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I have wanted one for a long time, because I have never had one before. I researched and talked to people who had them and tonight I finally got one.

Meet Penny :)







She is my new little black bunny :D

We have a pet store in town that is actually pretty decent as far as where their animals come from and how they take care of them. This bunny was one that was bred by an employee there, who I talked too a little bit before taking her, and she was really happy she was being taken to a good home.

She's a very curious little thing, and pretty calm too. I know she is around 8 weeks old, but I'm not sure of breed, so I don't know how big she'll get yet. I'm sure I'll be upgrading cages eventually though.

And no...nobody is eating her, not me, not snakes, not cats...har har har.
 

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She looks cute!
She's very cute - She likes to stand up on her back legs and look around. In the pet store she was standing up eating hay out of my hands. Her companion was just laying there being unsociable not wanting to be touched lol.
 

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Meat rabbit, black New Zeland is my guess.

Are you positive that it is a doe? If it's only 8 weeks it will be pretty hard to tell. If it is a doe it will develope a dulap; a heavy roll of fat under it's chin. A buck won't have a dulap. You won't see that for a few months though. If it is a doe, she will more than likely get mean when she is in heat. If it is a New Zeland, it will get fairly big being that it is a meat rabbit. Don't forget that rabbits have claws and will scratch worse than a cat if they feel the need to, and their bite is pretty nasty.

BTW,not all rabbits are like that though.
 

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Meat rabbit, black New Zeland is my guess.

Are you positive that it is a doe? If it's only 8 weeks it will be pretty hard to tell. If it is a doe it will develope a dulap; a heavy roll of fat under it's chin. A buck won't have a dulap. You won't see that for a few months though. If it is a doe, she will more than likely get mean when she is in heat. If it is a New Zeland, it will get fairly big being that it is a meat rabbit. Don't forget that rabbits have claws and will scratch worse than a cat if they feel the need to, and their bite is pretty nasty.

BTW,not all rabbits are like that though.
The breeder was pretty positive it was a doe, though I didn't bother to ask her what breed it was. I am aware that they can scratch and bite - I deal with large pythons and horses, I am very much used to the hazards of pets lol.

That's fine if it gets big, I will adjust it's enclosure as need be, and it'll get plenty of exercise outside the cage.

I have a little miniature donkey who can get pretty feisty when she's in heat too :laugh2:
 

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Meat rabbit, black New Zeland is my guess.

Are you positive that it is a doe? If it's only 8 weeks it will be pretty hard to tell. If it is a doe it will develope a dulap; a heavy roll of fat under it's chin. A buck won't have a dulap. You won't see that for a few months though. If it is a doe, she will more than likely get mean when she is in heat. If it is a New Zeland, it will get fairly big being that it is a meat rabbit. Don't forget that rabbits have claws and will scratch worse than a cat if they feel the need to, and their bite is pretty nasty.

BTW,not all rabbits are like that though.
I had a NZ bunny... it was BIG!!
 

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Very cute just make sure she doesn't get to meet any of the snakes you have.
 

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Penny sure would go good with some gravy and biscuits.

Just kiddin you. I know you don't plan on having Penny for a meal.
 

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The breeder was pretty positive it was a doe, though I didn't bother to ask her what breed it was. I am aware that they can scratch and bite - I deal with large pythons and horses, I am very much used to the hazards of pets lol.

That's fine if it gets big, I will adjust it's enclosure as need be, and it'll get plenty of exercise outside the cage.

I have a little miniature donkey who can get pretty feisty when she's in heat too :laugh2:
My kids used to raise mini rex's and the does would always get feisty when they wanted to be bread. Growl at ya.

Some people can tell what sex they are when they are quite young, so I don't doubt it. We had a rex that we gave away that we thought was a doe and it impregnated the people's other rabbit. We were wrong. If you get a second rabbit, watch them if you put them together because they can be terrritorial.

You do know that they can be litter trained and not have to be caged?
 

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My kids used to raise mini rex's and the does would always get feisty when they wanted to be bread. Growl at ya.

Some people can tell what sex they are when they are quite young, so I don't doubt it. We had a rex that we gave away that we thought was a doe and it impregnated the people's other rabbit. We were wrong. If you get a second rabbit, watch them if you put them together because they can be terrritorial.

You do know that they can be litter trained and not have to be caged?
I don't plan on getting her a friend lol...and I know they can be litter trained, but right now, in a room full of snakes who would love to devour her, with kitties prowling around outside who know how to sneak into rooms...yeah, when unsupervised a cage is a MUST. She is in an area where the snakes can't see her, but given the chance to hop around in front of some of the big guys theres no telling if one would push the enclosure open and have a snack.
 


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