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Denny
15-12-2004, 12:42 AM
http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=1699

Was ogling bunnies, Had to have a look at Lily's details as I love the name Lily.

Reading the details, it mentions that she has a skirt, is this excess skin due to loss of weight and will the skirt correct itself once she has gained wieght? It states that she gets abit wet between her back legs, and that she needs vaseline administered so she does'nt get sore. Basically I wondered if anyone could explain to me if this is an ongoing problem or can it be cured?

luvabun
15-12-2004, 01:08 AM
Brody (whom my Mum has nicknamed Rear of the Year) has a skirt (I think). I didn't think it was anything wrong, just something thats there. You notice it more when she's sitting and it just looks like a furry frill. It doesn't seem to give her any probs and I'm sure that if it was a major issue, Auntie Adele would have mentioned it after Brodys' holiday with her.

Jaypot
15-12-2004, 01:20 AM
Oh Denny - she is sooo beautiful - and she is from the same lady who got Thomas and Minnie to us :D She is a wonderful caring lady and works her guts out to care for buns - she helps to make them better and then looks for homes for them. She gets no payment and her vet bills are so very high but she does it 'cos she loves them.
If she says that Lily is very loving then you can be assured that she is - she said about Thomas and Minnie and she knew all their little quirks - she was spot on :D
Wish I had the room - I would have Lily but I am full to busting :?

Jaypot
15-12-2004, 01:25 AM
Should have replied about the skirt and stuff :oops: Was just so taken with Lily :oops:
A few of mine have skirts (or in the boys cases they call them a kilt!) :lol: Sometimes it can be through weight loss but sometimes it's just a natural thing.
As for the wetness between the legs (that does not sound right on a rabbit forum :oops: :oops: :oops:) - well, that can clear up and keeping rabbit dry and vaselined as well as on vet bed will help a great deal.
She sure is wonderful isn't she?

luvabun
15-12-2004, 01:29 AM
I was so busy replying to the post I forgot to look at Lily - oh wow, what a stunner and what a sad story. How can someone attempt to clip a buns teeth :?: :?: :?: Defies believe.

Jaypot
15-12-2004, 01:34 AM
How can someone attempt to clip a buns teeth :?: :?: :?: Defies believe.

Yes I know, our lovely Barley Bun had the same treatment for nearly 7 years from his previous owner :evil: He ended up being deserted and put in a rescue where they had to have him castrated, teeth removed and treated for mites :x Poor little man :cry:
He's fine now and is a picture of health - he's bonded with Oliver and Bandit and resides in my bedroom :shock: He's a very loving boy and so very trusting. I wuvs him so much :oops: :oops:
He had never had friends before as he had always been a lone bun - now he's surrounded by buns and is in his element.
He came to us this last Easter Sunday - we call him the true Easter Bunny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

beck
15-12-2004, 07:57 AM
How can someone attempt to clip a buns teeth :?: :?: :?: Defies believe.

The little bunny (Sally-Ann) we had when I was little used to have to have her teeth clipped, the vet showed my dad how to do it :shock: I as it needed doing quite often :( :shock: :(
This was about 25 yrs ago though!!

Mikeymoo
15-12-2004, 09:50 AM
When i was little one of my buns had to have his teeth clipped and like becks dad the vet showed him how, as it needed to be done on a regular basis

luvabun
15-12-2004, 10:52 AM
If the Vet is happy and willing to show someone and ensure its done properly then thats a different story. Couldn't/ wouldn't do it myself though, daren't even clip their nails.

Toby
15-12-2004, 05:53 PM
Aww I like her :love: how cute :)

Tamsin
15-12-2004, 06:26 PM
A little birdie told me Lily has her bags packed and is moving to her new home on Monday.

Tam

Maaike_Butter
15-12-2004, 06:47 PM
yup, same birdy told me she's off to a happy home in time for Xmas comfort!

Denny
16-12-2004, 12:07 PM
Thanks for the info about the skirt business :D


A little birdie told me Lily has her bags packed and is moving to her new home on Monday.

Tam

:( :( sad for me as I was 99% tempted, but glad she has found a home.

I would just like to say to anybody who reads this that, after looking after Pams Pie and Mash who are 7 years old, it made me realise that, not having any front teeth really is not a problem, feels lovely infact to have a pair of gums wrapped round your fingers trying to pinch a piece of apple :lol: . I have also realised that, age really does not matter, after all we all do not know when our time is up.

I feel that, these older bunnies should not be overlooked just because of their age, to give them happiness for the remainder of their years is what they really deserve. I am not saying that younger bunnies should be overlooked as they all deserve a loving caring home, I am just saying dont overlook a bun just because it is older and has some health problems. Most aged animals acquire health issues anyway, it seems to be apart of life.

