Roxanne is currently at a shelter with other 100 other rabbits. The shelter is out of space and needs to reduce their numbers ASAP. If a foster or adoptive home cannot be found for her, she will be euthanized. We would love to bring her into our rescue if someone can foster her!
She is a female dwarf 26 months old. She was territorial and very stressed at the shelter, and had a few false pregnancies before being spayed. She was in foster care but brought back because they were afraid of her and a child visited and she was afraid to come out of her cage. We have seen bunnies like this many times come through RR, with the right environment, time and patience they do amazing out of a shelter setting! She just needs to be given a chance at love. Please contact us today if you can help.
See this little cutie in the 2015 Rabbit Rescue Calendar come September!
Moony was rescued from a shelter that had become full, and so we took her into our care before she would be euthanized. Moony knows what she likes, and what she doesn’t like, and is very expressive of both. If you pick her up (her least favourite activity), she’ll ghost-nip, thump, growl, and kick imaginary dirt in your face. There’s no question: Moony is one tough cookie.
However, you do get to see her other side when you stroke her. She leans heavily into you, closes her eyes, melts into the floorboards, and purrs loudly with her teeth. If you stop, she might hop into your lap and lean into the crook of your arm, begging for more, or she might shove her head back under your hand. Moony has to know you, but it’s worth it being in her good books.
She also has no fear of cats, which could be good or bad depending on how your cat reacts to an opinionated rabbit. Though she’s a calm, low-energy rabbit, she enjoys flinging around toilet paper rolls and exploring new spaces. Because of her fabulous litter habits, she’s the perfect companion if you want someone hopping around your feet while you wash the dishes, or on your lap while watching a movie.
Moony is at her very cutest when gobbling down Bok Choy, or squishing up her cheeks, cleaning them. Her round, soft shape makes her very adorable, and her lovely purple-grey eyes are just an added bonus. She’s slightly territorial about her cage, but even this becomes endearing: she insists on chinning her food before eating it, a very silly looking practice. If you give her a loving home, we have no doubt that Queen Moony will flourish!
This photogenic little stinker is featured in the 2015 Rabbit Rescue Calendar available September!
Sophie is currently at high risk! She is at a shelter where hse is nearly out of time and will be euthanized if a placement can not be found for her. We are seeking urgent foster care, or an adoptive home. She will be spayed upon coming into our care. She is simply as cute as a button. She is 2 years 8 months old and was surrendered because the family was having a baby. Does not like being picked up but she does like being petted. If you can help save this sweetie please contact us immediately! Please contact us today if you can help.
Check out this super sweetie in the new 2015 Rabbit Rescue Calendar available in September!
Adult | Female | Soon to be Spayed | Arrived March 2014
Serena was an owner surrender to a shelter when she was 6 months old because she was considered to be grumpy and not friendly. Being in the shelter for another 6 months didn’t help Serena become any more friendly, even with the shelter staff making efforts to bring her out of her shell. The shelter was just not an ideal place for Serena. RR was called to spring her out. Serena went into foster care for a chance at a happier life. When Serena arrived into foster care, she was scared and her nose was out of joint for being moved to a new location. She grunted and lunged at any advance towards her or to get to know her, she even boxed her foster mom on the 2nd day. Her foster mom did not let that get in the way of getting to know her and was adamant on making Serena comfortable and able to trust again. Within 3 weeks of being in her foster home, Serena began to turn into a different bunny. She began to take treats from her foster moms’ hand and allow a few strokes on her head. She is living free range in her foster home and loves it, she has currently shown zero signs of being destructive. It is likely that she did not have much, if any time out of cage in her previous home which often leads to cage aggression. We feel she should be either free ranged or penned with a lot of time out. Having the run of the main floor of her foster home, this gives Serena lots of room to run and stretch her legs. Her favourite thing to do is bunny 500’s under the dining room table. Once she is tired out from that, she will flop out on the hall rug for a nap. Serena loves to keep a close eye on her foster mom, and watches her from her favourite spot in the hall. Serena also lives with a large bunny friendly dog and is not afraid of her nor does she show any aggressive behaviour towards the dog. She even groomed a large dog that was visiting the home. Serena loves to explore and check out small spaces to see if she can fit! She is a really great eater, currently eating Martins Timothy Pellets and her big piles of hay don’t stand a chance, her foster mom has to fill her hay a few times a day. She loves treats of course and will crawl on your lap to ensure your not holding anything back from her. As well, has eaten all veggies offered to her thus far. Serena definitely loves comfort and frequently hop’s up on the futon in her room for naps, which is lined with a fleece blanket. She enjoys being pet on her head and back now and will squish right down and tooth purr to show her enjoyment. Although she has not been spayed yet, her litter habits are pretty good, she will be spayed soon and her litter habits will only get better. If you feel you have the patients, love and understanding to give Serena a home she can continue to flourish, trust and learn what being a loved bunny is all about, then send in your application to Rabbit Rescue. Here is the form just in case RR_AdoptionApplication_2013-3 .
