Chocolate : can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, high heart rate, tremors, seizures and even death.
Alcohol: coma, vomiting, drunkenness and death.
Avocado: Can be fatal for birds and rabbits.
Macadamia nuts: hind leg weakness, paralysis and tremors in dogs.
Grapes: Can cause kidney failure
Raw yeast/bread dough: can cause bloat and drunkenness.
Products containing Xylitol: can cause seizures and liver failure
Onions and Garlic: Can cause vomiting and red blood cell damage.
this is courtesy of ASPCA for more info please visit www.aspca.or
When you see an advertisement, specially for rabbits you should truly pay attention on what it really says.... for example: " from great Champion lines, both sire and dam are grand champions..." That can be true however doesn't mean that the actual bunny is a great quality!!! in fact many times us breeders breed Grand Champions and not always get a great quality, so basically quality is what you can recognize right here right now, not what the ancestors were. or what the pedigree says! Some times genes don't click and you end up with tons of pet quality bunnies out of Grand Champion parents :(
Buyer beware!!!! Advertising can be deceiving even when it's not intentionally,very often I hear people commenting in the show tables that they bought a great pedigree and poor quality, new Holland lop lovers are the biggest victims, they look for good lines and often without knowledge they choose a pedigree instead of the animal standing in front of them. If you are starting in Holland Lops I recommend not buying babies as show quality as at early age is simply impossible to discern what a baby will be at 4-5 months. So if you want to breed or show stay away from babies, buy an adult that represents what you are looking for , Babies are normally sold by pedigree and that can be a big mystery, we just cannot tell how a baby will look at in the future, we can identify very bad qualities, but often not the good ones. I keep my best, I'm trying very hard to produce great quality and keep them for my kids to show. When I have a pet quality I normally contact my waiting list and they make great companions ,but I don't sell my show qualities they are harder to come by then some breeders make it sound...lol
I spend a lot of time on my cell phone and Facebook answering requests for my rabbits, I had people from Vegas, Cedar City, St. George, Elko NV, Lyman WY, Evanston WY, even Milwaukee Wisconsin, they travel for hours for my buns, I feel so grateful that you took the time to research and chose us! You can look on KSL any day of the week and there will always be 400-500 rabbits for sale... Meat rabbits, pets, and lots of cute babies.... However rabbits grow really fast and they are not for everyone! My goal is to produce very few pet rabbits and develop a great Champion lines. The thing about bunnies is that they are almost irresistible and people just get the "bunny fever" and they must fulfill that desire of cuddling a bunny right now!!! ... Lol been there and done that....but truth be told just like humans not all bunnies want to cuddle with you all the time,plus as they grow up the urine amount increase and unless he is potty trained or at least using the litter 90% the time,it's simply unbearable to have a rabbit indoors and that's why there are so many on KSL. People buy them when they are babies and many breeders say: " Potty training is easy, anyone can do it....however none do..." use your best judgement here....
potty training is not easy, is not for everyone, but just like anything else what you have as a beginning matters the most. I have said this before ,if a baby rabbit watched his mom peeing in a wire cage all his life ,he will think is ok....don't even begin to think that you will put a litter there and ta- da!!! oh no it takes patience, persistence and praise the 3p's I keep talking about . My babies almost never have a accident, but nobody is bullet proof and accidents can happen. the difference of buying a cute bunny and bringing it home without the main foundation of cleanliness is that you will have to clean the cage daily, bedding stinks and outdoor bunnies are not cuddly, bunny's need to live indoors with you, hearing you and socializing to be cuddly and fun, but if he pee every where, every time you turn around, you are in for a disaster and the poor little fella is going to KSL by the end of the month when your fever passes. That's why my pet bunnies are sold by waiting list, you can't simply buy one when you have the fever, you have to allow time to let the idea settle in and then if you still want one, chances are you two will bond and be friends forever. My bunny's will use the litter box as soon as they are allowed to settle down in their new homes, they are used to be together and love attention, but you have to wait for them. Another quick point is don't overlook the animal in front of you because a piece of paper filled out by a breeder, pedigree doesn't make a bunny clean, friendly or beautiful. Take the time to go to www.hlrsc.com learn about the proper type of a Holland lop and look for high quality animals not just a pedigree.
We will introduce your baby to the litter box and have his training started for you, some training is much much better then no training and by 6 weeks your baby Holland will most likely be 90% potty trained. you will specially during the first week find poo in their hutch as they are confused with the changes and everything being new, but if you follow my directions and continue their training they can be house broken in no time!
Both Cookie Dough and Pearl's pregnancy turned out to be "fakes". Many factor could have contributed to the miss on the pregnancy, during summer bucks might become less fertile or maybe they were not ready to conceive at the time. We will not breed them again and they will both retire for us. We have found excellent homes for both of them.
What a crazy week..... I have been so busy !!!!! Glad is almost over.
How are you doing bunny lovers?
Pearl is due July 26
Cookie dough I think missed
Katsy and Ko are due August 6
Im breeding Khleo to Olaf for Blue Eyed babies and the list is almost sold out! I will take just maybe two more names.
Fall babies are in full swing the list is growing fast...I can just breed so many does, so order yours fast before we sold out again.
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