Saturday, October 03, 2009

Bunupdate


When I was first considering adding a third rabbit to the mix my greatest fear was that somehow Sydney would be left out with a broken heart. She has not yet really chose to bond with me, and if Tyler left her for another bun, certainly I, for one would not be able to hold back the tears. However, the Spots remain tight, napping, eating and rampaging through Amelia's quarters like marauding bandits. What else can one expect from masked bunnies?

Here the Spots share their passion for hay tubes. These are an in-house item made by stuffing toilet paper tubes with Timothy hay. You can buy a similar item for very much more money if you so desire. Hay in a tube always seems to be be a more exciting form of hay then an au naturale presentation. A close examination of the photo reveals Amelia peaking out of the valley formed by Sydney and Tyler's backs.

An activity that Tyler and Amelia share is going outside. Although Sydney very ocassionally will barely, bravely, venture out, the other two exhibit no qualms when it comes to the greater outdoors. The above picture shows Amelia in one of several attempts to get Tyler to groom her, it is a bit hard to see but she is in the "mandolin" pose and he has just turned away having been closer.
Less than a minute later Amelia is still asking, but Tyler has decided he must impress her by showing how tall he is, maybe next time he asks her for a groom, she will comply.

This morning I stepped out to check on the rabbits and found Amelia asking for dominance grooming, while Tyler was more concerned with the freshly served orchard hay.

Her patience, persistence and positioning paid off and Amelia got a little ear lick from Tyler, not much, mind you, just a little taste.

13 comments:

mum of critters said...

How awesome that it's working so well! Good times!

PJ said...

I think I speak for all of us when I say that watching this interweaving of hearts is wonderful to be a part of. Thank you for sharing something so lovely and touching (even if there are tussles here and there - which only serve to heighten the drama).

bunnygirl said...

I love the bunny bonding updates. I'm glad Sydney isn't getting left out. Cadbury says spots should stick together.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Men are brave, Women - the other name for patience.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh its so wonderful to see them all getting closer and so erassuring that Tyler and Sydney still are so close.

We used to make hay tubes for Anya too, she loved them!

Christina said...

And so it begins. Tyler caved. Good boy!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I know, I know .... damned thoughtless males.


(Bunns having Funns!)

M.Kate said...

You...are .....making..........me.........wanting.........to ...to........get ..........some...........buns!!!!

aw..love that pic of Tyler licking Amelia..well, good start there :P

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Yeah Amelia finally got a little kiss from Tyler! Too cute. So glad they are all doing ok.
bunny hugs,
shell

Cara said...

I think that if Sydney had been "left out," whe would have bonded to you in place of Tyler. It would have been slow, planned and schemed to look as if it were her idea instead of second choice. Your responsibilities would have increased by leaps and bounds.

Hay tubes....been there, done that.... Silver does not do hay tubels.

RoadBunner said...

Oh, it looks like things are going SO well for everybun!! I am so happy for all of you!! Tyler must be loving being the man of the house!

Annette F. Tait said...

ear licks are good!!
and mountain observers are planners more than do'ers I believe!

Lisa said...

MMMMM Ear licks. Victory is Amelia's!

Sydney will come around, and love Amelia as she loves Tyler. Patience is golden with buns, and Sydney seems much more shy than Tyler.

All the best.