>>3085922
my bunnys only eat fresh grass/greens and they never had stomach problems again since i switched for it.
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>>3085962
Unfortunately you are caring about an animal who has a high death rate sadly. Buns are animals of prey, they get murdered by everything basically and their only survival mechanic is reproducing faster than they die.

It's gonna happen unfortunately, and unless you have confirmation that buns that size don't have a mother, that's the only time to intervene.
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>>3085932
Donald is the cutest bun!
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i-is it bed time?
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>>3085970
Don't come to /bunn/, trying to taunt us by playfully withholding pics of buns.

Yes, we want to see bun pics.
No, we won't beg you for them.

This is /bunn/. Either get serious, or get out.
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my bunny is 7 years old. from what i saw today she barely ate anything. when i tried to clean up the cage this morning she barely moved when i nudged her out of the way. shes also not very responsive to my calls or gestures. i-is it time?..
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>>3089528
what did the vet say
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>>3084753
Thanks I really appreciate it!
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>>3089528
I hope she's fine, anon. Maybe she's just apathetic because of summer heat? My bun is kind of like that when it's very hot.
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Does anyone else get drunk and become really interested in their bum?

At least one a week, I'll get piss drunk, and realize I have a bun and get so interested in everything she's doing
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>>3092821
I mean, that would be me a majority of the time if I had a bun.
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>>3092818
What's that bun up to....?
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>>3093375
based nanachi
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>>3093384
She is best bun
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Took my rescue to the vet. Apparently I misgendered him. Instead of being an Elizabeth he was Cedric.
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>>3093475
Can anone comment on what breed he is?
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>>3089528
8-12 is average lifespan depending on breed. She might just be tired, but I'd take her to the vet if she doesn't improve.
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>>3093360
Eh, most of the time I just leave her be, she is just loading in the corner.

While drunk I want all the pets and cuddles
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>>3093763
No can do, it looks like a generic short hair bun that might be a straightout mix. Very average joe bun but still adorable and would pet.

I'm sure there's a breed attached to it possibly, but your bun doesn't have many if any real unique qualities to it that would make it easier to identify except fur color which won't help much because many breeds share the same coat coloring.
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cool face mask
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>>3094400
Robbo's sleeping at the mo but deet deet Harvey's feet
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I've changed the camera setup so it should stop turning my photos when I post. Rob gets a treat everytime he's held because he's nervous
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>>3094920
Ugh can anyone help? Phone poster here, any idea why it turns the pics and how do I fix it.
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Should I get a mate for Cedric? Female or Male? Which breed? Cedric is smol at a mere 2.54 kgs. I wanted to get big bune like a flemish giant to protecc and attacc, but now cedric is the male and it's a bit moot. I guess I will just have to protect my boy. I am thinking of sturdy New Zealand Doe or Angora Doe. Tips lads?
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>>3095112
Yes, bunnies are social, so he would be much happier if he had one. Make sure he's fixed, but I hear male male bond the best
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>>3094924
phones store rotation data in the exif data instead of actually rotating the image
every board (except /p/, i think) strips exif data because it can contain location info
pop it in an image editor app instead of just using the phone's normal controls for rotation
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Hello /an/, this is my first time on this board. I recently saw a post about male rabbit nipples on House Rabbit Society and discovered that their existence is apparently a very contested topic. All the research I found was contradictory. I even found two published exotic vet books one after the other with one saying they had them and the second saying they didn't. What is the verdict?

One of my favorite bune images for attention.
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>>3093475
>Apparently I misgendered him
I understand that feel. I adopted two female piggies and for the first 3 months I didn't know how to tell the difference between male and female junk.
Pic related was me trying to understand if they were really girls or not.
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>>3095611
First time reading about it.

