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roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 08:05 AM
*Sigh*

I try to avoid selling sites and I've never got a rabbit from one before... nevermind two! However someone sent me the link to a pair of rabbits not too far away from me and I immediately had a sinking feeling in my stomach. For some reason I just knew I had to get them out of there.

I probably wasn't prepared for what came next though! I pulled up to the house to be greeted by a crying 14 year old boy. Through my car window he asked me if I'd come for rabbits and I told him yes and got out of the car. He proceeded to scream and shout, kicking his garden fence, kicking his front door. His mum comes out and he starts swearing at her... she swears at him back. The whole family are in the street, screaming and arguing with eachother :shock:

His mum then showed me where the rabbits lived and the hutch was absolutely tiny and filthy. The water bottle was bone dry. Apparently the kid never fed, watered or cleaned them - and thats why they were getting rid of them.

I asked where the rabbits were and she told me that the kid had been grabbing them and trying to run away with them all morning, so they were locked away in the house. She then screamed up at the top window. Two seconds later her husband comes out of the house with a blue sack over his shoulder in one hand and a fag/can of beer in the other. My heart sank as he handed it over to me. I looked inside to see two utterly terrified, shaking rabbits :cry: I popped them in the carrier, chucked the hutch in my boot and got out of there as fast as I could. They were hot to touch (it was 30!!!) and their little eyes were bulging out of their heads.

They are now safe and settled in my parents spare bedroom, awaiting a rescue space. All things considered they don't seem too traumatised and they're not in bad condition. I was told they were spayed/neutered but I knew instantly that they wouldn't be. Once home I checked them over and the boy definitely has testicles :cry: The female isn't showing any signs of pregnancy so far. I can't feel babies and she doesn't look big and as of yet. There is also no nesting behaviour. I've got her a vet appointment for Friday to find out for sure and to decide whether or not to spay whilst we are waiting for somewhere for them to go.

I'll post some photos of the little angels underneath! I've named them Harry & Meghan :lol: This is my first and probably my last rescue mission!!!!

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 08:13 AM
Ginger is Harry and Black/White is Megan

http://i64.tinypic.com/15i7yw1.jpg

Their hutch - Which was in full glare of the sun.

http://i68.tinypic.com/szigj8.jpg

daphnephoebe
27-06-2018, 08:13 AM
Well done to you for rescuing them xx

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daphnephoebe
27-06-2018, 08:14 AM
They are beautiful!!!!!

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roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 08:19 AM
They really are lovely rabbits, very friendly. Only around 9 months old so they've hopefully got their whole lives ahead of them :love:

Zoobec
27-06-2018, 08:21 AM
Oh my goodness, I’m so glad you got them out of there! They look very content now, they are gorgeous:love: will you be able to let them go ;)

Omi
27-06-2018, 08:24 AM
How terribly sad that relationships within families break down so badly :(

Gorgeous rabbits and well done for rescuing them. It must have been distressing for you.

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 08:31 AM
I was almost tempted to take the kid with me until he said 'Well I'm having the 20 then!' :roll: I know he's probably that way because of his parents but I did lose a bit of sympathy in that moment!

I just keep seeing their little faces staring up at me from the bottom of the sack. They were both grooming my legs last night so hopefully that means they trust me.

If I could keep them I would but unfortunately there is no room at the inn. My superstar parents have taken them in and I'm pretty sure they don't want rabbits forever... yet :lol:

tlcwrites
27-06-2018, 08:31 AM
Well done you. They are beautiful. Harry reminds me of my bridge boy Apollo. Nearly the exact same colour. :love:

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 08:44 AM
Well done you. They are beautiful. Harry reminds me of my bridge boy Apollo. Nearly the exact same colour. :love:

Better picture of him. He's a stunner!

http://i67.tinypic.com/xaqddy.jpg

joey&boo
27-06-2018, 08:53 AM
That must have been really traumatic for you but I'm so pleased you got them out of that hell hole. They are stunners

keletkezes
27-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Wow, lovely rabbits! Glad they're not too traumatised, and good luck with them :D

Leannean27
27-06-2018, 09:31 AM
They're beautiful and they look very content considering all they've just been through! Well done for the rescue, u sure they'll be the last?..... [emoji14]

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Nikki26
27-06-2018, 09:34 AM
What lucky rabbits to have found you. No water in this heat doesn’t bear thinking about. They do look very settled now!

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 10:21 AM
They're beautiful and they look very content considering all they've just been through! Well done for the rescue, u sure they'll be the last?..... [emoji14]

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Yep!!!!!

Not until I've got a bigger house anyway... :lol:

kattymieoww
27-06-2018, 10:27 AM
Well done for rescuing them,they are gorgeous rabbits,and look well considering their awful circumstances.

MightyMax
27-06-2018, 11:51 AM
*Sigh*

I try to avoid selling sites and I've never got a rabbit from one before... nevermind two! However someone sent me the link to a pair of rabbits not too far away from me and I immediately had a sinking feeling in my stomach. For some reason I just knew I had to get them out of there.

