New to this whole thing and her poop is so soft.

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  1. Mar 27, 2019 #61

    Sadie Erke

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    All of my rabbits are spayed/neutered and they pee only in their litter box but they poop everywhere! Every rabbit is different, it’ll take time to learn yours. My one rabbit freaks out when I go to take his blanket to wash it. He loves that thing lol.
     
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    I want to start scheduling a daily food routine for Maggie. And i don't know how much I'm supposed to feed her.
    Since i still don't have hay. I feed her veggies instead. She eats a lot. I have to refill her food a lot.
    I give her fresh veggies, a full bowl of different kinds. This repeats for over 3 times.
    She eats them all so quickly. She still doesn't drink water. She eat the pelletes but not a lot. I give her apple for treats.
    I'm afraid she might eat too much.
    What kind of schedule do you suggest? Should i have a specific time of the day to refill her bowl? Or measure how much I'm supposed to feed her on those specific times ?
     
  3. Mar 28, 2019 #63

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    Her ears are hot. I think she has a fever or she's sick. Cause i am too. But she doesn't cough sneeze or have a runny nose . She eats a lot and is very jumpy today. Everything scares her.
    She hasn't slept enough.
    I don't know what to do
     
  4. Mar 28, 2019 #64

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    Rabbits have warm ears. Their normal body temperature is about 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
     
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    I'm starting to have allergies myself. I still haven't found hay. Her front teeth are black. Do you think if i feed her hay more it'll go back to normal?
     
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    Well looks like i can't take care of her. I will give her to someone to take good care of her. I don't have the money or the needed things.
    Thank you for all the help.
    I realized that rabbits aren't my kind of buddy. I always saw the pictures of a happy girl with a rabbit like it's so easy. Now i know what i want the next time i want to get a buddy to be with me.
    You guys are so strong and amazing That you can take care of such delicate creatures.
    I feel sad because i didn't have the ability to take care of her. But I'm happy that she's gonna be treated the way she deserves.
    Thank you again for all the help.
    ❤️
     
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    Hi Sophie, I think it's okay if you feel you can't take care of her, just make sure she's going to good hands don't leave her on street as she can die there. I think you did a lot and tried to do things properly just didn't have enough experience and now you know that rabbit is not a toy and it is a huge responsibility when you are taking one to live with you. I am sorry to hear you still had no chance to get her hay as healthy diet is very important for a rabbit, hay is not that expensive but I understand you maybe just tired and not sure what to do.

    Maybe try to contact your local animal rescue and ask them if they could take her, don't just leave her on street.
     
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    It is not very easy to find her a new owner when she's not looking very healthy, you wouldn't buy an unhealthy rabbit yourself, right? So her chances are good if you find someone who has experience with rabbits and can give her care she needs or animal rescue where volunteers will take care of her and will find someone who can take her, it is if you have local animal rescues. Here I found this site maybe try contacting them maybe they will know more
    https://pawsandnose.org/
     
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    You are a very responsible and mature young woman. I’m sure your parents are very proud of you. Raising rabbits isn’t easy if you’re new at it. With the right knowledge and experience it does get easy. You learn what to watch for. At your age, you are so busy in life and a rabbit can be a huge responsibility and very difficult to care for. It is amazing that you can admit that this rabbit was more responsibility than what you thought and you are wanting to find her a good home. You will go far in life. Being responsible and mature is very important when it comes to success. I would definitely suggest seeing if a humane society would be willing to take her. They will care for her and help with her teeth issues and hopefully be able to put her up for adoption. If they say no, make the comment that you have no home for her and will have to bring her to the vet and have her put down, that usually will get them to reconsider their answer!
     
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    The excess sugar in the carrots will make the diarreah worse. You NEED hay. Her stomach probably hurts a lot at this point. Domesticated rabbits have very sensitive stomachs and they need hay to live. If she doesn't seem to be interested in the pellets, she was probably on an all hay diet and might not recognize them as food. The carrots are likely recognizable to her and comforting, but she doesn't know they are also making her sick. I found a site that says they sell rabbit supplies in iran:

    https://www.petsupplies1.com/rabbit-supply-companies/iran

    Go to any farm with animals and ask to buy some hay off them. This has to be your priority before a new cage or litter training.

    If you absolutely have no other options, try finding some dry grass, or drying it out yourself. If possible, go back to where you bought the rabbit, or find someone else selling rabbits, and ask where they get hay.

