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Good morning from Canada.
My sweet Pete is doing well.
Apparently I gave him too much banana and elevated his blood glucose.

With rapid recovery mash, baby gripe water and regular water given by syringe he recovered.

A frightening experience but a lesson well learned.

My question is this....
When I leave the house I would love to have outdoor sounds playing or soft music that might be pleasant for my bun.

I'm afraid to randomly select because I'm worried there might be the calls of raptor birds that would terrify him.

Also, I have no idea what response music can evict in rabbits.
Would it even have any meaning for him?

I know plants and trees respond well to certain types of music.

Any suggestions?
 

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I leave a radio running when my herd is out in the garden, as a deterrent for predators. Our foxes and martens are rather shy.

As far as I can tell, they don't care at all. They know that something loud isn't dangerous, a crying bird is not on the hunt. They are very good at worrying about the real threads, like rustling leaves or a twig snapping. They do listen to birdsong, I think, like perking up when a blackbird gives alarm calls, but that's just my impression.

Music wise, mine don't care if it's Slipkbnot, 5FDP, Arch Enemy - or some local folk radio station or classic (which I keep running when I'm away, because that stations have the most spoken word quota which is said to keep predators away). It seems to be just background noise for them, I ever noticed anything but indifference.

But it's just us that grew up to not deal well with silence, it's a very, very human thing. If I wouldn't worry about wildlife visits I sure wouldn't put any music on for them.
 
I leave a radio running when my herd is out in the garden, as a deterrent for predators. Our foxes and martens are rather shy.

As far as I can tell, they don't care at all. They know that something loud isn't dangerous, a crying bird is not on the hunt. They are very good at worrying about the real threads, like rustling leaves or a twig snapping. They do listen to birdsong, I think, like perking up when a blackbird gives alarm calls, but that's just my impression.

Music wise, mine don't care if it's Slipkbnot, 5FDP, Arch Enemy - or some local folk radio station or classic (which I keep running when I'm away, because that stations have the most spoken word quota which is said to keep predators away). It seems to be just background noise for them, I ever noticed anything but indifference.

But it's just us that grew up to not deal well with silence, it's a very, very human thing. If I wouldn't worry about wildlife visits I sure wouldn't put any music on for them.
I really appreciate your response.
Thank you.
I am a beginner but have been captivated and enthralled with these amazing creatures
 
Just wanted to comment on your banana episode. Glad he's doing better.

In the future, if your bun stops eating, try the simethicone first. If a rabbit goes into full GI stasis, force feeding anything (even critical care) can cause more harm than good. In other words, adding more bulk to an already blocked/clogged gut can cause further damage.

Oftentimes, a sudden refusal to eat is a result of temporary discomfort or gas (caused by a bacterial imbalance from too much sugar, etc). So the simethicone relieves the pressure and gets them eating again.

So unless we know that a rabbit is in full on stasis, the baby gas drops are often an easy, quick remedy.
 
Just wanted to comment on your banana episode. Glad he's doing better.

In the future, if your bun stops eating, try the simethicone first. If a rabbit goes into full GI stasis, force feeding anything (even critical care) can cause more harm than good. In other words, adding more bulk to an already blocked/clogged gut can cause further damage.

Oftentimes, a sudden refusal to eat is a result of temporary discomfort or gas (caused by a bacterial imbalance from too much sugar, etc). So the simethicone relieves the pressure and gets them eating again.

So unless we know that a rabbit is in full on stasis, the baby gas drops are often an easy, quick remedy.
Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I am trying to research everything I can to be a good rabbitt owner.
However...after 63 years, I realize that first hand experience is most often the most valuable.
Donna
 
As far as I can tell, they don't care at all.

Music wise, mine don't care if it's Slipkbnot, 5FDP, Arch Enemy

My observations have been the same. There's no difference in their response to music, whether it's Immortal, Suffocation, Paradise Lost, or Blind Guardian. They appear to appreciate all genres of metal :)

I image music is like television for them -- it just doesn't register in the same way as it does in humans. (And they're sensitive to many sounds that don't register to us humans!)
 
Just wanted to comment on your banana episode. Glad he's doing better.

In the future, if your bun stops eating, try the simethicone first. If a rabbit goes into full GI stasis, force feeding anything (even critical care) can cause more harm than good. In other words, adding more bulk to an already blocked/clogged gut can cause further damage.

Oftentimes, a sudden refusal to eat is a result of temporary discomfort or gas (caused by a bacterial imbalance from too much sugar, etc). So the simethicone relieves the pressure and gets them eating again.

So unless we know that a rabbit is in full on stasis, the baby gas drops are often an easy, quick remedy.
This is completely unscientific, but ... in addition to gas drops I also start out by putting lots of chopped apple bits in her water bowl. My bunny doesn't get treats so she'll usually lap that up, even if she doesn't feel well. And the apple seems to move things along.

I'd appreciate feedback on whether this is or isn't good advice.
 
I wonder if playing this YouTube video really offers music that bunnies like. I played it once when our bunny was with me but couldn't figure if he really liked it, but I saved the URL because I found it relaxing. PS I have no affiliation with this video.
 

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