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rachylou
30-04-2010, 01:12 PM
For those of you who know about Jimby eating the foil wrapper, it has been 5 days now and I have not seen any more foil in his poops, I only found 2 tiny shards of it on Monday but none since, I am currently breaking up ALL of his poops to try and find any but how long should I continue for, dont want it to become some weird obsession!! :oops::lol:

prettylupin
30-04-2010, 01:19 PM
If it was going to come out it would have done by now I should think. Indigestible fibrous waste is passed between 24-48 hours, but only about 24 hours with my two. The thing about foil wrappers is that very little of it is actually silvery foil, it may just be a thin coating that has already passed out, the rest may be dark and unrecognisable as foil. You may also have missed it if you didn't examine every poop at the outset. If he's ok in himself then i'm sure he's ok. :wave:

Shellypops
30-04-2010, 01:21 PM
hey rachylou:wave: I agree with pretty Lupin, sorry I didn't answer again was a bit stressed out with Bobby being poorly! she is all better now tho... we are all a bit poop obsessed aren't we?

rachylou
30-04-2010, 01:23 PM
Thankyou, my hubby looks at me as though I am crazy when I sit there going through all his poops :lol:

He seems happy and is eating lots of hay, pooping nice fiberous poops and looks like himself.

Do you think if it is sitting in his tummy, it could cause problems somewhere down the line?

edit: forgot to say that since he ate it I have gone through ALL of his poops. :oops:

prettylupin
30-04-2010, 01:27 PM
Thankyou, my hubby looks at me as though I am crazy when I sit there going through all his poops :lol:

He seems happy and is eating lots of hay, pooping nice fiberous poops and looks like himself.

Do you think if it is sitting in his tummy, it could cause problems somewhere down the line?

edit: forgot to say that since he ate it I have gone through ALL of his poops. :oops:

I doubt it would be in his tummy anymore. If it were anywhere I would expect it to be in his caecum by now. :? I'm afraid there is no real answer to that question, but I suspect he has already passed it. :)

Sorry, I thought I remembered you writing on your other thread that you missed a few poops at the beginning? That's the only reason I mentioned you might have missed it.

prettylupin
30-04-2010, 01:29 PM
If it's any consolation Nino once munched a small glass bead when I was making a necklace! :shock: He ground it up pretty darn well in his teeth before swallowing and we never saw it again! He was fine. :D
(Glass grinds down to sand... I expect foil disintegrates also to some extent - they have powerful molars).

Many buns eat cardboard, paper, tissue etc.... not great for them but many seem to pass it all without any probs. Try not to worry, if it is in there there is nothing you can do anyway.

rachylou
30-04-2010, 01:29 PM
Nope I popped them in a sandwhich bag to show to the vets if need be but then I cracked on with breaking them up :oops:

I hope it is not going to cause a problem, the poor little lad has been through far too much already in his little life that would be all he needs :cry:

Shellypops
30-04-2010, 01:31 PM
They will eat the most strangest of things!! and yet my other bun Carlo is scared of carrot:cry::lol:

But he will eat plastic:shock:

There again carrots are scary

rachylou
30-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Jims has eaten many many things in the past, his previous owner actually FED him tissues!! :evil::shock:
He has eaten duck tape, plastic, carpet, clothes, kitchen roll, cardboard hmm the list goes on... the only one which atually caused a problem was the cardboard.

rachylou
30-04-2010, 01:32 PM
They will eat the most strangest of things!! and yet my other bun Carlo is scared of carrot:cry::lol:

But he will eat plastic:shock:

There again carrots are scary
:lol:

Shellypops
30-04-2010, 01:32 PM
Nope I popped them in a sandwhich bag to show to the vets if need be but then I cracked on with breaking them up :oops:

I hope it is not going to cause a problem, the poor little lad has been through far too much already in his little life that would be all he needs :cry:

I honestly think it will be fine! Its been a fair amount of time now so you would have noticed by now

Coineanach
30-04-2010, 01:42 PM
I honestly think it will be fine! Its been a fair amount of time now so you would have noticed by now

Snap. I can't quite believe you went through them all! :lol:

moss
30-04-2010, 01:53 PM
I'm pretty sure he will be OK... when I was cleaning my girlie out the other week, I put her in one of the puppy pens and went out to do her litter tray. When I came back, I realised she'd forced the puppy pen outwards and had managed to reach the hay bag - she'd eaten some of the plastic bag that the hay was in. I panicked and managed to get a couple of small bits out of her mouth but I guess she swallowed the rest.

Kept my eye on her for a few days but she's been absolutely fine, and this was a few weeks ago now. These buns do scare us though! :roll:

rachylou
30-04-2010, 03:45 PM
Snap. I can't quite believe you went through them all! :lol:

:lol: Me either! Wasnt the most beautiful job but he is my baby, I would do anything for him :love:

rachylou
30-04-2010, 03:45 PM
I'm pretty sure he will be OK... when I was cleaning my girlie out the other week, I put her in one of the puppy pens and went out to do her litter tray. When I came back, I realised she'd forced the puppy pen outwards and had managed to reach the hay bag - she'd eaten some of the plastic bag that the hay was in. I panicked and managed to get a couple of small bits out of her mouth but I guess she swallowed the rest.

Kept my eye on her for a few days but she's been absolutely fine, and this was a few weeks ago now. These buns do scare us though! :roll:
:lol: Jims has done this too! :roll: