View Full Version : Poorly back leg
29-01-2008, 05:55 PM
a couple of days ago i noticed that my boy bunny wasn't putting any weight on his back leg like it was sore. i've put the cat in a different room and made him a nice cosey bed where he can chill without being chased.
i'm closely monitoring his eating and drinking which are fine and he seems as lively as ever. i feel neglectful not taking him to the vets at this point, but i'm so so broke. i'm not sure what they cud do. i don't wanna pay a tonne of money and have time off work just for the vet to tell me to rest it and keep an eye on it.
what do u think?
29-01-2008, 06:24 PM
Id take the bunny to the vets.
If the leg is broken (hopefully it isn't), the longer you leave it, the less chance it has of healing properly. If the bone needs setting, then it needs to be done asap.
29-01-2008, 07:05 PM
I had the same thing with one of my buns last week. I had a feel and I was pretty sure she had a broken toe, due to crunchy grindy feel:shock:. Took her to the vets the next day and they confirmed it. She's now on the mend and loads better after just a week of rest and being confined to ground level:).
Best get it checked out, better safe than sorry. Is your bunny showing signs of distress, like teeth grinding or being withdrawn and off their food?
29-01-2008, 10:14 PM
Please take him to the vet. Inky broke one of his back toes last year and it needs to be sorted fast. If not broken, it could be a sprain (Inky has one of these at the moment), which is still very painful for them and need treatment.
31-01-2008, 05:59 PM
thanks guys, he's still not putting any weight on it even after a lot of rest so i'm taking him in tomorrow. can't feel any grinding
i am still surprised that he is showing no signs of distress. usually he's a really wussy bunny who goes straight off his food, but he seems happier than ever. oh well, 1st of the month and i'll already be in my overdraft! as long as he's ok tho
31-01-2008, 06:20 PM
At least you can put your mind at rest and get a resolution for your bunny.
Get Well Soon little guy.:)
Let us know what the vet says.
01-02-2008, 08:11 PM
it was just a pulled muscle or ligament or something. he gave him an anti-inflametary and prescribed rest. at least he doesn't need a cast of anything. and he seemed quite perky even after getting trapped in a hail storm so i'm sure he'll be fine
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