Productive Bunny Day

My god I love a good productive bunny day.

Today I completely blitzed the rabbits hutch, they had been a little bit naughty and peeing in places they shouldn’t . Tut tut bunnies.

So my cleaning spray came out and for the first time I used some white vinegar in the places they had been using as their toilet in the hope they won’t go there again. I don’t hold much hope though.

A few days ago I also bought them a new litter tray because the one I had was looking a bit old and they didn’t really seem to use it as much so I thought a change might be worth a try.  The old one was just a modified plastic storage box so that they could get more hay but then I found it to be much messier because Sophie would just dig her litter out.

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So there is the new litter tray which is actually a cat litter one but it means it is much bigger and as you can see from the beautiful models they fit in it comfortably and they can actually lie down in there too.

Also I don’t know if you can see but I have also put in a new little hay holder on the side wall of the hutch. Its a little bird feeder but it just gives them a little more hay and a bit more to keep them interested. So my dad just put in a little screw and the holder just hooks on nicely. They can also reach the hay rack that is on the door from the litter box.

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So that is my set up at the moment.

Okay I know a lot of people will hate my set up because it isn’t big enough and I honestly don’t have an excuse.  It is a 6ft by 3ft hutch and they don’t have an attached run. I am trying my best to convince my parents in to letting me put a run around the front. I am 25 but I live with my parents so unfortunately it is their house and I don’t get much say. Of course if it was up to me they would be house bunnies with free rein  or even outdoor bunnies with a large shed but I can’t do anything about that I’m afraid.

A lot of people will also not like that I use wood shavings. I am fully aware of the dangers (respiratory problems) but I have never had a problem with using them. I am however doing some research in to megazorb and if I could use that but its also storing it for me thats the problem..again because it’s my parents house and I’m already getting moaned at about all their stuff haha.

I have a cupboard in the garage where I keep my bunny supplies which I also blitzed today so everything is much more organised and easier to get too.

So that was my bunny productive day.. I managed to get them sorted but I on the other hand have washing and other jobs to get on top of.

All the best

Nat x

Bunny Introductions

ImageThis little bun is Sophie. She is a dutch rabbit and full of mischief with a big personality.  She was born in Feb 2013.  My nephew named her Sophie after a girl at pre-school.

Sophie loves to explore and always gets in to places she knows she isn’t supposed to. A whole room to go in…she wants to get in the cornered off part where all the electric cables are. She also loves to hide under the sofa and eat any little bits of food that may have dropped down through gaps in the cushions. 

Pellets are her favourite food but she is very good with her vegetables and hay …though if pellets are there the rest don’t get looked at.   She also enjoys throwing things around..I find it hard to tell if she likes it or if she is just throwing things out of her way that annoy her…it makes me laugh even if she is annoyed haha. I’ve learnt that if i put chews/toys in their hutch Sophie tends to move them all to one corner so they aren’t in her way…she would much rather chew on her stairs …not an impressed bun mum.

 

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This beautiful face is Maisy she was also born in Feb 2013. I believe she is some sort of English mix but we aren’t sure. 

Maisy is a lot quieter and much more shy than Sophie. Even now she can run and hide in the sheltered part of their hutch from me if she thinks I might be getting her out. 

I’ve discovered in the last 2 weeks that Maisy loves willow. She seems to love destroying whatever she can if its made of willow. She is also much more happy to just loaf around than doing any hopping and binkying (unlike Sophie who does it quite often).

 

The buns are outdoor rabbits they live in a two storey hutch in a place that doesn’t get the wind/rain so much and that also isn’t always in the Sun during summer. I have a big run out in the summer which they are in most of the time though they can’t be left on their own as we get birds of prey fly over and also cats that I’ve seen watching them. Plus naughty Sophie learnt how to jump out ( I have since got a taller run) and she taught Maisy, so I would look up to find them taking free run eating things they shouldn’t. 

 

Anyway thats the buns. If you would like to know any more then let me know 

Nat x 

 

 

 

My Birthday

Good evening!

Today is my 25th birthday yaaayyy.

I even had a little birthday kiss of Sophie. Though Maisy just ran around waiting for food..which was to be expected really. I didn’t get anything Rabbit related but thats ok because I got given money which I’m using to pay off my new Macbook Pro which I bought just after christmas.

I bought it because well… I love my iPhone and iPad but they aren’t perfect for blogging. I was also getting fed up of my old dell not being fast enough so I treated myself :D.

On to the rabbits. I normally buy Sophie and Maisy meadow hay. They have had many types of hay many brands but this seemed to be their favourite.  I buy it from my local pet shop which is only small but the last bag I bought wasn’t labelled in the same way. I asked the boy on the till if it was different and he assured me it was exactly the same….. My buns know different as they have not been eating as much. Yeah they still eat it but normally they can empty their rack in just over an hour and now it can last all day.

So I’m pretty annoyed as it was their favourite, I’m thinking if I try find an old bit of packaging that I might try and find the company and go direct to them or just hope the pet shop gets more in.

How about your buns? Do they prefer a certain brand/type?

Nat x