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Pet Rabbits Save Family from Fire

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Pet rabbits save Tucson family.

Two pet rabbits alerted their owners to a kitchen fire one night in Tucson. Nicole Ochotorena, her husband, and their three children were all asleep when the fire broke out. The rabbits stomped their feet in their cage, waking the owners up. The smoke alarms did not go off.

“My bunnies are my lifesavers,” Ochotorena said. “They saved my life and they saved my kids.”

Learn more at myfoxchicago.com.

The Multifaceted House Rabbit

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Living with house rabbits over the years has shown me that rabbits are full of surprises.

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They can be clumsy and clunky at times. In fact, often, their jumps off the coffee table remind me of this:

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But then they go on to exhibit feats of acrobatic brilliance.  Their binkies and Bunny 500s, with their exuberant choreography, are thrilling to watch.

bunnyproof4They can be extremely cautious and timid, tiptoeing and bowing their heads as they slowly inch forward to investigate a new sight or smell. Yet there are times of sheer audacity when they balance precariously on an unstable stack of boxes or the back of the couch.

Sometimes they make their presence known with thunderous gnawing on their cardboard castles and wooden toys, uncannily timing it for when you’re in the middle of an important phone call.

And yet, they have their moments of ninja-like skill. You go to toss something in the trash can and realize your rabbits are flopped by your feet.  How long have they been there? you wonder. Minutes? Hours?

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Contrasts like these are well-known to bunny people, and they’re a large part of why we love them!

The Expressive Bunny

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Faces of a rabbit

For anyone wondering if rabbits have personalities, here is a collage of the many faces of Cosette throughout the years.

Edward the English Lop’s Binky Adventure

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Watch an adorable video below of Edward, a rescued rabbit with large floppy ears, as he goes on an adventure. Edward was taken in by Special Bunny Rescue in 2012 when he was found in a state of starvation. Look at him go now!

Rabbit Rescue Spotlight: T.H.E. Rabbit Resource

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

T.H.E. Rabbit Resource, the New York State Chapter of the House Rabbit Society, is in dire need of your support. They recently took in a significant number of pregnant strays and rescues, and now, as you’d expect, they have a baby bunny bounty on their hands.

Some of the babies have major health issues, such as one little guy known as Renny Hillbilly James. This bunny is severely underweight and is also in need of a couple surgeries.

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If you would like to help, visit  T.H.E. Rabbit Resource’s donation page.

New Beginnings for Two Former Laboratory Rabbits

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Watch the beautiful story of Heather and Lillian who are currently living at the HRS Rabbit Center after starting their lives as lab rabbits.  These two experienced many firsts at the rescue – first loving touch, first hay, first lettuce, first flop. They are waiting to be adopted into their first (and forever) loving home.

New Edition of the House Rabbit Handbook

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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A fifth edition of the House Rabbit Handbook by Marinell Harriman, founder of the House Rabbit Society, has just been released!

The new edition includes more photos as well as recent discoveries and insights from caregivers across the continent.

If you live in the Richmond, CA area, there will be a book release party at the HRS Rabbit Center on May 11 from 1-4pm. You can meet Marinell and get your book signed!

Buy the fifth edition online at the Drollery Press website.

Heidi the Hydrotherapy Rabbit

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Heidi doing hydrotherapy

When a vet suggested Heidi, a continental giant rabbit with arthritis, should try hydrotherapy, people were skeptical. While other arthritic animals, like dogs, have taken to the water therapy with success, Heidi’s owner, Amanda Williams, was sure her rabbit would hate the pool. But when Heidi was dressed in a life jacket and placed in the heated pool, the rabbit took to it like a “duck to water” according to Williams. After her sessions, Heidi is carefully dried to avoid hypothermia.

Williams is pleased with the results. “She is certainly a lot more lively and is obviously benefiting from this treatment,” she said.

Watch a video of Heidi swimming in her buoyancy jacket at the BBC.

Bunny Children’s Books

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Two new children’s e-books by Dr. Jan S. Smith have just been released featuring an adorable house rabbit. Both are written in charming rhyme so you can read aloud to your child.

Eat Your LettuceEat Your Lettuce

Learn about living with a house rabbit as you follow Juni the Wonderbunny on her day to day activities.

Order the e-book here >

bunonrunBun on the Run!

Read about Juni’s healthy habits in this delightful sequel.

Order the e-book here >

For more Juni adventures, check out her blog, Eat Your Lettuce.

Lily the Lionhead on the Move

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Lily is a disabled bunny at the North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary. She was fitted with a cart so she can explore on wheels!

Learn more about Lily at the NTRS website >