Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet Clover!

Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy few days. If you have not guessed yet, the mystery animal is a bunny named Clover! She is a 3 month old mini lop bunny from Rachel. Since she was just spayed on Thursday, I've been keeping her a little less active. That did not stop her tonight as she had lots of energy and was doing what is called "bunny binkies" where they tear around the house.

Here she is jumping to grab a carrot from the top of the cardboard platform box.

As you can see in this photo, she is settling in nicely. She seems to like lying over the vent with her feet back which is evidence of a relaxed bunny!

Here are a few photos of the dogs. Right now, they are separated but all can see each other. Overall, I'm very pleased with how they are doing. The dogs are learning she is part of the family, and Clover is getting used to them.

Now, of course, since I am a trainer, I'm hoping to clicker train Clover too. Just like dogs, they can learn different behaviors. I know this will be a fun experience for both of us. One thing for sure is that baby bunnies are like puppies. They truly want to just get a "taste" of everything, so I've had to keep a close watch on any wooden or plastic object. This is where the cardboard and phone books have been coming in handy. I just redirect her to those items to save the furniture. We're also working on litter box training, but I'm positive she will get that too!

Anyway, that was the big suspense!!


Sarah said...

Aww! My close friend has a bunny named Peter (along with an exotic bird that talks --I forget the breed, a cat, and a dog.) The animals all coexist peacefully and the cat and rabbit are BFFs! I can't wait to see more photographs of your whole family when they are all used to one another! Congrats!!!

Kim said...

Clover is SO CUTE! I just saw a guy on TV recently who had pet rabbits and they showed him cuddling with the rabbits. I had no idea they were such great, domestic animals! They really are like cats or dogs, it seems! So cute! I can't wait to see more pictures of everyone together ;)

Rachel said...

Bunnies do make great pets. They can be litter box trained and socialized with cats and some dogs. Big difference with cats and bunnies though is that you have to rabbit proof your house - bunnies will eat cords, wires, carpet... everything! I wish more people knew what cool pets they were!

BTW, Clover was actually adopted through a rabbit rescue and not me, per se. Her mom was dumped at the county shelter and gave birth a couple of days later. We try to especially rescue moms and babies from the shelter because it's such an unhealthy and threatening environment for them. If anyone is interested in a house rabbit, be sure to check www.petfinder.com first to see what rescues are available in your areas.

It's nice to see Clover settling in nicely :)

Eating Alone said...

Very cute. She looks so fluffy and soft.

Tiptoe said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Yes, she's cute, sweet, soft, fluffy, and can be mischievious. LOL

Sorry Rachel, should have clarified better that you were fostering her. Btw, Rachel has more rabbits she is fostering too.