Can't have chickens in California right now... so I got rabbits!

Mannyromano

In the Brooder
Mar 10, 2019
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I wanted chickens. Just after I joined this awesome website (literally one day after) I found out that new chicken flock startups were forbidden in SoCal due to the VND quarantine.

So.... I bought a pair of rabbits instead - Havana bucks - at my local Tractor Supply store to ease my profound disappointment.

So this is what my rabbits want you to know.

My bunny boys have been with me for 5 months now and they are among the cutest, smartest, most inquisitive, delightful and funniest animals I've ever had the privilege to care for. I've cared for a wide variety of animals at one time or another; dogs, cats, birds, fish... just about everything on God's green earth except reptiles.

Rabbits have their own peculiar requirements, and they will communicate them in their own way. A bite, a leg thump, a head butt, or turning their backside to you... It's all good. Just remember its their way of telling you what they feel at the moment. It's up to you to learn their language.

Your responsibility: security, food, hydration, habitable climate and social interaction.

Though exhausting at times, few things give me more joy than caring for my sweet bunnies.

Yes, I still want chickens. Can't wait to start my own flock in my backyard. But for now, I'll settle for a couple of rascally rabbits. They don't lay eggs, but they make me smile every single day.
 

gtaus

Free Ranging
Mar 29, 2019
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I have raised rabbits not only when I was a young kid, but also as an adult. I really like rabbits and may get some more in the future. They don't give you eggs, but they do give you fresh rabbit pellets that you can throw into the garden immediately. I raised meat rabbits, but even so, they were mostly friendly when I picked them up and would pet them. My chickens are not as warm and friendly, but maybe that is because I don't treat them as pets. Both chickens and rabbits are great and can bring lots of enjoyment. Hope you can get your chickens in the near future.
 

ChickNanny13

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I've raised meat rabbits (New Zealand) and pet (Mini Lops) ... You're correct about the rabbit pellets, never let it touch the ground and sold them. Best fertilizer. Great pets and so are chickens. My Chickens are my "therapy/stress relief" pets with benefits.
 

Skye'sDucks

Crowing
May 13, 2018
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I do want chickens, too, although my neighborhood strangely lets us have ducks but no chickens...Although I do have 2 rabbits that are a joy!

I agree they are wonderful pets. So full of personality and fun. My two are polar opposites: one is very sweet and shy, the other mean and not very cuddly. I've had my one, Lion, since I was a kid. About 8 years now. He was my first pet I truly started to take care of on my own, plus his companion who died the other year. Now I have another one and I love to take care of them.

Lion actually has an ear infection that came back right now and he's worse than he was the first time...very worried. :( At least we still have the ear drops from the vet.

Can you share pictures of your cuties...?:pop
 

Mannyromano

In the Brooder
Mar 10, 2019
5
21
41
Hesperia California
I do want chickens, too, although my neighborhood strangely lets us have ducks but no chickens...Although I do have 2 rabbits that are a joy!

I agree they are wonderful pets. So full of personality and fun. My two are polar opposites: one is very sweet and shy, the other mean and not very cuddly. I've had my one, Lion, since I was a kid. About 8 years now. He was my first pet I truly started to take care of on my own, plus his companion who died the other year. Now I have another one and I love to take care of them.

Lion actually has an ear infection that came back right now and he's worse than he was the first time...very worried. :( At least we still have the ear drops from the vet.

Can you share pictures of your cuties...?:pop
Yes, Hoping your Lion gets better soon.
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