Yet Another One of TLR’s successes

I am always envious of people with house rabbits. That is because the rabbits have free range of the house. The other extreme of the spectrum are those caged up 24/7 and the only time they are taken out of their cages is when they are due for mating (for does and bucks do not get to come out as often). Maybe some do get time out from their cages when going for shows and they only get to taste freedom on the show table (not too large a space though). Please don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to implement anything against breeders. There are some very good breeders that do make up for caging their rabbits up 24/7 with loads of goodies. I take my hat off for them.

As long as they are given cages big enough for the rabbits to pace around would be sufficient.

As for me, being a breeder and a hobbyist, I try to give my rabbits the best of both worlds. This is what every TLR rabbit gets whether young or old. They get individual time out to run everyday around the house for at least 30 minutes each. I currently have 6 rabbits and that will total up to be about 3 hours of time for them to spend going wild in the house.

Before hitting the bed, each rabbit gets 10 minutes of “talk time” and patting.

For those of you who owns a TLR rabbit, you can definitely relate that your rabbits has got a little headstart with their temperament.

You see, rabbits that are not handled since young are quite skittish and what good would it be to have a skittish pet?

For me, this is very obvious with Holly Hope. As most of you know, she was a singleton and I handled her every single day because she was so precious to me. And the whole world was watching her progress at one point. I believe they still are. She is the cutest bunny I have ever seen and that makes her more precious to me. She will greet me at the cage door every evening without fail. Although hormones are getting the best of her at the moment, she still begs for her regular pats on her head.

That is one of the reason why I must ensure I keep the number low enough for me to have individual attention for them.

Just thought that you should know…

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9 responses to “Yet Another One of TLR’s successes

  1. darma

    I like the word “I try to give my rabbits the best of both worlds” its shows that you really 100 % care about them. Well honestly after a few conversation i can feel that as well.. They are your Babies!

    =)

  2. June

    Umm.. since they can smell each other in ur house, wouldnt they mark your place like crazy?

  3. June

    Mickey The Mouse Looking Rabbit, Boo the Dog and June the Human would like to wish u, your family and your bunny sons and daughters and TLR readers a very beautiful year ahead!!

  4. azian9100

    Lucky the poo is solid… hahaha

  5. tania

    yes, thank god that rabbit poops are the way they are! XD

    my mom found some stray poop left under the sofas when she was cleaning the house. pepper’s ‘secret adventures’ in the living room is gonna have to stop for a while, haha.

  6. Mei Leng

    yes, there was once i give up of having my two buns (which is the two that i am having now, Coco and June), i actually return it back to the breeder that i brought them from………..the reason was becos i get so stress up of seeing them all the time in the cage, practically 24X7, cos my mum did not allow me to let them out of the cage due to the fact that she got so work up when both my buns pee and poo around as well as did all their marking. after three week, i claimed back my buns from the breeder cos i missed my buns so, so, so, so…….much……and i don’t care anymore of my mum scolding, negging…..i just want them to be out of the cage at least one to two hours………slowly, my buns learn to use their “toilet” and no more pee and poo around ……….so guess what, it was my mum who let them out and roam freely at the kitchen every day since then. this is actually my secret, i never share in any forum, but i think it is worth while to share here cos i just want to bring home the point that rabbit can be litter trained and they r like us, they love freedom and my buns would never like to go back to their cage (beside of doing their business) once i let them out. both of them r a lovely hse rabbit, i only caged them when no one at home.

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