So we had a small family of giant, adorable New Zealand rabbits. Then, we met someone who had lionhead bunnies and offered us a pair. How could we refuse? We still had loads of space. Bring on the buns! To our dismay, this person turned out to be a bit of a hoarder (Animal Hoarding) and the rabbits were very neglected. They were cute though, and we were so pleased to welcome Choco and Tsemer (Woolly)!
I especially loved Tsemer, the white male. He was so docile and insanely fluffy!! Sadly, he turned out to be sick. The vet suspected a nasty little bacteria called E. Cuniculi. He received treatment, but it was too late and we lost him. Poor little fluffball. Fortunately, Choco was in perfect health, if a little skittish. Taking in account that she grew up without ever being touched by a human, that was only to be expected though. She is now totally used to us and comes running at the sound of pellets clanking in a food bowl 🙂
Our lionhead family grew shortly after that, when Angie was dropped off. Her owners said they were planning to release her in the fields if we didn’t take her. (Emotional blackmail, anyone..?) So we took her, and I have never been able to understand why they wanted to get rid of her or why they couldn’t even be bothered to find a good home for her. She is the loveliest, prettiest, most companionable bunny you can ever imagine. I am so glad she came to us!
Angie is a blue-eyed white rabbit, which is quite interesting.
So that was our fluffy family! We were looking forward to having some lionhead babies, but sadly Tsemer’s demise put paid to that plan. The rabbits had their own idea though, that we would soon find out about! Stay tuned for the next episode of Rabbit History! Or should it be called: Rabbit Soapshow? There are tales of scandal, adultery and illegitimate children! Gasp!! 😉