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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Messy Rabbit- HELP!
Last Post by CupcakeandDizziesMom at 11/13/2012 6:39 AM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline EMRabbits
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11/12/2012 11:23 AM

My 5 year old mini Rex, Essie, has recently starting acting weird about peeing and pooping. She'll get in her potty and then leans her legs up and pees really high. Like almost over the guard high. Why on earth would she be doing this? Also she pees in the cage floor, she doesn't usually do that, though she is a messy bunny. And also recently she has been pooping everywhere in her cage. 


User is Offline mocha200
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11/12/2012 11:46 AM
Does she seem to be in pain when she pees? It could be a URI. Your bunnies are bonded right? Do you have more then one litterbox for the both of them? You also might wan to get a litterbox with higher sides.
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User is Offline EMRabbits
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11/12/2012 11:57 AM

She doesn't seem to be in pain, but I can't really tell. What do I do about one if it is? No, they are not bonded. I nearly lost my mind trying and finally gave up. 


User is Offline CupcakeandDizziesMom
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11/12/2012 12:34 PM
I just recently had that issue with my "mini" and she was diagnosed with a UTI. They are great at covering up any pains or injuries, and I've noticed that when they are acting out of character, its usually to get your attention for something else. I would take Essie in...my vet just squeezed Cupcake a bit under her belly and she peed right in a cup for us! (i was amazed) If there is a UTI, she will get some meds and feel better in no time!!

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11/12/2012 1:43 PM

Do the vets charge outrageously for testing the urine and the meds? I mean in general.


User is Offline Sarita
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11/12/2012 1:57 PM
I agree about a vet check up.

I don't think there is any "in general" with vet costs since it varies. I recommend that you call the vet and ask and that way you have the right price for your vet rather than any guessing. Really vet clinics don't mind giving you costs.

User is Offline mocha200
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11/12/2012 4:22 PM
I agree with going in. Whenever I take my bunnies in I ask how much things cost before hand.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/12/2012 11:33 PM
Also keep an eye on those hocks. If they are sore she might be finding it uncomfortable in the litterbox.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline CupcakeandDizziesMom
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11/13/2012 6:39 AM
I always ask for pricing also
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