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coko
24-07-2013, 07:40 PM
My bunny Peppermint isnt moving from under the hutch please help... Im SO worried!:cry:

ripminnie
24-07-2013, 07:43 PM
How long has he/she been under there?

coko
24-07-2013, 07:46 PM
How long has he/she been under there?

15 minutes...

ripminnie
24-07-2013, 07:47 PM
That's not long! Maybe he's asleep! :wave:

ripminnie
24-07-2013, 07:48 PM
Is he breathing, have you touched him?

coko
24-07-2013, 07:49 PM
That's not long! Maybe he's asleep! :wave:

But he has been acting strangly for the last few days...

bunny babe
24-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Will he come out if you shake his food. Try to chase him out to get an idea if he is OK or it is just heat related.
Will he eat and has he pooped?

If he is not himself within half an hour then I would take him to the emergency vet.

ETA - how has he been acting strangely

ripminnie
24-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Strange in what way? Has he been eating? Have you checked his bum lately to check it's clean? :wave:

coko
24-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Will he come out if you shake his food. Try to chase him out to get an idea if he is OK or it is just heat related.
Will he eat and has he pooped?

If he is not himself within half an hour then I would take him to the emergency vet.

ETA - how has he been acting strangely

None of the first ideas. He has eaten a bit but not much. Ok. About 4 days I just thought it was the heat at first...

OwnedByRabbits
24-07-2013, 07:55 PM
How is he acting ?

coko
24-07-2013, 07:55 PM
Strange in what way? Has he been eating? Have you checked his bum lately to check it's clean? :wave:

His bum is clean.

JJS
24-07-2013, 07:55 PM
Then get out there and get the bunny OUT from under the hutch.

And

straight off to the VETS

OwnedByRabbits
24-07-2013, 07:56 PM
Has he pooped, i would phone up your emergency vets asap

ripminnie
24-07-2013, 07:57 PM
He definitely needs to see a vet tonight if he's not eaten much for 4 days, its very important that a rabbit eats regularly as they can deteriorate very quickly otherwise. If he is now not moving aswell, he is probably in pain and needs some pain relief. X

biscandmatt1
24-07-2013, 07:57 PM
is there someone who can help you tilt the hutch maybe so you can reach?

coko
24-07-2013, 08:07 PM
My Dad will be back soon so I can ask him

Fee
24-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Not wanting to worry you but as folk have said, its Imperative you get him to a VETS asap.... My bunny died within a couple of days. I wasnt aware at the time he wasnt well until he simply collapsed..

Dont leave it too long ...please....

Good luck
Fee.

Fifibutton
24-07-2013, 08:17 PM
He might be dehydrated and starving as well as suffering from heatstroke. He really needs your help. You must take him to the vet. If he is dehydrated and it sounds like it he will need subcutaneous fluids and round the clock care to get him back on his feet. I'm sending vibes for him and let us know how you get on at the vet please.

mini lop1
24-07-2013, 08:17 PM
can you stick anything under the hutch to try and get him out, ie the end of a brush broom? if his eating has decreased his guts may well be slowing down and they need to keep moving ie through eating so would need to see a vet, if he is breathing faster and you suspect its the heat maybe worth putting a wet cloth over his back to try and help him feel alittle cooler

biscandmatt1
24-07-2013, 08:27 PM
just thought - do you have some bricks? could you lift the front of the hutch onto the bricks and squeeze your arms under, see if you can reach?

Kittykat23uk
24-07-2013, 08:55 PM
Hi,

A few days ago you posted that "My rabbit Peppermint used to be slightly overweight but this was put down as fine with the vet. I dont see him every day because of personal reasons and so it was quite a shock today to see he had lost weight.
Any advice on why this is? Or what I should do?"

Did you get peppermint to the vet at that time? If so what treatment is peppermint on? If not, then PLEASE get Peppermint to an emergency vet as soon as your Dad gets in because it sounds very serious to me.

Sending lots of vibes for Peppermint.

biscandmatt1
24-07-2013, 09:11 PM
hope everything is ok and you made it to the vets :( keep us updated when you can. :wave:

ripminnie
24-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Please let us know what happens with Peppermint :(

biscandmatt1
25-07-2013, 12:32 PM
any news? :(

Fee
25-07-2013, 12:36 PM
Hmm... i hope this lack of response doesnt mean bad news.....

ripminnie
25-07-2013, 02:47 PM
How's Peppermint? What did the vet say?

coko
25-07-2013, 05:13 PM
Sorry for the late response guys! We took him to the vet and she said he has a lot of fluid around his lungs. It is most likely to be pnuemonia. He is on medication and I am speaking to the vet later. If he doesnt get better in a day or two they will have to do further tests. But she is worried this could put stress on him. So if this cant be done I think we kniw what could happen... Lots of vibes please!

Mirth
25-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Oh no! I lost my rabbit to pneumonia, well after a year on medication! But she was 10 years at the time, so couldn't fight it for long. Hopefully your bunny is young and with medication will get over it, but be warned it could come back. Lots of vibes! That explains the weight loss and mine did lose weight as she couldn't comfortably eat the pellets quickly before her boyfriend or eat hay as much, switching to excel helped as they were easier for her to eat rather than the long science select and plenty of veg too that she could take her time with.

Captain Helen
25-07-2013, 05:20 PM
Oh no :( I hope the medication helps and he can make a full recovery. Sending lots of vibes for Peppermint xx

coko
25-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Hi,

A few days ago you posted that "My rabbit Peppermint used to be slightly overweight but this was put down as fine with the vet. I dont see him every day because of personal reasons and so it was quite a shock today to see he had lost weight.
Any advice on why this is? Or what I should do?"

Did you get peppermint to the vet at that time? If so what treatment is peppermint on? If not, then PLEASE get Peppermint to an emergency vet as soon as your Dad gets in because it sounds very serious to me.

Sending lots of vibes for Peppermint.

We put him on recovery food

Kittykat23uk
25-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Sending loads and lads of vibes for Peppermint x x

coko
25-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Oh no :( I hope the medication helps and he can make a full recovery. Sending lots of vibes for Peppermint xx

Thanks :-)

biscandmatt1
25-07-2013, 05:27 PM
sorry to hear peppermint has pneumonia :( is your vet rabbit-savvy? if you need help finding a rabbit vet, make a new thread with your postcode and someone can recommend one.

lots of vibes and cuddles for peppermint. x

Babsie
25-07-2013, 05:49 PM
Don't feel too downhearted - I've had a rabbit recover from pneumonia (he did have to stay with the vet for about a week).

bunny babe
25-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Sending lots of vibes for a full recovery.

Fee
26-07-2013, 10:05 AM
aww lots of noserubs and get well vibes for Peppermint

keep us posted,
fee xxx

clarebear
27-07-2013, 02:09 PM
Sending lots of vibes xxx