It is May 2012 my life is changing and I would like to find my Pedigree English Angoras to a good home.
I drove and bought the rabbits when they were babies from Nancy James from Grinlow Farm in West Virginia. All rabbits have registered parents and I have their pedigree information.
1. Doe Ruby-Eyed White (REW) Born March 25, 2010. Her name is Cool Whip.
2. Buck Lilac Born March 25, 2010. His name is Mung Dal.
3. Doe Chocolate Born March 21, 2010. Her name is Choco.
4. Buck Black Born March 1, 2010. Neutered on 6/21/10. His name is Spooky.
Check out the photo album. The kids will love them, especially if the kids are a part of 4-H.
They will be coming to you with:
4 - 30"x30" stacked cages (2 stacked on top of each other $500 value)
8 - plastic litter trays (4 to use and 4 to switch out and clean)
4 - battery run automatic 6 day feeder dish (not really needed but are great $220 value)
4 - water bottles
4 -11" metal hay feeders
1 bale of Timothy Hay
1 used 50lb. bag of Purina Chow Professional grade for Rabbit Pellets they eat for food
3 - 40lb. bags of wood pellets I use for litter (in the past I've used soy hull or newspaper pellets for their litter)
Blower I used to blow their fur ($160 value)
varied slicker brushes, combs, and sissors I used to groom and clip them
Here's a link on how to take care of them and what kind of housing they need to live.
They would be happy in a cool, airy barn, or cool and shaded shed, or a basement, or cool garage with living temps NOT EXCEEDING 75 deg F. If they have long fur, these higher temps can make them hot. I have kept them in my basement and they did fine because they were cool there for the summer. I also kept a dehumidifier there. It would be good to have a 7' x 9' floor plan area for the cages I am giving you.
Make sure you have a place and method to dispose of their litter. A compost pile is a good idea for that. I changed their litter 1/week.
These rabbits are not litter trained, although for 2 years, they had a run in front of their cages, for one of them to individually run every day. I found that this was too much for me, and although a run is a good idea, they don't need a run. They were not socialized to run together, and that's up to you if you want to combine them, like allowing the 2 females and the 1 neutered buck to run together.
Ideally, I am looking for a family that can use their fur for fiber arts, for felting and spinning. They need to be groomed at least 1/week when their fur gets to 1" so their fur doesn't matt. They need to be clipped (fur cut) 3-4 times/year when their fur gets to 3.5". Clipping takes practice, but you can get better as you go. These 4 have been clipped many times already so they are used to it. Each have their own personality. Some are more docile than others.
I am not looking for pet breeders or factory-like fiber producers. I am looking a family that will take care of these 4 rabbits.
We are living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am able to deliver the crew to your home within 90 mile radius.
Contact Gemma, their current mommy, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell me of your family life, if you will use their fur for crafts, and tell me where you're going to house them and who is going to be responsible taking care of them. I would also like a home that could take all 4 of them, please!
I will review and email to all that reply, and then eventually call the one's that I feel have a good home for them. I will try to make a decision by the middle-end of May.
It is May 2012 and my life is changing and even though I am moving, I'm going to wait for a good home for them. I know you are there! If you are, then please adopt these rabbits. If I find you are a good home for them, I will give you all of the cages, and all I have listed above. I ask for no money. I hope that these small furry creatures will find a good home.