Hi Nxthan, welcome How old are your bunnies? I’m guessing they are babies? Babies are very hard to sex accurately. Babies also do not form true bonds, but do get along with other bunnies. Mutual grooming is a normal behavior among babies and bonded pairs of any sex. So definitely not possible for us to tell just based on that. I will…[Read more]
Sometimes new couples mark a lot, but it usually gets better with time. If they have a lot of space, it might help to restrict it a bit for a little while to help him get more organized so to speak. If the area is huge, additional boxes might help too. That said, some buns will just leave single poops around no matter what!
DanaNM replied to the topic Transitioning adopted adult Holland lop off alfalfa hay and Kaytee Fiesta in the forum DIET & CARE 7 months ago
I’ve heard that when transitioning off of a junky food, you can start by removing all the died bits, oats, etc, so they are left with just the pellet part of the poor quality food. Kind of labor intensive, but then you can transition from that to the new food. How many pellets is he getting in total? I’m wondering if maybe he can do with less…[Read more]
I think since he’s a pretty good traveler and adjusts pretty quickly, option 2 sounds the best to me. Less traveling, new place (but with you there for most of it), space to roam, and a better care-giver while you’re gone for a few days. Option 3 sounds like too much traveling to me. I think the stress of the traveling plus the new location would…[Read more]
I use a metal paper towel roll holder as a hay rack, clipped to the side of their condo over the box, plus extra hay in the box itself. I just went to Ross and looked at what they had, and it has worked out great. A lot of folks also use those containers meant to store plastic bags. I used to put hay in the box only, but Bertha like to flatten it…[Read more]
DanaNM replied to the topic Bunny suddenly pooping everywhere, but still only peeing in litterbox in the forum BEHAVIOR 7 months ago
Hi there, welcome Spaying should help, as all the behaviors you described sound hormone related. $300 actually sounds like a bargain! But I agree with A&B, I would seek out a more rabbit savvy vet. Since spays are important to prevent reproductive cancers (studies have found 60- 75% occurrence of these cancers over the age of 4 in female…[Read more]
Hi Adam, It’s best to get the exact dosage from your vet. It can be hard to tell how much med is in the tube with the way they are designed, so usually you want to get the dosage where the amount in the tube is the amount you apply to the bun. In terms of fleas and ticks in the yard, not sure about that. I know diatomaceous earth (food…[Read more]
Are you able to alter your set-up so they can see each other? It is important to make sure they are eating! Since they are 10 months old it sounds like they are maybe in a bit of a confused relationship. Definitely not bonded… but if they only eat when the other is around, maybe you can alter their set-up so they are side by side and can still…[Read more]
DanaNM replied to the topic PLEASE HELP: Unbonded bunnies got into the same cage and fought in the forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A 7 months, 1 week ago
I would say just do the best you can. Full separation is ideal, but of course the bun’s well being is important! If it’s not possible to separate to different rooms, you might want to take a longer break. They might be able to clear 3 ft… you’d be surprised how high buns can jump/climb/scramble when they want to. My first bun, Bunston was a…[Read more]
Hi there, welcome Your bun is very cute! He looks big! My 6 or 7 lbs? But then he kind of looks like he has a dwarf shaped head, so maybe the pic is deceiving? Dwarf buns are very feisty, so that would explain his lack of cuddly-ness (I love their spunk though!). My girl Bertha is huge, I have to hold her and stand on the bathroom scale…[Read more]
Hi there, welcome! Bonding is stressful! So, I would take a wee break and go back to pre-bonding cage swaps for a couple weeks. The nip itself might not have been bad, but it sounds like they might be getting into an aggressive pattern, so a break can help with that. Can you describe what you’ve done so far? Some buns benefit from a longer…[Read more]
Hi there, poor Esther, she’s lucky you rescued her! My Bertha has a small bald patch on each heel, but it’s covered with a flap of fur. Some people call it the thumping callous. If it’s not red and cracked, it might be normal for her. When I first got her I was concerned it was a sore hock starting, but I kept an eye on it and it’s never…[Read more]
Yep! I got through a lot of layers of the sticky sheets….. but I figure if I only use it when they are really molting badly it’s worth it? I think Bertha’s skin gets irritated from so much brushing, but something that pulls just the hairs doesn’t bug her as much.
DanaNM replied to the topic Bun getting spayed this coming Friday – any advice? in the forum DIET & CARE 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Bunny – Love, Sorry you are going through this. Please take her back to the vet. Since she injured her self there perhaps you can bargain with them?