Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Have you ever given your loved ones and pets new types of food in order to see their reactions? I did that on many occasions to my rabbits. Some of their reactions were quite hilarious. Just seeing their upright ears and wide-open eyes made me giggle.

Here's an excerpt of my When a Man Loves a Rabbit memoir in which I experimented with different vegetables.


When I fed Gideon new foods, he sometimes thought I was playing a trick on him. I gave him some weeds from the yard and he sniffed at them and didn’t know what to do. The same thing had happened with the carrot tops that I gave him after his operation.

I’d heard that some rabbits liked celery, so I handed Gideon a stick of it. He seemed puzzled at first. Once he took a bite though, he realized that it was a new kind of food.

Too late, I learned from the folks on PetBunny that rabbits shouldn’t be fed whole sticks all at once. The strings could catch in their teeth and cause them to choke.

Luckily, nothing bad happened to Gideon.

The next time, I cut up the celery into one-inch slices. Gideon didn’t mind. Greens were greens, as far as he was concerned. Fruit, on the other hand, was a different story.

I soon discovered that my little prince didn’t like banana. I had given him a small slice, but he turned his nose up at it. That surprised me because many list members claimed their bunnies loved banana so much that their butts occasionally twitched.


If you enjoyed this story, I'm sure you'll like the rest of my book on house rabbits. Please click on my books link at the top left of this page to discover more about this memoir as well as my Deliverance from Jericho book.