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.

9 comments:

mary ann said...

She's like 1/3 of Isis's size! That's huge!

DK & The Fluffies said...

I had to take away Orlando's pellets because he had to much junk in his trunk as they say...

Hilda said...

Poor Baxter! The dreaded diet. I heard my humans whispering about my weight last night. Apparently I'm on a diet too. It's horrible when your humans discuss your weight right in front of you!

Anonymous said...

A cup a day! Holy smokes! No wonder she's chunked up. Our rabbits get greens twice a day, all the hay they can eat, and a 1/4 cup of pellets. We figure this way they get some base nutrients from the pellets but don't get to overdo it -- our bunnies, unfortunately, would eat pellets all day long if we let them!

archi ann said...

Hang in there Baxter! I had to go through that once. Mum was feeding me too many baby carrots and as yummy as they were they were making me a bit chunky! D'oh.

todd gunther said...

aw, baxter, you're not fat, just pleasingly plump!

remember what freddie mercury once sang: "fat bottom girls, you make the rockin' world go round".

Rabbits' Guy said...

It's for your own good Baxter. Somebody out there in the bunny blogosphere has posted several good rabbit slimming exercises, so maybe a fitness workout is in order too!

Casey & Crysti said...

This our first time on your blog. Seems as though you have some sweet bunnies. Glad they were able to get the salon treatment. Have a good day!

bozoette said...

Maybe a membership to Bunny's Total Fitness would help! ;-)