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    My method is to mix whatever it is with kitchen...

    My method is to mix whatever it is with kitchen oatmeal, worked great so far.
  2. At 16 weeks my rabbits were at about 2,5kg, grown...

    At 16 weeks my rabbits were at about 2,5kg, grown up 4-4,5kg. It depends on what is fed too, I feed mostly forage when available.
  3. Itchy, scaly spot behind the neck? Chances are...

    Itchy, scaly spot behind the neck? Chances are high that this are some kind of mites. Easily treated when confirmed, drops applied twice 3 weeks apart (I got Stronghold from the vet). No matter how...
  4. Thread: Mowed Lawn

    by Preitler
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    Just to put that right: The reason to not feed...

    Just to put that right: The reason to not feed lawn mower clippings is that they don't get cut, but torn and shreddered, which releases a lot of sap and cell fluids - a perfect petri dish for all...
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    First thing I would do is to give him Simethicone...

    First thing I would do is to give him Simethicone drops (baby gas drops, about 20mg of Simethicone 2-3x per day) to help with the gas, just as a precaution when I hear too much gurgling, if gas...
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    Poll: I voted harmless. Where did this doubt start?...

    I voted harmless.

    Where did this doubt start? Wasn't it one rabbit (or was it a cat, can't remember) that had some medical issue and licked too much salt, and that story went viral, got repeated...
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    I like that story. It shows what some rabbits are...

    I like that story. It shows what some rabbits are capable of. Very nice.

    Uhm, I try to not sound negativ, but that "prey animal" "torture" stuff still found it's way into the article. People who...
  8. I think all that is an exaggeration of the theory...

    I think all that is an exaggeration of the theory " a piggie isn't a complete companion for a single rabbit", which people with no clue or experience transformed to Rabbits+piggies=nogo. I've read a...
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    I guess I'm a minority here, but well, just to...

    I guess I'm a minority here, but well, just to add a different viewpoint...

    I'm very wary about crusades like this.

    It's short sighted populism that destroys something, the already fragile...
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    Q1: If you need to pick her up, do it with...

    Q1: If you need to pick her up, do it with confidence, the second they feel that you don't mean it, or apologize in your thoughts - they see their advantage. No "I'm sorry bunny, but I need to pick...
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    Hm, I had some problems with foxes. My hutches...

    Hm, I had some problems with foxes. My hutches are outside, and after a fox broke into one hutch I put better wire on them and fenced them in. Since my confidence in strictly passive defense is...
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    If he's too hot you can damp his ears with wet...

    If he's too hot you can damp his ears with wet hands.
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    Pardon me, could someone please explain to me in...

    Pardon me, could someone please explain to me in few words what that "council" is and does?
  14. No problem there, rabbits can also can digest...

    No problem there, rabbits can also can digest insects and meat, they are opportunistic carnivores. Even heard of one munching earthworms. Mine consider twigs of some weeds that are full of aphids as...
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    Well, that's not exactly what bonding is, thats...

    Well, that's not exactly what bonding is, thats bringing adult rabits together. Your girl just hits puberty, and that humping ist just how they establish their pecking order. Some does do it a lot...
  16. Well, about charging for rabbits on freeads: I...

    Well, about charging for rabbits on freeads: I charge well above meat price, because those rabbits I sell, I don't want them to become dinner or dog food. It's not much work and time put in raising...
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    That is true - indian strawberrys come to mind,...

    That is true - indian strawberrys come to mind, harmless, but nothing eats it (and the fruits are completly tasteless). But with plants of that kind there is no worry, other that they take over your...
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    That really is a great link. Very solid...

    That really is a great link. Very solid information.

    However, there aren't many plants that could kick a rabbit out of it's boots, and when they have the choice and are used to have a choice, ...
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    I would also put fly traps around your yard to...

    I would also put fly traps around your yard to reduce and deter the local fly population.
    Mine are homemade, a glas jar with a black plastic flower pot upside down on top (those disposable ones...
  20. Thread: New owner

    by Preitler
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    Since I have 2 pairs of intact does I think 2...

    Since I have 2 pairs of intact does I think 2 males is definitly by far more problematic, but that's beside the point here.

    Females can get along fine - it really, really depends on the individual...
  21. As an answer to the original question without...

    As an answer to the original question without reading all replies - yes.

    I keep all my breeding does in pairs, this year I downsized from 3 duos to 2. Main reason for keeping them in duos is that...
  22. Thread: Hay mites

    by Preitler
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    Are there glue traps available for this kind of...

    Are there glue traps available for this kind of insects? Just to make sure what you're dealing with.
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    Well, I think that cancer thing is blown out of...

    Well, I think that cancer thing is blown out of proportion, if you start to look for evidence there's nothing proveable even close to the numbers always repeated by people with a pro-spay agenda. As...
  24. Being outside all day and dozing on the lawn is...

    Being outside all day and dozing on the lawn is perfectly normal when the weather permits, my buck does the same. The girls go to their hutches to rest, around noon, the buck prefers to stay outside...
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    Hm, bottle just starting to freeze? How cold is...

    Hm, bottle just starting to freeze? How cold is it?

    I started to cover the hutch doors with blankets over night and half of them during day when it got below -8C, we had about -15C here this...
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