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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#226  Unread postby Bandits Bunny Farm » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:16 pm


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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#227  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:15 pm


TF3 wrote:I'm a new member and my decline has been fast and painless.


Welcome to Rabbit Addicts Anonymous, TF3!

TF3 wrote:Six weeks ago I agreed to ONE pet rabbit.
He became she plus 10.


The sex change fairy strikes again! :P For once he did something positive and infected yet another victim by using the power of the popples!

TF3 wrote:And then another...
And picking up 5 more tomorrow.


Good heavens! You did fall fast and hard, didn't you?!? :o

What are your plans for all of these bunnies? :popcorn:

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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#228  Unread postby TF3 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:15 pm


I knowingly took home the pregnant doe... it's my own fault!
The Lops are my daughter's pets/ breeding project for pets, possibly show.
The Calis (2) are for meat production~ family, possibly others.
The Flemish/ FlemishX / Giant Tiger Rabbits are for my hobby~ pets, meat... ;)
We'll see how things go~ we have a plan in place for kits/ culling as needed.
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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#229  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Mon May 04, 2015 10:10 am


16 pages of people acknowledging Rabbitosis! I fell into a n episode of Rabbitosis Aquireosis this past weekend. Came home from a show with a new breed AND one of my first breeds_ and less than 24 hours after getting home, find that one is in the family way... :D
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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#230  Unread postby Miss M » Mon May 04, 2015 12:05 pm


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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#231  Unread postby owlsfriend » Mon May 04, 2015 3:25 pm


I have relapsed.

After promising my DH I would not bring home any additional rabbits, I have failed miserably....but it's not my fault. Really. Some guy, after a show offered me a free rabbit. What? Why was I at a show? (Bar?) I was testing my ability to stay "sober and rabbit-free". (And you see how that turned out?) Okay. It wasn't smart for me to go to a show. (No. No it wasn't. And now you've been infected with an additional breed. This needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.) I can handle it. I had an open cage. (I've heard that before....you rabbit addicts are all the same. You didn't have a carrier. You claim he forced the rabbit on you, but who found the cardboard box? Who put the cardboard box into your car? You knew what was in the Box! Didn't you? Didn't you! Admit it. You can't stop! Do we need to call your family and friends for a confrontation? Do we?)

Uhm, no. I admit to god and one other person the exact nature of my rabbit addiction.

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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#232  Unread postby alforddm » Mon May 04, 2015 3:50 pm


Well, I have promised my DH that I will not buy additional rabbits. I didn't say anything about keeping the ones that are born here :lol: :lol:

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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#233  Unread postby JenerationX » Tue May 19, 2015 11:29 pm


alforddm wrote:Well, I have promised my DH that I will not buy additional rabbits. I didn't say anything about keeping the ones that are born here :lol: :lol:



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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#234  Unread postby Tbgb1912 » Wed May 20, 2015 4:10 pm


I don't know if this has been seen before but..

A great one to live by :lilbunny: :clap2:
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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#235  Unread postby owlsfriend » Fri May 29, 2015 1:40 pm


So, I think the disease is entering a new phase. I'm about ready to go "hog-wild" on the heritage meat side of the barn. I don't talk much about my Americans (Hereafter called AmBs for American Blues). They are a "rare" and "heritage" breed on the Livestock Conservation list as "threatened." http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/conservation-priority-list#Rabbits
But a couple of them have DQs that are hereditary. I have 8 does and 3 bucks. Originally, they were a meat breed with big litters, high meat to bone ratio, and good maternal instincts. And I've raised a few litters, spread them around....

But REALLY...isn't there a moral imperative to breed more and more of this "threatened" breed? Or am I rationalizing....? I've found a processor with a local stop, willing to pay $1.50 a pound for any culls. I wouldn't be tempted to keep any white toenails (or would I?) or random white hairs....(except that I'm keeping Daizy, who obviously carries some frosty DNA from some where, as a "meat only" mamma....case in point.)

Oh, and if you think this processor is NOT fostering raging rabbit retention...I thought I had 9 rabbits for him this week, but when I called, he suggested that they would all be a pound heavier if I kept them "just one more week"...

