Scared about sickness

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  1. Aug 5, 2019 #1

    Hayzel

    Hayzel

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    Hi, I'm pretty new at this forum and I just wanna share my concern.
    It's being a while since I had a rabbit (not that much, just like a year ago, he died) and I'm probably just overreacting 'cause I've been reading a lot about being sick and how they shouldn't do this and that and the temperature and everything is just so overwhelming that I'm not sure if I have to take her to the vet (again).

    I took her for the first time last week, and the vet said that she was fine, just this little issue about her leg and an inflammation. Yesterday I took her again, they said she was fine and she could play again on the room and she was so excited when I let her out of her cage.

    Since I brought her home, she has been so shy and afraid that she always runs away when you try to touch her. Today she was so... I don't know, calm? slow? I'm a little worried but my bf says that it's probably me overreacting and she's just fine and starting to trust us. I mean, she's just almost 2 months old, she should be running away from me!

    I'm just scared / afraid of loosing her. I've been researching a lot, trying to keep everything clean (I clean the litter box everyday and all the mat she sleeps in) and watching her diet (alfalfa and pellets).

    Should I take her again? Or just stay calm and believe that she's fine 'cause yesterday they said she was?

    If you're wondering about her eating, I think she ate a little less than this past days (meaning pellets), but I've been seen her eating her hay and water.

    Thank you for reading, I'll be grateful if anyone can help me out or advise me.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 #2

    Skye T

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    Always trust your intuition. Bunnies have such a record for passing away in an instant, some with no symptoms at all.

    It's odd for your bunny to be so turned away by food so quickly, I do recommend seeing a vet.
    Offer her her favorite foods and keep an eye on her poops and water. I'm sure it's minor if anything, but any slight behavioral changes in a rabbit can be a big deal.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2019 #3

    Niomi

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    I have had rabbits before that have decided to eat hay and cut back on eating pellets. Measured pellets is a good indication of how much your rabbit is eating, but is not always accurate if your rabbit is a big hay eater. Check to make sure the amount of poop isn't greatly decreasing. How much poop there is, is a great indicator on how much is eaten and how well the digestive system is working.
     

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