Thanks guys. Yesterday wasn't so bad. Chloe loved her birthday and all her things. She's 9 now. Wow. I was finishing exams in grade 11 when she was born! o-o
Yuuie, be careful with the rabbits outside. I hear the west gets incredibly hot summers! If you can provide them with a tarp to protect them from the elements and also freeze water bottles for them to cool off on. Rabbits can deal with cold moreso than heat. You don't want them to get heatstroke!
Olympia, the main headline of our weekend paper was about the synthetics in our water. It's scary stuff! Because in our North American go-to-the-pharmacy-for-everything mentality there's nothing we can do to stop it. Pharmacies are corporations and they want money. So, say goodbye to normal swimming water. Wouldn't be surprised if some leaks through to the tap water.
You have to show pics of your rexy boy so we can help with names. The only forum person ever to take my bunny name suggestion was on a now-dead forum and someone got a hottot (the small white ones with black around their eyes and spots on their backs) and I suggested Hammurabi (the Egytian god/leader) lol And it was because it can effectively be shortened to Ham :P
Secondly, you might know more about it bc my most recent source was American but to raise hundreds of thousands of poultry and swine in small cramped overcrowded conditions I think they HAVE to add things to the food to make sure they don't get sick. Once one gets sick it'll be a matter of days before the entire stock needs to be culled. This happens all the time here in Newfoundland with farmed salmon. With all the culls I'm not sure how many batches get to "mature" naturally. Sadly, I think they're pumped full of growth hormones so they can be slaughtered faster for consumption. I know it's near impossible to keep a factory poultry farm without additives. Chickens are so susceptible to illness in factory farm settings. AND since chickens and pigs carry zoonotic diseases (that is, diseases they can transmit to humans) there are extra precautions at work.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist by any means but I wouldn't be surprised to learn the Canadian government is labelling factory farmed meat as "hormone-free" and then not following up on the farm regulations so in fact, there are hormones in the food. Because honestly, and most noticeble, have you EVER noticed the differenc ein the size of turkeys during the year and then at Thanksgiving??
I wouldn't feed that to my kids.