Posts Tagged ‘Jean’

by , Keeper
I graduated from NCSU(go pack) and have worked in the animal department for about 8 years. Some of my favorites include ferrets and birds. I am also known for my weird obsession with Boba Fett.
I work Tuesday-Saturday in either the Farmyard or inside the main building behind the scenes.

Rabbit joy!

September 18th, 2013

The other day I was in the farmyard and observing our two rabbits, Betty and Jean.

Occasionally, I will give them access to run around inside the whole barn where they are kept so they can get some exploring time before guests arrive.

At this time, I see them hopping back and forth and sometimes they will jump in the air and twist. This behavior is associated with positivity and excitement. This behavior actually has a name and its called “binky.” Unfortunately, I dont have a video of our rabbits cutting a binky, but there are many on youtube!

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  1. I would like to see video of keepers imitating cutting a binky instead of random unknown rabbits.

    Posted by Leslie

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

Update: Jean is a pain in the…

June 17th, 2011

Jean, as you know, has been confined to the Exam Room to recover from her injury.

She’s been on over 3 weeks of cage rest and now she gets 3 weeks of some non-jumping floor time. She’s doing great.

However, I come back to work from being off and read the following emails. The first from Jill, and the second from Katy.

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Subject: Word to the wise

Gave Jean Rabbit exercise in vet room this weekend and when I went to check my email in the vet room I noticed the mouse was not working. Then I noticed that rabbits love to chew on computer mice. So, point of this email….watch her when she exercises or put her in the playpen. Glad it was only the computer mouse and nothing major.

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Subject: Jean

So I busted Jean chewing on more cords this morning so it is probably best to not let her have the vet room floor and put her in a playpen for exercise.

 

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  1. When we had our pet rabbit, it chewed our cords and we constantly were encouraging him not to…they do that! My wife has a rabbit as a class pet and comes home with her computer cord frayed.

    Posted by Lew

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

Last week’s medical procedures

May 21st, 2011

A rough week it was:

May 13:  X-rays for Jean, one of our Farmyard rabbits. She was found in the morning with her leg not quite right. We got her checked out by our vet, and x-rays indicated some dislocated metacarpals. After consulting with a surgeon, we decided to let her rest and see how things would progress (resting still in progress).

Jean on bedrest after dislocating some bones in her foot.

May 23: Heart “zapping” (as we call it) for Kent. Kent’s been mostly out the past month, but returned and was doing so well that his cardiologist said it was time to “zap his heart back” to its normal rhythm.

May 24: Root canal for Kimberly- or maybe it was a tooth pull.  Kimberly has been out the past two Tuesdays having major work done on her mouth.

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  1. Can I help zappppppp Kent—lol

    Posted by Mike
  2. I thought about starting my very own weblog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess I am going to just have to preserve checking yours out.

    Posted by Jess Penfold

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by , Keeper
I am most famous here in the animal department for "expanding" the barred owl exhibit, clogging the wolf pool, and splitting my pants. My other less notorious work, since 2003, includes keeping, purchasing our animal supplies, coordinating our volunteers, and managing our animal enrichment program.
Find me training the lemurs or in other various animal enclosures Monday through Friday, or at the grocery store on Wednesdays, when I shop for produce!

Have you met the new rabbits?

May 25th, 2010


Forgot to tell you all– our new rabbits are done with their quarantine period and have moved into the rabbit stall and yard in the farmyard.

The black one is Betty, and the tan one is Jean.  They are a bit skittish still, and we are working to get them  accustomed to being picked up and not bolting away from us when we go in to clean.  They aren’t related, but grew up together and will play with and chase each other around!

Stop by the farmyard and say “hi” !

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