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where to find bunnies for sale?

Anyone know where I should look for a couple of dwarf rex bunnies?
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Old 27.09.2015, 12:54
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

There's a little website called `google` that might be able to help.

a query of 'Zwerghasen ch' brings a full page of sellers.
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

I usually get them in the fridge section at Coop or Migros!

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Old 27.09.2015, 13:07
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

Even my wife was able to find a seller on the interweb, and we ended with four.

You can also pick up a free 'Tiere' magazine at the counter of most Landi stores.

Be advised, though, it you buy young-uns now, they wont be ready for Christmas.
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

I broke into a pet shop last night and stole a bunny.

Then I made a run for it.
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

In the Zurich area the Nagerstation ( www.nagerstation.ch ) is a respected rescue specializing in small furries.

To search a wider area, take a peek at the Tierdatenbank, the Switzerland-wide database do homeless animals:

http://www.tierdatenbank.ch/cms/tier...unschtier.html

There are usually bunnies of all ages looking for homes.

Good luck with your search.
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

thanks for the info ..... and even the jokes!!
I got 2 precious little darlings in eastern CH & will name them Duke & Duchess... ; ))
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In the Zurich area the Nagerstation ( www.nagerstation.ch ) is a respected rescue specializing in small furries.
Do you have any first hand experience with them? Just read through their website as I might want to get myself some small pets again and they seem a bit... well, let's just say "over the top":
- they will only accept people who "are willing to actively participate in animal rights"... whatever that means.
- they will have a "consultative call" with you and then "take due time and think through what animal might fit you".

No offense - this is the very right thing to do with certain animals that require special care... say a traumatized rescued dog. But a rabbit? Really?
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Do you have any first hand experience with them? Just read through their website as I might want to get myself some small pets again and they seem a bit... well, let's just say "over the top":
- they will only accept people who "are willing to actively participate in animal rights"... whatever that means.
- they will have a "consultative call" with you and then "take due time and think through what animal might fit you".

No offense - this is the very right thing to do with certain animals that require special care... say a traumatized rescued dog. But a rabbit? Really?
If you need to do a course for a dog, then why not for a rabbit?
The main difference seems to be that it is socially acceptable to use a rabbit as Christmas dinner if you don't like it, whereas it is a bit different for a dog
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Do you have any first hand experience with them? Just read through their website as I might want to get myself some small pets again and they seem a bit... well, let's just say "over the top":
- they will only accept people who "are willing to actively participate in animal rights"... whatever that means.
- they will have a "consultative call" with you and then "take due time and think through what animal might fit you".

No offense - this is the very right thing to do with certain animals that require special care... say a traumatized rescued dog. But a rabbit? Really?
Sounds like more trouble than it's worth. Does anyone come to your house to discuss if you are a potentially unfit parent?
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

I bought one from tutti and second from a personal reference. its a complicated work to find a business in swiss. good luck.


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Old 29.09.2015, 11:35
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If you need to do a course for a dog, then why not for a rabbit?
The main difference seems to be that it is socially acceptable to use a rabbit as Christmas dinner if you don't like it, whereas it is a bit different for a dog
Actually, it is certainly permissible here to eat ones dog or cat as well.

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Do you have any first hand experience with them? Just read through their website as I might want to get myself some small pets again and they seem a bit... well, let's just say "over the top":
- they will only accept people who "are willing to actively participate in animal rights"... whatever that means.
- they will have a "consultative call" with you and then "take due time and think through what animal might fit you".

No offense - this is the very right thing to do with certain animals that require special care... say a traumatized rescued dog. But a rabbit? Really?
I very much respect this group. They do excellent work.

My approach to rehoming is consistent across all species. That is, promotion of responsible pet ownership is key, I firmly believe this is the only way to address the homeless animal problem is at it's root - irresponsible attitudes.

Towards that end, we need to change the mindset that a pet, of any species, can be treated as 'easy come, easy go'. Taking on a pet means making a commitment to the animal for it's lifetime, whether that be a few years for a hamster, 15 years for a dog, 50 years plus for a parrot.

In all cases it is perfectly reasonable to expect prospective pet owners to make time as needed to determine if the pet is indeed right for them, and if they are right for the pet. If a prospective adopter balks at an interview, a small outlay of time, my experience has been that the person will also balk at every other aspect of responsible pet care. I have seen it far too often.

Rescues don't just dream up rehoming policies out of thin air. The policies a rescue puts into place are the result of the things we see daily. And lawdy, do we see stuff that would make your stomach churn.

Please remember that animals in a shelter have already been let down by their humans once... A rescue puts rehoming policies in place that try to address the reasons the poor critter ended up here, so that it does not happen again.

Just read the too many sad threads here on EF, where an expat comes crying crocodile tears while walking away from the responsibility of their pet. Honestly, some people should not be pet owners.

Rescue rehoming policies are set to hopefully weed out those folks.

Abandoned pets do not need just any home, they need the right home, the forever home.

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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

You can also find them at petfinder.ch (search under the 'nager' link)

http://www.petfinder.ch/tiere-suchen...en-finden.html
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Old 30.09.2015, 08:13
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Re: where to find bunnies for sale?

Actually, my four have taken to training reasonably well, and are quite good in-harness - although I'm still unsure whether they will be ready to pull the pumpkin in this year's Cinderella ....... especially as some of the more delicate members of the audience may object to the use of the whip.
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In all cases it is perfectly reasonable to expect prospective pet owners to make time as needed to determine if the pet is indeed right for them, and if they are right for the pet. If a prospective adopter balks at an interview, a small outlay of time, my experience has been that the person will also balk at every other aspect of responsible pet care. I have seen it far too often.
1. I wasn't questioning that they want to talk to potential owners. But "we'll first have a call with you and then think it through till we decide if and if yes which animal might fit you" is a bit too much attitude for me. Something in the line of "why don't you come by and we have a friendly chat" would do the job nicely. And I still don't understand why I need to promise to become an animal rights activist in order to have a rabbit.

