Mewsings Blog - rabbits

May 3, 2013

At Thundering Paws, our animal residents are mostly cats. Our two dogs we call "staff," because they show the cats that dogs can be good people in case the cat gets adopted to someone with a dog. We also have two bunnies -- Rambo (a TOTAL misnomer), who loves to be petted, and Scamp (NOT a misnomer), who is the "head" bunny. We often find Rambo with his head under Scamp, or Rambo being cleaned by Scamp. 

Bunnies make great pets! Not only are they soft and cute, but they are a very good way to deal with the ends of carrots, the tops of strawberries, apple, banana, lettuce, and broccoli scraps. They also eat lots of hay and a small ration of rabbit pellets. Everything left in their litter box is total plant food, and can be put directly on your garden.

Here are our two resident bunnies in the Rabbitat, their covered outdoor area where they spend daylight hours in nice weather. They are always inside by sunset.

Rambo and Scamp

Mr. Rambo is on the left and Ms. Scamp is on the right.

Rambo and Scamp are available for adoption. All our rabbit adoptions go through the House Rabbit Resource Network. To adopt a bunny, start here: http://rabbitresource.org/adopt/adoption-procedure/hrrn-application-to-adopt/

 

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June 13, 2007

Thanks to the generosity of one of our wonderful volunteers, Thundering Paws has new deluxe bunny cages for our house rabbits. The old cages were getting quite worn out and difficult to clean, so these new cages are really appreciated!

Bunny cages
Wow! Best bunny cages ever!

Everybody loves the new cages.

The humans at Thundering Paws love them because they are easier to clean -- the cages are on wheels and can be moved to sweep underneath, unlike the old cages that were sitting up on concrete blocks. And there are plastic shields around the bottom to help keep the hay and the bunny poop from getting loose and going all over the floor.

The bunnies love their stylish new digs. They contentedly munch their hay and relax in their new spaces. One bunny even has a double-decker cage with a cool ramp to hop up and down.

The cats love the new cages because of the solid top -- much easier to get comfy sitting up there, and it's a perfect vantage point to keep an eye on all the goings on in the dining room.

Evelyn on bunny cages
Evelyn loves to sit up high

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October 22, 2006

The Lost Bunny was out looking for a little something to nibble on. It was pretty scary hopping around all alone with nothing to eat and no comfortable hutch to rest in. There were dogs around, and foxes, and cats, and hungry coyotes. The Lost Bunny was not a wild rabbit. He was a big fluffy white bunny with cute grey ears and pink eyes. He was definitely not the kind of bunny that should be alone in the woods.

But the Lost Bunny was about to become a very Lucky Bunny. Why was this bunny so lucky? Because he just happened to hop right into the yard of some very nice people who knew just what to do to help him.

The nice people brought the Lucky Bunny some yummy things to eat. This made the bunny happy, and he thought about making friends with the people, but he was too afraid. He hopped away and spent the night hiding from all the dangerous animals that were out hunting.

The next day, the Lucky Bunny hopped into the same yard. Yes! The nice people were there again with delicious food! This time he wasn't quite as afraid, and took some food from their hands. But he was still a little afraid and did not want to be picked up. He hopped away again. Another night out in the wild.

These very nice people did not give up on the Lucky Bunny. They looked all around the neighborhood and at the local animal shelter to find out if anyone knew where the bunny's home was. Each day they watched for him to come into their yard, and gave him good things to eat. They paid attention and learned that he especially liked to eat slices of fresh peach.

One day they put some peach slices into the bottom of a cat carrier, and while the Lucky Bunny was eating the peaches, they closed up the carrier and brought him into the house. Now the bunny was safe inside, with real rabbit food, greens, hay, and of course, his favorite food -- peaches. He had a hutch and a litter box, and he knew just how to use it. No more scary nights alone out in the wild for this Lucky Bunny.

The nice people who rescued the Lucky Bunny, now named Peaches, arranged for him to come to Thundering Paws to live. Peaches is happy here at Thundering Paws, and is welcome to stay with us until he is adopted by someone who will love him and take good care of him. He is a very nice bunny who likes to be talked to and has soft beautiful fur.

If you would like to adopt Peaches, contact us to set up a time to meet him.

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