our animals

Vanilla Bean

Birth date: Jun 1, 2014 Rescue date: Apr 11, 2015 Favourite Food: Gourmet fare Best friend: “Anyone who agrees that I’m the better looking than Misto”

A group of bunnies is called a Fluffle,
And they have caused quite a kerfuffle

Rabbitat Rescue is always looking for barns that can house a Rabbitat.  Rabbitats are mini-sanctuaries designed to be escape proof, visually appealing, gently interactive, sustainable and low maintenance.  The barn at our farm seemed like the perfect place for an indoor space, but the outdoor space was more of a challenge with a lot of cleanup needed in the forest to build a covered shelter.  It is easier to start with a colony of rabbits rather than introducing new bunnies along the way.  So on a rainy day in April, we welcomed 8 beautiful rabbits to our farm sanctuary: Vanilla Bean, Misto, Java, Cuba, Starbucks, Mocha, Macchiato, and Jamaica.  Never having rabbits before, we relied on our bunny volunteer Jane to teach us how to care for these fluff balls.  They may be fluffy and cute, but they were not pets having come from a meat breeder.

Vanilla Bean is a White New Zealand bunny, bred to get very large, very fast.  She is on a strict diet at the farm along with all the other bunnies to help control her weight.  She is the most socialized of them all, and will usually allow a good pat, soft massage, and definitely some ear scratches.  I think all the bunnies enjoy hanging out with her because she is so chill, and she has even made friends with the Clover and Louise.  


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