About Them: Gender: Male & Female Age: 3 & 2 years Breed: Polish & Beveren Mix Size: Small & Medium
An interview with Braixen & Bonsly: Hi buns, since you have been residents within Baby Blue Bee Bunnies rescue, how have you been finding the services since you have arrived and do you find them satisfactory?
Braixen - "Personally, I have been satisfied with the amount of space but there most certainly could be more head rubs available. Is 24/7 too much to ask for??" Bonsly - "Oh yes, it has been much lovely hehe. I have been enjoying taking my time to settle in and getting the hang of finding everything in my own time."
Speaking with your current carer at the rescue Braixen, we were made aware of you chewing many articles including your wooden house. Is this now a pastime or are you looking to put that behind you now you have settled in?
Braixen - "Well... I may lead you into a false sense of security but when I get the chance.... CHOMP. Woops, I did it again, just a little bit though."
Bonsly obviously you were witness to these events as they were happening, what were your thoughts regarding these episodes?
Bonsly - "Umm, nothing to see here."
When you're feeling busy, what other activities do you like to engage in?
Braixen - "I'm a seeker of the human hand and like it to be pressed on top of my head while I melt into a bunny puddle on the floor. I also love to check new things out, I'm a bit of a nosy gal you see. I've always got to be first, I'm in charge of course so must decipher if new things are suitable and worthy of us."
Bonsly - "I love to do big crazy binkies and adventure out in the garden, that's where my tiny bit of cheekiness pops out. Otherwise I am a quiet gentle boy who loves to snooze in my hideaway and stay away from big scary sounds."
So obviously despite all your hay, feeding time is an important and exciting time of the day. What are your favourite things to eat?
Braixen - "Food, all the food. Any food, give me all the fooooooooood!"
Bonsly - "New things smell strange so I'll stick to what I know. My favourite treats are fenugreek crunchies which I will delicately take out of your hand. If you have any parsley, I'll take that too please thank you."
What are your hopes and dreams?
Braixen - "To be the only boss around, I don't hope to have any other buns enter into our perfect relationship. I dream of being treated like a queen and having a throne to lounge on every afternoon overlooking my kingdom and humans who serve me."
Bonsly - "I just hope my beautiful bunwife Braixen loves me forever and continues to groom me so perfectly and keep my fur so crystal white at all times. I dream of a home with a garden that has dandelions and herbs to nibble on all and for Summer never to end."
That sounds wonderful and sounds very achievable! What do you envision your 5 year plan to be?
Braixen - "I've got the next 10 years planned out darling! I expect to be adopted by the most wonderful human couple who will give me a big room to share with Bonsly and a garden to play in too. There we will live and get played with and not want for anything. The humans will not even notice I have one eye and will compensate by giving me extra treats and head rubs on demand. I think in 5 years time I will definitely reach a bun world record for chewing willow balls at record speed time!"
Bonsly - "We really need to be someone's one and only, their pride and joy who treat us with respect and patience. I plan to achieve more confidence and self belief and to be comfortable around new people that visit us. Because of my personality, I think I need to have lots of time to truly feel I belong somewhere and would rather be able to do that without any children or other animals around. I would particularly love Braixen to cuddle me for the next 5 years."
A garage/indoor style enclosure or large bunny bedroom would be perfect!
Lots of enrichment and no worry of skirting boards being nibbled.
No young children as Bonsly is anxious around very young children.
No dogs/cats who will interact directly with them.
Braixen is an EC bun which means she has had the condition EC which is why she had to have one eye removed. Both of them are in good health but cannot be housed in a home with other bunnies. Due to her loss of sight in one eye and Bonsly having poor vision too (blue eyes) you have to be patient and understanding of them being startled if you jump out at them and always talk to them first before approaching and they respond really well and will come running. They are both young, healthy strong buns who love their hay so would be good for first time owners in an ideally adult only home.
Becc & Blar
About Them: Gender: Male & Female Age: 4 & 7 years Breed: Mini Lop & Havana Size: Small
This wonderful pair arrived to us needing lots of TLC and a big diet and weight loss programme which we are working through with them. They have come such a long way already and are playing more, losing weight and loving their hay! They are a really sweet, gentle pair who like their own space and leisure time, they are so peaceful to spend time with and absolutely adore each other, always kissing and snuggling together.
Becc meaning "really little" is indeed, really little! He is a tiny mini lop with a big personality! He loves exploring and is a playful wee boy but loves a big smoosh and will sit for strokes all afternoon. He likes to keep Blar in check, always the wee ones you have to look out for! He loves a digging box and doing big flop and rolls and has the chubbiest wee cheeks.
Blar meaning "from the fields" is a true bunny like girl with the most stunning big brown eyes and soft, shiny black coat. She loves her tunnels and plastic keys to throw around, she also loves going for little adventures when she thinks you aren't looking. She may be middle aged but she certainly doesn't look it, she still looks like a 1 year old and is so young at heart. She doesn't protest at nail clipping day and is so patient, even though she would much rather be doing other things!
Home Environment: They aren't a destructive pair and very well behaved with their toys and blankets, very tidy too! While they have lived outside all their lives, these two really love snuggling up inside and would be best being either indoor free roam or having a garage/summer house type set up. They happily sit out in all weathers even in the snow and rain they will choose to sit out in the most unsheltered bit they can all night, but unfortunately this has caused issues with Beccs coat not being maintained and getting into a state as he needs lots of grooming. It's better for them as they get older to be in a more indoor type of housing, especially as they are so well behaved free roaming and they can always get limited outdoor play time when supervised. They aren't big fans of "little people" and would prefer a quiet, adult only home. They interact happily with dogs and are not phased in the slightest by other animal species.
Special Requirements: While this pair are middle aged now, as they age more consideration will be needed for their health and mobility and making sure they are kept trim and in tip top shape. Becc being such a squished mini lop needs regular health checks by a rabbit vet as he gets waxy ears and other typical mini lop problems, he also needs a very specific dry, hay based diet which means seperating them for 5 - 10 mins while Blar gets her fresh herbs. We can provide a diet plan for them both to keep them on the right track and not undo the hard work we have put in with their diet and weight loss.
Boom & Blast
About Them: Gender: Females Age: 14 weeks old Breed: Mix lop & Velveteen Lop Size: Medium
Personalities: Boom (black) and Blast (orange), what a pair! From the sad moment these girls arrived in the cardboard box at the gate of the rescue, they have brought joy and sunshine to us all here. They are full of love, fun and excitement and want nothing more than to cuddle (floor cuddles only!!) and play all day. They are typical boisterous babies and Blast can often be heard battering about her kennel binkying off the ceiling and walls. They love to jump up high onto everything, including your back when you're cleaning! They are just completely adorable, friendly and affectionate in every way and have grown so much in confidence since they arrived to us, the minute they hear you they come running to greet you at the door and hop up onto your knee. Blast is the more confident adventurous one (although they are both super explorers) and leads the relationship, Boom is a little more cautious of new people and will wait behind Blast while she checks you out. Once they both know you, they will compete for rubs and treats. Boom spends most time of her two back legs like a little meerkat and is always begging for something, she is just such a fascinating bun as she is a completely unique and rare type of bun with the velvet rex coat, we could stare at her all day! Her ears are huge and wild, she moves them up, down and all around, it's so cute! Blast loves head rubs and back rubs, cheek rubs and is learning to sit still and enjoy them more every day, then it's straight back to playing.
Home Environment: These girls would need and love a big enclosure outdoors that they can really explore with tons of toys and enrichment and they can binky and jump to their hearts content. They cannot be cooped up and would not enjoy being in a house restricted to a room or puppy pen. They would be great for a family who wants a fun, interactive pair of fluffy family members and have the time to spend playing with them, they are also fantastic to clicker train! They are not bothered by dogs or cats and will certainly rule the roost when they grow up. They love kids too, kids just have to respect the needs for them to interact on their ground level at all times.
Special Requirements: Toys and fun, fun, fun! These girls are in tip top health, love their hay and have no concerns or special requirements. They need space, attention and time to spend with them and enjoy their crazy cute ways.