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Does anyones bunny picks card from a deck? My bunny if you fan the cards out and place them in front of him he will take one out and hold it and then drop it on the ground.

Try it most bunnines will do it.

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Eric Sharp wrote about this in his book. He also said if you place a wand in front of his face, he will toss it.

I haven't tried this with my rabbits yet.
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Karrell Fox has a good bit in one of his books where the bunny finds a spectator's chosen card from the fanned deck.

I forget which book and I'm not near my magic library at the moment . I'll post the book when I get back to my home computer.

As with most of Fox's ideas the method is extremely simple . It's all about presentation. In fact, this one was so simple that I read the bit and filed it away as "cute idea, but not all that great" .
Then one day I tried it .

Let me tell you , it brought down the house.
What would have been a simple "find the card" trick if I had done it myself turned into a sensation when the rabbit found the card .


Ken's post makes me wonder if it would be possible to force a card on an audience member, then control the card and force the same card on the rabbit , thereby making it appear as though the rabbit found the card . Ken, does your bunny pick the card from the same part of the deck or does he vary his selection from different parts of the deck?
Is it possible to force a card on a rabbit ?

Hmmmmm........

I must go try that.

In the meantime, the Karrell Fox method is foolproof and gets a great reaction.
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Ken's post makes me wonder if it would be possible to force a card on an audience member, then control the card and force the same card on the rabbit , thereby making it appear as though the rabbit found the card . Ken, does your bunny pick the card from the same part of the deck or does he vary his selection from different parts of the deck?
Is it possible to force a card on a rabbit ?

Hi,
It's easier with a force deck! that's what i use. i use the rabbit thowing the wand off thae hat all the time it's real easy. I often sit in the garden with a small tree branch placing it in frornt of the bunny for him to toss away ... He seems to see it as fun as far as I can tell
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yes you could force the card and I have done that for example I do the 3 1/2 clubs .

Ken
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I have only tried this on my family members but...it is hilarious!

Someone gets a free choice of a card...I control the card to the top. I fail to find the card and introduce "Trixie The Magical Rabbit". I fan out the cards and Trixie rips one card out of the fan. It is the selection.

Since most rabbits love to chew on just about everything, it is very easy to force the card on the rabbit. It seems much easier to clasic force the card on my rabbit than to a human. You have to just try it.

By the way Ken Scott: I purchased your video and found lots of great info on there.
Also Eric Paul (president of IBM Ring 6) mentioned that you may possibly lecture at our club. Is this true?

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I found something similar with plastic cups or bowls, my rabbit will pick it up and move it or usually knock it over. When I do water monte it would look really good is snowy vanished one of the cups!

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One of the kid's entertainers near me has trained his rabbit to throw his wand off the table. It is very very funny.
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I read about this in Eric Sahrp's Book also. Can you really get a bunny to do this consistantly? My main bunny can be finicky even when it comes to taking food from my hand, and my others are even worse than him. I would think that it wouldn't be foolproof.

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My rabbit won't eat from my hand, but he will pick up cups and bowls. Perhaps its your new image? ~Ive heard Regormortus scares rabbits, lol.

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Smile

You got me on that one Matt. Maybe I will try again after Halloween.

:magicrabbit:

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Make it real easy and use a one way forcing deck. this way the rabbit can have total free selection on any card at all and it still appears amazing. Why work so hard when you do not have to. =)

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HI Kyle,
I already mentioned that a few posts back
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Phillip: Ooops you beat me to the punch. I guess that is what happens to me in my old age. Great idea.

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Make it real easy and use a one way forcing deck. this way the rabbit can have total free selection on any card at all and it still appears amazing. Why work so hard when you do not have to. =)

The only problem is my rabbit sometimes picks two cards and they fall to the floor. If it was a one way force deck, I would be in trouble here:)

I don't think the average layman knows the card has been controlled to the top. I'm currently using this and it floors them.
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Rabbits love to rearrange things. Not having front feet that they can pick up things with, their mouth becomes that articulating hand (or paw.) It is the same problem that parrots and some other birds are faced with. My rabbit moves anything that is on the table, as do most happy rabbits. It is their way of “checking out” things and controlling (to some extent) their environment. This is well demonstrated by just placing a small towel on the table or in their cage, they will spend hours rearranging the thing, It also give them a much needed activity for their sanity. I have found rabbits to be wonderfully curious creatures.

The lip at the top of most tin cans are especially attractive to her. She will clear several cans from the table in a minute or two. Since rabbits have no inert desire to please you, taking advantage of some of their instincts is worth taking advantage of. You can always tell people that you “trainer” her (or him) to do those instinctual things, everybody does.

I often take along empty tin cans to a show with me. Since I leave her on my table/case after she appears from the bony box, I have the cans sitting along the edge of the case. She dutifully picks them of and drops them on the floor with a clatter. The kids love it and I get to tell her to please stop trying to get all the attention. Her antics steal the show and the kids hearts.

Bob

PS. One time, at a school show, I noticed a slightly different “dropping” sound to my left. Wellington, my rabbit, had cleared my copper cups (and the balls) to the floor. No one seemed to notice there where four balls.
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PS. One time, at a school show, I noticed a slightly different “dropping” sound to my left. Wellington, my rabbit, had cleared my copper cups (and the balls) to the floor. No one seemed to notice there where four balls.


This is a riot!! Got to try the tin cans now Bob!
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On 2004-10-27 08:11, Regan wrote:
I read about this in Eric Sahrp's Book also. Can you really get a bunny to do this consistantly? My main bunny can be finicky even when it comes to taking food from my hand, and my others are even worse than him. I would think that it wouldn't be foolproof.

Regan

Hi Regan.
I will send you a file of my show with the bunny throwing the wand, also sticking her bum up at me. The audiance gives her a standing ovation when she stands up on her back legs.
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Every time I have a kid show, I use my bunny to pick a cards during one of my routines. I spread them around him, and he either steps on one card, or takes one in his mouth. That is his chosen card! The kids love that!

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On 2004-10-26 21:33, magicgeorge wrote:
One of the kid's entertainers near me has trained his rabbit to throw his wand off the table. It is very very funny.



No training needed, they all do it in time. They love to reposition things.

Bob
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