Sunday, 14 December 2014

My First Ever Rabbit

My First Ever Rabbit

I remember when I decided I wanted a rabbit. It was one afternoon when my mum and I went to go by some dog food from our local pet shop Dee's Pets. I'd never even thought about owning a rabbit until I saw this little white rabbit. Her story said she was abandoned at a shelter by a breeder, who didn't want her because of her red eyes. Red eyes don't make a difference in my opinion, so this upset me and got me thinking. The next week we went back and I asked a lady who worked there "what happened to the bunny". She told me she found a home. That couldn't have made me happier!

Anyway as I said this got me thinking about getting a rabbit. So I was dropping hints to my parents for months about getting one but nothing worked! I did hours and hours of research and made a presentation on "Why I should be allowed a rabbit". They then said YES but after we move house! I was so excited! 

It took us 6 months to finally move house! A long process. We moved in on the 7th of April 2014 and I got my first rabbit on the 14th of April 2014. I remember picking her out from a bunch because of her eyes. 

She was a female mini lop. She had big blue eyes and grey silky fur. She was the size of my hand and only 8 weeks when we got her.  I wanted so much to play with her all day the first day i had her but the breeder I got her from said to leave her to settle in, which I really suggest doing when getting a new rabbit.

The next day it was one of my good friends birthday sleepover, which had been booked in for ages! So I told my mum exactly what to do and even wrote it down for her! 

The next day my mum picked me up from my friends house a bit early so she could take me to my doctors appointment(I have a bad knee). Anyway after the appointment when we went back to the car, I knew something was wrong. I thought for a second it was my grandad and already started to cry but then she just said "Indigo" and I knew what had happened.

Indigo-Blu my rabbit passed away on the 16th of April 2014. We will never know what happened to her but I was absolutely devastated when i found out. I had her for 2 days.

I was given the choice to take her to a rabbit sanctuary and for her ashes to be spread with other rabbits, bury her or take her to the vets to find out what went wrong. I didn't want to know what went wrong because whatever it was I could have helped and I didn't. I decided to bury her in a pot in my garden and plant a tree there for her to be remembered by.

It took me 3 months to decide whether I wanted another rabbit and I did get another, Rio. I was terrified when I got him and still am but I don't regret it.

Even too this day I miss Indigo-Blu so much. India was named after her since she reminds me of her so much, they would have been half sisters.

The one thing I found out about having Indigo-Blu was that there is no correct timing too fall in love. It's different for everyone. I fell in love with her the first day I got her but sadly only got to show her my love for 2 days. I still love her.

RIP Indigo-Blu

Friday, 12 December 2014

Pets at home haul/reviews

Pets at home haul/reviews

So for the people who don't know 'pets at home' is a really well known, famous pet shop in the UK. It sells things for really any kind of pet! Things from cleaning products, to hutches, to food and so much more! It is a great store.

My Products 

Red Berry Sticks
These are the red berry sticks, priced at £2.50 but nearly always have a deal on! These are really good treats for your rabbits, if given as treats. Too many can cause weight and teeth problems. These are quite expensive but I only give one to my rabbits about once a month, so not too bad! And Rio and India adore them!

 Burgess Excel Tasty Nuggets Adult Rabbit Food
This is my rabbits everyday pellet, purchased at £5 for 2kg but at the moment it has a 20% off deal on it. It is just a plain pellet which are better for rabbits than muesli ones with dried fruits. My rabbits seem to enjoy eating this and they go mental when they here me shake the nuggets around in the bowl!

Fruit and Veg Chews for Small Animals

These are the fruit and veg chews priced at £2.00 from Pets at Home. I bought these chews thinking they looked really sweet but my rabbits paid no interest at all in these. I'm not saying they're a bad or faulty product, it's just my rabbits had no interest in them at all!

Vita Sport Willow Tunnel
 My bunnies have had 2 of these tunnels. I think they are just a really fun toy, which will give your rabbits hours of fun but they don't last forever though! I think they must be quite tasty to bunnies! This is £14.99 online but I'm sure i got mine for £5, since I'd never spend that much on a toy. They probably sell these anywhere!

Red Polka Dot Bowl
 This bowl is actually a cats bowl! I just bought it because it's adorable. I swore I bought it for £4 but it says £2 on the website! I bought the red one because I couldn't resist the cuteness! Also this bowl is great because its ceramic so doesn't knock over, when bunnies are clumsy!

