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Fluffers
27-03-2012, 09:11 AM
She ate her tea at 5.30pm as usual & enjoyed some free time in the garden.

Went to check on them at 7.30pm and she was clearly not comfortable. Didn't want to eat or move :( Gave her some ranitadine, waited a couple of hours. No change so off to the emergency vets at 11pm for pain relief, gut stimulant & sub cut fluids. No sign of gas or blockage. Temp, heart & breathing all normal.

Left her snuggled in a hay pile at 1am, very worried :(

Much brighter this morning & eaten a little :) Nommed a fair bit of apple stick & seen her munching some hay. Not back to her usual bouncy self but moving around & periscoping. Everything crossed she's got over whatever it was that was making her feel so poorly.

My gut feeling is that she over indulged a little whilst free ranging but I can't be sure :(

A warning to others: If your rabbit isn't used to free ranging or having time on grass please please limit the time they have. The girls here only have 10-15 mins out twice day but if they don't stop eating whilst they're out and they're not used to the fresh greens of spring then it can cause tummy upsets :(

I was watching the girls the whole time they were out & Paintbox did very little eating (more binkying than anything) so really not sure if this is what has happened in her case but I think it's worth mentioning anyway.

GrahamL
27-03-2012, 09:15 AM
Vibes for Paintbox (great name!) that she continues to get better Jen.

Spring grass is so rich, it upsets a lot of bunny tummys :(

Fluffers
27-03-2012, 09:18 AM
Vibes for Paintbox (great name!) that she continues to get better Jen.

Spring grass is so rich, it upsets a lot of bunny tummys :(

Thank you :) Jill picked her name :roll::lol:;) I call her 'Boxy' because I'm lazy :oops:

She's munching on hay just now so really hoping she's ok again. She's such a little (2kg!) poppet :love:

BeeBee
27-03-2012, 09:32 AM
Aw little Paintbox :love:

Hope youre feeling better little missy - please no more scaring mummy like that its not nice.

Make sure you eat lots and lots of nommy hay and your twigs and make sure you do some hopping about today and plenty of big golden poops please little one.

Me, Bee and the piggies send you nose rubs xx

honeybunny
27-03-2012, 09:41 AM
Glad she is on the mend and hope you got some sleep :D xx

Fluffers
27-03-2012, 09:57 AM
Glad she is on the mend and hope you got some sleep :D xx

No but hey! Who needs sleep?! Sleep is for wimps! :lol:

She's just been out on the patio (no access to any noms!) & seems much happier now. She came running over to me when I went to the run. All litter trays cleaned out & re-filled with fresh hay - she dived straight in & starting munching so hopefully she's 100% or very nearly :love:

BeeBee
27-03-2012, 11:09 AM
I think this calls for PICTURES :) x

Fluffers
27-03-2012, 11:14 AM
:wave: I'm afraid you'll have to make do with just one for now ;)

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b403/jennywilford/September%20and%20girls%20No2/SepBoxy.jpg

BeeBee
27-03-2012, 11:15 AM
awwwww September and Paintboxy Box :love: thanks for sharing x

joeydoodle
27-03-2012, 11:35 AM
:wave: I'm afraid you'll have to make do with just one for now ;)

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b403/jennywilford/September%20and%20girls%20No2/SepBoxy.jpg


awww beautiful Paintbox, hope she's feeling all better soon x
Must admit Joey had a few wet(ish) poos last week after hub mowed the lawn for the first time this year... wonder if that's because of the new spring grass? They were in the afternoon too after he'd been out on the grass :?
nose rubs to Paintbox and the other girls x :love:

susie bun
27-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Lots of vibes for a continued recovery. xxx

Re. grass, Spenser had his first short time on grass this year yesterday, but was too busy reorientating himself with his outdoor Kingdom to eat much grass. He was out about 20 minutes, but I would have brought him in quicker if he had been eating the grass. I think he thought it was some kind of carpet!

Captain Helen
27-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Glad beautiful Paintbox is starting to feel better xx

Fluffers
27-03-2012, 02:06 PM
awww beautiful Paintbox, hope she's feeling all better soon x
Must admit Joey had a few wet(ish) poos last week after hub mowed the lawn for the first time this year... wonder if that's because of the new spring grass? They were in the afternoon too after he'd been out on the grass :?
nose rubs to Paintbox and the other girls x :love:

Almost certainly yes. Something to bear in mind going forward ;) Some buns seem to cope well with new things, others are affected in a mild way and some just don't cope at all :( I suppose they are no different to us in that respect. Not all foods agree with all people!

Fluffers
27-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Thank you for all your good wishes :wave:

Paintbox is currently fast asleep on the fleecey blanket in the run so I'm not going to disturb her just at the moment as she looks very relaxed :love:

I'll do the fenugreek crunchie test in another hour though ;)

alio71
27-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Poor paintbox :( glad she seems to be feeling better :D

Bebopy
27-03-2012, 02:33 PM
I'm glad she is doing better. I hope she continues to improve. :D

Hopefully she'll take the fenugreek crunchie with no problem. xx

Fluffers
27-03-2012, 02:52 PM
She has passed the fenugreek crunchie test :lol::lol::lol: Phew!

Just refreshed their hay & water as off out for a couple of hours now. Hopefully when I get back they'll be ready for a little play on the patio followed by some pellets & fresh herbs :D

Bebopy
27-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Glad to hear she nommed the fenugreek crunchie. :D

Tinsel
27-03-2012, 10:51 PM
Keep nomming, Paintbox! :love:

susie bun
27-03-2012, 11:15 PM
Hope you all have a better night! Very pleased to see Paintbox enjoyed her crunchie. :D

Fluffers
28-03-2012, 08:18 AM
Got to be honest, I slept like a log last night! My OH has been away since last Thursday and came home last night so that helped :love:

This morning I think we have little Paintbox back 100% again. She was eating ok yesterday and didn't look unwell, she just wasn't her usual bouncy self.

This morning though she's full of beans and getting up to mischief again :love::love: They came running for breakfast as usual and had 10 mins bouncing on the patio while I cleaned them out. When my OH is home from work later we're going to give them 10 min free ranging time but with me following Paintbox everywhere she goes so make sure she doesn't eat ANYTHING :lol::lol:

The more I think about it though the more other things seem a possible cause or at least a contributing factor. The weather for one, it's so warm in the day and she hasn't really started moulting yet. She's in the shade the whole time, has the cool patio slabs to lie one + a large wall tile and plenty of fresh water but maybe it just made her feel poorly? Maybe she injested some fur which got stuck? Hormones kicking in?

I guess we'll never know but hopefully it won't happen again!!

BeeBee
28-03-2012, 08:43 AM
Glad to hear Paintbox is back to her cheeky little self .. it must be hard work having all that lovely fur bless her.

Fingers crossed that it doesnt happen again :)

Love and noserubs from us lot x

susie bun
28-03-2012, 01:59 PM
So pleased to see a positive update. :D We need more photographic evidence of her wellness. ;)

I've seen mention of quite a few buns off-colour with the heat seeming the most likely cause, so it might have been that.

Oh, and could OH do a video of you playing follow-the-leader during Paintbox's freerange time? :p:lol:

Fluffers
28-03-2012, 03:12 PM
So pleased to see a positive update. :D We need more photographic evidence of her wellness. ;)

I've seen mention of quite a few buns off-colour with the heat seeming the most likely cause, so it might have been that.

Oh, and could OH do a video of you playing follow-the-leader during Paintbox's freerange time? :p:lol:

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susie bun
28-03-2012, 03:19 PM
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Liz47
28-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Missed this, glad she is feeling better :D