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  1. mike158

    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    No offence intended; I sincerely hope everything works out and he recovers.
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    As I said in my posts (previous pages), I lost 2 rabbits in 2 months due to foot abscesses. Unfortunately - and I am obviously not anything like an expert on this subject (just been looking after my rabbits for 4 years) I personally don't see how a rabbit can have a quality life with losing a...
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    should i spay ?

    Got it! The "Edit Profile pic" didn't work, but the "Edit Avatar" worked: thanks very much.
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    Ear itching

    Fur Mites: One of my rabbits had what looked like very small dandruff on her back so I took her to the vet. She took a sample of hair and view it under the microscope and confirmed that she had mites; she said "they are clinging on to the hair". She gave my rabbit a drop on INVERMICIN - applied...
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    dont always trust a vets word

    Glad to hear it worked out for you. My male Lion Head stopped eating last September. I took him to the vet and she said his (2) front upper teeth needed cutting - and proceeded to "snap" them off, albeit in 3 stages to each one. She also gave me some Critical Care powder. However, on following...
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    Does he really like me?!

    I expect there will be people who disagree with me, but I don't think it's fair (on the lone rabbit) to keep one rabbit; they are sociable creatures and you really need to get him a friend.
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    What vegetables do you feed your rabbit?

    Breakfast: instant porridge made with hot water - no sugar or milk; keep it fairly watery, so it is also a good way for them to get water intake. Lunch: mixture of kale, Chinese kale, small amount of diced cabbage, sliced runner beans, sliced carrot. Dinner: ditto lunch with small amount of...
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    heat and rabbits

    Get a small electric fan, put it on low speed: swivel if possible.
  9. mike158

    should i spay ?

    Anyone know why they aren't displaying my profile picture (of my rabbit - 62.5 kb)? It appears on MY profile, but is not displayed on the left side of my posts?
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    should i spay ?

    Guess that is why I changed vets...
  11. mike158

    Bonding with rabbit help

    I think you hit the nail on the head when you mentioned "other buns". Having bought, then raised at home a number of rabbits, it is my experience that there should be 2 together (or 3 together). Asides from companionship, there is the issue of cleaning; rabbits spend a lot of time...
  12. mike158

    should i spay ?

    The first male rabbit I had spayed (well it was actually castrated) after he fathered 3 litters. I took him to the vet (at an animal "clinic") in the afternoon and picked him up the next morning. Withing a week he had developed a urinary track infection, so I took him back and she gave him an...
  13. mike158

    Nail Trimming

    I acknowledge what writers are saying about a "bunny burrito", but what I do is place a plastic (patio) chair next to a (low) patio table, pick up my rabbit and lay him - belly down - across my lap. I clip the outside (front/back) paws, turn him round and then do the other 2 paws. If you are...
  14. mike158

    need help,gastric stasis

    Critical Care - revision No. 3: strike condensed milk (my mistake) it should read UNSWEETENED PINEAPPLE JUICE. However, I did use to mix the (original No. 3) mixture with his pellets... and this got him to start eating the SOFTENED pellets. The good news was that as soon as he got better, he...
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    need help,gastric stasis

    Critical Care: When you get the (light brown) powder, this is the way to mix it: 1. Use 1:4 with hot (boiled but cooled) water; put it in the plastic container, apply the lid and shake like hell till it is a nice mixture. 2. Let it cool. 3. Mix some tinned condensed milk (a little) with some hot...
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    Nail Trimming

    With our first rabbits, we took them to the vet when they were 2 months old and she clipped their nails. After that - and for 4 years - I have been doing it myself. The vet uses something that looks like a mix of a pair of nail scissors and nail clippers; I just use nail clippers, clip their...
  17. mike158

    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Critical Care: When you get the (light brown) powder, this is the way to mix it: 1. Use 1:4 with hot (boiled but cooled) water; put it in the plastic container, apply the lid and shake like hell till it is a nice mixture. 2. Let it cool. 3. Mix some tinned condensed milk (a little) with some...
  18. mike158

    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Just over 2 weeks ago, my male Mini-Rex ("Boy") developed multiple abscesses on under ALL FOUR PAWS. I took him to the "animal hospital" and the rabbit doctor examined him - his temp. was 105!, gave him 2 injections, cleaned and bandaged the legs and gave me antibiotic liquid to administer twice...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Contd. After a full examination, the doctor gave her recommendation that the leg had to be removed. (Going what I have already said, I actually feared this would be the case). I had actually read up a lot about this subject online, and the doctor also added that with a serious abscess it is...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Contd. After a full examination, the doctor gave her recommendation that the leg had to be removed. (Going what I have already said, I actually feared this would be the case). I had actually read up a lot about this subject online, and the doctor also added that with a serious abscess it is...
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