Check out this big, beautiful gal in the 2015 Rabbit Rescue Calendar available September!
Adult | Female | Spayed | Arrived November 2012
Delilah came to Rabbit Rescue when her time at a shelter was running out. Once in foster care this big beautiful girl blossomed into an amazing pet! No longer confined in a cage she enjoys being free range. She does not like slippery floors so will stay out of the kitchen but does know the sound of a refrigerator door opening and will get very excited waiting for her salad.
In the morning when her foster mom gets out of bed Delilah greets her with excitement and will dance around and between her feet. This is a very happy girl! While she does have perfect litter habits Delilah will chew on occasion so bunny proofing is a must. She loves to play with and tear up cardboard boxes and paper. Loves her hay and willow balls and enjoys tossing around a toilet paper roll filled with hay. When its time for a rest she enjoys laying near people and will sometimes request some attention by tugging on your pants.
Delilah came to the Rescue a shy and nervous rabbit but you would never know that now. From her silly happy dances, to lounging and relaxing and yes even just watching this beautiful girl washing those big ears Delilah will capture your heart.
Adult Lop | Female | Spayed | Arrived December 2013
Beatrice was returned to Rabbit Rescue recently, by no fault of her own, and upon her return it was discovered she had an abscessed tooth that had been left untreated. She under went surgery Nov 2013 and has been returned to her foster home. She currently requires some additional care, but once healed she will be the perfect pet.
She is an inquisitive, adventurous, bunny with the right amount of attitude to make her the funniest member of your family. Beatrice will seek out people and insert herself into whatever you are doing (phone calls should never interrupt bunny time, FYI).
She loves to stare out the window, or the door, and can usually be found lounging between the curtains and the sliding door. Her litter habits are practically perfect. Beatrice has a love for bananas, dried cranberries and apples as treats.
Update: Jan 7th she will be having another dental surgery, this time for a different abscessed tooth. She is a lovely girl still looking for her perfect home. Cant adopt? Please consider sponsoring to help us pay for her medical care. All donations are tax deductible.
Teddy | Male | Neutered | Arrived October 2009
Cutey | Female | Spayed | Arrived October 2009
Teddy and Cutey were returned to Rabbit Rescue when their owner could no longer afford them.
Teddy loves to be pet. He will sit still forever getting his head and body pet. He loves raisins, celery, dried mango, and bananas. He is a bit shy at first but comes around quickly. His fur feels like velvet. Cutey is a little more shy but she is very sweet when she opens up and wants to be pet. She loves apples, raisins, and dried mango. They both love climbing on boxes and playing in their castle. They love hay. It’s always gone so quick when I put it in. I have to fill the box up with it a lot through out the day. They have perfect litterbox habits.
Teddy is the sweetest bunny I have ever met. He will run up to his cage and jump up as soon as he see’s me. He loves to be pet, as soon as you start petting him his tongue comes out and starts licking either my hand or whatever is in front of him like a box. Teddy is a little piggy he will eat anything you give him, he’s not picky at all. Cutie is shy it takes her a long time to come around. She always follows teddy around. They are always licking each other and sleeping together. When they are out of their condo they make sure they can always see each other. When you pet cutie she lays down and lets you give her a really long pet she loves it. They are amazing bunnies.
Adult Californian | Male/Female | Neutered/Spayed | Arrived November 2012
Christopher and Millie are bonded not only to each other but whoever gives them love. In the beginning, you may feel like a third wheel, as they pay extra attention to each other, but as their trust for you grows, they will come to do the same to you. Millie in particular, loves to cuddle and lick. She does not like to be picked up but she will come wherever you need her to with a little coaxing and is oh-so-curious about the world!
