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I just got another batch in of adorable rabbit photos, this time featuring Dimmy, a 1-year-old Dutch rabbit and his cat companions. Here’s 1 photo of Dimmy in a dollhouse to give you a taste. I also included a closeup of him. View all the rabbit photos >
Here are some photos of the bunnies lounging today. Both have funny places where they like to sleep. For example, when they are not under the coffee table, Coco will lie down on a plastic pet food tray, and Cosette will rest near the elliptical trainer, sometimes under the pedal.
Cosette snoozing by the elliptical.
Coco with feet resting on the baseboard and head on plastic mat.
Coco arising, suspicious of the camera.
Coco still concerned.
Coco decides all is well.
The House Rabbit Society and Petfinder.com have teamed up to designate February as Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month!
According to Director of the Richmond House Rabbit Society Mary Cotter, “Promoting adoption and educating potential adopters early in the year helps to prevent the impulse purchase of bunnies a month or two later at Easter time. This, in turn, will reduce the number of rabbits relinquished to shelters.”
So, if you’re thinking about bringing a new pet into your home, you can read all about rabbit care and behavior at the My House Rabbit website, and you can read our article on the Benefits of Adopting a Rabbit.
We also have a good list of rabbit rescues and shelters on our Rabbit Resource Page.
17 lop-eared Angora rabbits were found wandering around near highway 91 in Ivins, Utah. Their fur was matted and their ears were damaged. The rabbits were rounded up and brought to the local animal shelter.
Cheryl Rosenthal of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) writes about the many rabbits abandoned outside. Many people, laden with misconceptions about rabbits, let their unwanted bunny loose, assuming they will be able to fend for themselves. Unfortunately, domestic rabbits lack the necessary survival skills in the wild. Rosenthal writes, “Unless they are rescued by a Good Samaritan and brought to the animal shelter many of these submissive animals suffer miserably and die.”
Good news for all the rabbit owners living in northern Wales. Daleside Vets in Pandy is offering free dental checkups for rabbits during National Rabbit Week (January 21-27). Many rabbits, when not fed enough hay or given enough wood/cardboard to chew, suffer from elongated teeth. As rabbits’ teeth grow continuously throughout their lives, it is imperative they wear them down daily. Otherwise, teeth grow long and curl into the back of their mouths, inhibiting their intake of food.
For a full list of vets offering free dental checks in the UK, visit this link: http://www.nationalrabbitweek.co.uk/rescue/index.php?page=map&type=vet
This is very true for Cosette.
I will say that I grossly overestimated her weight for her profile. She’s very strong- forcefully nudging me, digging on my back, lifting the puppy pen (which now has 12 pound weights keeping it down), so I assumed she was a lot heavier than she was. But actually according to the last visit to the vet’s, she’s only 4.7 pounds. (Sorry Cos!)
Scout leaders in England discovered an abandoned pet rabbit in the scout hut yard on December 28. A note had been stuffed in the gate dated December 25. It read: “I’m not wanted any more, please look after me.” This tale has a happy ending however. Andrea Bisacre, the sister of one of the scout leaders, fell in love with the rabbit, adopted her, and named her Alice.
The Humane Society of the United States has discovered that major retailers are selling clothes mislabeled as having faux fur. In fact, laboratory examination showed that the fur was actually real. Many jackets were lined with fur from rabbits, raccoons, and raccoon dogs (a type of dog bred in China whose fur resembles that of a raccoon).
The list of retailers included Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, Yoox, and Bloomingdales. Offending designers included Burberry, Andrew Marc, Adam+Eve, Ramosport, Aqua, Marc New York, and Preston & York.
For more information: http://hsus.org/furfree/news/holiday_shoppers_real_fur_as_faux_122007.html
(Thanks Jen for alerting me to this!)