Archive for October, 2008

I Want A Tent Too!

Posted: October 30, 2008 in The Purrrrs

“Mom, I want a tent like Hans! As a bedroom bunny, Hans got his own tent. I want mine too…!”

Drooling.. Who said cats can't drool?

Drooling.. Who said cats can't drool?

” Please. Mom… I had enough with these.. “
  
.. the box i stole from the Fluffies..

.. the box i stole from the Fluffies..

.. the paper bag..

.. the paper bag..

.. and that pathetic garbage plastic bag!

.. and that pathetic garbage plastic bag!

Oh, my...! I've been grounded! "

Oh, my...! I've been grounded !

“I want my own tent!! And I’m not going to share it with Memon or the Fluffies, okay?”

Mickybell’s Secret Mission

Posted: October 29, 2008 in Inside The Playpen

Don’t under-estimate this bunny girl. She might looks lazy, lounging her heavy fur and big butt all the time, lowering her head down like she never bothers about the world around her… But she has succeed in her mission – stealing alfalfa from the box without my knowledge!

See this photo?

It's Mickybell in her home sweet home..

It's Mickybell in her home sweet home..

Now see closely…

Mickybell and her secret mission! ;)  SUCCEED!!

Mickybell and her secret mission! 😉 SUCCEED!!

She made a hole to the alfalfa box i placed beside her cage. The hole is big enough for her to reach a few stalks of alfalfa inside the box :mrgreen:

I never saw she digs the hole…. And i never saw any shreded bits / pieces on her cage’s floor when i clean her cage everyday.. Hmmm, I wonder where they go.. Did she eat them? Or maybe she pushed the bits / pieces out from her cage. And I might have swept them together with the stray poops and the hay’s stalks?

Hey, don't look at me like I'm guilty. I have nothing to do with that hole. It must be one of the Purrrrrs who sneaks inside the box and dig the hole to peep me!

Hey, don't look at me like I'm guilty. I have nothing to do with that hole. It must be one of the Purrrrrs who sneaks inside the box and dig the hole to peep me!

Yaaa… Yaaa…. Mom believe u, Mickybell 😉

Cuteness vs Ugliness :P

Posted: October 24, 2008 in Inside The Playpen

It’s molting season for Mummy Dinky.

It is her first molting season

It is her first molting season

I hope her fur will growing back pretty soon. I miss my little cute Dinky. She lost her cuteness since the day she gave birth to her 5 kits, 14 weeks ago.

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A pose of a nursing mother.. Owh, what an expose chest! 😛

What do u call this? Cute? Or ugly?!

Rabbits are cute animal. Even at this stage, the cuteness is still there. Except a bit spoilt by the bald patches. So i call this….

Err…. Ahah! BALDNESS! Yess, i call this as baldness :mrgreen:

Mom dare call me ugly? I'll bite Mom when she gets in here!! 👿

Hehe.. Look at her mean impression..! I better be careful with my words next time! 😛

What? She’s Pregnant?!!

Posted: October 22, 2008 in Inside The Playpen

This is an old story.. 😛 I just want to share my experience. I was never expected to have a pregnant bunny in my apartment. I always keep Dinky and Daddy Dino separated in individual cages. Their 2 cages was attached to a shared-playpen. But i never put them together in a playpen. Those time, Daddy Dino sprayed a lot. Everytime i opened his cage’s door to let him out into kis playpen, he would spray to Dinky’s cage… And even sprayed me couples of time! Tired with this, i opened my Yellow Pages and searched for a vet to perform the neuter.

And like i mentioned, I never knew Dinky was pregnant. A day earlier, i saw Dinky gathered all the hays i fed her into her sleeping box, which she never done before.

Collecting the hay with her tiny mouth

Collecting the hay with her tiny mouth

I wonder where she got those toilet papers

I wonder where she got those toilet papers

Filling her sleeping box

Filling her sleeping box

Dinky is carrying the hays in her tiny mouth, almost all the time.. Even when she's resting..

Dinky is carrying the hays in her tiny mouth, almost all the time.. Even when she's resting..

Seeing this, i suspected that she was pregnant. I touched her stomach and i could feel a few grape-sized lumps in her stomach. Comfirmed! So i took a board box and placed it in her cage, and put the sleeping box inside the board box.

The nestbox :mrgreen:

At the midnite, she started to pull out fur from her body.

Pulling out fur..

Pulling out fur..

And she put them on top of the hays..

And she put them on top of the hays..

I was too sleepy.. so i didn’t know what was happened that night.