Floppy-eared Christopher is much more reserved than Millie and is always on the lookout. He prefers to be off on his own most of the time and can be skittish, but he does show his love and happiness by binkying and bunny dancing for you. He doesn’t mind being picked up for a few seconds to be moved. Christopher’s foster parent is convinced he is equally as affectionate as Millie and with time, more of his personality will emerge.
They are big bunnies, and it would be best if they had a nice sized bunny-proof room to roam around in while you are away. They are both litter trained but should have litter bins big enough that their bums do not hang out. They love to chew things you might leave for them, such as Timothy-hay toys, so be sure to give them lots of chewable bunny approved toys and they will be good bunnies. They eat lots and lots of hay, and love botanical hays, lettuces, parsley and organic barley biscuits.
Whatever Christopher and Millie have been through, they have managed not to lose their sweet sides. If you give these two the chance, they will lovingly invite you to be the third part of their bonded pair. Watch their VIDEO!
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Californian | Female | Spayed | Arrived February 2013
Blizzard came into Rabbit Rescue because she was not handling shelter life very well. She was going to be euthanized but asnowstorm bought her some time – hence her name. Now that she is in foster care there is opportunity to work with her one on one to show her there is no need for territorial behaviours.
Blizzard is also suiting name because of this girl’s active, outgoing, in-your-face personality! She is a flurry of activity as she binkies and Bunny 500’s back and forth across the room. Then, when she is all tired out she flops over like a little pile of snow. She is as active in mind as in body, and has a sense of adventure that knows no bounds. She will go in, on, through, under or over just about anything, and get into every little corner, just like snow! Any open door is a chance to explore. Slippery tile floors can’t hold her back and she has already mastered stairs. She likes to keep tabs on what is going on and will come darting over to see what you are doing. Blizzard enjoys being pet, whether it be head rubs or full body stroking.
She will require good bunny-proofing because she does like to sample furniture and paper, though she generally prefers her tasty, colourful chew toys. Her litter habits are rapidly improving now that she is settling in. She would love to be free-range but for now she accepts that because of her mischievous habits she can only be out with supervision. She doesn’t seem to have been given veggies before, so she is just learning how tasty they are. Blizzard also doesn’t seem to have been exposed to a lot of the noises of everyday life and is easily startled by simple noises – the laundry machine, hair dryers, etc. Blizzard has a bit of rebellious teenager attitude and doesn’t like to be told what she can or cannot do – if she thinks you are trying to boss her around she may grunt and box, but we are working to resolve this. When she is scared she tries to act tough. She will need a person who will give her time to learn to trust again, then she will become a wonderful companion.
If you are looking for a spunky, energetic friend who will always keep things interesting, you should inquire about Blizzard today!
Midnight | Male Mini Lop | Neutered | Arrived October 2013
Brock | Male Mini Lop | Neutered | Arrived October 2013
Meet Midnight and Brock. These two neutered males are bonded and have lived together for almost 4 years now. Midnight is a 5 year old lop, Brock is 4 and much smaller. These boys have very different personalities. Midnight is “all about the love”… very laid back, loves to be held and pet. He especially enjoys “Tellington Touch” massage, and having his cheeks rubbed. Brock on the other hand is the boss, more feisty and would prefer not to be picked up – although if you do manage to scoop him up, he’s then quite content to be pet. Brock does all the exploring, whereas Midnight waits for Brock to report back. Both boys are equally delightful in their own way, and certainly very happy together.
Neither have lived in a cage – but rather share a bunny proofed area in a room, of approximately 40 square feet. They have a ramp they like to jump up on, a sono tube to run through and hide in, and always a big cushy comforter on the floor to cuddle and laze about on. They drink from low dishes, and are litter trained. They have a litter box filled with a layer of very soft absorbent litter topped with their hay to munch for the day. They eat Oxbow pellets and hay, with Papaya for treats. They also enjoy chewing on organic apple branches, and organic rose hips.
They are looking for a home similar to what they have now where they can enjoy more freedom than a cage can offer and they must be adopted together.
