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House Bunnies

Totter

Totter

When I was a kid, the only rabbits I knew about were the ones hopping around out in my yard, and some friends had them in hutches outside. Since I’ve been volunteering at the Humane Society, I have been exposed to the house rabbit.

Pet rabbits are derived from European breeds and cannot even mate with the wild rabbits we have outside. They should not be kept outside because they can die of a heart attack at the sight of a predator, and they shouldn’t have to live on a wire bottom cage, as that can seriously injure their paws.

Another thing I didn’t know is that most rabbits can be litter trained. A lot of people who have them as pets let them run around the house just like a cat. Other people use x-pen enclosures, which are much roomier than a cage. Also, rabbits can be spayed or neutered as easily as a cat or dog, and with all the same benefits. Rabbits reach breeding age by 6 months, and there has even been a case of a rabbit getting pregnant while giving birth. So it’s not exaggeration when they say breeding like bunnies.

Since I took the training to become a “bunny buddy” at the Humane Society, I am amazed at the variety of bunnies, not only in appearance, but in personality as well. There are big bunnies, little bunnies, and in between. There are all colors, there are many textures of fur, there are bunnies with long ears, bunnies with pushed in noses, bunnies with a mane like a lion, and on and on.

Today, I buddied with Totter, and gave him a break from his brother Teeter to have some individual  time upstairs in an x-pen.

Me and Totter

Me and Totter

TOTTER

  • Sex: male,
  • color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
  • Age: 5 months old.
  • Weight: 4 pounds.

Resources:

Pittsburgh House Rabbit Club

House Rabbit Society

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Bunny Romp!!!!

The Humane Society has bunny romps every Saturday– we bring all the bunnies upstairs and let them play in big open x pens with tunnels and toys. They had a great time! Here are some of the bunnies who were there today:

Brownie and Jane (bonded pair, sisters)

  • Name: Brownie:
  • Sex:spayed female,
  • Color/breed: chocolate and white Dutch mix.
  • Age: 5 years old.
  • Weight: 6 pounds.
  • Name: Jane
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: black and white Dutch.
  • Age: 5 years old.
  • Weight: 6 pounds.

Bugs and Speedy (bonded pair)

  • Name: Bugs
  • Sex: neutered male,
  • Color/breed: tan Shorthaired Rabbit.
  • Age: 2 years and 2 months old.
  • Weight: 4 pounds.
  • Name: Speedy
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: gray Shorthaired Rabbit.
  • Age: @ 1 year and 8 months old.
  • Weight: 6 pounds.

Zach and Kelly

  • Name: Zach
  • Sex: neutered male,
  • Color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
  • Age: 4 months old.
  • Weight: 3 pounds.
  • Name: Kelly
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/Breed: white and black English Spot.
  • Age: 4 months old
  • Weight:4 pounds.
  • Betty and Barney
  • Name: Betty
  • Sex: unaltered female,
  • Color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
    Age: 5 months old
  • Weight: 5 pounds
  • Name: Barney
  • Sex: neutered male,
  • Color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
  • Age: 5 months old.
  • Weight: 4 pounds.

Teeter and Totter

  • Name: Teeter
  • Sex: unaltered male,
  • Color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
  • Age: 5 months old.
  • Weight: 5 pounds.
  • Name: Totter
  • Sex: unaltered male,
  • Color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
  • Age: 5 months old.
  • Weight: 4 pounds.

Bunny

  • Name: Bunny
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: tan Mini Rex.
  • Age: 2 years and 3 months old.
  • Weight: 5 pounds.

Snickers

  • Name: Snickers
  • Sex: unaltered female,
  • Color/breed: gray and white Dwarf Hotot.
  • Age: 3 years old.
  • Weight: 5 pounds.

Ghost & Shadow (bonded pair)

  • Name: Shadow
  • Sex: neutered male,
  • Color/breed: black Havana.
  • Age: 2 years and 6 months old.
  • Weight: 8 pounds.
  • Name: Ghost
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: white and gray Himalayan mix.
  • Age: 2 years and 6 months old.
  • Weight: 9 pounds.

Itsy

  • Snowflake and Peanut (bonded pair)
  • Name: Snowflake
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: white and gray English Spot.
  • Age: t 1 year and 4 months old.
  • Weight: 6 pounds.
  • Name: Peanut
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: brown and gray Shorthaired Rabbit.
  • Age: 1 year and 4 months old.
  • Weight: 4 pounds.

Marble

  • Name: Marble
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: brown and gray Shorthaired Rabbit.
  • Age: 1 year and 4 months old.
  • Weight: 4 pounds.

Peanut

  • Name: Peanut
  • Sex: spayed female,
  • Color/breed: white and black Rex.
  • Age: 1 year and 5 months old.
  • Weight: 6 pounds.

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