Forum

OUR FORUM IS UP BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF UPDATING AND FIXING THINGS.  SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT. YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED.  We are not fully ready to answer questions in a timely manner as we are not officially open, but we will do our best. 

You may have received a 2-factor authentication (2FA) email from us on 4/21/2020. That was from us, but was premature as the login was not working at that time. 

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.

What are we about?  Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules

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.

BINKYBUNNY FORUMS

Forum DIET & CARE Is something wrong with Bunny?

Viewing 8 reply threads
  • Author
    Messages

    • lisa
      Participant
      38 posts Send Private Message

      The past two days i have noticed that Bunny has been breathing heavy.  It sounds as if he is either taking a deep breath in or forcing his breath out.  It has been warm and humid here also….  does anyone know what this can be?  He is eating and drinking and pooping normaly….

       

       

      All my bunny friends please help us  

       

      Lisa and Bunny


    • poopy
      Participant
      684 posts Send Private Message

      how hot? does he live indoors?


    • Lucy
      Participant
      370 posts Send Private Message

      my bunnies have been “panting”. we’re trying to put the air conditioners in either today or tomorrow. My bunnies poops are ALMOST normal.. they seem a little bit wrinkly. I know that sounds odd, and they are just a bit lighter in color. So I know that my bunnies are somewhat dehydrated, but not much.

      Try putting out more water.. i add an ice cube to the water dish, and I change/refill the water frequently. I also put a fan near them- it was cute last night they went straight to the fan’s breeze.

      The other thing I tried was freeze a water bottle and put it in their cage… does anyone else have the problem of their rabbits biting a hole in the bottle?? Because that’s what happened in my house. I walked through the living room and stepped into a puddle.. in the carpet.. it was odd and uncomfortable.. any suggestions for this? It was a thicker plastic bottle- a dean’s milk bottle.. because Fujoe has already chewed through reg. water bottles.


    • jellyrose
      Participant
      111 posts Send Private Message

      I cover the frozen bottle with one of my bf’s thick socks (sshh don’t tell) then they have to chew through the sock first before the plastic. Also I try to use a totally curved bottle with out any ridges for them to get hold of. Was warm here today and my two spent most of their time flaked out on the tile floor. Try a bit a grape or apple juice in the water (just a teaspoon), mine love anything sweet so they will drink alot of fluid this way!


    • Gravehearted
      Participant
      2428 posts Send Private Message

      how’s he doing today? it it deeper breathing or does it seem like it’s labored breathing? if so, it’s likely the heat or even heatstroke. I’d recommend what other have suggested and putting a frozen water bottle in the cage. you can also get a towel damp and lay it over his house to help it stay cooler. bunny’s don’t like direct air blowing on them – so you can put a fan nearby, but not blowing on him;

      is he actually having trouble breathing or are lips and tongue blueish?? If so, he needs to get into an emergency vet asap.


    • lisa
      Participant
      38 posts Send Private Message

      Hi poopy- he is fixed, did that right away.  Alsohe doesnt have a covered litter box but he likes to hide under the chair.  He hasnt done it yet today, actually today he is back to his old trick, but it is about 20* cooler today.  Is that what it was? Was he panting from the heat?

       

      Lisa and Bunny


    • lisa
      Participant
      38 posts Send Private Message

      Gravehearted-

      Thanks for the hints.  His lips and tounge seam to be normal and I dont get the feeling that it is labored breathing more of deep breaths if you will, he seems better today but like i told poopy, it is 20* cooler..

       

      thanks all

       

      Lisa and Bunny


    • Hedi
      Participant
      969 posts Send Private Message

      Hi Lisa!

      A Rabbits ears are thermometers as far as if they are hot. The next time you see this if you hold one ear in your hand and have a good grip (dont hurt the bun but to really tell you need to squeeze a little-rabbit wont mind) if the ears are hot then the bun is too. They do breath faster and kinda look like a dog would when they pant they just dont have their tongue hanging out of their mouth.

      Another trick that was on here somewhere else is to freeze fruit in ice trays and the bun will lick the ice to get to the fruit. Also, if there is a Bed,Bath & Beyond near you they sell ice trays that give you long cylinder ice cubes that are great for putting in their water bottles.


    • Gravehearted
      Participant
      2428 posts Send Private Message

      i am glad he seems to be better with the weather cooling down. I’d recommend considering some of above options now – since everything needs to be frozen so being prepared beforehand really can help. 🙂

Viewing 8 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Forum DIET & CARE Is something wrong with Bunny?