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emily - 2011-06-20
I noticed something new that my dwarf bunny does, and I have to say it worries me. My bunny was sitting in its cage and started vibrating/shaking and then fell over on its side in a laying down position. I want to know why my bunny started vibrating/shaking like that. Is my bunny sick or is that a way for it to cool itself if to hot? Please help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-06-20
    Does he get back up and act normally afterwards, or does he stay down? Sometimes rabbits will shake to help cool themselves off - so definitely make sure he is not in an area that has extreme temperatures during any part of the day (either too hot or too cold). If he doesn't get back, there's a possibility it is more than just the temperature and he may be sick. I would take him to the vet if this continues to happen and other signs show up - such as him not eating, etc.
  • emily - 2011-06-20
    Yes, he did get back up afterwards, he laid there for a few seconds and his nose was still twitching so tha'ts how I knew he was okay. Could it be a seziure? I don't want to wake up one day and find my rabbit dead:( I tried looking it up on the web but nothing seemed to give me an answer. It just seemed like he was violently shaking...I dont know how else to explain it. He has already done this twice now.
  • Ron W - 2011-07-01
    We had a Dutch that would occasionally have what appeared to be seizures, but generally when we had a Christmas tree in the house. He would go into some sort of a trance and roll over on his side or back. Whenever I saw this happening I would right him, and after a short time he seemed to be normal again. This happened when he was younger and not when he got older. We lost him around 10 years, after he developed bone cancer around 9 and 1/2. Never had this issue with our ND, who we had for 15 years after the Dutch.
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Julian Rogers - 2012-05-17
Hi All. Ringtails and Brushtails can live together, SHOCKED YOU MIGHT THINK. All types of Possums need not only the right food to eat, i.e. leaves, flowers, shoots, etc. They also need the right trees to nest in, in the right area plentful with native gums and varied flowing trees. Both types can and do live quite close, this does not mean they get on. All this means is there are enough trees of differant types and plants in abundance for both to live. This is rare because we are invading on their environment, not the other way. And because of that they then invade our space, which WE HAVE TAKEN FROM THEM. As far as I'm concerned, not enough study has been done in Ringtails, especially as they first vary in colour. So on that basis there is a diffence. Now what you might find is that you have grey ringtails and if you tried to release a ginger Possum (thats my name for them ) into that envioroment. then that's when possibly you will get problems. Anyway, I could go on and on. If you need help then please email me. I have hand reared Possums of around 30 grammes and upwards, and know them and their needs, and THEY ARE NOT PETS.

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  • candy - 2012-11-20
    Hi. I found a possum on the neighbours step. They came and got me to grab it. I've looked after baby possums before. I've looked on the net on for what to feed it, it looked about 7 months. I think its mum lives in their roof and it fell off her back. I rang wire and they said to let it go up a tree at night. We kept it the first night and feed it up. Last nght put it outside in a cage so the mum could can to it, then I'll let it go. The baby is suppose to be on mums back learning until the 10th month. I don't won't to let it go if mum won't take it, and it ends up on someone else lawn.and dies. Please help. I'll ring you if better, but please email me asap. I won't to let it go but is it best to keep for abit.
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carla - 2011-09-28
Hi, me and my Daughter have just got a mini lop, my she is very lively!! bless her.. We are trying to find a name for her. any ideas welcome :)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-28
    Try a whole bunch of names Timmy, Floppy, Sadie, Alex etc etc and see the one your furry floppy likes. They have a way of liking certain sounds - so just rattle off a bunch of names and pick the one your little one perks up the ears to or looks at you for. Then give her that name. Just an idea as worked for me.
  • Diana - 2011-10-09
    I just got one as well...I named mine I-Hop....

    Some other names thought of were... spaz for spastic or taz for tazmanian devil

    Enjoy the new bunny...I know I am!
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stacy tierney - 2012-02-06
i have 2 beautiful Himalayan rabbits, but cannot tell the age as they were found in the woods on lake hermitage road....also am stumped to tell if they are does or bucks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-28
    I don't know how to tell how old they are - no idea but if you go to and enter sexing a rabbit, there are images and descriptions of how you can determine the male from the female. 
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monique h - 2011-03-31
I have a havana he is about a yr old now and he is sweet and bitter, he growls all the time, yet he always wants to play, he also loves my black lab.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-01
    They do growl. In most cases it is just a sound similar to a puppy playing. However, it can be an alert if he is moddy, not wanting to play or afraid of new people, which happens the more they bond with you. Have you read the article on Havana Rabbits on Animal World? There is some good insight there.
  • Meena Daae' Fech - 2011-07-02
    My wabbit growls 2. We call ours Vicious.
Animal-World info on Mini Rex Rabbits
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TheHoneyBunnyTree - 2012-01-28
We have adorable mini rex baby rabbits for sale

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They all have pedigrees
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  • Dmarie Morgan - 2012-01-31
    Yes I want a blue Mini Res
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cassie - 2010-09-04
i had one before and ii was so cute and fluffy, I loved him!

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christina - 2003-11-22
My bunny, Abby, is well natured and very friendly. A bunny is a blessing, especially Dutch. They have great personalities, and love people. They can eat and be messy, but they are made like that. They are great pets. If you have a bunny {Especially Dutch} you are an angel, and to your rabbit, you are a blessing.

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jess - 2011-05-14
I'm thinking about getting a 2 NZ whites for breeding but unsure about what size cage I should get for them.

Any info would be greatly apprieciated

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-15
    Recommended size of cage for 1 NZ is 30 X 36 and you have two. I built a cage 5 feet wide by 8 feet long and 5 feet high out of bird cage 8 guage wire. There was room for nesting places - I used dog houses and there was room for a litter. You can buy the wire precut from Morton with cage clips etc. I lived in Florida so mine were outside but off the ground and had a tin roof so they didn't get wet. It is easy.
  • Leila - 2011-05-27
    Always provide rabbits with the biggest space possible. They must also be given freedom of at least a portion of the garden at least for a specified time. The more natural, the better. Did you get your rabbits?
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shaan sahab chowdhury - 2012-11-27
i love pet rats...


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