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Wilbur 3.25 lbs, DOB 05-2013

Wilbur is a feisty young puffball who loves people and attention. He will lick you and groom you and will tooth purr when he receives facial rubs. He can be a bit nippy if you try to pat him when he is eating and makes a little grunt. This is just part of his lively personality. He is better suited to older kids or adults that understand when to give him space. He is active and needs plenty of space to be happy so an ex pen or free range would be best. He loves Dandelions and needs a little help with eating more hay. He uses a litter box fairly well. He was found hanging around a family chicken coop so has not had the love and attention he deserves though he still has plenty of love to give. Please give Wilbur the home he so deserves.

Like his name implies, the big bun will run your home and run your heart! Ten pounds of love and play is what Cassius will bring to your home. He took a couple days to warm up in his foster home, but now he is ready to be part of a family! He does an amazing amount of binkies – and watching a bun his size do them is amazing. Some times he goes for heights, sometimes a cardio work out of how many he can do in a row, sometimes he tries for the mid-air pretzel! He is a binkie machine!

Like most buns, he will rest a lot of the time too. He loves to watch TV with us at night but he’s not up to sitting on the couch with us. He’s a floor bun for sure. Sometimes he sleeps under the chair, but a lot of the time, square in the middle of the floor. He’s tentative to go outside on our porch, but we’re working on that.

Here are a couple videos of him playing and resting after a nice long play time!

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Hi! My name is Dominic. I’m a little guy with a big personality: curious, intelligent, and self-assured. I have excellent litterbox habits; you will not find a stray poop outside of my “powder room.”
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When it comes to food, I’m the lapine and vegetarian equivalent of a “meat and potatoes guy”. Just give me romaine lettuce, kale, and flat parsley, with occasional broccoli. None of that fancy mixed or Asian greens, no thanks! Oh, but I have a sweet tooth (who doesn’t?): I love berries, nectarines, apples, peaches, grapes, bananas, dried cranberries- Yum!
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I am physically fit and pretty active. If there were a Bunny Olympics, I would be a track and field champion! I am an agile jumper: I can clear 3 feet! (My foster family had to get a taller ex-pen for me, ha-ha). When I am out for my playtime I like to start with a circuit: zip down the hallway, up the stairs, and back to the kitchen. You should see my binkies! When I have some freedom to run and explore, I am a happy guy!
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Speaking of running and exploring, I like space, and lots of it. I live in the aforementioned ex-pen that cordons off part of a large room. I have lots of cardboard flats and paper to chew on. My favorite chew toys are willow balls, paper, and untreated wood blocks. I also like this little plastic
barrel that has a bell in it- I grasp it with my teeth and give it a shake.

I’m pretty good at figuring things out. When I want to get from Point A to a (higher) Point B (ahem), I stand on my hind legs and assess the situation. The assessment may take a few hours or a few days. Boy, did I surprise my mom when she discovered a half-eaten nectarine on the kitchen table!!
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Expending all that energy, I need my down time. That¹s when I seek refuge in my cardboard box or under the pantry shelf. Or, I will sprawl out under the kitchen table and snooze.

I’ve been in foster care for a little over a year. Why so long, you wonder? Sigh- Well . . . despite my athletic build and handsome face, I’m a red-eyed white (REW), and REW are like the “plain Janes” of the bunny world. Still, my foster family and I are hopeful that my forever family is out there somewhere: a loving, patient, stimulating individual, couple, or family with older children, and perhaps a sweet ladybun to soothe my restless heart.

HEY!!!  EVERYBODY!!!!  OVER HERE!!!!

I’m Hudson, a neutered male Hot Tot.  I was caught in a car wash.  I have absolutely perfect litter box habits.  I love my salads.  I make lots of grunts of pleasure when I get my food……..AND……………..drum roll please!!!!!

I JUST GOT ADOPTED!!!

HOORAH FOR ME!

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DOB: 2010

Weight: 3.5#

‘Scooby, Dooby, Do….. If I Can Make It There, I’ll Make It Anywhere…..’  Oh, excuse me, I get carried away sometimes and just start singing…..

Helloooooooo Ladies!  Frankie is here to love and entertain you!  Have you ever seen a more handsome rabbit???  I am all dressed up in my formal wear with no place to go!  Just look at my shiny black fur, and spotless white nose, chest and toes….almost like wearing a tuxedo with spats.  But my eyes……look deep into my eyes…….I have been told that they are my BEST feature.  My right eye is a gorgeous shade of sky blue, and my left eye is a combination of earth and sky, or brown and blue.  Really quite striking, aren’t they?  I cut a rather dashing profile, wouldn’t you say?

