Antoinette

desexed, vaccinated, female rabbit

Antoinette was rescued from the pound with her siblings when she was only 2 days old, and still had her eyes closed. A member of the public had found the litter of newborn baby bunnies in her garage, and sadly, did not bother bringing in the mother rabbit at the same time.

Antoinette was so young she could only drink milk, and was handreared and nursed through some very difficult weeks, as very few bunnies survive at such a young age without a proper bunny mum. Despite the odds, she and 5 others out of 8 pulled through! Antoinette the Alligator is what we nicknamed her, she was a very difficult drinker. She'd grab the bottle in her mouth with so much enthusiasm she'd forget to suckle, and would clamp her mouth down and not let it go. In the end we discovered by blowing on her face she'd start suckling, and that's how she managed to survive.

Antoinette is a friendly girl, who gains lots of confidence from being around her siblings. She is very bonded to me (as I hand reared her) so adopters should be aware that she may have separation issues initially, and they will need to be very patient till she warms up to them. New environments and situations do send these babies hiding for cover, (as is expected as they are half wild hare), but they are being exposed to a range on situations both indoor and outdoor, and get more and more curious about the world around them. Antoinette would do best in a mature household, without loud or unpredictable sounds.

Medical notes

Antoinette has found a new home and is no longer available for adoption.

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