Rabbits at last..at least for a while!comments (1) May 27th, 2010
Meet Candy and Lala! These 2 dutch bunny beauties belong to my kids' elementary school, but they will be taking their summer vacation at our house, (to give the science teacher a break). Some of you know that I've been eager to adopt a bunny or two, both to get a great source of fertilizer for my garden, AND just to have as a great pet for my 3 kids. Keeping these 2 guys for the summer will be a great test to see if my kids will be responsible in helping me feed and care for them. They are adorable!
In the few days they have been with us, they seem absolutely thrilled with their diet of all-you-can-eat timothy hay, a generous helping of green leafy veggies, and a carrot stick or two. We have also upgraded their usual bedding of shredded office paper to "real" rabbit litter, and they seem very pleased. Tonight they will get a tiny slice of banana, in the attempts to build some trust and get them out of their cage for playtime.
There are a couple of challenges. First, we have a six month old lab puppy, so both the puppy and rabbits will have zero access to each other for safety reasons. Second, the rabbits came to us with a serious odor problem. I think I have solved that by buying a second potty for easy swap out, and the litter mentioned above.
You might be wondering why I'm posting about rabbits on a gardening site! This site has some great articles related to rabbits, and their WONDERFUL contribution to the home gardener. They provide wonderful fertilizer that does NOT have to be composted! They will happily eat most any veggie leftovers or garden scraps that you feed them. And, hey...they are a really cute and affordable pet as well! I have promised my kids that if Candy and Lala work out this summer, we will definitely adopt our own pair of buns. Stay tuned....
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