The next morning, soon as i woke up, i checked inside her box. It was full with fur.

I can make a comfortable pillow for myself with these :mrgreen:

And when i looked closely, i saw something moving under the pile of fur.. And guess what, this is what i find..!

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BABIES, everybody..!!! 😀

It was the first (and maybe the last time) i saw rabbit kits by my own eyes. I’m proud of Dinky. She’s a good mother even she was 5-months-old when she gave birth. Haih…

And as u know, we finally found a vet in Penang Island to perform the neuter on Daddy. Daddy was neutered 2 days after Dinky gave birth 😛

Our friend from Chubby Pets Garden contacted us to inform about his new hay. He’s one of our supplier. He just got the alfalfa hay from Nevada and would like us to try. He showed us his website with the hay’s photos. The alfalfa looks really yummy in those photos. Since it’s almost time to get our pets monthly supplies re-stock, so we ordered 3kgs of alfalfa.

This is how the alfalfa looks like:

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Hmmmh.. Smells goooood! And crispy too.. 😀

Fresh, green alfalfa! Bunnies will love it!!

Fresh, green alfalfa! Bunnies will love it!!

Let’s see what The Fluffies’ are going to say about the new hay..

Daddy Dino says :

Nyom nyom.. He is mouth full.

Nyom nyom.. He is mouth full.

Dinky says :

Urgh..!!

Urgh..!!

Urgh!! It’s stuck! Can some-bunny help me here..?

Urgh!! It’s stuck! Can some-bunny help me here..?

Mocha says :

Can't u see i'm chewing?

Can't u see i'm chewing?

Mickybell says :

Please... No camera please.. I don’t want any more publicity here.. I’m glamour enough..

Please... No camera please.. I don’t want any more publicity here.. I’m glamour enough..

I told Mickybell that her photos will be upload in this blog – The Fluffies : The Life Of Apartment Bunnies, but she thought she’ll be starring in The House Bunny film, the rabbit version :mrgreen:

The Fluffies Jr. say :

Attack!!

Attack!!

Weeee...!!

Weeee...!!

Nyom.. nyom... Can we have some more, Mom?

Nyom.. nyom... Can we have some more, Mom?

😀 Well, u heard them!

Loving Couple #2

Posted: October 16, 2008 in Inside The Playpen

Mocha was neutered on 7 Sept 2008 by the same vet who performed the neutering to Daddy Dino.

First, they were hanging there..

First, they were hanging there..

Hours later, they're inside this medicine pouch! :mrgreen:

Before this, Mocha was uncaged and lived in his own playpen. But soon after he was neutered, i shifted him to the shelves unit to allow some space for the bigger playpen.

I love my playpen and my toys!

I love my playpen and my toys!

And soon before we sent him for the neutering procedure, I had set up a recovery area for him.

Eh??.. Why Mom suddenly covered my playpen with blankets? Mom said she wants to keep me warm during the post-neuter..  Post neuter? What is that??

Eh??.. Why Mom suddenly covered my playpen with blankets? Mom said she wants to keep me warm during the post-neuter.. Post neuter? What is that??

Soon as we reached home, i placed Mocha in his playpen. I wasn’t around when he regained his conscious because after i put him in his playpen, i had to send Am to his office.

I hate Mom... *dizzy*

Mocha is still groggy and half-conscious inside his sleeping box

When i got into their room, Mocha was still groggy and half-conscious inside his sleeping box.

Mocha’s recovery process was slower compares to Daddy Dino’s. Daddy Dino took only 3 hours to gained his appetite, peed and passed stool. He even tried to mating Dinky while still groggy!
Looking at Mocha’s condition, i had to bring Mickybell in the playpen to give her brother some moral support. Mikcybell is a lovely and gentle bunnygirl. Look at how she tries to console Mocha 🙂

Owh pity pity my brother.. Does it pain?

Owh pity pity my brother.. Does it pain?

let me kiss away your pain

let me kiss away your pain

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Owh, Mocha is kissing Mickybell in return! 😛

Mocha and Mickybell were naturally bonded since they were young. Mickybell was a very shy bunnygirl and she always hide herself behind Mocha and Daddy Dino everytime i tried to approach her.

Old photo of them when they were young. Mickybell is hiding herself behind Daddy Dino..

Old photo of them when they were young. Mickybell is hiding herself behind Daddy Dino..

..and hiding herself behind Mocha..

..and hiding herself behind Mocha..

