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Panjanda
13-04-2015, 12:22 PM
Hi does anyone have a Belgian Hare on here ?
I'm thinking about getting one but trying to research the breed first x

happybun
13-04-2015, 12:23 PM
failed edit, sorry. see below.

happybun
13-04-2015, 12:25 PM
no, sorry, but as in every case, I'd say, think long and hard and then get a Syrian hamster instead. if you get a Belgian hare, do get two. and plenty of space. that's what I've learned here. they're very beautiful.

I looked at your previous posts. you have loads of bunnies. why do you want more?:shock:

Panjanda
13-04-2015, 12:57 PM
no, sorry, but as in every case, I'd say, think long and hard and then get a Syrian hamster instead. if you get a Belgian hare, do get two. and plenty of space. that's what I've learned here. they're very beautiful.

I looked at your previous posts. you have loads of bunnies. why do you want more?:shock:

Thank you for your advise x
All of my rabbits are well cared for and happy, I have a large garden and sheds plus time to spend with them , so I have room for more !

William
13-04-2015, 12:58 PM
I love Belgians :love: they're so beautiful. I'd love to get one if I can find a breeder. They're supposed to be high strung, fast, one of the most intelligent, and eat a lot from what I've heard.


I looked at your previous posts. you have loads of bunnies. why do you want more?:shock:


Because she loves bunnies? :p I only have 3 but if I could I'd have lots more! In fact I'm planning to get more this year, just need to put enough money in my vet fund and get a credit card. I never have sickly buns *knocks on wood* but this forum has traumatized me! :lol:

elmoandfern
13-04-2015, 12:59 PM
i'm sure i remember someone on here having a pair but i can't remember who! not very helpful i know :lol:

all i know about them is they are more energetic and require even more space than other bunnies

Panjanda
13-04-2015, 08:17 PM
Ok thank you x

tabithakat64
13-04-2015, 09:12 PM
Tulsi has a pair of hares

Liz47
13-04-2015, 09:13 PM
I had a Belgian cross, the lovely Boris. Couldn't have asked for a bunny with more character and love but I think its just individual character over breed but they are lovely. Lots of space to stretch their long legs and if keeping in a pen or anything like that it needs to be tall, Boris could jump anything it seemed haha! Also he had small issues with sore hocks which I *think* I read might be an issue with the breed...

tulsi
14-04-2015, 01:41 PM
Tulsi has a pair of hares

:D

I do. They are mother and son from cottontails rescue in wiltshire. They have a doe (belle) bonded with a red eyed white atm. http://cottontails-rescue.org.uk/belle-belgian-hare/

My two, Autumn and Sunshine eat as much between them as my quad of lionhead crosses. They are big rabbits and do massive poos!!!

They do seem a bit quicker to startle than my other rabbits but omg they are soooo beautiful and inquisitive. They currently live in a 10 x shed and I have just ordered them an 8 x 6 run from the welfare hutch company.

I have wanted a pair for ages and couldnt belive my luck when I saw these two at the rescue.

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/tulsi3/IMAG0252_zps9e3ab4e6.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/tulsi3/media/IMAG0252_zps9e3ab4e6.jpg.html)

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/tulsi3/IMAG0231_zps0c07b217.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/tulsi3/media/IMAG0231_zps0c07b217.jpg.html)

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/tulsi3/IMAG0230_zpsabfec1a8.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/tulsi3/media/IMAG0230_zpsabfec1a8.jpg.html)

tulsi
14-04-2015, 01:45 PM
I had a Belgian cross, the lovely Boris. Couldn't have asked for a bunny with more character and love but I think its just individual character over breed but they are lovely. Lots of space to stretch their long legs and if keeping in a pen or anything like that it needs to be tall, Boris could jump anything it seemed haha! Also he had small issues with sore hocks which I *think* I read might be an issue with the breed...

I would love to see some pictures. Interesting re; sore hocks. Mine have loads of straw and add their lovely rabbit fluff to it. I am getting a run soon so will keep an eye on their hocks.

Liz47
14-04-2015, 03:54 PM
I would love to see some pictures. Interesting re; sore hocks. Mine have loads of straw and add their lovely rabbit fluff to it. I am getting a run soon so will keep an eye on their hocks.