So I hope you enjoyed this different style of blog. I thought I would try something a bit different! Anyway please follow, give a like and leave a comment! Also please go follow my instagram and send me an email! My sister has just made a blog and I would really appreciate it if you gave her a like her blog is called:

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New Bunny!

Hello Every'bun! I'm so sorry that I haven't blogged in ages so much has been happening in my life! (Excuses! Excuses!) But now things are calming down and I would really like to start doing a blog each week maybe even more! So much has happened and the one main thing is that Rio has not got a buddy!

Yes, yes i got a new rabbit and her name is India! She is a mini lop as well as Rio! She is a bit smaller than Rio but has grown so much in just a few months! She used to be the size of my hand (and i have really small hands!) She is a lovely little girl and is about 8 months old. I do think it is best to adopt rabbits but I'm not judging anyone who bought there rabbit from a pet store because India is from a breeder, the same breeder as where Rio came from but Rio was one she took in. I just saw India and fell in love with her since she reminded me so much of my first ever rabbit.

I will be getting her neutered in the new year because she is very, very excitable. Also you may not know but female rabbits are especially pron to cancer and obviously i don't want that, so neutering limits the chances!

Anyway I promise I will blog more but I really need some please get people looking at my blogs and tell me if there is anything specific you'd like me to blog about!

Thank you for reading! Please follow xx

Friday, 11 July 2014

5 facts about Rio!

 5 Facts about Rio!

  1. To start Rio is a rescue rabbit!
  2. He was born on the week of the 20thof January 2014
  3. He is a mini lop
  4. We saved him from being snake food
  5. Rio was a bit stressed out at first but is a happy BUN now!
I hope you enjoyed my blog please comment more things you would like me to blog about!


Monday, 7 July 2014

Rabbits in HOT weather!

RABBITS IN THE SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't worry to much about you rabbit in hot weather they do loose some of there fur in the hotter time of the year and if your rabbit is 'panting' a bit more than usual this is there way of cooling themselves down a bit!

However you can help them  out on extremely warm days! Here are some of the things I do:
  • Get an ice pack or a frozen water bottle and put it next to the rabbit(s) this should help them cool down, if your rabbit takes no interest  they're obviously fine but don't let this stop you trying another day because there temperatures do vary! 
  • Another thing is that if there hutch is directly in sunlight put them in a run or inside for a bit to cool down or just make sure they have shade.
  • An obvious one but always make sure they have water, preferably not warm, for there sake! 
  • You can buy cool-pads from places like pets at home, Amazon, EBay etc. personally I think an ice pack will do just as well and won't cost you £30 but if you have some bunny funds lying around test it! 
  • Getting an ice cube and ubbing it on the end of the bunnies ears is a good cooling method, since all of a rabbits heat comes out through there ears!
  • Try not to cuddle your rabbit to much when its boiling for this can make them grumpy and frustrated.
. You have to watch out for heart stroke, these are the symptoms:
  • Fast, shallow breathing
  • Wetness around the nose area
  • Tossing back of head while breathing rapidly from open mouth
  • Really hot ears (not just warm but burning hot, rabbits get warm-ish ears anyway)
If you notice one or more of these symptoms take you rabbit to the vets as quickly as possible. It can be very dangerous. down below is a video of a rabbit having heat stroke.

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Hello Every'bun'!

Hello everyone!
I've  decided to start a blog about my very special rabbit Rio, a rescue rabbit. We adopted Rio on the 12th of June 2014, so not that long ago! He started of a bit shaky and nervous but he's so much better now, he just needed a good loving home, which he now has! 

Rio loves to be petted behind the ears and on the forehead when you do this he grinds his teeth, a sign of happiness. He is getting better at being handled but still not fully there yet! Baby steps, baby steps!!!

Rio is an outdoor bunny and sleeps in a 2 tier hutch. Everyday he goes in the playpen for 2-3 hours! He has food and water in there! 
So on my blog I will post about rabbit signals of happiness and sadness, what rabbits eat, how to clean them out, litter training them and loads more! If you or anyone you know needs advice on getting a pet (any really) I will try my hardest. 

If you ever have a story or advice you would like to give me i would love to hear from you or any questions you'd like to ask me please do! Contact me @

Thank you everyone!