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Forum RAINBOW BRIDGE Need comfort. 8 weeks old Pom Pom died this morning

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    • Rit
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      We bought mini lop Pom Pom just 3 days ago. She was active and ate well. Mostly on hay and dried foods that pet shop suggested , was out on garden few times she ate some grass.

      this morning found her dead with straight body lied on hay inside her cage. We kept her indoors always.  Very sad as she is our very first pet in our family. My 7 yrs old daughter cried and cried. We have no idea what happened. Pom Pom started having bond to us and brought us so much joy. We have so many questions in our mind. Did we do something wrong…

      Please give us some support… emotionally

      the pet shop is a family own small shop, they said they will give us replacement , but the point is… Pom Pom is gone..,

      we want to learn from mistakes .. but what can we do next ? We don’t want to make same mistake….


    • SweetPotato
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      I’m so sorry for the loss of Pom Pom! It must have been so traumatic. Maybe she got scared of something, or there was a chemical on the grass? Again, I’m so sorry for your loss! It sounds like you cared for her very much, and you gave her some fantastic days. <3


    • DanaNM
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      I’m sorry for your loss. 🙁

      Young bunnies are very fragile, so it’s hard to say. Are you in an area with RHDV?

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      • Rit
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        Thanks .
        We are not sure if our area with RHDV.
        Adelaide metro area . 


      • Rit
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        Yes, we now realised how fragile they are…


    • DanaNM
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      My understanding is that RHDV is everywhere in Australia, but I’m not 100% on that.

      Do you have a vet lined up? I’m not sure how young rabbits can be vaccinated, but it would be good to know whether it could have been RHDV before getting another rabbit, as it’s very contagious.

      8 weeks is also very young, so it could have been a number of things. In the future I probably wouldn’t let a bunny that young outdoors, and especially not before getting vaccinated.

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    • Rit
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      Thanks you DanaNM, I also think it’s becoz of the grass.
      We are not ready yet to get another rabbit, becoz we don’t have much knowledge or experience , and also emotionally we are not ready yet. That was sad to lose a rabbit. A new rabbit can’t replace the old one.

      How many rabbits do you have? How old are they? Did you lose any rabbits before?


    • DanaNM
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      It’s very hard to lose a bunny. 🙁

      I currently have 4 rabbits (2 bonded pairs). I’ve had house bunnies for I think around 12 years, and have had 3 pass away over that time (Bunston, Moose, and Bertha). This forum has definitely been a source of support each time. <3

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    • Rit
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      Hi DanaNM,

      Thanks for sharing your story. You have / had so many rabbits. You are definitely a bunnies lover!

      Did you 3 rabbits pass away because of sickness or old age ? The house rabbit we lost was a mini loop bunny. The pet shop will give us another mini loop but I am not sure weather they are easy to raise.

      rabbits do give us joy . They are lovely.


    • DanaNM
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      One of the rabbits was old age, one was only 1 year old and had an unknown illness (the vet did a necropsy but couldn’t find a problem). Another was older (9), but was having symptoms of gastric distress. We don’t know if it was stasis or something like liver torsion. So it’s been a mix.

      If you are considering another rabbit I would recommend reading through the Bunny Info section to make sure you are fully prepared. It would also be great if you could adopt a rescue if there is one in your area. That way the bunny would already be spayed/neutered, which can make things a lot easier.

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    • Rit
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      Thanks for your advices. Yes we have RSPCA , I am also thinking to adopt one.

      new to this forum, will definitely read the rabbit info and get well prepared this time.


    • BZOO
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      So sorry for your loss.  No matter the age, it always sucks.

      You sound like you are awesome people who did all you could.  The kind of people who should adopt another, or two, and share the love.

      We are here for you.


    • Rit
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      Thanks, we still want to have a rabbit. We love to give our love and care to rabbits

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