Have any of you noticed people act weird towards you because of the COVID-19

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Thanks, Hermelin. Hope all is well on your side of the world.
I would never truly be stuck in quarantine because my part-time job needs people to work 24/7. So I can move more freely if it get to the worse.

I hope everything goes well for you and your bunnies ^^
 
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you to Hermelin. if you have a yard you can get grass form there too, you can dry it for hay or give it to them fresh! Stay safe and healthy though and good luck to you and your bunnies!
 

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Hi everyone. Here in South Africa, a lockdown will be implemented for about 3 weeks, and while I have veggies for the next few days, I won't be able to get some for about 2 or so weeks. Cant stock up too much as it will go off. Im sure someone has experience with this, are your rabbits doing okay? My babies get mostly hay, some pellets, a piece of apple or carrot here and there, and each gets a handful of fresh veggies and little herbs every morning. Im worried of course. Kindly let me know your experience? I think they'll be fine, but it will definitely be a change in diet/routine.
Hi, food stores and stores selling essentialities, pharmacies etc will stay open, maybe they won't be fully loaded but still. Lockdown just means that they want people to stay home in self-isolation for 3 weeks, they will just ask you to shop say once a week and go out for an exercise once a day alone and stay 2 m from people and wear protective mask etc. In stores they will mark 2m distance in line and will let less people in at the same time so it won't be too crowded. So if you will do food shopping for yourself you'll be able to get some vegs for your rabbit.
Maybe you want to reduce portions and get some vegs that will last longer, say if today is your shopping day you brought home some fresh coriander and romaine lettuce and celery and cauliflower leaves and carrots with greens and apples, so you can give them coriander today and tomorrow, then romaine for two days then cauliflower leaves and leave celery for later as it will survive perfectly one week in the fridge. When I am very bad I give half stick of celery every morning and they are happy. Well celery you shouldn't give every day but when situation is not great you do your best. Celery and cabbage can survive two weeks easily, carrots, apples, you can give a little bit but every morning. Cabbage is also limited as gives gas but once or twice a week just a little bit would be fine. If there's no vegs they will survive on hay and pellets.
As Hermelin said you better get more hay because people will stay home and will work from home, expect delays with deliveries if you buy online, but pet food also should be on essential list and pet supplies including bedding as well.

I am pretty sure it will go on for much longer than just two weeks in China it took more than 4 months and they had military style quarantine so I would say August would be too optimistic, most likely it will take about two years
 

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Thanks for the responses and help everyone. Just cant wait for this to pass. Its making us all so worried and anxious.
Best wishes. ❤
 

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Hi everyone, I wonder if any of you have noticed people act weird around you.

I live in Iowa in a popular suburb where people all over the state come to shop, eat, attend events etc. A lot has changed here. All businesses except essential are closed. Grocery stores have short hours. Schools and religious establishments are closed. People look anxious, at least many do. Then there are people who do not care too and get way too close. I was at the store and a family was coming my way. The mom was tense for her kid to go to the other side. It is kind of hard to stay inside. Some people may not have good situations...bad relationships and/or unsafe. Mentally and financially this can be tough for people and they might be on edge. For me, I am just a bit worn out reading about what is going on and being concerned. People making rude comments, well many are not properly informed or they are just morons.
 

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Hi everyone. Here in South Africa, a lockdown will be implemented for about 3 weeks, and while I have veggies for the next few days, I won't be able to get some for about 2 or so weeks. Cant stock up too much as it will go off. Im sure someone has experience with this, are your rabbits doing okay? My babies get mostly hay, some pellets, a piece of apple or carrot here and there, and each gets a handful of fresh veggies and little herbs every morning. Im worried of course. Kindly let me know your experience? I think they'll be fine, but it will definitely be a change in diet/routine.
As long as they have plenty of hay and water they’ll be fine :)
 
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Yesterday I got really mad at a few people and how they act. I saw a few high school kids coughing on other people and laughing like they think it’s fun acting disrespectful towards people.

I know how some people will react, myself when I was out with friends before it was many people getting COVID-19 in sweden, it was just 2 cases reported at that time. We was out eating at a restaurant. I somehow managed to choke on the drink and ended up getting a coughing fit. Everyone in the restaurant looked at me but me and my friends reassured I just choked on my drink, that was a really awkward situation I had put myself in. But I could understand their reactions while my friends just laugh at my clumsy situation.

