> had a pet rabbit
> didn't notice his depression / behavior
> didn't notice he wasn't eating
> found him dead in the morning
> apparently he hadn't eaten for awhile because his teeth were freakishly long, they weren't filed down, which happens when they eat, but they went thru the roof of his mouth essentially puncturing his brain
> very sad owner
> don't get a rabbit
sorry to hear that friend. maybe you should turn his feet into lucky keychains so he's always with you.
what sucks about rabbits and apparently is an evolutionary thing, but they hide their sickness. they don't show any outward signs when they are not feeling well. they would much rather sit still and be quiet, which from the outside you wouldn't know something was wrong.
I don't know what name they got but he was one of these
Pic related. His name was Bee.
Another. French lops are super chill.
I have a rabbit and she broke her leg a little while ago. She showed no signs of distress or pain. Except she wasn't using her front leg. I took her to the vet when I noticed she wasn't using it. He was moving her leg around and holding it. And still, she showed no sign of pain. To the point where the vet told me he didn't really know what was wrong. Took her to another vet to get a second opinion. He took xrays and yeah turned out it was broken. Was really surprised with how it didn't seem to bother her as she was still acting her normal self
Here's my fuzzy lop girl doing a flop. Makes my day everytime I come home. Also makes a mess but that's beside the point.
anyone else surprised by their agility? i've never seen an animal pivot on point like a rabbit does, with such precision too.
what i also learned was that bunny hops are a real thing. apparently it's a bunch of reasons as to why they do it, one being blowing off excess energy. regardless, they are interesting to observe.
For all prospective rabbit owners, here's some pointers.
-fresh water available 24/7
-unlimited hay, oxbow brand western timothy
-fresh greens 3 times a day
-lots of playtime, pets and cuddles
-watch them for signs of going off their food.
Last one is super important. It is basically the only surefire sign that your bun is not well. Vet visit is a must.
If bun is sick give it lots of critical care food. Can buy it at the vet. This'll jumpstart their guts.
Also don't put them in those cages with wire bottoms. They'll get hock sores.
Not really, but it's the same reason I've tried mongoose, goat, porcupine, crocodile, emu, kangaroo, dog, horse, guinea pig, alpaca, ostrich and snake whilst travelling overseas; lack of availability and curiosity make me want to try them when I get the chance.
yeah crazy isn't it? i never knew it was a thing until i did some research. in the wild predators would sniff out any weak prey and this is why they've learned to mask any pain they have. tough little fuckers they are.
Cats communicate and socialize, and have been known to wake up owners to save them from house fires and actually -sense cancer-. Rabbits eat their own shit, are so anti-social they'll hide their illness, and can up and die from their guts shutting down.
Verdict: Rabbits are for straight up retards looking for a living stuffed animal due to a bad case of the cringes. Turtles are more personable.
All of this is true. I'd like to add-my guy had a gastric stasis(most likely the result of being taken from mother too soon. i bought it at a pet store at easter time like a fucking fool). His last couple of days he spent all his time hanging out in the corner of his cage, despite it being open.
Rabbits are prey animals, and the instinct is to try not to show weakness.
that's fair and i get that, but things that are considered pets are generally off-limits when it comes to food. i mean, that's why their pets to begin with and not livestock.
what did the dog taste like and have you owned a pet dog?
Aw man that sucks dude.
Thanks man, hopefully it helps someone.
Ah, I see. 12 is ancient!
Head tilt sounds awful. None of my buns ever got it but yes, thus is also another real important thing to look out for.
Here's my bun. Her name is potato
cats are disgusting, invasive and create the most damage. billions of dollars annually.
i'm proud to say I shoot cats -- but I won't let them die quickly. I let them linger for hours.
>turn his feet into lucky keychains
>mutilating your dead pet
never understood why people do this, if my sister suddenly died i wouldn't want to put her eyeballs in a jar as a memento. It just seems fucked up considering it lives and breathes in your home like a regular family member that you would consider doing stuff like that
Fuck rabbits. Nothing but unpredictable, unstable walking victim complexes that lash out and attack everyone and everything in sight
>old roommate had rabbits
>make a huge effort to allow the thing to get comfortable with me
>sit on the ground with a carrot or lettuce in my hand and let the rabbit come to me
>months pass, make some pretty good progress; rabbit appears to like me
>oen day while feeding rabbit in living room I slowly and cautiously move my free hand over to try to pet it
>it can see my hand coming and keeps eating out of my other hand
>petting hand within a few centimeters
>bites me (breaks my fucking skin) and launches itself at my chest just to kick/scratch the shit out of me
>runs into my room and tears the place up
>catch it with great difficulty; pin it down so i can grab it and put it back into its cage
I honestly don't understand why anyone would want one of these fuckers as a pet. They're dangerous and fucking savage.
>mfw a friend of mine who is better with animals befriends roommates rabbit and feeds it meat because he secretly hates it too
Typical rabbit owners don't see an animal, they see something 'cute'. Thus why they call them pet names like 'bune' and retarded shit like that. They don't care about the animal or it's natural way of things, they only care that they have a cute living stuffed toy they can take pics of. Rabbit owners are just flat out dumb.
i had a lionhead who lived by himself for a few years until one day he got a roommate. his roommate was half-feral and half-lionhead, which later proved to be a terrible decision that ultimately resulted in the death of the og. i advise against doing something like this!
Pauley depends on how you raise it this logic applies to all pets such as dogs
*don't get a rabbit if you're an autist that doesn't look fully into caring for it
This is my rabbit, don't know what kind. Found him at the park.
Ohh shit, thats what it is?
This is my other snapping turtle!
Rommel loves sitting on his shelf too. He is the weirdest rabbit if ever seen. He loves getting face rubs, to the point where he literally smooshes his face into the bars trying to get you to pet him
I spent months trying to get that piece of shit to trust me. I went above and beyond and it decided to fuck with me
Rabbits are garbage animals and were never meant to be kept as pets.
Rabbits are pretty animals and tend to not trust strangers. Even if you try for months you're still not its owner so it'll still think you're trying to fucking kill it.
Since you keep saying they should be eaten and not cuddled I suspect that rabbit was on to something.
Why whenever I try to pet the bunnies at the pet store they always run away from my hand?
why... when trumpies get punched... do they run, scream, cry and piss themselves?
This started out as a nice cosy thread but along came these edgy faggots who think that they look like manly men just because they talk about eating rabbits. Piss off back to your basements
He always looks so sad with those fucking little ears.
no. rabbits are assholes. fuck rabbits, fuck cats, and fuck trump-supporters.
these cats all belonged to libtard leftist neighbors of mine.
they don't die well. their owners are pretty much all Bernie and Hillary supporters.
Sick motherfucker who takes political shit out on animals.
You are one mentally disturbed individual
Well this thread is fucking ruined by all the cucks who posted images of dead cat's. Hope you realise that no one is looking at you and going "wow" rather they just think that you are faggots. I can understand why your parents abused you
the male isn't fixed yet so they gotta explore the world one at a time