Lovely, they have such a beautiful place to have a run around In so natural for them. its so nice to see, most rabbits now days just have a 2ft run or actually don't get to come out their hutch at all. I miss my rabbit so much I had a dwarf lop, Tilly we had her 6 years but sadly died last year
It really is sad When we're there, they can have full run of the garden, but when I'm not able to watch, or the dogs are out, they do have a 7ft run just to contain them. I see so many houses with tiny tiny runs and they can't even move in them.
Sorry you lost Tilly do you ever think about getting another bunny?
I would love another but I still live at my mums at the moment till I finish uni but will deffo get one once I have my own nice house and garden
Me too I always had rabbits as a child and my dad would build massive hutches for them and as soon as I got up in the morning the doors would be opened so they could spend the day pottering around the back garden Once it started to get towards dusk I would lock the hutches up in case of foxes but other than night-time my two, Hazel & Blondie, had free rein to dig and run and mooch about all day long in whatever weather. Hazel was especially tame and would come indoors and lie in front of the fire with our dog Lady and cat Jasper Folk often didn't realise she was a rabbit until she sat up and started washing her ears They just assumed we had two cats and one dog....their faces were a picture!!!
Hopefully one day we'll move somewhere with a garden so I can have some bunnies again.....and guinea pigs I miss having the little furries
Yeah I always had bunnies growning up. Dad made a big cage out of the bottom half of my nan's old wall unit and fenced off part of the garden so they would have freedom from 8am till dark. They were also safe from cats as we had a walled garden and a west highland terrier who hated cats but loved the rabbits.
When I got married and we had our first house and garden in the sticks, hubby made me a huge walk in pen (fox proof) and dad made me a wonderful three room hutch that didn't have a door but had a maze like design so wind and cold couldn't get in to the sleeping apartment and my dwarf lop rabbbits had free run 24 hours a day and then when we were there they could have free run of the garden too. One of my lop rabbits (bestest funny bunny ever) would actually put himself to bed when it started to get dark. I would then just have to go in for a cuddle and lock the pen door.
I miss having rabbits but have not brought myself to get any more after the sad lose of my last one, he was so special and one of a kind.
Which is why I enjoy your bunny photos so much SarahHound
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Rabbits ARE such lovely animals and it just breaks my heart that folk treat them so badly and keep them locked up all the time. If they just let them BE rabbits and have freedom to explore and play they'd realise they have such huge personalities
I once took a baby lop home from the horrible pet shop I worked in. He had a twisted neck so kind-of looked up rather than forwards But apart from this little crick he was a perfectly healthy young bunny I called him Merrick (don't ask! ) and he lived in my house for a few months until my niece took him as they had moved into a council house with a big garden and my dad built a giant hutch for him He was such a character when he was with me though and would lie in front of the fire with the cats and jump up onto the sofa and lie next to me I would have quite happily kept him but I lived in a first-floor flat with just a tiny balcony and felt he would be happier with Rachel and the run of her big garden Despite his dodgy neck he lived to be 9 years old
Awwwww Beautiful Bunnies!!!!!! Stunning photos too
I always smile when I see Netherland Dwarfs (or is he/she a Polish?) as they always remind me of Horny Horace When I worked in the pet shop in the Metro Centre we had a window display in the big front window of deep shavings, various toys and a few of our small rabbits and guinea pigs. Normally they would just potter about doing their own thing but one day our stupid manageress put one of the Netherland Dwarfs in after selling two guinea pigs. Well, this wee bunny may have been just a little fella but he was a sex maniac!!!!! He would mount anything and everything that came close...even the guinea pigs weren't safe from his amorous intentions I WAS annoyed at our clueless manageress (she wasn't an animal person at all!!) but WAS laughing inside at the faces of the mothers outside the window as Horny Horace raped and pillaged his way through the display and the wee little kids were goggle eyed and full of questions I shouldn't laugh but even now, 17 years later, it STILL makes me giggle to remember the kids asking ''What's he doing to the other bunnies Mummy?'' and their red-faced mothers having to attempt to avoid explaining the facts of life The fathers, needless to say, thought it was HILARIOUS!!! Horny Horace was removed as soon as I saw him (I'd been on my lunch when he was put in) and no damage was done *phew*.....or at least we didn't have any irate people ringing us up a few weeks later to tell us their rabbit had produced babies