Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide

Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide
Hi and welcome to "Fairy Castle Farm" I hope you enjoy your stay! I should introduce myself, my name is Sweetie and I am a resident of Fairy Castle Farm. Well it's not actually a farm, but a suburban home in the southern suburbs of South Australia. I am a rare Old English Spot Bunny, and absolutely love life here with all my family and some good friends too... let me take you on a tour ....

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Friday, January 28, 2011

It's going to be a scorcher

Are you ready for the heat?

Yollie tells us the forecast is a scorcher!!!! Tomorrow will be 39c, Sunday 39c and a whopping 40c on Monday, which unfortunately is also back to school for my little human princess - starting big year 2!!
So I thought it was a good idea to share what we do to prepare for this type of extreme weather:
  • Wake up really, really early, even before the sun rises(or the pesky, noisy, messy, smelly, rude.... you get the picture, hens).
  • Eat, eat, eat and yes you guessed it eat.  It keeps us cooler in the day if we eat early and then just lay back and snooze the heat of the day away.
  • Next we drink a lot of cool and fresh water.
  • Finally we find a nice cool spot away from the heat. In the wild this is in a burrow. Domestically it's the coolest place in our hutch or run (or if were lucky enough to be a "house" bunny probably near the cooler). Although I love visiting the "humans" house, it can be a little too busy and "human-ie" for long periods of time, there is only so much a little bunny can take in the human world, as much a I do love them dearly, they just aren't bunnies are they? Besides we are just the luckiest bunnies in the world because, wait for it, wait for it, we are lucky enough to have an underground burrow right under our castle. I know very clever hey, and guess what, I dug it all by my self!!!!  I defend it dearly and my family need a secret password protected by me to gain access.  I change my password daily and if they get it wrong, you guessed it... OUT!!!  Luckily for my family I'm not only called "Sweetie" after a Donkey (who lives in Dundees Wildlife Park located in Murray Bridge, South Australia), I am actually quite sweet in nature too.
  • Now comes in some help from my Yollie, she gives us frozen water bottles to lay against when we venture out of our burrow. She keeps a fresh supply of cool water in our bowl and gives us (fridge) cold carrots to chew like ice blocks, YUM!!!
  • Lastly Yollie will hang heavy blankets/towels around out castle and keep them misted so as to act as a natural cooler as the air passes through it.
So as you can see it's really not that bad, with a little preparation and good care from my humans the heat can be ok.  I think the worst part is missing out on all the hopping and bounding around, playing with Patches.

As for the chooks, well pretty much the same as us accept they don't go under ground and keep to shady places, oh and they sleep in.

till next time, try and keep cool if you too will be suffering extreme heat,

Sweetie xxx

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