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omehtea
22-02-2014, 11:57 PM
Had a dwarf buck for nearly 2 years and now I'm planning to sell him for 100. A buyer has agreed to meet me. Reason for selling? Got bored of this buck not showing me affection ever since neutered. I'm using the money to buy myself another buck of a different breed. I told some friends and everyone seems to ostracise me, calling me a heartless *******. I also haven't spent enough time with my buck and he's now going to a bigger home with a doe as a companion. It's a much improved new home for him. Win win? No, I still profited from selling my pet.

MissSherwood89
23-02-2014, 12:03 AM
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omehtea
23-02-2014, 12:06 AM
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I'm not trolling. I swear the next buck I get won't ever get neutered. I spend only several hours a day with the bunny so he must be bored all the time. Going to this new home means more attention, bigger place to run, and a doe companion.

katie88
23-02-2014, 12:08 AM
I'm not trolling. I swear the next buck I get won't ever get neutered. I spend only several hours a day with the bunny so he must be bored all the time. Going to this new home means more attention, bigger place to run, and a doe companion.

Why would you get another rabbit if you recognise that your current rabbit doesn't get enough attention?

Crunchie
23-02-2014, 12:18 AM
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My thoughts as well.

katie88
23-02-2014, 12:19 AM
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Vegan_Bunny
23-02-2014, 12:20 AM
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:lol: :lol:

klw
23-02-2014, 12:22 AM
Someone is paying 100 for an unwanted dwarf buck? Something doesn't sound quite right re this scenario... :shock:

The Duchess
23-02-2014, 12:24 AM
Don't buy this at all................it has to be a windup.

rainbow_sammie
23-02-2014, 12:26 AM
what the hell????

please tell me this whole post is a joke :roll:

JessieandFaith
23-02-2014, 12:27 AM
Why would you get another rabbit if you recognise that your current rabbit doesn't get enough attention?

^^^ my thoughts exactly if you spent more time with your current buck trying to get to know him then maybe he will show affection. And correct me if I'm wrong but rabbits prefer company of their own kind and would show affection to them more then to a human. I have two rabbits my lop loves to have snuggles my other one doesn't like being handled at all. I spend them same time with each of them maybe sometimes more with Faith to try and get her used to me. I wouldn't dream of selling her because she doesn't show me affection she's a rabbit I don't expect her to!

William
23-02-2014, 12:27 AM
Definitely a troll :lol:

MightyMax
23-02-2014, 12:29 AM
what the hell????

please tell me this whole post is a joke :roll:

A nightmare more like :lol:

nessar
23-02-2014, 12:52 AM
Definitely a troll :lol:

Yup. Noone could be so stupid in real life.

Vegan_Bunny
23-02-2014, 12:56 AM
Somebody doesn't have a life. :lol:

moi
23-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Yawwwwn.... borrrrring!!!!!

William
23-02-2014, 01:05 AM
Yup. Noone could be so stupid in real life.

Yeah :lol: This is such a poor attempt at trolling too, it's so obvious it's laughable.

omehtea
23-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Yeah :lol: This is such a poor attempt at trolling too, it's so obvious it's laughable.

I said I'm not trolling. I do have a phd and if I wanted to 'troll' it wouldn't be so obvious. The term 'trolling' is used by losers like you who refuse to accept other people's lives can be so different to yours.

omehtea
23-02-2014, 01:18 AM
Why would you get another rabbit if you recognise that your current rabbit doesn't get enough attention?

Same reason when someone you like rejects you you decide to find someone else. It's better to have a fresh start with a younger rabbit who hasn't formed an impression of me yet. It's a second chance to bond.

William
23-02-2014, 01:19 AM
I said I'm not trolling. I do have a phd and if I wanted to 'troll' it wouldn't be so obvious. The term 'trolling' is used by losers like you who refuse to accept other people's lives can be so different to yours.

