Good luck with your decision – I was so nervous about spaying my girl (I too had to put it off for a while due to health problems), but she recovered very well. I confined her for a few days afterwards and bribed her with foods she liked to make she she ate well (to avoid stasis). Some vets like to keep the bunny at the clinic until they are…[Read more]
Mostly just earplugs You didn’t say how old your bunny is, but mine calmed down over time. One thing I tried a night routine where I would turn off all the lights except the one by my bed each night so that my rabbit would see it was bedtime. Eventually she started to calm down and go to sleep when I did. I could even sleep without earplugs…[Read more]
When possible, I always like to make a special trip with my animals, if it’s not a very big move. When I recently moved with my bunny, I set up an x-pen for her in the bathroom, with all her smaller things and treats, so that she wasn’t in any of the rooms where furniture or boxes were being moved. Once the dust settled and her new area was set…[Read more]
I hope you are able to find a better vet! I have a dwarf mix who was underweight, and it turned out to be because of inflammation in her gums. However, one of the big signs was that she started eating less hay, so there’s a good chance that that isn’t what is happening with your bunny. Vets should be able to use a fresh fecal sample to test for…[Read more]
I called the vet’s office, and they said it was fine to pick her up for the medicine. She’s gotten all the doses and has even become pretty good about taking them. She’s eating more now, and she seems like her normal self now. She even played a bit! I’m very happy with her recovery. @Nutmeg, you could try giving your rabbit plain water or…[Read more]
She’s finally been spayed! I have a question, though. Is it okay to pick up a female bunny recovering from spay surgery in order to give her medications? The only way I can really get my bunny to take a dose of medication is by covering her with a blanket and picking up the whole bundle. She fights wildly if not fully pressed against my chest,…[Read more]
I would quit the oats. I was specifically giving those to my rabbit when she was clinically underweight, and think they might be too fattening for a healthy bunny. I can confirm that it’s very fun to watch rabbits try to get all the pellets out of a treat ball
Follow-up! Turns out she was completely healthy – a very knowledgable rabbit vet took a look at her bloodwork and told me that the most likely explanation for 0 heterophils and very high eosinophils in an otherwise healthy rabbit is that the person running the blood count can’t distinguish between a heterophil and an eosinophil. (Heterophils…[Read more]
If there really is blood in her poop, that’s pretty serious, I would think. Are you sure you aren’t seeing reddish colored urine (which is generally harmless)? You can try putting hydrogen peroxide on the stuff and seeing if it fizzes. If it fizzes, it is blood, and you should take her to the vet. Good luck.
Love it! Especially the first one. Polly Oliver discards a lot of hay without a second glance, and doesn’t want it, but then when I try to sweep it up, she acts all “but why are you taking it AWAY?!”
Before you do anything, have you read the lease closely? I hope you have a copy and can skip to the section about pets. Unfortunately, it might not matter what they said (are you sure you talked to the same people both times?). It sounds like a really unreasonable policy. You could try to get them to make an exception for a small, caged…[Read more]
Aw, super cute! My bunny pouts and thumps when brought home from the vet, or boarding (once), but then quickly becomes all, “but you still love me and want to cuddle, right?!” and very affectionate. Yours must have missed you!
I would base the amount of pellets on the rabbit’s weight, and since they are supposed to be eating a lot of greens and hay too, I wouldn’t cut down on the pellets for that reason, unless your bunny is overweight. PS. I am hoping that your bunny’s pen is safe from predators?
Wow, I do love me some genetics and terrible jokes! Don’t know about rabbit fur colors in particular, but now I want to read up more (thanks for the link). Simple Mendelian genetics are the most straightforward, but there’s a lot more going on for complex traits in animals. It’s an oversimplification to think that traits are either dominant or…[Read more]
I second the willow suggestion! Your best bet might be to try a few very different toys and see which one your new bunny likes best, rather than stocking up on one kind first. My rabbit has a weird obsession with folding and unfolding blankets, but I’m not sure if that’s normal, lol.
https://www.amazon.com/Kaytee-Tropical-Fiddle-Sticks-Hideout/dp/B000HHO26E/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1520997725&sr=8-8&keywords=pet+rabbit+toy+logs You can buy this at a lot of stores – this is just one example so you can see the product.
Rabbits can have nibbles on cardboard. I give mine cardboard toys all the time. As long as they do not eat…
Yeah, I just got the tunnels from pet stores (in US). My bunny and I like the one she is sitting next to in my profile pic. She really liked one coated with alfalfa, but I had to throw it away when she started swallowing the cardboard underneath, too. The wood ones are sturdy enough for rabbits to sit on (weird?) and rough enough for them to…[Read more]
For a bed, I got a piece of fake sheepskin and my bunny like to sleep on that, and also play with it. I originally put it in a basket, for a better bed, but she seems to like to play with the basket and sheepskin separately. I don’t know about back problems in rabbits, but I do know that humans are far more prone to that than other animals,…[Read more]
OverthinkingBun replied to the topic Springs a’coming, Bunny personalities are a’bloomin in the forum THE LOUNGE 1 year, 7 months ago
Well, I’ve had my bunny for about a year now. Over the winter, I started to be able to sleep without ear plugs because she wasn’t making much noise, but now that the days are getting longer again, she’s started making a racket earlier. This is the first week where she’s been consistently waking me up all year. Oh well, I should go buy my new…[Read more]