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RubyTed
07-06-2010, 10:53 AM
A "friend" just asked me if I was planning on getting another rabbit for Ruby. I said, yes, I probably was, but am not sure when.


So, the question I got was "Could you breed Ruby?!" :roll::roll::roll:

I let her know what I thought about backyard breeding! :shock::shock::lol::lol: ...Then after that I mentioned that Roobles was spayed! :lol:


Why do people automatically think that every pet owner of a female is going to breed them! Everyone knows that I'm not against breeding...but why should that meant that I'm going to do it! :roll:

I know it was a well meant question...but GAH! :lol:

georgie_f
07-06-2010, 10:56 AM
I get asked that all the time too. Or people will come round, see my rabbits in pairs, and ask when I'm likely to have babies. I think some people just don't know you can neuter rabbits. :roll:

I also get told I'm stupid for getting Thistle neutered as he cost so much (110 :shock:) and I could have 'made a fortune' if I'd bred him.

RubyTed
07-06-2010, 11:00 AM
I get asked that all the time too. Or people will come round, see my rabbits in pairs, and ask when I'm likely to have babies. I think some people just don't know you can neuter rabbits. :roll:

I also get told I'm stupid for getting Thistle neutered as he cost so much (110 :shock:) and I could have 'made a fortune' if I'd bred him.

Ruby's cost 90 initially....and then a magical 50 just appeared on my bill! :roll:....darn...should have had Ruby babies!...WITH THISTLE!! :shock: :lol::lol::lol:

Suzanne
07-06-2010, 11:03 AM
People say the same to me when I tell them I have bunnies living in pairs. :roll:

Blackberry & Co
07-06-2010, 11:04 AM
If people see my pairs of rabbits and ask if I'm going to breed them I say that it would be a bit of a miracle as they're all boys :lol:

Deelove
07-06-2010, 11:07 AM
People say the same thing about Faline, because they've never seen a rex before they think she's mega amazing so I should have bred her. I'm like really, she's not the only rex in the world. 'onest guv.

georgie_f
07-06-2010, 11:08 AM
Ruby's cost 90 initially....and then a magical 50 just appeared on my bill! :roll:....darn...should have had Ruby babies!...WITH THISTLE!! :shock: :lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol: They'd be some funny looking baby buns! Ruby is gorgeous but no doubt they'd inherit T's donkey ears! :roll::lol:

RubyTed
07-06-2010, 11:08 AM
When Ruby was a humpingbun people were always asking me if I was going to breed them....to which I had a few answers... "Ruby's giving it a go, but it'd be a miracle if they did have babies, as she's doing it the wrong way around."
"They're Uncle and niece...that's all kinds of wrong"
"Ted's a eunuch! :shock:"

I even got so annoyed I resorted to, "No, it's ok, I'll keep the light on!" :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Bluesmum
07-06-2010, 11:10 AM
I got asked the same when I adopted Marnie.....They got my breeding=evil lecture too :oops:
They would have made beautiful babies though :oops:

RubyTed
07-06-2010, 11:11 AM
People say the same thing about Faline, because they've never seen a rex before they think she's mega amazing so I should have bred her. I'm like really, she's not the only rex in the world. 'onest guv.

:lol::lol::lol::lol: She's speshul!!

You should breed her and Ludo! Half dog, half bunny....THAT would be mega amazing!!

skgreene
07-06-2010, 11:11 AM
i had the same on sat i when into a petshop that only sell one or two of each animal at a time and all the animals have lots of space.....neway my and OH are looking at getting so frogs so were looking at tanks etc etc then i wonder over to look at the buns when a women over heard me talking about needing to sort harry new friend situation out and said you need to get a male as males wont fight :? which then i explain harry was de-sexed so could be with a female without having babies to then she said i only de sex animal that arent suitable for breeding and 2 males would be happier and im stuiped for desexing harry, at this point i walked away as i cant be dealing with people like that atm

XMissySJx
07-06-2010, 11:14 AM
literally everytime i see my grandma she says "oh so you'll be having lots of babies if theres 2 girls and a boy wont you"

every, single, time! lol

biscuitblossom
07-06-2010, 11:17 AM
When I tell people how many bunnies I've got the first thing they say is 'do you breed them??' nobody seems to think you can have 19 bunnies without having bred them or wanting to breed them.

Elena
07-06-2010, 11:34 AM
When I tell people how many bunnies I've got the first thing they say is 'do you breed them??' nobody seems to think you can have 19 bunnies without having bred them or wanting to breed them.

I once got 'so do you breed them for food?'

Er, no.

pigsforlife
07-06-2010, 11:42 AM
As Charlee is my only bun at the moment I haven't had the question asked about her so much (plus she is kinda a secret..not many people know about her). But whenever someone asks if I "still" have guinea pigs (yes, they are alive, no they are not dead, yes they can live for up to 8 years, no they don't live for only 2 :roll:) and I reply saying that I have 5, I always get asked "Wow! How did you get that many? Did you breed them?" Drives me mad. I have to explain that they are all females (apart from Acorn who is nuetered) and that no I did not breed them, because breeding is risky and there are many piggies waiting for a home in the rescue. Gets annoying after awhile..no one understands my love for all small furries.

