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Its (nearly) finished! The yard was reseeded on Friday so as soon as the new grass grows in Peter will be able to move into his new space. The hutch has an entire back area with a longer ramp and balcony that triples his enclosed space. He will have room to stand or lay inside his hutch if he is let out late or put in early. We also moved his space out from under the apricot tree and gave him more room under the patio to compensate. I think he will enjoy being able to run a full circle around his house. There are also stones for me to walk out to his area since I kinda wore a path in the grass before. And we are going to keep an eye out for a thornless blackberry plant to add to the side of his hutch. Wind break and fresh treat (we would fence off the core of the plant so he doesn't kill if but whatever grew outside the fencing would be his)

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I love Peter's new digs, kinda like a bunny condo. :thumbsup:
 

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Now I don't just love rabbits, I've fallen in love with a rabbit! :cloud9: I am just now reading this thread. It is wonderful that you took him in and I knew from your very first post that you were going to keep him. I do kind of wish you would have named him after your dad, but otherwise, it's wonderful!
 
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Peter is molting and looks incredibly scruffy. I gave him a good brushing but he's very picky and usually doesn't sit still long enough for more then one pass. I highly recommend a sleekEZ brush for short coats and sensitive skin, BTW. The last two years he's gone into GI Stasis with his fall molt. This year he is getting a steady flow of dried papaya/pawpaw (which has enzymes that help break down fur in his digestive tract). I've also ordered digestive biscuits and a specific sunflow seed variety that are also supposed to help keep things moving.

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As long as the grass continues to grow well, he should be moving into his revamped space next weekend. I got some stress reducer poppers too (from a bunny vendor who makes home made hard biscuits with different blends for different purposes, they also made the digestive biscuits. Since I was already ordering I figured make the most of shipping costs. It all arrived this week). He will get those this week in preparation. He will get another really good brushing and nail trim on moving day since we will have to bunny handle him anyways.
 
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Brushing #2, I went to say good morning and Peter seemed receptive to another brushing. So I brushed him. I stopped to see if he was done at one point. He obviously wasn't because he picked up the brush and tossed it at me (or he was mad the brush was on his ground). Either was he got more brushing. Here is the after effect in fur and his scruffyness.

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He does have a very distinct line between where he has molted/shed and where he hasn't.
 

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Tell Peter not to feel too bad, I heard the 'scruffy' look is in style this year. 😉
 
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