Hop Wheels Racer!

The cold winter took its toll on the newborn bunnies atย Overlook Acres farm, but one scrappy survivor was only halfway gone. Although the cold left him paralyzed from the belly down, he was still full of energy. So the farmers rigged a toy skateboard into a bunny wheelchair, and now the little fella just rolls along.

Keep them bunnies, rollin’, Amy S.! (View on Facebook)

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21 thoughts on “Hop Wheels Racer!

  1. Luv Bunny February 21, 2016 / 10:15 am

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ This makes me cry and smile at the same time. Cry for the poor bebeh bunnies that froze to death but rejoice that one did survive. And his survival dependent upon very caring people. Love that they made it so the bunneh (I’ll call him “Scooter”) could get around — so very leetle and cute.

  2. 6rabbits February 21, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I went to their facebook page to see how the little bun was doing now, and they say he is getting leg massages and can move his legs a little more each day. They aren’t sure he will always be like this. They are also writing a book about Wheels.๐Ÿ˜Š

    • hilz February 22, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Teeny leg massages!! That’s too cute.

  3. Julie February 21, 2016 / 11:03 am

    This is so cute. And the dog, Taco, is most def a chihuahua. Everything about this is great!

  4. Saffron February 21, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Bunny kisses! What a sweet little bunster. And it is nice to see such kind humans taking care of him.

  5. lindy February 21, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Wow. The cuteness overwhelms…”scooooot…scoooot”….”play wif meh pleeeze….”
    can’t talk…..must play video again….sending air hugs to those wonderful peoples.

  6. Alice Shortcake February 21, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    A Man of NTMTOM!

    And who the heck voted this video down?!

    • Deb February 21, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      I didn’t vote it down, but maybe someone had an issue with the farm being one for rabbit meat. I saw a big controversy on their FB page. Sorry to be the witch at the christening ๐Ÿ™

    • Gigi_the cat lady February 21, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      It wasn’t me. It could be someone who went to the Facebook page and found out they raise those bunnies for food

  7. The Commenter Formerly Known as Ricky's Mom February 21, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I’m the submitterator, and I was worried about those Fb comments. I understand and sympathize with those who keep bunnies as petsโ€”of course the farm’s purpose is distressing! But this little bunster is just full of squee. I’m glad we can see him here.

    • 6rabbits February 21, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      I am glad you submitted this cutie!

  8. Luv Bunny February 21, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I was wondering if this is a farm that raised bunnehs (I thought as pets), then how come some froze to death? Wouldn’t they’ve prepared the hutches, cages, or bedding to withstand the cold. Now that I’ve read about raising them for food, I’m not as impressed. However, maybe raising and taking care of this leetle fella, they might see how wonderful and fun they can be as a pet and not only as food. One can hope.

    • Faye February 21, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Maybe they will at least make a warming station in the barn.

    • 6rabbits February 21, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Being concerned is why I checked the fb page. Yes, they are a family farm that raises meat rabbits, as well as goats for milk and chickens for eggs, but they do so in a humane way. The farmer explains that the bunnies are free range, digging burrows, living communally inside the barn with warming lamps and kit nest boxes, but that sometimes the moms will push kits out, and with it so cold it doesn’t take long for one to freeze. “Wheels” was found cold and unable to move his back legs. Upon examination it was discovered he had bites on his hind quarters and that could be the reason for the leg trama. Anyone who has raised animals knows sometimes mothers aren’t “good” mothers. And although I wouldn’t eat rabbit meat, as long as the rabbits are being treated humanely I can deal with it.

      Check out the fb page. There is a lot of vitriol aimed at this farmer in the comments, but skip over that and read his posts with explanations. You may find it reassuring.

      • Smartypants February 22, 2016 / 7:28 am

        Thank you for taking the time to check this out and post it – that’s good to know.

      • Faye February 22, 2016 / 4:12 pm

        Thank you 6Rabbits. You are a very Admirable Ambassador for the bunnies.

  9. Ellie's Maid February 21, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    ๐Ÿ™ I wish I had just looked at the video and not read the comments ๐Ÿ™

    Who could eat a cute little bunny? And the fact that they froze . . . ๐Ÿ™

    I wish they would send him to me. He wouldn’t need wheels. I’d carry him everywhere he wanted to go for the rest of his life!!

  10. Luv Bunny February 21, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Elle’s Maid, – I second that idea of carrying him around, I’d gladly do that. My daughter just got a sling like thing and carries one of her bunnehs around in it. He likes it, not your typical bunneh behavior.

  11. Kar February 21, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    They’re coming out with a book about this little guy? I would buy it.

    And raising them as food? Didn’t realize that there was that big of a market for rabbits, outside the snake market that is.

    • 6rabbits February 21, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Rabbit meat is a low-fat, tasty meat–according to what I’ve read. There is a growing demand for it in the U.S. Although some people own “meat rabbits” as pets–supposedly they are very docile–the size of most pet rabbits wouldn’t qualify them. Rabbits that are raised for consumption are on a very different diet than pet rabbits, also. As a slave to buns for 27 yrs, you end up knowing a lot of this info as a matter of course. When I got my first bun in ’89 “house rabbits” were a rarity!

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