Okay :lol:

moi
23-02-2014, 01:23 AM
Same reason when someone you like rejects you you decide to find someone else. It's better to have a fresh start with a younger rabbit who hasn't formed an impression of me yet. It's a second chance to bond.

rejected by a rabbit.... boohoo

biscandmatt1
23-02-2014, 01:31 AM
if you're not joking then please rehome your rabbit as you don't deserve him, and don't get anymore. you have to work hard to get that bond and you obviously can't be bothered. :(

Hele
23-02-2014, 01:42 AM
I think you will be shocked by the strength of opinions on this forum. Whilst the forum itself isn't a pro rescue one, a lot of of the users are either involved in rescue or support rescue. When you spend your life trying to help these wonderful animals it feels like a kick in the teeth when someone sees them as disposable.

If your relationship with your rabbit isn't what you want then maybe a rabbit isn't the pet for you? Rabbits are a prey animal and as such to earn a rabbits trust is a special thing, they don't give it easily and it takes a lot of time and patience. If you aren't willing to put the time in then any future rabbit you get will likely end up in the same position. Rabbits aren't normally cuddly, they like their feet firmly on the floor, yes there are exceptions but they are few and far between.

As for not neutering because you feel it has spoiled your currant rabbit, that really doesn't make sense. Many entire males get very very frustrated. They smell more, spray, can be aggressive and are just generally more stressed out as they have natural instincts and no outlet :(. Plus it means they are going to have to spend their whole life as a single bun, not really in the best interests of the bun.

If you really want another rabbit, would you consider a rescue? That way you could find a bun that has the temperament you want, something that is not guaranteed from buying a baby.

As for me personally, would I ever sell a pet because they aren't cuddly enough for me and I wanted a new one? Err no, all my pets are in their forever homes and that is final, they are not disposable and I would not dream of treating them as belongings rather than living beings!!!

BerryJane
23-02-2014, 02:05 AM
I think the answer to your thread title is "yes"

Although I do respect people who know they are not caring for an animal as well as they can, finding ways to make their lives better I do not agree with then getting anoter animal. Let your current bun have a chance of a good life and then get yourself a cuddly toy!

William
23-02-2014, 02:23 AM
The weird thing is, they said they "only" spend several hours a day with the bunny. Several hours a day is a lot. And then the fact that they won't get a future bun neutered, yet they wanted this bun to go to a home with a doe so it wouldn't be lonely? If you can "only" spend several hours a day with the new bun and don't get it neutered so it can have a friend it will also be bored and lonely. The situation wouldn't change at all.

I still think they're definitely a troll that has obviously read a few threads on here and has a vague idea about rabbits and about what members here don't like (people getting rid of pets, not neutering, buying rabbits). But if not they're very confused.

Snowytoshi
23-02-2014, 04:53 AM
I'd be willing to bet this person has spent some time on this forum, either as a past member or lurking. Their posts seem to be pretty knowing in how to get the people here riled up :roll:

Jbun
23-02-2014, 05:12 AM
I think you will be shocked by the strength of opinions on this forum. Whilst the forum itself isn't a pro rescue one, a lot of of the users are either involved in rescue or support rescue. When you spend your life trying to help these wonderful animals it feels like a kick in the teeth when someone sees them as disposable.

If your relationship with your rabbit isn't what you want then maybe a rabbit isn't the pet for you? Rabbits are a prey animal and as such to earn a rabbits trust is a special thing, they don't give it easily and it takes a lot of time and patience. If you aren't willing to put the time in then any future rabbit you get will likely end up in the same position. Rabbits aren't normally cuddly, they like their feet firmly on the floor, yes there are exceptions but they are few and far between.

As for not neutering because you feel it has spoiled your currant rabbit, that really doesn't make sense. Many entire males get very very frustrated. They smell more, spray, can be aggressive and are just generally more stressed out as they have natural instincts and no outlet :(. Plus it means they are going to have to spend their whole life as a single bun, not really in the best interests of the bun.

If you really want another rabbit, would you consider a rescue? That way you could find a bun that has the temperament you want, something that is not guaranteed from buying a baby.

As for me personally, would I ever sell a pet because they aren't cuddly enough for me and I wanted a new one? Err no, all my pets are in their forever homes and that is final, they are not disposable and I would not dream of treating them as belongings rather than living beings!!!

