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    Default Who's got pet rabbits?

    DD has been asking for a pet kitten or rabbit for ages, pretty much as soon as she finished chemo earlier this year. I asked DP today if he would be ok with getting DD a rabbit (a cat will never happen) and he said yes, so we've decided to get her one for Christmas She will flip out with excitement!

    We live on a farm so we'll probably have an outdoor movable hutch to start with so that it can have grass.

    Anyone got any advice on what to expect etc? All I know is that they need immunisation against diseases that are out there to kill wild rabbits, but apart from that I will rely on Google to find out what I need.

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    Anyone?

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    We had 2 rabbits and even though they had been vaccinated against myxomatosis they both still died from it (we had flooding in the area which then caused a huge amount of mozzies which is how it's spread).

    We had them (2 girls/sisters) for about 18months and they were lovely. They lived outside but the kids would bring them into the house all the time. They ate rabbit mix (you can by it from the supermarkets), fresh grass and fruit/veggies (you can get a list off the Internet for what they can and can't eat) and needed fresh water.

    My only advice is if you get two rabbits to make sure they are the same sex because if they are not you will end up with lots of little rabbits!

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    Haha, yeah there's a reason for the saying 'breeding like rabbits'! Lol. Thanks for the tips

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    Oh I wish, I adore rabbits but unfortunately I would be fined quite a hefty amount if I had one here, boo!

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    I have 2 rabbits 1 male 1 female (female I got desexed). They have an outdoor 2 story hutch that is quite large. They need a grass hay, good quality pellets and fresh veg daily. Veg includes kale, parsley, baby spinach, broccoli and anything green except lettuce hope this helps!

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    I had 2 boys which came as a 'pair' but unfortunately they started fighting so my friend took one, the breeder I got them from couldn't have cared less which was a little upsetting, especially for DD when we had to re-home one. The one we have left is pretty good, comes inside for a play & cuddles. Only thing I hate is that he poos in his bed and his wee smells so bad!! Oh also they don't like heat so in summer we have to keep him inside in a smaller hutch during the days

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    Rabbits are great pets....really social, but not if they're ignored in a cage all day.
    Boys are more friendly than girls, and the bigger the rabbit the more friendly. Lop eareds are generally quite friendly. It's hard to bond two boys, though...and no matter the sex or the number of rabbits you need to get them desexed o at 6 months cause they're hormones drive them crazy otherwise.
    You can vaccinate against Callicivirus, but not Myxamotosis, so you need to ensure your hutch is mossie proof or they will die of myxo. Rabbits live quite well indoors, too. You can get i door hutches. Rabbits toilet train like a cat...but if you have two they will drop poo to mark their territory...this is much more significant before they are desexed.
    Rabbit.org is a great website to understand dietary and housing requiremenets.
    Rabbits need to socialise, and need 2 hours a day min outside of their hutch.

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    Look what I got today! It's a little boy, a Dwarf Netherland. He's very cuddly and loves to snuggle into my chest, such a sweet nature. We'll have to keep him at my mum's house until Christmas so that it's a surprise for DD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
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    Look what I got today! It's a little boy, a Dwarf Netherland. He's very cuddly and loves to snuggle into my chest, such a sweet nature. We'll have to keep him at my mum's house until Christmas so that it's a surprise for DD
    Totally adorable id love a bunny one day for DD.


 

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