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Genesis Ultra Premium Extruded Timothy Rabbit Food (Restocked)!

Good news!

The wait is over! The new stock for Genesis Ultra Premium Extruded Timothy Rabbit Food has arrived!

Please order at www.tinycritterz.com!

For free shipping packages (Peninsula Malaysia only), click here.

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by | January 28, 2013 · 3:24 pm

Let’s Have Some Fun!

The wonderful people at Bunny’s Journal is kicking off the new year with a wonderful monthly effort – the Bunny’s Journal Road Tour Show. There will be a gathering for rabbit lovers every first weekend of the month starting from 3rd February 2013!

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The main objective of the event is to allow all rabbit lovers to gather in one place and have fun, lots of fun! It is a great place to share experiences with fellow bunny lovers.

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There will also be Rabbit competition and it is open to all rabbits regardless of breeds, color and sizes! Rumor has it that rabbits will be judged based on stringent but yet special criteria and the judging system is one that promotes fairness and equality!

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Lucrative prizes awaits the top 3 winners including a challenge trophy that will be changing hands at each Bunny’s Journal Road Tour Show! While this post is being written, it has been confirmed that 3 Pedigree rabbits of various breeds will be up for grabs as well! Winners will also receive Genesis Ultra Premium Products!

This event is powered by none other than Genesis & TinyCritterz.com!

Let’s come together to support this wonderful event!

Due to other commitments, I may not be able to join in the fun but hope to see you there!

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Come Support Us At MAHA

Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Food will make its debut at the Asia largest & most comprehensive Agricultural Show, MAHA (Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture & Agrotourism International Show)!

The Genesis booth is the first from the entrance of Gate 3 arrival area. It will be quite easy to spot it!

Rumor has it that there will be an amazing promotion going on during this massive expo that lasts for 10 days!

Your pets cannot speak but they sure can tell you if they are healthy by their physical appearance!

Also available is the green and fresh TinyCritterz.com Timothy Hay!

Come join and support us at MAHA!

Venue: Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, Serdang

Date: 23rd November 2012 until 2nd December 2012

Time: 10 am to 10 pm

We will be giving out samples of the much anticipated Genesis Ultra Premium Guinea Pig food as well (while stocks last)!!!!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!

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Save Up To RM 6 Today!!!

What goes up and never comes down? You might answer that prices of things normally increase but we beg to differ for Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Pellets. We have come to a point where we are able to reduce the prices to some of the packages we offer. This is only possible due to the constant good demand from our regular customers. We hope you can share this good news to fellow small animal owners so that we can further bring the prices down when there are more people feeding this wonderful feed.

Save up to RM 6 for these 3 kg packages. Free shipping for Peninsula Malaysia.

Price Table:

Item Price Before Price NOW
Genesis 3 Free Shipping – Package A

(3 units Timothy)

RM 85.50 RM 79.50
Genesis 3 Free Shipping – Package B

(3 units Alfalfa)

RM 79.50 RM 73.50
Genesis 3 Free Shipping – Package C

(2 units Timothy 1 unit Alfalfa)

RM 83.50 RM 77.50
Genesis 3 Free Shipping – Package D

(2 units Alfalfa 1 unit Timothy)

RM 81.50 RM 75.50

Click the link below to make FREE SHIPPING purchases:-

www.TinyCritterz.com

Customers who purchase small animal products for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Chinchilla can now request for FREE SAMPLES!!! Email truluvrabbitry@gmail.com for FREE SAMPLES TODAY!!!

Free Samples upon request!

You read it first hand here, that the more people buy, the cheaper it will be.  So please spread the word and help each other share out the cost and everyone (and everybun) can be happy!

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Price Reduction For Monthly Packages!

GOOD NEWS!

In my previous post, I have made a promise to further lower the prices of both the Genesis Ultra Premium Timothy & Alfalfa rabbit pellets. After much deliberation and consideration, I have come up with a very good deal for all pet owners. You will now save RM 2 on the two monthly packages.

The Genesis Ultra Premium Timothy Rabbit pellet in this package was previously sold for RM 28.50 and the new price is RM 26.50.

The Genesis Ultra Premium Alfalfa Rabbit pellet in this package was previously sold for RM 26.50 and the new price is RM 24.50.

These are free shipping (Peninsular Malaysia) packages!!!

Please visit TinyCritterz.com for more SPECIAL DEALS!!!

I hope everyone will support this effort so that more people will use Genesis Rabbit pellets and that will further reduce the prices!

