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casu consulto
25-07-2007, 05:34 PM
I'm jinxed.
I really must be. I'm so disheartened that I'm now seriously considering selling the new hutch, the toys, the bowl and hay rack I bought.

Weeks ago now I started looking for a rabbit to adopt. I have one already, named Barney. Barney is a two year old, neutered boy-bunny who I adopted from a sanctuary nearish to me. So, I went there first asking about their spayed does. They had mostly males, and the females they had were either already bonded, or lionheads. Well... there was one lionhead female. I'm not a big fan of lionheads. :/ Anyway, there was a small dutch doe who was not for rehoming. We asked why and were told she was thought to be pregnant, but they didn't think she was at that point anymore and that she'd have this confirmed by the vet that weekend. We were shown, in the back room, her three sisters who were spayed and 'reserved'. However, we were told the homecheck for them was likely to be failed so we could have one of them.

When we phoned, that weekend, we were told the single Dutch doe WAS pregnant. Her three sisters had all gone to live in the pub garden we'd been told was unsuitable.

So, a half-hearted search on my part followed. I looked for rabbit rescue places in my area. The places I visited did not have what I wanted. Some had does, but these were not spayed. It's not that I'm unable to have this done financially... I could afford it. I just don't think I could deal with the stress. I suffer from anxiety disorders, and don't want to trigger it again. Another places had mostly boys. I want to make this bonding as easy as I can, so I want a spayed female. Anyway! I found an RSPCA shelter, and we were told they had a stray recently arrived who was black, female, and about the size of a dutch rabbit. She just had to be spayed. We had a homecheck, passed this and then waited. A few days alter we learnt she had been spayed, seemed fine, but died three days after. So the search went on.

We phoned the first place in the hopes they'd have more rabbits. They get new arrivals often, apparently. They at first said they'd had an angora [which I'll not even pretend to consider myself capable of grooming adequately...] and then that the first rabbit, the dutch doe, was NOT pregnant and we could have her as soon as she was spayed. We were told to phone last weekend to see how she was. We did, and were told she'd not been spayed due to the vet being very busy. We were told to phone at the end of this week. Today we got a phonecall saying she IS pregnant with three babies which are due any day now. We're told we can have one of the babies.

I'm only slightly angry. I mean, I know it's not anyone's fault. But being told we can have one of the babies? I originally wanted a rabbit when university ended for the year, so I'd have time to supervise the bonding between my rabbit and another. Now weeks have passed and I feel like I'm being thwarted at every turn. I don't want a baby rabbit which won't be ready for rehoming for at least two months. All I really wanted was a doe around 3 years or younger, similar size to a dutch... Who isn't a lionhead or a lop. I feel like I'm on some rollercoaster with this.


... if anyone reads all that, thanks.

elve
25-07-2007, 05:39 PM
I can't believe that out of the 30,000 rabbits in rescue you can't find a youngish, uppy eared, female bunny :shock: Just a look on RR should show loads - and many rescues are happy to transport them if you have no car - all my bunnies have been delivered very kindly by people working in rescue :)

petticoat74
25-07-2007, 05:39 PM
Aw!! U poor thing!!! I hope you get ur rabbit soon...dont give up hope yet!:) I am sure Miss bunny must be out there for you somewhere! :)

Angie65
25-07-2007, 05:45 PM
Look at these two:


http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=9386

http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=6864


I'd contact other Rescues too. There's ones on here that will rehome in your area, from all over, & if you speak to them direct, they will give you an exact idea of what they have available

elve
25-07-2007, 05:46 PM
Oh good grief - those links don't even work - maybe it is a jinx :shock:

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 05:48 PM
It is! It is a jinx!

Don't come too close - you might catch it too.

Angie65
25-07-2007, 05:48 PM
Oh good grief - those links don't even work - maybe it is a jinx :shock:

Ha ha!!

It might be RR - it started doing it with me after I had looked at 2 buns, that's why I only listed two!!:roll: :lol:

Angie65
25-07-2007, 05:49 PM
It is! It is a jinx!

Don't come too close - you might catch it too.
Start a thread - BUNNY WANTED - describe exactly what you want, & when & watch the Rescues come to you;) :D

karen354
25-07-2007, 06:04 PM
Have you tried Tameside rescue in Manchester ?

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 06:16 PM
Yep. Ther were some lovely bunnies there. However, they were either male, or unspayed females. (: Or, mostly lops. Some of the boys were ever so pretty..

karen354
25-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Yep. Ther were some lovely bunnies there. However, they were either male, or unspayed females. (: Or, mostly lops. Some of the boys were ever so pretty..

Did you see dozy the lovely rex or Luna (agouti )both spayed and stunning..