2. Not sure if it's cause I grew up in the countryside but for me are not all animals the same. At all. Last pet I owned were hamster and frankly are they rather daft. I am not saying they wouldn't recognize me as a person, but I am 100% sure that they could not care less who it is that is filling up the food and water. A dog is happy to see you and it knows the difference between its pack leader and any other human. Most small pets won't. So I don't really see the "they have been disappointed in their life" argument at all...
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1. I wasn't questioning that they want to talk to potential owners. But "we'll first have a call with you and then think it through till we decide if and if yes which animal might fit you" is a bit too much attitude for me. Something in the line of "why don't you come by and we have a friendly chat" would do the job nicely. And I still don't understand why I need to promise to become an animal rights activist in order to have a rabbit.
Meloncollie, I must agree with Treverus on this. Way too much fuss - and they charge 2chf something per MINUTE for the "mandatory" consultation call AND you can only call from the fixed network. What's up with that? "Fees are used for animals" doesn't cut it for me.
There are many other respectable rescues out there - and one which I thought would be super nosy about my knowledge re: the rescue's policy on rehoming pets told me without further ado to come over and have a look at their place and to call/email if I had any questions. I was very positively surprised!

Charge me to have a look at the pets I might take off a rescue's hand and care for financially and otherwise for the rest of its life? Sorry, you've lost me as a potential customer. Take time to decide if you want to give me a pet and convince yourself I know what an animal needs to be happy and healthy, sure, but don't expect me to pay, in effect, for you to decide if I'm allowed to come and look at it.
Of course, paying for the pet after it has been given to me (covering its care received at the rescue) when taking it with me is a different story. That should be paid for since it is justified.

TLDR: Convincing yourself of the sense of responsibility a potential pet owner has can be done without a monetary charge.

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And I still don't understand why I need to promise to become an animal rights activist in order to have a rabbit.
Obviously I do not speak for the good folk of the Nagerstation, I am not associated with them in any way. (Other than admiring the excellent work they do.)

I am only putting my own thoughts here - but I don't read this as a requirement to become an animal rights activist.

Rather, I read it as a requirement to share the ethos of the rescue, that is to commit to the level of responsibility needed of a pet owner, to commit to the welfare and wellbeing of one's pet for the animal's entire lifetime.

But why not give the Nagerstation folks a call, ask exactly what is meant here?



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Trev, by 'led down by humans' I mean abandoned, not merely 'disappointment'. Too often abandonment means left in a life threatening situation. And worse.

Animals end up in shelters because their humans couldn't or wouldn't step up to the responsibilities taken on when taking on a pet. And I have seen far too often that the owner does not even understand the concept of responsible pet ownership, does not see why abandoning a pet is 'such a big deal'. As above, the prevailing mindset today seems to be 'easy come, easy go'.

This is exactly the mindset that needs to be challenged and changed. For all pet species. A large part of rescue work is in educating the public as to the full scale of responsibility that comes with pet ownership.

A rescue addresses the 'easy come' part of the equation by putting relevant safeguards into the adoption process. If a prospective adopter must take time to truly consider whether or not he is right for the animal, and the animal him, the pet is far less likely to become a victim of 'easy go'.

Deciding to share one's life with a living sentient being, a creature that will be wholly dependent on you for it's wellbeing, should require just a tad more reflection than buying a pair of shoes. As far as I am concerned, if one is unwilling to follow the process one should... well... go buy a pair of shoes instead.

I am indeed a hardliner, my experience of the 'dark side', whether fueled by evil intent or 'mere' lack of understanding, has taught me there is no other way.

Taking from my own experience: I would not allow 'on the spot' adoptions because I know how strong the 'Jöööö' effect is, how the emotions of the moment can cloud judgement. I've seen people so overcome by the emotion of meeting an animal that they immediately want to jump in feet first into a wholly unsuitable situation.

I've also seen what happens when that 'Jööö' effect wears off, and the family suddenly want rid of the animal.

The multi-stage rehoming process hopefully makes the prospective adopter stop and think, clearly and unemotionally, as to whether or not adopting this animal is the right thing to do.

The rescue I volunteer with also requires a multi-stage adoption process. It helps us, it helps the prospective adopter, and most important of all, it safeguards the animal.

And that is the primary mission of a rescue - to protect the animal.

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Not every rescue works the same way, each works according to it's own guidelines and goals, sets policies based on it's own experiences.

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Do you have any first hand experience with them? Just read through their website as I might want to get myself some small pets again and they seem a bit... well, let's just say "over the top":
- they will only accept people who "are willing to actively participate in animal rights"... whatever that means.
- they will have a "consultative call" with you and then "take due time and think through what animal might fit you".

No offense - this is the very right thing to do with certain animals that require special care... say a traumatized rescued dog. But a rabbit? Really?
Indeed. Presuming you see animals as inferior to humans. But if someone has no idea if a seller does serious work, and how get some info on that, they might be a good source of information (just going by their website, direct experience).

With that said, if I was looking for a rabbit, or in fact any kind of rodent, I'd probably contact the local Kaninchenzüchterverein or animal shelter.
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I bought one from tutti and second from a personal reference. its a complicated work to find a business in swiss. good luck.
Yes, very complicated, here in swiss

Maybe you should sell dwarf bunnies at your shop - in between halal bacon, gipfelis, toys, kebap, and winter clothes.
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