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Old 06-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #51 
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I'm not sure every bunny is necessarily going to sit on his laps and be okay with 'cuddling'. Sure mini rexes are the best breed for that but it really depends on the breeder's socialisation habits. o.o I hope everything works out for the best though and you do get a well-rounded socialised one! But every bunny I met other than my own mini rex would rather stay on the floor and do their own thing, coming up to me on their own time.
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If we get him young enough by the time he's 4 or 5 years old he'll better lol. My bf has a method for getting the guy comfy in laps. I asked what and he told me to wait and see. He used to do it with his old bunny all the time.
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Yes, conditioning them should work. Might not be in the best interest of every rabbit though, I'm glad you're getting a baby mini rex then! I don't know what it is with them that they are more docile and tolerant. Maybe their inbreeding has eliminated more of the nervous-ness that most bunnies have about being picked up, along with them being soo soft!! When my grandmother pet my minirex for the first time she nearly died with excitement!! lol She loved her so much!
It also helped that she was so tolerant when she ran into health problems (retrobulbar disease, chronic abscesses and obesity) due to bad breeding and a bad owner before I got her. Because she was up a lot getting medicine and drained! :)
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Maybe. Upon further investigation (and just an excuse to look at the baby pictures) I've discovered that 2-3 litters were born a week before the others. So some will be 7 weeks old in July. Maybe we will get one then.
Oh! What would you recommend for the best chew toys? I have access to lots of wood (of all different kinds) tons of cardboard boxes (big and little) and I'm not past making or buying something.
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First, experiment with what type of toy he might enjoy. My m-r Akina didn't like toys really and preferred to be out exploring and sleeping with the dog and cat. My bunny Acacia now loves rattles and chewing on cardboard.
I bought some toys (like small animal kabobs with replaceable wood and mineral chews) and stuffed toys but she doesn't really like them. You can get baby rattles, cat toys and old phone books-tissue boxes. I like saving paper bags from the cafe and filling it with hay and raisins. Or a tissue box and she can pull out al the tissues. Cardboard boxes from the supermarket (they'll just give them to you for free) make great toys! And with multiples you can cut holes and make tunnels and caves. Another thing, cat tunnels. They're made crinkly and my bunny just loves that!
As with any toy (and I'm sure you know bc of the bird) check them for chew marks and consumption. Some baby rattles have rubber grips that bunny might like to chew.
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ok I can get tons of boxes from work for free. I think I might use a tissue box with some hay stuffed in there for a while. I'll make up some wood chewers and then have some cardboard around as well. A rattly is a cute idea. I was thinking of making a ball of bells (attaching a bunch of bells together). My bird has one and absolutely loves it so maybe he will too. Still waiting on hearing back form the breeder, I got my fingers crossed, my legs crossed, my toes crossed and anything else crossed hoping we can get one in July
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:) Yes a ball of bells would be an awesome toy!! Actualy I might steal that idea ;) thanks!

I have my fingers and toes crossed too for July! Waiting is the hardest part!
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lol go ahead. I've got an idea I want to play with but I need to get the bells and string first. If I figure it out To where they can't get the string I'll make a video and send it to you.
I've been looking up DIY bunny toys. I think by far the cutest one is the old rag with a few knots in it. Two weeks from today and I'll be heading up to my parent's cabin.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #59 
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Breeder just got back to me! She lets them go as early as 6 weeks so looks like we'll be getting one in July!!!! I'm literally doing a happy wiggle
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Congrats!!
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