Jaypot
16-12-2004, 12:22 PM
Denny - you are so right about health issues and age - it can happen to anyone at any time.
I feel that you are now in need of a bun or two :wink: There are two lovely buns in Manchester that are desperate for a home - both have had their front teeth removed - lovely bonded pair. Male and female, both neutered and both very loving. Names are Donny and Macey :D I think that you would be the perfect mum for them - I truly do :D

Denny
16-12-2004, 03:19 PM
Denny - you are so right about health issues and age - it can happen to anyone at any time.
I feel that you are now in need of a bun or two :wink: There are two lovely buns in Manchester that are desperate for a home - both have had their front teeth removed - lovely bonded pair. Male and female, both neutered and both very loving. Names are Donny and Macey :D I think that you would be the perfect mum for them - I truly do :D

I read that too quick :lol: :lol: I thought it read Donny and Marie as in Donny Osmond :lol: :lol: I suppose that shows my age :lol: :lol: Are they on RR Jay :?:

I am chuffed to pieces to find that Lily has a new home and a very special one at that :wink: :D :D :D :D

Jaypot
16-12-2004, 04:13 PM
I read that too quick :lol: :lol: I thought it read Donny and Marie as in Donny Osmond :lol: :lol: I suppose that shows my age :lol: :lol: Are they on RR Jay :?:

I am chuffed to pieces to find that Lily has a new home and a very special one at that :wink: :D :D :D :D[/quote]

Oh Denny - fanks :oops: Haven't told anyone yet but will do soon :roll:

Donny and Macey (Well, Donny was actually called after Donny Osmond 'cos his teeth where so long and chunky :shock: I was most offended 'cos he still makes me swoon after all these years :roll: ) and Macey was called after Macey Grey (whoever that is :? ) 'cos she's grey.

They have been waiting for nearly a year for a home and people pass them up 'cos they have no front toofs and need their veggies cutting up smaller! Honestly, some people :shock: They are not on RR but they are at the Peggy Henderson in Manchester - I'm sure that they must have pics of them. They've been on our waiting list for nearly a year as well but with only having front peggies missing we have to take in others that are more disabled :( I feel so mean :(

Have a think about it - they sound lovely buns and if I had the room and not as many needy ones I would take them but there are so many needier (is that a word?) out there :?

luvabun
16-12-2004, 04:40 PM
[quote="Jaypot"] (Well, Donny was actually called after Donny Osmond 'cos his teeth where so long and chunky :shock: I was most offended 'cos he still makes me swoon after all these years :roll: ) and Macey was called after Macey Grey (whoever that is :? ) 'cos she's grey.



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mmm you will be sooo jealous 'cos I get to meet Donny on a regular basis as he comes over to the UK quite often. p.s. He is such a nice guy

Denny
16-12-2004, 04:52 PM
mmm you will be sooo jealous 'cos I get to meet Donny on a regular basis as he comes over to the UK quite often. p.s. He is such a nice guy

Perhaps you could ask him next time you see him to re-release this single but change it too AND THEY CALLED IT BUNNY LUURRRRVVVE :lol: :lol:

we will all be singing this now tonight, trying to get to sleep while singing it in our heads :lol: :lol:

luvabun
16-12-2004, 06:18 PM
mmm you will be sooo jealous 'cos I get to meet Donny on a regular basis as he comes over to the UK quite often. p.s. He is such a nice guy

Perhaps you could ask him next time you see him to re-release this single but change it too AND THEY CALLED IT BUNNY LUURRRRVVVE :lol: :lol:

we will all be singing this now tonight, trying to get to sleep while singing it in our heads :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: could have asked him today as he flew out this morning....

Denny
16-12-2004, 06:30 PM
mmm you will be sooo jealous 'cos I get to meet Donny on a regular basis as he comes over to the UK quite often. p.s. He is such a nice guy

Perhaps you could ask him next time you see him to re-release this single but change it too AND THEY CALLED IT BUNNY LUURRRRVVVE :lol: :lol:

we will all be singing this now tonight, trying to get to sleep while singing it in our heads :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: could have asked him today as he flew out this morning....

You'll have to catch him on his way back :wink: It would be a great song to have as back ground music whilst perusing the rabbit channel of RR :thumb:

My mind is running away with me now :roll: :roll: thinking of song titles that could be altered to include bunny in it, compile a tape of bunny songs :lol: :lol:

Caz
16-12-2004, 06:32 PM
Is this a skirt?

http://aquaticpetsupplies.co.uk/images/Violet4.jpg

As I think Violet has one too - but to me she looks like she needs to lose weight not put it on - her body is huge compared to her head - apparently she had a tiny hutch and no opportunity to excercise!