Also your pic is not a bun, that's a close up of a white ant.
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>>3076737
absolute unit
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>>3096272
Yes, he is a bug. And aged very well for an 8 year old bune.
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>>3094906
>>3094920
I like to imagine they live in your ceiling and just pop out and show off their cute feet when they want attention or treats
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>put rabbits out in newly built outdoor pen for the day
>check on them later there's a brown wild rabbit in with them that runs away and hops the fence as soon I see him
s-should I be concerned?
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I just got a guinea pig (looks like pic related) about a month ago. I hear that they should have other guinea pigs around them. However, my guinea pig is really jumpy and easily scared. He will eat out of my hand but if I try petting him or picking him up he will always run (though he doesn't squeak about it). Will he be more sociable if he has another guinea pig to play with?
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been a couple years since I posted in a bun thread, mine is still awesome and healthy
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>>3097740
What she looks like in better light
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Fuck it, one more pic of my black bun Jet. I escape proofed my back yard so she could roam back there also. This is probably my favourite pic of her
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My rabbit discovered it can jump onto my bed.
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>>3098646
Mine still hasn't figured out jumping off
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>>3097662
You know damn well it's inhumane to have just one guinea pig you selfish shithead. Give it to someone who will take care of it.
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>>3074964
It looks like a plush duck in the thumbnail
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>>3097758
Nice photo. Good composition and pose. Handsome bun.
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Cat got into my room yesterday. Bune chased around cat. Cat jumped on some furniture and clawed at the bune. The bune was still pushing up to him. The cat ran away and hide under the bed and the bune jumped around a bit. Then the cat stormed my bune and the bune ran away. I decided to catch the cat and take her away.

How can I make them friends without my cat eating my rabbit? :(r
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>>3068427
>>3068740
In what ways would you say bunnies are difficult pets? Like, social needs/attention, diet monitoring or behavior monitoring?

I'm not really in a position to get one currently but I've been interested in pet bunnies before.
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hey! this is my first time posting, so i have a 6 month old lionhead. he’s as cute as can be! i was wondering if there’s anyway i can get him to be a little more social? he doesn’t mind me, my bf, or my dog, but if anyone other than us steps into my room (like a friend/relative) he bolts under my bed and hides. if that’s just his personality then , oh well.
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theres a baby feral bunny in my backyard that chills in the grass next to the deck. i want to try and feed it but it bolts if you come within a couple feet of it. i left it a piece of cucumber in its chill spot that it keeps coming back to. any tips on getting it to trust me enough to hand feed it? i've been able to hand feed chipmunks but they seem to be a bit more brave/curious, plus you can just leave seeds or nuts on the deck and they will eventually explore and find it
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Any tips for taming guinea pigs? Mine are about half a year old now and they still run if I bring my hand anywhere near them.
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>>3102126
No sudden movements, try to not approach them from above.
Have patience, hold your hand at their level with some snack, at first they won't take it, but they might get more used to you as the time goes.
Spend time with them, sit next to their place and talk normally, let them get used to your voice.

It might take some time, depending of where you got them. I got mine from a shitty pet store and they were basically 2 traumatized babies being handled like shit daily.
It took me 2 months of much patience and bribery, but now they basically hop on my hand if I bring it down to them.
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Bump for bunns
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Guys, I'm having a serious problem with my bun.

He keeps bullying my birds. He seems to always steal their seeds by opening the cage door, grabbing their seed bowl and running off. Most of the time, he spills the majority of the seeds as he runs off. There have been times when he tipped over the entire cage. It's all very tiresome because now I can't have the bird cage casually sitting around in the living room.

How can I stop this behavior?
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>>3100310
late reply, but being prey animals they're very delicate creatures that can get sick or die easily. a lot of the problems are rooted in the lack of proper education about rabbit care. things like giving baths, trancing by putting them on their backs, no/not enough hay/too much junk food, being ok in hutches or cages with no room to run, and people expecting them to instantly be cuddly like dogs are common misconceptions that can easily stress or mess up the bune. it can't be stressed enough that they need ample space to run around!

the things you listed are also important, since bunes are social creatures and typically work best with another bonded bune mate that will match their active crepuscular hours to socialize. diet monitoring is also important for above reasons, and both it and behavior monitoring are really important since as prey animals they don't show symptoms of sickness until they're already dying, and you can easily lose a rabbit in 24h if you're not careful.

that said, as companions, they have their own wonderful oddities and endearing behavior like binkying, flops, and grooming/kisses (pic related), as well as being cute as hell. please make sure you are properly educated (house rabbit society) before you adopt!
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>>3105737
Buns can be dickasses. #1 would be to not put a bird cage on the floor, should be on a stand or something at least.
2# rabbit proof the area so the bun can't fuck with it, buns are social animals, they are either dom or sub, there is no living in harmony. Clearly the rabbit believes that the birds are invading his space and birds don't really have a way to submit to the rabbit. So you have to separate the two.
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>>3067834
I hardly ever post in /an/ but I found some baby bunnies today, and not in a good way.
Three baby bunnies in my yard, one over a short fence but close to two holes. I assume those two holes is their den they dug in my yard at some point. They were all dead except for one. They had circular chest puncture wounds, the wounded one was almost perfectly circular. The others were a bit more ripped. Did something drag them out of their den and kill them? Was it a raccoon or something? I don't know.

