Last night I saw an ad on a Facebook group for a breeding pair of Standard Rex rabbits. The ad offered a proven lilac buck, and a yet-unbred broken lilac doe. The price was pretty low, so I went ahead and responded to the ad. The lady dropped them off this afternoon.
As we were putting the buck in his new cage, I noticed that he appeared to have a dewlap. Wait a minute... aren't dewlaps for girls only? Gender check! Surprise!!! Now we have two more does.
Tomorrow we're also planning to buy another bale of straw, and some of what Tony calls "milk board" which I guess is a sturdy plastic board material. We will be cutting it to size and using it as a barrier between the top and bottom rabbit cages to prevent the top bunnies from having accidents on the bottom bunnies. Right now I have an old sign separating the middle top/bottom cages, and then alternate cages (one bunny in the top left cage and one bunny in the bottom right cage) so nobody else is stacked. However, I will need all of my stacked larger cages come summer when I have baby bunnies who need more space to grow once they're weaned from their mommas.
The Weather Channel says we should get above 40 degrees both Friday and Saturday, so I'm hoping to use this warm up as an opportunity to clean up the yard a little. It's about time to shovel out under the bunny cages again. Someone in one of the rabbit groups I'm in suggested reusing the 50# bags the rabbit food comes in to put their fertilizer (bunny poop) in to sell it. So, if anyone in the Brainerd area wants natural humanely produced fertilizer, I should have a bag or two this weekend.