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    Cyclospora

    I just got an email from the grocery store saying that the cabbage I bought for Dortmund on Saturday is being recalled for Cyclospora. I’ve already fed him from this apparently tainted cabbage. How worried should I be. Does this virus even affect rabbits — i.e. some viruses are species...
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    Questions about having a second rabbit

    I have a few questions about maybe getting a friend for Dortmund 1) Would I need a second Litter Box 2) Petting them -- Do they have individual times they like being petted or would it be a constant battle for my available hands? 3) Skittishness - Dortmund hides under the bed 98% of the time...
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    Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 In Arizona, Texas, and California

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/science/virus-outbreak-rabbits.html
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    How long alone?

    I am planning to drive up to the cottage some time in the next couple of days to drop off a TV (my bedroom TV since Dortmund keeps eating the power cord no matter how much I rabbit proof it). I was going to leave Dortmund at home and just drive there and drive back. if I leave the little guy...
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    Substance at bottom of litter box

    I clean Dortmund's litter box every three days. This morning when I emptied it out the entire bottom of Dortmund's pan was covered in a clear jelly like substance. It was extremely wet and smelled horrible. The only difference in his diet that I can think of is that he started turning up his...
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    Anybody else with a picky rabbit?

    Dortmund is an extremely picky eater. He does not like cucumbers, thyme, parsley, celery, bokchoy, pumpkin, sun dried tomatoes, or raspberries. I won’t include the time I gave him a jalapeño by accident, because I should have known better. There may be other things he doesn’t like, but I...
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    Is there a way to lower rabbit fear?

    These days dortmund hides like 90% of the day. He only comes out when he is hungry or when he is lonely and wants to cuddle. A couple of days ago I bought a kind of enclosed area to put his litter box in and now when he wants eat, he dashes in, grabs something green and leafy and then runs...
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    Hot peppers...

    Hey, a couple hours ago I ordered Vietnamese food for delivery. Usually when I get pho they send too much extra basil, bean sprouts, and hot pepper, so I unthinkingly gave the left overs to Dortmund who gobbled it all down. I know that Dortmund loves green and red bell peppers, so I thought...
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    A very unhappy rabbit

    Dortmund does not like Tennessee at all. Nor did he like Kentucky or Illinois or Missouri. He wonders why he had to leave Iowa at all.
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    Items for Road Trip with Rabbit

    I’m trying to make a list of thing to bring on my drive from Iowa City Iowa to St. Petersburg Florida, and my stay there for a couple weeks. so far I have: X Pen Pet travel carrier Water bottle Travel litter box Hay Bedding Pellets Salad Greens Dried Strawberries Litter box Wooden Hiding...
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    Dortmund has bad fashion sense -- Help!

    I bought Dortmund a jaunty hat and bow tie off Etsy and tried to put it on him just a second ago. As soon as he saw it he ran under the bed and began thumping like he's never thumped before. Any advice?
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    Dortmund - Self free-ranging

    Last week Dortmund decided that he would be a free range rabbit. After falling off my bed three times, he took the plunge and jumped off. The first two nights I recaptured him in the evening but let him run around during the day. On Friday I just let him be and started to set things up for...
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    Pine cones

    Went to Trader Joe today and in the front door they had bags of massive pine cones. Bought a bag for Dortmund but when I got home I saw that they are Cedar-Balsam pinecones. I vaguely remembered that Cedar is bad for Dortmund’s respiratory system, unless it has been heated. Are the pine cones...
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    All my fault...

    I was playing with Dortmund on my bed this morning when the doorbell rang. I went to go get the package the UPS guy had, then I went to the bathroom. When I got back to my bedroom, Dortmund was off the bed. He must have fallen off. Anyway I lured him out from under my bed with some dried...
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    Domestic and cottontail

    This is just a curiosity question. Hypothetically lets say I have a domestic doe that recently gave birth. Let’s also say, again hypothetically, that the local feral cat killed the momma rabbit of a cotton tail litter nearby, which by complete accident happens to have been born on exactly the...
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    Digging grunting burried

    So I woke up this morning to Dortmund making weird noises. He was in his litter box, buried under his own hay and litter (I’d fed him and changed his litter an hour before), trying with his front paws to dig through the plastic bottom of the box, and was making a weird grunting noise and...
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    Dortmund likes / dislikes

    Dislikes - strange noises - things that eat rabbits - things that Dortmund thinks eat rabbits, but don’t - being picked up - socks (may be part of ‘things that eat rabbits category’) - the vet - cars - the vacuum cleaner - Tom Wait’s music Likes - Strange noises - bananas - dried strawberries -...
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    Docile rabbits...

    How do I get Dortmund to be docile. Nearly every video I see of someone picking up a rabbit, or carrying it around, or clipping its nails, looks like it is relaxed and in some sort of bliss. Dortmund on the other hand is constantly hopping around. He will sit still if I’m not around and he...
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    Children: how old before they can safely handle a rabbit?

    Curious because of two reasons. A friend of mine has a daughter who is just a bit older than 2 years old, when my friend found out about Dortmund she invited him over for a play date. Not sure about this one. the other case is a bit easier. I’m driving to Florida over X-mas. My niece and...
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    Dortmund has started nipping my eyelids

    I was sleeping this morning and Dortmund must have hopped up on my pillow and he nipped my eyelid. I scratched his head for a bit and then he ran away. I fell back asleep and a little while later he nipped my eyelid again. The thing is, normally Dortmund doesn't bite... once or twice when we...
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