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  1. Rabbits should be fine outside in winter as long...

    Rabbits should be fine outside in winter as long as they are healthy, mobile, have had time to grow a winter coat and have decent sized dry, draught-proof accommodation which is safe from predators....
  2. Currently, I am having 'discussions' with certain...

    Currently, I am having 'discussions' with certain bunnies about digging tunnels in record time. A full tunnel can appear in a couple of hours. I haven't had an escape yet, but it's been close. I'm...
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    You could try asking the nurses at your vet...

    You could try asking the nurses at your vet surgery. Some may offer pet sitting services, or know someone who does.
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    Does Ikea still do the stools with a plastic seat...

    Does Ikea still do the stools with a plastic seat and metal legs?
  5. If she's not eating by herself, I would suggest...

    If she's not eating by herself, I would suggest that she needs more CC as well.

    http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/vet.../critical_care
    It says to give 3 tablespoons powder / kg body weight daily....
  6. Thread: Straw diet

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    Straw doesn't have the nutritional value of grass...

    Straw doesn't have the nutritional value of grass / hay, and I don't think it has the same abrasive properties as grass - so I would be very wary of following that advice. Reducing / removing pellets...
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    I second everything that's already been said....

    I second everything that's already been said. They will be much better off with you. That hutch / run combo is ok and can be extended later if needed (a few years ago, that was the recommended size...
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    Heart stopping moment on two counts - thought it...

    Heart stopping moment on two counts - thought it was JJ the person from the headline. Then realised it wasn't. So sending many vibes for JJ bunny, and hoping for a speedy recovery - and to JJ person...
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    Take a urine sample?

    Take a urine sample?
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    She's still relatively young at 4. Her weight may...

    She's still relatively young at 4. Her weight may be the reason she has a sore spot on her chin. Females tend to develop dewlaps, and obesity will make it bigger and more difficult to maintain that...
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    I would go to a different vet for a second...

    I would go to a different vet for a second opinion. Can your vet refer you? Only a vet can diagnose whatever the issue is here, and provide the correct treatment.

    My suspicions would be an...
  12. I wouldn't trust lemurs or smaller monkeys in a...

    I wouldn't trust lemurs or smaller monkeys in a small compound with rabbits. They are pretty inquisitive and destructive creatures. Even the photo they are using shows that the rabbits are of...
  13. Many vets don't have much training or experience...

    Many vets don't have much training or experience of dealing with rabbits, unfortunately. I'm so glad you didn't take your vet's response at face value. EC isn't a terminal condition, although the...
  14. I think Jane's covered everything. Well done...

    I think Jane's covered everything.

    Well done for advocating for your rabbit. EC can be a rollercoaster ride - so compare week by week, rather than day by day. Symptoms often get worse, then...
  15. Thread: Dislocated hip

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    I've had a tripod bun before (front leg). They...

    I've had a tripod bun before (front leg). They umanage fine normally. I would be very reluctant to amputate a back leg if the remaining one wasn't 100%, although that would depend on what other...
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    You don't give any information on her living...

    You don't give any information on her living space. If she's confined to a standard hutch all the time, she's protecting 'her' area. Rabbits need a lot of space, and need to feel safe in their area,...
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    I would get it checked out at the vet. I had a...

    I would get it checked out at the vet. I had a rabbit who was limping a bit - turns out he had broken both bones in the front leg. I didn't realise for a few days.
    Meanwhile, make sure she's eating...
  18. As Jane says, Rearguard is known to cause these...

    As Jane says, Rearguard is known to cause these issues, and it's not something that needs to be used regularly as a preventative against flystrike unless there is a specific reason on a specific...
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    I wouldn't be worried about having a run on...

    I wouldn't be worried about having a run on concrete. It will stop them digging out, foxes digging in, and be easy to keep clean. You can always add a digging box eg kid's sand box filled with soil....
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    This a pro-rescue pet rabbit forum, advocating...

    This a pro-rescue pet rabbit forum, advocating neutering in pet rabbits. Many of us are also vege / vegan and find this topic distressing.
    I doubt if there is anyone on here that has the expertise...
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    I think it's more of a guideline to make people...

    I think it's more of a guideline to make people reduce the amount of pellets they feed, rather than a fixed recommendation. So an eggcup is much better than a bowlful, for instance. Hay / grass are...
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    Dandelions are diuretic (so more wee than usual),...

    Dandelions are diuretic (so more wee than usual), and often cause pigment to go through into the urine - sometimes it's quite dramatic. It looks like coloured urine to me, but see what happens...
  23. Thread: Rspca Question

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    It's very hit and miss what the RSPCA will go out...

    It's very hit and miss what the RSPCA will go out to. I've had them on my doorstep due to 'thin' dogs. Don't know who reported me, but they knew where I lived, so presumably were local. My dogs are...
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    I'm so glad they are a happy trio. It's a much...

    I'm so glad they are a happy trio. It's a much better outcome than having a sad, lonely bunny. You may inspire me to try the same - one very grumpy bun lost both his partners recently and isn't doing...
  25. Thread: Piggies!

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    Mine will eat pretty much anything they are...

    Mine will eat pretty much anything they are given, which includes kitchen scraps and weeds from the allotment, but not citrus fruit and tomatoes as they can cause mouth issues with being quite...
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