Sorry for your loss. I rarely post, but felt the need to after reading this. Your post is not just a tribute to your two rabbits, but to all rabbits, and indeed the vulnerable everywhere of any species. What a beautiful memorial.
Hi Basil, Your story sounds sadly familiar. Have you asked your vet about the possibility of E cuniculi? It often causes increased urination. It’s incurable, but symptoms are alleviated and it goes dormant with 28 days of this stuff. The test is expensive, but the medicine is not. Maybe you could convince them to give it a go. If it’s not…[Read more]
I’ve tried many litter box set ups! My favourite is definitely: 1 high sided cat litter box filled with care fresh. I prefer van ness brand. 1 over-the-cupboard-door hanging, wire mesh container filled with hay (container bought at the dollar store).
I’d try non-cardboard toys. Cincinnati eats cardboard. He can’t have cardboard toys, because he will eat them in lieu of hay, especially, but also everything else. I think it likely has to do with what they grew up eating. Anyhow, he gets wooden toys instead. I’m not sure this behaviour can be unlearned. Rabbits can be very stubborn!
Yes! My vet recommends pineapple or pineapple juice. Cincinnati has minor bouts of this often. There’s something in pineapple that is good for gut motility. Don’t ask me what it is, but she recommends pineapple above all other options. It’s also irresistible to most bunnies, which can’t hurt. Mine is usually fine within three days. So,…[Read more]
Cincinnati has gone almost 24 hours without using his box. It’s not ideal, but he had subcutaneous fluids and he recovered. He won’t swallow critical care, not even for vet techs. Hopefully Lady will recover! Meanwhile, there is a plastic attachment that you can put on the end of a syringe. It makes everything so much easier! I’d ask the…[Read more]
Carefresh! It’s the litter that finally made Cincinnati’s volume of urine manageable. I get the white stuff so I can easily clean boxes. After almost five years of litter box woes, his box is totally okay. It’s the best stuff ever!
Thank you, Sirius&Luna. I’ve started levelling his pellet scoops as opposed to having them be slightly convex and it has made a big difference! It did just start with the fenbendazole to be every day. It used to be intermittent, less than once a week. He seems much better now. I guess he must just be sensitive. Daisy’s on the exact same…[Read more]
I love this stuff: http://labbedding.com/laboratory-grade-bedding/ It’s my favourite by far. It’s at my local feed ‘n seed store. It’s $21 for that massive bag. Maybe your local feed ‘n seed could get it in. I’ve never seen anything compare to it.
He’s adorable! Maybe he’s not a runt, but is small because of something else. Cincinnati is small for his suspected breeds. He also has large feet and teeth – about 4x the size of Daisy’s though he’s only twice her weight. His skin has always seemed too big for his body. As you may have gathered, I’ve been doing a lot of research lately…[Read more]
Cincinnati and Daisy did come from the humane society. But that doesn’t mean I’d judge you. Blossom and Thumper are blessed to have you and you to have them. I’ll try to make sure I never go to such an auction. Chances are very high that I’d turn into the crazy bunny lady. Daisy is thought to be an ex-Easter rabbit. She was found in a…[Read more]
Hi Jayne, There’s an attachment that you can get from your vet to put on the end of a syringe. I never could syringe feed my bunnies anything ’till I used one. It looks like the things that doctors put on lights when they look in your ears.