When they reached 4-months old, i put her in the separate cages. But most of the time, i heard strange cries from her. She only stopped crying if Mocha came to groom her between the bars. So, sometimes i have to put them together. But of course under my supervision. I don’t want any unwanted pregnancy!

These are their old photos, snapped when they was 3-4 months old.

Photo #1

Photo #1

Photo #2

Photo #2

Photo #3

Photo #3

Photo #4

Photo #4

Photo #5

Photo #5

After neutered, now Mocha and Mickybell can live and play together. Let’s see their latest photos.. They are almost 10-months old now..

.. Playing peek-a-boo..

.. Playing peek-a-boo..

.. Laying together in their cage..

.. Laying together in their cage..

.. Lounging together in their playpen..

.. Lounging together in their playpen..

.. Grooming each other.. I have a lot of their grooming photos. Now they make me sick!

.. Grooming each other.. I have a lot of their grooming photos. Now they make me sick!

Close-up photo of the lovey-dovey couple?

Don’t envy us, buek ;)

Don’t envy us, buek 😉

So sweet…! Don’t u think too? :mrgreen:

Loving Couple #1

Posted: October 10, 2008 in Inside The Playpen

Daddy Dino was neutered on 13 July 2008, 2 days after Dinky gave birth to their 5 kits.

Daddy's precious are now safely kept and locked in a chestbox 😯 Kidding! It was buried in a place where it supposed to be of course! :mrgreen:

I know this is quite graphic.. Please don’t faint or vomit while reading this!

I planned to bond Daddy Dino and Dinky since the first time i saw them grooming each other thru their cage’s metal bars. Daddy Dino has a crush on her since their first meet 😛

When Dinky was young, she loved to stuck her face between the metal bars, begging for grooming and licking..

When Dinky was young, she loved to stuck her face between the metal bars, begging for grooming and licking..

And then came a loving male bunny, grooming her and gave her a long last lick!

And then came a loving male bunny, grooming her and gave her a long last lick!

I thought the bonding process is easy.. But, nothing is call easy when only one of them was altered. Dinky is an unspayed female.. After gave birth and weaned, i found out that sweet Dinky Winky is become more agressive and bossy towards Daddy.

Everytime i tried to put them together, Daddy Dino lowered his head, asking for licks. But i saw Dinky dashed and jumped on him. They ran in circle until Dinky managed to climb on Daddy Dino’s back and humped him! 😯 (It was so ugly to see a female humping a male! Hmmph! ) She tried to show her bossy attitude and claimed her dominance, but Daddy fighted back by humped her too. Many times, i heard a loud shriek from Daddy Dino while Dinky became more and more agressive, so i had to take Daddy Dino out from the playpen and calmed him.

Then, i found out a different approach to put them together without stressing Daddy Dino.

I set up a small playpen, using 4 pieces of 1m x 1m grill panel. Then i devided the playpen into two and put the bunny couple inside the panel, like this :

A playpen setup for bonding purpose

A playpen setup for bonding purpose

I stuffed the hays inside a toilet paper roll and stucked it in between of the metal bars.. so that they could share the hays.

No way! I'm alpha mama.. Hays are mine!

No way! I'm alpha mama.. Hays are mine!

Mom.. Look! She refuse to share. I want my own hays..!

Mom.. Look! She refuse to share. I want my own hays..!

I done this 2 hours a day, for the whole week.

Mom said we should end this war, or else there's no more yummy pellet for a week!

Mom said we should end this war, or else there's no more yummy pellet for a week!

The next week, i saw them laying next to each other in the playpen. So, i took out the center panel. There was no more run-and-chase, and no more loud shriek from Daddy, or ma’am attitude from Dinky. I expanded the playpen to 1m x 2m and sat inside the playpen with them to make sure they were mixed well. They love being pat. So, everytime i got into their playpen, they stretched out their neck and lowered their head on the floor. This process also took a week before i left home for 5 days (29 Sept – 3 Oct 2008). I was away to my hometown in Johor for Hari Raya holiday to meet my family there.

Soon as i reached Penang, i took them out from their individual cages and let them roam free in the room. And this is what i got :

I'm soooo happy with the result!

Loving Couple #1 :mrgreen: I'm soooo happy with the result!

Now they’re living in separate cages, but i’ll put them together in a 1m x 2m playpen 2 hours every night for their dating process. Still showing their dominance, tho.. still haven’t see them grooming each other. But as long as they don’t harm each other, it is good enough.

Well, i would like to know if u guys have experience bonding the neutered male with unspayed female, or unneutered male with spayed female. Can they live in a cage together?