Rabbit Facts…vocabulary

*Rabbits are herbivores that feed by grazing on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds

This may be true for some rabbits however, our rabbit is a scavenger. He feeds on whatever remains he can find in the house. Now usually, that would be nothing, but we have a lovely 7 year old so…inevitably he finds things. A muffin piece, a cheese-it, a granola bite…you can always tell when he doesn’t like something he has found. He gives a little head shake and does a little two step jump. It is quite comical actually – I have yet to get this on film. He accidently tasted Utz Salt and Vinegar chip and I thought he was going to jump out of his skin.

For the most part though, what we are finding is that yes, all forms of leafy veggies are what he loves best. As seen here…he can’t even wait for mommy to get the lettuce out of the bag!image

Another fun fact we have learned from our many readings: From Rabbits for Dummies: “If your rabbit is spraying you, he is claiming you as his mate!” So the bunny has marked me as his mate OR has marked me as his territory. Until a few days ago I was also the only one he would lick which was another symbol of love shared only with select humans. However, recently my sister was bestowed the rare treat of bunny lickings …so… now I don’t feel as special. She hasn’t been peed on yet though, I still hold that honor. Yes I am a bit smug about that…image

One more fact for tonight…Flemish Giant…which happens to be the bread of rabbit we have adopted. **The Flemish Giant is a breed of domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) known for its large size. imageAs seen here a full grown Flemish giant. Husband wanted a dwarf rabbit – I  came home with complete opposite! But he was so little and so adorable – I just couldn’t help myself. Two pictures. One when we got him. Three weeks ago and now. You  can already see that he is becoming a little bit bigger. :0 We are truly on a giant adventure.

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*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit

**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_Giant

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