Since the new house that The Boobook and I moved into is much larger than my little apartment and has a spacious garden, we decided to add a little to our family by getting a pair of rabbits!
It’s best to get rabbits in a pair so that they can keep each other company. As prey animals, rabbits tend towards having a little bit of a protective warren mentality. A single rabbit on its own might get a little lonely.
It just so happened that a friend of mine happened to have some spare baby rabbits. See, she’d gotten a pair of rabbits from a neighbour who swore up and down that they were desexed.
Well, they weren’t. So within a week of her getting the little animals, they did what rabbits did and she was inundated with lots of little mini-lop rabbits.
Bonnie and Clyde (or Bonbon and Clydie, as we call them) were the last pair left of the first litter and she’d kept them aside for me just so that I could have them. They’re sweet rabbits, both female and extremely well bonded!
Bonnie, the blue rabbit, is more human-friendly. She loves her cuddles, pats and scritches, especially behind the ears! She’s always looking out for Clyde and loves to lick and groom her friends (even her human friends!)
Clyde, the brown rabbit, is more temperamental. She’s got an opinion and she’s not afraid to show it! She’ll tolerate patting, but absolutely hates to be picked up. She’s much more adventurous than Bonnie is, and absolutely loves her food! She’s often face-first in the hay loft as soon as it’s filled.
Either way, I’m happy to have them. They’re a happy addition to our family. If they’re well cared for, rabbits can live up to 12 years, so J, Little E and Thumper will have plenty of chances to meet them when you come up to visit!
Now, all this writing has tuckered me out. I think I’ll have a nap.