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  1. EricaWD

    Why a rabbit is NOT a good child’s pet !

    Regardless of age I just hope people do their research before getting a bunny. We just had another big vet bill and it breaks my heart when I read of people posting that can't afford such treatments in emergencies.
  2. EricaWD

    Bonded bunnies not getting along?

    Thanks for your reply, Blue eyes. We took them both to the vet in carriers so they could both be checked. I guess it must be the scent of the other rabbits - the new bunnies were in the pen they had with their previous owner, it was never used by any other rabbit, but the others are fairly close...
  3. EricaWD

    Bonded bunnies not getting along?

    Thanks for replying, rabby. I did separate them for about 20 minutes, then tried putting the buck back in again but he persisted, so they are separated now but their pens are right next to each other. The doe didn't want to eat much this morning and the vet says she's gassy so he's giving her IV...
  4. EricaWD

    Bonded bunnies not getting along?

    Wanted to add - all animals in the house are and have been fixed for quite awhile.
  5. EricaWD

    Bonded bunnies not getting along?

    Hello all, We took in a neutered buck and spayed doe a week ago, both Netherland Dwarfs, who are bonded. I was told they are almost a year old and have been together all along, and they were neutered and spayed in August last year. We have other rabbits in the house, but they are separated...
  6. EricaWD


    I dug up some old threads and found this link too - Medirabbit Are the injections of Adequan or Cartrophen something that you do when the rabbit is already showing decreased mobility? How do they help?
  7. EricaWD


    Hi all, We have a 6 year old neutered buck, Hayden, who just had a check-up at the vet. The vet said Hayden is developing a bit of arthritis. We haven't noticed an issue - he is eating pellets, hay, and greens as normal, pooping as normal, and doesn't seem to be limping or anything like that...
  8. EricaWD

    Preventing GI stasis

    Thank you, we will do that. I was going to ask what other lettuces are good but I found this source - Suggested Vegetables and Fruits for a Rabbit Diet | House Rabbit Society
  9. EricaWD

    We had to let Cinder go

    I had to be away for a week due to a death in the family and didn't leave clear enough instructions because the bunnies were fed too much vegetables when I was gone, and Cinder might have also twisted her stomach. We did x rays and gave her simethicone, metacam, metoclopramide, cisapride, IV...
  10. EricaWD

    Preventing GI stasis

    We recently lost a bun due to GI stasis (and potentially a twisted stomach) and I wondered what else we can do to prevent it in the future. The buns have the following diet * Unlimited hay (orchard or timothy), they eat a good deal of the orchard especially * 1/8th cup Oxbow pellets, the...
  11. EricaWD

    Handling rabbits that don't like to be picked up

    I have 4 indoor rabbits and I find they do not like to be picked up, but I feel I should be brushing them regularly to help prevent GI stasis. How do we work with them to get them more amenable to being handled? I would be happy to leave them be except I worry about their health.
  12. EricaWD

    Bun refuses all food. Went to vet. 24 hours later and she's still won't eat anything.

    Yes it can take some time, our Hayden was recently treated for about a week and a half before he'd eat on his own. We did take him to the vet quite a few times though for x rays and blood work to rule things out. I definitely understand how nerve wracking it is.
  13. EricaWD

    Worried about new baby bunny after a fall. :(

    I'm so glad you took the bunny for x rays and that it's just bruising. Fingers crossed that she'll feel better soon.
  14. EricaWD

    Behaviour - Post GI Stasis Aggressiveness

    Thanks Butterscotch. It's hard to tell if he wants to be pet, sometimes he grunts when you try and sometimes he leans into the hand petting him. I think he is more likely to accept pets outside his cage so we'll experiment with that gently and slowly.
  15. EricaWD

    Why do rabbit owners get a bunny?

    Yes maybe the reason is that they have such unique personalities, some are cuddly and some are not. I hadn't had a bunny for about 15 years until recently and it's amazing how much more we know and can learn about them now.
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  17. EricaWD

    Bedding in the rabbit cage

    Hello all, Are shavings/bedding needed in the rabbit cage? I have two bunnies - one loves to burrow in her bedding and often rearranges it. The other may have been eating some of his bedding so we placed a towel in the bottom of the cage instead. Is the towel on the floor enough for a rabbit? I...
  18. EricaWD

    Behaviour - Post GI Stasis Aggressiveness

    Hello all, As I mentioned in another thread, our bunny Hayden we adopted a couple weeks ago very quickly developed cecal dysbiosis and GI stasis. He seems to have pulled through (is eating now - not as much hay as I'd like but still eating regularly). When we adopted Hayden the previous owner...
  19. EricaWD

    Soft Fecal Pellets photo attached please help!

    Hayden ate about two cups of parsley and 1/4 cup of pellets since yesterday. We haven't seen him munching hay yet but I think he's finally getting back on track. The vet ordered some lower GI tract stimulant but maybe we don't need it.
  20. EricaWD

    Soft Fecal Pellets photo attached please help!

    He ate some parsley! And some fiesta mix, which I know isn't great but I'm hoping he'll get in the habit of eating again and I'll slowly phase it out for the healthier stuff. It's a long day at work until I can see what he's done today.