I'm sure I read it in a book and then looked it up... Only after I notices Boris' sore hocks so researched to see if it was a breed thing. I'll have a look for some pics of him, your pair are beautiful :love:

Panjanda
15-04-2015, 02:07 PM
Yes the sore hocks thing worries me slightly x

catxx
15-04-2015, 03:15 PM
I'm sure I read somewhere that spinal problems are also a thing for hares (which I'm guessing will link to the sore hocks!) - as they've been bred and bred to be more and more elongated and hare like. So, unless you find rescue ones, research breeders carefully!

bunbuns
15-04-2015, 03:39 PM
I have one who is off being bonded at a rescue at the moment (crosses fingers).

Hetty is beautiful and a real character! She needs lots of space and attention tho x

Liz47
15-04-2015, 07:14 PM
Thought I'd add a few pics of Boris, hare X. My sister rang me to say she kept seeing him in her garden for a few days but couldn't catch him, I went with a box and food and he came straight up to us. He was lovely from the beginning, this is him once I took him to my house a day after we caught him.

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/rabbits39.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/9c211a5f-5839-49e2-b328-dbbe1a1a4304.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-87.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-120.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-181.jpg (http://s930.photobucket.com/user/Lizzy47/media/temporary-181.jpg.html)

As you can see he loved his home comforts! :lol: I miss him every day :love:

BattleKat
15-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Check out the circus stud's website - the lady has a true love of the breed and I found the website really informative.

tulsi
15-04-2015, 07:59 PM
Thought I'd add a few pics of Boris, hare X. My sister rang me to say she kept seeing him in her garden for a few days but couldn't catch him, I went with a box and food and he came straight up to us. He was lovely from the beginning, this is him once I took him to my house a day after we caught him.

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/rabbits39.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/9c211a5f-5839-49e2-b328-dbbe1a1a4304.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-87.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-120.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-181.jpg (http://s930.photobucket.com/user/Lizzy47/media/temporary-181.jpg.html)

As you can see he loved his home comforts! :lol: I miss him every day :love:

OMG what an absolutely stunning rabbit x rip Boris x

Panjanda
15-04-2015, 09:13 PM
Thought I'd add a few pics of Boris, hare X. My sister rang me to say she kept seeing him in her garden for a few days but couldn't catch him, I went with a box and food and he came straight up to us. He was lovely from the beginning, this is him once I took him to my house a day after we caught him.

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/rabbits39.jpg

Such a lovely bunny xxx

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/9c211a5f-5839-49e2-b328-dbbe1a1a4304.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-87.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-120.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-181.jpg (http://s930.photobucket.com/user/Lizzy47/media/temporary-181.jpg.html)

As you can see he loved his home comforts! :lol: I miss him every day :love:

Such a lovely rabbit xx

Panjanda
15-04-2015, 09:14 PM
Went and looked at a BH earlier and fell in love, he is now in my bunny shed :love:

SJH
15-04-2015, 09:57 PM
Thought I'd add a few pics of Boris, hare X. My sister rang me to say she kept seeing him in her garden for a few days but couldn't catch him, I went with a box and food and he came straight up to us. He was lovely from the beginning, this is him once I took him to my house a day after we caught him.

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/rabbits39.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/9c211a5f-5839-49e2-b328-dbbe1a1a4304.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-87.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-120.jpg

http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/ad147/Lizzy47/temporary-181.jpg (http://s930.photobucket.com/user/Lizzy47/media/temporary-181.jpg.html)

As you can see he loved his home comforts! :lol: I miss him every day :love:

Oh my word!! He was gorgeous!!


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SJH
15-04-2015, 09:58 PM
Went and looked at a BH earlier and fell in love, he is now in my bunny shed :love:

:lol:


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Liz47
15-04-2015, 10:48 PM
Thankyou for the lovely replies about Boris. I hope your new boy settles in well :love:

bunbuns
16-04-2015, 08:57 AM
Check out the circus stud's website - the lady has a true love of the breed and I found the website really informative.

I love looking at her website, she really loves them.


Boris :love::love:

Panjanda
16-04-2015, 01:14 PM
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj159/panjanda/730B82EA-254D-4824-A55D-8836128EBAEF.jpg

Here he is xx

bunbuns
17-04-2015, 01:33 PM
He's beautiful :love:

tabithakat64
17-04-2015, 02:54 PM
gorgeous