BUNS Newsletter - September 2016

The Carrot Tribune

In this issue...

  • Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig Class
  • Our Next Pignic
  • Hop Over to Hoppy Hour
  • Talbots Fundraiser for BUNS
  • We Need Pet Carriers
  • Bunnies and Guinea Pigs... Live Online!
  • Miss Dot Finds Her Forever Home
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Basic Bunny and Guinea Pig 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,  June 11.

The class costs $5, but is free for BUNS volunteers. Visit our class page on bunssb.org or our Facebook event page to learn more.

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Our Next Pignic

Mark your calendars and bring your Guinea Pigs to our September 18 Pignic!

What’s a Pignic?  Pignics give your Guinea Pig a chance to play with other Guinea Pigs. Boars and sows will have their own pens for supervised play. If you'd like, you may bring your own set up for individual play, so your pig can see the others from their own pen.

The Pignic will take place on the Humane Society Lawn, at 5399 Overpass Road, from 1:30 - 2:30. Admission is $10 per Guinea Pig and includes a health check. All animals must be healthy. Nail trims will be available for $5.00. 

Join us on our Facebook Pignic page for the latest news!

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Hop Over to Hoppy Hour!

We have another Hoppy Hour this month! Join us Saturday, September 17 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. 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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Talbots Fundraiser for BUNS

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We need pet carriers!

Do you have enough pet carriers for all of your animals in case of an emergency? With the most recent fire scare now behind us, we're taking stock of our emergency procedures, and have noticed we don't have enough working carriers for all ours!

Make sure you have enough for your critters! If you shop via Amazon Smile, .5% of your purchase price will be donated to BUNS!

And if you're feeling generous, please help us by ordering one for BUNS from our wishlist.

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Bunnies and Guinea Pigs... Live Online!

Are you a visual learner? Are you tired of the Shopping Channel? Are you looking for fun amazing videos? Well here are some great videos of rabbits and guinea pigs for your edification and amazement:

The Rabbit Vet

This is a British web site with archived classes on rabbit health and husbandry: handling, bonding, head tilt, nutrition, myxomatosis and more. It is all here delivered for free with super British accents by super British Vets. If you sign up, you get e-mails as new classes are offered and can register for the class as well as ask questions. Very nice site: http://therabbitvet.com/webinar/archive/all

Oxbow Animal Health

We all know Oxbow, but did you know that their vet Dr. Kohles has some wonderful videos about hay? How does it grow, how do rabbits choose food in a field. How to encourage hay eating. They are short, informative and helpful: http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/videos

House Rabbit Society

The House Rabbit Society leaves everyone else in the dust as far as care videos go. Mary Cotter and Amy Sedaris made 48 HRS Howcast Videos. This is an amazing resource covering everything from How to Rabbit Proof your Home to - well, everything else. Want to know how to make your rabbit less aggressive - there’s a video for that. Take a temperature, walk on a leash and so much more: http://rabbit.org/hrs-howcast-videos/

Did the HRS stop there? No way! Dentistry, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Emergency Care - The HRS Conference Veterinary and Behavior Videos cover these and more: http://rabbit.org/hrs-conference-veterinary-and-behavior-videos/


BUNS has collected some great videos of rabbit training. Train your rabbit to hop on your lap or enjoy being picked up. Start your rabbit learning all sorts of fun tricks: sit up, spin, jump hurdles, dance with you. It is all on the BUNS web site: http://www.bunssb.org/bunnies/rabbit-training/

Amazing Guinea Pig Tricks

Any one who thought guinea pigs should sit in a cage all day, should watch this video. These pigs do everything and have fun doing it. Want to get started with your pig? You can learn to be a super trainer too. In the meantime, watch this:


Guinea Pig Sounds

Weeek, weeek, weeeek! We have all heard the lettuce call. But did you know there were 13 different guinea pig sounds - sounds that each have a meaning and are used in particular situations. Just listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=hHBEg1yp12U 

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Miss Dot finds her forever home

BUNS happily wishes our longest-term shelter bunny Bon Voyage! Miss Dot waited for five years to find a forever home. Warmest thanks to our wonderful adopter, and all the volunteers who cared for Miss Dot over the years. 

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