"How do I know if my rabbit is too fat?" Edition
More like "how do I know if the cage is small enough?"
>>4292735My bin is not confined to a cage, she just prefers to loaf in the smallest corner of her larger enclosure
>>4292309If they can't clean themselves, they too fat
My little lady after getting fixed. Didn't eat for awhile and spooked me but she started munching finally
>>4293157There are bunnies with tails that long?
>>4293207That seems to be a deluxe bun
I used to use old newspapers from my neighbor to line litter boxes but now no one has any newspaper subscriptions. Are there any good all as a cheap lining absorber?I was doing a newspaper layer, carefresh and horse bedding pellets. I am thinking about trying to shred up cardboard or something.
>Bnuuy thread back up.
>>4293207Haha yeah she has some weird proportions. We picked her up from a tractor supply, they got her from a local breeder. She is a English cross lop but there might be other things in there. Her tail and ears are huge though, tail is like 4 inches lolAnother sleepy photo
>>4293575I usually do horse bedding pellets from tractor supply with a layer of hay on top. The pellets are 50 pound bag for 8 bucks, and it's very absorbant. Plus it's cheap enough I can change the litter box every 3 days considering my black lady goes through a gallon every 3-4 days so it has to go somewhere
>>4293575>Are there any good all as a cheap lining absorber?store circulars, go in the store and just grab a bunch
>>4293750also I've used brown paper grocery bags, they're pretty thick so you only need one layer cut to size at a time.
>>4293737>>4293750Yeah that's what I've been doing. In my area there's only one free circular that is not on glossy paper.I haven't tried brown bags though maybe I should.
>>4295680>Edgebun, use Firefox + µBlock Origin
>>4295680I'm in that pic =)
What’s the best way to tame a bunny? Mine is still a few weeks old but he hides in his hutch all day, doesn’t approach me and runs whenever I come near.
tfw no qt bun ;_;
>>4296159Anon it's gonna take time. Sit around them. Let them come up to you. Don't try and force love on them. I started by sitting in a room with mine and a cup of treats near me. They would come up to the treats since they are food driven. I would gently try to pet the face, if they don't like it back off a bit.However it's a personality thing, one of mine was a nervous and territorial wreck. Now he hops on my chest and asks for pets. My other was a big sweetheart cuddler kissy boy right out the gate.Photo of my new girl, and my nervous boy who now chins the fuck out of everything. Good luck anon
Look at this long fucking idiot.
>>4296159You need to build familiarity by being around them, and they'll eventually trust and feel safe.Making yourself "small" by laying down can help. Don't try to pet or touch them much if they aren't receptive. If you do pet, I start by the sides of their cheeks and come in from the side. Bringing your hand down from the top can be either be interpreted as scary or domineering. I try to not directly stare at the buns.Basically I don't want to trigger anything in their prey instinct. Kind of ask yourself if you're behaving like a cat or like a cow would around the rabbit.
>>4292309if he can do this, hes fine
>>4293575>>4293737>>4293756>>4294533Buy a roll of brown (unbleached) craft paper. It’s sold as packing material for super cheap. Use that as the liner and put wood pellets above it. Also the wood pellets sold for heating are the same product as the bedding pellets, but half the price.
>>4296463I really like the coloring on him. Reminds me of an old cat I had when I was a kid. Does he enjoy that cardboard pad to scratch or lay on? I considered getting one for my buns but never did
>>4296683What the fuck, that's like 1 inch. How small are baby buns?
>>4296778buns are 90% water, the rest is fluff.
My bunny fell from a single stair and died horribly, why are they so fragile, bros?
>>4296947Life of a bunny my guy. We live long and are unhappy for a lot of it. Dogs live 15 years and are ecstatic for most of it. Buns just pulled the die if looked at wrong card.Really sorry your bun passed anon
>>4296947Should have kept it inside a small cage
>>4295893Cute bun, does he like 4chan too?
