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BUNNY 911 – If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately!  Don’t have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES 

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

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    • lovebunny
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      My name is Kayla I live in Alabama and I am first time bunny mom. My bun is a 8 week old lionhead who stole my heart from the moment I met her. Her name is Marinette. Her right eye is blue and her left is brown. She loves to run around the house and dig in the paper bedding when I change her litter box every evening. Flopping on her side is her favorite way to sleep. She is an emotional support animal I got for my self and my son. The kids do really well with her, they only interact with her under supervision from me or dad. She likes when the kids pet her, they know to never pick her up. I did like a month of research before bringing her home, and learned so much. However, I feel like I cannot learn enough. That is why I am so happy I have found this community. I found out about this forum on a you tube video about how to make bunny toys. Today we had our first grooming session, I clipped her nails using a technique I learned from the House Rabbit Society. We were both really nervous at first and I really only trimmed the very tips of her nails but all in all it went well. I’m excited to make friends, and learn more, wail watching my love bunny grow. I also want to clicker train her and I will be getting her neutered as soon as she is old enough. Any and all advice is welcomed…


    • Kiki
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      welcome!


    • tobyluv
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      Hello and welcome to Binky Bunny!


    • Wick & Fable
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      Welcome to Binkybunny Kayla! How great that you were able to get a handle on clipping nails — it’s one of the most difficult rabbit-related tasks usually, haha. And there’s nothing wrong with trimming just the tip off! Going through the motions and getting it down just a bit is still very helpful for grooming.

      My biggest advice as of now, being you’re a first-time owner, is to go through the BUNNY INFO section of this website and go through the pages we have, so you have a good foundation.

      The next would be finding a rabbit-savvy vet and establishing a relationship early on — have your rabbit do a general exam so the vet can establish a baseline, and also to ensure your rabbit is of good health. In terms of how to determine a good rabbit vet, House Rabbit Society has accumulated a list of rabbit-savvy vets, so looking there would be worthwhile to start. In addition, I think it’s helpful to hear this small blurp about it by Dr. Micah Kohles from Oxbow Animal Health, who talks about how some vets can have good intentions, but are not good rabbit vets at all (go to the 28:00 mark): http://www.facebook.com/oxbowpet/videos/318259612164013/

      The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.


    • lovebunny
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      That was a really informative video. I watched the first bit too. Thank you for sharing it with me. I found a vet near me who has experience with basic checkups and things like that but he said for anything major I should take her to the specialist at the vet college in Auburn. I have been debating on taking her to him for the check up or just going to the college even though it will cost like twice as much. I know we will be going to the college when she is old enough to get spayed because he flat out said he is not comfortable doing that procedure. He has done neuters and is comfortable with that but spay is more risky. I liked that he was honest about his comfort level with different procedures. I might go to him first and have a list of questions like he suggested in the video to see how rabbit savvy he is. If I’m not confident in him I can always take her to the college for a second opinion.


    • Bunny House
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      The thing is, is the vet doesn’t do much more than basic exams on buns, he won’t be able to diagnose major illnesses the bun can have and may miss very important things. And may times those vets don’t know the proper diet and home life buns need, also they might now know how to treat unleaded like go stasis what meds aren’t safe for buns, and so yes it may be more to go to the college, but it’s worth the safety of your buns life. Finding rabbit savvy vets is still very hard to come by, so you don’t want to cheap out on convienient care.


    • lovebunny
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      good point Bunny House I want the best for my bun sense I know where an exotic pet specialist is who is rabbit savvy there is no reason to go somewhere else when I will most likely end up going there in the end any way. I do think it is better if the vet who will be doing her surgery is the one who gets to know her and treat her for anything else including check ups.

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