Bunnies are cute and when I was young we called them scungy rabbits, lol don't know why :D
Bunnies are adorable, especially when they sit in your vegetable garden trying to decide what to eat next. They love to tops of carrots. They look so cute when they bite of the fresh greens and daintily eat every leave. And then they hollow out the top of the carrot only stopping when they hit dirt. Then they start on the next carrot. The other thing they love is the lettuce. The fresh greens is heaven for them. So how can you call them scungy rabbits? They are a part of our world that we share.
That's what we called them when we were kids, there were a lot of rabbit hunting and rabbits were a pest, we also ate a lot of rabbit back then because that was the only thing most people could afford then. But yes the pet rabbits are cute but some of the wild rabbits I wouldn't call cute😃
I don't have any pet rabbits, never did. But I always had a soft spot in my heart for wildlife, and if they destroyed the food we wanted to eat, I felt sorry for the animals that got caught by my grandfather and killed. There were a lot of mice tunnels crisscrossing the garden and when my grandfather turned over the soil with a spade, I could not watch him hitting the escaping mice with the spade.
Our neighbor killed chicken that he raised in his garden. I had watched him several times cutting the head of a chicken and letting the chicken run away. the running headless chicken gave me nightmares. Growing up at the end of WWII was not easy, especially since almost every night we were woken up by alarms and we had to hide in our bunker in the back of the garden.
Goodness durkeema that's a lot to deal with growing up.
I've had one bunny in the past - and wouldn't mind having another at some point in the future. Mine was a dwarf, very cute, but had teeth issues. Her teeth didn't line up right so you had to use a dremel tool to keep them short. Pretty traumatic for a small creature.
I agree thats a lot to take in for an adult let alone a child.
I've never had a rabbit as a pet but I bet they are so soft to hold, I have had rats as pets and I loved them, I got as close to them as most people would a dog or cat and when they had to be put to sleep I was deverstated especialy the one I called Girl, she slept in bed with me sometimes and was with me most of the day not in her cage, funny how close people get to their pets. Yeah I have heard of people having to get their rabbits teeth filed down, do they feel that ?
I think they say that they don't feel it, but when there's a loud machine in your mouth, especially as a small animal; you'll freak out a bit anyways.
Yes I bet it would scare the rabbit, all that noise, the poor thing.
I bet everyone had encounters during their childhood that they still remember. The encounters that were unpleasant, traumatic, stick with you through your whole life and occasionally you relive them in your dreams.
Yes unfortunately I think we all have times in our life that we would like to forget, but that's life my friend😟