So, we took OJ for his castration on Tuesday followed by the worst two days I have ever experienced! He came back from the vets a bit quiet (wouldn't you be?!) but he wouldn't eat... we tried everything but he wouldn't eat anything.
So, we went back to the vets and they gave him some more antibiotics and some gut stimulant and told us this would work. But, he's such a stubborn rabbit he still wouldn't eat. He had a tiny bit of lettuce and some broccoli but that was it. Although his appetite for paper never seemed to reduce!
Back to the vets we went again where they told us to try syringe feeding him... well OJ was having none of that I can tell you - he hated it and just spat it out all over the place...
Back to the vets YET again where they gave him some more stimulant and some more pain killers. Sat up until 2am tempting him with food (the lounge floor became a gourmet restaurant for rabbits) and I am glad to say that he is now eating something. However, he'll only eat lettuce, a little bit of hay, his wicker bin and straw/willow mat and some locust bean treats. This doesn't strike me as a particularly balanced diet.
He used to eat nuggets and muesli (which I know people say isn't good but he only ate the squashed peas, sweetcorn and other corn bits and he loved it) but now he won't touch it. So my question is - what can I offer as an alternative to bring up and maintain his weight as he's lost quite a lot over the last two days? We have tried carrot, broccoli, cucumber all things he used to love but he's not interested. I'm just worried that he's not getting all of the vitamins etc that he needs.