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Old 05-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #41
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My sister is supposed to get the bunny sometime today. I'm not sure if she is planning on putting it in the wabbit playhouse immediately or wait until she paints the house.
If she's seriously going to house a bunny in there, then I'd recommend leaving the bunny-accessible surfaces unpainted. Because no matter how those surfaces start out, that's how they're going to end up.

Bunnies don't actually swallow the stuff-- they only grind down their teeth on it. We used to keep a piece of drywall at hand just for our bunny to chomp on.
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If she's seriously going to house a bunny in there, then I'd recommend leaving the bunny-accessible surfaces unpainted. Because no matter how those surfaces start out, that's how they're going to end up.

Bunnies don't actually swallow the stuff-- they only grind down their teeth on it. We used to keep a piece of drywall at hand just for our bunny to chomp on.
Thanks for the tip. I guess drywall to a bunny is like potato chips to people
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Picture of the bunny that my sister got yesterday. Look at them ears.

It's gonna grow up to be a giant rabbit (I never knew there was such a thing until she told me). More precisely, a Flemish Giant Rabbit.

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Good thing they have a very nice demeanor because they can grow up to around 20 lbs.
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Your sister should have abundant high quality organic fertilizer for her garden from now on. Not sure if the world's largest rabbit, Ralph, is related to the same kind or not.
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I told my sister, she should for sure grow her own garden just to feed the future monster of a rabbit
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Picture of the bunny that my sister got yesterday. Look at them ears.
It's gonna grow up to be a giant rabbit (I never knew there was such a thing until she told me). More precisely, a Flemish Giant Rabbit.
Good thing they have a very nice demeanor because they can grow up to around 20 lbs.
Very mellow, and very social if raised with other bunnies. I've seen them at bunny gatherings hosted by our vet. It's like seeing Andre The Giant in the middle of a bunch of kindergartners.

If she hasn't already, she should talk to a vet about later-in-life health problems. I don't know about that breed, but the vet can advise on things like regular roaming time so that they don't get "hutch arthritis".

At this age I hope he gets plenty of gentle hands-on petting. The more they get as young buns, the better companions they are. When we had to pick up our four-pound dwarf Rex, if he wasn't feeling cooperative we could still usually get away with it. It's probably a little more challenging at the Flemish weight class...
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I have heard it said about puppies growing into their large paws, but in this case, that wabbit is going to have to grow into those big ears
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I sure do missed Amazon Prime 2-day shipping. Was planning on going to my sister's again to help her install a couple of small round gable vents as her wabbit house gets too hot in the sun. So, I ordered them online (unfortunately, non Amazon order) on Sunday. It ships priority mail. It's now Saturday but still no package. I did get an email on Thursday that the package shipped. I definitely am not going to shop at that place again. They have a phone number which supposely one can call the check on status, but the call goes straight to answering machine..and they dont' call back.

So I expect not until Monday for the gable vents to arrive. As that old Tom Petty song goes "The waiting is the hardest part ..."

We've decided to wait until next Saturday to work on the house as she works weekdays and I'm about 150 miles away from her.

In the meantime, an updated picture of the wabbit house painted ...
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As an Architect--I approve of this house Looks great! Looks like you guys had fun and had some great experiences building it too.
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As an Architect--I approve of this house Looks great! Looks like you guys had fun and had some great experiences building it too.
Thx. Yes, it was definitely a fun and learning experience to remember .

At first, I kind of liked the color unpainted. But now, as I see the paint job which she did looks really nice.
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Helped my sister yesterday. We made a couple more upgrades. A vent in front and back (not pictured) for air circulation. Plus a home made flower box.
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Helped my sister yesterday. We made a couple more upgrades. A vent in front and back (not pictured) for air circulation. Plus a home made flower box.
I love this! What a lucky wabbit
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Helped my sister yesterday. We made a couple more upgrades. A vent in front and back (not pictured) for air circulation. Plus a home made flower box.

What a great project. I hope the rabbit that gets to live in it enjoys his special house. Great job!
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Thx. It's more a fall/spring time house for the Wabbit when the temps aren't too extreme. Temp readings today, even with the vents installed got up to 95 degrees. Better than some non-vented sheds I've been in, but yet still hot. The project was a lot of fun and a learning experience.
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Been busy helping my sister on another project this past weekend.

I guess every Wonky House needs a companion chicken coop and run.

Now she has four very spoiled chickens.
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Does this mean free eggs for easysurfer?
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I live about 150 miles from my sister. But next time I visit, I'll be sure to bring a cooler, for collection purposes of course

Actually, at this time they are too little to do any laying, plus she doesn't know if they are male or female. I guess time will tell
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That rabbit house is too cute. You did a great job on it. I'd say she is a lucky sister to have such a helpful and handy brother.
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That rabbit house is too cute. You did a great job on it. I'd say she is a lucky sister to have such a helpful and handy brother.
Thanks for the compliment. It was fun helping my sister out with the chicken run. Even more so as we are getting older in age. We are a good team. She does most of the measuring. I do the sawing. We both put the run together.

The wabbit lives indoors in the house and not in that Wonky house as the temperature is too hot in there, plus by this time, it's a pretty spoiled rabbit . She uses the Wonky house as a storage area.

Not pictured is the little garden that my sister has set up. That comes in handy and she grows lettuce to feed the wabbit.

Her husband said to me, first rabbits then chickens, soon he'll be singing "E I E I O".
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