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    Default *NOW IN NEW HOME* Bereaved senior doe seeks new home - Imogen

    IMOGEN, 7 YEAR OLD WHITE LIONHEAD.

    This day has come sooner than I hoped but I knew that, eventually, it would. Georgeypudding kindly allowed Imogen to come and live with me as a companion for Benji following the loss of both their respective partners. When I took her on, it was on the understanding that I would be taking a break from keeping bunnies when Benji passed, and therefore, it is with much sadness that I must now find her a new home. Georgeypudding and I will not let her go to just anyone and as she is currently safe and well here, there is no rush to move her on. But she will quickly get lonely so for her sake, she needs to find a new friend sooner rather than later.

    Imogen is approximately 7 years old, neutered and vaccinated against myxi, RHD1 and RHD2. She is partially sighted but aside from ‘scanning’ a little and being easily startled, she copes very well with it to the point that you’d almost never know. She currently lives outdoors but has also lived indoors and is well used to living with dogs and cats. One of my collies loves to sleep pressed up against the run right next to her and she is not at all fazed by this. You will need to regularly trim the fur on her nose and around her eyes to keep her line of vision as clear as possible; she’s quite fluffy -especially in winter! She is VERY good at letting you do this – I use small, battery operated clippers which will go with her to her new home.

    Whist she lived with Georgeypudding, she developed EC but this left no lasting symptoms and has not re-occurred during the last 2 years. She has never had dental issues (she’s a complete hay-monster!!) nor has she had a messy bottom. She has a very good appetite and is currently on Science Selective pellets (half to one tablespoon per day) and a fair range of fresh veg – cabbage, kale, spring greens, parsley, carrot tops, rosemary, thyme, dill. She is also on fresh grass 24/7. Her absolute favourite hay is www.timothyhay.co.uk and she goes through this at a rate of knots!

    She is currently living in an 8x6 shed with 24/7 access to a 20ft grassed run. I appreciate that this is not something everyone can provide but given that she is used to this much space, I will be looking for a large home for her, certainly no smaller than a 6x2 hutch with a 8x6 run – the bigger the better. If indoors, she would need around 48 sqft of space. I agree with Georgeypudding that I don’t feel Imogen would be suited to a first-time family, nor one with children who are impatient, as she is easily startled and it takes a long time for her to trust you. She doesn’t like being picked up or stroked (although she will now accept nose-rubs from me when it suits her), and she gets scared if you move too quickly due to her eyesight issues, but if you are patient you’ll be rewarded. Having said she doesn’t like to be picked up, once you have her in your arms, she’s very placid and easy to handle.
    In terms of her character with other bunnies, she was the easiest and fastest bond I have ever done, being very submissive. I think she would bond just as easily with another female as she would a male, although a male would be preferred. She’s a very caring companion and is always grooming her friends. Sadly, Benji was a lazy boy and returned the favour infrequently! She’s a really sweetie – so placid and easy going. I think she’d easily slot into any partnership or group.

    I am in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, but very willing to travel or arrange transport for the right home following a homecheck. If anything goes wrong she must be returned to me.




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    Oh I am so tempted, I love Imogen

    Do you think she'd bond with an active younger lad and an older female?

    My Miffy is almost the same as Imogen in terms of eyesight and coat


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    Oh Imogen! Would that I lived there, I'd snap her up as I know Fiver would love a companion who actually enjoys grooms!
    I am sorry to hear that Benji has gone. I do hope someone can take on this lovely girlie, she is so special! xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gem View Post
    Oh I am so tempted, I love Imogen

    Do you think she'd bond with an active younger lad and an older female?

    My Miffy is almost the same as Imogen in terms of eyesight and coat


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    Quite honestly, I think she'd bond with anyone as she's so submissive. But even though she's 7, she still very active and can usually be found either 'foraging' underneath the bird table for dropped seeds or digging a hole somewhere she shouldn't!!!!! She adores company and had a really close bond with Benji, so it's torture for me to see her alone. Where in the country are you? Obviously I'd need to see your set-up but I'm happy to travel a long distance for some introductions to see if there's a possibility they may get on. To be honest, I think Imogen would just hunker down and let any new companions do whatever they wanted to her - within reason!
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    Oh my goodness what a lovely girl. I do hope someone can offer her a new home soon.

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    I wonder if she would bond with Jess and Noah...

    Is she insured? After Skye's £3,500 vet bill and Noah's ongoing bills (currently about £2,500) I'm very wary about taking on a bunny I can't insure....
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    Ah she's gorgeous. Sounds like everyone else thinks so too

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    She's lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine09 View Post
    I wonder if she would bond with Jess and Noah...

    Is she insured? After Skye's £3,500 vet bill and Noah's ongoing bills (currently about £2,500) I'm very wary about taking on a bunny I can't insure....
    I thought of you for some reason. I can well understand about the insurance.

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