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While Chinese emperors used to have “hou gong san qian” (后宫三千 – harem of 3000), Coffee has “hou gong san zhi” (后宫三只 – harem of 3).
Muah Chee is the empress ‘cos she’s the boss of the harem… and there’s Concubine Horlicks & Concubine Peanut. Heh.
Photo of Emperor BZ in his final days – i was carrying him so Clown could use a syringe to feed him his medicine. I think Emperor BZ is so absolutely cute. He was like a big baby. 🙁
Hamdsome & stately BZ in healthier days…
Empress Dowager Tangyuan who passed away before the Emperor.
Crown Prince Coffee
The harem (clockwise from bottom): Concubine Horlicks (the brown & white lop), Empress Muah Chee, Concubine Peanut & Crown Prince Coffee!
The guy at the pet shop (who looks like a rabbit himself) said that he observed that Pepsi is very protective of her territory. Although she’s the newbie in the cage, she sniffed every corner and pooped at all 4 corners to mark her territory. That was probably what pissed the existing rabbit off and sparked off the attack. After the attacker & Pepsi were separated, Pepsi got mad & stomped her foot again. She was curled up like a ball, with her ears back and glaring at everyone. I tried to pet her to calm her down but she shrank away from me. It was as though she was afraid, yet totally pissed off.
Sigh… that convinced me that we had to give her up. I kinda miss her & couldn’t really bear to leave her behind at the pet shop. I told Pepsi to be guai and behave herself otherwise her new owners wouldn’t like her either. I don’t know if she’ll learn but i hope she’ll find a happy home soon.
In exchange for Pepsi, I got a lionhead-dwarf. (Had to top up $90 🙁 for it). We’ve named the lionhead-dwarf, Peanut (think the chinese dessert – peanut paste – same colour). After leaving that pet shop, Clown & i spotted a really really cute lop ear rabbit (I think it’s a holland lop. Will call the shop to check tomorrow). And so we bought it too! This new lop ear is called Horlicks (it’s white and brown).
The introduction of Peanut & Horlicks went smoothly. MC is obviously in heat ‘cos she’s been trying to hump Horlicks though both Peanut & Horlicks are gals. I’m not sure if i want to neuter MC ‘cos she’s been so guai. I asked the pet shop guy if it’s ok to have 1 male rabbit and 3 females… he paused for a sec & replied, “i think the male rabbit will be very happy”. Haha… i guess Coffee will be…. but he’s the youngest & smallest now so i call him the “toy boy”. Heh.
Anyway, all 4 rabbits were ok so i left them unseparated in 2 cages (i joined 2 cages to form a bigger t-shape cage). I think they’ll be ok.
Am too darn tired after spend the past week cleaning up after my rabbits & taking care of the house. Have been averaging 4 hours of sleep daily… oh dear, my eyes are closing as i type. Ok… will post more photos next time.
We tried various means to get them to introduce themselves amicably but it didn’t work out. Noticed that Pepsi is a very individualistic rabbit. She likes to imitate Muah Chee but that’s about it. She was never chummy with Coke nor BZ… and now she’s bullying Coffee.
Sigh… i feel bad about sending her back… but now i know that it was my mistake to buy a rabbit that i wasn’t instinctively attracted to. Sorry Pepsi… i know you’re happy ‘cos u get to play in a garden but u can’t be a big bully at the playground… 🙁
I miss my BZ. He was like a big baby in his last days and would let me cradle and feed him. He was good boy… in fact he was the most obedient to commands – he understands what’s “sleep”, “drink water”, “go garden”, and “go home”. Smart huh?
It’s going to be tough training the other rabbits to be as obedient as him. Oh btw, Clown & i decided to bring Pepsi back to the petshop ‘cos she is very aggressive towards Coffee, and is quite ill-disciplined. I feel bad ‘cos i know she’s very happy at my place… but if she keeps attacking Coffee, who’s really timid, then i guess she’ll have to go. Feel guilty ‘cos i know i didn’t like her that much when i bought her… she was more of “company for Coke”.
Sigh… 3 rabbit deaths in 2 months. Bye bye Tangyuan, Coke, Bazhang….
I also realised just now that previously, when i was taking BZ & MC’s weight, i read the wrong scale. Instead of reading the one for KG, i was reading the scale for KATI. Hence, BZ & MC’s correct weight should be 1.6kg & 1 kg respectively.
This would also mean that MC was about 600g when she first came. She’s all grown up and like an adult now! Heh.
What i find so amazing is that each of the rabbits have their own personality. BZ is obedient but extremely timid and doesn’t like to be carried. MC is confident & intelligent. She always gives in to BZ, and she doesn’t bully the “soft drinks.” But when BZ tries to get it on with her, she always runs away. Cute rabbi. 🙂
Pepsi is also very intelligent but she’s more cautious towards humans. Coke is the most obedient and sweet natured. I wonder if it’s ‘cos he’s so tiny that he knows it’s pointless to retaliate when a human being wants to carry him. But he’s really so darn adorable!!