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Basil

Mini Lop Rabbit

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

4/5

Friendly

3/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Activity level

4/5

Visibility

4/5

Health

3/5

Meat production

N/A

Fiber quality

N/A

Endearingly grumpy

By

United Kingdom

Posted Oct 07, 2018

We got Basil when we first moved in together, as a companion to our existing giant rabbit. In the five years we've had him Basil has consistently lived up to his nickname of 'grumpy old grandad'.

Basil doesn't like affection - unless you catch him while he's being fed, in which case he'll happily lean into your hand before remembering what's going on. His little grunts are often followed up with a quick run and 'head-butt' to show things are okay really. This fake grumpiness continued into bonding with Betsy - we thought he hated her when he began to bite her tail on their 'dates', but a specialist assured us that this was actually a result of separation anxiety; he'd already bonded and wanted to be with Besty all the time!

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