Who The Heck Am I?

On our way to get our fourth rabbit, my husband asked me what it was that makes rabbits so special. I could only reply that there is just something about rabbits that tears at my heart strings like no other animal can.

Some of it I’m sure was how my first rabbit, Rocky, surprised me with the big personality he had. A rabbit novice at the time, I couldn’t begin to imagine how smart, inquisitive, emotional and spunky he would be! A lot of it is the knowledge that so many people out there haven’t yet discovered how amazing life with a house rabbit is. And perhaps it is the unexpected amount of love you get from them. The licks on your fingers through the cage bars, how excited they get when you come to visit them, how content they are to just sit and have a good snuggle with you…. Whatever it is about them, I’m hooked for life and couldn’t imagine better companions to have!

Let me get this out there, I’m no veterinarian and no rabbit expert. I’ve read numerous books, visited numerous websites, watched numerous videos and been through so much in my past six years of being a bunny slave but I’m positive there are tons of people out there who know more about rabbits than I do. Lucky for me, I don’t need expertise to write about what I do know and what I don’t. I will try to make my blogs as helpful as possible through first hand experience!

There is so much that I have learnt from my rabbits in such a short time, but with having so many pets your paycheck can only go so far. Watching my rabbits behavior and personalities has forced me to come up with new ideas to keep them entertained without breaking the bank! And let’s face it, when it comes to rabbits, there always seem to be the same 6 toys to pick from at the pet store.  By the time you’ve bought a few you’re wondering where all you’re money’s gone!  Rabbits love to play with a new toy for a day and then it becomes old news.  They also love to destroy anything they can get their teeth in to! Very quickly that rabbit I didn’t think would be as costly as my dog is maxxing out my credit card because I’m worried that they’re not having any fun!

Like most people I have to make a living too (especially when I have so many mouths to feed). I have bills to pay, groceries to buy and lots of fuzzy critters to keep happy. You get pretty creative when your money can only go so far and I’m positive I’m not the only person in the same situation. I want to share the ideas I’ve come up with to inspire you to make fun things for your bunny too! Plus saving money where you can also means having more to add to your Vet Fund for those unexpected emergencies that always pop up as well as those annual vet visits!

BudgetBunny has become more than a hobby for me – it has grown in to a business with all of your wonderful support and help! I grew up with a strong love for animals, always had animals in the house and only find it natural to be surrounded by them now. To me there is nothing I would rather do than curl up on the couch to watch a movie with my husband by my side, a rabbit in my lap, my parrot tucked against my shoulder and my dogs curled up at our feet. Our cats of course would be in their own little cat world, doing their own little cat things because as most cat owners know, they do what they want, when they want and only on their own terms.

Feel free to e-mail me any questions, comments (please don’t be mean) and photos of your happy bunnies but remember, if you have any health or medical conditions that have you concerned don’t contact me, call your vet! Rabbits are very sensitive creatures and need immediate professional care if something is seriously wrong. Think of it this way, if you’re concerned that something is wrong with your pet than that’s a good indication that you should probably seek help!

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39 Responses to Who The Heck Am I?

  1. Alison Proteau says:

    I found your site while researching bunny stuff for my son’s 4H Rabbit project. LOVE YOUR SITE. We will be building the rabbit condo for his baby bun (still with its mommy) ASAP so that it has a big healthy space to live and grow. Your tips are fabulous! Thank you! To us, people with very little rabbit experience, your ideas and tips help us think outside the petshop box and get creative with the little critter.
    Give us MORE!!!! Please!? LOL

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Thank you so much for the great comments! Life can get pretty hectic around here but I’m trying my best to update often! It’s especially inspiring to get such positive feedback!

  2. Heather says:

    Absolutely LOVE this site! So many great toy ideas and the condo is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring. Will be getting creative with some of these ideas for sure =)

  3. Bunny Heven says:

    Hi,
    I found your site through you YouTube Video, i found a way that only worked fir less than 4 months, and that was to “Hopefully” stop Him from biting, sadly we bought him at 7months, as he was very Timid, so consequently, this formed bad habits as he grew more adventurous and out going: eg: his Nasty Biting habit, Maple is now just over a year old, and bit me really hard between my nose and my lip, How can i stop this? if i can’t stop it, Sadly i would have to sell him ect… What can i do? i’ve tried telling him No!, squealing like a rabbit when it’s in pain, Even completely ignoring him, Nothing appears to work , any ideas?
    Thank You for the site though, really helpful

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Hi Again!
      Sounds like a behavioural problem to me. Those tactics are good ones but you need to figure out what’s causing Maple to behave this way in the first place. Rabbits go through a teenager phase late in their first year and their hormones dictate their actions. If your rabbit isn’t neutered, his raging hormones could be the problem. All rabbits, like cats and dogs should be neutered/spayed to prevent unwanted behaviours like marking territory, humping and overall grumpiness. Rabbits are social creatures and establish a pecking order between one another. If your rabbit feels that he’s the boss he may be nipping to show you he’s in charge. In this case since ignoring and screeching haven’t worked that would be when I give him a timeout. Very gently push your bunnies head to the floor *gently being the key word here* for a few seconds to tell him you’re the dominant rabbit and then put him in his cage if he’s having free time. This should show him when he bites floor time gets taken away from him. Another option you can try when he does something unwanted is saying “No” and squirting his bum with a water bottle. This one worked especially well for my bunnies. If he’s biting when you’re trying to pick him up, try crouching down to his level and petting him soothingly before gently picking him up. If it’s when you’re taking him out of his cage it could be because he feels that’s his territory, so perhaps leave the door open to have him come out on his own. I hope some of these tips help him, but if he’s not neutered, most of these won’t be relevant because when it comes down to it, hormones are the main problem. Good Luck!

  4. Jo-Jo says:

    Thanks the site has been SO helpful I’m about to build the condo

  5. Samara says:

    Hey there!

    I wanted to drop a line and tell you how amazing your site is! I’ve spent some time today going through the pages and bookmarked it so I can come back! I use NIC pens with my rabbits, but lately have been looking for something more furniture-y and permanent. I’m currently drawing up a NIC pen that fits our house and will work for our bunnies! I’m excited to work with wood and really put a lot of effort and love into making their new homes! Thank you so much!

    I also aspire to make my blog/site as amazing as yours. I love the presentation, the navigation is easy, and everything is professional. Well done! Here’s mine if you’d like to have a gander: http://raisincane.weebly.com/index.html.

    I’ll be back!

    -Sammy, Hooksett, NH, USA

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Thank you so much! I have to be honest, my husband has contributed to the design of the page, I just tell him what I want, supply the photos I’ve taken and he creates it for me – I’d be lost without him! I’m so glad you found the website useful and even now two years later I am still loving the NIC cages and I know our rabbits appreciate the space when they can’t be running around upstairs! I checked out your blog and it’s great! 🙂

  6. Aang281 says:

    My bunny looks just like yours but her name is honey and I think you should be on Good Morning America!!!!!!!!!!! I love your website

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Haha geez thank you so much! 🙂 Although I don’t think I’m quite Good Morning America worthy…..yet lol. Thanks so much for following, glad the website has been so helpful to you!

  7. Bunny girl says:

    I love your website and your videos, I have two bunnies that are two years old and they have been with me for two years now!!! We are making a new outdoor hutch for them and I love your good Ideas for everything

  8. Saitama says:

    Hi,
    I have a silver marten rabbit who i love sooooooo much and I’ve had her for 2 years.
    I just wanted to say hi and say that I look up to you and you have amazing ideas!

  9. Bunny Girl says:

    Hi, again.

    I love your website and everything!!!! I was wondering if you could help me out, I am building a C&C cage and its half way done!!! My bunnies will be happy when they are in it!!

    But i just need some help, Is 28” by 58″ big enough for my two bunnies? I have been owning abbits as long as you but you seem to have better ideas….

    Also i am done buying grids and all i need is the cloraplex but i need to keep them seperated for a couple weeks until i can get jubejube nuetered, he is being a little stinker towards king. So until i can get him nuetered i need to seperate them and and i only have 1 grid left…and the cage is 2 grids wide, i was wondering if i could use a thing called ladtherd ( somthing i like that, i cant remember what it is called) it is somthing that is used alot in gardens and on decks, its made of some sort of plastic and is kinda checkerd patternd.

    I was think i could cut a chunk of that off to use as the 2nd grid but im not sure if its safe of if a bunny could get through or anything.

    All help apreciated
    Megan

  10. Nicole says:

    Hello BudgetBunny, I am obsessed with your videos! I had a rabbit a long time ago but lost him due to severe cancer when he was 7 years old, he was my best friend in the whole world! I have been wanting another rabbit for a while now and we would like to get two. I would really like to see a video on how to pick out your new rabbit and bonding two together! Thanks!

  11. Cierra says:

    Hi I just wanted to quickly say how amazing you are! I love everything about you even considering that I don’t even own rabbits! Love ya and the fur family!!!! 🙂

  12. Autumn says:

    Hi Budget Bunny! 🙂
    First I wanted to say THANK YOU, you are amazing and have helped me so much! 🙂 I was wondering if you knew what kind of rabbit breed is playful and sweet. I want to get a holland lop, but I want them to have a friend. 🙂

  13. Dani says:

    Hi BudgetBunny!
    I just wanted to say thank you for bringing me smiles and great tips throughout your videos and your website! When my Holland Lop, Taz died in summer of 2011, I would watch your cheerful videos and it would bring a smile to my face every time. Your buns and other pets are so adorable and their silliness would cheer me up whenever I was sad. Finally, in late April of 2012, I decided to buy a new bun and now with your low-budget ideas I can spoil my new bunny Oliver without emptying my wallet! So thank you agian for helping me through tough times and making the good times great!
    Thanks!
    Dani.

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Wow I’m glad that I could help you through the death of Taz, so sorry to hear of his passing, and encourage you to get another rabbit when the time was right. Thank you so much for your kind words and for following! xo

  14. Alysa says:

    Love your site!!!! I’m glad your going to be on budgetbunny, LittleVeganHouseWife, and this website more!!!! if i may ask why did you want to be a vegan. i always tell my friends i wont be a vegan because i dont want to take food away from my bunnies :p keep up the good work!!! i look forward to seeing more info on her, videos on budget bunny and videos on LittleVeganHouseWife!!!

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Thanks! I originally became vegan because I couldn’t stand the thought of eating animals which I love so very much. As I did more and more research I also discovered the environmental and health implications of eating meat. And I actually enjoy the fact that I can share my food with the bunnies heehee!

  15. Amy says:

    Love your You Tube videos! They are so informative! I have one spoiled bunny Trixie which I tried at one point to clicker train with no success. Have you ever tried to clicker train your rabbits?

  16. Faith says:

    Hi, I need help with my bunny. She is a 11 month old netherland dwarf, and I have been trying to litter train her. I’ve tried everything to try to litter train her, but every time I try, she finds a way to poo or pee elsewhere. Can you please help me?

  17. Monique says:

    I love your website, YouTube videos, and your rabbits their very adorable! I want to thank you because if it weren’t for your tips and videos my bunny would not be a happy bun bun because when I got him I had no idea what to do that’s when I found you, haha my bunny thanks you 🙂 now I know the good and bad for my baby bun, all thanks to you.

  18. BunnyLover says:

    Hi there, i live in the GTA area and have just got a cute little dutch bunny. i really love your advice and because i need to spay my rabbit soon i need to figure out some good spay/neuter clinics available. Because you are the “BudgetBunny” 😉 i was wondering if you know any good Vets/Clinics or where you got your Bunnies spayed/Neutered at with reasonable prices. It would be really helpful if you could tell me. 🙂 LOVEE YOUR BUNNIES BTW <33

    • BudgetBunny says:

      Hi There! We had our rabbits fixed in Ajax at the Riverside Pet Hospital. I am not too familiar with other clinics and this one wasn’t actually local to me but Dr. Korosi was amazing with our rabbits, no problems with the surgery pre or post-op and the pricing was right! 🙂 Hope that helps!

  19. Kayleigh says:

    Hey budget bunny!
    I need a little advice and help with my two little terrors!
    I have got two netherland drawf bunnies, one girl called opal and one boy called onyx, both were a rescue case in some way, they weren’t wanted by previous owners or they couldn’t breed from them, so I was happy to take them on, all spayed an neutered, vaccinated and bonded 🙂 happy couple! Well I know their crepuscular animals but how can you reduce the noise at least til 9 am lol! They live in the attic and have plenty of floor space and a hutch to hide and rest, they got toys, hay and apple tree branches so should be happy but keep me and the household awake all night and morning as well as the neighbours 🙁 it’s coming to the point as I might have to either give them up or put them outside, neither or which I want to do so I’m hoping with your expertise in bunnies you could help a little 🙂 please and thank you

  20. Hey budgetbuuny! I love your videos lots. I just wanted to say that 4 weeks ago my rabbit died….. so now i’m looking in getting a new one. Please email me so we can talk private. kelsey.regan@outlook.com

  21. also my username is something random I picked. I don’t have a youtube channel either. Remember to email me too. 🙂 I need some advice on getting another rabbit. thx!

  22. Ifrah says:

    you seem soooo nice budgetbunny wish i could see your face in moore vids!

  23. OMG! Good news budgetbunny! I got 2 new bunnies! I got them yesterday. I love them sooooo much! There names are Rambo and Steven. LOL! Follow me on instagram if you want to see them!

  24. Emily says:

    Hi there, I’ve just found your page and it is so useful I have taken things from your cage tours and installed them into my bunny living areas! One thing I wanted to ask you was that I have booked one of my bunnies in to be spayed next week and I was just wondering whether you saw a change in their personality after you had your rabbits spayed/neutered? I am really worrying as my baby is the sweetest and happiest bunny I’ve ever known and don’t want her to change.
    Thank you for all your videos and helpful tips.

  25. Ashley says:

    I love Bun Buns and I have so much info about Rabbits it is filling up my brain. I don’t have a rabbit but I want one so much. I am just not sure if the home I could provide is good for a rabbit. If I got one it would have a condo in a shed witch for some reason seems to be the perfect temperature if you have the fan on, and if the weather is good during the day it would have a condo outside just without floors its floor would be grass.
    If this is bad for a rabbit then tell me because if it is then I won’t get a rabbit because this is the only Idea I have considering this is the only way I could keep my chickens away from my rabbit if they don’t get along.

  26. Ashley says:

    oh and to ad I am so sorry about your dog My dog witch was there with me during all the important moments in my life plus all the sad moments in my life died this month and I felt bad a few weeks later because I got my teachers sad because pretty much everything someone said reminded of my dog and I would start crying. (I am one of the people that cry about everything that is sad once I cried about a video about global warming I could cry about someone getting a paper cut.

  27. Anna Steele says:

    I found your blog through YouTube, and I absolutely love it! I have plans to adopt an adorable rabbit from my local rescue soon, and of course my plans started out with a 27″ long cage with carefresh in the bottom (I’m better at hamster care LOL). I googled “Rabbit cage tours” and yours was one of the first that came up. I must admit, I was initially shocked by how much care they actually required. After a lot more thinking, a lot more video watching (you and 101rabbits) I felt that I was ready to step up, return the cage (but I ended up buying the exact same one later for my syrian hamster, Gus). Of course, I’m still working on the cage, trying to find where to get hay, etc. but your blog has been sooooo helpful to me I can’t even put it into words! Without it, I would just be another person cramming a rabbit into a tiny cage with a couple toys and calling it okay. I never would have DREAMED that they need to be spayed or neutered like a dog or cat. Heck, I though they were rodents! All your posts, videos, and instagram pictures have been invaluable to me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one!

    xx,
    Anna

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  29. Taylor says:

    Please kik me at taylor__29 ! I’ve realized that you do not get many of the toys for pets that I get where I live. So, I would like to do a little trade! My YouTube is animals2913 and I LOVE your account. I am younger then most youtube re and my account is new,but I have a bit of animals including a bunny! Please get back to me and hopefully we can do a trade!

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