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Joanne26
23-10-2007, 09:55 PM
Hi guys :wave:

Just a couple of questions regarding Myxi and winter,

Is it less common for bunnies to get it in Winter?

Are mozzies around all year? (i feel pathetic asking that, but i honestly don't know :oops: )

I'm feeling a little nervous after the bun across the road was pts recently and just wanted to know if there is any respite from this awful disease, or do we have to be vigilant constantly?

Thankyou

donnamt
23-10-2007, 11:03 PM
i read somewhere that if it aint cold enough the damn things dont die, so when time to wake up comes they are still carryin the disease..... everyone pray for a long cold winter please.....let the little :censored: :censored: die

Joanne26
24-10-2007, 08:09 PM
i read somewhere that if it aint cold enough the damn things dont die, so when time to wake up comes they are still carryin the disease..... everyone pray for a long cold winter please.....let the little :censored: :censored: die

:shock:

Anyone else have any thoughts? :wave:

Joanne26
24-10-2007, 09:16 PM
Anyone? :(

Hunnybunny2007
24-10-2007, 09:31 PM
Just found this on the following site, http://www.gomestic.com/Gardening/Five-Plants-That-Repel-Mosquitoes.34525
Marigolds
Marigolds have a particular smell that many insects and humans find objectionable. They are a good plant for repelling mosquitoes as well as insects that can attack vegetable plants and aphids. Marigolds are annuals with bright flowers that range from lemon yellow to dark oranges and reds.

Joanne26
24-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Just found this on the following site, http://www.gomestic.com/Gardening/Five-Plants-That-Repel-Mosquitoes.34525
Marigolds
Marigolds have a particular smell that many insects and humans find objectionable. They are a good plant for repelling mosquitoes as well as insects that can attack vegetable plants and aphids. Marigolds are annuals with bright flowers that range from lemon yellow to dark oranges and reds.

:wave: , thanks for the link, it's very interesting, i have the citronella candles and an insect repellent light, but hadn't really thought about plants :)

They are still so many mozzies about though isn't there :shock:

Hunnybunny2007
24-10-2007, 09:47 PM
:wave: I have been trying to find more info out, some sites suggest they hibernate during winter,:censored: the female lives longer than the male:rolleyes:
We will just have to keep a careful watch, I have flypapers in my shed as well, the only thing is I forget they are there and I am getting a bald patch where I keep getting attached to them:lol: The things we do for our babies:lol:

Joanne26
24-10-2007, 09:50 PM
:wave: I have been trying to find more info out, some sites suggest they hibernate during winter,:censored: the female lives longer than the male:rolleyes:
We will just have to keep a careful watch, I have flypapers in my shed as well, the only thing is I forget they are there and I am getting a bald patch where I keep getting attached to them:lol: The things we do for our babies:lol:

I had them as well, but after doing exactly the same it got too much to bear and i threw them out......they were a nightmare :lol:

Hunnybunny2007
24-10-2007, 09:54 PM
Yes, I regularly go to work, with bits of hay, straw, sawdust etc stuck to my person:lol: I have become a great source of amusement, hubby watches from the kitchen window:lol:

Joanne26
24-10-2007, 09:56 PM
Yes, I regularly go to work, with bits of hay, straw, sawdust etc stuck to my person:lol: I have become a great source of amusement, hubby watches from the kitchen window:lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: , i have found a bunny poop in my coat pocket before whilst standing in the school playground waiting for my little un! I have no idea how it got there :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hunnybunny2007
24-10-2007, 10:03 PM
:lol: perhaps this could be a new thread:lol: "Whats the funniest place you have found bunny poop" :lol: Shoes for me, although nearly my handbag today, I had left it on the hallway floor whilst putting shopping away:lol:

Joanne26
24-10-2007, 10:06 PM
:lol: perhaps this could be a new thread:lol: "Whats the funniest place you have found bunny poop" :lol: Shoes for me, although nearly my handbag today, I had left it on the hallway floor whilst putting shopping away:lol:

I was thinking that when i posted last time! :lol: Mine has got to be the pocket, i even took it out and had to look twice before quickly putting it back :oops: :lol: :lol:

racheld69
25-10-2007, 08:47 AM
I think there are defo less mozzies around - I am hoping once there is a frost that will be it.

ailz
25-10-2007, 09:44 AM
At least there's something to be said for living in the colder North - especially near the top of a hill. I don't think I've seen any mozzies around here since the last really hot summer.

