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    Default The Plumpkin Thread - Spay Tuesday 12th

    For anyone who read my thread yesterday about the bunny in the tiny hutch...it has a happy ending! Today, Lady Plumpkin came home with me. My boyfriend and I agreed that we don't have the means to provide for another rabbit. So we're just going to be fostering her for a while until we can find her a forever home. The hutch she was living in was abominable so I couldn't just leave her there, for what could be a lifetime. She is already settling into her hotel well and has even had a binky! She also adores my cat, who is actually quite frightened of her because she's so big, haha.

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    So I need some advice from everyone on RU. How do I go about responsibly rehoming Plumpkin? Obviously I want to make sure that she's going to a dedicated owner, where she will have a companion and a large amount of space.

    Is there anything I should be doing within the next week now that she's in my care? E.g. vaccinations? Any advice very much appreciated. This was a pretty crazy thing to go ahead and do, but I can see already that I have made her life 10 x better. And that makes it so worth it to me!
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    She is gorgeous I don't know how you are going to give her up to someone else, but .....

    Anyway, first and foremost, yes she will need to be vaccinated, but I would also question whether she is in fact already pregnant again. You will have some idea as to how much you can trust what the owner told you. I would keep her completely separate from your other two and get a vet's opinion.

    She is really lovely
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    Aw bless her and you! You can never be 100% sure of where they might go but I hope she will be loved and cared for wherever she goes.

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    She is beautiful. I have a really big pink eyed white lop shaped hole in my life at the minute so will be watching Plumpkins thread with interest.
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    Hi Omi, how would I be able to tell if she's pregnant? She is very heavy, but she's a large rabbit.

    I kind of got the full backstory today...the lady had two male rabbits. One of them died (she failed to mention this to me, but her young daughter told me about 3 times), and Plumpkin was given to her for free. Of course, they were just thrown in together and all of a sudden they had babies.

    I was extremely firm with the lady and told her that the living conditions we unacceptable. The buck was full of energy and running around the garden, but he is being left out every night to fend for himself. 100% unacceptable. I feel that the lady really took on board what I was saying so I'm hopeful that the two she keeps (the buck and one male baby) get the life they deserve. I told her she should absolutely get the buck neutered and it's irresponsible not to.

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    Catherine09, does this mean you might be interested in giving Plumpkin a forever home?

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    I really couldnít say right now - but potentially. She would need to be the right personality to be bonded into an already established pair but all the giants Iíve ever bonded have been so easy - they just seem so laid back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine09 View Post
    I really couldn’t say right now - but potentially. She would need to be the right personality to be bonded into an already established pair but all the giants I’ve ever bonded have been so easy - they just seem so laid back.
    Of course, well it's nice to know that someone might be interested. No matter what happens I can give her the love and care she needs until she finds her forever family

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    She's lovely, those ears! if only I had the space! Well done for getting her out of where she was. Hopefully the lady will strive to improve conditions for her remaining boys now she's had a nudge about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbabybuns View Post
    She's lovely, those ears! if only I had the space! Well done for getting her out of where she was. Hopefully the lady will strive to improve conditions for her remaining boys now she's had a nudge about it!
    She actually just sent me a text thanking me for telling her how to look after them properly. So I'm really hopeful that their lives will improve as a result. It makes it feel even more worth it if two other rabbits will live a better life now!

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