Adult | Female | Spayed | Arrived October 2013
Dusty came to us when she was about to be euthanized at a local shelter. She is a very curious bunny who likes to be pet on the nose. She enjoys exploring and trying new foods and hiding spots. Some grunting and mild aggression during feeding times. She gets along famously with the foster moms cat. Uses her litter box like a champ. More info to come on her as her foster family gets to know her.
Adult Lion Head | Male | Neutered | Arrived December 2013
Angel was adopted out by RR in 2008 after we had him neutered. He recently came back to RR through no fault of his own. Angel is a very playful and active bunny. He is litter trained and enjoys oxbow pellets, timothy hay, and fresh veggies. JB is used to having his own room and is adjusting to being in a cage when no one is around. He gets grumpy in his cage but relaxes right away when he is let out to run around, jump, play with his many toys, and sprawl out on the carpet. This is a fun loving and adorable bunny!
Adult | Female | Spayed | Arrived February 2014
Daisy was surrendered to a shelter for the simple and sad reason that her owners did not want her. She has not had any apparent socialization in her life so far and therefore is nervous of people. She will grunt if you approach her too quickly.
She loves her time out of her cage and we are confident all this little beauty needs is a bit of TLC to learn to trust in people again. Though so far she is shy she has not shown aggression and does not try to bite people.
Daisy is a lovely little rabbit who at 3 years old has gone too long without having people take care of her the way she deserves. In Rabbit Rescue’s care she is finally getting everything she needs. A healthy diet, lots of exercise time and most importantly she is wanted and loved. We know if you meet her you will love her too.
Adult | Male | Arrived January 2014
Jet is a spunky little boy who was abandoned outside during the middle of a freezing cold winter. He is named Jet for his jet black fur, but he does have a smudge of white fur over his right eye and on the very tip of his nose.
Although a little nervous at first, Jet is quickly learning to trust people again. If you lay on the floor, he will come right over to say hello and he does spectacular bunny flops. He likes exploring and hopping up on the couch to see what’s going on, and giving nose bonks to say hello. He eats like a champion and his litter habits are virtually 100%!
This little guy is looking for something he’s never had – a home that will enjoy his wonderful company, will love him truly and will never abandon him outside again.
Bugsy was rescued from a shelter that could no longer house him in December 2013. We do not know his age, but estimate it at 2-4 years. He is charming, lower energy, cute as a button (especially with his button dots on each side of his nose!), wise and appreciative. He is a larger bunny at 7lb but he doesn’t throw his weight around to get his way – he is a true gentleman. He was neutered by Rabbit Rescue and is great with his litter habits now. Bugsy has a unique hopping style which is likely due to being confined to a small hutch in his first life. He’s developing the muscles of his legs with regular hops and is gradually getting stronger. He enjoys playing in cardboard tubes, shredding leaf bags and playing with his stuffed carrot (adorable!!). If his foster mom squeaks the carrot he’ll run and grab it by the greens and play tug-of-war like a puppy! Bugsy is presently free range in a bedroom in his foster mom’s house. He taste tested the baseboards but quickly learned they are not all that yummy and has left them alone since then. He does like having a cat carrier as a home base to hide in. He is afraid of dogs but has not been exposed to cats yet. He may enjoy the company of a gentle, polite, spayed female rabbit.
Bugsy has had his fair share of hardships and can’t wait to find a family to love him for the rest of his life. Shortly after his rescue, he developed a serious condition called gastrointestinal stasis (i.e. digestive system stopped moving). There’s more info about this life-threatening condition, which any bunny can develop, under the health tab at the top of the page. Bugsy was lucky to be fostered by a rabbit vet and received immediate and around-the-clock care. He has never shown any aggression. Even when he had to take a lot of medications, he was very tolerant and gracious for the extra attention. He has had full blood work done, and is in tip top shape! Bugsy is feeling a lot better now and enjoys eating his leafy greens and Oxbow pellets. He adores Oxbow Digestive Support treats and will fly across the room if you shake the . He has yet to show an interest in hay (despite a smorgasbord of different varieties being offered to him on a daily basis). He really is a lovely boy!
Bart and Rosie were adopted out separately and bonded in a new home. The owner is no longer able to keep them so they have come back to RR. Pairs adopt out very slowly so please don’t pass over these lovely bunnies! We believe the happiest bunny is one with a friend! First time bunny owners, do not be intimidated with a pair… we find they are easier to look after!
