Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wow! Lots more friends on Blogger!

We are excited because we are gaining friends on Blogger!  Have a look at them on right menu.  Thanks everyone for joining us.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We love rabbits!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Postie bunny found tonight

Postie and Stamp were dumped in the
Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary roadside mailbox.
The both found wonderful homes.
We had a very upset owner ring today asking for advice as "Postie" their adopted pet rabbit from the Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary had gone missing.  Noone knew how or where Postie got out but was nowhere to be seen.

The good news is that Postie turned up in a cupboard in the house where he had somehow managed to lodge and couldn't get out.  The owners heard him scratching and found him to their great delight.  He would be one over-cuddled bunny tonight for sure!!!

Postie was one of two bunnies dumped in our roadside mailbox in a birdcage that had been scrunched up to fit into it.

Friday, August 10, 2012

New home for Talia bunny

Latest report is little Talia is settling in well and venturing into the lounge room to see Andrew and Kelly. We knew they were just the ever so right family for this sweet bunny.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rabbit Communication | Rabbit Behaviour | Rabbit Talk (Snatter)

Rabbit Behaviour 

How rabbits communicate...

Rabbits can talk! Well, they talk in their own way, not how we humans talk!  Humans can however learn rabbit talk!

Rabbits talk mainly by 'signalling'.  Signalling involves body movement mainly however rabbits do make noises mainly when they are in pain. 

Some rabbit talk via signalling which we will refer to as 'snatter' (rabbit 'chatter')
* Running up to you = looking for favourite food (reward them with a healthy titbit)
* Running up and down a cage = wanting food or water or just plain wanting out of the cage
* Sitting up on haunches with alert look = feeling some danger in the air 
* Sitting up on haunches cleaning face = very contented and happy
* Head down facing another rabbit = being submissive 
* Jumping and twisting in air called a 'Binky' = energetic and happy
* Rolling and laying on side = relaxed and contented with no fear
* Sitting with feet under body and underneath something = hiding in a tunnel underground 
* Lunging at your hand = territorial behaviour often caused by being locked up in a cage

There are many more ways that rabbits 'snatter' and we advise you to observe and note down all the ways your rabbit tries to communicate with you.

Rabbit exercise

It sure is cruel to lock a pet rabbit in a cage or hutch. Pet rabbits need the same exercise in their life as a wild rabbit would get.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Carrot the rabbit

Cute little Carrot will come home from vet hospital Friday.  She is very very cute and so friendly and curious. After a week or two she will be ready to be adopted by a loving family.  She would make a great house rabbit because she is meticulous in using her litter tray. Dear little Carrot:)

Rabbit microchip

We are now microchipping female rabbits when they go in for desexing.  The don't feel any pain as they are 'under'.  The microchip will enable us to identify them.