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Post Number:#1  Unread postby ladysown » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:44 am


Near London, Ontario. I tend to get $20/bunny for Easter pics. What do other folks get?

I didn't ask that, that's what I've been offered with the explanation...children are unpredictable, so what would you normally charge for a bunny? For the ones being used, I said $20.

Made sense when I talked with the two ladies about it. They each said "I won't let anything happen but if something odd happens to the bunny I don't want you losing out on a sale later". "Because sometimes strange things happen."

One was a professional photographer, the other was a mom just wanting bunny pics with her children.
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:20 am


That sounds like a good arrangement, price wise. Consider that the 'photographer', if charging for the pics, will be making a decent sized profit, after printing and 'framing' the pic with card stock. ( the pony photo thing I work with-- the 'ride' profit is about 2 dollars a pic, the individual pony photo(separate arena) was 6 dollars a pic.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby DevonW » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:15 pm


You are one brave lady.

There is no way I'd ever rent out a bunny ever.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:51 pm


DevonW wrote:You are one brave lady.

There is no way I'd ever rent out a bunny ever.


Would you care to elaborate on your reasons for saying this, Devon? Surely it would depend on the circumstances?

I would think that renting a bunny out for a day under the full supervision of a caring adult would be a lot less of a risk to it than placing it in a pet home with small children, where supervision can never be complete, no matter what precautions one takes.

I know Ladysown has strong ethics concerning her rabbits and I would trust her to choose her rent-a-bunny prospects with care.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby DevonW » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:16 pm


Call me paranoid.
Although all my rabbits are loved pets are are very laid back and friendly, they are still show rabbits and I have a lot of time in money invested in them. Unless I went along with the rabbit or they came here for pictures, I have huge problems letting them leave my supervision. There are way to many circumstances that could happen. From being in a stressful situation that's unintentional, to something like a car crash.

I'm the worst person you could vacation with, every five minutes I'm worrying about whether the rabbits are alright, and long distance calls are killer.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby ladysown » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:15 pm


oh I am careful.

NO overnight stays unless it's with someone who is animal savvy.
NO stays longer than 4 hours for a photo session.
and only with people I know.

AND I don't send my very best animals.
I send "cute, and non-stressy" types. (aka meat rabbit babies work really well because they stay put).
Strangers...come here, I'll set up a place in the backyard and leave you to it. :) Parks work too.
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Brody » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:18 pm


neat idea ... I haven't ever been asked but I have provided animals and wrangling for some tv shows - it's lots of fun and raised some decent money (especially American shows) for the rescue I work with.

I think you'd have to factor in the pita factor - my rabbits would lneed a really good grooming for example - seems liek $20 might be agood rate ...
I'd have trouble doing it without being present too - or at least checking out the studio space -
but this is from the person who does reference checks before placing an animal ;)

I would also want to factor in the rabbit's personality - Niobe and Puff Daddy would love it - Joy would be an emotional wreck - she quite obviously sat in a rabbitry most of her life - a new bag scares her at first!
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Anntann » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:29 pm


a new bag scares me, too....

I think the rent-a-bunny thing is a good idea. You would have to be careful about the photographer and people you work wth, of course. hmmmm.

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby Briza » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:56 pm


:lol: I knew I could get laughing if I just read long enough....bags :-o

I love the response of Devon. We never vacation for just those reasons. Who in the heck can remember which of the 200 gates are sposed to be closed or open? Only someone who does it every day. I think it's terrifically risky unless the people know rabbits. And that is so very true about the individual personalities being a factor.
Do you get stress wages as well as the bunny fee?
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby randtrabbitry » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:41 pm


I was talking to my hubby about this and he said thats a great idea but whos liable when the bunny nips a kid or scratches them. You do have the over protective mom who sues anything that moves.

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Post Number:#11  Unread postby rabbit13 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:55 pm


hey,

So I thought this Easter Bunny idea was a great way to make a little money, so I put an add up on Greigs list. A few hours later I got a respone from a guy saying he was very interested. I emailed him back and informed him that when it got closer to Easter I would let him know what rabbits he could rent for the day. well heres the odd thing.. he wrote me back and said he would pay me up front but didnt want me there when he took the photos. Im quite worried now! Has anyone else had a problem like this?

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Post Number:#12  Unread postby eco2pia » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:00 am


Creepy. Just say no.

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Post Number:#13  Unread postby ottersatin » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:10 am


I don't believe that I would rent a rabbit out for pictures,
though I have in the past rented a rabbit to a magician.
It was back when we had Dwarf rabbits. I got a rental fee
and in the end the magician purchased the rabbit because
he worked so well in his show.
The magician was a rabbit owner previously but
his star had become too aged to be used in the show
and was retired. Sometimes you just have to have trust!
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Post Number:#14  Unread postby Jack » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:11 am


OOOH,

I will have to check
a Thrianta looks JUST like the cadbury bunny (actually a red satin I think)

And my wife has Polish broken too, the only issue is the photographer needs to know how to handle them.

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but I would be looking at putting them at/with professional photographers, sorry but, somedude taking my rabbit, sure, $20 a day and $50 deposit... for a cull
Even them uh, no
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Post Number:#15  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:30 am


rabbit13 wrote:hey,

So I thought this Easter Bunny idea was a great way to make a little money, so I put an add up on Greigs list. A few hours later I got a respone from a guy saying he was very interested. I emailed him back and informed him that when it got closer to Easter I would let him know what rabbits he could rent for the day. well heres the odd thing.. he wrote me back and said he would pay me up front but didnt want me there when he took the photos. Im quite worried now! Has anyone else had a problem like this?

~sarah


Sarah, ask him point blank why he does not want you there. It sounds creepy on the surface, but might be as simple as he has had interference from a rabbit owner in the past while he is trying to work.

You could tell him that it is your policy to be present because not everyone is accustomed to working with rabbits and you wish to ensure that it is a good experience for all concerned. Rabbits have fragile spines and can be injured from poor handling.

If after talking further with him you still have a gut feeling all is not well, tell him no.
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