Luna was one of 103 seized after being raised for meat in terrible conditions.
Luna is a sweet and playful bunny looking for her forever home! She is very friendly and it doesn’t take much for her to come out of her shell. Food is definitely the way to win her over, as soon as she hears her food and hay bags being touched, she will perk right up and hop on over with excitement! She loves her pellets and hay, and especially enjoy a few Martin’s Banana Muffin treats every day. She is very curious and loves to explore. Right now she is spending a majority of her time in her pen as she settles into this new environment. She has a couple hours of free time each day and it is filled with binkies and bunny 500’s. Once she tires out she will lounge right near you and enjoy a good neck and back rub. She is great with kids and enjoy “playing” legos with the 2 year old in her foster home. She is doing great with being litter trained and will be 100% once she is spayed. She is Novas sister.
Male/Female | Californian | September 2014
These bunnies came to us after a cruelty investigation. They were bonded but had to be separated upon arrival at the shelter they were at as neither were altered. Mufasa is a bit timid until he gets to know you, but Bijous has blossomed and become a very outgoing and confident bunny. Mufasa is slower to trust new people and things (it took him 5 days to try a new water bowl set beside his “favorite water bowl”. Once he gets to know you though, he bows his head to ask for pets and gives nose bumps. They both love to be pet, but not picked up.
They both came in with mild urine scald and were treated with revolution for fleas and antibiotics for URI. They have both recovered fully.
Mufasa was also quite overweight when he came in (they were fed only pellets in their first life) and he has started to slim down slowly. They each have great appetites for hay, Martin’s timothy pellets and veggies (especially dill for Mufasa).
The shelter has taken great care of them, we are so thankful for them! But they have a hard time housing larger bunnies and are very full…so that is why they came to RR. Now that they are with us, they are going to e slowly rebounded to each other. It must have been heartbreaking to be separated (although the shelter had no choice) and we hope that they will be happy together again after all they have been through!
Female | New Zealand | Arrived December 2014
Update December 2016
These two sisters were born at a shelter, along with their other siblings. They were adopted out as babies but were returned when they grew to be bigger than their adoptive family expected. While they are large in breed, they are also large in heart. They keep their foster family smiling and laughing. They are healthy, funny, curious, warm, and friendly. They enjoy routine and especially like being talked to. At dinner time they do wonderful binkies, getting so excited that they often crawl all over each other. Dancer is timid and thoughtful, while Prancer is brave and bouncy. Together they make a beautiful pair.
Prancer and Dancer originally came into a shelter as part of an unwanted litter….they were adopted out as little snowballs and came back a few months later to the shelter because they “got too big”. We are seeking an urgent foster (or adoptive) home for them as they do not have much room at their current shelter, and don’t have appropriate room to get exercise – the shelter is also getting very full. All of their other siblings were adopted out over 5 months ago…and these poor girls have been left waiting and waiting…..
These pretty ladies love each other to bits and are looking for a calm home that will dote on them. They eagerly come to the open door for head pets and to nuzzle you for veggies or treats or anything! Prancer is braver and her more timid sister Dancer follows her lead. They are large rabbits and – like most bunnies – do not like to be picked up. Give them all their loving with all four paws on the floor and they’ll be happy as clams. They go into a cat carrier quite easily (for a bit of food!) to be moved around. They also need to have their nails clipped with all paws on the floor.
They are just so affectionate and lovable! They also got gold star stickers on their health exam. Please consider adopting a pair. Pairs are always difficult to adopt out, despite them being some of the loveliest rabbits and easier to look after!
Female | Californian | Arrived January 2015
Stella Star a 1 year and 9 month old bunny (in June 2015) who came to a local clinic with a dislocated hip. Her original owner was overwhelmed and has decide to surrender her to the shelter. She is dominant but in the right hands can be very sweet, and their staff has had no trouble handling her but the owner did voice some concerns that she was aggressive with her. She weighed in at 4.5 kg. She has had surgery at the clinic to fix her hip and thanks to the excellent vet and staff, has recovered very well!
