We have Big Bunny News!!
It is with great delight that we announce that The Busy Bunny will become part of BinkyBunny. BinkyBunny is a wonderful company in San Leandro, CA that will be taking ownership of The Busy Bunny. Paul and I feel they are the perfect, synergistic match to take The Busy Bunny into the future with the safe, quality products for rabbits and other small pets that you all know and love.
Here is a message from Jennifer and Steve at BinkyBunny: "We promise to continue to provide the excellent service and amazing products that you are used to with Busy Bunny! As bunny lovers ourselves, we can't wait to share in your bunnies' binky worthy moments!"
For the last 29 years we have appreciated your business, photos, and all your bunny stories. As many of you know, I started this business in 1987 when there weren't many safe, natural toys and chews for rabbits. Spencer, my first house rabbit lived in my condo and taught me the importance of bunny proofing and finding safe chew toys for rabbits. It is hard to believe that was 29 years ago! Time flies!
Update: The folks at BinkyBunny have taken charge. All retail and wholesale orders are being processed and shipped by them. Lisa and Paul have stepped back into advisory roles.
The Busy Bunny is now closed for inventory and getting ready to "pass the torch" so to speak to BinkyBunny. Our busybunny.com store will reopen the evening of Sunday September 25th. All orders placed online after 3 pm on Sept. 23 will start shipping by Oct. 3rd once the big move is completed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in the interim and many thanks for your patience as we make this transition.
Paul and I want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of you that have made The Busy Bunny a success throughout the years. It has been such a rich and rewarding experience!!
Wishing you all the joys that come when sharing your home with bunnies and all our wonderful pets.
Lisa and Paul
2017 Calendars have arrived. All stationery products 20-25% off!
We recently received the first of our shipments of 2017 Calendars. These have always been a popular item, so get them while you can!
Also, for the entire month of August, all stationery products are 20-25% off!
We were a bit distressed to discover that one of our favorite wineries uses Isinglass (fish bladders) and gelatin (animal bones and byproducts) as part of their winemaking process. A quick search found us Barnivore which has a large database listing vegan wine, beer and liquor.
Our Shipment Arrived
Rabbit Rescue Stories
Thanks to Lori Perry, our Facebook page is getting regular updates! She recently posted this link to rabbit rescue stories at the Animal Advocates site. Thanks Lori!
Wall St. Journal Article featuring The Busy Bunny!
Just before the holidays, Lisa was interviewed by Ellen Byron of The Wall St. Journal. That article is now available online! Check it out!
Security and Browser Compatibility Note
Google recently changed their rules for search placement. In the past, our store and all pages associated with shopping were secure and our more informational pages were not. Googles new rules mean that our entire site needs to be secure and, as of early December 2014, they are. We use a system called Server Name Indication (SNI) to implement security. Some older browsers and operating systems do not support SNI and will give the user a certificate warning, most notably Internet Explorer and Safari on Windows XP.
Pet Chicken Products!
Pet Chickens?! No, we haven't lost our minds. After moving to the country, we decided to get some chickens. Amelie and Gertrude were rescued from Santa Rosa Animal Care and Control; Sophie and (Nervous) Nellie followed soon after. These girls quickly charmed us and we are now almost as crazy about chickens as we are about bunnies. We found some really awesome chicken treats and decided to add them to our store.
Finding Busy Bunny products in your city or town
People frequently ask us if they can buy Busy Bunny products in retail stores. The short answer is, “Yes.” We are always looking for new retailers, so if your favorite store does not carry our products, let us know - we will contact them and send a catalog. As with any business, customers carry more weight than potential suppliers so if you request that they carry our products, they probably will. As a small, independent business we love finding other small ‘Mom-and-Pop’ type businesses. Many veterinarians and rescue organizations also carry our products, so if you know of a non-profit that wants to raise funds or a vet who wants to carry rabbit products please let us know. Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-99BUNNY (toll-free in the US) and we will take care of the rest.
We have a commercial!
Our friends at Equal Hoppertunity and the Huntsville Friends of Rabbits made an ad for us! Check it out on You Tube! Don't forget that if you buy products for a rabbit shelter or non-profit, as long as they ship directly to that organization you get 25% discount off the retail price! Call or email for more information.