I hope you have an interesting time browsing around and of course you're more than welcome
to come again, as my door is always open to fellow bunny buddies!
* We have moved!
After living for 26 years in the suburb of Wanniassa
we decided to move to Googong on a gorgeous property with acreage. Even though we're on the outskirts of Canberra (just
over the NSW boarder) it's merely a 12 minute drive to shopping centres such as Calwell or Jerrabomberra.
Since we're positioned in a lovely fertile valley I can now
grow whatever I like, including a home orchard, tending multiple veggie plots and even harvesting our own hay!
My daughter and granddaughter's five magnificent horses help
keep the grass down (while naturally converting it into valuable fertilizer) or otherwise can be seen having an absolutely
great time frolicking around.
several centuries Bonreiki Lop Stud has closed down!
I may have decided to retire from breeding, it's a huge relief to know that my adorable Lops are not far away and are
being exceptionally well looked after as spoiled, breeding pets.
Kelly of 'Sealed with a Lop Kiss Rabbitry' was happy to take on most of my buns and fortunately just happened
to live around the corner from me. To enquire about bunnies contact Kelly: click on Email or text/phone 0414 782 136
I will however continue
to look after buns and squeaks - or otherwise I'd get in big trouble from the many pet owners that depend on my boarding
services. Plus of course am also available for care advice and grooming.
* See some baby photos and a link to my first
YouTube video on Adorable Baby Lops page * And
video number 2! "Bunny going BOING A BOING"
* Scroll down to find a story under the Meat Eaters Heading about a bunny munching on a mouse! Or another about rabbits suspected of eating birds while residing in an aviary.
there's a new hairless kits experience found in a nest of Mini Lops by a NSW breeder.
* Myxo news
Interestingly, according to the following document 2013 – 2017 Rabbit Management Plan, ‘Myxomatosis is no longer a registered product and therefore not released by authorities’ : http://www.lhpa.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/462936/2013-2017-Rabbit-Management-Plan.pdf “The disease (Myxomatosis) is now endemic to the Sydney Region and persists
in the field naturally. When environmental conditions are favourable and vectors are evident in high proportions outbreaks
usually occur. Generally speaking, outbreaks are most common during autumn each year, however outbreaks are also known to
occur during the winter months.”
While also on the subject of Myxomatosis did you
know currently there's research into using rabbit specific myxo virus as a helpful treatment for feline
cancer? See 'Cat health news from the Winn Feline Foundation'
* Flyscreens help protect your bunnies
Our family business Alucom (156-158
Gladstone St, Fyshwick) offers flyscreen mesh at a special
price for local Canberrans (much cheaper than Bunnings) - or in sometimes off cuts are free of charge! Find out how and where
at the bottom of About me page.
* Now available an outstanding book for responsible owners!
The Wonderful World of Pet Rabbits is our first and only, proudly Australian, fully comprehensive rabbit care book!
If you love your bunnies, want to understand more about their behaviour and do right by them with housing, feeding,
breeding, health issues and so on – this much needed resource at hand is ideal for everyone.
Find out what a number of readers think about it by opening My Book page.
I don't intend to reprint
hard copies again so I'd suggest you'd best grab a copy while limited editions are still available! As an
alternative option however, I plan to convert and separate chapters into a number of iBooks. Take for
instance people could choose to purchase whichever topical subjects they specifically need or are interested in
the most. In the meantime it's going to take a lot of my time to improve and revise all of the chapters for
conversion into iBooks.
Did you know excerpts
from my book are now published in an American publication 'Rabbit nutrition and Nutritional Healing'?
During 2011 the author Lucile
Moore contacted me to include my heading sections; 'Rabbit Droppings - proof of the pudding', 'The Fat Rabbit'
and 'The Wonderful World of Weeds'.
In the introduction Lucile said, "I wish to welcome a new contributor to my works: Christine Carter, author
of The Wonderful World of Pet Rabbits (which I highly recommend both to those who are contemplating getting a pet rabbit and
those who already have one). When I first read her book on pet rabbit care I was struck by Christine's common sense approach
to rabbit diet and asked if she would be willing to allow me to share it with those who may not be familiar with her work.
Thank you, Christine for so generously donating several pieces for this book".
Lucile fulfilled her objectives perfectly in saying, "In
the following chapters we will explore the mysteries of rabbit diet-how the rabbit digestive system functions, what nutrients
rabbits require, how much of those nutrients they need, and what foods contain them. We will also look at what problems may
arise if rabbits have deficiencies of those nutrients and how they can be corrected. It is my hope that after perusing this
book readers will be able to make more informed decisions regarding the feeding of their rabbits".
Lucile is also the author of A House Rabbit Primer and When
your Rabbit Needs Special Care and her books are available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/
* Be sure to check out Download Articles for you to read, copy or upload on your websites *
Closure of Oz Rabbit Clubs & Breeder's Directory pages
Unfortunately due to the lack of response and co-operation from some clubs to keep their essential details up to date, I've
had no other option but to remove the page dedicated to ‘Oz Rabbit Clubs’. It's a shame a few ruined what
others appreciated - a convenient 'one stop shop' to source contact details and a handy avenue to advertise show dates
So too, after offering 'Oz breeder's Directory' pages for a few
years, it came to the stage of needing to undergo a massive overhaul. This would entail contacting every individual stud
to find out if they’re still active or whether their listing is currently up to date – and then have to go through
the tedious process of amending all of these details.
I also admit to being quite disheartened and concerned about being
placed in the position of inadvertently advertising disreputable breeders. I dread the thought that via my website I’ve
sent someone who might be shocked and horrified to find rabbits kept in sub standard conditions, with serious health issues
and so on. Another problem is even though
buyers request ‘show quality’ they unfortunately find out they’ve actually ended up with disqualifiable
or ‘pet quality’ rabbits.
I know closing the directories will disappoint many breeders (especially those
doing the right thing) though I hope they can understand my predicament. As an alternative service visitors can find breeder's
directories in most club websites listed on this page Best Bunny Links