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 07:44 PM
Isn't Luna a lop eared bunny? I'm honestly not being funny, it's just that I strongly prefer uppity ears to lops... And, unfortunately, around here more seem to be lop eared as people find them much cuter, get bored and dump them in rescue centres.

I don't think I saw a rex. I visited a few weeks ago now...

karen354
25-07-2007, 07:51 PM
Oh yes Luna is a lop eared hadn't realised..
I have Luna's brother here with me but he's an up eared bun and wonderful and affectionate boy..
The rex is up eared, have a look at her website..

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 07:53 PM
I was just looking at her website. (: The rex is pretty...

karen354
25-07-2007, 07:54 PM
I was just looking at her website. (: The rex is pretty...

I know stunning :love: :love:

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 07:58 PM
I hadn't seen her before..

charl343
25-07-2007, 08:18 PM
have you seen zelda..
http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/moreinfo.asp?RabID=9244

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 08:23 PM
It says she's being rehome through the Society for Abandoned Animals. I've read their requirements for rehoming a bunny, and I'm pretty sure I don't meet them. Firstly, it says they won't adopt out a bunny who will be an 'outside rabbit' on its own. Admittedly, I'm sure I've read they may make exceptions... but I'm not sure if they'd want to oversee the bonding process themselves. But also, it says they want an outdorr rabbit to have access to a run at all times. Mine doesn't. He's in a hutch in the back yard over night, and is carried through to a run on the grass every day. If I'm out the house, he's in his hutch. .-.

beckiboo186
25-07-2007, 08:27 PM
I think maybe you're not finding what you want because you have very specific requirements...Are you prepared to sacrifice temprement over looks? :? I'm sure if you got a lionhead/lop and got to know her, you'd love her as much as a bun that matched your criteria :) Xx

charl343
25-07-2007, 08:30 PM
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=97431

how about this lil lady....
I hate looking for bunnies for people, you see millions you want yourself!

georgie clover 'n' me
25-07-2007, 08:31 PM
Yeh lop-eareds are gorgeous I have one and she is ever so friendly other than that I am afraid the only thing to do is to be patient and keep hunting :D I'm going to be rehoming mine and my sisters rabbit but we live down South so are probably a bit far away sorry :(

Esther x

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 08:34 PM
I wondered if it was very specific. But there are lots of breeds - and mongrels - who are uppity eared and not remotely long haired. I just don't seem to be able to find any near me, which is why it's frustrating. Considering I only intend to own two bunnies at any one time, I don't want to get a rabbit I'm not 100% sure of. I don't dislike lops or lionheads on any personal level - we all have a favourite breed and a not so favourite breed. I've never been crazy over lop eared bunnies - but I've known a few owned by friends who were lovely, in their own way. I just want a uppity eared, 'normal' furred rabbit.

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 08:36 PM
& I was looking at Victoria earlier. ^^ She looks a lot like the rabbit I was going to adopt, but who died. I think she's too far away, though..

charl343
25-07-2007, 08:38 PM
I'm sure bunny runs could be organised!!! You should get in contact and check, shes a lovely looking bun!!

casu consulto
25-07-2007, 08:42 PM
I've never attempted a bunny run before. .-. How does it work?

charl343
25-07-2007, 09:49 PM
To be honest I have never been part of a bunny run, I think its basically volunteers drive the bun to you but if you contacted the rescue Im sure they would give you lots of information so you can have a think and decide! Let us know what you decide to do!!!

Pepsi's People
26-07-2007, 09:17 AM
I count 4 spayed upeared does on Tameside Rescue's website as of Mon 23/7 :? (link below)
Why not give Elaine a call for the latest situation?

Mike

Azraelm
26-07-2007, 09:48 AM
If you really want a rabbit soon, then why not go for personality over looks? :?

casu consulto
26-07-2007, 09:57 AM
You're not reading what I've typed. I don't believe I'm being superficial. Unlike some people who have the ability to own large groups and adopt further rabbits at a later date, I'll be unable to do that. I'll only be owning two rabbits. I'd like those two rabbits to be breeds of rabbits I like quite a lot. Plenty of people go to sanctuaries, or even buy pets with a certain breed in mind.

& I'm phoning the RSPCA centre later today. If that doesn't work, I shall contact Elaine again. :)

elve
26-07-2007, 11:41 AM
I have to say I never wanted a loppy bunny either - don't know why but I prefer uppy eared - I got Maa as a job lot with 4 uppy eared daughters, but she's gone from being my least favourite to being my most favourite - she has such a lovely temperament and with her 'spaniel' ears when she begs for food she looks so cute, like a little cocker spaniel puppy! :lol: