This is a story about somebunny who ate too much! He was the only surviving kit in his litter so his mommy doted on him a little too much! He ate and ate until all four legs stuck straight out. Still he loved to eat! His owner tried to put him on a diet which helped a little bit but it was too late for poor Blimpo. Two of his little legs just stick straight out. He is a happy bunny and somehow he still manages to get around but life will be a little different for him! The moral of the story is: be careful how much you eat!
I will have a small batch of babies to post in a few weeks so feel free to check back! Cookie and Hurst have some beautiful babies growing! Pumpkin and Brownie also have brand new ones... pictures coming soon!
I keep thinking maybe I should post a diary of a days work in the rabbitry! However, it is a very unromantic story at times! If you happen to visit on a Monday, you will usually find me mopping floors, scrubbing and emptying trays, and scraping out nest boxes. My main trays get sprayed down twice a day but Mondays we do deep cleaning! Its amazing what my sweet little bunnies can accomplish in a short time! Or perhaps you'll find me crouched over on the ground trying to take pictures of jumping, squirming little bunnies who want to explore the world and taste everything in sight right this minute! You wouldn't believe how many pictures I have to take of each one in order to get those cute ones you see - there's lots of blurry ones between the good ones!
This week I finally got a little patio made outside my front door so hopefully now I can avoid the mud puddles on my middle of the night check up trips! Nothing like going out in my bath robe and flip flops at 2am to slop through puddles!
Well, here we are at the end of February already! Hard to believe March is starting this week-the year is flying by! Just wanted to let folks know I have a few litters of small babies right now and am expecting more over the next week or so. This means I won't have any actually ready to go to new homes for another eight weeks. However, I will have them posted and up for adoption sometime before that so feel free to keep checking back! I usually like to get their pictures up when they're around 5 weeks old.
These are Heidi's three boys - yes, their ears will all lay down when they get a bit older!
Matilda's little trio - female on the left and two boys on the right
These are Bonny Blue's boys including little "Bitsy" who is a happy healthy little fellow in spite of his missing ears, tail and part of one of his back feet! Once in a while this happens as a result of an overly nervous or paranoid mother rabbit during the birth. This was Bonny Blue's first litter and he was born on the cage floor instead of in the nest box with his siblings. When I found him he was very much alive and healthy and has continued to be a sturdy, courageous little fellow.
Pumpkin with her babies
Brownie's babies - a day to cuddle in the nest! There's six in there!
I originally got the idea to raise rabbits for fertilizer for my garden! Obviously, one thing led to another and I am now the owner of a small rabbitry. I love my bunnies and enjoy spending time with them!