Rachel89
07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
Last week when we were carrying tonnes of boxes up our road three people asked me what I was going to make, after explaining it was for rabbits they all asked how many I had and then when I said they have al been neutered spayed I got the oddest looks and remarks about forking out money for a small pet that won't last long and doesn't cost that much to buy :roll:
Or the whole they must be mummy daddy and babies as there all dutches :roll:

helgalush
07-06-2010, 12:15 PM
We always get that too - when we say we have four bunnies everyone thinks that the two pairs will have babies. Its very very frustrating.

Georgeypudding
07-06-2010, 05:53 PM
everyone was asking me if i was breeding my two when i was talking about adopting mae, it got so annoying!
why would a teen want to breed her bunnys? what teen has that much time :roll:

vee-jay
07-06-2010, 05:57 PM
why would a teen want to breed her bunnys? what teen has that much time :roll:

:wave::lol:

yvette
07-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Get told to watch it...or Ill have babies coming out of my ears...then when I say theyre all neutered, its like **gasp**........Either they think im nuts, daft, have more money than sense etc etc...but I point out about bunnies in rescue...**waves arms in air in exasperation**...we go round and round in flipping circles.....
People have no idea....Just like I didnt before I joined this forum.(well, I wasnt a complete twit)...but Ive had my eyes opened very wide......

Candiflare
07-06-2010, 06:17 PM
I get annoyed with people saying this too -- of it being the automatic assumption that if you have a pet you should breed it. I feel the same way about dogs -- I have friends who are keeping their dogs intact because they're "too nice/good natured/friendly/beautiful" to castrate/spay.
So what?! Are they the world's only friendly/nice dog?!

blue_vix
07-06-2010, 06:36 PM
Being a new rabbit owner I don't want to breed but would like to show. I was told last night tho that I can't show a neutered rabbit?! I haven't found this on the BRC website yet so not 100% but if it's true, I'm shocked, and saddened.

vee-jay
07-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Being a new rabbit owner I don't want to breed but would like to show. I was told last night tho that I can't show a neutered rabbit?! I haven't found this on the BRC website yet so not 100% but if it's true, I'm shocked, and saddened.

you cannot show a neutered rabbit in proper show classes, yet you can show a neutered rabbit in the pet classes:)

TeflonsShadow
07-06-2010, 07:16 PM
I'm always being asked when Rimmi and Winters babies are due, then I explain that they are both done and I get "oh, that's a shame, they would have cute babies, I would have had one, can it be reversed?" *shocked face* I k ow they'd be beautiful but I would never be able to let any babies go anyways! Lol. X

yvette
07-06-2010, 07:21 PM
I'm always being asked when Rimmi and Winters babies are due, then I explain that they are both done and I get "oh, that's a shame, they would have cute babies, I would have had one, can it be reversed?" *shocked face* I k ow they'd be beautiful but I would never be able to let any babies go anyways! Lol. X

Just thought Id say...your siggy is getting rather full!!!!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

rngpwelfare
07-06-2010, 07:21 PM
you cannot show a neutered rabbit in proper show classes, yet you can show a neutered rabbit in the pet classes:)

But surely if it was a neutered doe no-one would know unless you told them :)

vee-jay
07-06-2010, 07:32 PM
But surely if it was a neutered doe no-one would know unless you told them :)

well yes I guess so unless they could see a scar.
breeders though would want to breed off a rabbit that is doing well in showing, . Also the rabbit would have to be rung. and i think its against the BRC rules

Jenova
07-06-2010, 07:36 PM
Yup I get it too... and even if I wasn't against breeding pets what sort of deranged person would breed from a rabbit with genetic teeth problems... People are stupid.

Kaori-Takara
08-06-2010, 12:32 AM
Same with everything.
Two of the mares a top rider was working last year broke. A women who she knew said "Oh well, atleast they were mares"
I was actually sick to my stomach and full of anger. I could've quite easily taken her to the carpet...well grass.
No one thinks about the conformational and temperamental faults in animals these days. They think "aww cute babies".

ARGHH :censored:
It's easy to single out the stupid people that way, but it's the animals that suffer.
If I could pick even a slight fault in an animal, that'd be the option of breeding out of the window.

What we need.
Is a famous person, one of those celebs that everyone loves for one reason or another.
And then get them to endorse a worldwide campaign to stop backyard breeding.
Then everyone will think it's "cool" to buy/re-home buns and any animal.

Leave the breeding to the proffesionals. I do lol.

RubyTed
08-06-2010, 07:17 AM
I don't think it helps that Ruby is from a breeder (albeit a very good one) so some people think that THAT is a reason to breed her. (erm....just because you get a pedigree dog doesn't mean that all owners breed from them.....Did you know that they can just be "pets"?! :shock: :roll:)

happysaz133
08-06-2010, 07:06 PM
I get it too, because I have two, they MUST be expecting babies soon, right? :lol: Well it would be a miracle if my two girls had babies without a guy bunny involved especially.

Although saying that, Islay would make gorgeous babies. She's the perfect bunny to me, and her children would all be gorgeous! But being from Pets at Home originally (I think), I'd never breed from her.