Now in a foster home, Stella is doing terrific! She is very friendly and quickly takes to new people. Such a happy girl to be out of her pen and exploring. When she is done exploring you can find her playing with her toys, digging into a box of old paper or pushing her little ball around. Or just having the freedom to claim a spot under the bed to lounge and nap.
Stella is a very affectionate rabbit who loves to be pet. After a hard day of showing off just how cute she is she will reward you with a big bunny flop to show you how happy she is now. Stella is waiting for her forever home and would likely do well in a home with other pets like a bunny friend or as a single rabbit where she can soak up all the attention. An easy going girl that will win you over fast.
Female | Lionhead | Arrived November 14, 2014
Winnie came to a shelter as a stray. She was dirty, very thin and not eating well. She looked lethargic and depressed so a volunteer took her home immediately. She appeared to be young. This poor girl was cleaned up, it took a lot of patience but got her eating again and eventually she began to gain back her strength. She started eating greens and hay and eventually started nibbling on pellets.
She was handled a lot and is so sweet and gentle. She started putting weight on and feeling better – her spunky little personality started to emerge. Miss W has lovely soft white fur with a lion mane around her head. She has pink eyes that almost turn into lavender in the right light.
Now she loves rumbling around under her blanket and racing around the room. Winnie seems interested in other bunnies so may make a good mate someday. She is currently living in a big cage and growls when her foster mom reaches in over her head to fill up her pellet bowl but it is all talk.
She gets cuddles and kisses from her foster mom and eagerly waiting for her in the morning. She loves all types of greens, baby carrots, dried pineapple and Martin’s Apple or Banana treats. Winnie will take all of her treats from her foster moms hand. She is eating her pellets well now but she can still be fussy about them. She loves her hay and greens and continues to do well. She is litter box trained and loves a large litter box filled with hay to snuggle into. Her spay on Dec. 17th 2014 went very well and she recovered from it quickly.
Contact us today if you think she’s right for you!
Female | Lionhead | Arrived June 2015
Unfortunately little Lucy has had a hard start. She was an owner surrender, then adopted out to bond, unfortunately that bond didn’t work out so she was returned.
Lucy is a big, beautiful sweetheart. She is very friendly and does well both free range and inside her enclosure, although she prefers to be out. When she is out, like most buns, she loves wires, so bun-proofing with this princess is a must. She does not like going on hard floors, but happily runs and binkys on the carpet. She loves to race around and will binky up a storm to show you how happy she is. Miss Lucy gets along famously with her foster mom’s two cats. She also has perfect litter habits and is a very clean bun.
Jacks was originally found outside in December 2013 and brought to rabbit rescue where we had him neutered. He was relatively young at the time. He quickly took to litter training and having people around. He has never bitten anyone. He refuses to be picked up, but will hop into a carrier with minimal fuss. He will chew loose cords if left within reach, but with a little bunny proofing, he is a great free-run rabbit. He is good with his litter box and appreciates when it is kept clean. He is used to wood pellet litter.
He is a very good eater, eats 1/4 cup of Timothy pellets for breakfast, Timothy hay throughout the day, and any kind of vegetables and leafy greens that come his way. He drinks out of a bowl. He eagerly accepts any kind of bunny treats, such as a small piece of fruit, or Timothy cubes – a Timothy cube hidden in a toilet paper roll is a fun toy that keeps him busy.
He is affectionate on his own terms. He is shy around new people, and if he is not in the mood to cuddle, he won’t come to you, but he may show his happiness by binkying around you. If he is upset or startled he might thump his feet like Thumper. If you can help him by being a foster home for him, please email: Haviva@rabbitrescue.ca
This little Netherland Dwarf was found hopping on the side of the Canal Rd in Niagara. His nails were extremely long. He is a shy bunny but comes running to you for his treats. He likes strawberries, celery leaves and carrot tops.
