I hope this isn't a sensitive topic (I'm so sorry for your loss), but you're the only person I know who has bunnies. I volunteered at a bunny sanctuary today and fell in love with this grumpy, solitary large rabbit and he's shy and aggressive when bothered too much, but I can't help but love him. He was given up when this girl moved away, so I get it. I want to adopt him once I have the proper means, but I'm not sure what to expect with his temperament or if it's even a good idea to do so. Help?
i’m happy to help :)
honestly, i think that adopting a bun from a shelter is one of the best things you can do. depending on how long he’s been at the sanctuary, he may not get a lot of human interaction other than feeding time and the occasional checkup. you know, maybe he doesn’t get to play as much as he should. it will be hard to earn his trust, but i really do think you should try.
when i got navi a few weeks ago, i really thought all hope was lost. she was the most active and curious bun at the shelter, but of course, bringing her home to different surroundings brought out her timid side. we are about 3 weeks in, and i feel like she is just now beginning to warm up to us. it is taking a lot of work, but i love her all the same. i think i love her more knowing that she was returned to the shelter at least once, (because apparently that person’s other animals didn’t get along with her) and i am able to give her a permanent, loving home, even if she’s not sure of us yet.
my advice to you would be to make sure you can spend lots of time with the little guy, and work on gaining his trust by hand feeding him, with both pellets and treats. be sure he has a large space to run around in so that he doesn’t feel confined. and, be sure to get him to a rabbit-savvy vet as soon as possible to rule out any medical problems that could be adding to his temperament. it’s quite possible that that’s just how he is, and how he’s always going to be. but at least if he’s with you, he’s grumpy in a happy home he can call his own, and not some little cage or pen not getting the attention he deserves.
i know you are unsure, but think of it this way - if you don’t adopt him, someone who cares way less might beat you to it. at least you know you have the capability to love him no matter how he acts. please message me privately if you wanna talk about it more! i would love to help you make the right decision.
“…she ran across the field after it [the White Rabbit], and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.” - Alice’s Adventures
ballpoint pen: tell me about the day you’ve just had
So I only had one class today in the afternoon, so I got up late. I had work right after, which was fine, but I really wanted to nap. Then I ate at the caf, and then I took a shower in the middle of the day (unusual for me) and painted my nails and went to rehearsal and have been binging The Good Place, which is AMAZING!!!
greylead: what is something you want to try for the first time?
I want to study abroad.
stapler: out of all the people you know, who do you think you are closest to?
Oh, my twin, for sure.
calculator: list fifteen things that make you happy
the color red
anything relating to the moon
my Internet friends!!
the Goodreads reread feature
And Patrick Rothfuss, Lin Manuel, Miranda, and John Rogers working together on the Kingkiller Chronicle TV show
The Rex is considered a medium to large size rabbit. Average weight is between 8 to 10 pounds in the USA and around 6 to 8 pounds for those breed in the UK. Their ears are upright and have a broad head, they have strong legs attached to a rounded body. The Rex has a smooth dense coat and is known for its short, plush hair which is approx. ½ in length. Their whiskers are curly. Rex Rabbits have a calm and gentle temperament but can be quite playful and boisterous especially in the early morning hours and evenings.
Home Address: Room 401, Oasis Hotel, Sahara Square
Work Address: Oasis Hotel, Sahara Square
Description: Coney James Fletcher is a male rabbit of 20 years old. He comes from a large family of rabbits in the Triburrow area but moved to Zootopia with some of his elder siblings at the age of 12. At the age of 15, he dropped out of high school and began taking a hospitality degree in trades school, interested in working in a hotel. He performed well in this training school and obtained a degree at 17 years old. He began work at the Oasis Hotel as a bellhop and volunteered to work overtime many nights because he enjoyed getting to know the customers who visited the hotel. His boss, pleased with his efforts, promotes him to front desk for the night shift.
Personality: Coney is practical, sociable and direct, three necessary characteristics for his job. He owes thanks to his family for bringing him up in a sociable environment where he was encouraged to meet new people. He approaches customers with a friendly smile and tries to make himself appear to be a comfortable person to approach for advice when around the Oasis Hotel Area. His biggest flaw is sometimes he is defiant in personality when it comes to completing a task, often going for his idea of the best way, rather than what the customer wants. It’s something he has been working on for months.
Burning with curiosity she ran across the field and down a large rabbit hole, never once considering how in the world she would get out again… Not a moment to think about stopping herself, before she found herself falling. She tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see. Down. Down. Down. (x)
Easter is somewhat like a birthday party for Cream and Vanilla, simply
because the holiday is largely about rabbits. Cream invites all of her
friends over to her house, and they have an Easter egg hunt and a large
dinner, as well as other things you’d expect from an Easter party.