>>4292480Is that your bun? How did you get that on his face without him destroying the bread?Mine will try and bite my lip off if they smell me 20 minutes after a sandwich
>>4296386>>4296479Okay thank you for the tips
>>4296701They’re cute and all but don’t they have a strong odor and poop everywhere?
>>4297590They don't smell and they take to litter training well. Their litter does need to be changed more regular than a cat, but their shit is much nicer to deal with since it's hard and dry. Basically like compost. Imo the bad part about rabbits is that they are delicate creatures and get fucked up from tummy aches.
>>4297569Where does he shit and piss?
>>4297886You can see litter box in back.
I want a rabbit so badly
>>4298540wind em up and watch em go
>>4293157"Fixed"What an evil term in this context
>>4296159My own bunny was always super chill, but I think spending time with him outside everyday helped a lot. Getting him neutered was also the best thing ever because they bastard used to piss on me because he loved me so much. So, spend time with them and neuter your rabbits if you can afford it,
how long do buns live for?>tfw love rats too but these die in 2-3 years + tumors;_;
If the fur from a rabbit's tail molts or sheds can it grow back? I thought what I was feeling was the rabbit's penis, which was odd, but it was actually the rabbit's hairless tail. Is this normal and can it grow back?
Have you heard a rabbit scream as it died?
>>4292309please convince me that i dont need a bun they are so cute and fluffy but i already have two cats and a dog
>>4298736If you get a rabbit they probably won't get along with your other pets
13year old senior rabbit here.He's having trouble cleaning his butt more and more. He's still active but I'm getting worried.
>>4298698>hairless tail.post pic
>>4298736Not a great idea to mix a bun in with two cats and a doge. You would have had better results having the bun first then getting a puppy/kitten.
>>4298592Yeah probably. Spayed might be more accurate, scooped is another one. She's doing great though, starting to bond with my other boy. Had to wait until she got altered though
>>4298736Buns are great but so much work. I do a lot to keep them separate from all my animals so they are safe
>>4299094Congrats on the old man. My wife and I had a sicker rabbit, we had to give him shallow baths and trim his butt hair because he had soft poop and would sit in it all day and not clean himself. We were only able to do that because he was a very chill rabbit but baths and trimming might be helpful if it isn't too stressful for you. Otherwise baby wipes to help him out when he misses stuff
how do I tame a wild bunny? doesn't seem like I can feed it since it can just look down and eat anywhere
>>4301247You are not supposed to lol. That being said, you have to do it with babies, I've never seen an adult even get within 10 feet of me without being ready to bolt. Having a small garden where they will spend time and see you frequently will help, especially if they set up their warren near or in your garden. Baby buns are so damn cute though, don't have any photos of my buns as tiny babies unfortunately
>>4298592Tranny word for neutered I'm guessing
how can I support the bunny population?
>>4296727I just use whatever shipping boxes are on hand. Cut to size and line the box.
>>429868910 years if you take care of them
>>4295680Nice Halloween pumpkin there bunny.
Made 3 little paintigs of my bunny today
>>4304478Watercolor looks so difficult. Good job, bunny anon!
>>4304478Nice! I had an artist do a portrait of my little lady a few years back. A great gift for the /bun/ fan in your life!
I love her so much bros
>>4292309I've noticed a fuckton of rabbits in my neighborhood now because I think during the Covid years no one let out their dogs or cats for very long and they've multiplied by the tenfold.
My bun bun has left my carpet bare in multiple spots. She poops everywhere and sprays piss on her favorite areas. I wanted to let her free roam so bad but she ignores any attempts of mine to correct behavior. I got her this bug multi level bunny hutch she can stay in and i take her out with supervision sometimes but i still wish i had a free bun…
>>4293609>so smol>so tiny
>>4306509how many litter boxes does she have?
>>4306509has she been spayed?
