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Forum BEHAVIOR Sore Hocks!

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    • sesabean
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      Hi guys

      I’ve posted about this before but they dont look like they’re getting any better. Sesame is a mini rex. Ever since he’s gotten them (3 months ago?!) they’ve always been cracked… it doesn’t really bother him but today they bl3d again and it seems to bother me more than him but it still has to be somewhat pa1nful for him so if there’s anyway you guys could help it’d be really appreciated!! why doesn’t the hocks seem to ever be healing over? any creams that could do?  he would definitely not like the bandaging..

      Context – we have a carpet where they play on and a fleece blanket in there cage but we do have wooden floorboards. tried sudocrem today but he licked it all off (is this ok?) ahh not sure what to do.. as much i would like to just keep him on the carpet its not that big – around 2m long and 170cm wide?)

       

      any replies are appreciated


    • Bam
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      Sudocreme would be harmless to ingest in the quantities we’re talking about here. It won’t of course do any good though, since he licks it off.

      Is the carpet soft? You can test it with your elbows. If its abrasive on your elbows when you put some pressure on and move them across the carpet a little bit, its probably too abrasive for hocks that are “naked” (i e without fur).

      I used manuka honey on my bun’s sore hocks, but it can only be used inside a wrap or the bun will immediately lick it off. Manuka honey is very tasty, just like any honey.

       


    • LBJ10
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      It does look a bit angry. Sudocreme isn’t going to hurt anything if he licks it off… but yes, that does essentially defeat the purpose. You could try making him some socks to cover his hocks. Then you could apply ointment. Even if it just stays on for a little while, it will be beneficial.


    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      My bunnies have never had sore hocks so I don’t know much on how to treat them, but maybe look up on youtube… I think 101rabbbits made a video on it, sorry if I am wrong.


    • Bam
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      When my bun had sore hocks, I wrapped them as described in the linked article 👇. I put some of his own fur inside them. I had to make very sure that all of the fur I used as lining inside the wrap was hid under the bandage, or he’d pull it out more or less right away.

      http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/sorehocks.html


    • MooseMouse
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      Hey I actually posted this in another thread but you could give hock socks a shot and they keep your little one from licking off the cream.

      If you search OneTwoHop on Etsy you can find some there. I will also put a link below. Maybe this will help!

      https://www.etsy.com/shop/onetwohop

       

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