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    Feeling guilty after the death of my 11,5 year old rabbit friend

    I'm so sorry you experienced that terrible trauma. I know that both human doctors and vets often have to grapple with whether to prolong life or to prioritize comfort, and that decision is even more difficult when they lack insight into the disease trajectory. Know that you did your very best...
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    Soft fecies after eating fruits!!?

    Sounds like you're doing an amazing job doing your research and learning about your bunnies' needs. They got very lucky to have you for a parent!
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    Urgent: Is this hay moldy?

    Hmm. Given the issue with condensation I'm wondering where I should store the big bags of Oxbow hay I just bought. We just put them in the garage but temps drop to freezing at night so condensation might end up being an issue.
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    Great topic! Thanks for posting, @BunnySis.
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    Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2

    DECEMBER 15, 2021 | ALBANY, NY State Agriculture Department Confirms Case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 in New York
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    Looking for potential answers… (death related)

    I'm so sorry for what you've gone through!
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    My bunny startles at the slightest normal sound - like the tiniest rustling of fabric - but is completely indifferent to sound effects like explosions on TV and didn't even flinch at our local fireworks. Go figure! I agree that having a whole bunch of ambient noise going could really help...
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    RHVD2 Experiences

    I'm so, so sorry to hear that @Bunniebinky. Sending ❤ and hugs.
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    Avoiding Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease while visiting Australia?

    I'm by no means an expert on this but I'm wondering if asking her to quarantine for a period of time away from you and your rabbits would be a good strategy. Just a thought.
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    RHDV2 Vaccine

    Thanks to info on this forum my 1 1/2 year-old bunny got her first shot last week. She had no side effects at all. Very relieved to have an opportunity to protect her against this awful disease!
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    To spay or not to spay ... (seeking research)

    Thanks for your thoughts, @Catlyn . When I called around last summer I couldn't find a rescue organization that would spay an "already rescued" rabbit or anyone who would provide spaying as a low cost service. The cheapest I could find was about $400 but that vet didn't seem to have any...
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    To spay or not to spay ... (seeking research)

    Even though I understand that spaying is recommended to reduce the risk of certain cancers I've been very hesitant to spay my 1 1/2 year-old rescue bunny due to the high cost and the risk of her dying in surgery. In terms of cost, my own vet charges $1600 and the last time I checked the lowest...
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    Is my bunny wasting away or just shedding like crazy?

    Update! Bunny is now a complete fluff ball again. I also just brought her in for a check up and she weighs a healthy 4.3 lbs. Thanks again to everyone who shared their insight!
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    Pet insurance?

    I did some research last summer and all the rabbit-savvy vets in the NYC area were charging close to $1,000 minimum for spaying when you included the required preliminary work-up -- unless you qualified for reduced rates, which I don't. I was also very freaked out by all of the postings on...
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    Pet insurance?

    I'm really up in the air about this! I confirmed with my vet yesterday that Nationwide is the only insurer that covers rabbits in the United States. Nationwide's rates went up significantly a few years ago. One reason you hear such mixed reviews about their pet insurance is that rabbits that...