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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#236  Unread postby Susie570 » Sat May 30, 2015 12:15 pm


owlsfriend wrote:I don't talk much about my Americans (Hereafter called AmBs for American Blues). They are a "rare" and "heritage" breed on the Livestock Conservation list as "threatened."


Perhaps a person might be inspired to share a few pictures of these threatened American Blues??? :D
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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#237  Unread postby EnglishSpot » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:08 am


My rabbitosis has reached the point of systemic infection. After I sold my first NZR one two months ago, I couldn't stop thinking about the NZRs. And how much I love broken colored rabbits. I went back and got a daughter of my original NZR from her new owner. I couldn't let those genes go.

This past Saturday I bought another NZR. A broken NZR. And she came full of babies.

Phase II is about to start.
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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#238  Unread postby rtower » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:57 am


I do NOT have any rabbit-related illnesses! I simply stumbled across this thread and thought it would be the best place to pose a scientific question. I mean, what group would have more knowledge about the subject than a gathering of obsessed, impulsive, Lagomorpha-dependent addicts!!

So, from a strictly scientific perspective... Would it be possible to produce a blue-eyed Florida White rabbit?

I'm pretty ignorant of genetics. I'm guessing albinism is a recessive gene. Blue-eyed white rabbits are not albino but actually have white-colored pelts? (Is that correct?) And I doubt I could find a BEW that matures at 5 lbs or so like the Florida White, so it would probably be wise to use a Florida White buck with a BEW doe to get started? (That is, IF I were actually contemplating involving myself in some kind of rabbit-breeding experimental program... Which I'm not. I bought three does and one buck STRICTLY for meat production for my wife and me because we both really like rabbit meat!)

But, if someone suffering from EOR (Early-Onset Rabbitosis) were foolish enough to consider such a project, 1) would it be possible? and 2) would that be the way to proceed? (Not asking for myself you understand... I may have a friend who MAY be developing a habit of CONSTANTLY thinking about his new rabbits... And the upcoming two litters. (FIRST litters... Due in three days or so.) And he may be constantly checking on those two does, especially since one of them has started digging in the nest box he put in this morning...

Ah-hem... As I said before, speaking from a strictly scientific perspective... If I continue to see 'my friend' developing these symptoms, it might be in his best interest to be able to gain his trust by following along and offering some advice. So, IF I need the information (for him, of course), would anyone know where a BEW doe might be acquired? Particularly if it were within reasonable driving distance of southwest Kansas? (Say, within 12 hours or so, one-way?)

And please, don't worry about me. I'm fine... Really! Just fine... (Haven't looked in on those does for at least 20 minutes now...)

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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#239  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:10 pm


rtower wrote:I do NOT have any rabbit-related illnesses! I simply stumbled across this thread and thought it would be the best place to pose a scientific question. I mean, what group would have more knowledge about the subject than a gathering of obsessed, impulsive, Lagomorpha-dependent addicts!!

So, from a strictly scientific perspective... Would it be possible to produce a blue-eyed Florida White rabbit?
. . .

But, if someone suffering from EOR (Early-Onset Rabbitosis) were foolish enough to consider such a project, 1) would it be possible? and 2) would that be the way to proceed? (Not asking for myself you understand... I may have a friend who MAY be developing a habit of CONSTANTLY thinking about his new rabbits...

And please, don't worry about me. I'm fine... Really! Just fine... (Haven't looked in on those does for at least 20 minutes now...)


Ah, isn't DENIAL a wonderful thing! Your "friend" sounds as though he has "galloping rabbitosis". You should know that it is contagious and virulent.

If you are seriously looking for answers about a BEW Florida (Yes, yes, for your friend, we understand that) it might be more productive to ask in the Breed Discussions forum or the Rabbit Colours and Genetics forum.

breed-discussions-f20.html
rabbit-colours-and-genetics-f31.html

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Re: New 12 Step Program--

Post Number:#240  Unread postby rtower » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:45 pm


Thank you MaggieJ! I'll pass your recommendation along 'to my friend'. Along with a friendly warning about the 'contagion'!!

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