Bart is a chocolate brown lionhead with a super sweet and gentle personality. He is quiet, preferring to get to know you slowly. But once he’s your buddy, he’s the first one out for treats and a scratch on the head. He loves his bananas and strawberries, and is not a huge fan of pineapples. His favourite greens (besides romaine) are cilantro and dill. Bart also loves his hay. Bart loves to chew on phone books and paper towel rolls.
Rosie is a calico lop with a spunky personality. She is dominant and loves to explore. Nothing fazes her, and she will find her way to seek out every corner and deem it “Rosie checked”. Rosie loves all food, but is partial to anything that is a treat. Rosie is very social and loves to chew. Phone books, paper and cardboard are her favourite. She enjoys nibbling on cords as well so bunny proofing your cords is wise. Rosie is very active, so lots of toys are a must.
The bunnies have been happily married since March 2014, with Rosie being the boss of the couple. Bart likes to follow her and watch her activities, but he is content to lay down and simply let his bride wander while he watches over the pen.
This adorable bunny was not properly fed/handled/cleaned after and we took her out of that situation. We were told “be careful, it doesn’t stop biting people”. We took her home and she didn’t bite a single time- not even when we first brought her home or when we took her to the vet.
Sophie is a charm, and whoever ends up with her will be one lucky owner! She LOVES to be pet and constantly asks for attention and head rubs. She’s getting used to proper litter habits and an appropriate diet. We have tried different treats until she finally accepted martin’s apple dumplings.
Sophie is not very fond of being picked up, but has come such a long way since day 1 where she would hop out before we could get her up. Now that she trusts us, she will allow us to pick her up. Watching this girl blossom is beautiful, and she is becoming one very happy bunny!
Whoever adopts her, will be very lucky to have such a sweetie!! RR is having her spayed on June 23rd 2014, she has already been health checked and no concerns have been found.
Thumper is an incredibly affectionately neutered holland lop who we rescued from a shelter. With in 24 hours in our care he was seen by the vet and diagnosed with a severe eye infection. He also had his molars filed as he had a very bad spur that was cutting into his mouth. Now on proper medication, his eye should heal up just fine, and his mouth will heal too! He loves to be loved! Loves to be petted! Loves to be kissed! Super happy little guy who loves to run around! He is 7 years old and hoping for his forever home soon.
UPDATE: Thumper has perfect litter box habits. Thumper is so affectionate and loving! He loves to be petted, loves to circle around your feet to get your attention, and loves to follow you around! He will sit on your lap when you watch tv and will lie down next to you when you are at your desk. He’s very playful and energetic. By himself, he’s very calm and relaxed – you can always see him laying down with his feet stretched out. He enjoys playing with toy keeps and having some treats.
He’ll also lick you to get your attention so you can play with him.
He also likes to flop over for a nap after a treat or a meal. This 7 year old bunny certainly doesn’t act his age and is full of energy. He has been treated for an eye ulcer which is now getting better, and all of his dental issues (overgrown molars, spurs..) have been taken care of. He should not need any further treatment of his teeth, but as with all rabbits, we recommend regular vet checks to make sure they are growing properly.
Adult Male | Turkish Angora Lop | Arrived July 2014
Macauley is a happy grey Turkish Angora lop. Somebody just tossed him outside when they didn’t want him any longer. He was found outside and rescued by a family that could not keep him, and so they called RR to take him in. When he arrived into the rescue he was extremely matted and uncomfortable, he was sent into the vet for a check up and was put under to be shaved shave down and then he was treated for skin condition caused from having all those mats and knots. He is neutered. Even though he was in such horrible condition, he was still a very happy boy and loved to be pet. Macauley can be a bit shy at first, he will quickly warm up to you and is eager to interact. He loves to be out of his pen and likes to explore his surroundings.
He will sit on your lap for a cuddle and he often likes to give you a little nudge to let you know he would like to be pet. Macauley is very gentle and great with children. He recently underwent a ‘close shave’ and while looking a little rough around the edges.his personality will win you over. He likes to eat, with his favourites being Martin’s pellets, Timothy hay, romaine lettuce and carrot tops. For a treat he enjoys bananas, apples and Martins’ Little Friends Banana Muffin Treats. He is neutered and litter habits are excellent, you will surely fall in love with his gentle personality. If you can offer a loving home for Macauley, please fill in an adoption application.
Check out this furry boy in the 2015 Rabbit Rescue Calendar available in September!
These bunnies were recently returned to Rabbit Rescue. They were adopted out separately, bonded, and then due to no fault of their own, returned to RR (family is facing other serious issues and could no longer care for them). Benjamin is currently undergoing special dental care now that he has been returned to RR.
Benjamin & Bella are such a loving couple. They have two very different personalities, despite that, they are best friends. Benjamin (or
Bunny) is extremely affectionate, he’s always licking toes, or arms, and now Bella. He really enjoys sunbathing, running his tunnels and snuggling Bella.
He literally loves eating all the yummy good food groups: hay, pellets, fruits (apples, bananas & strawberries- he will literally take it out of your mouth if you bring it close enough) He also enjoys his martins treats. He comes as he is called by his name “Buuuunnny” from anywhere in the house. He is really such an amazing little guy. He’s a bunny 500 lap champ with crazy abilities to do air jumps and take off!
Bella, is a very sweet, curious little girl! She is very attentive to changes in her play area, and often checks out the scene before she flicks her happy little head and binkies. Shes very spoiled with all the love and kisses Benji gives to her. It’s really such a sensational thing to see them both adore each other. Both Buns have great litter habits. If they were free ranged you would have to bunny proof; Bella likes to chew on baseboards.
These little love buns need a home that they can flourish in.
RR helped round this bunny up after he was dumped outside. He has been
neutered and vet checked.
Cola is a shy but energetic bunny who loves to explore and run around. He
likes being petted and jumping on his foster moms bed. His favorite toy is a
slinky. He much prefers being out of his cage and having fun binking around
and exploring than having to go back in. He is still learning to trust
people, but if you are gentle he will sit for lots of pets. He has only
been in our care for a short time, but the longer he is with us the more
comfortable he is getting with his foster home and new people. He will make
a wonderful friend for someone!
Hello, my name is Betty, I came to RR from shelter that could not take care of me. I was lucky to be spayed by RR. I am back with my foster Mom and Dad where I had lived from June 2012. Spring 2014, I went to another house to be bonded with a big boy bunny – he didn’t like me. One day he bit a piece out of my ear, it really hurt at the time, but I am all better now and my foster parents say I’m still the cutest bunny ever.
I’m still a bit nervous of loud noises but I run out to meet people when they come into my room, and I enjoy being petted. I’m a happy, healthy bunny, I love my hay and veggies and never say no to the occasional treat. I don’t know how old I am but I weigh 1.5 kgs .
Anyway, I’m still looking for a nice forever home, maybe with bunny who likes me and won’t laugh at my ear with a little piece missing……Love, Betty.
Kalei (which means beloved) certainly lives up to her name. She was found living at the side of a very busy road. When she was found crossing that road, Rabbit Rescue was called in to help save her. Now in foster care we can see that this lovely rabbit is in need of some TLC.
When caught she was very dirty and covered in fleas and the were crawling all over her (she has since been treated successfully. No more fleas). She has neurological issues when we first got her, because the vet discovered she had a cuterebra. It was removed and she has now recovered fully. We also had her spayed and she is doing great! The vet believes her to be fairly young.
Kalei was very shy and nervous upon arrival but is quickly learning to trust in people. Instead of hiding she now looks for pats. She is flourishing into a very loving sweet rabbit. She shows desire to interact and be loved.
From her time outside she is underweight but she is eating well now and on a healthy diet. She loves her hay and Martin Mills Banana Muffin treats. She would do best in a quiet home and would likely do very well bonding to a bunny friend.
Meet “Michael Jackson” named because he is a nearly all black satin mix with helicopter ears . He got his “MJ” name because he has a single bright white paw. He is a small sized bunny. MJ was left behind in an apartment for 3 weeks after the owners moved out and though he’s not underweight he is a very fearful rabbit. When he was brought into a local shelter, he had to be rushed out right away as he was literally shaking so much they thought he was having a seizure. He was medically assessed immediately… and it was determined that he was so frightened he literally freezes and just shakes and shakes (mostly his face and ears). He need a nice safe and quiet environment to learn to be a confident and trusting bunny – so he came to RR. He’s easy to handle and his appetite improved quickly while being in a nice quiet environment. He can also be bribed with fresh parsley and dill. He’s not much for hay (yet) and appears to have been fed solely pellets in his first life. He was treated with Revolution in case he had fleas / mites and has been neutered and the vet has determined he is a healthy boy!
