Friday, September 11, 2009

Bunny Up Dates

Tyler in a bulb pot, he likes to go out but is still not completely
comfortable with the sky being so big and all....

Last night the gate stayed down until sometime in the very early morning when I got up briefly to replace it and put Amelia's pellet bowl down. One of the issues here being that the Spots, being "mature" rabbits shouldn't eat alfalfa pellets and hay and certainly shouldn't have the unlimited amounts a growing bun like Amelia gets. I usually herd Sydney, she is usually the last Spot in Amelia's room, out when I go to bed, but last night she would not go. She was stubborn and evasive, even when I told her her brother was waiting for her. Rather than ramp up the herding to where it would be upsetting, I let her stay.

The Spots feeling pretty good about all this, especially Tyler
who thinks he owns the world at this moment.

Meanwhile, unconcerned, Amelia naps ZZZZZZZZZZZ

There were NO audible fights or chasings during the night; another small bonding victory. Amelia is still not "allowed" out of her room. Last night she ventured a bit further, almost to the doorway out of the kitchen when suddenly there was a great scrambling and running as she returned to her sanctuary, and Spots thumped away in the next room. Maybe they all startled each other, funneh bunnehs.

Girl Buns chillin'

Overall there is still some chasing, but feelings don't seem to be hurt by this, and there has only been one fur incident (Sydney was caught with a mouthful). The Spots play and relax in Amelia's room in the morning and evenings and nap elsewhere in the afternoon. There is less marking both in the room and at the door. I hope this will completely disappear in time.......

And, yes, Amelia has made it up onto the chair. Here you can see how her marking are changing a bit, either from maturity or for winter. Her nose is darker, her back feet almost totally white, front feet darker and ears almost all silver with a darker band at the base.




13 comments:

PJ said...

This is a very nice edition of the Bungazette, very well written and most excellently photographed. Also, I think you can start shipping the pot-o-buns out for Christmas, just in time for a spring flowering. Should be a real hit.

bunnygirl said...

Great update pics! I just love bunnies in pots. And I think Cadbury would like to have a chat with Amelia and share some chair-hogging tips.

Christina said...

Just lovely. What a bunch of sillies. I love reading their updates and seeing their progress.

Fez and the Gang said...

Pretty girl! In our house, Fez and Abbey wouldn't tolerate Norbert while he lived in a seperate room... then one day I got fed up and put them all in a pen together and let them work it out... was about 20 minutes of huffing and puffing and now they all love each other :)

How old is Amelia?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

PJ-yes, and they come with their own fertilizing system.
BG-Maybe they can have a tele-bunferance on that all important topic.
C-happy to entertain you, thanks for your Email support :~)
FATG-Amelia is about 7 or so months, if you scroll do you can read about her murky past. I thinking of taking them all to the Rabbit Haven adoption show and using their bonding pen.........

Annette F. Tait said...

things are looking good Diana!

Tyler is right - the sky is definitely a big place.

and Sydney had a 'mouthful of fur' - I know exactly what it looks like!
the small power struggles of buns!

DKM said...

I love it when buns try to fit in small spaces.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I believe the bonding process is going quite well. They are all so precious! The "spots" (cracks me up) look so much like my Sugar Bunny.
Glad to be following you and the fuzzy ones.
bunny hugs,
shell

Junkstylediva said...

They are so adorable! Inge

M.Kate said...

What a victory..no fur flying is just good!! Tyler does look a bit wary of the big blue sky..but if he is anything like my ex rabbits, once he starts roaming outside..he may not come back anymore. Nose bumps to all bunnies..you included :P

tlc illustration said...

I love Amelia's dark little front feet. And carrot-wedge of a dark nose...

Friend of the Animals said...

What a wonderful little area they have. Don't they eat the (looks like straw) mats? What lucky buns!

RoadBunner said...

I am really glad things are going well! I can't get over what a beautiful bun Amelia is!!