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This Is How We Do It

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That is the sound of Tru-Luv Rabbitry this evening during dinner time. Exactly what are the bunnies chowing down on?

The much awaited new stocks for Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Pellets are here! And there is a price reduction for breeder packs (15 kg). Thanks to the generosity and sincerity of the Malaysia Genesis Distributor. We were all informed that this discount is only possible due to the overwhelming response from the breeders and as the number of users increase, the price shall decrease. This is the first time in history that such reduction has taken place for an ultra premium rabbit pellet! This is the commitment we promise for our fellow hobbyists and pet lovers because we are pet lovers to begin with. Who else knows our pets best if it is not us. We not only know our pets well, we understand how every pet owners feel and we promise nothing but the best for both yourself and your pet(s)!

Unfortunately, the prices for 1kg packs remain the same due to higher cost of packaging & shipping. The good news is, the prices will be reviewed when the number increases as well! So for all you pet owners, you better start buying this wonderful feed that promises nothing but the best overall results both internal and external!

Price Table:

Item Price Before Price NOW
Genesis Timothy 15kg RM 285.00 RM 255.00
Genesis Alfalfa 15kg RM 270.00 RM 240.00
Genesis Timothy 1kg RM 28.50 RM 28.50
Genesis Alfalfa 1kg RM 26.50 RM 26.50

For those residing in Peninsula Malaysia, you are in for a good bargain. Click the link below to make FREE SHIPPING purchases:-

www.TinyCritterz.com

Customers who purchase small animal products for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Chinchilla can now request for FREE SAMPLES!!! Email truluvrabbitry@gmail.com for FREE SAMPLES TODAY!!!

Free Samples upon request!

You read it first hand here, that the more people buy, the cheaper it will be.  So please spread the word and help each other share out the cost and everyone (and everybun) can be happy!

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High Five & High Jumpers!

It’s Olympic fever here at Tru-Luv Rabbitry!

As you will notice the many high fives given between team players in team events and the many attempts in the high jump events, we have these two things aplenty here lately.

I spend a lot of time with my pregnant does as their due dates draw closer. I will normally feel their tummy gently just to make sure the babies in the tummy are moving, a sign that they are alive. Two days ago, I did the same with Byss and I felt a tiny paw jutting out at one of her side. I placed my finger gently against it and to my surprise, that little paw kicked my finger hard!

I took that as a little high five from the little kit and with a soft voice I said, “I’ll see you soon little one”. I got a little worried yesterday when Byss did not kindle and feared for the worst. And to my surprise, she gave birth to two beautiful kits this morning at approximately 10 am. They are not only alive but they were kicking hard too! Both of them were practically popping out of the nest box!

After about half a day, I found them both with huge bellies and when I turned them over, it was rather clear that they have been fed. To be honest, this is something that I have never witness before. It takes some time for does to produce that much milk and I attribute this amazing supply to the feed – Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Food!

Nothing beats a beautiful Saturday morning with pinkies in the nest box! Here are some photos that I would love to share:

Beautiful sight!

The only way to know if the doe has been feeding her babies is to look at their transparent tummy and ensure their tummies are filled with white milk!

Got Milk?

Cute baby!

I guess this is the sort of things that I am trying to emphasize in my previous blog post. I am able to finally have the time for the details. The little details that exclusively belong to each and every one of the bunnies.

This is the feed I highly recommend all rabbit owners!

These 2 kits are born on such a special day because they share the same birthday as one of my daughters. And the best part is, their dam was born on the same day as my other daughter! I believe Byss waited for the right time so that we can celebrate their birthdays together.

Another happy thing worth mentioning is that, Carmel the matriarch of Tru-Luv Rabbitry became the brand ambassador for Genesis showing off her beauty at The Pet Family pet store.

Photo courtesy of En. Norisyam Bin Mohd Aris. Thank you very much.

Carmel is almost 6 years old and still looking pretty on Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Food. She is a good testimony to this LIFE ENHANCEMENT FORMULA! I hope that Carmel will have many more years ahead of her.

And Carmel happens to be the GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER of the 2 kits above. WOW!

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What’s the difference?

I shall try to answer the following questions in this post:-

1) Why pedigree rabbits raised in Malaysia look different from those raised in UK or USA?

2) What is selective breeding?

3) What is natural selection?

Recently, a fellow rabbit enthusiast asked why there is a vast difference in the appearance of Netherland Dwarfs in Malaysia compared to those in the USA and UK. Even those imported tend to look different after a while living in Malaysia.

