category: my pet rabbits

Discovering the Joy of life with My Pet Rabbits.

My pet rabbits not only filled my life with work, fun, and laughter. But altered my belief that they are easy to keep, children’s pets and live alone in a garden. Why?  Because my first pet rabbit found me lacking in knowledge and totally unprepared for her arrival. But started what has turned out to be, a never ending course of keeping health, happy rabbits!

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New Pet Rabbit-How 1 Changed My Life

I had no intention of getting a new pet rabbit, but fate had other plans. I love animals and have been around dogs, cats, and horses for a substantial part of my life.  But my childhood rabbit did not work out too well. So, why would I need or want a child’s pet now? A quick trip to town April 2018 was the start of my life of leisure with a pension. But, I must admit my life had become dull with a lack of routine. I had no reason to get out of bed. So, just over one year on, at the end of June 2019,...
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Pet Rabbit-How Things Have Changed

How the fifty-seven-year gap between my first and second pet rabbit changed rabbit keeping. Improving life for my new rabbit. My first pet rabbit My first pet rabbit, a gift from my parents, arrived at our home in a cardboard box. Not being well off, my father made a rabbit house from a 3-foot (0.915m)long wooden banana crate. He obtained free of charge from a family friend. The design was a copy of one for sale in pet shops at the time. Once placed at the bottom of the garden, this tiny house would...
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Neutering Rabbits - Babe

Neutering rabbits never crossed my mind when I bought Babe or during the brief time she had been with me. She kept me too busy to think about anything more than protecting her and my garden. But that was about to change thanks to a vet. babe’s free health check Babe came with a voucher to see the vet for a health check and vaccination against myxomatosis and RHD1. Now, I never miss a freebie and have witnessed the suffering myxomatosis causes in wild rabbits. So, I booked my pet rabbit in with...
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Free Range Pet Rabbit-The Arrival of Bob

Pet Rabbits are happier pets when living as a pair, male and female. And, it was time to find free range pet rabbit Babe, a partner. She was now over six months old and was ready for the vet to make her infertile A Free Range Pet Rabbit Partner for Babe So, as I was passing the vet’s, I went in to arrange her operation. But, I needed to go through the pet shop to access the vet. Yep right past the new pet rabbits, and I could not resist having a quick peek. There were plenty of new pet rabbits...
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Bunny Rabbit Bob-The Neutering

Like Babe, bunny rabbit Bob came with a free health check and combined Myxomatosis/Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease vaccination. But unlike Babe, he would be seeing the new vet. Bunny rabbit Bob’s Health Check Now rabbit Bob had a nervous disposition and would run for cover when a sparrow flew over the garden. So, you can imagine my surprise when he put himself in the pet carrier. And once in the car sat in his travel box, looking out the window at the landscape flying past. Bob sat in the box, people...
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Dutch Rabbit-A Happy Slave to 2

Dutch rabbit Bob arrived and settled in during the autumn months. But as the days shortened, so did Babe and Bob’s time in the garden. I was shutting the door at dusk, and they were not happy rabbits spending more time in the house. A Dutch Rabbit tantrum So, they vented their frustration on my curtains but gave up when they did not get the desired reaction. Finally, the slave had put his foot down and was not about to give in. My Dutch rabbits and I settled into a winter routine, with my spare...