/bunn/ - bunnies & rabbits general, guinea piggies also welcome - post flops edition
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. :|
>>3068288Not a good idea then. Bunnies aren't the easiest pets and should not be kept in cages 24/7.
I am sad that I can't get a bunny. My financial situation simply doesn't allow it right now.
>>3068288Having a bun is like taking care of a small child, they are very dependent>>3068427this
Cute bun. Like the fluffiness with all the fur sticking out all over the place around her head.
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.
>>3067834About 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?
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.
>>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.
>>3071597Sorry, dont know why it posted sideways
>>3071575Interesting. This opens up some options for me. Thanks.
>>3071486How about you don't do that, and instead dial up the AC? Or give ice packs for it to lay against?
>>3070411That wasn't a very good doccie,
>>3071486I know my bun is hot when she starts to flip the water bowl.
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.
>>3071153my 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.
>>3072644The 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.
sup /bun/I never have my phone ready, when they flop, so can't post flops.
>>3074285A really cute couple you got there!
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
>>3074964Mine 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, chivesAnd more. I guess rocket would also somewhat fit in this list.Wild herbs and weeds>clover, chamomile, dandelion, narrowleaf plantain, broadleaf plantain, yarrow, nettle, daisyThese 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.>>3074746thanks
>>3074285Is that a bowl of candy I see?
>>3074285Is that Chicken wire mesh? Don't they bite through that? Some people advised me against getting that because they can chew through it.
I took a picture of this wild guy walking one day.
should i geta flemish giant?
>>3067967LOOK AT THE BOOOONES
>>3075081I really appreciate the detailed advice, thank you
>>3076615They 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.
>>3077029How 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.
>>3077458If 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.
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?
>>3071153I'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)
>>3077697he likes it. he just doesnt fit in
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.
>>3078095Don't do wire for the floor it will hurt their paws
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?
>>3078791Tried catching her to bring her into the house, because it is night, I failed miserably...
>>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. >>3078889Fug. I hope you'll find her again.
>>3077697Don'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.
>>3078961I 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.
>bunny just flicked pee on my hand when I was feeding him
Does anyone know the species of this one?
>>3079608I chose the wrong fucking picture, my bad.
Was there any fan art made considering this couple? Asking for a friend.
Catched my stray and put her in my house :c
>>3079758The only art I ever seen here was about Turtle bun, Pingles bun and Donald.
>>3067834"rabi-wab" or "bun-bert"?
>>3079758I 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.
Look at my enclosure for my bune.
HELP what kind of rabbit/hare do I have? Her name’s Cinnamon.
Anyone know what type of breed this is?
>>3083425A 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.
Why are rabbits so cool, bros? Before having one I never thought they'd make cool pets.
>go for a cheeky 4 AM stroll>mystery buniggas in the hood
>>3083642nice preview of area 51
>>3083451Thanks I appreciate it! You’re right she might be a mix of some kind.
>>3083768What 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!
>>3083842sure, what else should it be!? guinea pigs??
>>3083842What if rabbits are actually aliums?
>>3083849area 51 buns use guinea pigs as lab rats
>>3083831No 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.
Look at my boy's cute little feet!
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.
And this is Rob. Really quiet, takes treats out your hand nicely. Such a handsome boy
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.
>>3085802That's the thing though, they're not in their nest, they're laying together hiding behind a flower pot.
>>3067835They almost had me, but I found a way out... it was a tight squeeze.
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.
>>3085807They 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.>>3085922As 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!
>>3085932I 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
wanna see bunnies i took photo of in minizoo?
>>3085922my bunnys only eat fresh grass/greens and they never had stomach problems again since i switched for it.
>>3085962Unfortunately 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.
>>3085932Donald is the cutest bun!