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TeflonsShadow
04-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Ive seen several photos of bunnies wearing collars, for instance, on here:

http://www.disapprovingrabbits.com/

second photo down.

Why would buns wear collars? Does anyone on here put them on their buns?

My buns cant get out of my house so I see no reason for them to be wearing ID... is this why some buns have them??

Sorry for the questions! I am curious! I dont think mine would like wearing them!

youngbunny2
04-09-2010, 06:07 PM
I would not do it,they would get stressed.

x-vic-x
04-09-2010, 06:07 PM
I know of a rabbit who wears a collar with a tag on that allows him to use the cat flap to get in and out of the house.

it is not something I would put on a rabbit, as I see no need for it.

mini lop1
04-09-2010, 06:10 PM
i noticed that too in that photo jeanna

vee-jay
04-09-2010, 06:10 PM
because it looks cute:lol:

thast the only reason i can think of:lol:

Jack's-Jane
04-09-2010, 06:27 PM
Why on earth would a Rabbit need a collar :roll:

Loosy
04-09-2010, 06:35 PM
My cats don't even wear collars, so I don't see any reason for a rabbit to :?
i think it is probably just because it looks 'cute' :roll:

Grace65
04-09-2010, 07:20 PM
I dont like them even my cat dosent wear one any longer he has had far too many mishaps wearing one. xxx

Lillian
04-09-2010, 07:22 PM
I'd never collar a rabbit.. can imagine the trouble it could get in :shock:

Hanlou
04-09-2010, 08:17 PM
I'd never collar a rabbit.. can imagine the trouble it could get in :shock:

Ditto.... kind of makes me shudder to think of what could happen if it got caught on something or if they got their foot stuck..... I've seen so many collar injuries on various programmes involving cats and can only imagine a rabbit would be even more at risk - I think mine would risk injury to me and themselves whilst having one fitted never mind anything else. :?

Hanlou
04-09-2010, 08:18 PM
My buns cant get out of my house so I see no reason for them to be wearing ID... is this why some buns have them??

Microchipping is far safer if you wanted to have some form of ID for a rabbit.

TeflonsShadow
04-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Microchipping is far safer if you wanted to have some form of ID for a rabbit.

I know that, I am not thinking about collaring my rabbit!

Hanlou
04-09-2010, 08:29 PM
I know that, I am not thinking about collaring my rabbit!

Lol I didn't doubt that! :p

I just meant that a collar would be a poor excuse in terms of needing ID as there are better, safer methods. My post was a bit brief - I am very tired as haven't slept properly and had a verrryyy long day at work and am now drinking red wine. So I'm sorry if it looked like I was implying *you* would do that. :oops:

I think I'm still a bit in shock that anyone puts a collar on their bunnies I guess!! It would never have even crossed my mind! :shock:

happysaz133
05-09-2010, 06:17 PM
Probably people think of them as being like cats. Or because its cute!

glossta1
05-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Surely not a collar - a strangling risk. But maybe a harness? Ours used to go wear them to go for walks.

Milo+Fizz
05-09-2010, 09:35 PM
I kept the collar on him because I usually left his cage open and he would come and go as he pleased and that way I could find him more easily.

This is her reason why if you view comments.

DaydreamBunny
05-09-2010, 10:18 PM
You have to be careful with collars on any animal, cats and dogs have died as a result of collars, I know some dog owners who only use a collar for walkies due to having a collar mishap in the past.

TeflonsShadow
05-09-2010, 10:23 PM
Oh, I didnt check the comments, I admit sometimes its hard to keep track of the wee sods underfoot but I would be more scared of the collar getting caught.....

coco1200
05-09-2010, 10:23 PM
hehehehe, you guys will dissaprove but I used to put a collar on my bridge bun Hermy...Honestly, only reason I put it on her was to get cute photos :oops: She honestly didn't care she was wearing it. Took is off straight after photos were taken.

and she did look cute didn't she :love: Miss her absolute buckets though. Still have this collar in her memory.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/coco1200/xdghtjnrey5juh.jpg

Milo+Fizz
05-09-2010, 10:24 PM
Oh, I didnt check the comments, I admit sometimes its hard to keep track of the wee sods underfoot but I would be more scared of the collar getting caught.....

Oops just re read my post. Hope you didnt think I was aiming the rolley eyes at you :oops:.

happysaz133
05-09-2010, 11:36 PM
You have to be careful with collars on any animal, cats and dogs have died as a result of collars, I know some dog owners who only use a collar for walkies due to having a collar mishap in the past.