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GrahamL
23-02-2014, 05:39 AM
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Gemmapookie
23-02-2014, 08:40 AM
If not a troll please don't get any more rabbits, they're not the pet for you. Unneutered bucks can be hormonal, territorial and as he'd be alone most of the day he'll also be frustrated and bored. Not easy to bond with a bun like that!

I'm glad your bun is getting a good new home. But I think you making 100 bucks out of it is pretty despicable to be honest.

Sky-O
23-02-2014, 08:52 AM
Someone who finally talks some sense.


I think you will be shocked by the strength of opinions on this forum. Whilst the forum itself isn't a pro rescue one, a lot of of the users are either involved in rescue or support rescue. When you spend your life trying to help these wonderful animals it feels like a kick in the teeth when someone sees them as disposable.

If your relationship with your rabbit isn't what you want then maybe a rabbit isn't the pet for you? Rabbits are a prey animal and as such to earn a rabbits trust is a special thing, they don't give it easily and it takes a lot of time and patience. If you aren't willing to put the time in then any future rabbit you get will likely end up in the same position. Rabbits aren't normally cuddly, they like their feet firmly on the floor, yes there are exceptions but they are few and far between.

As for not neutering because you feel it has spoiled your currant rabbit, that really doesn't make sense. Many entire males get very very frustrated. They smell more, spray, can be aggressive and are just generally more stressed out as they have natural instincts and no outlet :(. Plus it means they are going to have to spend their whole life as a single bun, not really in the best interests of the bun.

If you really want another rabbit, would you consider a rescue? That way you could find a bun that has the temperament you want, something that is not guaranteed from buying a baby.

As for me personally, would I ever sell a pet because they aren't cuddly enough for me and I wanted a new one? Err no, all my pets are in their forever homes and that is final, they are not disposable and I would not dream of treating them as belongings rather than living beings!!!

Yes, this may be a troll, but it may not be, and equally, even if it is, in the future someone who does genuinely need help may read this thread and either not post, or just do their own thing, due to the replies on here. Personally, I would not want that on my conscience.

OP, your bunny is not rejecting you in the way you talk about people rejecting you and then moving onto others. Do you have issues with feeling/being rejected? And potentially even abandonment?

From the point of view regarding this rabbit, the rabbit is not rejecting you, you are actually rejecting the rabbit. The rabbit is not the one who needs to change because he's ok. You're the one who needs to work and earn his trust and as you work to earn his trust, you will find that his bond with you gets stronger. This (http://flashsplace.webs.com/bondingwithyourbunny.htm) might be useful. However, it is important to acknowledge that chances are he can never be what you want, which, again, is not his issue, but yours.

Equally, you might have decided that rabbits are not the right pet and species for you because of the 'limitations' their instincts have on how they act and interact. In which case, it might be sensible to maybe work with a rescue to ensure that he gets placed in a suitable home and that he won't be passed on again and again. You won't, however, make a profit that way, but your bunny will have his needs better met.

I personally wouldn't advise you getting another bunny, however, if you did then I echo Hele's advice. If you go to a pet shop or a breeder and buy a young rabbit, then you don't know what will happen when hormones arrive (which could be aggression, and then the same cycle starts again). If you went to a rescue, then they potentially, would be able to match a rabbit to your needs. There are some very soft and soppy rabbits there that go against what their breed says they should be, so you would have the best chance of having one who meets your needs, and equally, the bunny would have the best chance fo success at being in a home where s/he is loved and accepted for who s/he is. A rescue rabbit should also be neutered/spayed at time of adoption and if you chose to have a rabbit and keep him in a frustrated state just for your benefit- that would be pretty cruel, to be honest. So having a spayed/neutered rabbit that fits into your home is infinitely better.

Ultimately though, whilst we often have pets for our own gains, we have to be able to accept our pet for who they are otherwise the relationship won't work, and this is likely where you are going wrong- you're not accepting your bunny for who he is, and that problem, is something that only you can change.

Peanut-Toffee
23-02-2014, 09:02 AM
:lol::lol::lol: this is hilarious!
At least make it more realistic....someones buying him for 100?? At least make it 20 lol