Caz

Denny
16-12-2004, 06:43 PM
Is this a skirt?

http://aquaticpetsupplies.co.uk/images/Violet4.jpg

As I think Violet has one too - but to me she looks like she needs to lose weight not put it on - her body is huge compared to her head - apparently she had a tiny hutch and no opportunity to excercise!

Caz

Nah its a ball gown with a duck tail pleat at the back :lol: :lol: only joking.

I dont know Caz as I have never seen a rabbit skirt before, had'nt even heard of a skirt until the other day.

luvabun
16-12-2004, 07:25 PM
:lol: :lol: could have asked him today as he flew out this morning....

You'll have to catch him on his way back :wink: It would be a great song to have as back ground music whilst perusing the rabbit channel of RR :thumb:

Will run that past him, he's always very friendly

My mind is running away with me now :roll: :roll: thinking of song titles that could be altered to include bunny in it, compile a tape of bunny songs :lol: :lol:[/quote]

***puts thinking cap on*****

Yvonne
16-12-2004, 11:14 PM
I don't know if this is using the term in the same way, but in the show world the term skirt usually refers to a young lionhead as they often have as well as the mane longer fur round there bums. As they get older this will moult out (or gets pulled out) as it is a fault. I will try to find a pic so you can see what i mean

Yvonne

Jaypot
16-12-2004, 11:17 PM
:lol: :lol: could have asked him today as he flew out this morning....

:shock: :shock: FAINT :shock: :shock: Me very jealous :(

Yvonne
16-12-2004, 11:36 PM
found a pic, if you go to www.geocities.com/lionheadrabbits/lionheads.htm
and scroll down to the section entitled 'from ugly duckling to beautiful swan' there is a picture there of a 9wk old black lionhead with a visable skirt which is also mentioned in the description.

Yvonne

Denny
17-12-2004, 02:15 PM
found a pic, if you go to www.geocities.com/lionheadrabbits/lionheads.htm
and scroll down to the section entitled 'from ugly duckling to beautiful swan' there is a picture there of a 9wk old black lionhead with a visable skirt which is also mentioned in the description.

Yvonne

Who can call little bunnies ugly ducklings :( :lol: I am still not sure about the skirt issue though, they just look like very fluffy bunny bums :D :D I think Caz's lady has a skirt :? I wonder if it is just the girlies that decide they want to look femine :D

Jay, had a look at the Peggy Henderson site but no piccies :( I am not sure if I am too far away for a home check :?:

Bertie
17-12-2004, 02:22 PM
Cassidy, our lion head, gets that furry bum look. We call them 'bumpers' though.

Thumps
17-12-2004, 02:45 PM
Denny, its not just girls who get skirts. Well depends Coco can be a bit of a girl at times shhhhhh don't tell him i said that :shock:
He's a french lop cross and he hasn't lost or gained weight recently but he does have a rather bad 'skirt' it doesn't seem to cause him any problems and the only problem I have with it, is when it comes to grooming I have to remember to pull his skin up his back otherwise I miss a chuck of fur to be groomed. Coco looks like he should be a proper French lop but his body stopped growing before his skin did. Would get some piccies for you but we had a panic recently and I thought he had a bladder infection and went and chopped all his fur off around there and now he's too :oops: to let me take a piccie!

Angela

Denny
17-12-2004, 04:31 PM
Denny, its not just girls who get skirts. Well depends Coco can be a bit of a girl at times shhhhhh don't tell him i said that :shock:
He's a french lop cross and he hasn't lost or gained weight recently but he does have a rather bad 'skirt' it doesn't seem to cause him any problems and the only problem I have with it, is when it comes to grooming I have to remember to pull his skin up his back otherwise I miss a chuck of fur to be groomed. Coco looks like he should be a proper French lop but his body stopped growing before his skin did. Would get some piccies for you but we had a panic recently and I thought he had a bladder infection and went and chopped all his fur off around there and now he's too :oops: to let me take a piccie!

Angela

Oohh a bare behind bun , must be chilly for him at the moment, I can imagine that he would be embarassed at have a photo shoot :lol: :lol: Hope he gets his coat back soon. :)

So skirts are not confined to girls :? and as Jay put it, the boys wear kilts :lol: :lol: its certainly been interesting reading :D I wonder how many others on here are now checking to see if their bun has a skirt or kilts :lol: