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Toby

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If you’ve been to Rabbitat events before, you may recognize Toby. Toby was one of our crowd favourites, who was brought to many Rabbitat events by his human mom, Tori. At 10lbs, Toby was a Flemish giant cross who had a gentle heart. He was great with children and allowed them to pet him at events.

Toby was even featured in a car commercial one year!

Fostered baby bunnies snuggling up to Toby

Tori originally fostered Toby in 2013, and then decided to adopt him in after falling in love with his sweet personality. Tori often fostered bunny babies during their time together. The baby bunnies took comfort in the gentle giant, and would love to snuggle and play with Toby. 

Other than attending Rabbitat events, Toby loved being taken outside and enjoyed the fresh air. When he binkied around in the grass, he showed his giant size and happiness! People would often stop and admire his size.

Tori’s favourite part about having Toby was the company he gave her. The most challenging thing was having to bunny proof her home, as well as keeping chewable things out of his reach. Even then, he was a sweetheart who never said no to food. 

Unfortunately Toby passed away last year, but he still holds a special place in our hearts. We thank him for being such a lovable bunny at all the events he attended.

-Posted by Carmen C.

Meet n’ Treat with UBC ECESS

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On November 25th, Rabbitats headed over to the University of British Columbia for a Meet n’ Treat with UBC ECESS (UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society). The Meet n’ Treat was a great way for students to destress before the busy finals period. 

Our bunnies took over one of the classrooms and had a hoppin’ good time.

Thank you to the students who came out, and our volunteers for organizing and helping out at the event!

Sebastian having a hoppin’ good time at the Meet n’ Treat.

To inquire about hosting a Meet n’ Treat with Rabbitats, please check out the events section of our website, or email info@rabbitats.org.

Campbell Valley Country Celebration

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On Sept. 7 and 8th, Rabbitats headed over to Langley for the 40th anniversary Campbell Valley Country Celebration event. This was a two day event celebrating nature, heritage, agriculture and community.

Rabbitats hosted a meet and treat, where festival attendees were able to play with our adoptable bunnies.

Festival attendees were also able to learn about adopting and fostering bunnies from Rabbitats.

A special thank you to all our Rabbitats volunteers for making this event possible!

To inquire about hosting a Meet n’ Treat with Rabbitats, please check out the events section of our website, or email info@rabbitats.org.

Nutmeg

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Nutmeg and her sister were brought into Rabbitats when they were about six months old. They were surrendered to Rabbitats because the original owner was told they would be smaller rabbits, and grew too big for their liking. 

Nutmeg under the care of Rabbitats, spring 2017

Christina was looking for a companion for her single (at the time) bunny, Elliot. Just like humans, rabbits are social creatures and do very well in bonded pairs.

One of the Rabbitat volunteers thought that Nutmeg would bond well with Elliot, so off she went to her future home with Christina! 

At first, it was difficult for Christina to bond Nutmeg and Elliot. She had a hard time trusting Nutmeg alone with Elliot incase they fought. During the bonding stage, it is important to keep an extra close eye on the bunnies! Nutmeg taught Christina the importance of patience when it came to bunny bonding.

Nutmeg settling in nicely with her boyfriend, Elliot!

Nutmeg has settled in nicely. She is the more dominant bunny and enjoys taking the lead. Bananas are her favourite treat. Her water bowl is fascinating to her, and she really enjoys playing with it. Nutmeg is more of an explorer than Elliot, so Christina had to do more bunny proofing in their room.

Christina’s favourite part of having bunny companions are that they help her relax after a long day. With both bunnies having unique and different personalities, she’s never had a dull moment with them. Christina loves both her bunnies, and Nutmeg loves her new home. 

Update: Jerry

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Our big boy Jerry, who had abscess surgery recently, is still recuperating but doing well. He’s quite content in his foster home, and has finally started eating hay and pellets again.

Tom & Jerry were the “beer bunnies” that we took as owner surrenders last year.

Gizmo & Kids

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This is Gizmo and her 5 kids. They came to us after they were found out in a no-pets building. They were caught when one of the babies ended up in a sealed garbage bag in the dumpster after being accidentally thrown out with a blanket. Luckily the little tyke was found by somebody looking for bottles and cans . Other trash in the bag lead them to the right address. The trash baby was adopted out and the rest of the bunny family was evicted and came to us. They’re currently being housed on a foster porch until we can figure out the next step. They’re cute as buttons but it’s raining rabbits!

Suzie’s New Home

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We have wonderful news about Suzie, the big harlequin lop girl who recently lost her girlfriend Midnight. 🌈 They were both surrendered to Rabbitats in January.

Suzie has found an amazing new home and family, with five younger bunny siblings! 😁 She is the newest member of the Mythic Fluffle, and her new name is Melusine, or Lizzy for short. Her 5 new younger siblings love her already, with lots of grooming and snuggles. ♥️