It is, so I've been told, only the females that bite. If you see them sitting their bum sticks up in the air where the male's doesn't. Must admit I've never seen one that close, in this country.:)

Twiggy
27-10-2007, 12:40 AM
I caught a massive one the other day, now before you read on you must know i'm a big animal lover and i'm a veggie, any way a caught this thing and pulled it's wings off, then it's legs one by one, then came the best bit which made me feel so good, i took it's biting thing in it's mouth between my finger nails and pulled it nice and slow till it was renched from it's mouth, then i pulled it's head off, and i did it for every rabbit that has died from this evil disease.
Don't hate me folks!!!!:evil:

~bailey~
27-10-2007, 01:01 AM
I caught a massive one the other day, now before you read on you must know i'm a big animal lover and i'm a veggie, any way a caught this thing and pulled it's wings off, then it's legs one by one, then came the best bit which made me feel so good, i took it's biting thing in it's mouth between my finger nails and pulled it nice and slow till it was renched from it's mouth, then i pulled it's head off, and i did it for every rabbit that has died from this evil disease.
Don't hate me folks!!!!:evil:

Thats really sick. Its not the mosquitos fault that it spreads this disease, it does what its designed to do. I do kill them if I see them, but quick and painless, don't torture them.

Vikki*and*the*buns
27-10-2007, 01:36 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: , i have found a bunny poop in my coat pocket before whilst standing in the school playground waiting for my little un! I have no idea how it got there :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

snap, except I was just taking a walk and went in my pocket for a tissue and there it was, ewwww. I've had one in my shoe too:lol:

becks
27-10-2007, 06:55 AM
I caught a massive one the other day, now before you read on you must know i'm a big animal lover and i'm a veggie, any way a caught this thing and pulled it's wings off, then it's legs one by one, then came the best bit which made me feel so good, i took it's biting thing in it's mouth between my finger nails and pulled it nice and slow till it was renched from it's mouth, then i pulled it's head off, and i did it for every rabbit that has died from this evil disease.
Don't hate me folks!!!!:evil:

i hate mossies (not just cos of myxi, but because they always seem to get me when abroad!!!!) so i play squash with them whenever possible, but please make it quick ;-)

my dad told me a tail at weekend: i dont know how true it is: that myxi wa sactually a virus which was created by man, when teh country wa sgetting over run with rabbits with the soul purpose of killing them off - if this is true then it isnt the mossies fault that its teh carrier (but squash them strill anyway as tehy bite like i dont know what ;-)), but please don't now do teh same to mankind......or i think youmay get arrested!

janice
27-10-2007, 11:28 AM
I had a neighbour who had all 4 of her rabbits put to sleep due to myxie, they were not vaccinated. At that time I had a mum and babies who were not vaccinated due to their age, I was fortunate and did not have any problems with myxie at this time.

janice
27-10-2007, 11:44 AM
i hate mossies (not just cos of myxi, but because they always seem to get me when abroad!!!!) so i play squash with them whenever possible, but please make it quick ;-)

my dad told me a tail at weekend: i dont know how true it is: that myxi wa sactually a virus which was created by man, when teh country wa sgetting over run with rabbits with the soul purpose of killing them off - if this is true then it isnt the mossies fault that its teh carrier (but squash them strill anyway as tehy bite like i dont know what ;-)), but please don't now do teh same to mankind......or i think youmay get arrested!


This is the history of how myxamatosis was spread, you dad is correct in what he has said. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxomatosis This thread will inform you about the current problem we have with this disease and its relevence today. http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rwf/articles/understanding_myxo.htm

sretosf
27-10-2007, 10:31 PM
and disease is still used to 'control' the rabbit population in Oz - it is illegal to vaccinate your rabbit against myxi there (it is even illegal to keep rabbits in certain areas!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia

lucyj
28-10-2007, 01:12 AM
mine got myxi right around this time last year - dont take any risks as u never know when itll strike

funny that it was 6months since they had their jag too (my vet told me they only needed annual boosters) - away to book them in for a 6 monthly booster as its just not worth the risk