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Old 02-07-2019, 02:15 PM
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Where I live, rabbits are classified as "vermin". We are not allowed to keep them as pets, even desexed.

According to the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Queensland (DPIFQ), the maximum penalty for keeping a rabbit as a domestic pet is now $30,000.
And when plants, no matter how lovely, spring up where you don't want them, they become weeds. When His Fur-ness is flopped on the couch, snuggling into his favorite skull and crossbones blanket, I can assure you that he is not "vermin".

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Old 02-07-2019, 04:11 PM
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...rabbit, in a skull & crossbones motif... and someone said the V-word...
OHSHIT it's BUN-BUN
Quick, get the 151, some Alfalfa Daiquiris, and the box set of "Bay Watch" and we might just survive this.

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Old 02-07-2019, 04:58 PM
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Where I live, rabbits are classified as "vermin". We are not allowed to keep them as pets, even desexed.
No pet rabbits? How about pet cane toads?

Maybe you could train them to eat each other.

ETA: One of the first videos my wife gave me was a documentury on cane toads: Cane Toads An Unnatural History 1988
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:18 PM
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No pet rabbits? How about pet cane toads?
Cane toads were introduced in 1935 just south of Gordonvale. in 1965, 30 years later they were in plague proportions 1600 Kms south of there in the town were I was living.

I am currently living 94 Kms further south and do not see cane toads here. In 1965 they used to cluster around our screen doors and street lights, catching the insects that were attracted to the lights. Now I don't see any.

It's very strange.

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:19 PM
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"Oh! Oh, we don't do bunnies anymore, just dogs and cats!"
That's pretty horrible. I got a call when the practice we have our cats at had a vet leave (she was the one who mostly saw our cats). We'd had other vets see our cats, so it was no big deal for us, but nice that they called.

Stopping seeing a species is WAY up there on the 'call the customers NOW' list of things to do.

Here's to your new vet!
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:51 PM
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Where I live, rabbits are classified as "vermin". We are not allowed to keep them as pets, even desexed.

According to the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Queensland (DPIFQ), the maximum penalty for keeping a rabbit as a domestic pet is now $30,000.
Ah, I'd forgotten the other meaning of "exotic" -- in ecology, it simply means an introduced species. And in the Antipodes, rabbits are also an invasive species, their introduction being just one of the several ill-conceived open-air experiments in ecology that have gone on down there. (Cane toads being another.)

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:13 PM
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We had something similar happen with a birdy vet. I called to set up an appointment for the feathered grump and got told, oh, that vet retired. Fortunately I knew of another, but that one was more expensive. There's only three or four bird vets near me, so when one leaves, I'd like to know about it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:11 PM
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We have one Dr at our clinic that will see anything other than, I think, spiders. Reptiles, birds, pocket pets, etc. She's pretty popular, because the actual 'exotics' clinic in our area won't see rabbits, as their Dr is allergic to them. The closest actual bird specialist, I think, is over an hour south of us.
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