Sunday, November 25, 2012

Growing Bunny

BunBun is an eating machine! We live in a larger space now and Bungy has a little more room to run around, exercise and maneuver. Lucky he gets a little exercise or he would be a fat little rabbit!

Bun eats mostly dry food, but he really loves the occasional carrot or small piece of fruit. He likes tiny apple slices, grapes, strawberries and...well...really, anything you stick in front of his face! Below is a photo I snuck when Bun and Pae were both napping on the couch ;) He woke up actually, probably hoping that my camera was a piece of guava or something similarly sweet and juicy!

We took him to the vet a while back and he weighed out at 2kg...I think that's getting near the max weight for a Holland Lop, but considering Bun is a mix, he may be able to put on more weight than that eventually. We try to keep his food bowl stocked with nibbles of this and that and keep some alfalfa grass available for him to get at whenever he wants it. Really, he should be eating mostly alfalfa grass with limited dry food and snacks, but he'll have nothing of that!

He doesn't like to be held or picked up, so the only way to get him into his cage when we want to leave home is to lure him with some type of treat. The one that works the best is an Aussie breakfast cereal called Weet-Bix! We can open the canister and stick a piece of cereal in his bowl...while he's napping in the corner...and within thirty seconds the smell of the cereal will make its way to his little wiggly nose and he will leap up and sprint on the slippery floor and slip and slide his way to his cage in a fit of excitement. He pulls his cereal from his food bowl and starts crunching away with wide eyes like he's getting his drug fix! At this point we close his cage and head out the door. The little man is a cereal junky!

1 comment:

mardenheyjude said...

Very nice story. Isn't it nice to come home to a cute little BunBun.. Sounds like he is a joy to have around. Hi to Pae. Love always, Auntie

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