Oreo and Electra were dumped outside by their previous owners and rescued by RR. They are a very cute brother and sister pair. When not running around exploring the house, they can be found snuggled together, possibly groomin each other. They both love their veggies, and will even take them out of your mouth! Electra immediately is very interested in whatever you’re doing, but Oreo will observe for a while first, then come over and nudge you for attention. They are very sneaky, and like to cause trouble, but they know if you’re calling their name they shouldn’t be doing that, and will stop and pretend like they weren’t doing anything! Oreo loves his tunnel, and will take naps in it and run in and out of it. Like any sibling pair, they have their ups and downs; sometimes they love to play together, but sometimes they will “fight” over the last bite of lettuce. RR has had them both spayed/neutered, vet checked and they are in great health.
Peanut was rounded up by RR volunteers when he was left to fend for himself outside. He has been neutered and vet checked. He is an energetic and loving little guy who loves to run and flop around. He really enjoys having his head and back petted and is receptive to being picked up, as long as he doesn’t feel like he’s being chased. He particularly likes getting comfortable between two arms and being gently petted from the back of his head all the way to the bottom of his back. He isn’t afraid of traversing different surfaces (carpet to ceramic floor) or climbing stairs. He is in no way an aggressive rabbit; he is a very determined and perseverant rabbit. He likes to show off how good he is at holding his balance when standing upright using only his hind legs. His energy level is either very high or very low, with not much in between. At high energy, he will explore as much territory as he can possibly cover (or if in his enclosure, will fervently re-arrange/tip his furniture and make a big mess). He gets a little upset if someone tries to stop him from exploring though, but really who wouldn’t when one is as explorative as him? At low energy, he can be found flopped comfortably on his bed. His favourite activities include running laps and suddenly stopping, throwing hay bits and his willow ball around with his mouth, and bowing down for a nice petting session.
His favourite food is wet organic parsley, and happily eats anything out of a feeding hand. He also enjoys romaine lettuce and a nice piece of peeled carrot as a daily treat. He is presently working on his litter habits and has nearly mastered them! He is a great little bunny just wanting a home to call his own.
Smokey and Bandit were “Sudbuns” and RR rescued them back in June 2011 as babies from a terrible situation where we took in 125 rabbits. They were returned back to RR at no fault of their own Sept 2014. They are brother and sister (neutered and spayed by RR). When we first got them they were only a few weeks old. They were adopted out separately at 5months old and within a few months were bonded. The two have been inseparable since. Bandit is the happy-go-lucky type, not particularly shy and not much bothers him! Smokey is occasionally slightly more reserved and sometimes expresses herself with a foot thump, but she loves a cheek rub and is happy to be wherever Bandit is. They are happy in their large multilevel xpen but greatly enjoy their free range time exploring, running through tunnels and taking pets and cheek rubs from any visitors. Their favourite treats are banana and carrot, and they’re always happy to eat lettuce and a variety of greens and a small amount of fruit as a treat. Both are very good hay eaters! While occasional baseboard chewers when they were young they have
not chewed anything for a year or two and they have excellent litter habits.
Bernie let loose by his owner and caught by RR. He has been neutered and vet checked. Since coming into foster care – Bernie has flourished. He’s extremely easy going – especially when it comes to food, he’s not picky at all and will eat what you give him. He LOVES apples and bananas for treats, which he shows you by racing to his food dish as soon as you put them down and they’ll disappear shortly after.
He loves to be outside his enclosure, but is just as good inside. He loves to run around and you know when he’s happy because he’ll be binkying up a storm and racing around the room. He’s not a fan of being picked up – but as soon as you enter the room he’ll come to you for a pet and grunts to show you he’s happy. He likes to be with you and just “hang” whether that be lying at your feet while you’re at your desk or sitting on your back while you’re laying down and watching TV.
He is making great progress with his litter training – only having the occasional accident. He likes to be with you and if he’s left for a period of time without “checking-in” that’s when the accidents seem to occur. Bernie is a very happy, social rabbit who likes to be one of the gang and has a lot of love to give – his big blue eyes will capture your heart.
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 hasblossed 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 petted, 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!
More info as we get to know them.