Rabbit wont drink water after neuter!

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My 6 monts old rabbit got neutered yesterday. He has a cone and he is very angry about it. He can eat on his own but he cant drink. I hold him his water bowl but he didnt take it. Then I removed the cone but he just tried to lick his wound, so I had to put it back on. Should I try to gave him some water with syringe ?? He drank last night but none today.
 

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Is he eating anything? Did the vet give you meloxicam(or other med) for pain relief? If you can't get him to drink you may need to start syringing water. If you aren't familiar with doing this, might be best to consult with your vet. When syringing food or water to a rabbit, it has to be done slowly and carefully, giving them time to swallow, or you could risk them aspirating the contents, which could cause aspiration pneumonia.
 

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Is he eating anything? Did the vet give you meloxicam(or other med) for pain relief? If you can't get him to drink you may need to start syringing water. If you aren't familiar with doing this, might be best to consult with your vet. When syringing food or water to a rabbit, it has to be done slowly and carefully, giving them time to swallow, or you could risk them aspirating the contents, which could cause aspiration pneumonia.
He is eating hay, veggies and some pellets. He also wants to eat a lot of fruit. I managed to gave him water with a spoon. Our vet gave us 2 days of meloxicam. I hope its enough :/ I did ask and she said its fine.
 

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I wouldn't give him a lot of fruit. The sugars can upset the digestion. If he is eating veggies well, then that will help with hydrating him. Then I guess keep spoon feeding water if he will take it. Just be careful to do it slowly so he has a chance to swallow.
 
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