2 weeks ago I noticed one of my rabbits back legs weren't working. After reading lots of info online, and being told this is a common problem in bunnies, I took him to the vets feeling quite hopeful. However, even though he had only been like this for a day, the vet seemed the kindest thing would be to have him put to sleep. I thought this was a bit strange as he didn't know what was wrong. So a week later after cookie being on anti inflammatories, he began eating very well again and twitching his feet and toes so I booked him for an x-ray yesterday with a different vets. I was told they would also test for a parasite. Not even an hour later I received a call saying it was only fair to have him put to sleep but the xrays show no spinal damage or breaks . I asked if it was the parasite and he said we haven't done the test as we feel he should be put to sleep. I disagree as cookie has put weight on, he now twitches his toes, I bath him twice a day and blow dry him for 2 hours to make sure he doesn't get wee burn as he was getting sore but now 100% improvement from bathing him. He is washing and also cleaning my other bunny and has made improvements daily so I don't see that taking his precious life is the right decision right now. I have seen on many forums that bunny wheels can help with mobility but I cannot find anyone that sells them in the UK even though there is a lot of info about them. Can anyone help me? I get up at 5am every day before work to massage him and bath him but think wheels would help massively .
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