He is shy to be petted but with patience he will figure out what he’s been missing. He likes sitting on and under his box and has toys to play with but only plays if you play with him. He was neutered in August 2015.
Lulu was one of over 100 rabbits seized after being raised for meat in disgusting conditions. She came to us as part of “round two” of the bunnies we have been taking in, August 2016.
I love Martin’s Friends pellets, and I’m very curious about what my foster mom and dad (my loyal servants) are up to. They’re really great at petting me. More importantly, they know not to pick me up. The only time I like to have my furry paws off the floor is when I binky. I’m very jealous of their bed, it’s the perfect sprinting ground, and digging place.
I‘ve recently started going down the hall into the living room to see where they go (It took me a while to work up the courage). What a great place — so many new nooks and crannies to explore. I don’t really like to cuddle with my servants; I prefer to have complete freedom to go where I please.
My carrier is the only place where there are no servants allowed, but I still like my servants so I never bite. Servants bring me pellets, hay, collard greens, dandelion leaves, bananas, carrots and parsley, so I think of them fondly.
There are certain things that I will not stand for in my kingdom, and that includes heeled shoes on hardwood floors, and when my servants come through carrying laundry baskets or large bags. These things are quite upsetting to me.
My servants now are temporary, and cannot able to keep me for much longer. I am in urgent need of a new foster home. I hope to have and am used to, plenty of freedom to explore.
This is Butterscotch, and is a gorgeous New Zealand White. She is estimated to be around 8-9 months of age, and was spayed in August 2016. Butterscotch had a rough start to life. She was among 100 other rabbits that were seized and rescued after being kept in brutal and inhuman conditions, while being raised for meat. RR had her spayed and health checked. Due to this, Butterscotch has had a difficult time learning to trust people. That being said, she has already made tremendous progress while being in her foster home, and she easily won over the hearts of her foster parents the second they laid eyes on her.
Butterscotch enjoys running around, and exploring her environment. To show you her excitement, she will complete a few binkies before ending it will a bunny flop. She enjoys her greens, and just adores the attention given to her while receiving head scratches. She literally just melts in your hands. She enjoys lying beside her foster mom with her head on her knee, while she completes some school work on the bed. She is a very social bunny, and will literally follow you around like a dog. She would do best with a family who is willing to be patient with her, and allow her to completely open up to them. There is nothing more rewarding, than winning over an animals love. Be prepared to fall in love with those gentle, ruby eyes.
Walter is a playful, curious and energetic bunny who loves to explore. He’ll hop right on over to greet you when you come home from work, and takes turns hopping to everyone in the room when he wants a treat! Bananas, apples and carrots are his treats of choice. Watch out if you’re opening the veggie drawer in the fridge because he’ll run around you in circles or prop up on his hind feet to get a closer look. Walter is litter trained and likes to keep his pen clean. He gets anxious around little children and loud noises, but loves to lounge around the living room while everyone is watching TV. He’ll also race around and jump on and off the couch or the bed until he’s tuckered out. He is guaranteed to bring nothing but joy and laughter to your household! He came from a hellish situation where he was removed by the SPCA, along with over 100 other rabbits. Rabbit Rescue stepped up to save him, neutered him and provided all medical care. Now he needs YOU to give him a forever home!
Meet Licorice, one of the “103” that was seized by the SPCA after being kept in horrid conditions and being raised for meat. The young bun who is eager to learn with ever sweet and easy going temperament. After he met his foster mom and learned quick that some human are good and safe. He gives his foster mom lots of binkies each night while exploring news things in a bedroom. Licorice is a brave bunny and not afraid of dogs or loud barks. Licorice could be very independent when his foster mom is busy during the day, but he is always ready to give his foster mom a warm welcome back kiss. He is very affectionate.
Sansa and Daenery were rescued from a horrible situation along with over 100 other rabbits. Rabbit Rescue took in 70 of these rabbits Aug 2016. These two loved each other so much, we decided it was best for them to stay together after all the horrors they had been through. They came in to us quite young, at aprox 2-3 months old.
Daenerys is a queen, just as her name suggests. On her nose, she even has a little gray strip like a dragon scale. She is affectionate and curious and loves to be petted and loved. She is very active and will need room to binky and run about.Daenerys is very curious and will enjoy a large space to run around with lots of toys to play with and spaces to explore. Get ready to cuddle with this one.
Sansa is a very sweet girl. She loves affection and will snuggle up to you for pets. She loves to run around and binky, but also enjoys her quiet time. Her personality leans toward the side of stoic and thoughtful. She is curious but cautious, and loves attention. Sansa would do best in a house where she can have quiet time to herself in addition to plenty of pets and affection.
They will be spayed once they are 6 months old and are looking for a loving adoptive home together. Email us if you would like more info on this lovely pair!
Fluffy is an adorable young rabbit who through no fault of her own is seeking an urgent foster home. She is part of the 103 that we helped rescue in Aug (taking in 70+ rabbits) after they were seized from being kept in horrible conditions and being raised for meat.
She is sweet and so soft. You will enjoy petting her as much as she loves being pet. Fluffy loves her exercise time and will race all around to explore any new space. When sitting quietly she may just nibble your toes for some attention. Her litter habits have improved greatly since being in foster care and once spayed will likely get even better.
Fluffy is a sweet heart seeking an urgent foster or adoptive home.
Hi everyone! My name is Remington, but everyone calls me Remi! I am an outgoing female bunny with a big appetite and lots of energy! My favourite veggies include kale, parsley, carrots and broccoli but I won’t say no to any type of vegetable! I really like to run around and explore stairs and furniture, but my favourite thing is to be pet. I will stay and let you pet me for as long as you are willing! When I am outside of my x-pen, I do like to occasionally chew the carpet so make sure you keep an eye on me! Another one of my favourite things to do is to lay in my hay while I eat it, which looks really funny and cute!
I am also almost completely litter trained! I always pee in my litter box and for the most part poop in it too, except for a few which are really close to the box. This makes it really easy to clean up after me! I am also very outgoing and will always come over and say hi, even if I have never met you before! I am a really sweet and friendly bunny, and I can’t wait to find my forever home! I am being spayed Feb. 2017 as I will be old enough then.
Gia is my mom, she was rescued by RR in Aug 2016 (when I was born!) after she was saved from a horrific meat breeding operation and seized by the SPCA. I can’t wait to start my new life with you! I Will be spayed/neutered as soon as old enough.
We are looking for an URGENT FOSTER home for this lovely lady.
Pepper is one of the 103 rabbits rescued from deplorable conditions.Pepper is one of Gias babies. Gia came to us as part of a large scale rescue back in Aug 2016 and Pepper was only 1 day old. Pepper still needs to be sexed, but for now we will call Pepper a girl.
She is constantly flopping; does mini binkies and loves to race around the room. She is very curious. She sits with ears alert and watches her foster mom – when she become bored, she flops down and continues to watch while relaxing. She has an “obstacle” course with a long box to run through and she really loves to run full speed through the box and “hiding” in the carrier. She also enjoys cuddle time.
She loves being out and being near you. You have to be very careful when walking because, even when you think she’s on the other side of the room, she will find her way under your feet when you go to move. She jumps on everything – people, couch, boxes – and binkies continually. She’s a very loving bunny. She loves to play and loves toys.
A little story from her foster mom: Yesterday, my daughter put her cup on the floor and Pepper knocked it over. While the water was being cleaned up, Pepper stuck her head into the cup and took off with it. What followed was almost 30 minutes of her putting her head into the cup, walking around that way, dropping the cup, grabbing it and flipping it into the air, chasing it around the room.
She will be spayed as soon as she is old enough.
Piper is one of Viennas babies. Vienna came to us with her litter of babies just hours old in Aug 2016. She was seized after being raised for meat in horrible conditions
Piper a mellow bunny, who was one of the smallest in the litter but has turned out to be one of the biggest. She may even out grow her Momma, Vienna. Piper is a sweet girl who loves pets, belly rubs and snuggles. Piper is a great eater and loves her food. Piper loves to binky, flop and recieve/give kisses to her sisters or Momma.
Rosie came to us in Aug as part of the 103 rescue. She was removed after living in deplorable conditions and being raised for meat. Rosie was spayed in Aug 2016 and has impeccable litter habits!
When Rosie is given time out of her enclosure, she is very excited – she binky’s up a storm! She also does this when she knows she is about to be fed – she jumps in place, and binky’s around her enclosure, sometimes even spilling her water from all the excitement. When out to play, she burns all her energy in the first few minutes – binkying, running around – enough so that she tires herself out, and ends up parking it for some time. When she is in her enclosure, grooming herself, she flops onto her side – cleaning her ears, her paws – it is such a cute sight to see!!
Rosie goes straight for the magazines/newspapers when out exploring. She really enjoys tearing them apart/shredding them. She loves to explore new areas, always leading with her ears, like antennae – she is very weary of her surroundings. With Rosie, cables have never been an issue, thankfully!
Rosie has a carrier in her enclosure that she loves to sleep in, or use to hide when she is scared. When she is playing/excited, she has jumped up on the crate. Her favorite toys are: Wooden chew toys – blocks/carrot, cardboard boxes/paper rolls, willow sticks. She also does well with friendly cats.
Rosie loves to race around the room (carpeted) when she first comes out of her enclosure – binkying. When she flops over for a nap– she flops almost fully on her back (belly side up), and eventually ends up on her side – cleaning her ears and her paws – a sight to see!
Rosie is such a sweet “little” bunny. She will do really well in a home with other pets – preferably cats. She follows the cat in her foster family wherever she goes, but will not jump up on furniture when the cat does so. She is very well-mannered. Could you be her forever home?
DJ is one of Gia’s babies. Gis came to us as part of the “103” rescue after she was removed from a place where all the rabbits were being bred for mea tand they were kept in such horrible conditions that it was illegal.
DJ is an extremely playful, young bunny that’s very easy to love. She makes friends quickly with both animals and other people. DJ will approach someone as they enter the room and likes to lie down next to you. She can hop around the room extremely fast when she is happy, will binky and even roll over for pets, especially after receiving treats. She loves her tunnel to run through and to hop on and chase ping pong balls around her playpen. Also, she is not afraid of loud noises such as vacuums and she is an expert at using her litter box. Her favourite spot for pets is her head, but she goes crazy for nose rubs. She will be spayed by RR once she is 6 months old.
One of Gias babies, who is a wonderful boy!!! Gia was rescued from a terrible situation where all the rabbits were being raised for meat, in very inhumane conditions and they were suffering terribly. Gia came to us when her babies were 2 days old.
UPDATE as of Aug 2017: Alfie is very explorative, and a bit of a rascal. He’ll find ways to get everywhere in the apartment and climb on things you never thought a rabbit could. He loves to hop up the different levels of the cat tower. His foster mom has lots of fun creating small obstacles to challenge him and keep his explorations interesting. If there’s a small space in an awkward location, you can bet that Alfie will love it!
After a good run around and exploration session, he loves to flop down by the radiator, behind the toilet or any of those small award places he’s discovered. He doesn’t get much traction on his foster family’s vinyl floors, but makes the most out of their rug to do plenty of binkies. He loves to use the sectional couch as a highway to run laps on, or a fun hurdle to jump to his cage. The couch is definitely his favourite place. He can run on it, hop up different levels, jump over it like a hurdle, or find his foster family and snuggle up to them for some much deserved love and cuddles. He doesn’t discriminate when it comes to love, foster family or strangers, he approaches everyone. Though he’ll stick around as long as there are head scratches and nose rubs, he has a very short attention span. The moment you stop petting him, he’ll nudge you for more, and if he doesn’t get it right away, off he goes. So keep the love coming!
When he’s not napping, he’ll sometimes follow his foster family around and stand on his hind legs, looking for love or a treat. He loves anything banana – dates and apples too. His favourite toy is banana peel (organic so there aren’t pesticides) skewered on a stick, punched through the sides of a toilet paper roll. Alfie has learned that a clicking noise from his foster family means he’s either getting a treat or some head scratches. Although he usually comes to the clicks, he likes to occasionally remind his foster family he is not dog, and sometimes has his own agenda.
Alfie is very respectful of his foster families’ home. He’ll use his litter box when outside his pen, but inside his pen, he’ll leave a few poops scattered about. A large litter box with plenty of hay is recommended. His foster family likes to think of him as a loving, but somewhat rebellious teen, who likes a messy bedroom and doesn’t always come when called. And just like a rebellious teen, though he’ll usually stop a bad behaviour with a simple sharp “no!” or “ah!” he may occasionally decide he’s having too much fun to listen to his foster parents. Wires and baseboard corners are this little gentleman’s kryptonite, so it’s recommended you get wire protectors and spend some time reminding him he can only chew on his toys.
Audrey HopBun is one of the 103 we saved in Aug 2016. She came to us after being raised for meat and kept in such bad conditions the SPCA had to remove all of them.
Audrey is a very inquisitive and bright little bunny who loves to play with toys and enjoys being petted! She is trying her best to be friends with our cats and seems to be winning them over with her playful attitude. It’s impossible to be anything but happy with her bright little self around!
She is energetic, very bright, playful! Likes to hop after our cats, enjoys exploring. Good at getting out of pen, had to make Bunny Alcatraz, but also seems to be easily occupied with toys. She is a great eater, loves cantaloupe as a special treat and promised to be your very best friend if you adopt her!
Tulip is a sweet bun who was rescued from a terrible situation. She has come along way since August after being rescued with 103 other rabbits who were being raised for meat. Tulip is still very hesitant about new situations and loud noises so she will require someone with rabbit experience and patience to continue to bring her out of her shell. She loves to binky and run around so a large space and lots of time outside her pen is a must. Tulip likes to be pet around the face and ears which means she just wants to be loved. She gets very excited about her pellets and loves fresh timothy hay. Tulip is litter trained and likes to play with toys that she can chew. She does not show any destructive behaviour and likes to stretch out just about anywhere. Tulip wants to trust, she just needs someone to spend time with her and love her – could that be you? We had her spayed and health checked in Aug 2016.
Rumsey is a very sweet shy bunny. She stays reserved unless you click your tongue with some food in your hands, then she will come running over and eat out of your hand and get in your lap. Food is 100% the way to her heart. She is a curious soul and will go everywhere she can get to, to go explore. She is also fearless as she always hops right up to my dog to say hello, She is free range as her size limits her in a traditional cage. Her favorite places to get rubbed are between her ears, and she strongly dislikes her neck being rubbed. She is currently being litter trained and once we get that down pat she’ll be the perfect free range bunny as she doesn’t bite or chew. She has been spayed and had a small benign lump removed at time of her spay..she is healthy now and ready to find her forever home!
Monty is a neutered male with a big appetite. He came to us from a shelter when he was out of time, he was not a happy boy there! Now he is doing So much better in foster care! He loves his veggies and treats and will take them from your hand eagerly. He is a bit cage aggressive at the moment but his foster mom is trying to get him out of that habit. He likes to have free range and has pretty good litter box habits when it comes to urine, do find poop balls when he is out of his cage. Monty has been exposed to cats and shows no fear of them at all. He will hop up to them and they will exchange sniffs. He is also starting to let his foster mom his nose and head (and he has only been there a week so far). Monty’s coat is very shiny and silky, makes me think Black Beauty would be a better name for him!
