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    Need Independent bun sitter or reliable "business" in Long Island NY

    Thank you NYAngela. I posted a plea on their FB page, but I will try and send an IM instead. I once used Care.com to find a sitter but that site is mostly geared to dogs and cats and has no sorting program that will narrow down a search for exotics sitters. You have to read through pages of...
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    Paper based cat litter?

    I found a good sale for Carefresh in Petsmart a few months ago and stocked up. I buy the one that expands to 60L. I tried Kaytee recently and went back to Carefresh. It absorbs better. Have used it for many years now. I now put hay on top for consumption. Don't know if other brands absorb just...
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    Need Independent bun sitter or reliable "business" in Long Island NY

    I am going away for 3-4 days and my former sitter is no longer available. I noticed a good amount of businesses in my google search claiming rabbit experience. Anyone has used these sitter businesses or know reliable sitters for in home care? I have 2 middle aged and senior bunnies and I am...
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    To Neuter or To Not Neuter??

    The reason they hate to be picked up is ingrained in their genes as that is how they get carried by a predator. They instinctively react to the lifting. Given that yours is getting a lot of socialization, maybe they won't mind as much. I had two mini lops and a mini rex. The minilops would...
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    testicular tumor in 6yr old

    My mini lop has an enlarged testicle that I first noticed last year at the start of the pandemic. I secured an appt with one of his vets and she stated that it was most likely a tumor and they were usually not malignant. Surgery is the only option. She did not convey urgency so here I am, a...
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    To Neuter or To Not Neuter??

    I would suggest to contact the food maker and ask what kind of grass, it is odd the way that is listed. In the US, they would not get away with just listing "grass". My buns have all been fed Timothy Complete from Kaytee. It is the only item I buy from that company as they have a lot of junk...
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    To Neuter or To Not Neuter??

    Holy! where are you? I have been quoted $500 the lowest and over $1000 the highest! Those are rabbit savvy practices. Of 3 male rabbits, I am neutering the last one (6yr +) and only because he developed a testicular tumor last year. They are rarely malignant but I will do it since no one can...
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    11yr old bunny with overgrown tumor...

    What a great way to say goodbye, indeed a good farewell! I have noticed that some animals, sensing the end, seem to try to hang on and start eating frequently. I saw that with my birds mostly. Seems that when they have a great life with their humans and other animals in the house, they want to...
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    Returning a rescue

    Our first bun, Freckles, was the perfect lovey dovey guy. Loved to get petted. Hours if you had the stamina. Ran around our feet, binky, chewed cords (bad thing, of course) and was very vocal when happy and grooming. The year before he died, a mini rex (Houdini) was abandoned in the Pine...
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    Kaytee Brand Food

    Yeah, I tried the mixing. Let's say for fun 10 pellets of the new one vs 40 of the old one. 10 pellets were still in the bowl the next day. and the next...TG my vet had given me 3 baggies of different brands to try so no big expense. Funny how it does not work like that with greens! The first...
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    Kaytee Brand Food

    That is a good one to bookmark and keep in this group as reference. Wow on the 3to5% oil! Others suggest much lower. But UK has had more experience with rabbit husbandry and they are a good source of information. They also tend to be oriented towards show animals so the nutrients preferred...
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    Kaytee Brand Food

    Here is one of many sites with their own preferences. It would be nice if we could find a site that sold sample boxes of different brands so we could test them on bunnies prior to committing to one. In the end, for some, it comes down to adequate nutrition for a good price since pellets are not...
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    Kaytee Brand Food

    I wish you would give specifics on why "they are bad". Is the company unworthy of trust or is it the product manufacturing? It is very subjective otherwise. No matter how selective we think a brand is, it comes down to bunny's taste buds. I tried at least 3 of the ones you mentioned and he...
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    Your rabbit food patterns...

    1tbsp? That would not work with my rabbits. That can only be done if a rabbit is devouring tons of hay as main food and many don't. I had one rabbit that never went for hay. None of my exotics vets had a problem with my keeping a small bowl of pellets available for free feeding as long as...
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    Rabbit with poorly tummy

    How old is the bunny? My older bun's cecals are now like a paste instead of the "grape clusters" he used to have. The amount of greens he eats can generate more cecals than he can eat. I offer him the stray cecals and sometimes he eats them and sometimes he rejects them. If you don't think is...
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    Harlequin lifespan? How long have yours lived?

    In the old days, I would see 5-8 yrs in the Petco information signs. Now, 10 is the commitment required if you are adopting. My guess would be to expect over 8 yrs, especially if indoors because owners are in tuned with them and will catch any changes that could signal illness and act before it...
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    My buns tummy is gurgling

    I hope bunny is better! This is a bad shedding season for my mini lop and he gets mopey. 1ml of simethicone every hour for the first 3 hours. Body massage for sure and pain med like Metacam if you have any! Try anything for food, greens, Critical Care, Emiraid (Rx Only), baby food like pumpkin...
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    Kaytee Brand Food

    Interesting how you get different greens recommendations amount in different sites! Anywhere from one cup to 4 cups! In my case, I had to adjust it to the individual rabbits' needs. Too much greens in the senior bun increases the poopy butt.
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    Kaytee Brand Food

    I have only used Kaytee Timothy Complete brand and my bun is 12 yrs old. I do not use the ones with added flowers or veggies, seeds or anything else. Mine were never neutered so they needed the extra nutrition, I feel. Not neutering was out of fear since they were older and the price was...
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    Bunny has these specks on his fur

    The mites mine had looked like "dandruff". When the fur came off, it had some of it at the root. They can only confirm them with microscope as the eggs attached to hair stem. I was not given Ivermectin. I had Paradyne. I would not spray anything on my rabbit. Especially all body spray...
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