This podcast was actually recorded last year, so I’ll be doing an update on Bart and Sadie soon. They’re doing great! Happily we all were wrong about how big they’d be and it looks like they’ll stay under 50 lbs. A much more easily managed size when there are 2 of them! Here’s what Bart & Sadie looked like at New Years.
(courtesy Margaret Duclos who takes amazing pics of her dogs, including the gorgeous Royal)
Today’s post is in honor of the little girl bunny pictured above who recently showed up in a friend’s garden. After several days, they were able to trap her and, though they put out ads for her, her owners haven’t claimed her. I wonder if she was someone’s Easter bunny who got dumped. Boo! She’s has a wonderful home now though—Margaret has already started clicker-training her. Yea!
It’s really important to provide your rabbits with physical and mental stimulation. They like to explore & play and providing toys is a great way to keep them occupied & happy. It gives your bunny appropriate outlets for chewing, digging, shredding, etc. and helps prevent destructive behavior.
Check out this totally kickass post on making your own rabbit toys! There are a bazillion ideas for entertaining & safe toys for your bunnies—most DIY and low-cost. (Note: it looks like the links to Amazon are affiliate links, but the author did put a lot of effort into gathering good info.)
Rabbits and children aren’t usually a good combination, but bunnies can be great house pets for families with teens or for adults. Episode 111: Rethinking The Easter Rabbit covers reasons to rethink getting rabbits for children this Easter, plus suggestions & resources for having a happy house rabbit if you have the right type of household for these sensitive animals.