My DH took me for a birthday breakfast this morning and I said to him, "I'm 53 today, but I still feel like a kid..... immature!" :D
Neelix, my English Angora rabbit is the softest thing I have ever felt. Holding him close is like cuddling clouds.
The green & red bump on the top of his head is my male Alexandrine Parakeet, Gonzo the Great. He is the comedian in my little menagerie.
Angoras need to be groomed at least twice a week to prevent matting and to keep them from ingesting too much of their wool.
Rabbits can't hork-up hairballs like cats. The gunk just sits in their guts and makes them feel full. Then they stop eating and drinking. If not successfully treated, woolblock can kill. It can also reappear, so prevention is the best way to go.
Besides regular grooming, it is important to give Angora rabbits fresh (not canned) pineapple, papaya or papaya enzyme tablets 2-3 times per week. The enzymes break down the wool so it can pass through the digestive system.
Most people don't understand my desire to have so many pets. (1 dog, 2 cats, 2 birds and 1 rabbit) My DH finally figured it out one day.
He said, "You are a very nurturing person. I suppose the pets fulfill the need in you to nurture."
All I know is that my animals satisfy a deep need in me and I think I do the same for them. We make each other happy.
Happy birthday to me! :D