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It is 7 P.M. but we are still in the shed playing! He just did a super fast bunny 500 and knocked over all of those yellow signs, I jumped up to fix it and he typed something on here, he is very desperate to talk to all his followers:p. It is so dark in here I can't see him so I don't know where he is, I can just hear him. It is also so cold, because a cold front came in last night, my fingers are freezing.

Update on his Gi-recovery:
I had taken him off pellets for a day to see if that would help him recover, but last night he begged for some. I gave in and it turned out he does not know what is best for him. Today he has been sitting hunched up almost all day, not really eating or pooping, and didn't want to come out to play when he normally shakes his cage bars to get let out! I decided to give him a tummy massage and some pineapple juice and see if that would help. He normally inhales the juice but I had to force him to take it. He hates tummy massages so it was a struggle, but we managed, and the pineapple juice is from a can because I'm allergic to pineapple and can juice it. Anyway, they both seemed to work and he has been binkying and doing bunny five-hundreds. I will not be giving him pellets anytime soon. He is going on a hay-only diet.
He really likes music so I have been playing some, it has helped! I was just singing to one song, I don't know if you would call it singing:confused:, but he was running around dancing to it. I wish I had taken pictures, but I didn't have my phone out there and my computer is horrible at taking pictures.
That sounds fun, aside from the part where he started being sick again. Maybe you could try ‘No wheat pellets’ or pellets that only have hay in them.
 

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I think he is just a happy lit sick bunny. I just turned 14 and I have 6 rabbits (fritz, fizz, Kiah, oreo, nova, and jasper!) and I love them all! I hope Theo gets better soon! he doesn't really look fat and he clearly gets exercise, so he seems to have a good life! I wish you luck and keep us updated on him!
 

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I went digging through the attic to get the boxes I have been storing up there. This is what I found: all the cardboard.jpg
I got to work making some awesome toys! We'll see what he thinks about them tomorrow!
 

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That's so cool! I have done that too but I don't have the time to do it again so instead they get compressed hay and treat filled toilet paper rolls that are closed on the end, its a good way to do it because it takes time to pull each treat out so they aren't eating all the treats at once like with the toy balls!
 

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I'm glad to hear Theo is feeling better! When I start hearing Trixie's tummy start bubbling, I give her infant mylicon and some mint leaves. I love that he enjoys music! Wonder what his favorite song is :)
 

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Looks like it takes a while
I am really crafty so I love doing these kinds of things. I've done it so many times so I've gotten used to making them.
Wonder what his favorite song is
I don't know if you know the song Eastside, by Halsey and Khalid. It seems to be his favorite right now. It was the one he was "dancing" to. :)
 

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I don’t really know why I keep posting on here, but I will continue to post anyway even if nobody reads it. It gives me something to think of during the day.

Good news! Theo is doing so much better! He ate SO much hay and he is pooping normally! I just weaned him off the Reglan and pineapple juice and he has improved so much. If he gets sick again I still have some Critical Care to feed him so it doesn’t get too bad.

I didn’t let Theo play with his new toys today because I like them to much and I don’t want him to destroy them. But, his new brush came in and I got pictures of how awesome it was! Theo hates getting brushed, so I set up a table and put a towel down. I put some treats on the towel where his face was and gave him nose rubs to get him to stay put. He didn’t eat the treats, so he got them after as a reward for being so good. He actually liked this brush better than the other ones I have. He will still hate me for the rest of the day, but whatever. He should get over it.


This is the best brush in the world! It is very sturdy, not sharp, and came with a nice rubber cap to put on the head when you are not using it. I have never gotten this much fur off him and it didn’t even hurt! Every rabbit owner should have one of these! I tried it on my cat, and it didn’t work as well as it did on Theo so that just proves it is meant for rabbits.

Here is a link to the brush: https://www.amazon.com/Paws-Pals-Grooming-Shedding-Trimming/dp/B01KKP4EY2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2QB30HRQMO4TY&keywords=paws+and+pals+deshedding+tool&qid=1584410006&sprefix=paws+an+pals+,aps,190&sr=8-2.

I found a similar one on UK Amazon for those of you who don’t live in America: https://www.amazon.co.uk/MIU-COLOR-Deshedding-Grooming-Undercoat/dp/B00DQ48TT6/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1RS3FA8L246UA&dchild=1&keywords=deshedding+tool+for+dogs&qid=1584410044&s=pet-supplies&sprefix=deshedding+,aps,291&sr=1-5.
 

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@Theo post away! I enjoy reading about Theo :) Glad to hear he's feeling better! I will definitely check out that brush then! With Trixie shedding her winter coat right now, I need all the help I can get. Her fur is EVERYWHERE lol.
 

