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Old 04-01-2012, 10:59 PM
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My sister and I each had a male rabbit growing up. They had separate cages in the garage, but played together frequently. They were really fun, cuddly pets. I taught them to go through a cardboard maze for a science project one year in elementary school.

With Elsie, though, I'd never be able to have them now, as much as I'd like to.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:01 PM
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I would love to have a bunny again (Pepper was a mini rex and was awesome), but they are really not a good match with ferrets The rabbits can just smell the ferret and can kill itself stressing out.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:07 AM
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My brother has a rabbit and since the rabbit lives at home with him I get lots of interaction with her. Bun's is a lion head cross mini rex I believe, and she is the biggest Beotch ever! She grunts at you and thumps her foot at you, especially if she gets out of her pen and runs into your room and goes under your bed.

She gets very, VERY grumpy if you don't feed her on time and she attacks dogs, unless its Casey she loves Casey for whatever reason.

But she can be very sweet. She does get excited when you walk by her cage. She follows you around the house when she gets full access to it.

In the summer she mostly stays outside in a round pen during the day and goes inside during the night. She loves to dig so in the summer she digs these huge tunnels and hides in the during the high heat of the day. Then she covers them back up and starts from scratch again.

We also have a cat tunnel for her that she just loves and spends most of her time in when inside. I should add at my place she gets full access to out front entry/hallway, which is quite large.

I should add that I would never, ever own a rabbit for myself. To me they just don't make good pets.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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So I've been looking at show rabbit breeder sites and most of the pics seem to have the people holding the rabbit's head....why is that?

Example: http://www.rusticrunrabbitry.com/ind...?page=for-sale
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:00 PM
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Shows the body shape and keeps the rabbit in position while they take the picture. "stacked" with eyes covered to hold
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:05 PM
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There seems to be a large variety in sizes when it comes to rabbit hutches/cages. How much space is needed per rabbit? Also, if I show, do the rabbits need to be kept intact?
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:14 PM
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I would love a Flemish Giant someday when I have a yard!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:15 PM
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Shows the body shape and keeps the rabbit in position while they take the picture. "stacked" with eyes covered to hold
^^ spot on. You can train rabbits to hold that pose but it takes time.

Cage size depends on who you talk to. Most commercial breeders/show breeders use fairly small cages - usually for most non full arch or semi arch breeds 2/3rds to 1 sq foot per lb of rabbit. So a 4lb mini rex/holland lop is usually in a 2x2' cage with a 1/2 x 1 inch wire floor. The house rabbit society would encourage as much space as you can with solid floors.

If you plan to show them ARBA yes they have to be intact - they also would need an ear tattoo. You won't need a pedigree to show ARBA.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:23 AM
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I would love a Flemish Giant someday when I have a yard!
A friend of mine from high school has one - he's awesome! Just hops around the house all the time, uses a litterbox, and is super chill about EVERYTHING.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:43 AM
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Just out of curiosity, I want to see what a person's arms look like when they're holding a Flemish Giant and it kicks. (not to imply that owning a Flemish Giant wouldn't be awesome but even the little ones can break the skin with their claws).
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