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« Reply #110 on: September 03, 2007 10:50:46 AM »

our vet thinks she probably had a condition and we didnt know it, but I dont think so. Our house flooded a while ago and we had some mold in our basement until we took all the drywall and finishing out (this was before we got her). While she was never exposed directly to what might have been left down there, I think she might have been really sensitive to it and that caused her problems Sad I feel so awful that we might have caused my poor babys death. It convinced my boyfriend to finally get the mold checked out to see if its harmful. I actually think my boyfriend is taking it a lot worse than me...
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« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2007 10:11:07 PM »

I had a fuzzy lop as a kid, before I knew about spinning.

I'm thinking about getting another fuzzy or an angora now.

I've got a question though: I checked into the shelters around my area about adopting, and they both won't allow you to adopt if you live in an apartment.  Do bunnies really need to be let outside occasionally, or would it be OK to let them hop around in the house for exercise?  If it's OK for them to be inside, I'll probably get one from a pet store.  Shame... I really wanted to adopt!
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« Reply #112 on: October 26, 2007 04:54:46 AM »

Some people recommend against letting your bunny outside, actually, because there are more predators and bugs out there that could harm your bunny. its certainly okay to let them be inside! Just make sure they get plenty of exercise indoors.
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« Reply #113 on: October 26, 2007 07:58:48 AM »

Around here rabbits have been taken right out of their outside hutches and eaten by bears.
Our rabbit lives inside, is litter trained and has a pretty darn good life for a rabbit! He gets plenty of exercise running all over the place and jumping up on furniture. We pick him lots of fresh greens from the yard.
It's too bad they won't let you adopt.  I have been told by a few angora breeders that it's just better to keep them inside.
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« Reply #114 on: October 26, 2007 08:58:48 AM »

I wonder if it's a blanket policy for all animals? Also, it could be because maybe people adopt rabbits and then have to bring them back because they can't have them according to their lease? I don't know, I'm trying to come up with a logical reason. Did you ask?
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« Reply #115 on: October 26, 2007 11:21:46 AM »

I wonder if it's a blanket policy for all animals? Also, it could be because maybe people adopt rabbits and then have to bring them back because they can't have them according to their lease? I don't know, I'm trying to come up with a logical reason. Did you ask?

Hm, that might be what it is.  They also have dogs and such up for adoption, which do need to be let outside.  I'll have to call and ask if the policy is different for the rabbits.
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« Reply #116 on: November 02, 2007 10:54:47 AM »

We have a lot of different animals here on the homestead, but fiber animals aren't one of them.

I did keep a mating pair of German Angoras but found out I was allergic to Angora.

DH would like to add some sheep, but I told him to not get me started.  There would be corriedale and shetland and jacob and romney, then he would have to sell the mule and draft horses.  I'd add BFL & merino and southdown (and then the pastured pigs would go) then cheviots & dorset and tunis (then the milk cow would have to find a new home)

I'd rather buy fleece from shepherdresses!
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« Reply #117 on: November 02, 2007 02:00:27 PM »

Hi, this is my first post!  I have lots of fiber animals.  We have 40 Bluefaced Leicesters (sheep) and I breed and show both French and Satin Angoras.  I also have just gained access to the fiber from another flock- they are BFL-Cheviot cross sheep.
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« Reply #118 on: November 07, 2007 10:34:31 AM »

Mainly a flock of Tunis, but a couple of southdown, hampshire, suffolk, and hampshire crosses (commercial show animals)
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