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Luke Skyhopper and Yuki are a young bonded pair of New Zealand rabbits who were both part of the 103 rescue – saved from become dinner after living in horrid conditions. Rabbit Rescue has spayed and neutered both. They were adopted separately and bonded. Their owner is now moving and not able to keep them, and we have only a few short weeks to move them. Yuki is the sister to the “famous” Benjamin Bunny”. Luke is a loveable trouble maker who is a total sweetheart. He loves cuddles and playing with any toy given to him. He loves paper and cardboard boxes and is like a puppy in the morning when it comes to his food. They both love routine and look forward to knowing what is next. Luke and Yuki live almost completely free range, but do have their own area that they can retreat too. Yuki is more independent than Luke, she spooks easy but eventually opens up her heart. She is a beautiful little girl who only wants love from everyone around her and only wants happiness. She, like Luke loves to chew boxes and the two of them can spend hours chewing them down. They eat great and have never had any problems. These two are wonderful to watch as they sleep side by side.
July 2017 UPDATE: Luke lets us know that he is waiting for kibbles in the morning by flipping his toy cones repeatedly until the food arrives. Luke and Yuki also love to groom each other, especially on top of their heads and ears. Luke also tooth purrs when we rub his head, and he could do this for hours. Yuki is still shy but loves her head rubs too. They eat extremely well, constantly at the hay and they have no health issues.
Hi – I am Button. I have decided to write my own Bio. That is just how I role…
I would like to start by saying that I am a girl – because ‘Button’ doesn’t adequately express this important fact. Although I appreciate the sentiment behind how I got this name – “oh my, she is cute as a button!”, “oh my, she has a cute button nose!” – I rather thought that Beyonce would have been more appropriate. Just my gorgeous full bodied head of hair alone screams diva! But I am not bitter.
Rabbit Rescue had me spayed and health checked in April 2017 and Im healthy! I was dumped outside by my owner and caught by a RR volunteer thank goodness!
It is not spite that causes me to nudge people out of my way or give them sideways glances when they are messing up my beautiful long locks with hands that I clearly did not witness them washing; it is my stature.
That being said, I’ll admit to getting a little mileage out of putting on airs and graces. The more I do it, the more my foster parents go out of their way to cater to my every whim. Although I make a point of being ‘hot and cold’ when they are crouched above me while stroking me, I reward them when they get on the floor and lay at eye level by grooming their hair and nuzzling their cheeks.
They get such a kick out of it, that they don’t even notice when I am going around and rubbing my scent all over them! Ha! You’re mine now!
Sometimes I forget my strategy and do cute little bunny things, like flops and binkies; although I usually recover my dignity fairly quickly. Well, except for at desert time… The other day I got my usual favourite – smooshed fresh banana. This alone affords my foster parents a couple of binkies; just to keep them on side. But then Foster Sue went above and beyond and, consequently, so did I!
My foster mom sat down on the floor (like I have trained her to do) with my bag of Oxbow Oat Hay; she does this thing where she reaches into the bag and finds the shoots of oat seeds. On this particular day, the bag was almost empty and there didn’t seem to be any shoots left. I was totally ready to unleash some attitude like the world has never witnessed when she proceeded to put a handful of loose bits into a bowl which she began sorting. At first, it wasn’t apparent what she was doing until she extended her arm with a little offering; an individual oat seed.
The thought occurred to me to make her feel bad for such a measly offering, like grunt and walk away, but I chose to take the seed and just stare at her; I was going for the “is that all you have to offer me!” look. Foster mom proceeded to sort out individual seeds, and I proceeded to take them. Before I knew it, with every seed I got, I did a small ‘Indy 500’ quickly followed by a tight and precise binky. This went on seed after seed. I don’t quite know what got into me that day… I like to blame it on the sugar. This is a true story.
