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Bunny picking tips..

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by srhdufe, Aug 15, 2009.


  1. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I have been thinking about getting a rabbit for some time now and have researched it a lot...
    I know exactly how much everything (vaccinations, microchipping, neutering etc) will cost...
    I know what hutch/run i will be using.. I have a vet lined up...
    I just need a bun...

    Are there differences in the temperament between male & female buns?
    Also are there temperament differences in the breed?

    Any advise on what to look for/questions to ask when i'm getting a bun would be a great help :D
    He/she will prob be a rescue bun... I really do not want to buy from a pet shop

    What do you think of this add???
    http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pets4homes/home.nsf/LookupUNID/218EE79261CB2B808025760D004ECB76
     
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  2. I've only ever had 1 Rabbit, and she was an English Spotted. Beautiful, but she had a right temper on her lol stroppy madam, made her all the more love-able though in my opinion :D

    Sorry I'm no help, but good luck in your search for a bun, and well done for wanting to rescue one :) let us know how you get on!
     
  3. Nonnie

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    Get a Dutch, cant go wrong :)

    I dont think the conditions those babies are from look good. Looks like a rat cage they are in.

    Have you thought about rescuing?
     
  4. SEVEN_PETS

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    Get a Dutch, hardly have any health problems.

    I have two rexes and one of them has chronic sore hocks, which has cost us hundreds (in the 1 year she's had the condition :eek:) to try and treat. We are hopefully now reaching our solution, but it may shorten her life. :(

    I have two females bunnies (from the same litter) and were neutered early, so they never had any fights. I always recommend neutering rabbits, especially females because they can be very territorial and aggressive if they are not neutered.
     
  5. VampiricLust

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    We have loads of buns here and have a pair waiting (Pairs are generally harder to rehome!)
     
  6. srhdufe

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    Where abouts are you based?
     
  7. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I love Sparrow on your site :001_wub:
     
  8. emzybabe

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    I love sparrow too :)

    That cage really does look crap!

    Things u wanna ask about are; neutered, vaccinated mixi and vhd, flea treatment, worm treatment.

    give the bun a good check over urself, check eyes nose are clear, breathing is normal, coat is in good condition, bum is clean, bunny doesnt seem overly scared, make sure its walking/running around and is happy in itself
     
  9. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for your advice.. :D
     
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    Crikey is sparrow still with you Kris?? Cant believe that he's sooo gorgeous :)
     
  11. VampiricLust

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    Yep, he is still here :(

    We are in Essx, but rehome nationally for the right home.
     
  12. AmyCruick

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    I've just been on your website and you have some stunning rabbits! I can't believe so many end up in rescue centres :( you're doing a great job, I'm hoping to do the same one day once I have a house with some land...well I'll take them in but I'm not sure I could part with them! he he! :D
     
  13. cassie01

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    do you get many male pairs??? If you do get any let me know because i really want some boy bunnies!!!! the girls are ok and i do love them but im a bit sexest and prefer males, lol. i also have a thing about even numbers (slight OCD) and having two boys would even it out.
     
  14. VampiricLust

    VampiricLust PetForums Senior

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    We can always bond bunnies into pairs :)

    I have 4 7week old babies, 3 of whom are male-

    Gabriel
    Whisper
    Frosty

    any of them could go as a pair, though it won't be until they are around 13 weeks and their "bits have dropped!"
     
  15. cassie01

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    Thats ok, im going away wednesday for twelve days so im not ready to take any just yet. lol.
     
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