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susie bun
25-11-2010, 09:37 AM
Spenser has always had a tendency to being a fussy nommer, but I've noticed he seems less keen on his greens these last few days. :? I find it much more reassuring if he wolves them down, especially now that there is a chance of them freezing if left lying around.:shock: I'm going to try feeding him earlier, and he is having his teeth checked next week. He seems fine in himself, in fact I think he prefers the colder weather. He seems more interested in getting out than being fed these mornings.:?

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 10:39 AM
Same with Butters & Blackie, altho Dan & Clo still beg for their breakfast :lol:

But none of them seem so bothered about the green stuff that I pick from the garden, although they are happy to eat what I picked and dried earlier in the year.

susie bun
25-11-2010, 10:41 AM
I've brought forward his vet appointment (to have his teeth checked). 4.50pm this afternoon.

mini lop1
25-11-2010, 12:03 PM
good luck at the vets :wave:

Leigh
25-11-2010, 12:06 PM
yep - good luck :)

Boudicca
25-11-2010, 12:07 PM
Hope the handsome Spenser gets on OK at the Vets! Have I missed a thread somewhere? Are you taking him because he's been off his greens and suspect teeth or does he have dental problems?

susie bun
25-11-2010, 12:10 PM
Hope the handsome Spenser gets on OK at the Vets! Have I missed a thread somewhere? Are you taking him because he's been off his greens and suspect teeth or does he have dental problems?

No, you haven't missed a thread. I do have one in health as well this morning, but that's because I started this one here and then thought it was more a health matter. When Spenser was at the emergency vet in September she said his teeth were 'not bad.' With hindsight I should have remembered this and had them checked when he had his myxi booster in October.

louise and Gus
25-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Could it just be the greens are too cold?

susie bun
25-11-2010, 12:24 PM
Could it just be the greens are too cold?

I do wonder about that. He has them served at room temp, and normally piles right in. I've got some more in the kitchen coming up to room temp. We'll see what he makes of them.

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 12:36 PM
No, you haven't missed a thread. I do have one in health as well this morning, but that's because I started this one here and then thought it was more a health matter. When Spenser was at the emergency vet in September she said his teeth were 'not bad.' With hindsight I should have remembered this and had them checked when he had his myxi booster in October.

TBH a good rabbit vet will do a full health check when doing any of the jabs, which includes teeth. Mine checks the boys fully for their Myxi, and did exactly the same 2 weeks later for their VHD.

Don't be afraid to ask the vet to check teeth, nails etc while your their for anything else.

poppymoon
25-11-2010, 12:40 PM
good luck at the dentist spenser:wave:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 12:52 PM
Some chopped cabbage and a fenugreek crunchie have been accepted. :) VERY unusual for their to be pellets left in his dish at this time of day though.

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Some chopped cabbage and a fenugreek crunchie have been accepted. :) VERY unusual for their to be pellets left in his dish at this time of day though.

Have you been giving him any extra because of the cold? I've been giving my boys just a few extra the past few days, and the Little boys just eat the usual amount and don't bother with the extra (altho the Big Boys scarf the lot :roll:)

It's when they refuse a fenugreek crunchie that the panic sets in :shock:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 01:00 PM
No, he has been getting his usual 'supper' allowance from my mother, but I have cut back his normal am and pm ration to only a very little more than an egg cup. This means that he is getting far less than he was when he first arrived (before I knew better), although it is much colder.

poppymoon
25-11-2010, 01:09 PM
i use the fenugreek crunchie test too:oops:

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 01:11 PM
i use the fenugreek crunchie test too:oops:

When Blackie needs his teeth doing he hides it really well (stubborn little so and so), but if he take a crunchie, bites it then drops it I book him straight in for his teeth to be done.

susie bun
25-11-2010, 01:57 PM
Spenser has now accepted more cabbage and two more green beans. Has also just done an impressive pile of poops in his bowl - must have done about 20 in a sitting! :shock:

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Spenser has now accepted more cabbage and two more green beans. Has also just done an impressive pile of poops in his bowl - must have done about 20 in a sitting! :shock:

:lol: Love the way you count his poops so often!

GrahamL
25-11-2010, 02:37 PM
When Blackie needs his teeth doing he hides it really well (stubborn little so and so), but if he take a crunchie, bites it then drops it I book him straight in for his teeth to be done.

Wish i could use that test. Ginger's mouth is so small, she HAS to drop it once she's pinched it :lol:

Susie - don't worry, you aren't the only one who counts poops :oops:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 02:43 PM
He has now eaten his pellets. :D We are getting to the end of the bag - I wonder if he objects to the crumbs that, try as I might to sift them out, do seem to go into his bowl with the whole pellets. I have put the carrier in the run so that he can have a good sniff before he has to go in it.

GrahamL
25-11-2010, 02:50 PM
He has now eaten his pellets. :D We are getting to the end of the bag - I wonder if he objects to the crumbs that, try as I might to sift them out, do seem to go into his bowl with the whole pellets. I have put the carrier in the run so that he can have a good sniff before he has to go in it.

oh lord. Not another bun who complains about the dusty pellets at the end!

Biccy refuses, point blank to eat the dusty ones. I have to throw the bag away or hand strain the end of the bag pellets to de-dust them.

There must be a good 10 days worth or pellets left in the bag when i have to throw it away normally.

Glad he's eating though. The vet will hopefully just give you the all clear and you'll just be charged for a consultation.

Theyd o like to worry us eh?

Boudicca
25-11-2010, 02:59 PM
When The Dudster had his tooth problem last December *shudders at the memory* the little rascal showed no signs of an eating slow down and then all of a sudden he flat out refused to eat :shock: The Vet said he had perfect teeth and it wasnt till he was sedated he managed to look closely at his back molars and spotted the teeniest spur!

ETA: I sprinkle the dusty remains of pellets over their hay and they love it... pellet flavoured hay!! I guess its like getting flavoured crisps when your used to ready salted :lol:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 03:03 PM
When The Dudster had his tooth problem last December *shudders at the memory* the little rascal showed no signs of an eating slow down and then all of a sudden he flat out refused to eat :shock: The Vet said he had perfect teeth and it wasnt till he was sedated he managed to look closely at his back molars and spotted the teeniest spur!

ETA: I sprinkle the dusty remains of pellets over their hay and they love it... pellet flavoured hay!! I guess its like getting flavoured crisps when your used to ready salted :lol:

I imagine that would go down particularly well with Her Ladyship at present. ;)

susie bun
25-11-2010, 05:19 PM
He's OK! :D:D:D Will post more later - tutoring any minute. :wave:

funnybunnyabc
25-11-2010, 05:22 PM
He's OK! :D:D:D Will post more later - tutoring any minute. :wave:

Yay !
Glad Spenser is OK !:D

Elena
25-11-2010, 05:26 PM
oh lord. Not another bun who complains about the dusty pellets at the end!

Biccy refuses, point blank to eat the dusty ones. I have to throw the bag away or hand strain the end of the bag pellets to de-dust them.

There must be a good 10 days worth or pellets left in the bag when i have to throw it away normally.

Glad he's eating though. The vet will hopefully just give you the all clear and you'll just be charged for a consultation.

Theyd o like to worry us eh?

I always do this with the whole bag :oops: I hate the dust left at the end so always strain the pellets before putting them in the pellet box. :oops:

Glad Spenser is ok, not sure how I managed to miss this thread earlier!

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 05:44 PM
He's OK! :D:D:D Will post more later - tutoring any minute. :wave:

Yay! Well done Spenser!

susie bun
25-11-2010, 08:28 PM
Taking Spenser to the vet was trickier than I expected. My parents were out and I don't drive, but it is such a short distance I decided to walk. Spenser felt much heavier than I expected! There were three dogs in the waiting room, all excitable but not barking. Spenser seemed unperturbed by this, but was very perturbed when our turn came to be seen. The vet had a student with her, who - brave soul - offered to hod Spenser while the vet examined his teeth. Spenser was having none of this, and had to be wrapped in a towel before we could go any further. :roll: 'Bunny enchilada' the vet said. She spent what seemed like quite a while looking at his teeth, but pronounced them all fine - not pefectly aligned, but no spurs or signs of any pain. :) I mentioned the possibility of root trouble, but she reassured me that this wasunlikely as there would most likely have been a sign of an abcess. He then had his nails clipped. I was only charged !2, which I thought very reasonable as the vet also asked lots of questions about how he was getting on with the cold weather and the like. We now think the being a bit off his pellets is almost certainly linked to the crumbly effect as you get to the bottom of the bag, and I opened a new for his tea.

