Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pet of the Week: Baby Bunny, the Funniest Bunny on the Irish Country-side!

Meet Baby Bunny, fellow bunny companion animal to EtsyVeg Member, JFIllustrations.

 Pet's name, birthday, sex, breed(s)?
Baby Bunny ("Argos"), April 2007, Female, Mix

Where/how did you come up with their name? 
Her original name is Argos - it's the name of a local store where you can shop out of a catalog. When we first moved out to the Irish country-side we thought this store was the best thing since sliced bread, hehe,but since then, she has become just our Baby Bunny :)

 What's the most important/special thing your pet adds to your life?She makes life more joyful. She gives us so much happiness. One look at her and our hearts melt!

 What are his/her favorite toys, foods, snacks, activities?
Bunny loves to chew our walls, hah! Other than that she enjoys apple and pear. She loves to nibble on toilet rolls too. She enjoys laying on our couch and tries to sneak onto our bed any chance she gets!

 What are some things you enjoy doing with your pet?
Sharing our afternoon fruit snack with her and snuggle when she jumps on our laps and lays on our chest.

 Do you take them to parks and/or for visits with other people? How does your family like him/her?
Although she is trained to walk on a leash, it's actually really unsafe to take her out because all our beighbors leave their dogs and cats out all day. However, she melts the heart of everyone that comes over for a visit and she even has a bunny-sitter for those days we have to be out of town. She really loves her sitter.

  Any special tricks or habits?
Standing on her hind legs to beg us for apple...

 Do you spoil your pet?
YES! She's the most spoiled house rabbit you will ever meet :)

 Go on vacations with your pet?
We would if we could, but we're not allowed to take her out of the country due to rabies (there isn't any in Ireland and they are trying to keep it that way!)

 How does your pet like going to the vet?
Hates, hates, hates it. 

 Do they *know* when it's time to see the vet & hide?
She soon as we take her carry crate out, she bolts..haha

Anything else you would like to add?
Rabbits are extremely intelligent, social, and loving animals. Each bunny is an individual. They are not a good companion for kids as they can get very nervous just from a loud noise or if you make a sudden move. They don't do well at being chased either since in nature, they are prey animals. Rabbits are, after cats and dogs, the most abandoned and in need of a home, so please adopt but know what you are getting yourself into before you do. Rabbits should not be kept in cages or outdoors in small hutches. They need room to run around and express themselves. Baby bunny would not be who she is if she had been kept confined.We have an incredible bond with her and it's because she really is part of our family. We tell everyone she is our first child :)


Scrappy Rat said...

How cool to have a house rabbit featured...and such a cute one!

VeggieAmanda said...

What a sweet picture! Such an adorable rabbit! :-)

Lucy - Lunique Jewellery said...

So pleased to meet Baby Bunny!! I've always wondered about a house rabbit- are they easy to house-train? There are always loads at our local animal rescue :-(

She is gorgeous!

Heather said...

So cuddly!! Wish I had a rabbit. We talk about this a lot now. When we no longer have dogs, I think we will get into rabbit rescue.

FireHorse3 said...

Ahh! So sweet. Lovely to hear what a great life Baby Bunny has. :)

heydesigns said...

your bunny is super cute! thanks for sharing :)

SilentLotus Creations said...

Awwww! Beautiful bun! Thanks for sharing her with us!

JFIllustrations said...

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!! :)

@ Lucy - Baby bunny took about 2 weeks to be litter trained. She's still really great about it. Her "brother" (interview coming soon!), however, was a bit harder to train and still has accidents every once in a while, so it really depends on the rabbit. I have read that it has to do with scent marking also since she is the dominant one, he tries to assert himself by marking his area, but it's not a big deal to us. They are almost complete opposites!! Older rabbits at the shelter may already be trained...if not, the house rabbit society has great tips on the how's and whats.

palafoxstudio23 said...

completely adorable bunny!! thanks for sharing your sweet house bunny. : )