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I am glad he is better! I would say take him off of his things super slow, if one pellet affected him than he might not be ready.
Well, I should have listened to you @bunnylove2024 because Theo is acting sickly, again! He just won't get better! Yesterday was a great day and I thought he was almost better, only to take a huge leap backward. He is barely eating, drinking, pooping, and playing today. He has gotten some gas drops and Critical Care, but they don't seem to be helping. The vet is not an option now because of the coronavirus. I'm going to continue to give him tummy massages, critical care, and gas drops. I also have some Reglan left over so I might give him some of that. Any tips are appreciated!
 

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Good news, he pooped! I never thought I would be saying those words, but who knows what you'll say when you have a rabbit :confused:. I force-fed him some more Critical Care, gave him some more gas drops, and gave him some wet lettuce sprinkled with Critical Care (a little trick I have to make him take his medicine) and it really helped him out! After that we had playtime and there was a lot of cuddling :eek:, which surprised me because he is not the cuddly type. During playtime, he also kept eating hay which was amazing because he has ignored it all day :). We are currently reading A Fire Sparkling by Julianne Maclean during playtime, but today he was more interested in eating the book :confused:.

Sorry, my updates have been kind of crazy today. First, it sounded like he was dying and next, it sounds like he is healthy! He is very inconsistent when he is sick. Tomorrow he will probably be dying again despite all of my efforts today :(.
 

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Sorry, it has been so long since I last posted on here! I have been super busy trying to keep Theo alive because he won't recover from Gi-stasis. I even thought about possibly having to put him down today :(. He has been getting all kinds of medicines and had seemed to be getting a little better every day, but today was a huge step backward. From Theo's point of view, he thinks I am killing him because I have been using that AWESOME brush on him every day and I have been forcing him to take his medicine. If you have any tips on how to help him please tell me: https://www.rabbitsonline.net/threads/gi-stasis-help.97466/page-3#post-1135711! He is acting so weird and not normal. I hate it for him to be in pain because it not only hurts him, it hurts me too.
 

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Theo has been getting no antibiotics for the past 2 days and has been improving very slowly 😬, yet still improving 😄. I have been giving him only hay, boiled water, a tiny bit romaine lettuce, tummy massages, and fennel seed tea. I hope he continues to get better and not relapse for like the 10th time🙄!

Also, I have been using that brush on him every day and his fur is so soft 😍! He is already a Mini Rex so his fur is naturally soft, but after getting brushed it is so much softer!

Is anyone else loving these emojis as much as me? 😍😂😁😊🥳🤩🤪
 

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I got some new pictures of Theo today! He is such a model! He has been doing really well and been only a little gassy. He looks so funny in the last picture 😂
 

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I don’t really know why I keep posting on here, but I will continue to post anyway even if nobody reads it. It gives me something to think of during the day.

Good news! Theo is doing so much better! He ate SO much hay and he is pooping normally! I just weaned him off the Reglan and pineapple juice and he has improved so much. If he gets sick again I still have some Critical Care to feed him so it doesn’t get too bad.

I didn’t let Theo play with his new toys today because I like them to much and I don’t want him to destroy them. But, his new brush came in and I got pictures of how awesome it was! Theo hates getting brushed, so I set up a table and put a towel down. I put some treats on the towel where his face was and gave him nose rubs to get him to stay put. He didn’t eat the treats, so he got them after as a reward for being so good. He actually liked this brush better than the other ones I have. He will still hate me for the rest of the day, but whatever. He should get over it.


This is the best brush in the world! It is very sturdy, not sharp, and came with a nice rubber cap to put on the head when you are not using it. I have never gotten this much fur off him and it didn’t even hurt! Every rabbit owner should have one of these! I tried it on my cat, and it didn’t work as well as it did on Theo so that just proves it is meant for rabbits.

Here is a link to the brush: https://www.amazon.com/Paws-Pals-Grooming-Shedding-Trimming/dp/B01KKP4EY2/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2QB30HRQMO4TY&keywords=paws+and+pals+deshedding+tool&qid=1584410006&sprefix=paws+an+pals+,aps,190&sr=8-2.

I found a similar one on UK Amazon for those of you who don’t live in America: https://www.amazon.co.uk/MIU-COLOR-Deshedding-Grooming-Undercoat/dp/B00DQ48TT6/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1RS3FA8L246UA&dchild=1&keywords=deshedding+tool+for+dogs&qid=1584410044&s=pet-supplies&sprefix=deshedding+,aps,291&sr=1-5.
Thank you so much for this! I’ve been meaning to look for a good brush that’s affordable and gets the job done :)
 
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