The question brought back memories when I first started raising imported Holland Lops. When shown a photo of a Holland Lop, the first question a colleague of mine (who have no interest at all in the rabbit hobby) asked was whether the climate/weather here in Malaysia is suitable. An optimistic me at that point of time confidently said yes because I am a strong believer that genetics alone governs every living being. It is a very good question simply because weather is one of the factor that governs adaptability. The topic of weather was also raised during a visit by a breeder friend a few years back. I was still very optimistic and adamant about my stand that genetic is still the main determining factor. But of course, the thought has always been lingering at the back of my mind and I have always been open to the possibilities.

Another thing that needs to be considered is the natural food chain. Rabbits fall under the lower level of the food chain as they are prey animals. That is the reason why they have higher reproduction rate to increase the chances of survival. Reproduction rate is not the only way prey animals increase their chances of survival of the species. They must also be highly adaptive to their surroundings, climate and weather included!

I would like to start off this “proof of concept” post by looking at another species in the animal kingdom. We know that dogs are one of the domesticated animals that has been around for a very long time. To date, there are more than 150 different dog breeds registered under the American Kennel Club. Why do we have so many different breed of dogs? The answer is simple. They not only come from different parts of the world but they all have different functions or usages. Some as guard dogs, gun dogs or just companion dogs. Every dog breed is said to be traced back to the wolf.

So how did we derive so many dog breeds from this…

A grey wolf. Picture taken from National Geographic (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/wolf/).

To this…

The Dachshund. Image taken from Dog Family (http://www.dogfamily.org/dachshund-5.html)

And to this?

The Chihuahua, smallest dog in the world. Picture by Katie Mancine.

From the wolf to the Chihuahua lies many years of Selective Breeding. In my own words, Selective Breeding means choosing to propagate a certain “desired” trait. For example, if smaller animals are desired, specimens exhibiting such traits are bred in order to reproduce more of the same kind. Those exhibiting unwanted traits will not be used in the breeding program.

Now let’s take a look at the rabbit species. The hare or wild rabbit can be seen as the root of which the domesticated rabbits originated from.

A Belgian Hare.  A rare breed and closest to the hare in the wild.

In between the Hare, and along the way we specially selected this…

Gimli the Dwarf Lord. Picture taken from the internet.

We did not breed Gimli into rabbits but we chose to breed more of the DWARF gene in the breeding program and produced the like of this…

A Netherland Dwarf rabbit. Picture courtesy of Chestnut Pictures.

And of course the Holland Lop…

A Holland Lop rabbit. Another well known dwarf breed.

Comparing between the Belgian Hare and the Holland Lop, one may ask how in the world can an animal with huge, long ears and long back feet be turned into one that has a rounded body with short and lopped ears?

As much as we like to tweak nature by using selective breeding, we are of no threat to Mother Nature. The #1 opponent of selective breeding is NATURAL SELECTION. Natural selection in my own words is when a living being changes its own characteristic(s) to thrive in different (extremes) environment. Rabbits as we all know regulate their body temperature through their ears since they have no means of sweating. The ears are where the major veins are and that helps bring temperature down.

Even with the dwarf gene, most Holland Lops bred locally in Malaysia tend to have longer ears.

A Holland Lop needs longer ears to keep itself cool?

Or is it?

Part of me tells me that genetics govern how large a rabbit should grow, how long their ears and large their heads should be. And part of me also tells me that being animal of prey, they need to be highly adaptable. The difference can be seen rather clearly in the next generation itself. In fact, the changes to external appearances can already be seen in the imports as well.

Look at the above picture carefully. The first picture was taken on the day this Netherland Dwarf arrived in Malaysia. The bottom left picture was taken after a few months living in Malaysia. The picture on the right with red dotted line shows what the rabbit lost after a few months living in Malaysia. The question is, what has the rabbit lost?

The answer is obvious, nothing but its fur! Without 20% of fur on its head, the ears suddenly look much longer and the muzzle looks narrower.

Can you see how fast an animal of prey needs to adapt in order to survive?

Do you see ladies dressing up in mink coats walking down Kuala Lumpur town? NO…

Do you see Siberian Huskies in Malaysia looking like those living in the Arctic? NO…

Will you find Polar Bears in the dessert? NO…

So I can safely conclude that we can never produce Holland Lop rabbits that are better than those in the USA unless like the penguins in their special temperature controlled enclosure (at Zoo Negara), we provide a simulated environment. The question is, should we produce air-conditioned rabbits here in Malaysia? Or should we allow natural selection to take its course and love our rabbits as they are?