Sweden still don’t have strict rules and it’s quite lacking compared to other countries. People at the nursing home I work at, the elderly can still meet their relatives if they walk outside to meet them. Which in my eyes it’s quite worrying, it would be better if the elderly could facetime or just skype with their relatives. Instead of meeting them and going to other places with them.
 

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There have been many changes since I last commented in this thread -- the state issued a lockdown, and my company has half the employees working from home. Many individuals in service industries have lost their jobs, larger firms & corporations are mandating pay cuts and putting plans in place for potential layoffs, and the country's unemployment claims are over 10x what they were during the 2008-2009 recession.

I still haven't noticed much out of the ordinary in the interactions I have had, though. Kids are outside playing together, couples are walking together down the trail, and the behavior of people in the grocery store seems mostly normal.

To be honest, I'm far more concerned about the economic repercussions of an extended lockdown, even here in America. (I imagine the economic situation for much of the EU is even more precarious.)
 

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The economy truly will affect people, I know my aunt and cousins in italy have a rough time now. They are down to eating only one meal a day to save food.

While I’m here in sweden eating my meals and took an evening walk around the lake (10 km) with the dog. The difference it’s huge between countries.
 

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Have any of you started to stack up food for your bunnies?

I know a few people will loose their job because of covid-19. Which can cause trouble for their beloved pets.
 

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I would like to start making hay, but it is so dry here, didnt really rain for months, 80% less from average. It's quite a chore to find enough grass to feed...
"Good" thing is, now I have enough time to wander around with a basket and collect handful by handfull :(

Otherwise, I got a new 25kg bag of pellets recently, and there are 4 bales of hay left, that will last about half a year, somewhat depending on how many rabbits there are to feed in summer.
That's my normal procedure anyway.
 

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Hi everyone, I wonder if any of you have noticed people act weird around you.

Both me and my friend have noticed it, for example a mother walking with her kid and suddenly drag the kid away from us, people trying to avoid us and can give quite rude comments like wanting us to move away or clear space from them.

It’s really great that my cold have started acting after being dormant for a month. Never truly breaking through until I started stress over my exam I’ll have in 2 weeks. And just the last two weeks the virus have come to sweden. I can just imagine it will be worse, when people just act the way they do because I look asian and more people get sick. So my normal cold really know when it should break out.

I don’t really complain that much, people avoid sitting near me so more space for me :)

Me and my friend often joke about it just to make it less awkward and just laugh it away. Like when people avoid us. I can give the comment why didn’t you cough, they would be running the other way or clear the space as if a stink bomb was dropped.

I wonder if any of you have experienced the same because of the COVID-19.
I am definitely one of those weird people, UNLESS the reason they are doing it is because of their own vile issues of racism. My mother (who I live with) is extremely high risk so sometimes on walks I’ll realize someone is approaching and promptly cross the street. I usually try to balance this by smiling and waving.
 

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I am definitely one of those weird people, UNLESS the reason they are doing it is because of their own vile issues of racism. My mother (who I live with) is extremely high risk so sometimes on walks I’ll realize someone is approaching and promptly cross the street. I usually try to balance this by smiling and waving.
I can understand my own dad and mom are both in the risk group. My dad is his age while mother have trouble with the heart. If it get worse with covid-19 we told my dad he could travel to his siblings up north and live with them. Because I work part-time at a nursing home and my mom work in the city.

So I’m the one that do the shopping and don’t spend that much outside. I try to keep social distance to people but I would never act rude to people or be disrespectful.

I just find that people could ask nicely instead of being rude. But I never cared that much when people act weird or might give rude comments, you get quite used with those things when you have had to handle things like that ever since being a child.

I just hope everyone stay safe during the pandemic. Many people have lost friends and family members ☺

Myself even had a friend that was quite racist but at least changed the views a bit after knowing me. Which was really weird because the only language I speak fluently is Swedish and I’m a part of the swedish church and follow the classic traditions. Also nearly half of my relatives are racist and hate immigrants but my siblings and I are accepted by them. But during relatives party they can say quite rude comments. One of my aunts thought me and my little brother needed to have rice to all our meals but my little brother loves eating potatoes more.

You as a person learns to ignore and not listen. It’s like when I go to an asian party and meet my mothers friends and always get called out for my weight. Which in fact is in the normal range for my height.

So I never let other people affect me but
they leave a shadow behind, so you get tired of it ☺
 

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I can understand my own dad and mom are both in the risk group. My dad is his age while mother have trouble with the heart. If it get worse with covid-19 we told my dad he could travel to his siblings up north and live with them. Because I work part-time at a nursing home and my mom work in the city.

