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Getting nervous about this weekend. Im having bunny pick up and it seems everybody wants a buck! Ive tried sexing them, but they still seem to be too small. 🤞🤞🤞
 

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Getting nervous about this weekend. Im having bunny pick up and it seems everybody wants a buck! Ive tried sexing them, but they still seem to be too small. 🤞🤞🤞
Good luck! Try sexing the rabbit while the person watches? Then they can agree/disagree with the gender guess and it's not all on you if the gender switch fairy visits and the rabbit is the wrong gender.
 

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Good luck! Try sexing the rabbit while the person watches? Then they can agree/disagree with the gender guess and it's not all on you if the gender switch fairy visits and the rabbit is the wrong gender.
Yes. Good idea 🤣. As it stands right now i only have one doe, so thats not right 🤣🤣

Question though - they all looked really dirty in their privates. Cause for concern?
 

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Yes. Good idea 🤣. As it stands right now i only have one doe, so thats not right 🤣🤣

Question though - they all looked really dirty in their privates. Cause for concern?
Possibly? Are the cages getting dirty really fast and they are standing/sitting in their waste? Or do they seem sick? I know they can get the runs if they are eating too much greens or changing food too quickly. Try cutting back on greens and increasing hay. Clean the cages a bit more if they are making a mess and sitting in it. Not as experienced with sick bunnies so hopefully someone else will chime in.

You can use a damp washcloth and give them a spot bath if they are dirty. It's not recommended to actually bathe a rabbit in water like you would a dog or cat (yes I've bathed my cats).
 

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Possibly? Are the cages getting dirty really fast and they are standing/sitting in their waste? Or do they seem sick? I know they can get the runs if they are eating too much greens or changing food too quickly. Try cutting back on greens and increasing hay. Clean the cages a bit more if they are making a mess and sitting in it. Not as experienced with sick bunnies so hopefully someone else will chime in.

You can use a damp washcloth and give them a spot bath if they are dirty. It's not recommended to actually bathe a rabbit in water like you would a dog or cat (yes I've bathed my cats).
Their cages are clean. They have unlimited hay and no changes in their food. I can try to wipe them down some. It looks like dried skin cells that never got cleaned away and accumulated. I dont have a good example to use without sounding incredibly gross 🤣🤣
I have bathed cats also. Not a lot of fun! I definitely wont bathe the bunnies. They were already pretty stressed with shredding my hands and their nail trim. I tried weighing them again but they're too big for my kitchen scale now. I thought Id try the bathroom scale but they don't register 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
 

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My cats were bathed often as kittens (feral kittens with fleas) so they actually purr the whole time. I haven't had to wash them in a year or so though, no telling if they are still ok with it.

I use a cloth grocery bag and a hanging fish scale to weigh my bunnies. Works pretty well plus it can tare out to remove the weight of the bag for me.
 

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My cats were bathed often as kittens (feral kittens with fleas) so they actually purr the whole time. I haven't had to wash them in a year or so though, no telling if they are still ok with it.

I use a cloth grocery bag and a hanging fish scale to weigh my bunnies. Works pretty well plus it can tare out to remove the weight of the bag for me.
Good idea. Maybe i can grab one at wally world?
 

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I had a weird experience today. Im still trying to decide if the guy is an ahole or just a jerk. Either way Im thoroughly confused by his behavior. He wanted to but a pedigreed buck. I explained a couple of weeks ago that Im just starting out and dont have a pedigree for the parents, but I can create one with the info I do have. I asked if that would be fine with him and he said yes. Today he apparently no longer thinks thats okay and started telling me of some other breed hes getting in a few weeks and how his family had been in rabbits for a long time. He insists that he only buys pedigreed. I told him what Id come up with for my own pedigree and he said, basically, that it’s fine. I asked the name of his rabbitry and he responded saying “I’m done.” The events are slightly out of order, but the gist is there. I blocked him from my contacts, just in case. Is this weird or what?
 

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I had a weird experience today. Im still trying to decide if the guy is an ahole or just a jerk. Either way Im thoroughly confused by his behavior. He wanted to but a pedigreed buck. I explained a couple of weeks ago that Im just starting out and dont have a pedigree for the parents, but I can create one with the info I do have. I asked if that would be fine with him and he said yes. Today he apparently no longer thinks thats okay and started telling me of some other breed hes getting in a few weeks and how his family had been in rabbits for a long time. He insists that he only buys pedigreed. I told him what Id come up with for my own pedigree and he said, basically, that it’s fine. I asked the name of his rabbitry and he responded saying “I’m done.” The events are slightly out of order, but the gist is there. I blocked him from my contacts, just in case. Is this weird or what?
If contact was only by text/email, maybe he was misreading tone or didn't actually understand what you were saying. Or he's just an idiot. If he found you off craigslist, highly likely he was an idiot or tire kicker.
 
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