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lilbun
16-08-2009, 12:36 AM
Poor Tippex Porkychicken.
She was stung on her front paw by a wasp. At least I think thats what happened. We have a couple of plum trees. The rabbits love the odd windfall but the rotting ones attract wasps and I have to keep sweeping them up several times a day.
The vet said I could give metacam and I bathed her foot in cold water with a splash of vinegar (bicarb for bees, vinegar for vasps!). She wasn't impressed.
She took herself off to bed and licked her poorly foot but seemed fine after 30 minutes. It must have been sore though :(

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prettylupin
16-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Ouch!! Glad her paw feels better now :D Wasp stings are very painful. We used to have plum trees when I was growing up and yes you're right - there used to be hundreds of wasps in the windfalls!

lilbun
16-08-2009, 10:57 AM
She's fine now anyway thanks. She hasn't learnt her lesson though and is still scoffing on the windfalls. I was out first thing sweeping them up but it's tricky when they're covered in wasps xx

prettylupin
16-08-2009, 11:28 AM
She's fine now anyway thanks. She hasn't learnt her lesson though and is still scoffing on the windfalls. I was out first thing sweeping them up but it's tricky when they're covered in wasps xx

Tell me about it! Poppy did 3 laps of the garden yesterday with a manky fungus windfall apple in her mouth with me trying to get it off her! :lol:
Glad she's better now :D

HCB
16-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Sorry to invade your post...but can rabbits eat plums then?

We have a plum tree, but dont get many wasps, just dam flies!

lilbun
16-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Sorry to invade your post...but can rabbits eat plums then?

We have a plum tree, but dont get many wasps, just dam flies!

They can eat them but only in strict moderation as they are high in natural sugars (hence the wasps and flies).
Don't let them eat the stones though as they are toxic, and could also cause choking or fatal blockages

kerry-123
16-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Speaking of wasps my brother was stung SEVEN times the other day:shock:

lilbun
16-08-2009, 04:32 PM
Speaking of wasps my brother was stung SEVEN times the other day:shock:

:shock::shock: Poor lad. How did he manage that?

kerry-123
16-08-2009, 04:34 PM
:shock::shock: Poor lad. How did he manage that?

Friend and him were in the country park his friend was stuck in a tree and kept wiping his hand at the wasps, my brother went to rescue him :lol: but by the time he got him down the wasps were really p!ssed, his friend just managed to out-run him :lol::lol::lol:

Charys
16-08-2009, 07:52 PM
Tippex Porkychicken.

I've gotta ask - where did the name come from ? I can guess the tippex bit..:D

lilbun
16-08-2009, 09:48 PM
I've gotta ask - where did the name come from ? I can guess the tippex bit..:D

It's a bit sick really- I heard somebody describe rabbit meat that way, and because she's a norty bunny it's her norty name...:oops:
I should probably add I am a vegetarian.
I started off calling her porky because she put on lots of weight shortly after she came to live with me......:oops:
Porky-chicken is also what human flesh is rumoured to taste like...

yvette
16-08-2009, 09:52 PM
It's a bit sick really- I heard somebody describe rabbit meat that way, and because she's a norty bunny it's her norty name...:oops:
I should probably add I am a vegetarian.
Porky-chicken is also what human flesh is rumoured to taste like...



Ewwww...you should read Flesh House by Stuart Macbride...excellent book!!!

Charys
16-08-2009, 10:12 PM
:lol:

That is really funny ! Thanks for explaining.