So I’m the one that do the shopping and don’t spend that much outside. I try to keep social distance to people but I would never act rude to people or be disrespectful.

I just find that people could ask nicely instead of being rude. But I never cared that much when people act weird or might give rude comments, you get quite used with those things when you have had to handle things like that ever since being a child.

I just hope everyone stay safe during the pandemic. Many people have lost friends and family members ☺

Myself even had a friend that was quite racist but at least changed the views a bit after knowing me. Which was really weird because the only language I speak fluently is Swedish and I’m a part of the swedish church and follow the classic traditions. Also nearly half of my relatives are racist and hate immigrants but my siblings and I are accepted by them. But during relatives party they can say quite rude comments. One of my aunts thought me and my little brother needed to have rice to all our meals but my little brother loves eating potatoes more.

You as a person learns to ignore and not listen. It’s like when I go to an asian party and meet my mothers friends and always get called out for my weight. Which in fact is in the normal range for my height.

So I never let other people affect me but
they leave a shadow behind, so you get tired of it ☺
I totally agree. People need to work together during this pandemic and should be as nice as possible! I’m sorry people are behaving that way towards you.
I have also dealt with racist family members and many if them are very rude people in general. Ugh. I’m sorry you have to deal with that.
 

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I would like to start making hay, but it is so dry here, didnt really rain for months, 80% less from average. It's quite a chore to find enough grass to feed...
"Good" thing is, now I have enough time to wander around with a basket and collect handful by handfull :(

Otherwise, I got a new 25kg bag of pellets recently, and there are 4 bales of hay left, that will last about half a year, somewhat depending on how many rabbits there are to feed in summer.
That's my normal procedure anyway.
Mysef hopes the summer won’t be dry, otherwise it will be extremely expensive paying hay during the winter time. Myself have pellets for a year and 5 and 1/2 bale hay for my two tiny bunnies, it’s around 90 kg hay. So it should be enough for nearly a year if I don’t get a giant bunny again ☺
 

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I buy fresh veggies every 10 days or so when I get my own groceries...I also grow romaine/arugula/ parsley and cilantro in pots for emergencies. I don't think we have to worry about grocery stores closing, to get veggies for our bunnies.
I don't think we have to stock pile food for them
 

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The last time the world was THIS messed up, with people acting towards you as they do.. was ww2. Self isolating, thinking everyone has sars and need to protect themselves..
 

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P.s it's not that the mother was dragging them away from you. It's that the government has called for "social distancing". They give tickets to people who are in the same car, but do not live at the same address. That's how serious it is. So if you and your friend are hanging out.. I suggest you distance yourself from them. Self isolation is where it's at. To protect you AND you bun.
 

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P.s it's not that the mother was dragging them away from you. It's that the government has called for "social distancing". They give tickets to people who are in the same car, but do not live at the same address. That's how serious it is. So if you and your friend are hanging out.. I suggest you distance yourself from them. Self isolation is where it's at. To protect you AND you bun.
This happended before we had so many cases with covid-19. At that time there was only 3 people reported with covid-19. And before mars there was only 1 known. So it was quite a big reaction from a person to do that way before any outbreak happened in sweden.

I can understand social distance and I’m not moving around as much as I did before. Sweden have really slack rules compared with other countries. I’m living my typical shut in life which I usually do, maybe take a walk in the forest but spend most of my time reading books, study and working.

But people still avoid my friend and me more than other people. Like they rather sit by a person that look more swedish than sitting in the seats in front of us. I’m not moving around that much but you still notice how people avoid you more than other people. Specially for my friend that live in the city and need to take the bus to the grocery store.

Myself lives in a small town outside the city, so I rarely walk into people but I can notice they stare a lot more and even kids can act rude towards me. I work part-time at a nursing home with alzheimer patients and they need people that works, so I won’t isolate myself fully.

Otherwise it would mean someone at work would need to work alone, when they try to call me in to work. During summer I will work full time at the nursing home 😊
 

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I buy fresh veggies every 10 days or so when I get my own groceries...I also grow romaine/arugula/ parsley and cilantro in pots for emergencies. I don't think we have to worry about grocery stores closing, to get veggies for our bunnies.
I don't think we have to stock pile food for them
Myself just stock piled while I have money, so if the economy will be tight I have nothing to worry about for my bunnies ☺

I’m just waiting for spring to kick in fully and my bunnies will eat the weeds growing everywhere as their veggies and other leafy greens from the forest ^^
 
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