My dogs also only wear collars on walks, not for that reason though, I just don't think they look comfy! But I do understand the risks.

happysaz133
05-09-2010, 11:38 PM
hehehehe, you guys will dissaprove but I used to put a collar on my bridge bun Hermy...Honestly, only reason I put it on her was to get cute photos :oops: She honestly didn't care she was wearing it. Took is off straight after photos were taken.

and she did look cute didn't she :love: Miss her absolute buckets though. Still have this collar in her memory.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/coco1200/xdghtjnrey5juh.jpg

Aww she is cute :) I'll be another to admit...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4491362386_c60817fe93_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/4491362386/)
Lindt Bunnies! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/4491362386/) by Chocolate Bubbles (http://www.flickr.com/people/chocolatebubbles/), on Flickr

It was only on because I tried to make her look like a Lindt bunny for an Easter photo. It doesn't quite work with Lops though! :lol:

TeflonsShadow
05-09-2010, 11:47 PM
Aww she is cute :) I'll be another to admit...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4491362386_c60817fe93_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/4491362386/)
Lindt Bunnies! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/4491362386/) by Chocolate Bubbles (http://www.flickr.com/people/chocolatebubbles/), on Flickr

It was only on because I tried to make her look like a Lindt bunny for an Easter photo. It doesn't quite work with Lops though! :lol:

Bell is the wrong colour too..... ;)

blue_vix
05-09-2010, 11:57 PM
The collar thing is a strange one, don't dogs and cats have to wear collars by law? When some kids broke my fence and Sadie got out (which I admit was 5 years ago now) I got fined for her not having a collar on and had to pay for the 3 days she spent in kennels whilst they bothered to check her microchip and ring me. She did have a collar and tag but I only used it for walks after she became trapped by it when digging under the fence as a pup. I wouldn't leave a collar on any animal if at all possible but I guess they do have their uses and can be a safer like when out in public. A bit of an aside I know but anywayz.. :D

TeflonsShadow
06-09-2010, 12:02 AM
My dog always wears a collar, with ID tag and is microchipped, I would never take a risk with her.

linzi1loveanimals
06-09-2010, 12:18 AM
My first house bun toshi had a collar. He didn't care at all. It was better than him sneaking up round our feet and gettin kicked across the room. But then there was nothing for him to get it caught on and it was a soft kitten collar fitted with emergency release safety catch and was sized correctly to his neck so he couldn't get a paw under it etc. Our cats hate always worn collars as far as im concerned if I see a cat without one I assume its a stray, which most people I know do. In this day I worry some people do not get lost animals checked for a chip they just keep them if they think they're homeless. I used to have collars for each bun with a tag, which used to replace their harness collar when going to the vets. But they didn't wear them all the time. With the house bun it was for his safety so he could follow us around and we knew he was there. He had free range all the time we were at home and would want to make tea with us, do the washin with us etc. Being such a dot at least his collar let us know he was about. :wave:

*Spider*
06-09-2010, 12:41 AM
Our cats where collars all the time for ID reasons. They wear a little tag with our address and telephone number on it.
Spider my dog only wears a collar if we're somewhere public or on an unfamiliar walk incase he goes missing. It has all his information on it - this has never happened but still.
Why on EARTH would a rabbit need one?
They also have very fragile necks and if something got caught on it.... :? Rabbits are prey animals unlike cats and dogs (I'm sure a cat and dog could still panic if they got it caught) but could you imagine what I'd do to a poor bunny?
100% no no in my books!
Mine would have a fit if I tried to put one on.

*Spider*
06-09-2010, 12:45 AM
Also to add, they must be extremely uncomfortable too. Can you imagine having it around your neck and having to do everything with it on, sleep, wash... I just don't like it. This is another reason Spider only wears it on some walks. It also damages the fur around their neck.
Our cats wear theirs continueously as they have the option of going out whenever they want.

blue_vix
06-09-2010, 01:39 AM
My first house bun toshi had a collar. He didn't care at all. It was better than him sneaking up round our feet and gettin kicked across the room. Being such a dot at least his collar let us know he was about. :wave:

I'm guessing it was a bell on the collar ;)

Elena
06-09-2010, 03:29 AM
Why do you need a bell to find your rabbit anyway? You should be watching it to a degree if the place isn't bunnyproofed. Even with our bunny rooms bunnyproofed I've never had any problems finding mine. Even when I had a trio and they had three rooms to play in. A shake of the treat box always has them coming running. I don't think the supposed benefit outweighs the risk personally.

linzi1loveanimals
06-09-2010, 06:48 AM
Our was to hear him not to find him. Asleep on sofa one minute behind behind your feet in the kitchen the next. An adoring eight week old who was the tiny roule hate been stood on if it wasn't for his bell. If he was in his room and we were out he didn't need it. Our house now has four house buns no collars and is completely bunny proof just like it was back then. Difference is our current buns are bigger and you can hear them trying to sneak up on you!