Monday, March 21, 2011


I know, I know, it's been ages since I've given any real updates on how the rabbits are doing but I have an excuse -- I've been waiting for our new little video camera to arrive in the mail. So now you'll be expecting a video. And I have to disappoint you again. The camcorder still hasn't come but I have good news that you deserve to hear.

You may remember that back in October, only a couple of days before we had Augustus and Snowdon neutered they started scrapping quite ferociously and we had to separate them. How long does it take for the testosterone to wear off? Apparently three months! This meant that we had to wait until my birthday back in January to begin their reintroduction.

We put them in the bathtub together once or twice and made them swim laps as a teambuilding exercise. (Actually we just made them sit and cuddle together. No water.) In a couple of times to put them in a cardboard box on top of the washing machine during a spin cycle. If I tell you they loved the experience you will have to imagine my voice dripping with sarcasm.

But it worked! There were one or two slightly aggressive moments of chasing and a few foot thumps along the way but gradually over a period of about three weeks we had them spending more and more time together.

And now they're as close as they ever were. I can't tell you what a relief that is.

The only problem we are now having is that for some reason Snowdon (aka the Prodigious Pooper) has decided that his poo-bin is an option rather than mandatory and although he never poops outside of their pen, he seems to have no qualms about spraying poo nuggets around the place like he's on a deadline.

I'd welcome any suggestions any of you might have as to how to fix this recently-developed proclivity.


  1. I doubt you can fix the poo problem. We have it here, too, so I just have a handy little vac to deal with them. Hopefully you feed mostly timothy hay, and that makes the poos dry and smell rather nice. Congratulations on the bonded pair! Can't wait to see the movies!

  2. Congrats on successful bonding! Can't wait to see the upcoming videos.

    Yeah, like Glenna said, the poo issue isn't really fixable, although at some point you may see a reduction in the amount left out of the box. While rabbits are usually very good about peeing in the box, they don't see poop as being that big a deal--in fact, poop is often left around as a turf-marker. Rabbits will also poop outside the box when excited and/or happy. The only thing you can do about it is thank the gods that their poop is easily swept or vacuumed up and doesn't stink.