Tiny Bunny Born Without Ears Gets Adorable Knitted Replacements
A tiny bunny born with no ears is living 'hoppily ever after' as her new adoptive owner knitted her a replacement pair.
Seven week-old runt of the litter Mimi is completely deaf and only has three legs, but Rodajia Welch created the bunny wool ears to ensure she can feel just as fabulous as her furry siblings.
The rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be', as Rodajia has made an impressive collection of woollen ears for Mimi, after being inspired by cosplay.
Rodajia agreed to take on the litter and their mum after their elderly breeder became too ill to look after them properly.
Mimi's wardrobe includes a knitted flower crown, pink and white ears, as well as a pair of Minnie Mouse-inspired ones.
Rodajia, from Sacramento, California, said: "As soon as I saw Mimi I fell in love and couldn't wait to take her home."
She continued: "Mimi is the runt of the litter and was born with no ears and three legs - she's missing a front one.
"Deciding to make the ears all started with finding her a name - it obviously had to be ear-related.
"So while doing some research my boyfriend Josh came across Kemonomimi, which is a form of cosplay where the characters have animal ears.
"It was perfect because she didn't have any ears and she could be whatever she wanted to be. I got super excited and decided to make her her own pair of bunny ears."
Mimi was born with a birth defect, which her owner believes could have been caused from a lack of oxygen or nutrition in the womb.
The rabbit only wears the ears for pictures or while she's with her owner, and Rodajia doesn't tie them in a knot for safety reasons.
"She doesn't act like she's bothered by them - usually she's eating so she doesn't pay much attention," she explained.
"Sometimes she will try to eat the ribbon but then I take them off or move it so she can't get it.
"The other bunnies aren't around when I put them on, they would probably try to chew on them."
The 77-year-old lady who bred Mimi and her litter was forced to give up the sweet rabbits for health reasons, but her granddaughter, Krystal Bunker, says she's relieved the 'special baby' was now living with such a caring person.
Krystal posted a picture of Mimi on Facebook, and that's where Rodajia fell in love with her.
"I was originally going to keep her myself but because she is a vet assistant I figured if anything happens health-wise with the bunny she would be the best home for her," explained Krystal. "She can give the care she needs."
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