This is Otter (the gray) and Zoey (the black and white). They are Standard Rex siblings and only 10 weeks old! Ack! So cute!
Matt and I have had bunnies before, but this is Max's first encounter with house rabbits and he is loving it. He's been very sweet and gentle with them and is absolutely thrilled when they come out to make friends.
Otter is the more adventureous of the two, so he came out to investigate Max first. Zoey took a bit longer, but they're buddies now too.
A lot of people think of bunnies as being cage-only pets, or living in hutches outside, but I have to tell you they make amazing indoor pets too. They are smart, sweet, social, and highly entertaining. They are easy to litter box train too. If you get two they keep each other happy when you're busy, but will both come out to visit. We have a cage/pen in the living room where they live, but we open the pen and let them roam the living room pretty often.
One of the reasons bunnies are great pets for our house is that they are a good balance between cage-bound and free-and-cuddly. Matt has pet allergies, so cats and dogs that roam the house and leave hair everywhere are really out for him. But we all love the cute furries! What to do?!? Well, we got bunnies. Since they sleep in their pen and only come out when allowed, their hair and mess is very contained but we still get the warm fuzzy loveie pets. Also, Rex bunnies in particular are better for allergy folk since their fur is significantly shorter and they don't shed as much.
For lots of wonderful information check out the House Rabbit Society. We got a previous set of rabbit through them and they were amazing. I highly recommend adopting a rescue pair or going through a hobby breeder, not a pet store or huge breeder, but that's just my opinion.
Ok, more cute bunnies!!
Oh, and some cute video too! This is an early experience leaving the pen. Bunnies are very curious critters and love to explore, but are also a bit shy about it. The song is "Curious" by the Barenaked Ladies.
Ok, seriously how cute are they? Ok, next week back to more real doll or crafty stuff, but I just couldn't help it!
We're crazy-close to giving away a 16" doll, so if you haven't entered, go over and do so. And today (October 10, 2012) only, get an extra entry by commenting on the note that you read about the bunnies!