I am a young, neutered male, Dutch.  I came to HRN from another shelter.  They sent me to HRN because they had the (totally wrong) opinion that I was ‘slightly cage aggressive’…..what that really means is that I didn’t like being kept in a tiny cage with no room to roam….but, no one even considered my opinion…..’Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above……DON’T fence me in!’  (Oops, there I go singing again!)  Because of this, I would do best living as a free range rabbit, or in a very large ex-pen. Once I am out of my cage, I am really a very laid back sort of guy…..I enjoy classical music, sunshine on my shoulder, Romaine lettuce, dandelion greens and long hops on the beach….(well, maybe not the ‘beach’ thing, but isn’t it common to put something like that in an on-line description of yourself?)

Well, now that the subject of a ‘cage aggressive’ rabbit has been brought up, I think that this is a great opportunity for me to talk with you about that issue……many rabbits have met an untimely end in other shelters because of those two words.  First, it would be great if you could look at things from the rabbit’s point of view…..consider yourself small, very small….and pretty much defenseless….your eyes are on the sides of your head so you can’t see things directly in front of you, and if you are like most rabbits, you never use your voice.  Yes, I know some rabbits are downright, ‘talkative’ with grunts, growls, purring and snorts, but for the most part, we rabbits go through life silent.  The two things you have for defense are your teeth and your powerful hind legs.  Now, for a variety of reasons, you have ended up in a small cage, so small that you can’t even stand on your hind legs and turn around.  There is nothing to do.  You aren’t getting any exercise.  Your food may or may not be what you would prefer to eat if you had a choice. There is nothing on which to chew. You spend some time rearranging your litter pan, your food dish, your hay and towels, you shred the newspaper lining your cage.  You are bored. You lie down in your newly decorated tiny studio apartment and try to take a nap.  But there are other rabbits in the cages RIGHT NEXT DOOR!  and they are really not the type of folk you want as neighbors. They are really annoying!  There is a constant commotion around you, but you are able to find some solace by turning your back to the world and just chillin’.

AND THEN………some strange Human hand comes in and starts touching you and messing with your stuff!!!  HEY!!!! you want to yell, STOP THAT!!  The human didn’t even speak first to let you know they were there (which would have been the polite thing to do)….you didn’t see them coming, they just appeared because they approached you from the top of your head.  They frightened you.  They are undoing the decorating that it took you all afternoon to arrange.  This is your space, your little corner of the world, and they have invaded it.  Well, you can’t ask them to cease and desist, so you thump, but they ignore you, what else is there to do?  You use your teeth!  And it works!  The Human hand leaves!  You can go back to putting everything in your home back where it belongs….until the next time your space is invaded by an unwelcome intruder.  But, you have learned that using your teeth makes the Humans go away. This was not a good lesson to learn, but you find that it is effective.

So, you may ask, how to cope with this affliction known as ‘cage aggression’?  Well, the first thing is to spay or neuter your rabbit.  You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that hormones make all animals (even humans) crazy!  Rabbits are happier and healthier after they are spayed or neutered….so just do it, OK?  Then you need to give your rabbit exercise….and intellectual stimulation….boxes and tubes and tunnels to run and hide through, twigs and grapevines, and toys to toss and chew….and room…..lots and LOTS of room!  Get rid of the cage.  Just think how you would feel locked in your bedroom forever!  But the best way to combat ‘cage aggression’ is to interact with your rabbit.  A rabbit is a companion animal….they are social creatures.  Try clicker training your rabbit…play hide and seek….reward good behavior and ignore bad behavior.  You will be surprised by how quickly you can capture a rabbit’s heart.  TIme, patience, understanding of rabbit behavior, and some well placed treats work wonders!

‘These little town blues….Luck be a lady tonight…..So, set ’em up Joe….’  Looks like I need to sign off and get back to my singing….but, if you are in the market for the most handsomest rabbit out there, I would love to join your ‘Rat Pack’!  See ya Kid!

Yours, (hopefully)

Frankie Blue Eyes

DOB: 2/09

Weight 8#

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Adopted! 2/19!

Hello Everyone!
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You might remember me, I am a member of the ‘Furry Family’ of the ‘Great Angora Rescue’ fame. We were a liter of six buns, my brother Maple got adopted, and the remaining four girls were bonded into two pairs. I don’t know what you know about sisters, but the only thing worse than having four sisters, is having two pairs of sisters… they got the bigger cages, the better food, and the most attention.

My foster Mom realized this, and sent me to a new foster home. My new foster home is a little bizarre. My new foster Mom calls us a ‘multi-species household’. I have to interact with DOGS on a day bass and one of them is a continuous spaz attack!! There is a CAT! and a human BOY! I mean, really, how much does a bunny have to bear???

Actually, one of the dogs acts like she is my mother and will clean my face and groom my ears, and the human boy is good, he will lie on the floor and tell me stories. My foster mom brushes me every day, and does something with my brushings called ‘spinning’, (more on that later). This place really isn’t so bad. I get all of the fresh fruits and veggies any bunny could want, and I have lots of human interaction. I am learning something called ‘clicker training’ which helps me communicate with my humans.

1/19/2011 UPDATE: Bon Jour mon ami!

Hello to all of my friends! Claude Bonet’ here giving you an update on my life. I continue to explore my foster home….yesterday I decided that the wooden floor of the kitchen was not scary, although slippery, and I jumped up to greet my foster Dad. I was rewarded for this effort with a piece of freeze dried banana!

I have decided that it is my right, as the house rabbit, to demand pats whenever I want them….so, I hop up to one of my foster family, and telescope up to get my pats….they are always willing to comply…I have them all so well trained.

I wanted everyone to see what life in a multi-species household is like, so I am including photos. You will see one of me and my ‘sister’ Jenna, who is an Italian Greyhound, snuggling under the covers. Then, yesterday, while I was chillin’ in the chair, enjoying the warmth of a sunbeam, I was joined by most of my foster sibs….two Italian Greyhounds and an elderly Cocker Spainel….only the cat was not included, because he chooses to believe that I do not exist!

EVERYONE had to get in on the sunbeam on this one!


Bon souir!
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1/10/2011: BON JOUR! Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Claude Bonet’ and I am a neutered male, mini rex, with English Spot markings in dark grey.

At the moment I am enjoying the good life in my foster home, but life was not so good for me not so long ago. In early December, I was a lonely bunny hopping around the city of Lynn, MA. The animal control officer found me and took me to North Shore Animal Hospital. The people there contacted HRN who said that I could be neutered, and that I could go to an HRN foster home.

Following my surgery, a very nice woman and her cute little girl came and got me and put me in a quilted carrier. I enjoyed the car ride, and gave the little girl nose kisses the entire time we were in the car. Soon the car ride stopped, and I met my foster family. I had a big cage with a litter box, water, food, a wicker teepee, toys, unlimited hay, and lots and LOTS of fresh veggies and fruits. I thought I must be in rabbit heaven!

While we are talking about litter boxes, let me tell you about my litter box ‘philosophy’….I will not do my ‘daily ablutions’ anywhere but my litter box! My foster mom says that my
litter box habits are EXCELLENT! Because of this I am allowed to be a ‘free range’ rabbit. I have a kitchen and sunporch that are my very special domain. My foster mom has noticed that while I am out playing, I will stop and jump back into my bed to heed the call of nature.

My foster mom is trying to teach me something called ‘clicker training’….what I think this means, is that if I do what my foster mom wants, then I get a loud clicking noise and a
dried blueberry. I LOVE DRIED BLUEBERRIES! So far I have learned how to come when called and to go into my bed on command. I would do ANYTHING for a dried blueberry! I don’t eat any pellets because I just don’t really need them. Not ALL buns eat them and I’m just fine with that. I know I like what I get to eat! I get romaine and red leaf lettuce, kale, chard, dandelion greens, boc choi, carrot and beet greens, broccoli, carrots, brussel sprouts, cilantro, parsley, celery, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and UNLIMITED hay.

Right after I came to my foster home, I was sitting in my foster mom’s lap and she was doing Tellington Touch techniques with me. I think of it as a ‘bunny massage’. That is when she noticed that I had ‘bumps’……I had a LOT of bumps. My foster mom was concerned, and I got another car ride to go and see Dr. Sip at VCA Wakefield. Dr. Sip stuck a needle in the bumps, but decided that I needed to have something called a ‘biopsy’. That meant that I had to spend the day at the veterinary hospital. I had what I thought was a HUGE incision, but I got some great tasting medicine that made the hurt go away. Within a day I was back to my normal self. My foster mom was thrilled when Dr. Sip called and said that the ‘biopsy’ came back, and the results were ‘benign’….they guess that when I was a stray rabbit I got bit by all sorts of nasty insects, and those bites got infected. I just don’t like the fact that my beautiful soft coat had to be clipped in that place, but my foster mom tells me it will grow back and be good as new.

Let me tell you about the rest of my foster family…..there is my foster dad, who will lie on the floor and give me kisses, and I have three foster brothers, but only the 14 yo one lives at home. Then there are the rest of what my foster mom calls her ‘fur kids’. There is a cat, but he just ignores me…..he thinks he is too important to pay attention to me. And there are three dogs! I love the dogs! I share my romaine lettuce with one of the Italian Greyhounds, and yesterday, I decided to share her food…I put my head in her food bowl and tried her dinner…..it was very good, but my foster mom decided that I really shouldn’t eat dog kibble. Sometimes she has no sense of humor!!! Today I was hanging out in a sunbeam with the two Italian Greyhounds. One of them loves to wash my face and ears. I truly live in a multi-species household.

Another thing I like to do is run up and down the stairs….that can keep me busy for HOURS!

My foster mom makes sure that I have lots of things to chew so that I don’t do bad things to her house. I get wood blocks, pear twigs, grape vines, and cardboard boxes….as long as I have ‘good’ things to chew, I leave the baseboards and the cookbooks alone.

If you think that I would be a great addition to your family please contact HRN! 781.431.1211

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Dominic is a darling little guy! He was really shy at first, but he has truly blossomed in his foster home. These days, he comes right up to the edge of the pen to greet us, and he enjoys being petted.

He is very curious, often standing on his hind legs to check out anything and everything!
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He is a bundle of energy and a good jumper. He figured out how to go up and down the stairs very quickly. My daughter wrote these observations about Dominic’s first excursion:
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Here he is, at one of his favorite spots- the top of the stairs- looking wistfully at the rooms he is not allowed in!
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He enjoys his outside-the-pen time so much: When he wants to go out, he rattles the pen with his teeth, and once he’s out, he does great binkies to show his joy! He would love to be a free range bunny, and to his credit, he does very well with his litterbox. Being the small fellow that he is, he can squeeze into narrow spaces, so be sure to bunny-proof your home!
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Dominic is dreaming of a loving home that can provide him with a lifetime of happy adventures! For adoption information, contact 781-431-1211 or info@rabbitnetwork.org.

Hello! My name is Lefty. Funny name for a bunny, would you say? Well, I got my name because part of my right ear is missing. Oh, don’t worry, I barely remember how it happened and I’m doing just fine!
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Even though I’m a relatively young fella, I have excellent litterbox habits. I have good eating manners too; I don’t snarf down my food — that would be so un-gentleman-like! But I do love eating hay and veggies, yum yum! And
treats! Hoo boy, apple slices and frozen grapes are divine.
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I am learning that humans can be nice and gentle. I can be shy, but as I get to know my foster family, I like getting pets… But on my terms. My foster mom finds it amusing that sometimes, I snort as she pets me; it’s my way of saying “Oh, hi, you may pet me but please no smothering displays of affection!”
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When I have my “outside the pen” time, I like to explore the kitchen and sprint in the hallway. I also like relaxing in my cardboard box house when I want some quiet time.
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I am waiting for my forever home… If that might be with you, call the House Rabbit Network hotline @ 781.431.1211! I look forward to meeting you!

7/19/10 UPDATE: Last week all six babies had their second furcuts. Oh boy was there fur!!! Some were very good at sitting for their trims, while others… not so much. But it was something that had to be done for their own comfort and well-being. They now look like little adults and will soon be separated by males and females. So far, they are still getting along, but the mounting just began last night and this is a sign of things to come. It will be a very sad day (I think mostly for their foster mom) when the siblings are separated, but it is a must… sighhhhh. The maleswill be neutered soon and then ready for adoption. The females will take a bit longer for their spays. TigerLily continues to be very strong willed and inquisitive, yet can be a sweetie when she wants to be. When she’s out of her pen running around she never sits still. She loves to explore and sniff and boink anything and everything. She is finally doing binkies and having a great time being a house bun!

7/12/10: Time sure flies when you’re a baby bunny and this is very true for the angora babies. They are now over 10 weeks old and no longer look like the tiny balls of fluff that could fit in my hand when I brought them home in May. TigerLily was spayed last week and she’s doing very well. I do think she is a bit lonely though and I sense, will make a great bonding candidate for her future “human slave’s” bunnies (TigerLily will be adopted and going to her forever home on 8/16). She is very inquisitive, loves to explore and uses her litter box 100%. She will make a wonderful free range bun, provided the electrical cords are protected!

The six babies, Yukon, Newfie, Eskimo, Klondike, Maple and Molson, are still very loving to each other and enjoy each other’s company. In about another month or so the boys will be neutered and ready for adoption. The girls won’t be ready for about another 2 months or so and I’m pretty sure two of them are already spoken for ;)

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