Sunday, 26 June 2016

If You Chomp Them, They Will Drop Them

"You SAY you're out of treats, but something tells me a quick nip and frisk will prove otherwise..."

Saturday, 25 June 2016

White In Flight

Last weekend Amy asked me to take some photos of Denver and Thea, ideally to get a nice one of the two of them together for promoting available pairs during Rabbit Awareness Week. I thought I'd let them outside into one of our grass areas for some good shots of them nomming grass together, but of course they had other ideas...

"Binky Town, population: Me!"

"Oh yeah!"

"Woo hoo!"


Friday, 24 June 2016

Run, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

It's a tough and tiring life, chasing volunteers around begging for food...

... all the time...

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Downside

"You introduced me to him, you let him lick my ear and made me fall in love with him... You didn't tell me he snores!"

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Mission: Successful

Sometimes being naughty gets its rewards. Little Naruto decided he didn't want to stay in his hutch while it was being cleaned out and made a break for it. With the clean carriers tied up by the vet run, out on the grass he went.

"Ooh! Nomnomnomnom."

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Jackie Ran

With the exception of Pea, Pod and Cosmos, one large problem that we have with our wild rabbits is the fact that they hide away all day and it is hard to tell how much they eat or how much they venture out at all. When Aragon and Jackie had a stint in a Rabbitopia, she spent most of her time hiding at the very top out of sight. After the death of Minty and relocation of her widower Eccles, a unit with a grass area became available and I thought they might be interested in trying it.

Aragon surprised me and ventured around with great happiness at the first opportunity. Jackie surprised me more, as I never expected to see her as I never did with Minty. From the looks of things, she didn't expect to see me either.

It was nice however that being caught in the act didn't put her off on this occasion, despite several mad dashes back into her house. I'm glad she got some time out on the grass, just as a wild rabbit should. I even caught her doing a little binky.

"But what does that woman even want?!"
"Oh, don't mind her, you get used to the nuisance eventually..."

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Grumpypants Diet

There are various rabbits at the rescue who have revised diets, from Bailey B who is not allowed sugary carrots, to Angel who isn't allowed vegetables at all, to Romeo who is practically not allowed anything in case it makes him seriously unwell.

One rabbit who has reluctantly been forced into a new morning nibble arrangement is Mutley, who has had to endure several expensive bladder procedures for accumulating sludge. Not only is he now receiving low calcium bottled water but there is a list of low calcium vegetables that he is allowed to eat. The downside of this is that most of those vegetables are received with some disdain.

"I'll get off my box and start eating my breakfast when you go back to that wheelbarrow and get something that I consider proper breakfast!"