Happy 2nd Birthday!

When we adopted Ruddy and Buddy, no one could tell us exact day of their birth. Their foster mom knew it was some day in September. As we adopted them on 12th day in February, I decided to celebrate their birthday on September 12th.
So today it’s their very special day. I can’t believe that our bunnies are already two years old.

Happy Birthday, Ruddy & Buddy!
We wish you were happy, playful, relaxed, healthy, full of curiosity, joy, and cuteness. Hope to see a lot of binkies and flops from you :)

Our present for Ruddy and Buddy is a homemade birthday gift bag filled with several types of hay and toys for chewing and tossing.

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Litter box

Before we adopted Ruddy and Buddy, I didn’t know that bunnies can be litter box trained. I expected that indoor rabbits live in a pen and poop everywhere inside it. I was prepared to clean their living area as often as it would be needed although I couldn’t quite imagine how much work and time that would take.
Then I found out that bunnies can be trained to use the litter box both for peeing and pooping. They like to keep their space clean and after spaying/neutering they have no need to mark their territory. Ruddy and Buddy were already trained by their foster mom how to use their toilets. For us, that was one important unexpected advantage which helped us decide for their adoption.

The way I prepare litter boxes for Ruddy and Buddy is explained in the pictures. Some people don’t put hay in the litter box but I found out, that for my bunnies, this works best. The hay in their litter boxes is not the only hay they can eat. During the day, when Ruddy and Buddy run loose in the apartment, they have a wicker basket full of hay in their “dining” area.

Ears, ears, ears

Ears are one of the most important parts of a rabbit’s body. They are radars that are scanning all the sounds and informing about potential dangers. When there is anything new in the apartment, Ruddy and Buddy approach it with their ears pointed forward. We call this approach “Ears first” :)
It’s also very funny to see how they turn their ears towards the sound. When bunnies hear a noise, they just raise one of their ears to find out whether everything is safe. Why should they get up from the relaxed position when they have those two radars always at their disposal?

How the story began :)

This is the first picture of our bunnies taken shortly after we brought them home.
I immediately named the white one Buddy and after a while I found a perfect name – Ruddy – for the brown one.

We adopted our bunnies from an organization called The Rabbit Haven.

I don’t really remember how it all started. I guess I wanted to have a pet so I did a research. I remember spending a lot of time reading about bunnies; how to take care of them and what to expect from pet rabbits. I concluded that maybe bunnies were the best for us. Than I searched for places where you can get a bunny and found The Rabbit Haven website. When I saw pictures of bunnies available for adoption in their Adoption Showcase, my desire to have a bunny got stronger. And one day, I just decided that I wanted to get to see bunnies, pet them and hold them in my arms. We had a chance to spend couple of hours around different pairs of bunnies and we both fell in love with these two. So, we brought them home and that’s how the real story began :) It’s really a life changing experience. They are our lovely little companions who brought a lot of fun, joy and love to our home.