>>4297108i dont think he wouldve liked that anon.......look at it this way, at least he died hopping around ;__________;
>>4296947>run into wall>die>touch water>die>jump too high>diewhat's the evolutionary benefit of being a Christmas tree ornament?
>>4306092Hahaha little Lincoln logs!
>>4306556you know it
>>4308657hey wait a second
>>4308953Cute. :) More?
>>4308653THE L O A F
>>4297108the doctor said that they get super stressed in those cages and that they need to run outside of them for a long time
Bud i have 4 dogs, a cat, 3 guinea pigs and a bunny.More is better
Reminder that Christmas is coming shortly, and portraits of bunnies always make for great gifts!
>>4310405Do you really think your bunny gives a shit about your portraits? Listen to me: If a bunny ever got the chance, it would eat you and everyone you care about!!
>>4310421That would be pretty cute ngl
>>4309079Also cute, but I liked that you could see its face more in the first one.
I watched a couple of beatrix potter stories as a kidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4CN0t5c94o
Found this little fucker in the street outside my house, already asked my neighbors but no one claimed it.What do?
>>4310430ASS TO ASS
>>4310974get it some food and a litter box
>>4310974Pellets, hay, water, litter. Welcome to the /bun/ club.
>>4292735This is hamster or gerbil tier
I dont know how people trim their buns nails, this is impossible
>>4312345I require an assistant. Try to acclimate your bun to being handled and held.
>>4312345It's pretty easy. I hold him football style with the clippers on the other hand. I make sure to cut a bit away from the quick so I don't risk it. Sometimes I have someone hold the light for me or hold the fur back if it's the back paws.
>>4313156>I hold himHeres my first problem
>>4313246I don't want no scrubA scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
>>4310974I would make posters and spread them around town, I’m sure whoever lost it would be grateful if someone returned their bunny.It may be the right thing to do to keep it yourself, but there’s a lot of doubt in these situations and it’s unfair to assume anything about the owners.
Is it normal of a rabbit to stop laying down or flopping while shedding? My rabbit used to do those things but only goes loaf mode probably because his fur isn't as thick anymore. Everything else is normal.
How do you respond to internet strangers asking you to post dewlap pics?
>>4296159Some rabbits are naturally more social than others. If your pic is your rabbit you're in luck, because lops are on average more friendly.1. spend a lot of time in their area just hanging out2. bribe them with treats. Obviously you can't ruin their diet, but make them associate you with good things.3. be very patient I have a netherland dwarf who is afraid of her own shadow but she'll run up to me for treats and eventually started coming to me for snuggles. I also have a lop that was hand raised and he begs for attention 24/7 and required 0 effort. They all have unique personalities so don't force a rabbit to act a certain way and just be non-threatening and patient. I also advise not picking rabbits up except when you need to. You can make a rabbit tolerate it if you do it often but they don't like it and they'll associate you with something that is scary.
Stupid question: is picking them up from the ears safe?
>>4314481No anon, if you wouldn't pick up a baby by the ears, you shouldn't do it to a rabbit either, because they're infinitely more fragile.
>>4314481it is cruel
How long does it usually take for fur to regrow after shedding/molting?
>>4314675Might depend on the bun and why/how they are reacting to the weather change. Usually it is a gradual process that works its way down the back of the bun, kind of pushing out the old with the new. If there are patches there might be an issue. I think full on moults are a response to large temperatures/environment swings, but it is just a guess.
>>4304478looks good, king
my buns are in their little house so i can't make pictures of them
>>4314362>I showed you my dewlap answer me
i have no idea how people make good pictures with iphones in low light conditions. shot on the 13 pro
>>4317864Poor rabbut, he can't hop around in that small thing. Set it free.
My little man doesn't drink water as much as I think he should, what can I do? I've traveled putting cucumber slices, mint, cilantro, fennel, fucking everything into his water bowl but he doesn't care. I gave him flavored water that he ignored. I'm out of ideas.
>>4318391>as much as I think he should???