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    Are Nutrias any danger to rabbits, healthwise?

    Hi, I'm living in a small side valley now where lots of predators are, but no wild rabbits- which is great, I can deal with predators, but at my last home Myxo, transmitted by the local rabbit population there, killed 14 of my 15 rabbits. Today, down by the creek (where the rabbits are) a...
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    DIY manual Hay Bale Press

    Hi, Summer was quite humid this year, and my shed isn't optimal for storing hay, so I lost quite a pile to mold. I can store bales much better, so I needed a press to make bales. The box is about 0.5x0.5m, about 1.2m high, tapering to the bottom a little so that I can get the bales out more...
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    Gina is gone.

    She was my former neighbours dog, I moved there 10 years ago, and left 5 years ago. She waited for me to come home in the evening for years after, and I had her for weeks here when her mom had to be revived and was in coma for weeks, and when she was at rehab. But, that doesn't cover it. She...
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    Long term Meloxicam experiences, any side effects?

    Hi, my 4yo house bunny Herr Hase has athrosis in the hip, vet gave me Meloxicam for 2 weeks. Then switched to Traumeel, said to try this to avoid long term side effects (not specified). Giving it for 2 weeks now, but that stuff does nothing at all, as far as I can tell. It got worse the last...
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    Nest in tunnel (pictures)

    I did know that she should be due soon, but thought I would see telltale signs in time. Today afternoon Chantal opend up a tunnel, which she must have built and sealed up right away weeks ago, and had her litter there - Yeah, babys :) . At the end of a 2meter - 6-7ft tunnel, half a meter...
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    Dog gets a little frustrated with rabbits...

    Hi, Ok, that's maybe more of a dog topic... Again, I have the dog of a friend here while they are skiing, a 5yo 75lbs Collie, very shy and not an outgoing personalty. A rescue adopted about 5 months ago. It's the 3rd time she's here and only now starts to noticeable open up. Had her for...
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    Somethings not right about how my buck moves

    Hi, Well, something is off. When he hops, it does make a sound, his rear feet impacting heavily, not hopping on toes, but whole feet. When he turns when sitting, he does it on his rear hocks, not like every other bunny on the toes. There's also the way he sleeps, his hind legs stretched...
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    Dormouse in the barn. Not good.

    Oh well. That was just so adorable, gave the rabbits in the hutches their dinner when a dormouse climbed down from the roof, closer than 1 meter to me, tried several times to get on the food bucket, needed several attempts to get hold of an apple, finaly got it and climbed back up to the roof...
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    Vet costs, WTH?

    Well. I have relatives in the US and I know how difficult it can be to get (even with a top notch) insurance to cover costs for an absolutly necessary surgery on a 13 yo, they dragged it out for more than a year. That's so, wierd. I can't quite grasp it, here, when I have a problem, I get what...
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    Tangled in fly glue trap...

    Today I woke up to Herr Hase zooming through the house like there were tigers at his tail, obviously he decided to check out what's on the kitchen table, and got entangled with the fly trap I hung at the lamp there. What a mess. After removing the trap I still had a sticky rabbit full with dead...
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    Oh my, Herr Hase has sore hocks :(

    Well, I didn't expect that, always associated sore hocks with Rex and wire cages. But a week ago there were bloody footprints throughout the house... Vet gave me an ointment, and suggested to cover the floor of his cage with newspaper. He doesn't have a cage of any kind and isn't very fond of...
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    Rabbit Memes at boredpanda

    Good to see something like this on a site like that :) https://www.boredpanda.com/bunny-rabbit-adoption-easter-pet-psa-maurie/ I like the one about destroying your house :D
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    While munching, are yours in a world of their own too?

    well, I learned a long time ago that calling them is useless when they have something in their mouth, they ignore me completly and even every treat until they finish what they started. Today I tried to remove a tick from my 10lbs boys neck, no chance to restrain him well enough to get the tick...
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    Godspeed, Magda, and Thank you.

    I had to bury Magda today, she died last night. Not so surprising, I suspected there was something serious going on, her last two litters were a mess and she was retired from breeding. She wasn't a pet, but lifestock, anyway, when caring for an animal for many years one gets attached to it. She...
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    Ash tree

    Had to cut back an ash tree to keep it from the power lines, well... KNURPS,KNURPS, KNURPS. It was a massacre. I thought they love willow, fir and hazel, little did I know what real love is... :D Too bad my supply on ash is limited. :(
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    Getting female spayed to bond with intact buck, what to consider?

    Hi, my house bunny is an intact buck, 3 1/2 years old, about 10lbs, and a a free range house bunny for 2 years now. Very laid back dude, never started a fight and always evaded attacks by shrew does or bucklings coming of age. He doesn't have a cage or so, a catflap so he can go outside when he...
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    Anyone ever bonded an intact male and a spayed female?

    Hi, I'm asking if someone has experience with intact buck + spayed doe living together. Yes, I know, and don't need to be told that this isn't the most promising combination, I would be glad to hear from people who tried it, and with which actual results, positiv or negativ. It's just...
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