Thursday, 31 December 2015

Welcome 2016!

Happy New Years everybody! This year has been amazing, I have had such a great year. I've made new friends, experienced going to Kangaroo Island for the first time, getting my first job, teaching others and experiencing how to be a fun teacher but also an "in control" teacher which I'm not going to lie about. It was hard at the start but I've found a way. This year I have had so many amazing opportunities to expand my learning and I am very grateful.

Nibbles has honestly learnt so much this year and has had so much fun. He learnt how to stand up on two feet when I put my hand above his head, he's learnt how to jump over obstacles, go through tunnels etc. even though he is cheeky sometimes and goes into the garden when he's not allowed to, so I have to try and catch him in the garden and bring him back inside. I still love him, we play games around the house such as chasey where he tries to catch me but I've realised that sometimes he waits in one spot until he can't see me and once he can't see me he runs to me, hahaha I love it, he's my little clever munchkin. I also play hide and seek with him, as he always follows me up into my room, he automatically thinks I'm in there and then he realises I'm not in there and runs back and finds me, he's so cute!

This year I was fortunate to meet Lola's owner who I'm now best friends with, she makes me laugh so much and I'm so grateful to have her in my life. When meeting Lola's owner, we shortly realised that we both have rabbits and would like to see if Lola and Nibbles get along with each other. At the start I must say it wasn't smooth sailing but I can definitely tell you as of this moment they are great friends. From the 23rd of December 2015 till the 6th or 7th of January 2016 Lola will be looked after by me and my family (but mostly me). Lola is one, and just like when Nibbles was a baby he did not like being held or picked up and would freak but over the past week I have held Lola many times and she seems to enjoy it and doesn't freak out so easily. Yesterday I face-timed Lola's owner who is currently on the other side of the world,  I wanted to show her Lola as she hadn't seen Lola for a while. I held Lola and Nibbles on either side of me to show her. I am glad to experience having another rabbit in the house. I can tell you Nibbles has been over the moon about it!

This year in November I decided to create a blog... well my mum suggested it as a joke but then I said "why not?" and I must admit I'm glad I did it. I love sharing Nibbles' adventures, healthy tips and recipes. I never thought that Nibbles' instagram would blow up in the past year. The amount of support that Nibbles' followers give is amazing and I thank everyone of you for following, commenting and even liking. I would just like to say to you reading this thank-you and I hope you have the best year, for 2016 is going to be a good one I can tell!

instagram - @rabbitnibbles

lola's instagram - @omg_lola_the_cola

Fruity Ice Cubes

 Fruity ice cubes are a nice and cool treat for your rabbit this Summer. Nibbles really enjoys having one or two ice cubes on a hot day. These are easy to make and you can make these with any kind of vegetables or fruit. Nibbles first just nudged the ice cube but once he sniffed them he started to lick and bite it, then devoured it in seconds (obviously not in seconds that would be a bit worrying).  Anyone can have these ice cubes as they don't have any rabbit food in them, you could pop some into a smoothie or some juice.

You will need
An ice cube tray
A freezer
Types of vegetables and fruit:
If you have frozen vegetables or fruit put
them in warm water first so they can thaw

Have your ice cube tray on standby before you start.
Grab your carrot/s (as many as you want, but just remember how many carrot ice cubes you want to make) chop them up so they are 1 to 2cm thick and place them into the blender with two tablespoons of water (you may add some more if you feel the need to) once blended like a smoothie pour it into the ice cube tray.

With other ingredients such as kale, raspberries and or parsley you won't need to cut them up as they are small enough for the blender to blend them up! And if any of you were wondering I took the skin of the papaya and cut it up into cubes then blended them with water.
I recommend you giving papaya to your rabbit as it is good for their digestive system, but not too much! Give your rabbit half of the papaya or less, and then you can have the rest.

Once all of your fruits and vegetables are blended and poured into the ice cube trays, all you have to do then is put it in the freezer overnight!
You may want to keep the kale ice cubes in the
freezer for longer because as I realised there was still a bit of kale that was not frozen properly, so leave them in for a bit longer but other than that you're ready to go.
A good tip, save some of them by putting them into a plastic bag and into the freezer for later!

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