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*lily*
13-11-2009, 12:57 PM
Louie looks a bit thin to me so I just weighed him. He is 3lbs which is 1.36kg. Anyone know if this is about right??

He is 5.5 months old.

Jaysmonkey
13-11-2009, 01:05 PM
I will weigh Brian when I find some batteries..*why can you never find batteries:evil:* for my scales and let you know how much he weighs! :wave: he's about half a month older than Louis-bum!

Tamsin
13-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Could be under weight, could be over weight. Every rabbit is an individual and on animals that are so small a few hundred grams either way makes a difference. If you're worried pop him to the vet and they'll be able to tell you the ideal weight for him and check him if he is underweight.

Tamsin

*Spider*
13-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Is he a Mini Lop?
Winter is a Polish X Lionhead and at 5 months old she is 0.9kg.

*lily*
13-11-2009, 01:12 PM
He's a dwarf lop.

I will ask at the vets tonight as he's got his VHD jab.

kaths101
13-11-2009, 01:20 PM
Oreo is 4 months - a dwarf lop and 3.6lbs (just weighed him) - he was 3lbs at 3 months...

nothing to say Louie is underweight though and as you say better to ask the vet - (Oreo might just be a fatty :oops: )

*lily*
13-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Yes I will definately ask the vet tonight.

I hadn't noticed before today but he just looks, well thin :? Perhaps he is having a growth spurt??

kaths101
13-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Yes I will definately ask the vet tonight.

I hadn't noticed before today but he just looks, well thin :? Perhaps he is having a growth spurt??


Yes im sure he is fine - has the vet weighed him before so she can tell if he has lost weight?

Ive started to weigh mine every month - (started with Sooty sitting on the scales - her favourite place) so i know if they have lost weight? at the mo my 2 are still babies though sooty has levelled out this month at 5.2lbs she is 8 months!

I actually think Oreo looks thin as well maybe they are just at that gangly growing stage and have lost the fluffy baby bunny look :lol:

*lily*
13-11-2009, 01:45 PM
He was weighed before he was neutered at 4 months, don't know how much he weighed then though :oops:

He does suddenly seem to have grown longggggg as well :lol::lol::lol:

Natalie83
13-11-2009, 02:12 PM
He was weighed before he was neutered at 4 months, don't know how much he weighed then though :oops:

He does suddenly seem to have grown longggggg as well :lol::lol::lol:

I have dwarf lops and from reading things in the past I think the average weight for an adult is about 5lbs which is about 2.3kg...having said that mine came from stocky parents so have always been a bit above the average although not overweight! As others have said each bunny is individual and normally vets etc can do a "feel test" to check if they need to put a little on or lose a little :) Best wishes Louie for your VHD jab :)

*lily*
13-11-2009, 02:23 PM
Thanks Natalie :wave:

KarenM
13-11-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm sure the vet will be able to put your mind at rest - it could be that he's having a little growth spurt, as you say, that's making him look a little leaner. :)

It's impossible to tell by weight and age alone, as all buns are so different, even the same breed. Alfie is much bigger than Bubbles but both are a healthy weight for their size.

abbymarysmokey
13-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Some dwarf lops are nauturally more gangly than others and never fill out much...my Ferris feels like an empty pj case when you pick her up! :lol:

*lily*
13-11-2009, 04:20 PM
:lol::lol: Awwww!

Natalie83
13-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Thanks Natalie :wave:

It's a pleasure :)

*lily*
13-11-2009, 07:34 PM
The vet said he doesn't seem underweight but, if I'm concerned, to weigh him myself once a month.

He is sulking now behind the settee due to having his VHD :roll:

Jaysmonkey
13-11-2009, 09:13 PM
I weighed Brian in an earlier post where I was worried about Brian I guessed his weight was 1.9kg because back then I had no scales...now I have scales..and guess what I was wrong he weighs 1.38kg, so very close to Louis. Brian is 6months 1 week old, and supposed to be a dwarf lop too! :wave:

coco1200
13-11-2009, 09:18 PM
awwh glad to hear Louie isn't underweight!! I worry all the time about Noisette being underweight. She a fat porker now though :roll: :lol: