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ISO A House Bunny

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Sagebrush » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:37 pm


Hello all. Well I am back to searching for a house bunny. So far I have not found what I am looking for from those that do breed rabbits here. For example I am wanting a rabbit that has been handles since close to birth, wont freak out if my dog comes to say hello, and who would allow me to actually trim their nails without it being a huge and stressful operation. What I am finding here is seldom handled rabbits that are far to aggressive to be handled. Anyone who is near the Reno, Nevada area please let me know.

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Re: ISO A House Bunny

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:29 pm


What you need, is a velveteen lop ;) English lops are another good choice for temper, but a little harder to keep indoors due to their larger size.
I'm sure you will find the perfect bunny. Hopefully not just a handled one, but also one from a calm line. :)

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Sagebrush » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:08 pm


I would love a velveteen lop!!! To bad I can't seem to find any around here. Of course I did fall in love with Mucky's kits when I last saw them. ;) ;)

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby SixGun » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:25 pm


If you can try and attend the West Coast Classic in May in Reno. Huge show! There will be people from all over with many many different breeds for sale.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Sagebrush » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:57 pm


Glad to know that it is going to be back in Reno. I can definitely attend then! Then of course begins the waiting game.... :sigh:

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:18 am


Sagebrush....
I ended up creating a house bunny....
He was a 3 year old pedigreed booted red NZ.... bought him to improve my meat herd...
Used him a time or two... focus shifted to Magpie Harlequin...

He lived for a year on the bottom cage.
My dog would come in an help supervise with chores.
She is very well trained, but loved to rub her head all over "Dave" the rabbit...
Sometimes she would fit her head and shoulders in to try and climb in with him...
(she's a 65lb shepherd mix)
He gained some weight (ok a lot) and couldn't be used as a breeder any longer...
A friend was looking for a house bunny... he quickly adjusted to a litter box.... now has a mastive puppy friend... and has his own bedroom to play in ....

Sometimes, finding a good house rabbit.......... is just luck.
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Re: ISO A House Bunny

Post Number:#7  Unread postby SableSteel » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:08 am


If you don't find one by WCC I might have a Himalayan buck for sale, super active, friendly and chill with dogs (he lived indoors and we train service dogs), just didn't mature into a good show rabbit. I'm going to try to sell him in april, but if he doesn't sell, he might be coming with me to WCC
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Re: ISO A House Bunny

Post Number:#8  Unread postby Zass » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:00 pm


Ohh, I've heard great things about Himis and temperament!!

Sarnia makes for a good point too. Many mature bucks make excellent pets. I just sold a pretty lilac magpie harlequin buck who was always pushing into our hands trying to get head scratches.

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Re: ISO A House Bunny

Post Number:#9  Unread postby Sagebrush » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:29 pm


SarniaTricia, thank you. Those are some valid points. Unfortunately the people that are breeders here, (unless the rabbits are for show and they want large amounts for them) they just don't handle them very much and they become aggressive. I want a calmer rabbit.

SableSteel, I will defiantly keep him in mind if I don't find another bun by then. I do look forward to meeting you at WCC! Heck, even if I do find a bun before then I will still be going.

Zass, I have been considering adult rabbits as well. Just because you know what type of temperament you are getting when you see the rabbit.

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