The rabbits have let it be known that they are getting too warm now in their winterised house, so it was time to start opening it up – a little – as nights are still quite cold. I removed the straw insulating the roof of their house, which then got added to the duck nesting area, and took the opportunity to clean out their house as well. This means removing wood shavings and hay and putting in fresh. All duly done. And all with the help of Hobbs.
Hobbs is our adventurer and the one with the most curiosity. He’s the one who, if we are in amongst the rabbits, we always have to look down at our feet as, sure enough, there he will be. He has no fear. And when I clean their house, he likes to help. He has to check out everything I am doing and move bits around (usually that I have just moved to get out of the way).
Today he was diligently moving straw about, tidying up. I had to stop what I was doing and just watch him. I had read that rabbits like to tidy their house, and here was an example in full throttle. He picked up various pieces of straw, one by one, and placed them down, well, somewhere else, somewhere important to a rabbit. It took him about 15 minutes, but not a stray piece of straw was left sticking out.
The others two came to check out our work, and upon seeing it was good, they all returned to outside to eat grass. Such is a busy rabbits day.