Guys, meet Franny and Zooey: our new baby bunnies! Did you know baby bunnies are actually called 'kittens', or just 'kits'? I didn't until we started investigating getting some rabbit room-mates.
Franny and Zooey are a pair of girl Netherland Dwarf / Lionhead Dwarf crosses. They're about 12 weeks old, which - as rabbits live about 10 years - makes them a bit less than 2 in human years.
We met their mum and dad when we bought them, and they seemed like cool dudes. Their dad was an ex-show rabbit, pure Netherland Dwarf, and their mum was a 50/50 Netherland/ Lionhead cross.
They are teeny tiny at the mo - really just a handful - and almost unbearably cute. Like human babies, their style of investigating the world is pretty mouth-oriented. When they discover something new, their first instinct is to nibble it. Books, carpet, socked-feet - all are equal in the nibble-first, ask questions later approach to life.
We've already noticed that they have quite distinct personalities. Franny (grey) is by far the bolder of the two, despite being about a 1/3 smaller than Zooey. She's a voracious eater and will climb all over you to get to a piece of basil. She will also happily nibble any piece of your clothing she has access to. Zooey, on the other hand, is a little shier. She alternates zooming around the room at top speed - interspersed with these hilarious little lamb-style jumps - and naps.
I can't believe how much I love these little guys already. They are basically the bosses of the flat after less then two weeks. If you fancy a regular dose of cute, feel free to follow my new Instagram account which will probably (definitely) feature an unhealthy amount of these fuzzballs.