I probably wasn't prepared for what came next though! I pulled up to the house to be greeted by a crying 14 year old boy. Through my car window he asked me if I'd come for rabbits and I told him yes and got out of the car. He proceeded to scream and shout, kicking his garden fence, kicking his front door. His mum comes out and he starts swearing at her... she swears at him back. The whole family are in the street, screaming and arguing with eachother :shock:

His mum then showed me where the rabbits lived and the hutch was absolutely tiny and filthy. The water bottle was bone dry. Apparently the kid never fed, watered or cleaned them - and thats why they were getting rid of them.

I asked where the rabbits were and she told me that the kid had been grabbing them and trying to run away with them all morning, so they were locked away in the house. She then screamed up at the top window. Two seconds later her husband comes out of the house with a blue sack over his shoulder in one hand and a fag/can of beer in the other. My heart sank as he handed it over to me. I looked inside to see two utterly terrified, shaking rabbits :cry: I popped them in the carrier, chucked the hutch in my boot and got out of there as fast as I could. They were hot to touch (it was 30!!!) and their little eyes were bulging out of their heads.

They are now safe and settled in my parents spare bedroom, awaiting a rescue space. All things considered they don't seem too traumatised and they're not in bad condition. I was told they were spayed/neutered but I knew instantly that they wouldn't be. Once home I checked them over and the boy definitely has testicles :cry: The female isn't showing any signs of pregnancy so far. I can't feel babies and she doesn't look big and as of yet. There is also no nesting behaviour. I've got her a vet appointment for Friday to find out for sure and to decide whether or not to spay whilst we are waiting for somewhere for them to go.

I'll post some photos of the little angels underneath! I've named them Harry & Meghan :lol: This is my first and probably my last rescue mission!!!!


Oh my goodness, how shocking and traumatic for you, let alone the buns :(

Thank you for getting them out of there. I can't believe the owner put them in a sack :(

They are truly beautiful though xx

TheThreeB's
27-06-2018, 12:27 PM
They're lovely.

That can't have been a very pleasant experience for you and that hutch, well, it goes without saying! Maybe your parents will get used to having them around ;) x

catxx
27-06-2018, 01:11 PM
Wow, what a traumatic experience for all! They've definitely landed on their paws now. When you go to the vets, get them scanned for a chip, would be interesting to know if they are Pets at Home rabbits. Evidence why some families are definitely NOT the right homes for animals.

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 01:11 PM
I think one (or both) of them have pinworms.

What is the treatment? Panacur???

catxx
27-06-2018, 01:12 PM
Yup, Panacur for pinworms, treat both!

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Yes I definitely will.

Is this a pinworm??

http://i63.tinypic.com/29caxdl.jpg

roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 01:16 PM
Plus some mucus :|

Leannean27
27-06-2018, 02:31 PM
My vet gave me panacur for rabbits last week. It's a 9 day course and contains a leaflet which tells you how much to give them dependant on weight. If you can buy this yourself it will certainly be a lot cheaper than the vets price

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roxyroller88
27-06-2018, 03:00 PM
My vet gave me panacur for rabbits last week. It's a 9 day course and contains a leaflet which tells you how much to give them dependant on weight. If you can buy this yourself it will certainly be a lot cheaper than the vets price

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Luckily I already have 3 tubes at home going spare!
xxx

Leannean27
27-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Wish I knew that last week I would have bought one haha!

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Beapig
27-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Aww no, how traumatic! I'm so glad you managed to save them. That hutch is the exact same one my Plumpkin was living in, it's ridiculously small isn't it :(

tulsi
27-06-2018, 05:41 PM
God that hutch!

Putting rabbits in a sack!!

They groomed your legs!!! Awww. Good luck to them. What little sweeties. So glad you were able to rescue them, well done to your kind hearted parents too.

loobers25
27-06-2018, 06:13 PM
Bless you, you are a good person. Those buns have landed on their paws thanks to you

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Craig 1965
27-06-2018, 06:26 PM
Bravo to you for stepping in and saving two very deserved lives. The reward will be the endless love from those two gorgeous bunnies and time now spent will be so well rewarded. I almost flipped when I saw the hutch they were kept in. The swear jar in my garage took a hammering I can tell you. I'm looking forward to updates on how they are doing.

daphnephoebe
27-06-2018, 07:32 PM
Definitely pin worms. Poor babies.

I can't get over how lovely they are xx

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roxyroller88
28-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Meghan is very pregnant guys. Starting a new post to attract more attention but I need advice desperately!
Thanks
xx

MightyMax
28-06-2018, 05:39 PM
Definitely pin worms. Poor babies.

I can't get over how lovely they are xx

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Absolutely textbook.

Sue
28-06-2018, 10:54 PM
Regarding the pin worms, please be extremely vigilant about hygiene as these love to live in humans as well, and their eggs are miniscule.

Pippin'sMum
29-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Regarding the pin worms, please be extremely vigilant about hygiene as these love to live in humans as well, and their eggs are miniscule.

Although you should always wash your hands well after handling animals/poo/mucking out, etc, the pinworms rabbits have are not transmissible to humans, they are a different species. Rabbit pinworms are Passalurus ambiguous, human ones are Enterobius vermicularis. They can be controlled by fenbendazole, but I wouldn't treat her just at the moment. They won't harm her.

Barn Yard Bunnies
29-06-2018, 06:10 PM
Well done, at least the mother recognised they needed a new home, better than dumping them. It still never fails to shock though.

Sending no pregnancy vibes. Xxx