Friday, January 04, 2008
Junk in the Trunk...
On New Year's Day, all the bunnies had a "salon" treatment. We brushed them , clipped their nails, just made sure they are ok, health wise. We noticed Baxter had a small growth in her ear, and due to her size she has had a little trouble treaching it with the back foot. So off to the vet she went today. The ear wax was taken care of, but Baxter is now on a diet. She weighed in at 8 and 1/4 pounds! Even Greyton at his bulkiest wasn't that heavy. So she needs to lose 2 pounds by next month's weigh-in. Bunny fit Club indeed.
All the bunnies eat well, and we really don't give them too many treats, but each has their own relationship with food. Ollie takes his time with pellets and greens but doesn't over do it. He's maybe gained a pound or so since we adopted him but he is active and healthy. Twizzle prefers a big pile of hay and his greens to pellets so isn't the pellet hound that Baxter seems to be. Baxter will sometimes ignore her greens for a bowl of pellets. Finnegan's big treat is banana chips. He gets one every other day or so, he eats his food in moderation too and isn't bad.
But Baxter loves to sit near her bowl, which she shares with Finnegan. So now she is rationed to have a cup a day, and more emphasis on the hay and veggies...and definitely no treats.
We love our rabbits, but don't want them to endanger their health. So Baxter's new year's resolution is to slim down a bit.
Posted by Pratt at 1:14 PM