Ethel (grey dwarf bunny) and Ainsworth (white Lionhead dwarf bunny) are a much-loved three to four-year-old bonded pair being put up for adoption only because their owner can no longer care for them for health reasons. They must be adopted together. They are both bunnies of great character. Ainsworth was rescued from a farm petting zoo, Ethel came from Rabbit Rescue originally as one of the 2014 Sudbury bunnies. Given Ainsworth’s petting-zoo background, he is quite calm and laid back about being picked up and cuddled, although he does give a definite thump of his feet once he is put back in his cage, just to prove his independence. Despite her small size, Ethel is feistier and doesn’t enjoy being picked up, but she looks out for and comes for her treats every evening. In addition to daily hay and rabbit pellets, Ethel loves blueberries, a little bit of banana, and sometimes a small scattering of oats. Ainsworth is less responsive to treats; he is generally just an all-round pretty mellow fellow. They both seem to enjoy strokes behind the ears. They do have a cage but they both love sitting on their cat-bed which is too high for cage size, so they normally live surrounded by a low fence. They are spayed and neutered. Ainsworth is in good health; Ethel recently had a slight ear infection and a molar filing on two upper molars but has come through fine. They are a really lovely pair of bunnies, whose owner will shed more than a few tears at having to let them go but knows that they will be much-loved in their new home. Contact us today to adopt them!
Binky is a wonderful, handsome bunny. He likes being near people and hop over to greet you. He lives large in everything he does, from exploring, to binkies to flops. He is a curious boy, and brave, and will boldly hop over to anything that catches his interest. After exploring, binkying or having grabbed a hay snack, he will stretch out fully content. This is the perfect time for cuddles, and he will melt into the floor in complete bliss. He loves a good chew toy, apple branches or sisal toys are his favourites. His litter habits are fantastic, other than the odd stray poop. He doesn’t mind being picked up, but gets a little nervous if you move too quickly while carrying him. He loves hay, and rarely turns down any type of greens or treat. He would prefer to be free range, but would also do well with a large pen and lots of exercise time. Binky is one of the 103 rabbits we rescued Aug. 2016. At that time he was aprox 3 months old.
Fergie was spotted trying to fit in with a family of wild bunnies in a ravine that ran between the backyards of a large stretch of houses; separated by chain link fencing all along. The area was a haven for such predators as wolves, coyotes, and foxes since the ravine connected to large expanses of land and Hydro fields on both ends.
Although, given certain circumstances, bunnies could potentially out run such predators; scared bunnies that is; Fergie (like most domesticated rabbits) didn’t know to be afraid. A local resident observed Fergie marching up to a dog (to make friends undoubtedly) who was walking off leash with his/her guardian somewhere near by. Things could easily have turned out bad for Fergie…
Aside from predators, Fergie had other odds working against her survival; lack of proper nutrition, fleas, ticks, parasites, cars AND weather conditions.
As it turns out from speaking with local residents, Fergie had spent the entire winter outside! The first reported sighting was late October; which meant that she managed for 7 months to beat all odds. Also, given the growth spurt that residents have observed over the past seven months (despite being malnourished) it is evident that Fergie was just a little bunny when she was left outside.
Upon observing Fergie for the first time, it took mere seconds to realize that here was a bunny that was full of life and with the gentlest of spirits. Eventually Fergie was caught by our expert bunny catcher. Now that Fergie is safe and sound and getting healthy form her ordeal outside, her personality is really starting to shine…
Fergie is essentially a lap bun! She loves physical contact, in general, and when you sit down on the floor with your legs extended outward she will hop onto your lap and snuggle into you – so long as you continue to pet her in her favourite way! This involves starting at the bridge of her nose and working your way over her flattened ears all the way down to her bum in one gentle motion. She also loves being spoken to softly; she looks up at you with adoring eyes when you do so. If you bend down so that she can reach, you will get Eskimo kisses! She is a very sensitive bunny, so loud noises and quick movements make her a little nervous. She is comfortable being picked up but will squirm without warning; so the person should be experienced if doing so. Fergie has made friends with a foster hamster and is in the process of getting to know a few foster kitties also.
Words cannot express what a very special bunny Fergie is… Rabbit Rescue had her vetted, spayed, and treated for fleas. She is ready to find her forever home. Who ever gets this bunny will be very lucky!