Whats wrong with my bun?!?!?!

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    Bunrabbit

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    My bun , peanut ( 5 months old ) recently stop eating hay ( last friday) and today she's not drank much and normaly in the morning i'll give her a treat , some pellets and some veggies but she won't eat much , she ate a little bit of pellets this morning ( normally she eats them all in one go ) and a little bit of veggies , but not as much as she normally eats , and it takes her all day to eat her morning food ( i feed her at between 8-9.30 am .
    She just sits in a corner most of the day , and her poo's are like " fused together" , and some of the others are covered in mucous .
    Whats wrong with her?!?!
     
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    Take her to the vet ASAP, this is the beginning of GI stasis. Give her some baby gas drops until you can get her to the vet and if you have it give her some critical care to get that gut moving more. You can also take a syringe and give her some water or plain unflavored Pedialyte. My rabbit had all of these symptoms and I couldn't get him to the vet until Monday, ( This started on Friday night) and he died Sunday morning.
     
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    Can i use blackcurrant flavour dioralyte ?
     
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    That is a prescription medicine and I don't know what all is in it so I wouldn't give that. Plain water should be fine for now. I hope you are trying to get her to the vet today or early tomorrow, she needs to get there soon if not her outlook is not good. She could also have a blockage which she will need an Xray to see if she does or not.
     
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    These are things that you should always have on hand as a rabbit owner.
     
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    You cant say its GI stasis! You cant see the bun in rl! Never ever say this to others! It can cost the buns his life!

    @Bunrabbit
    Go to the vet and absolutely never ever put any medication in your bun without the advice of the vet!

    Please guys never place things as like this on the internet. Always go through the vet nearby and listen what he/she said!
     
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    Those are the signs of GI Stasis, so I am not out of line there, I don't have to see the bun in rl to know that those are the signs of GI Stasis. And I never said to give any medication that wasn't safe to give, I could give the baby drops to a healthy rabbit and it will not hurt them. the critical care is just food in powdered form. I told them to go to the vet. So, please read what I said more carefully and look up the signs of GI Stasis before you decide to call someone out like that. And Pedialyte is not medicine it's just like Gatorade but without all of the sugar and dyes.
     
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    I didn't tell them any more than what others on this forum would have.
     
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    Even Imbrium has recommended gas drops along with Jbun and others.
     
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    Yes , i've seen that recently .
     
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    I don't have HARDLY any money , so i can't be wasting it on pointless vet visits for things i can treat without going to a vet , so i always ask if i'm not sure , and don't want to waste my money or a vets time .
     
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    I cannot get her in tonight , but i will tomorrow morning ( 9.30 am) .
    The gas drops have been helping , i also give her a massage and what can i use in place of critical care , as i don't have any .
    I've been syringe feeding Pedialyte , and it seems to be helping .
     
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    Also , i CAN'T get her to the vet as of right now .
     
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    You can wet down pellets and feed that as a replacement for critical care.
     
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    I don't know if this is your first rabbit or if you have a lot of rabbit experience, so it is a little hard to address your situation. The fused together poop and some covered in mucus make me wonder if you are looking at her cecotropes? The good news is that your rabbit is pooping. If your rabbit is not eating her cecotropes, it is just a sign that she might not be feeling the greatest. There are treats that can cause problems, yogurt drops are the worst. If you are new to having a rabbit, what kind of veggies and treats do you give her? If you are an experienced rabbit owner, you can just ignore my questions.
     
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    If it isn't cecotropes, could they be connected by ingested fur? My horde is in heavy molt right now, everytime one crosses my path I pluck fistfulls of fur...
    http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.co...herbivores-proceedings?id=&sk=&date=&pageID=4
    https://rabbitpedia.com/rabbit-health/gi-stasis/

    Imho, mucus is a sign of some inflamation, so I would see the vet asap anyway.

    When one of mine acts like that I try to makle it move, or give a gentle belly massage. You'll quickly see if it helps, just annoys it or hurts. I serve the simethicone drops an a little kitchen oatmeal, very easy to digest and safe. If the rabbit doesn't eat that I'm off to the vet like greased lightning, they have the good stuff, I can't buy any effective medicine here besides the simethicone or ibuprofen.

    @Dutchbinkies

    Well, right, online advice always should be taken with a pinch of salt. But rabbits are not rocket science, there are many things that can be done, actually, doing nothing and waiting to get to the vet can make things worse, they can spiral down so fast. Seems the situation in the US is different to what I'm used to too (3 vets in 20min radius, at least 10 within an hour, a visit with something like this about 50€)
     
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    This is my first bunny that i got a month ago , and i feed her : kale , lettuce , red and green leaf lettuce , rocket , cabbage occasionally , parsley , spring greens , dill , basil , Bell Peppers ( a little once a week ) and for treats , carrot , apple , banana , blue berries , dried fruit , strawberries , papaya , raspberries and my rabbit's favourite treats are these little crunchy corn treats from oxbow . ( i give her about 4 treats a week )
     
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    How much treats? I would reduce it to two thumbnail sized bits per day if there are any problems, and try to get it to eat more fiber, like feeding fresh grass when he's back to normal (but start slowly, introduce everything new slowly, starting with a very small amount, increasing over a week or two), for now - if he'S eating and pooping - I would reduce empty and rich stuff, like lettuce and crunchy corn treats.
     
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    Currently i'm not feeding any lettuce or her favourite treats , i'm taking her to the vet in a while .
    But , i have another question , what can i feed an underweight pregnant rabbit ?
    And i meant this is one of my first bunnies , i'm asking what to feed an underweight pregnant rabbit because i bought these two in a pair ( peanut and my pregnant rabbit , pumpkin) and she was pregnant when i got her . ( she's 9 months )
    And i mean what can i do about her being underweight .
     
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    Thanks , that's been helping.
     

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