Off topic, but my choc ice has dripped down the keyboard while I have been typing this. Oops!

BinkyBun
25-11-2010, 08:56 PM
Glad Spenser is okay x

kaths101
25-11-2010, 09:13 PM
sorry I missed this earlier but im glad hes ok now - awkward little so an so - my lot scoff down the whole lot of pellets - dusty or not!!! :roll:
you really a bunny slave - sifting pellets - he will have you purifying his water next!! :lol:

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 09:17 PM
sorry I missed this earlier but im glad hes ok now - awkward little so an so - my lot scoff down the whole lot of pellets - dusty or not!!! :roll:
you really a bunny slave - sifting pellets - he will have you purifying his water next!! :lol:

There was me thinking he already had the purest mineral water decanted into his bottle ;)

Nicola1
25-11-2010, 09:19 PM
glad he was ok. I think, although I could be wrong, that if he had root trouble his gums would at least be inflamed

as long as he's eating and his weight is steady this is good :) if/when you get him neutered though might be worth asking the vet to look at his teeth while he's under the GA (a lot of vets do this anyway) as our vet didn't see Jasmine's spurs until she was under the GA. Doesn't seem worth having an unconscious dental atm though if he isn't really having any problems :wave:

Nicola1
25-11-2010, 09:19 PM
There was me thinking he already had the purest mineral water decanted into his bottle ;)

I think he does :lol:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Are you suggesting I spoil my rabbit? :shock:

I am absolutely knackered from carrying him down to the vet and back. My poor little chicken-wing arms were not designed for such exertions. :oops: He had eaten all his pellets and most of the greens. Why does he prefer expensive dried apple to a slice of any fresh apple I happen to be eating? :?

Blackberry & Co
25-11-2010, 09:32 PM
Are you suggesting I spoil my rabbit? :shock:

I am absolutely knackered from carrying him down to the vet and back. My poor little chicken-wing arms were not designed for such exertions. :oops: He had eaten all his pellets and most of the greens. Why does he prefer expensive dried apple to a slice of any fresh apple I happen to be eating? :?

:thumb:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 09:36 PM
Moi? :shock::shock::shock:

It's the guilt and shame of having a single unneutered rabbit. :oops:

kaths101
25-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Are you suggesting I spoil my rabbit? :shock:

I am absolutely knackered from carrying him down to the vet and back. My poor little chicken-wing arms were not designed for such exertions. :oops: He had eaten all his pellets and most of the greens. Why does he prefer expensive dried apple to a slice of any fresh apple I happen to be eating? :?

:lol::lol: cos hes a fussy bunny who has a mummuh slave to attend to his every need :love:

Have you now got one arm bigger than the other :lol::lol:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 09:42 PM
:lol::lol: cos hes a fussy bunny who has a mummuh slave to attend to his every need :love:

Have you now got one arm bigger than the other :lol::lol:

I didn't know which arm to favour. I'm right-handed, but the fracture from the summer still creaks from time to time. Oddly enough he felt much lighter on the way back, after I had been reassured about his teeth. And yes of course I gave him a fenugreek crunchie for being such a brave bunny!

basirascal
25-11-2010, 09:45 PM
So glad Spenser is ok x

Elena
25-11-2010, 09:59 PM
You need a little trolley ;) On Animal Madhouse someone had one and I want one! Cos sometimes we have to park a way away from our vets. :oops:

Hugo's There
26-11-2010, 01:42 PM
It seems a bit odd to me that a vet would rule out root problems based on the fact their is no abscesses :?

Unless an uneven jaw line can be felt then x-rays are the only way to diagnose root problems. Some of our most serious tooth root bunnies never developed abscesses such as Eddie and Fuzzy

I am not saying that Spenser has root problems, that was just a suggestion but would be concerned about a vet who ruled them out on the basis that their are no abscesses :?

Anyway glad Spenser is back to normal :D:D