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Here are some photos of the bunnies lounging today. Both have funny places where they like to sleep. For example, when they are not under the coffee table, Coco will lie down on a plastic pet food tray, and Cosette will rest near the elliptical trainer, sometimes under the pedal.

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Cosette snoozing by the elliptical.

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Coco with feet resting on the baseboard and head on plastic mat.

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Coco arising, suspicious of the camera.

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Coco still concerned.

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Coco decides all is well.

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Two RabbitsThe House Rabbit Society and Petfinder.com have teamed up to designate February as Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month!

According to Director of the Richmond House Rabbit Society Mary Cotter, “Promoting adoption and educating potential adopters early in the year helps to prevent the impulse purchase of bunnies a month or two later at Easter time. This, in turn, will reduce the number of rabbits relinquished to shelters.”

So, if you’re thinking about bringing a new pet into your home, you can read all about rabbit care and behavior at the My House Rabbit website, and you can read our article on the Benefits of Adopting a Rabbit.

We also have a good list of rabbit rescues and shelters on our Rabbit Resource Page.

A captive 4-month old eagle was given a rabbit for food in its cage at the Beizhamen Bird Market, Zhengzhou City, China.  But, instead of eating the rabbit, it viewed the animal as a companion. The rabbit even grooms the eagle’s feathers.

The story is interesting, but I’m not sure why an eagle is being kept in a cage in the first place. I presume to be sold as a pet? If so, that doesn’t seem right.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009892639 

Peter Simpson captured this scene of a Stone curlew protecting its mate from a formidable foe.

Rabbit approaching birds

Simpson’s photo won first prize in the BirdGuides Photo of the Year 2007 competition.

More info: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/01/16/eabirds116.xml 

17 lop-eared Angora rabbits were found wandering around near highway 91 in Ivins, Utah.  Their fur was matted and their ears were damaged. The rabbits were rounded up and brought to the local animal shelter.

For more info: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jL6fM-5z5yM7H5zAcq-w2rLq9MdwD8U77LA00

Cheryl Rosenthal of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) writes about the many rabbits abandoned outside. Many people, laden with misconceptions about rabbits, let their unwanted bunny loose, assuming they will be able to fend for themselves. Unfortunately, domestic rabbits lack the necessary survival skills in the wild. Rosenthal writes, “Unless they are rescued by a Good Samaritan and brought to the animal shelter many of these submissive animals suffer miserably and die.”

For the full story: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080116/OSH10/801150672/1987 

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The arts-and-crafts chain has agreed to a no-fur policy after receiving a request from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). According to PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk, “There’s a world of suffering in every piece of fur. A.C. Moore should be commended for saving countless animals’ lives by pulling the pelts off its shelves and pledging to go fur-free.”

For more info: http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=10803