The Bunnies Are Here

Raven and Frost
Raven and Frost

Yesterday I posted a little photo of one of the new bunny babies. We we have 2 babies, and they couldn’t be more different.

Raven chose a Dwarf Hotot. This is has always been my favorite breed, and I have had several Hotots over the years. They are small, friendly, curious, and beautiful. They are known for their big black eyes, with eye-bands. I have always thought the eyes were strictly brown. I was wrong.

Frost up close!
Frost up close!

This is Frost. I have never seen blue eyes before. They’re gorgeous! Now….it was explained to me that this was a flaw that sometimes happens, and not desirable among Hotot owners. Indeed, she was the only one of her siblings with the blue eyes.

She's beautiful to us.
She’s beautiful to us.

Whatever.

We think her eyes are beautiful, and don’t care if this is a genetic flaw.

Lenore chose a completely different route. She said “Go BIG, or go home”.  So she went big. Lenore chose a young male Flemish Giant. I think her logic is that since she can no longer have a dog, she wants a rabbit as big as a dog . Well this rabbit will grow to be bigger than the dog she had.

Not quit 3 months old, and he can wear the dog harness.
Not quit 3 months old, and he can wear the dog harness.
They took a nap together yesterday.
They took a nap together yesterday.
Sasquatch took to his harness quite well.
Sasquatch took to his harness quite well.
These bunnies grow to be huge, but they are very gentle and sweet.
These bunnies grow to be huge, but they are very gentle and sweet.

This is Sasquatch the baby Flemish Giant. Yes…Sasquatch is just a baby. He’s not quite 3 months old, and already wears the dog harness. We got to meet his father, who is a whopping 23.5 lbs, and quite friendlyWhat’s really funny to me is that he and Frost are the same age.

Flemish Giants are extremely gentle and sweet. They’re excellent with children, and are basically just a big lap-rabbit. They make excellent therapy animals. These rabbits are pretty good with other animals too..

Hello friend!
Hello friend!

We have two yard-cats, and they sniffed each other briefly. No issues beyond that. They both expressed a friendly curiosity about each other.

So right now husband is working on the hutch and bunny run for both. He has a nice set of plans to work from, and we’re using the wood I had saved for the chicken coop. (We are no longer getting chickens.) They have temporary housing in the girls room until complete. It wont’ take long because it can’t. I have always been allergic to rabbits. I know how that sounds……but we love rabbits anyway.

I’m ending this post with some parting shots of how big Flemish Giants can get. One photo is a picture of a Flemish Giant next to a Dwarf Hotot so you can see the contrast. These were floating around on the internet in various Top Ten lists:

Happy Wednesday!

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One thought on “The Bunnies Are Here

  1. Raven, I love your little bunny. It’s eyes are so blue. How pretty that is, even if it is a mistake. I would rather have the blue eyes.
    Lenore, WOW, what a bunny you have. I think that is so great that you have a big bunny. It looks so cute and gentle. I’m sure you will get all kinds of looks if you take him for a walk like you would a dog. Both of you enjoy your bunnies. They look like a lot of fun, (and very soft). Love you both, Nana

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