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Bramblespack
19-12-2004, 11:12 AM
Since we've been lurking here a while, I thought we ought to introduce ourselves.

We're owned by a pack of 16 bunnies, formerly 18 but their leader Bramble decided to expand and start the pack at the Rainbow Bridge, helped by Damson and Birch, we've since gained another, and soon to get two more to take the pack back to 18.

They are all fully bonded and live together as a colony in the house. There are 6 males - Blackberry (dominant), Hawthorn, Tayberry, Blackthorn, Hazel and Teasle, and 10 females - Elderberry, Blueberry (joint dominant), Loganberry, Mayflower, Nettle, Hop, Bittersweet, Henbane, Cowslipand most recently joined Marjorem.

Not forgetting their pet 2foots, us Claire and Anthony!

Amelia
19-12-2004, 01:02 PM
They are all fully bonded and live together as a colony in the house. There are 6 males - Blackberry (dominant), Hawthorn, Tayberry, Blackthorn, Hazel and Teasle, and 10 females - Elderberry, Blueberry (joint dominant), Loganberry, Mayflower, Nettle, Hop, Bittersweet, Henbane, Cowslipand most recently joined Marjorem.

Not forgetting their pet 2foots, us Claire and Anthony!

Wow, I would love to have a pack of rabbits!

Welcome to the forum :)

lisa
19-12-2004, 01:03 PM
hiya and sounds like you have a housefull :wave:

Tamsin
19-12-2004, 01:13 PM
Is that Margot from the BunnyCamp sanctuary I spotted in your photos? Have you adopted her? If so thats great! I know she's been waiting forever for a home.

Tam

Bramblespack
19-12-2004, 04:06 PM
It is Margot from Bunny Camp, we've paired her up with Hawthorn who was very depressed when Bramble left. At points she looke slightly scared when we said Margot so we changed her name to Marjorem which she seems quite happy with.

Maaike_Butter
19-12-2004, 04:29 PM
Helloo!

I'm jealous, I want that many buns!

One day...*sigh*

Tamsin
19-12-2004, 05:44 PM
Aww, I'm glad she has found a home and a friend :D

Tam

bunnyhuggger
19-12-2004, 05:54 PM
Hi Claire and Anthony, jeez you've got no room for furniture, it must be wonderful to have them all pinging about the house! Lucky you! Have you got any pics?

beck
19-12-2004, 06:18 PM
Hi Claire and Anthony :wave: what a lot of bunnies!! :D


Blueberry (joint dominant),
I have a dominant Blueberry as well! :lol: :lol: :lol:

WonderBunn
19-12-2004, 06:26 PM
Wow that sounds fun, all those bunnies!! Bet you are experts!

Where abouts in the world are you??

Welcome!!

Bramblespack
19-12-2004, 06:30 PM
Wow that sounds fun, all those bunnies!! Bet you are experts!

Where abouts in the world are you??

Welcome!!


York. North Yorkshire near the river that floods...

WonderBunn
19-12-2004, 06:34 PM
Not too far away from me then. Nice to have another yorkshire bunny lover on board!!

Marlene
19-12-2004, 09:41 PM
Hi Claire & Anthony ':wave:' What a lot of work you must have with all those bunnies :lol: I have looked at them in webshots and they are all LOVELY ':love:'

Diddeen
19-12-2004, 10:10 PM
Hiya.. welcome to the forum
Lovely rabbits.. i especially would like to come rabbitnap Cowslip.. looks a little like my Simba and id like a pair one day :lol:

Mubby
22-12-2004, 07:41 PM
hiya :wave: welcome to the forum!! :D

Sage
25-12-2004, 10:08 PM
Hi :waver:

Wow that's a lot of buns, they all have such gorgeous names :)

bunnylove
26-12-2004, 03:41 PM
hi bramblespack

HOW DO YOU DO IT!!!! :lol: I AM LUCKY ALSO I HAVE 9 RABBITS OUTSIDE RABBITS THOUGH.. MY QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU BOND ALL THOSE BUNNYS?????

I HAVE MY DOE, HER 6 BABIES 7 WEEKS OLD WHICH ARE ALL TOGTHER AT THE MOMENT BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO SEPARATE AT 10 WEEKS. AND I ASLO HAVE THERE FATHER (HE IS SEPARATE TO HER AND THE KIDS) AND A SEPARATE BUCK... I WOULD SO LOVE TO KNOW HOW TO BOND THEM ALTOGETHER BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD BUCKS FIGHT TO THE DEATH AND FEMALES ARE TERRITORIAL.......

YOU HELP WOULD BE SO APPREICATED,

THANKS AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON IF YOU HAVE THE TIME WITH ALL THOSE BUNNIES EVE X

Bramblespack
28-12-2004, 08:48 PM
Hi Eve,

First thing is that they need to be done especially the adults and the dominant doe (probably the mother). THe next thing is to seperate out any bucks from the litter from the does (as otherwise you will get a lot of baby bunnies). Try to keep the bucks in groups of at least 2 (unless they try killing each other). Reintroduce the buns together once the bucks have been neutered in a large area. Keep them in a large area with hiding holes - as big as possible. Some fighting may occur between the buns to set up there position within the group but this should die down. If the fighting gets serious - ie boxing and the bunnies trying to rip chucks out of each other then they might not work together. It should also be said that some people may disagree with this but it does work... Finally you need more does than bucks - at least 2 to a buck as this is how rabbits behave in the wild. Also another final commnet. Once you've got it set up with at least ten buns it becomes easy to introduce any more...

bunnylove
29-12-2004, 06:31 PM
hi there bramblespack are you saying when i sex them and take the bucks away to keep them together?, they live in the shed and i am not moving in ha ha ha!!!!!

how will i know they are not killing each other?


also have you got any pics of your rabbits garden enclosure i am having on built and are looking for some ideas

bunnylove xx

MandyM
29-12-2004, 09:31 PM
Hiya and welcome, oooooohhh lots of bunnies, look forward to seeing pics soon :D

Bramblespack
29-12-2004, 10:53 PM
hi there bramblespack are you saying when i sex them and take the bucks away to keep them together?, they live in the shed and i am not moving in ha ha ha!!!!!

Keep the bucks together as much as possible. But they will probably be some fights. Try keeping them in cages that have contat with each other but not in direct contact if you are worried about this.



how will i know they are not killing each other?


The fur won't be flying :)



also have you got any pics of your rabbits garden enclosure i am having on built and are looking for some ideas


Our buns are all indoor bunnies. They don;t have a proper outdoor enclosure. THEY GO out to our allotment - which has been rabbit proofed for runs outside. (Our backyard is concrete and around 5m by about 7m)

Claire, Anthony and the pack

bunnylove
30-12-2004, 12:38 PM
hi there bramblespack are you saying when i sex them and take the bucks away to keep them together?, they live in the shed and i am not moving in ha ha ha!!!!!

Keep the bucks together as much as possible. But they will probably be some fights. Try keeping them in cages that have contat with each other but not in direct contact if you are worried about this.



how will i know they are not killing each other?


The fur won't be flying :)



also have you got any pics of your rabbits garden enclosure i am having on built and are looking for some ideas


Our buns are all indoor bunnies. They don;t have a proper outdoor enclosure. THEY GO out to our allotment - which has been rabbit proofed for runs outside. (Our backyard is concrete and around 5m by about 7m)

Claire, Anthony and the pack

hi i just found out that 3 of the babies are bucks and three are does, and been told if the bucks smell the does they will fight! well they will all be in the same shed so i guess putting the bucks together is not going to work now. but is it the same for the does will they fight if they smell the bucks?