We have added 2 Flemish giant bunnies; the offspring will be for the table. For now, they're in a giant-dog-sized wire crate in DD's bedroom. Crate has the top off for ease of care. Dogs are not allowed in the room, doors kept shut.
We took in a stray (going to new home soon) who can open doorknobs. Not knowing this, one day I came home and 3 big dogs were in the bedroom, and only one rabbit was still in the crate.
Got the dogs out, sat on the bed, and out from under hopped Ms. Bunny, unharmed.
I bought a hook for the door ;-).
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the offspring will be for the table.

have to admit that I could not raise my own food! Friends have a bunny that they let hop around freely, with 2 cats and a dog (well, not at the moment, dear Rose left the earth for the bridge on Saturday - 18.5 years old. Pretty damn great for a lab mix!). No skirmishes.

Janet B
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have to admit that I could not raise my own food! Friends have a bunny that they let hop around ... Rose left the earth for the bridge onSaturday - 18.5 years old. Pretty damn great for a lab mix!). Noskirmishes.

Sorry about Rose:(( That's a good age to live too but no matter what age they leave us, it still hurst like hell.
Alison
Sorry about Rose:(( That's a good age to live too but no matter what age they leave us, it still hurst like hell. Alison

Yeah. I've never known these friends w/out her, and they got her (from under a truck) the first week they lived here. She was ~8 months old and pregnant. Lucky dog to have had such a long and loved life.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
We have added 2 Flemish giant bunnies; the offspring will be for thetable. For now, they're in a giant-dog-sized wire crate in DD's bedroom.Crate has the top off for ease of care. Dogs are not allowed in the room,doors kept shut.

I couldn't do this, rabbits have such character. I love watching my two, Sabrina and Troy playing with Dibby the dog . Rabbits have feelings too . They sit next to each other and wash each others faces. They're also very clean and use litter trays like cats do. What sort of set up will you have for them. They'll need a bigger than average cage and run than ordinary sized buns. Alison
I couldn't do this, rabbits have such character. I love watching my two, Sabrina and Troy playing with Dibby the dog .

I had a student whose dogs always got along well with her rabbits. One day one of the rabbits started to run, and the dogs attacked and killed it.
Very tricky, keeping dogs and rabbits together.

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Yeah. I've never known these friends w/out her, and they got her (from under a truck) the first week they lived here. She was ~8 months old and pregnant. Lucky dog to have had such a long andloved life.

Do you think they'll get another dog ? I was much more careful about chosing dog this time round . I had to wait a while but Dibby was perfect.
Alison
I had a student whose dogs always got along well with her rabbits.

One day one of the rabbits started to run, and the dogs attacked and killed it. Very tricky, keeping dogs and rabbits together.

Yes it can be but Dibby is about the same size as the bunnies and has vitually no prey drive.
I've got a few photos of the buns and one with Dibby in it. http://makeashorterlink.com/?M2283697A
Alison
have to admit that I could not raise my own food!

I couldn't do it with rabbits... remains to be seen as pertains to cattle (and possibly chickens), since Bob is thinking about going back to raising a steer or two every year.
Friends have a bunny that they let hop around freely,

In the days when I had kept small-animal pets, I had house rabbits who not only were not molested by the cats and dog, but played with them - despite the fact that the dog was an efficient hunter and killer of wild rabbits. Not a chance I'm sure I'd take with my current crew, although it's pretty much a moot point anyhoo...
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