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  1. NorthernAutumn

    EMERGENCY -Please Help

    Keep an eye on that splint, and beware of any damage/pressure it may be putting on the toes or the knee joint. When do you change the splint next? If it wearing on any bit of her skin, pack it with extra loose hair from the other rabbits to cushion. I'd suggest you keep her until she is fully...
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    serious behaviour issue

    The wood pellets are usually available at hardware/outdoor stores. They are used for wood stoves, as well as horse stall bedding.
  3. NorthernAutumn

    Film over Ivy's eye

    Update? Did you call the vet and ask for over-the-phone assistance?
  4. NorthernAutumn

    Sleepy Bun or Dazed?

    Agreed, cut back the treats significantly. Otherwise, you will never be able to tell whether she just isn't interested in the treat, or she is actually sick. Rabbits shouldn't have more than a tablespoon or two of fruit in a day, due to the high sugar content (causing obesity in the long run)...
  5. NorthernAutumn

    Eye Problems; Pink Eye?

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    serious behaviour issue

    Agreed, a neutering is the first step if he has not already been snipped. Catlitter isn't a great choice for rabbits from a health standpoint - they do far better on kiln-dried wooden stove pellets, or aspen litter. Cedar and pine litter should be avoided, as urine reacts badly with compounds...
  7. NorthernAutumn

    Sleepy Bun or Dazed?

    Glad to see you've got cecals! To help you figure out how your rabbit is feeling, some people choose to offer their buns a very special treat once in the morning, and once at night (12 hours). For my guys, it is a single Craisin. They only get 1 in the AM, and 1 before bed. If they don't go...
  8. NorthernAutumn

    baby cottontails

    Take them to a wildlife rehabber in your area. Cottontails are notoriously hard to work with. They stand a much better chance if you can get them to a rehabber with experience.
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    Help - Newborn kits, mother just passed away. - RIP

    TinysMom, one of our longtime moderators, wrote this supplemental feeding guide; hope it helps you and Hope! It is stickied at the top of the Rabbitry
  10. NorthernAutumn

    Bun identifier

    Agreed, Rex all the way - now, Rex or Mini-Rex might remain to be seen ;)
  11. NorthernAutumn

    Things that only a rabbit owner could love...

    .... the way they save you from OH SO DANGEROUS WIRES! "Here, let me get that for you Mom!" *phone charger dies* um, thanks bunner...
  12. NorthernAutumn

    Need to reintroduce veggies after long absence?

    I would suggest that you do the gradual reintroduction of vegetables, albeit at a slightly faster rate. Introduce a new veg every 3-4 days until they are back up at the regular levels... better safe than sorry (and avoid an expensive vet visit to boot!)
  13. NorthernAutumn

    Bonding not going so well ~ need some advice

    Spay and Neuter of everyone involved will make things go far more smoothly. Typically, the easiest bond is male w female, followed by female/female, and then male/male. Trios can be very hard to establish, and are prone to breaking. Quads are even more challenging. You are in the same...
  14. NorthernAutumn

    Bunny is shaking but flopped?

    Can you take a video, upload to youtube, and link it here?
  15. NorthernAutumn

    Anyone Exclusively Use Hay Cubes?

    One of the features of regular hay is the long stemmy pieces, which go towards keeping your rabbit's teeth worn down to a healthy length. If your rabbit isn't a heavy chewer of other items, sticks, cardboard, etc., I'd be even more concerned about the loss of "stemmy" hay from their diet for the...
  16. NorthernAutumn

    Help what is this on my rabbits back!!!

    Your vet should provide you with either Revolution or an Ivermectin solution for either on-skin or oral treatment of the fur mites (the vet will tell you how to use the drug). The vet should NOT offer Frontline - while Frontline works on the mite, it has the nasty side-effect of killing...
  17. NorthernAutumn

    Winter Living - Outdoors

    I would encourage you to find some sort of cover for your larger external pen. Hawks and owls can make short work of rabbits, even under the most watchful eye. Snow fencing is light, durable and cheap - would be very easy to put that over the larger enclosure, and you would't have winter snow...
  18. NorthernAutumn

    buying bunnies site unseen

    Agreed, you would want to see the facilities that your studding rabbit is coming from. I can appreciate a public chitchat meeting, but I would have deep concerns about the health/disease aspect if I hadn't seen the home facilities. I'd encourage you to look up your regional rabbit association...
  19. NorthernAutumn

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    Have to multitask - start petting them with your feet while you eat your oatmeal/put on makeup ;) Frees up your hands at any rate!
  20. NorthernAutumn

    Night of the Lepus - Halloween 2013

    ^^^ Sounds like a wise decision - wouldn't do to let them know their own power ;)