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Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

It’s Earth Day today!  Give your eco-friendly pet bunny a hug!

Rabbit eating carrot top

Read our article, Seven Ways Rabbits are Environmentally-friendly Pets, to learn more!

Hay Day for Coco and Cosette

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Our big box of Timothy hay from Small Pet Select arrived today, and needless to say, the buns were very excited. They could smell the fragrant contents before I even opened the box. Cosette decided I was too slow opening it, so she started to help. She’s very good at unwrapping gifts.
Timothy hay

She became a blur when I finally opened the box, swiping the first bite.
Timothy hay

Coco decided he’d have better luck on the other side.
Coco eating hay

He happily munched away…
Coco eating hay

…until he realized that the lid had created a makeshift tunnel. He can never resist a good tunnel.
Coco exploring a tunnel

Cos started to wonder why I was taking photos. The clicking was ruining her dining experience.
Cos eating hay

“Still here, eh?”
Cos eating hay

I took the hint, and turned off the camera so they could eat in peace.

You can buy this hay online for your buns at Small Pet Select. Their boxes of Timothy hay come in various sizes all the way up to 60 pounds. (Click on the link for Timothy Hay on the left to see the larger size options.)

On the topic of hay, be sure to check out our article about the importance of hay in a rabbit’s diet.

 

Love Bunnies

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Will you be my Valentine?

Rabbit with valentine

Bunny love

Rabbits snuggling

Rabbits snuggling

Happy Valentine’s Day from Coco, Cosette and MyHouseRabbit.com!

The January Cure: Bunny Space Rejuvenated

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Here at My House Rabbit headquarters, we’re taking part in Apartment Therapy’s The January Cure. The idea is to spend a little time each day this month decluttering and organizing various rooms in our home. Of course, we had to include the bunny space on our list.

We started by recycling some of their overly-renovated cardboard castles and removing some of our underused items from the area. We then took the opportunity to tend to the flooring. After a thorough vacuuming, we shampooed the carpet with eco-friendly carpet detergent and a steam vac. What a difference!

Bunny area

Here is part of the rabbits’ space, decluttered with newly-shampooed carpets.

With the space now clean and decluttered, the fun began!  We rearranged the bunnies’ remaining cardboard castles and tunnels, which is always a delight for them. The change in scenery equates to a whole new playground for them.

Here they are enjoying their “new” space:

Bunny play area

Cosette explores one of the tunnels.

Bunny play area

Coco joins in the fun as Cosette investigates the tunnel from another angle.

Rabbits playing

Another tunnel?

Rabbits playing

Checking out the cardboard castle.

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Doing some more renovations.

Rabbit

Thinking about going in the tube.

Rabbit sleeping

Taking a break after a tough evening of exploring and renovating.

Floppy New Year from My House Rabbit!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Rabbits flopped

Wishing everyone and their bun a happy 2013!

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

After Hurricane Sandy swept through My House Rabbit headquarters in New London, CT, some structural damage did occur.

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Ok actually, that wasn’t caused by the storm. The bunnies happily continued on their normal business of renovating their cardboard castle as the hurricane raged outside. They don’t seem to pay attention to keeping the structural supports.

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But in all seriousness, our area did sustain some pretty serious flooding and strong winds which caused a lot of destruction. We consider ourselves pretty lucky that we live pretty high up on a hill so we were safe from the coastal floods caused by the converging weather systems and the presence of a full moon.

We lost power yesterday afternoon (and continue to be powerless). We also had several big branches fall down, and we wondered if the tree was going to get uprooted and tip onto our house. The pavement by the roots looked cracked like the tree was trying to tilt.

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But all in all, we made out pretty well considering. Hope everyone else on the east coast fared as well or better!

Bunny Gardening Started Early at MHR

Monday, April 16th, 2012

lettuce

Here at My House Rabbit headquarters in New London, CT, the unseasonably warm weather has resulted in some fresh treats for Coco and Cosette. (It was 70 degrees today!)

Since we also had a very mild winter, some of the lettuce that I started last fall survived through the winter months and then flourished once I covered the bed with some garden fabric.  So for the past few days the rabbits have indulged in freshly grown romaine, carrots, and dandelions (ok, so actually I just plucked those from our yard… but we also have a pot of intentionally-grown dandelions that are currently thriving).  I’m going to experiment more with extending the growing season next year by using a cold frame and making more use of my garden fabric on the raised beds.

Anyone else harvesting veggies for their bunnies now?

Post-Irene at My House Rabbit

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Fallen tree from Hurricane Irene

Fallen tree from Hurricane Irene

Here in coastal Connecticut, Hurricane Irene wreaked a fair amount of havoc, damaging trees and property, causing flooding, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power (including us).

Slanted apple tree after Hurricane Irene

We found our apple trees at 45 degree angles.

Gardens after Hurricane Irene

We had staked everything down on our raised beds and moved most of our potted plants to the basement.

But through all that, Coco and Cosette were happily oblivious to the storm.  (Apparently bunnies aren’t that bothered when they don’t have lights or internet access.)  Their veggies stayed cold enough in the fridge and there were still cardboard castles to renovate.

Rabbits grooming

Here they are today, two days after the storm, still happily oblivious.

Rabbit grooming

Yesterday, while we were still without power, we spent a very pleasant, sunny day cleaning up the yard and gardens. It was the perfect opportunity to plant some fall crops as well! We planted bok choy, romaine lettuce, and spinach.

Tree staked after Hurricane Irene

We staked our apple trees so they are now growing upright again.

Garden cleaned up after Hurricane Irene

We cleaned up our gardens, brought the potted plants back out, and planted new fall crops.

For those of you also affected by the hurricane, how are you and your bunnies faring now?

Sleepy Bunnies

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Coco and Cosette during one of their daily naps.

Sleepy bunnies

Sleepy bunnies

Carrots for Coco and Cosette

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Coco and Cosette were treated to a few homegrown Paris Market carrots.

Rabbits sharing a carrot

Rabbit eating carrot

Rabbit eating carrot top

Rabbit eating carrot

“What?? No more carrots?”
Rabbit with mouth open

“Shocking!”
Rabbit with mouth open

Time to groom. (View from the cardboard castle)
Rabbit grooming

Coco joins in.
Rabbits grooming