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Hi, I’m Megan!

MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
Hi I’m Megan and I have an undiagnosed physical and cognitive disability. I have two rabbits and a golden retriever puppy who me and my mum are training to be my assistance dog! 
Nice to meet you all :) 

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  • zakbloodzakblood Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    welcome to the forum
  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    Hello Megan
    Welcome im a newbie too , i hope you enjoy being here as much as i do. Its a friendly informative forum.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,762 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MeganBear and welcome to the community! How are you doing today? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
    Ami2301 said:
    Hi @MeganBear and welcome to the community! How are you doing today? :)
    Im okay thank you! How are you? X
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MeganBear - Welcome from me too, & thank you for joining. It's good to 'meet' you too. Your puppy looks adorable & it's great that he/she will become your assistance dog. I have a little kitten called Shadow, & get to 'borrow' my son's Bedlington terrier a few days a week. The only trouble is he just wants to get too close to my kitten, & she remains unimpressed!
    What sort of rabbits do you have? When my children were young, we had a lovely Dwarf lop eared rabbit
  • MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @MeganBear - Welcome from me too, & thank you for joining. It's good to 'meet' you too. Your puppy looks adorable & it's great that he/she will become your assistance dog. I have a little kitten called Shadow, & get to 'borrow' my son's Bedlington terrier a few days a week. The only trouble is he just wants to get too close to my kitten, & she remains unimpressed!
    What sort of rabbits do you have? When my children were young, we had a lovely Dwarf lop eared rabbit
    Hi!
    Aww that’s so cute, both my bunnies are free roaming, one in the living room and one in the bedroom so my puppy is always around my boy and he just wants to play with him! But we’re working on stay and lay down and leave so he’s getting good with him. 

    My boy is a Tort Black Lionhead and my girl is a Black Otter Mini Lop! X
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

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    Hiya @MeganBear. I'm glad you found us! How are you getting on?
    Free-roaming bunnies always sound fantastic. How long have you had them?
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  • MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
    Hiya @MeganBear. I'm glad you found us! How are you getting on?
    Free-roaming bunnies always sound fantastic. How long have you had them?
    Hi!
    Ive had my boy for over a year and my girl for about 3 months x
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

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    My youngest daughter's been desperate for a house-bunny for years, but I think I'd always worry about stepping on them. It's bad enough with a toddler lurking about! I'm not sure we'd be able to have them anyway as we recently had to give up our guinea pigs because of allergies. Do they need much in the way of housetraining?
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,762 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm good thank you @MeganBear :) how has your week been so far?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MeganBear and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  What a beautiful puppy!  It must be fun training him, but hard work too.  One of my friends used to have a couple of house rabbits and it was great watching them run around like mad!  I hope you enjoy your time with us.  Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
    My youngest daughter's been desperate for a house-bunny for years, but I think I'd always worry about stepping on them. It's bad enough with a toddler lurking about! I'm not sure we'd be able to have them anyway as we recently had to give up our guinea pigs because of allergies. Do they need much in the way of housetraining?
    They’re  very expensive, you have to bunny proof everything and I mean everything! They don’t tend to get in your way like you’d think actually, I thought I’d step on him but he stays out of my way, my female is a bit different as she’s deaf so can’t hear where you are but regular rabbits don’t get in your way :) 
    Vet bills are more expensive than dogs and cats because they’re more specialist and are classed as exotic animals so need special treatment but there are ways around vets bills like getting a pet health club, and insurance. 
    If you’re free roaming then yes they do need litter training, it’s just like training a cat. Keep putting them in the tray and putting their hay in the tray, and they’ll get it eventually. Poos are hit and miss though, some rabbits become poop litter trained and others just wee and poo in the box when they’re in it but poo everywhere else haha. So you gotta be making sure you’re following them around with a hoover aha. 
    But rabbits are very easy to look after in the sense that they’re very cuddly but they’re happy to be independent and alone while you’re at work :) basically a cross between a dog and a cat, they have the independence of a cat and the cuddliness of a dog but without the walks!
  • MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
    My youngest daughter's been desperate for a house-bunny for years, but I think I'd always worry about stepping on them. It's bad enough with a toddler lurking about! I'm not sure we'd be able to have them anyway as we recently had to give up our guinea pigs because of allergies. Do they need much in the way of housetraining?
    I mean you can walk them? If you’re prepared to get some funny looks and if the bunny is used to it haha. 
    I took my bunny to a store in the village once. I was in there for an hour and a half with people letting him and talking to me 😂
  • MeganBearMeganBear Member Posts: 7 Connected
    My youngest daughter's been desperate for a house-bunny for years, but I think I'd always worry about stepping on them. It's bad enough with a toddler lurking about! I'm not sure we'd be able to have them anyway as we recently had to give up our guinea pigs because of allergies. Do they need much in the way of housetraining?
    Also, if your family is allergic to rabbits and you want one, I would suggest going for a mini Rex :) they’re hypoallergenic and they’re rated the least likely animal and rabbit breed to cause allergies. My friend is allergic to most animals and she has a mini Rex and has no problems 🤗
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

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    MeganBear said:
    I mean you can walk them? If you’re prepared to get some funny looks and if the bunny is used to it haha. 
    I took my bunny to a store in the village once. I was in there for an hour and a half with people letting him and talking to me 😂
    I'm almost 100% certain my daughter would insist on taking them for walks if we got a bunny! I can already picture her trying to pick out a lead and all sorts! :D
    I imagine bunny proofing isn't easy, looking around I can see a lot of potential hazards and I imagine there's hundreds I haven't even thought of. They do sound like a pretty ideal pet though. No walks (hopefully!) but still all the cuddles. 

    Being classed as an exotic animal does seem strange though, I'd never considered that!

    Thank you for the information about the mini Rex, I haven't heard of them before and it will definitely be something to keep in mind. 

    Hope you're doing well today? :)
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