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Post by I luv herfrds » Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:44 pm

My son got a Netherland Dwarf rabbit. It is a male that has not been altered. He has bitten my son several times and has drawn blood. He also hisses at him.
Any suggestions on what to do about him?

This is our first rabbit.



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Post by dun » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:43 pm

Since he's so small, a rabbit pot pie would be more appropriate then fried or stwed rabbit
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Post by Bez> » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:06 pm

dun wrote:Since he's so small, a rabbit pot pie would be more appropriate then fried or stwed rabbit


Eat him or cut his nuts out.

They are not the most intelligent creatures - the rabbit that is - not easy to train - hmmmm ..... either are kids - but another story.

Yup - nut him or eat him or he can "escape and be eaten by coyotes" and be replaced by something else.

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Post by I luv herfrds » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:15 pm

Dun I'm laughing myself silly. I have already suggested that to him.
Thanks Bez. I don't know how to denut a rabbit, so I will give the vet a call.
By the way we named him Turdnick, cause he is such a turd.

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Post by oscar p » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:50 pm

Cut him like a hog. Same as a cat. I've cut all my barn tom cats.

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Post by Dusty Britches » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:50 am

I used to raise rabbits and show them in stock shows. I've won a few Grand Championships with them.

one thing all reputable rabbit breeders will tell you is that biting in rabbits is genetic. any rabbit that bites a judge or competitor is d.q. Breeders will cull any that bite.

All of my rabbits, you could put your finger in their mouth and they would not bite.

And - I cannot think of anyone who neuters rabbits.
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Post by dun » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:52 am

Dusty Britches wrote:And - I cannot think of anyone who neuters rabbits.


You neuter them by preparing them for cooking
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Post by Alice » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:34 am

I have a friend who had a mean as be nice rabbit. It beat the honk outta her dogs so bad that they wound up at the vet's.

One day she was looking outside and saw the dogs digging under the fence, something they'd never done before. When they got the hole dug they went off by themselves to another corner of the yard and laid down. Before long the rabbit went to investigate the hole...and was never seen again. When I asked the friend if she went to look for the rabbit she just started laughing, and laughing...dang near got hysterical laughing. :shock:

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Post by I luv herfrds » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:29 pm

Son was asking if Grandpa Mike would tan the hide for him.

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Post by dun » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:17 pm

I luv herfrds wrote:Son was asking if Grandpa Mike would tan the hide for him.


There's an easy tanning process for rabbits and kid hides, may work on deer too but never tried it. You use sulfuric acid and salt and is a whole lot easier then the standard tanning methods.
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Post by Horticattleman » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:45 am

oscar p wrote:Cut him like a hog. Same as a cat. I've cut all my barn tom cats.


How hard is it to cut a cat. Our barn cat population is getting out of control and my wife is threatened to report me and my dad if we resort to the same "control measures" as we've used in the past.
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Post by oscar p » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:11 am

Horticattleman wrote:
oscar p wrote:Cut him like a hog. Same as a cat. I've cut all my barn tom cats.


How hard is it to cut a cat. Our barn cat population is getting out of control and my wife is threatened to report me and my dad if we resort to the same "control measures" as we've used in the past.
I sent you a pm with instructions. Let me know how the offical cat cutting goes.

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Post by I luv herfrds » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:04 pm

Can you band the rabbit? :oops:
We band our calves at birth, that is why I am asking.
Can you use lamb bands instead? I know calf bands are too big.
Will he chew on them?

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Post by Lammie » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:26 am

I had a Dutch Giant that scratched the crap outo f both my arms when I was trying to treat him for eat mites. I had scars for most of that school year. I don't mess with rabbits much, although my best friend used to show them and I would go with her. We went to an all night rabbit show once in summer because it was too hot during the day and it was an un-airconditioned venue. It was pretty strange. All these dazed and exhausted people wandering around with rabbits at three in the morning...
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Re: Rotten Rabbit

Post by Bullbuyer » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:08 pm

I luv herfrds wrote:Any suggestions on what to do about him?


I'd say fry him slowly in an iron skillet, in another pot I'd be making up a heap of mashed taters and some green beans in another pot. After the rabbit is fiinished, make some gravy in that skillet. While all of this is going on - somebody needs to be making some biscuits. Serve with a very tall glass of iced tea!

Problem solved - no vet bills, no steer rabbit running around!

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