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Old 28.03.2011, 12:25
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I'm asking on behalf of a friend who is too shy to ask.

My friend needs to get some rabbits' kidneys for her child's school project (apparently they are studying the theme of 'Revenants, Golems and Homunculi' for their IB Matura or something like that).

They definitely sell them at Asda in her home town of Bridlington, but over here she has only ever seen mature rabbits' kidneys, and her child insists on using only the freshest kidneys from baby rabbits, under three months old.

If anybody happens to be in or near an Asda supermarket over the next few days, my friend would be delighted if you could pick some up for her. She'll pay for shipping or postage.

Thanking you in advance.
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:30
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Finally...the truth comes out. I have just chucked a handful in the post from England to your home address. Unfortunately I only had the cash for second class, so I'm not sure what condition they'll be in when they arrive.
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:31
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Re: Rabbits' kidneys

Shipping them over from ASDA would be a pain, as you would either need to have them frozen/refrigerated or brought over live (as in still in the bunny) - the import requirements for live stock would be a nightmare, so best stay away from that option, IMHO.

Really, your best bet would be to tell your friend to breed his/her own and slaughter the animals as required.

This would have a three-fold benefit:

1) fresh kidney on demand

2) fresh rabbit on demand, probably much cheaper than anything you can buy in a butcher

3) you wouldn't have to embarrass you or your "friend" on EF

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Old 28.03.2011, 12:32
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Re: Rabbits' kidneys

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I'm asking on behalf of a friend who is too shy to ask.

My friend needs to get some rabbits' kidneys for her child's school project (apparently they are studying the theme of 'Revenants, Golems and Homunculi' for their IB Matura or something like that).

They definitely sell them at Asda in her home town of Bridlington, but over here she has only ever seen mature rabbits' kidneys, and her child insists on using only the freshest kidneys from baby rabbits, under three months old.

If anybody happens to be in or near an Asda supermarket over the next few days, my friend would be delighted if you could pick some up for her. She'll pay for shipping or postage.

Thanking you in advance.
Probably easier to go to the pet shop and get a wabbit and then do some DIY on it.
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:35
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Re: Rabbits' kidneys

Can I ask why the insistance on juvenile rabbit renals? Anatomically, they are identical to adult rabbit kidnys, just a bit smaller.
If I were still in my research job, I could have sent a whole swathe of mouse and rat kidneys, I was actually quite adept at removing them and the animals didn't mind in the slightest, except one rat did bite me, but I got my revenge by killing the little focker.
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Can I ask why the insistance on juvenile rabbit renals? Anatomically, they are identical to adult rabbit kidnys, just a bit smaller.
I haven't a clue.

My friend's daughter is quite adamant on the subject, however, and she isn't a child to be fobbed off with mature rabbits' kidneys.
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I'm taking the dogs out later so I'll see what I can find roaming the fields.
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:44
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Can I ask why the insistance on juvenile rabbit renals? Anatomically, they are identical to adult rabbit kidnys, just a bit smaller.
Paddy, it's all in the size, dontcha know. When loaded into a slingshot, the larger kidney will simply refuse to fly straight and true.
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Ask at the university. Their labs might have some in the freezer going spare. Explaining that it's for a school project would be good so they don't think you are looking for some cheap pie-filling alternatives.
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My friend's daughter is quite adamant on the subject, however, and she isn't a child to be fobbed off with mature rabbits' kidneys.
Would she actually notice the difference, if she hasn't handled either in the past? You could fob her off with kidneys from an adult Wikipedia reference-linkPygmy_rabbit?
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Would she actually notice the difference, if she hasn't handled either in the past? You could fob her off with kidneys from an adult Wikipedia reference-linkPygmy_rabbit?
Which you can, of course, buy by the brace in Coop...
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:49
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I'm sure there must be some conservation project where they are being bred. Just pop along and ask.
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Old 28.03.2011, 12:58
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Paddy, it's all in the size, dontcha know. When loaded into a slingshot, the larger kidney will simply refuse to fly straight and true.
The school is attempting to create aerodynamic rabbits?

I've heard of pigs that fly...
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Very good - brightened my lunchtime
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Old 28.03.2011, 13:02
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Meh, I would fob her off with a couple of kitten kidneys. Just scour the local streets for fresh roadkill.
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Old 28.03.2011, 13:50
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Re: Rabbits' kidneys

If this project doesn't have to be completed, until after the upcoming school holidays, I would suggest the following:
Get up early on the morning of the 24th Apr. and keep your eyes open, with rifle in hand.

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Re: Rabbits' kidneys

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Which you can, of course, buy by the brace in Coop...
He specifically asked for rabbit kidneys FROM ASDA!!1!!one!

If he'd wanted advice where to get them locally, cheaper or fresher then that's what he'd have asked. FFS people!
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Old 28.03.2011, 13:56
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Eh eh eh!!!!!

I am surprised no one has posted that obligatory fluffeh bunny picture in a bunny thread (no less!) yet!

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Old 28.03.2011, 14:10
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Re: Rabbits' kidneys

I keep some fresh bunnies at home to pass my hormonal frustrations on. I can send some to you if you want...

But they are not from ASDA, they are made in Switzerland....
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