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Home Forums DIET & CARE Rabbit gave birth but is acting a bit odd.

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    Princessizzy
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    Hello everyone. My bunny gave birth last night to a still born. There was no complications she nested and this time I knew she was expecting so I had prepared her cage and made it extra fluffy. She had plenty of hay and did not rip much hair out this time around (the first time she went crazy and didn’t really know what was happening I suppose). Anyhow, this time around she started eating a few hours after she’s been active from time to time playing with her toys however I hear gurgling noises coming from her tummy. As soon as I did I started giving some baby gas drops. She seems to just be laying stretched out however is still eating. She doesn’t want me feeling her stomach but will gladly lay on me and give me kisses.Is this normal behavior after giving birth? Last time she gave birth the vet told me she had gas and to give her the baby drops and she should be fine but I just wanted to hear feedback from you guys.. I love my baby, will likely take her for an X-ray jush to make sure tomorrow after work. I’m a nervous wreck but only you guys can understand where I am coming from, to other people she is just a “rabbit” (crying as I typed this).

    Small update: right now a few minutes after posting this I fed her kale and cilantro and she’s devouring it will likely get up in two hours and give her gas drops again. Did not sleep at all last night stayed up with her.


    #1890853
    Bam
    Moderator

    The gas drops wont hurt, I hope this is just gas. There aren’t very many of us here that have experience with new bun moms, so I can’t say if her behavior is normal or not. I think you’d get better help at Rabbits Online http://www.rabbitsonline.net/

    They have a section called The Rabbitry and show Room where I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to get the answers you need: http://www.rabbitsonline.net/forums/the-rabbitry-and-show-room.20/


    #1890855
    Princessizzy
    Participant

    Thank you. I know most rabbits on here are fixed but it is the most active forums and the posts have helped me a lot in the past. Nah I bother you for information on spay/and neutering? Could you refer me to some good information? I have heard mixed statements ranging from it is dangerous to its only safe when done between a particular age. Thanks again!!


    #1890857
    Sirius&Luna
    Participant

    Its extremely important to spay female bunnies, as they have very high rates of uterine cancer when unneutered.

    Most vets will neuter girls from 5 months upwards. It gets more risky once bunnies are old, or the cancer has already developed. But there is no age limit as such, and any rabbit under 2 or so should have an easy experience. With older rabbits they might need bloodwork or scans first.

    The House Rabbit Society has some useful information http://rabbit.org/faq-spaying-and-neutering/


    #1890865
    Bam
    Moderator

    I agree with Sirius and Luna. Girl buns should be spayed for health reasons.

    It is true that spaying s girl rabbit wasn’t safe “in the olden days”, and many bun owners opted out due for that reason. Nowadays it is considered safe, but you should of course try to find a vet that has done many sprays. If you can find a vet that does spays for shelters/rescues, you can be pretty sure they have lots of experience.


    #1890930
    DarthVadar
    Participant

    Did she only have one kit? That is extremely uncommon. She may have retained fetuses, explaining why she does not want her abdomen touched. This is very dangerous to the rabbit, and must be fixed as soon as possible.


    #1890944
    Princessizzy
    Participant

    Update: I took her to the vet as a precaution and everything checked out alright. The ultrasound revealed no more fetuses which was my fear (that she had retained one or something). Today her appetite is even stronger than before and she’s been going back to her usual self. She did not enjoy the ultra sound but I love her so much I had to make sure she was alright. This rabbit was given to me and I am unsure of her age :/ I will begin to save up and find a good vet to her her spayed but it is ridiculously hard to find one. I’ve read reviews on some and they are horror stories.


    #1890953
    Bam
    Moderator

    I’m glad the vet visit went well! Rabbits as a rule don’t approve of vet visits, but they don’t really understand what’s good for them.

    If you say what general area you’re in (no details!), maybe someone here knows about vets in your area.


    #1891058
    Princessizzy
    Participant

    Los Angeles,Ca


    #1891151
    LittlePuffyTail
    Moderator

    Have you checked out the House Rabbit Society’s Vet List?

    ttps://rabbit.org/rabbit-veterinari…California


    #1891425
    Princessizzy
    Participant

    I don’t know her exact age which is why I’ve never had her fixed. Is this an issue? I’ve read that they have to be young and that chances of survival are low is this true? Please help. If this is incorrect I will take her ASAP I want to do what’s best for her.


    #1891427
    Asriel and Bombur
    Participant

    Vets will typically spay at any age, but if she’s older (like 9 years old) they’ll be a bit hesitant. It has to be a rabbit savvy vet. A normal vet won’t have any idea what they’re doing. Make sure you ask how many spays they do and what the mortality rate is. 

     And please keep her separate from any male buns. I noticed she was pregnant back in October too, and someone back then said to not put her near any intact males. So please for her sake keep her away from any males and go through the proper bonding process once she is spayed and a male is neutered. If you don’t know how old she is, and if she is in fact “old” having babies could be very harmful to her. 


    #1891435
    Bam
    Moderator

    If you find a rabbit- savvy vet, they will know how to assess her before a spay. They can do an ultrasound to check her inner lady parts and a blood test to check her liver function.

    She can’t be near another intact male rabbit if she isn’t spayed. Mating is so quick there’s no way you’ll get the chance to intervene before it’s already over.


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