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Thursday, September 7, 2017

We are moving!!

Dear Rabbit Loving Friends,
I'm sorry to need to inform you, after so recently reopening, that Whitehaven Woods Rabbitry will be closing for good. I know many of you were excited that we were reopening. I'm sorry for any disappointment! We will be moving to a new home this fall and the raising of rabbits is not permitted at our new location. 
It has been a delight to get acquainted with so many of you. Running a rabbitry was a fun and rewarding experience and I have many good memories from it! 
Thank you for being wonderful customers and appreciating the Mini Lop breed!
I will likely leave this site open for any helpful information that still might be gleaned on the raising of Mini Lops.

Sincerely, Joanna

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Litter update

I am very sorry to say that things did not go well with the kindling process today. 
Ebony (aka WolfSong's Cougar) delivered a stillborn kit after 8 this morning. Nothing was to come for quite some time after that. This evening it was obvious that she was contracting and working hard to try to deliver another one. I could tell she was distressed and that the kit was likely too big. That was indeed the case. The kit became very stuck and had already died from the trauma. I had to assist her in removing the kit. I felt so sorry for her. She has been stretched out, taking it easy & recovering ever since. I am assuming there are not any more kits to come. I am so sorry for all of those who were anxiously awaiting this litter, like I was!
When I very first started raising rabbits, I remember reading an article that said "Raising rabbits is not for the faint of heart!" That is indeed true. Sometimes when the litter is smaller in number the kits grow larger in size and can become too large for safe delivery.

Here is a picture of the sweet Momma (looking quite pregnant) before all of the above.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Next anticipated litter!

We are anticipating our first litter since

WolfSong's Cougar (aka Ebony) was bred to Spirit's Thor (aka Hawthorne) today.
If successful, kits would be due around August 18th!❤

Monday, July 17, 2017

They arrived! New pedigreed pair!

These two sweeties arrived on Saturday.
They are settling in nicely.  They are very friendly and already coming to the door of their cages to enjoy lots of petting.

This is Spirit's​ Sandman
Color: Broken Chestnut
Weight: 5 lbs
Out of WolfSong's Helix
(Helix was 2015 Top Lop MLRCA)

This is WolfSong's Cougar aka Ebony
Color: Black
Weight: 6 lbs
She is out of WolfSong & Bryan's Lines.
Both her Sire and Dam earned 9 legs in showing.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Exciting news! Re-opening!

Whitehaven Woods Rabbitry will soon be reopening!  It will be on an even smaller scale than previously but we will be raising litters of pedigreed Mini Lops from time to time!  The rabbits will be from some of the same lines that we raised in the past!

Here is a sneak peek!

More information to come soon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rabbits bonding with other pets

One of the frequently asked questions, when people are looking to acquire a rabbit is:
"Can rabbits get along with other pets?"

 Yes, this is possible.  We have customers who have other pets (dogs or cats)  that have bonded with their rabbit.  Our calico kitty, Lucy, has recently befriended some of the bunnies in our rabbitry.  Obviously, exercise great caution when introducing other animals and do not leave them unattended.  CLICK HERE to see customer photos of rabbits with other pets.

Here is a photo of Lucy with Parker's Gatlin.  I had him out to trim his nails and she jumped right up and plopped down next to him.  After a few moments she sat up and groomed his ear a bit!  Another day she hopped right in the exercise pen with him.  I am very careful to supervise them closely. Lucy wants to play with him and I fear a playful nip or scratch could easily do damage to his lovely ears.

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