After praying and thinking about doing this for several days, we decided to take the plunge.
We LOWERED our prices!!!!!!
Yes, you read that correctly.
With our new requirement that all pet bunnies need to be spayed/neutered, we realized that the purchase of a Hot Cross Bun combined with the cost of having their pet's surgery might be cost prohibitive to some incredible families out there.
Because we strongly believe that spaying/neutering is best for your pet's health and well-being, we want to help make that happen by making our bunnies more affordable while still having the requirement in place. We hope that this will help many caring, responsible people enjoy the reality of having a pet Hot Cross Bun. :)
Last night, when I checked on Batty's litter, I discovered a third kit in her nest box. That was quite a shocker!
Kit Kat is a blessed little girl! She is on her way to her new home in Michigan with her new family, Isabella and her mom Elizabeth. Isabella got a bit teary-eyed when she met Kit Kat because she instinctively knew that she was her little Bun. Popcorn and Jack Be Nimble were both utterly endearing and tried their best to win her over, but Isabella would not be swayed. Kit Kat, normally extremely shy and reserved, warmed up to her new person so quickly that she even hopped into her lap before their visit was completed! Kit Kat definitely gave her seal of approval and headed home for her happily ever after. :)
Batty kindled two kits today. Both were born on the wire again (she lost her first litter of five live kits after rejecting them when we moved them to a nest box). One looks like a peanut and the other is a healthy-looking broken. They were placed in her nest box and she has checked on them a couple of times, so I am cautiously optimistic that the broken may survive. Joshua is the sire to these little ones.
If Batty rejects this litter, she will be available to a pet home in a month or so.
Tootsie (solid sable point doe) was paired with Hamlet (broken cream VM buck) last month. Five very pink, chubby babies entered the world at approximately 12:20 this morning. This is Tootsie's second litter and she was a very devoted mama to her first babies, Huck & Finn. We have every hope that she will continue on with her role of doting mother with her new little ones. Congratulations, Tootsie & Hamlet!
the doe-drought. If you have been paying attention to our litters of late, you will have noticed that there has been only one doe in each litter, while we have had a plethora of bouncing baby bucks. I took a peek at Jane's litter last night and (at the 5 week mark) we appear to have 5 does and one buck in this litter. I would give this gender peek a 95% accuracy score at this point.
The little buck is the darkest of the solid babies. He is the second from the left in the picture below.
This has been a very mellow litter so far, and there are a couple of kissy babies who love to kiss people and littermates alike. We would be at a loss to choose which one is the sweetest or most adorable.
If you have any name suggestions, we would love to hear them!
Plum Bun & Luigi's kits have been tattooed and are now listed on the Available Bunnies page. They won't be officially ready to go to their new homes until after June 15, but we wanted to get the word out that these little cuties are ready to be matched. They are an incredibly nice litter of friendly bunnies.
After attempting to work with this determined little Bun for the past couple of months, my younger daughter finally threw in the towel with sable point doe, Polly. Although slated to be her 4-H project bunny, Polly is too exuberant and energetic to enjoy the boundaries of being a cooperative show bunny. Too interested in being sociable with her busy-bunny ways, this lovely little girl has been added to our Available Bunnies page.
I'm finally delivering on my promise of updated baby bunny pictures on the Available Bunnies and Hot Cross Babies pages. All of the babies are doing really well. How's this for a sample of cuteness?
Mary R. fell head over heels for little Thimble, although Popcorn tried her best to capture Mary and Theo's attention during their matching appointment today. It was wonderful to spend some time with them again and to "talk bunny" with another bunny fan. Theo was not in a decision making frame of mind today, so Mary followed her heart and selected Thimble who is as mellow and easy-going as they come. She basically found a feminine version of Theo. :) All of the Hot Cross Buns Family wish them the very best as they settle in together as a family of three.
Do you remember when Thimble was this wee little Bun?
Amy is the Big Bunny at the Hot Cross Buns Holland Lop Rabbitry. She manages the furry bunnies as well as her own brood of five kits, with the help of her incredibly patient husband of nineteen years. Hot Cross Hoppenings will be a journal of our adventures in Holland Lop life.