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    DIFFICULT BONDING (so far failed)...... 2 questions , address either if you can!!......

    "It was not me, I swear. Just little ol me minding my business. I was framed!"
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    DIFFICULT BONDING (so far failed)...... 2 questions , address either if you can!!......

    Put the one that is picked on between your knees. Not in a vise but where he can pull his head back if he is not comfortable. The more assertive bunny will come over to check it out and usually will resort to a sniff 'n lunge. But you are present, you are the alpha, you can put hand on that...
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    Vet has never seen what my rabbit has

    After rectal surgery they have to loosely suture rectum shut. Which leaves the bun unable to poopie through that so you have to pick them out. I will do anything for my boy but I cannot imagine how painful it was for him because any manipulation pulls on the sutures. I sure hope he turns out ok...
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    Handling a touch-starved adopted bunny!

    What makes me so happy is the complete love and commitment all bunny parents have. We are passionate about our buns, advocates for bun and together are there to help anyone as best as we can. Bunnies are not a common pet, they fall way beneath the popularity of dogs and cats. Our babies are prey...
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    Handling a touch-starved adopted bunny!

    In a forum setting we are all submitting what has worked successfully for each of us. I have raised bunnies for 25 years and none have had toxic immobility ever. If a bunny owner has questions they can certainly contact their vet. I think its important though to realize the purpose of a forum...
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    Handling a touch-starved adopted bunny!

    I had always used a completely different method for a new bun who doesnt want to be touched. Its been really successful. I will get down on my hands and knees in front of bunny and lower my forehead to the ground. Its a submissive gesture in bunny bonding. Its establishing I am not going to...
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    DIFFICULT BONDING (so far failed)...... 2 questions , address either if you can!!......

    Oh sorry, I have a fused thumb from RA surgery and my thumb hit the post reply. What I was going to add is to really try to not let anxious buns feel your worry because right now they are on high alert. Yep, I know what you mean, the aggressive one sometimes will do the faux...
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    DIFFICULT BONDING (so far failed)...... 2 questions , address either if you can!!......

    Minus the aggression. You have to be patient and be the moderator, babysitting safe space. I would not be making them near the others things. You cant force bonding, it has to be taught sometimes. Bunnies hate sharing their stuff with an unwelcome bun. This method always works for me with...
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    DIFFICULT BONDING (so far failed)...... 2 questions , address either if you can!!......

    Hi, I have had successful bonding many times but use a different method. Also, I would hold off on fostering right now. If your buns are having issues bonding, yet another newbie would be traumatic. Bunnies are hyper aware of each other and just the smell of a foster bun makes things way worse...
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    Vet has never seen what my rabbit has

    He absolutely did bleed. I would bet if they biopsy its a polyp. The term she used, I believe papilloma is a polyp. Sometimes it was dreadful, huge bleeding bulbous growth and then months later much less. What I do his hold him in crook of my arm, hiney under stream of warm water in sink. Put...
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    Please, I need help. Should I euthanize my poor baby

    Because he is in a poorly state, if you can, insert 1 Critical Care feeding - on top of all his other food. This is to make sure all those nutrients are in him, like a vitamin. Then have food available 24/7. When a bunny starts to go down, it can plummet really fast. Dehydration can cause a...
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    Please, I need help. Should I euthanize my poor baby

    Before you do that, please try spplementing 1 meal every single day with syringe feeding. You can get the feeding syringe from vet. If your vet does not carry Critical Care, order off Amazon. This is hand mixed. Take about 3/4 tsp in a little dish. Add a little warm water at a time while...
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    Mischievous bunny

    Ditto if you are working from home, in a meeting and presenting and out of corner of eye bun is raving.
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    Mischievous bunny

    That was hilarious because we all have been there. When a bunny is naughty they get really frisky. I had a bunny that always wanted me to puck her up. If I was not prompt, she would latch onto my slipper and to the right angle head toss. Then nip by big toe and run away. Then come back to make...
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