And who wouldn’t?!?
Their little faces, bright eyes and wiggly noses. They each have unique personalities and are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Let me introduce you to Flower and Petal…
I collected them from the Leicester RSPCA in April 2011. Flower is mummy bunny. We’re not sure how old she is and since it’s not polite to ask a lady her age I’m sure no-one minds. Petal is baby bunny, born on 31st January 2011.
Their names came about after watching a well known children’s tv show with my nephews (aged 1 and 7 at the time) and one of the popular characters was singing and dancing. My 7-year-old nephew suggested Daisy but my friend’s daughter is called Daisy so we agreed on Flower and then Petal.
They live in a large wooden hutch which I’d hoped would fit in the shed, but I was wrong – we couldn’t even get it through the door! So it is outside, against the fence. I invested in brackets and padlocks to keep the foxes out, then in the winter of 2011 bought an insulating blanket and water proof cover since it was a bit on the chilly side.
As I write this, they are playing out in their run, nibbling grass and dandelion flowers, and running around like lunatics. Some people call this ‘pop-corning’ or ‘binky-ing’ – I’ll try to get a video of them in action. In the mean time, here’s a couple more photos of them.
I’m a member of the RSPCA and they have an article or two that will interest bunny owners; one about their new campaign Hay Fever and the other giving useful tips for their diet. Both of which are well worth a read.