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Old 12-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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Thank you! When we had them, I didn't have as much of a reaction. However I'm not convinced any of us are actually allergic to the hay. At the time it seemed the only explaination, but now that we've moved to our new home is when all of our allergy troubles have completely stopped. The home was over 100 years old, and I think there may have been mold or dust causing the allergies. It was my mom who was convinced it was the guinea pigs, because when we visited friends for a few days our symptoms went away. But I talked to her about it, and she agrees it most likely wasn't them (or completely them anyway) because we continued to have reactions even after they were gone.

But anyway, I really appreciate all the info! I have no clue how long it'll be until I can get one, but I'm hoping sooner rather than later! Lol! A week or so ago we played with some baby mini lop rabbits and I've been swooning over them since, lol!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:29 PM
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I know it's like $200 to get a female spayed, here.

I used to have a bunny... he lived forever Except when I can really remember him, is when he was quite old and grumpy XD We took him out on a leash and stuff often, and he had the kitchen to hop around (he had the whole house, then we got Rosey)
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:58 PM
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Okay, thanks! I'll have to call my vet. I'm not even sure if they do rabbits there. If not I'll have to call around.

Aww, lol! Yeah I've always wanted to have a little rabbit harness and leash. XD We have a fence now though, so I could let it hop around outside (while supervised) w/out a leash.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:09 PM
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You have to be careful with harnesses, if a rabbit gets frightened whilst wearing one, they can bolt and break their necks/backs/legs etc. I'm not saying it happens often, but it has happened a few times on the rabbit forum that I use, and more than once is enough for me not to use them.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:16 PM
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Wow I never knew that, how sad! Does it make a difference what kind of harness it is? Like would a padded puppia type harness be safer?
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:38 PM
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Wow I never knew that, how sad! Does it make a difference what kind of harness it is? Like would a padded puppia type harness be safer?
Well it really depends on the rabbits. I have used harnesses on my girls in the past and had no problems, but some people have, and now I just don't tend to use them (I still have them).

There's also a risk if they are indoor rabbits, going out can be such a temp change for them they can go into shock. That's not a problem though unless you have them out for ages.

I used this type...

Islay &amp; Jura on their harnesses by Niseag, on Flickr
no problems with it.

I imagine a mesh or vest type would be safer, like this...
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=rab...1t:429,r:6,s:0
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:38 PM
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Is there any breeds in particular you like?
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:42 PM
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Thank you for all the info! Omg your bunny harnesses are ADORABLE! Just something about a bunny on a leash...lol!

I really want a mini lop, that's what I had growing up as my first rabbit. We've also had Netherland Dwarfs which I wouldn't mind owning again. Those are my two favorites. I've never had a Lionhead but I think they are PRECIOUS and would love one. I don't want anything too big because it'll be an indoor rabbit, and I need to have space in my bedroom for the cage, lol.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:29 PM
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Yah our harness was totally not that fancy It was OOOOOLD school.

Pepper was a badass. There was no worry of him getting frightened by ANYTHING.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:10 PM
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Just thought I'd let you guys know that my dad had a hold on Netherland dwarf bunny from a show breeder!!! He decided to pass on it though, when he found out he could get us an iphone. *cry* I love my iphone, but I wanted a bunny so badly, lol! Oh well, the fact that he did that, makes me happy because now, once I have the money, I'm hoping it'll be easier to convince him to let me get one.
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