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Truffton
11-05-2015, 12:07 PM
Hi everyone,

Yesterday we picked up a new bun to bond with our lop Daisy after losing her companion Arthur a couple of months ago.

Our new bun is an 18 month, neutered male Rex from a rescue, currently, imaginatively, going by the name of Rex.

Yesterday evening he was an active, inquisitive, friendly little boy but this morning he's off his food and is just sitting in one spot, moving about a bit as if uncomfortable. I haven't seen him eat all morning, the last time he definitely ate was 11pm. He has some soft poos but mainly fine.
I've got some recovery plus for him but don't want to stress him more by syringe feeding if this is just a reaction to the new environment/bonding?

Any thoughts?

Gemmapookie
11-05-2015, 12:13 PM
It sounds like he could be in stasis, and/or in pain which is stopping him from eating. I would take him straight to the vet.

Lots of vibes for him xxx

clarebear
11-05-2015, 12:26 PM
Have you tried tempting him with some treats?

Liz47
11-05-2015, 12:28 PM
I'd second getting him a vet appointment, he may need gut stimulant and pain killers if he's in stasis which may have been caused by the move/change. In the mean time I'd try tempting him to eat with his favourite foods/plenty of hay, herbs etc?

Hope he soon picks up xx

Holhol
11-05-2015, 01:39 PM
Definitely get a vets appointment ASAP, even if it turns out that he's ok it's better to be safe than sorry :)

Truffton
11-05-2015, 02:08 PM
Thanks guys,
I've got an appointment for him for this afternoon so hopefully he'll be fine.
I've been tempting him with all sorts all morning but he's refusing. Its so tricky though, I don't know his behaviours or eating habits yet so don't know what to tempt him with!

Hopefully he'll be fine after seeing the vet and we can get back to bonding!

Holhol
11-05-2015, 04:39 PM
Thanks guys,
I've got an appointment for him for this afternoon so hopefully he'll be fine.
I've been tempting him with all sorts all morning but he's refusing. Its so tricky though, I don't know his behaviours or eating habits yet so don't know what to tempt him with!

Hopefully he'll be fine after seeing the vet and we can get back to bonding!

Parsley seems to work with a lot of rabbits, or mine really likes coriander - those are always the first things he starts eating :) must be the smell I think!

mini lop1
11-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Thanks guys,
I've got an appointment for him for this afternoon so hopefully he'll be fine.
I've been tempting him with all sorts all morning but he's refusing. Its so tricky though, I don't know his behaviours or eating habits yet so don't know what to tempt him with!

Hopefully he'll be fine after seeing the vet and we can get back to bonding!

hope all goes well at the vets :wave:

tulsi
11-05-2015, 07:04 PM
Mine seem to like bramble when they arent feeling well.

Liz47
11-05-2015, 10:04 PM
Hope the vet appointment went well and Rex is feeling better?

Truffton
12-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Unfortunately, we got a call late last night saying rex had gone downhill and the vets suspected an obstruction.
By 1am we had to make the decision to let him go to sleep.

We're very sad, very shocked. I've never seen full blown stasis before even though I had a bun with severe digestion problems for five years. I'm just glad I did get him to the vets so he got the pain relief he needed.

Hxx

Babsie
12-05-2015, 08:47 AM
I'm so sorry - what an awful thing to happen.
Rest peacefully, Rex. :(

Fluffybunny54
12-05-2015, 08:48 AM
How very tragic. I am so sorry for your loss. Sadly these things can happen.

Liz47
12-05-2015, 08:59 AM
So sorry, thinking of you and binky free rex xx

magically
12-05-2015, 09:07 AM
How awful, so terribly sorry. :(

Family_Moose
12-05-2015, 09:12 AM
How sad, rest in peace & binky free Rex x

Holhol
12-05-2015, 12:26 PM
Binky free Rex, so sorry :( x

cpayne
12-05-2015, 02:21 PM
Ah I'm really sorry. Like you said at least you got him to the vets and you did your best for him.