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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Griffin just ate some raw potato- anyone else ever have this happen?

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    • KatnipCrzy
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      Griffin was out for his free time and he is not afraid of the linoleum floor in the kitchen- he got under a low counter where we keep the dog food bin and any potatos that we have and ripped open the bag and ate part of a raw potato.  He ate about 1-2 teaspoons maybe.  I know that potatos are on the “Avoid” list- but it does not say what to do if the rabbit eats any.  I understand that they are high in starch and that may cause some GI upset.  The potatos were just purchased so they are not green or dangerous in that way.

      I seriously cannot believe he ate potato.  Cotton is not afraid of the floor either and she has NEVER tried to eat potato.

       


    • Scooter
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      My bun has been into a few thing due to his lack of fear! The worst was definitely shortly after I discovered his love of climbing when he stumbled upon a bowl of cinnamon life while I was in the restroom!

      When I found him he had eaten quite a bit, so I made sure he had lots of water, and watched him very closely.

      He ended up getting very lethargic later in the afternoon and discharged quite a bit of the cecotropes, then was back to normal. He was quite young, so it was like his body was getting the sugar processed.

      I closely monitored his temperature, through advice of the internet, for signs of change, but most of the things I read said to wait 6-12 hours before a vet visit and to watch to make sure his processing plant was still working normally, and that would be the first sign of distress.

      True or not, this did work out for us, just monitoring him closely and make sure he was hydrated.


    • Monkeybun
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      I had a cat that loved raw potatoes, but monkey has never been interested in em at all, so I’m no help


    • BB Administrator
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      Not a toxic plant or anything, just keep an eye on on him to see if he has any gi upset from it. I doubt it will much of a problem – it’s just

      advised you don’t feed this on a regular bases or with to bunnies that may have sensitive tummies.

      There are some exceptions, like my Jack, gets a little bit of sweet potato everyday (via vets orders) since he is on a pellet free diet, and needs to get carbs but via a veggie.
       

      Helloworld!!


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      Katnip, Lint did the same thing when I first got him. Same amount, too, and came back looking for more. He didn’t get sick but I was worried, too.


    • Scarlet_Rose
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      Hi Katnip, long time no see! I agree that while not the best thing for a bunny to have – potatoes have too much starch and can cause a potential blockage which can lead to GI stasis if you give it to them on a regular basis, Cotton should be just fine. Just keep an eye on the little sneaky furball.


    • Furface
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      I seem to have a vague memory of Bugsy stealing one when she was a babe – she’s 4 1/2 now.


    • MooBunnay
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      Amelia will eat anything that gets near her because she thinks its a “treat” – Brian was joking and pretended to offer her a cookie once, and she jumped so fast she actually got a bite of it! She hasn’t tried raw potato, but from my experience with her, getting a little snack of something that is natural and not toxic might give them a tummy upset, but I don’t think it will be too dangerous. I hope that Griffin is doin OK! Maybe you can give him some extra wet veg so he gets some water in him to flush it down?


    • KatnipCrzy
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      He is doing OK today- completely normal.

      When I heard him messing with the bag I thought he might be playing with a potato- but did not think he would eat it.  I had jokingly told my husband as I went to check on Griffin and what he was doing under the counter that maybe he would treat it like a football and “hike” it out into the living room.  Guess he decided to was too tasty to play with.  Now we have to store our potatos somewhere different.


    • Kokaneeandkahlua
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      I totally missed this. What a bad bunny! Glad he’s doing fine


    • Sarita
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      Well, let’s just hope he doesn’t start asking for French Fries! I cannot even imagine him liking the taste of a raw potato – yuck!


    • sgregory
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      lol, bunnies are weird. nori got ahold of a little piece of a potato chip once, and she loved it. -.-
      now if she knows i have some she tries to steal them from me!


    • KatnipCrzy
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      He is still doing fine and has shown no ill effects from eating the potato.  I still can’t believe that he was even willing to try it- otherwise I never would have left the potatos on the floor. 

      We are using the rest of the bag tonight on mashed potato with leeks (bought some leeks from the farmers market)- so no more potatos for Griffin.  At least he only tried eating one and did not take bites out of multiple potatos!  


    • Sarita
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      Mashed potatoes with leeks – that sounds so yummy, not something I would have thought to try, but I may have to now.


    • RICOH
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      RICOH has found that anything kept in bags on floor are edible (wether he should eat them or not doesnt matter to him). anything that is dangerous has bee moved right out,shouldt have non harmfull stuff is now placed in the harder to reach places.
      Ive also noticed irrespective to how many corrots are put out for him he still chooses to pick his own from the bag, he will spend ages pulling and tugging at the hessian bag there kept in,so now we place them in differant places so he spends the morning hunting for them.

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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Griffin just ate some raw potato- anyone else ever have this happen?