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Old 08-01-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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i have a 6 month old rex rabbit and i cleaned out his litter box to find little worms in there. what kind of meds do i have him take? it's saturday so i don't think the vet office is open tomorrow. and i don't have the money to keep dishing out for meds all the time, so i need something that works. help?



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Old 08-01-2010, 01:57 AM   #2
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the weird thing is he hasn't eaten grass or anything like that in a long long time...



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Old 08-01-2010, 02:49 AM   #3
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i just need info, something to use, basic inf to last till monday, since no clinics are open till then

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Old 08-01-2010, 02:58 AM   #4
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Need more info or a vet exam. If the "worms" are very active, they are most likely maggots. If the worms are thin and small, probably pinworms. If they are long, probably round worms. Tapeworms are also a possibility. These can require different treatments, so a proper diagnosis is very important.

A rabbit doesn't have to have contact with grass to contract worms.

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i was just looking at some pictures on line, and aside from becoming paranoid of catching something (cause i dunno which worm he has), it looks and sounds like 2 of them. either round worms or pin worms. i called the vet and left a msg on the machine for Monday to have an appointment set up asap. i'm going to put down only enough litter for the bun to recognize that area as his bathroom area but little enough that i'm not wasting the litter and the vet can get at the bottom easily.

i know it's not maggots cause i remember cooking noodles one day and they had infested the powder pack and i stepped on a live one (never eating mr noodles again).

they were thin, but long, but could easily be babies... so i dunno if i can catch any of them worms.

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Old 08-01-2010, 03:35 AM   #6
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i've got Dante in the living room instead of the bunny room so that he can have human interaction all day, but everything is enclosed on the bottom and sealed so nothing can get out. at least until i can figure out if humans can catch what ever worm he has, and if they can't catch the worms, then he's free to have the run of the house again, well, at least the living room so that he don't have to go far to get to his litter pan...
i hate caging my bun

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Check out this web page. It will help you figure out which species and thus how they should be treated. If you're comfortable making the determination yourself, you can usually find things like ivermectin or fenbendazole (panacur) at farm supply stores. Look for a smaller tube for oral administration. Massage the tube well before you give it because it needs to be mixed up some more. If you're not sure about which species it is, take a poo sample to the vet and have them help.
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_diseases/Parasitic_diseases/nematodes.htm

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:53 AM   #8
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Just an alternate thought here....the worms may not be from your rabbit but are likely to be the offspring of Phorid Flies. These flies lay eggs in decaying organic matter and a litter box is the perfect breeding ground for them. These flies are common in most areas of the world.

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:14 AM   #9
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yea i thought that too, cause i only saw them in the bottom of the pan, not in any of his poop. i'm just sort of preparing for the worst. we did however find alot of flies lately, but then again, we leave our front door open cause we don't have an A/C

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but fly babies look different then what i saw, unless it's a different species...



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