• LLH, Borys is a completely different bunny than the terrified, starving creature I scooped off the road 9 weeks ago today. Yesterday, after one more attempt at storming the barricades, he flopped at my feet. I petted him a little, but stopped because I got a cramp leaning over from my office chair. He stood up on his hind legs and nudged me to…[Read more]

  • I love all your stories about how you named your bunnies. Isn’t it interesting, how sometimes it’s instant and based on appearance, sometimes it has to do with their behavior, and sometimes it’s an intuitive flash. Now that Boryslav has the run of my home (well supervised, of course), he has a new nickname: The Redheaded Terrorist. Though he is…[Read more]

  • LLH, Borys is a completely different bunny than the terrified, starving creature I scooped off the road 9 weeks ago today. Yesterday, after one more attempt at storming the barricades, he flopped at my feet. I petted him a little, but stopped because I got a cramp leaning over from my office chair. He stood up on his hind legs and nudged me to…[Read more]

  • I love all your stories about how you named your bunnies. Isn’t it interesting, how sometimes it’s instant and based on appearance, sometimes it has to do with their behavior, and sometimes it’s an intuitive flash. Now that Boryslav has the run of my home (well supervised, of course), he has a new nickname: The Redheaded Terrorist. Though he is…[Read more]

  • I did not “attack” Catholicism. I stated some history: the Catholic church began the practice of raising domestic rabbits for meat by declaring them “fish.” The first known meat rabbit raisers were monks. That is historical fact, like it or not. You are attacking ME for stating a historical fact.

    Your statements about how I allegedly wish to…[Read more]

  • bam, Google “simethicone side effects.” Another possible side effect is diarrhea, which can be deadly to bunnies. Swelling of the throat would be very hard to see in time, as it would just appear that the bunny is continuing to not eat.

    What I found most unadvisable was Roberta saying that this med should continue to be given. This is the…[Read more]

  • I did not “attack” Catholicism. I stated some history: the Catholic church began the practice of raising domestic rabbits for meat by declaring them “fish.” The first known meat rabbit raisers were monks. That is historical fact, like it or not. You are attacking ME for stating a historical fact.

    Your statements about how I allegedly wish to…[Read more]

  • There are two legal issues connected to giving out advice re: medication on forums, as well: in some places, giving such advice is illegal. It is practicing veterinary medicine without a license. The second is, if you give your pet medicine on your own initiative, any consequences are on your head. If it costs thousands of dollars to save…[Read more]

  • Bam, what I said is to never administer medication to your pet without a vet’s advice. Period. You said you called your vet first, which is the right thing to do.

    As for potential adverse affects, it’s important to always read up on a medication before administering it to yourself or your pet. Doctors and vets rarely, if ever, cite these.

  • There are two legal issues connected to giving out advice re: medication on forums, as well: in some places, giving such advice is illegal. It is practicing veterinary medicine without a license. The second is, if you give your pet medicine on your own initiative, any consequences are on your head. If it costs thousands of dollars to save…[Read more]

  • Bam, what I said is to never administer medication to your pet without a vet’s advice. Period. You said you called your vet first, which is the right thing to do.

    As for potential adverse affects, it’s important to always read up on a medication before administering it to yourself or your pet. Doctors and vets rarely, if ever, cite these.

  • BunnyHugger replied to the topic How much hay? in the forum DIET & CARE 4 years, 11 months ago

    BB I wish I could buy compressed bales. No such thing around here. I’ve found a couple of sources of gorgeous Timothy in full size horse flakes, though.

  • BunnyHugger replied to the topic How much hay? in the forum DIET & CARE 4 years, 11 months ago

    Jackrabbit, if you carry 1/2 a full sized bale at a time and work with horses, you too will have hay in your bra 😀

  • Jackrabbit, Google: UC Davis Rabbit, House Rabbit Society food, Camilla Bergstrom medirabbit. Ms. Bergstrom is the HRS house rabbit feeding expert. UC stands for University of California. Also, House Rabbit Connection at hopline.org They also have an excellent publication online with several rabbit vet references. I would encourage reading…[Read more]

  • BunnyHugger replied to the topic How much hay? in the forum DIET & CARE 4 years, 11 months ago

    You’re welcome!

    She won’t eat her hay bedding? Are you sure she’s a rabbit

    My naughty boy will happily eat the hay that’s fallen out of my bra and gotten trampled under my desk. And cardboard. Lots of cardboard.

  • Henry, again, bad advice coming from the meat breeding industry. By the way, if you’re buying the expensive small bags of pet hay at the store, go to a feed store and buy a few flakes or look on Craigslist “Farm and Garden.” I get the nicest, greenest Timothy for $3/flake—about 2 lbs. $9 worth fills up a large Hefty bag, without shaking the hay loose.

  • Great names here! Borys just got a new nickname today, after being banned from my BR for spraying the bed (and me) in his enthusiasm to claim my territory. We will try it again, once he has been neutered. It’s too bad. My heart melted when he flopped on the bed beside me. Yes, he really, genuinely loves my bed. He now digs at the door and…[Read more]

  • That’s awesome, kbun! Good for you for calling the vet, anyway. I would be ultra cautious about administering medication without a vet’s advice, particularly based on anonymous Internet advice. As for simethicone, it may or may not have helped, as the vet said. That drug can cause a SEVERE allergic reaction, and I would not use it outside a vet’s…[Read more]

  • kbun, it sounds like you’re taking excellent care of your bunny and doing the right things. Great good wishes for this blowing over soon and easily. My advice about tummy rubs comes less from GI stasis experience with bunnies, but decades with horses. Of all species, bunnies’ digestive process is closest to equine. I’ve worked with countless…[Read more]

  • You know what, kbun, the fact that he is not shrinking away from a tummy rub but is doing so from other forms of contact, is likely his way of saying, “Yes, yes, the problem is in my gut.” Observing him closely and acting on what you see is a good idea. Vet bills eventually get paid down, but not acting in time lingers in our minds forever.

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