I tried some warm compressions and cleaning the wound but it was probably already infected, I don't know how long the little thing had been there. He was still alive but wanted to sleep. I shot him.
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>>3107089
Anon, it's a rabbit. That's kinda what nature built them for.
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>>3107232
They were built for cuddling, not getting rekt.
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>>3107262
I love my bun, and all the cute things she does, but she's a prey animal, cuddly or not, they are natures tasty meat snack
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>>3107089
That's a shame, but I think you did the right thing.
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>>3107089
Probably a house cat. They ruin everything.
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>>3106176
>either dom or sub, there is no living in harmony
That hits a little close to home
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why is my guinea pig chirping like a bird
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>>3108089
It's dying, anon. I'm sorry.
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Bun bump
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>>3105908
>things like giving baths, trancing by putting them on their backs, no/not enough hay/too much junk food, being ok in hutches or cages with no room to run,

That's worded a bit oddly, you're saying no baths, no trancing and no tiny cages? (No tiny cages is obvious enough)
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sorry about that, yes the way you said it is correct. do not bathe your rabbit (as in submerging them in water) unless in absolute emergency that really needs it, don't trance them, and yes, no tiny cages. they should always have enough hay, and they shouldn't have too much junk food. hopefully that clears things up. a bune as apology for the confusion
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>>3101514
Maybe associate strangers with treats? My bun goes crazy for fresh parsley!
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>>3079608
Rex.
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do these taste better or worse than wild hare?
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>>3110546
Biting bait but begone
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>>3110546
You came to the wrong neighbourhood, motherfucker. Bun is not for eating!
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How do I get a tick of of my rabbit? Specifically how do I get my rabbit to stand still long enough to let me find it?
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>>3111292
majestic buns
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>>3111498
Did you try brushing with a flea comb? Bun might like the feel and stay still long enough while brushing for you to do a search.
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I have been wanting to get some rabbits for eating, is this the proper thread for such things or should I look elsewhere? I have a woman who is willing to sell me a breeding trio of New Zealand reds for $20, and I am genuinely concidering pulling the trigger.
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>>3111498
Wrap it in a towel and dig out the tick
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>>3111804
dammit I nearly got it a minute ago, the problem with the comb is that the fur is too fucking dense and the tick keeps moving around when I get close
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Assuming you support the feet, can you cuddle bunnies?

What bunnies are the most cuddable?
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>>3083040
give it more shade areas
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>>3112582
I am going to put a wire roof over the top next week, will buy some shading net and put it over when I get the time. The area is generally very shady in summer, when the trees are in bloom.
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guess I'll drop by and say hi, pic related is my four year old bun. Anyone else have bunnies that demand massages? I can massage mine, especially on her head, for hours and hours and she'll still want more.
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>>3114340
What an ugly
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>>3071486
freeze a bottle of water and wrap it up in a towl for her to lie next against, or get her a cooling mat
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Best way to get rid of stray fur everywhere? I wet my hands and just lightly rub my bunny thrice a day, that takes care of most of the loose fur on her. And I keep a roll of tape handy, I use little bits to stick and remove fur from everywhere, it's quite quick and efficient
And yes I don't use vacuum cleaners those things are loud as fuck
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>>3083627
quiet, clean, and cheap to feed. also adorable
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>>3114340
>have bunnies that demand massages?

if you try to touch my bun she will scratch your eyes out
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>>3114513
lol mine runs to me, licks my hand and then shoves her head under it. If I stop massaging her for a moment she'll just repeat this gesture and get stubborn.
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>>3083627
Same, I used to be a major catfag until I got a bunny. I have seen the light
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>>3111793
Eat chickens instead. Rabbit meat is notoriously bland and they're very prone to diseases unless you can keep their enclosures thoroughly sterile. Plus, they don't lay eggs. Buns are just the worst when it comes to livestock. Go with chickens.
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Posting my favorite little hussy Monica. Does she look like a Blanc de Hottot to you, /bunn/? The people we adopted her from said she was.
Can post better image of her if that helps.



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