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Finally broke the boyfriend... Getting a rabbit today.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bettacreek, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I found a free dutch in the classifieds yesterday. The boyfriend had all kinds of excuses against quail, but is willing to let me get some after the loans are paid off. I mentioned that I found something free, and he immediately said "get it". I've explained to him that I can't sit at home all day, it's driving me insane, so he's letting me get a critter to help pass some time and to make me happy. Anyways, I have to pick him up today, leaving at 12:30, getting there at 3, then getting home whenever (I'll probably spot on the way a little bit). This guy has everything coming with him. I do plan on getting more later for meat purposes, but this guy will be pet only.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Congrats Betta! But you do know you drive me crazy with this needing permission crud...[​IMG]
    I cant take it! Ahhhh! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    *GO GET YOUR QUAIL GIRL!!! UGH! If i still had some i'd send them to you... Your boyfriend cant tell ME no.. [​IMG]...*

    Someone NEEDS to send Betta some quail!!! Anyone??
     
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  3. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, I agree...sometimes I "pretend" to ask permission, just to let him feel important and he always says yes..because of course either way its a yes. [​IMG]
    That is awesome...bunnys are cute. I want one too, but first I need to find a goat. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. Well, before winter is over, I'll have my quail, lol. I figure that I'll give him until then to say yes, if not, tough dookie. I'll get them a little bit before spring hits, so that I can make them concentrate on growing instead of breeding (less light), then process the extra roos. His brother has a big turkey pen that he's bringing up. I'm going to check it out, see what I can do with it. We're going to use that for growing out rabbits, but I'm assuming that I'll be able to make quail pens on the side of it. [​IMG] I'll be raking rabbit poo for the garden come spring as well. He won't be able to complain too much when he's getting so much in one package. My happiness ruling all of course, lol.

    Oops, forgot to say... Good luck with the goat Baldie! I'd love to get goats too, but our back yard isn't exactly big enough.
     
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  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Finally made it home from getting the rabbit. His official name is Derek, but they called him Bun. I think I'll stick with Bun for now, since Derek is my brother's name, lol. He's litter trained and everything! The woman had to rehome him because she works 80 hours a week and couldn't spend enough time with him. I'm a SAHM and there are four kids here to play with him and keep him busy. Plus I'll probably use him as a breeder in the future. I'll post pictures eventually.
     
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    As an update, the boyfriend really likes the rabbit. I put a lock on the cage so that the six year old stays out of the darned cage and doesn't teach the two and three year olds how to open it. Well, the key is around my neck, and the boyfriend said something today about putting the key where he can find it, near the cage, because he likes to get in and let the rabbit out and play too! Lol. He even changed the litter pan for me the other day. Maybe it won't be so hard to get quail now, lol.
     
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Where are the pics??
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    *Chuckles* I'll have to see if I can get my adapter thing working for the xd card. Give me a few minutes (probably more like half an hour, I have a few projects that I have to check up on every minute or two, lol).
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]

    There's one pic. The top left corner, I rigged up a hay rack for the bugger, and the bright green thing is obviously the litter box. We have to change it every two days, because on the second day, it looks like that. I'm going to try to switch him to those wood pellets instead of clay kitty litter, then I can compost it.
     
  10. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    He looks really nice I love the pad lock
     

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