    Once she has a high fiber diet again, make her a hutch out of a cardboard box. Make sure it has two holes cut into it for entry. Rabbits don't like places where they can be cornered.

    Litter training is easy, just put hay in the litter box and move the poop that is made outside the litter box to inside the box. Eventually they get the idea.

    You've been given some great advice on cages from other people in this thread. Making a cage sounds like it will be your best bet. Just be careful not to try making or using anything with a wire bottom. You'll give your rabbit sore hocks.

    For now, keep her hydrated, and get that hay
     
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    Oh jeez I didn't realize there were multiple pages for this thread. I'm sorry things have been so hard. You sound like you really want to do whats best for her
     
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    I Decided to keep her for awhile till she grows up.
    I Got hay finally. i bought her litter filler. hopefully I'll get the other things. I'm not worried about her now. She has the needed things, the only problem is That I'm sick now and my spring allergies have started.
    My parents love her. they told me to keep her for awhile. they promised to get the stuff she needs. so I'll still need
    your help.
    (sorry if I'm being too needy )
     
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    You are fine hun. Don’t worry about being needy. You are in the process of learning to care for another living thing.
     
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    Not trying be an jerk but please for future never get a pet until you've done research. Just for the pets sake. Also never buy a bunny under 2 months old. Anyone who's selling under 2 months doesnt care about the well being. Now that being said I dont have the time to read the whole thread but get the rabbit on hay like yesterday alfalfa preferred due to shes growing and need the nutrients. Eventually Timothy is best but that's months away. For now cut out anything that isnt greens like lettuce but iceberg, cilantro, bok choy, dill and other leafy greens. Try 1 at a time just incase curtian veggies bug her system. Also feed unlimited high protein pellets while she grows aslong as she still eats roughly 70-80% hay. Next idk where you are but get her a caged area that is if it's a 5lb or less breed that's 10sqft minimal and 2ft high. Bigger if it's a bigger breed. At 6 months make sure you fix her itll be healthier for her. 75% of females get cancer. Itll combat that. Also aggression and other undesired issues. At that point you can litter train and take the cage out completely which is my recommendation especially if you dont have another bunny bonded. She will need social interaction and lots of bonding and love. This is the best way. Once more hays in system her poop should eventually become a decent size ball shape solid and if not to much protein a darker brown.
     
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    Also brace for the worse. Shes in bad shape. For the next few days until fiber is in her system properly shes in the danger zone
     
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    Also I didnt specify cus just waking up. In the cage have a plastic container for litter box. Enough room for her to turn around in.
     
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    I wasn't planning on getting a rabbit. My mum came home with one, for surprise. I got her needed things so i don't worry much now.
     
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    I bought her the things she needes.
    Hay, litter box, toys, a bigger cage, a water feeder, litter filler and high protein and healthy pellets. I think this might be enough. I'll get the carrier bag for later.
    Any hints on keeping her roam free inside without wrecking the apartment? She is in my room. She walks and plays around in my room. I also got her a pillow thing to sleep and rest on.
    This is her cage
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    this is a vitamin chewy thingy. 20190330_230437-500x500.jpg
    This is her brush and special rabbit shampoo. That isn't an actual shampoo, it's a spray thingy.
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    This is her pillow 20190330_230314-500x500-500x500.jpg
    These are her pellets.
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    And you can see the toys. The ladder and the hanger.
    Are these good enough?
     
  20. Mar 30, 2019 #80

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    Hi,


    well, I would say rabbits don't need chemicals sprayed on them, no matter if someone sells this stuff claiming its ok, and they don't need baths or shampoo unless it's a butt bath in lukewarm water if there's poop stuck there. They are the most clean animals I've ever cuddled with.

    I would pick out the corn kernels from her food, corn isn't good food anyway, and whole kernels can ruin the teeth.

    About that ladder...
    Rabbits are pretty awkward when climbing, they aren't made for that and most don't do it anyway, I would be worried about her trying to get up, slip and get stuck or injure herself on a ladder - so if you want that she can go up there I would attach a board to the underside of this ladder, with no gap to the steps, turning it into a ramp.
    Then, that ladder should lead somewhere where the rabbit can stand without getting it's feet caught - either solid surface or wire grid small enough that none of her feet can slip in, and a ramp to the floor on the outside too would make sense.

    Another, imho better way to let her go in and out would be to tilt up or remove the wire part, just make sure it can't come down accidentially.
     

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