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    Lump behind front leg

    It is a soft squidgy lump at first I actually thought it was access skin/ tissue because he was overweight but eventually I realised one side was a little bigger than the other which made me get him checked. It hasn’t visibly changed since it was spotted vet was not concerned after examining it...
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    Lump behind front leg

    Got my little Eden checked by the vet today as it looked like he had a lump behind one of his front legs. Vet said for now to monitor it as it is not attached to anything and his behaviour is normal. His weight is also stable which is a good sign (although he needs to loose weight really but I...
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    Encouraging more exercise in indoor rabbits

    @John Wick thanks for the videos that homemade treat ball looks quite fun! @Blue eyes they are free roamed during the day usually 7:30am to 11:30pm and then put in our spare bedroom at night. I could leave the door open all the time but unsure if they would be too noisy in our room while we...
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    Encouraging more exercise in indoor rabbits

    Our vet commented that our house bunnies were a little overweight a few months ago and changing just their diet has not really helped with weight loss at this point. The vet thinks exercise is likely a big contributing factor now. While they have space I feel like they are very lazy by choice so...
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    Anyone have experience of getting a bun to lose weight

    Gosh it’s such a mine field isn’t it! Maybe I’ll keep my blended hay for now I can always change it up later if it doesn’t work. I’ll focus on committing to the fewer pellets and smaller/ no treats and keep a close eye on them. Here’s a picture of my little chonks at the moment got the most work...
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    Anyone have experience of getting a bun to lose weight

    Thanks @JBun thats very useful to know about the hay, I can actually swap to a complete coarse cut without the soft. I only picked the blended one for variety without any nutritional knowledge. With the treats and pellets I only strictly need to feed one of those once a day just to put them away...
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    Anyone have experience of getting a bun to lose weight

    That’s very impressive @Nancy McClelland it gives me hope that it is possible. If I could start all over again with ours I would do it differently, I thought feeding them by the book was a totally safe bet but turns out I was wrong and prevention is definitely easier than the cure! I just hope I...
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    Anyone have experience of getting a bun to lose weight

    @Blue eyes we get our hay from a company called hay box and it is a mixture of soft and coarse cut Timothy hay. They eat quite a lot of hay but I would struggle to guess how much exactly. For pellets they used to have burgess excel mint but they are now getting burgess excel light which is...
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    Anyone have experience of getting a bun to lose weight

    Hello, The vets have advised on our yearly check up that our buns are a little overweight even though we have been feeding them as recommended. I have tried to reduce the amount they are fed and was wondering if this seemed like a sensible plan. I have attached pics for reference of their new...
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    Indoor rabbits need to loose weight

    Thank you for your answers. I think I am going to start by removing the second feed of pellets in the evening and see if that helps. They will have less than half an egg cup per day then. Should I gradually reduce the portion before taking it away or can I just stop it and maybe feed their Veg...
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    Indoor rabbits need to loose weight

    Hi everyone, I need to help my indoor buns loose some weight. They are fed the same diet as my outdoor buns (living in garage but without central heating) and have a similar exercise space. However, I believe the indoor buns are putting on weight as do not burn calories keeping warm like the...
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    Bonded Rabbits- Eye grooming

    Hello, My girl Dotty has suddenly taken a liking to grooming over her Partners eyes. Is this normal? I suspected he had a weepy eye but couldn’t get to the bottom of the problem until I caught her doing it 🤦‍♀️. He isn’t bothered by her grooming him like that I can just see the fur is a little...
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    Is filtered water safe for rabbits?

    Hi, We live in a hard water area and I’m concerned this will not be good for our bunnies. I was thinking of getting a water filter jug to purify the water before I give it to them. Does anyone know if this would be a safe thing to do? Thanks :)
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    Technique for nail clipping

    Sorry should also say that the wire they are sat on the gaps are not as large the squares they are much narrower.
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    Technique for nail clipping

    *New upgrade* I discovered a new and improved device as was still struggling a bit with my boys wriggling too much. I created a raised wire platform to sit them in and then not only does this keep them calmer the wire pushes the fur away from the nail so I can clearly see what I am doing. I was...
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