As for me, I submit to the fact that weather and natural selection do play its role in changing the physical appearances of our rabbits. There is no way we can avoid that happening. But instead of providing a simulated environment, the best solution we have found lies in Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Food.

The weather plays a great role in the rabbit’s appetite. Besides from losing fur condition, our rabbits loose their appetite and thus, loses flesh condition at the same time. We can never force our rabbits to eat more when they do not want to. As the saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”. But before I divulge the details, allow me to tell you more about squirrels. We all know that squirrels are often found collecting seeds and food during spring time. The food stuff is consumed during the cooler days.

Even for humans, we tend to have better appetite while being in a cooler location. The steamboat dinner up in the highlands taste extra good and I even found myself eating larger portions at Indianapolis (Autumn/Fall).

Without air-conditioning, what can we do when our rabbits do not have appetite? They are of course thinner/leaner than we like them to be. Can we boost the energy content in their daily ration? How do we do that when they do not have the appetite in the first place? Feeding a diet that is too rich may upset their sensitive stomach.

This is where the Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit food play its role to help keep our rabbits in better condition here in Malaysia. The Omega 3 & 6 is to help boost the coat condition. The only rabbit food in the market containing Omega 3 & 6. Genesis promotes healthy digestion through digestive enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics.

And remember that I mentioned that rabbits eat less due to decreased appetite in warmer condition?

That can be solved with Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit food because it is formulated to promote optimal nutrient absorption! Which means, your rabbit gets all it needs nutritionally to thrive and bloom with a small portion of the food and without supplements. Eating less is exactly what is desired here. Ever heard of the saying “Less is more”?

Well, at least this is one of my proven findings working with imported rabbits for the past 5 years.

Don’t believe what I say, try it out today!

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Our Time Shall Come To Pass

I count my blessings because I do not remember at any point of time in my life growing up as a child, there was no pets in the household. My parents are animal lovers and have encouraged me to have pets since I was young. I have learned to be responsible for another living being since then and I did not go through the “look after an egg” phase. Instead I went straight into keeping animals alive as long as I am able to.

Growing up, I remember saving up my daily allowances in order to buy food for my pets. When relatives visit, they never bring me chocolates or toys but instead brought me to the pet shops to get supplies. As a teenager in school, besides from the regular extra school activities and “dating”, I was never interested in cars and the regular things other boys do. I will always have time for my pets. So much so, I trained chickens to “fly” onto my hands when I stretch them out. My world came crashing down when the authorities banned rearing chicken in residential areas and they ended up as part of the curry dish. Gone are the days when we are able to obtain colourful chicks at the night market and that was how I got my pet chickens from. 🙂

Waking up this morning, I feel very happy looking at how my little family have come to love animals as well. My eldest daughter is almost an expert in holding young rabbits. The sight of her holding Drogo our new Mini Rex rabbit reminded me of our role as parents to nurture compassion and love in our next generation.

I know some of us did not have the opportunity to own our first pet until we were adults. Perhaps we were not allowed to have them or we just couldn’t afford them previously. There are many aspects and advantages keeping animals as pets. We know how therapeutic they are and our responsibility is to ensure that they are well taken care of.

Today I read an eulogy written (by Ellen Whyte) for the late Ms. Sabrina Yeap of Furry Friend’s Farm. I have never met Sabrina in person but the closest I got was a phone call from her seeking more details on a complain I lodged with SPCA many years back regarding a puppy mill. I believe she did investigate and was on the case because I later received a threatening phone call from the puppy mill operator. After so many years and for the fact that Sabrina has worked so tirelessly (until her death) for the welfare of strays speak strongly the importance of compassion and love for the voiceless. I am sure Sabrina herself found solace in helping all the strays in a world drowned by the need for material things and riches. May her soul rest in peace and her good works continue by those with similar capacity to love.

What we sow today we shall reap in days to come. We have to start educating the younger generation the importance of being responsible for other living creatures. We must take into consideration each time we choose to breed our pets and realize the possibilities that we are contributing to the universal sufferings of abandoned animals in our community, nation and world at large. What are we leaving behind for our children and their children?

Our time here on earth shall come to pass and I hope to see my children live in a world filled with love and mutual respect towards the entire living world. One which is balanced and thriving when we no longer exist.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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