BUNS Newsletter - April 2016

The Carrot Tribune

In this issue...

  • Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Classes - April 9
  • Hoppy Hour - April 23
  • March Pignic recap
  • Kara Zorel is our Bunny of the Month!
  • How to Herd A Rabbit
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April 9th Class

Learn how to best care for your fuzzy friend at our Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig classes! This month's class is on Saturday, April 9, with upcoming classes on May 8, and June 11, 2016.

Classes are free for BUNS volunteers. Visit our class page on bunssb.org to learn more.


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Hoppy Hour - April 23

Bring your fuzzy friend and give them an opportunity to socialize with other rabbits! Socialization is a very important part of overall rabbit welfare, and a Hoppy Hour is the perfect opportunity to let your bunny play with others. 

Hoppy Hour will take place on the Humane Society Lawn, at 5399 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Admission is $10 per rabbit. All animals must be healthy and rabbits must have been spayed or neutered at least 30 days in advance.

We'll be providing light refreshments for both you and your bunny, so please join us for an afternoon of fun! 

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A Wheeking Good Time

The BUNS Pignic on March 12 was a wheeking good time! We thank Edna, Little Buddy, Ginie, Peanut, Fifi, Buckminster, Mimi, Benny, King, Renly, Hazel, Gizmo, Mr. Piggy, Makenzie, Chippie, Hadley, Spock, Savanna, Santa Barbara, Amelia, and Santa Ana for their participation and all their family members and sponsors that made it happen.  We would also like to thank the sponsors that generously donated their quality products for our raffle, www.guineapigmarket.com, www.guineapigcagesstore.com and Oxbow. Our next Pignic is planned for May – stay tuned.


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Kara Zorel is our Bunny of the Month

Kara Zorel a real charmer with big brown eyes and a sweet, gentle manner. Visit our website to learn more about Kara, and to find out who our Guinea Pig of the Month is!


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Herding Rabbits

One day your rabbit will be somewhere he is not supposed to be. Or, worse, a neighbor will knock on your door, “There’s a rabbit in my yard, can you catch it?” And you’ll be on the spot. Accept the fact that you have no chance of out running a rabbit. The slowest rabbit can run at 27 mph. The fastest human was timed at just under 28 mph. The first rule of rabbit herding is: slower is faster.

The second rule is: rabbits are not people. Unlike you, rabbits have eyes on the side of their heads. They have a blind spot in front of their noses. But, they can see above their heads and behind their backs - all the better to spot predators. Spotting predators is important. When rabbits move or graze they often pause to look around. Fast moving animals, dogs, humans or mountain lions are a reason to run. Animals and people that approach slowly with pauses are not so scary.

Learn more on bunssb.org at http://www.bunssb.org/bunnies/herding-rabbits/


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