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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:27 AM
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Bunnies have sharp claws?
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:42 AM
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1. And nasty, pointy teeth.
:scared:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:01 AM
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2. That's the rabbit of caerbannog.
:)
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:03 AM
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3. They actually do!
Most domestic bunnies need their claws trimmed regularly. My bun seems to keep his "filed" by hopping around the house, though.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:12 AM
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4. Good to know!
:hi:
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:34 PM
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19. I hated that particular task ...
... when we had a rabbit. I was always afraid of hurting the little bunny.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:54 PM
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22. Yeah...It's not a lot of fun. I'm not happy about doing it for my kitties.
I'm terrified I'll cut their claws too severely.

Clipping my kids' nails when they were babies was no picnic either, come to think of it.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:20 AM
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5. OMG yes they do! Their back feet are wicked!
They're quick and can draw blood in the blink of an eye. I speak from personal experience. Don't piss off the bunny!!!!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:20 AM
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6. I was once viciously attacked by a herd of wild bunnies.
I almost died of cute overload.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:20 AM
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7. I was once viciously attacked by a herd of wild bunnies.
I almost died of cute overload.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:49 AM
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8. Hell yes they do!!! And sharp teeth. I had ours out the other night for cuddles.
I was just doing a routine check on his teeth and he clamped on my finger. So I bit his ear. Neither of us drew blood and then he snuggled in and cuddled for about an hour (purring).

I use a standard nail file to keep his at least less than razor sharp, but I still get clawed all to Jesus when I get him out. Not as bad as when he was young, but it still hurts.

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:53 AM
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9. If agitated, they can scratch with their back feet.
"Claws" is a bit of an overstatement.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:12 PM
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10. Oh heck yeah.
Don't mess with an angry or panicked rabbit.

I've been ripped up pretty bad by both sorts.

It's not that they hit you with one stroke of those powerful back claws -- instead they do this rapid buzz-saw gouging sort of thing.



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Tyrs WolfDaemon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:36 PM
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11. They may have sharp claws, but they make for good shoes
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:06 PM
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12. Well, my rats, who are in the rodent family too,
have sharp claws, so it sort of stands to reason that bunnies would too.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:32 PM
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15. Uhhh bunnies aren't rodents.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:20 PM
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17. Interesting
I always thought they were in the rodent family. Thanks.
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Lady Freedom Returns Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:46 PM
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21. Australia may argue that point
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:15 PM
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13. Sexist!
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:31 PM
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14. Gah! You caught me!
lol
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:55 PM
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16. Some bunnies are big enough to turn over a truck:


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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:22 PM
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18. God I loved that movie when I was a kid.
There was just no way they could make those bunnies look like they were doing anything other than bunnying. Reminded me of Bela Legosi and the rubber octopus. "Nooooo!" Hippity hippity "Heeeeeeeellllppp!!!" nose wriggle.
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Lady Freedom Returns Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:41 PM
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20. And they taste great in Stew!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:56 PM
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23. I'm sorry, but someone has to post the "Killer Rabbit" photo...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:43 PM
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24. Yes, thank you.
I love that film.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-12 02:38 AM
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25. no they dont
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