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Frannie is not spayed but George is neutered. We just adopted them less than two weeks ago. I planned to get frannie spayed but I can’t while she’s sick. I live on the big island and have called around looking for rabbit savvy vets. So far I haven’t found one that I would really trust. Most won’t even see rabbits. The vet I’ve been going to offered to give me an additional antibiotic tomorrow if this one doesn’t seem to be working. I told him that I haven’t seen her eat and he didn’t seem concerned so I’m pretty sure he knows very little about rabbits. I’ve only seen her try to eat one piece of hay and one pellet and then stop and snort. Neither of the bunnies seem to interested in fruit (tried papaya and banana) and ive already tried offering her all kinds of greens that she loved when she was eating but she refuses them. Her respiratory condition hasn’t improved but it hasn’t gotten worse. She flares her nostrils to get air, breathes slowly and loudly. I can see the breath travel through her side. At this point I am concerned that she’s entered GI stasis and will die a painful death. I’m going to call the few vets that see rabbits in the morning to see if I can find one that is familiar with GI problems in rabbits. Thanks for all your advice. Vanessa it’s comforting to know I don’t have the only frantic rabbit. I’ll try your trick. If that works hopefully I can feed her some slurry as well. Tobyluv- I don’t have an xpen because we were hoping the lanai would be the smallest area we would confine them too. We planned to let them have the run of the main area of the house while home but I’ll see if I can find something to block her to one area.