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DemiS
13-08-2009, 02:05 PM
I need a plastic head cone for my rabbit (He's about 13 weeks old)
Can't get to the vets untill Saturday
Do Pets @ Home sell them?

Starlight
13-08-2009, 02:06 PM
What is wrong with the bun?

I would only use one as a last resort as it makes it harder for them to eat- which is necessary for a bun.

Lib_n_bunny
13-08-2009, 02:11 PM
Pets at home don't sell them, and if you must have a collar, the soft ones are best cos they can still eat their caecals. However, you can get little tops for chihuahua size dogs that you could put on your bun if that would help - my Beau wore a top when I had a wound on his back he wouldn't stop chewing :D

DemiS
13-08-2009, 02:12 PM
It's his eye

Hugo's There
13-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Personally I would not put one on a bunny :(

Rhian33
13-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not having a go but if it was my bun and I thought their eye looked bad enough to need a cone then they are bad enough to see a vet asap.

DemiS
13-08-2009, 02:22 PM
There is no way I can get to the vets before Saturday, and its an eye infection. He keeps rubbing his eyes and making it worse, and im worried that his paws are going to carry the infection if he keeps grooming himself

Rhian33
13-08-2009, 02:25 PM
There is no way I can get to the vets before Saturday, and its an eye infection. He keeps rubbing his eyes and making it worse, and im worried that his paws are going to carry the infection if he keeps grooming himself

Why not? Is your vet all booked up or something? I would have to get one of mine in just to put my mind at rest.

*Spider*
13-08-2009, 02:30 PM
P@H sell them for cats and dogs but I wouldn't advise putting it on a bun.

Angie65
13-08-2009, 02:40 PM
Someone on here used one & bun got foot stuck in it trying to get it off. I got one from vets & bun had it off within 3 mins:roll:

pooks
13-08-2009, 09:45 PM
buster collars should only be used on bunnies in extreme cases.
Bunnies are unable to eat properly and are unable to reach caecotrophs which is of upmost importance to any bunny.
The only time to put a collar on a bunny is when the pros outweigh the cons i.e. if the rabbit is not eating by itself anyway (and is therefore being syringe fed), you can put a collar on to stop it chewing its drip line - that kinda thing. I would not recommend putting a collar on a bunny that is eating as its a very quick way to an anorexic rabbit.

I would advise you get to a vet asap or can someone else take your rabbit for you? Eye infections can be nasty if left untreated - and you're right, it could be spread to the other eye via grooming

XMissySJx
13-08-2009, 10:42 PM
i will never ever use one on a rabbit ever again.

a vet gave peanut one and used bandage through the holes (where a dog would normally have a collar) and peanut managed to get the cone half off his head so the bandage went really tight and i woke up hearing this crashing sound and he was banging his head against the cage struggling to breathe.

i have heard so many nasty stories, the vet wanted to put one of him for his leg surgey and i refused point blank, i think there horrible :(:(

Starlight
13-08-2009, 10:56 PM
i will never ever use one on a rabbit ever again.

a vet gave peanut one and used bandage through the holes (where a dog would normally have a collar) and peanut managed to get the cone half off his head so the bandage went really tight and i woke up hearing this crashing sound and he was banging his head against the cage struggling to breathe.

i have heard so many nasty stories, the vet wanted to put one of him for his leg surgey and i refused point blank, i think there horrible :(:(

It is now bad practice for vets to do this with dogs and cats, they HAVE to weave the collar through the holes, so i don't see why it should be any different for buns!

Ted an Petal
14-08-2009, 08:32 AM
are you bathing his eyes with warm salt water in the meantime? i would just continue to do this till you see the vet hun.

DemiS
14-08-2009, 10:02 AM
Yes I'm using the salt water on his eyes, and also a bit on his paws (My mum sais it should kill the infection)

Ted an Petal
14-08-2009, 10:05 AM
yeah thats good, should keep it at bay for you till you get till the vets. poor thing, hope it heals up soon.