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    I agree. Another vet may be more willing to...

    I agree. Another vet may be more willing to listen and look up information if they don't know much about rabbits. I respect a vet who knows their limitations and will get back to you when they have...
  2. Thread: Dried forage

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    I keep mine in cardboard boxes or strong paper...

    I keep mine in cardboard boxes or strong paper bags, then store in a dry shed or standard dustbin. Large cereal boxes are quite good for tree and bush prunings - twigs are about 30cm long and the...
  3. Thread: Dried forage

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    I make my own dry forage over the summer / early...

    I make my own dry forage over the summer / early autumn. It supplements the hay and limited greens available over winter.
    At the moment, I have assorted willow tree and apple tree prunings dried and...
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    I would get it checked out - probably expect it...

    I would get it checked out - probably expect it to be aspirated to see what is in it. Could be an abscess, cyst, foreign body...
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    He shouldn't have wet legs and feet, unless he is...

    He shouldn't have wet legs and feet, unless he is constantly sitting in very wet hay.

    As others have said:
    - take a urine sample to the vet for testing
    - spot clean the toilet area daily so...
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    No specific cause yet. Taken ages to get C&S...

    No specific cause yet. Taken ages to get C&S results back. Continuing with Baytril and making dietary changes. She's always had more sediment than other buns, but the last few months have been really...
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    Can I suggest you practice using the catches on...

    Can I suggest you practice using the catches on the doors? Sometimes they may not be fastened properly when you pick up a loaded carrier.
    It's also useful if the bunny is used to the carrier and...
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    JANE - While we are on the subject - do you have...

    JANE - While we are on the subject - do you have any links for dealing with persistent bladder sludge & urinary incontinence? Thanks.
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    The P@H branches do vary a lot. Most will phone...

    The P@H branches do vary a lot. Most will phone round local stores to see what is available locally, if you are looking for a specific match. Brighouse branch doesn't seem to have any rabbits out on...
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    Seed sold as cat grass tends to be oats. It...

    Seed sold as cat grass tends to be oats. It should be fine for rabbits, whatever 'grass' it is. I'm assuming as it's sold to be eaten, that the seed is not treated with anything to enhance...
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    I'm tending to use solid (plastic) carriers with...

    I'm tending to use solid (plastic) carriers with a top opening door for rabbits. It's easier to lift them in and out at the vet, or they can be examined / injected in the carrier if they really can't...
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    Cat metacam is 1/3 the strength of the dog one....

    Cat metacam is 1/3 the strength of the dog one. Both are ok for rabbits, but you will need a bigger volume if using the cat one to get an equivalent dose, so I've always had the dog one. Rabbitss do...
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    I would hope that she would get a proper...

    I would hope that she would get a proper follow-up appointment 2-3 days after surgery. Some places may ask you to send in a photo of the surgical site, but for a female, I would really rather she was...
  14. Thread: Rabbith bath

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    You need a urine sample testing at the vet if you...

    You need a urine sample testing at the vet if you think it's a UTI. They should be able to do a quick dipstick test, plus the general appearance and smell. Urine should be clear, although it can vary...
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    I've had beetle infestations from odd sources -...

    I've had beetle infestations from odd sources - one year it was a conker that was indoors and something hatched out. I've had grain weevils in the kitchen - source unknown, plus one heavily...
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    I had a bale of beetle infested hay once. I would...

    I had a bale of beetle infested hay once. I would tell the supplier, and remove the hay from the house. I doubt that it's an issue for the rabbits, but it's not worth having the infestation spreading...
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    I'm afraid that stained fur can't be unstained -...

    I'm afraid that stained fur can't be unstained - but it will grow out. I've currently got a white rabbit with v bad staining underneath and up her back from a rather stubborn UTI and a diet with a...
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    I would look for a boy rather than girl - it will...

    I would look for a boy rather than girl - it will be an easier bond. He needs to have been neutered at least 6 weeks before you introduce them, so he is less hormonally driven.
    You need a neutral...
  19. Thread: Mushrooms

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    If you can't fence the area off, can you put a...

    If you can't fence the area off, can you put a loose cage of chicken wire over it, which would stop rabbits getting to the toadstools.
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    I would go round daily and remove them, then...

    I would go round daily and remove them, then thoroughly wash your hands. They are the fruiting bodies of the fungus which is under the soil, so may well come back next year. As Omi says, they won't...
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    RHD or RVHD (Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease)...

    RHD or RVHD (Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease) is a nasty virus which is fatal, usually with no warning signs, but the triple vaccination covers both variants (RHD 1 and RHD2), and myxomatosis.
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    So sorry you lost Shadow. Rabbits are so fragile...

    So sorry you lost Shadow. Rabbits are so fragile and can go downhill very quickly.
    You can let Bella say goodbye to Shadow - sometimes it can help.

    Did your vet give any indication of what was...
  23. Welcome. Rabbits need lots of space, lots of...

    Welcome.
    Rabbits need lots of space, lots of hay, annual vaccinations (it's a 3 in 1 now), neutering when old enough, and preferably another rabbit for company.

    These links give lots of very...
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    You could make a mini greenhouse - put a large,...

    You could make a mini greenhouse - put a large, clear plastic bag over the pot. It's not really going to help with the light, though. It's just a seasonal thing.
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    Grass needs quite a lot of light and a...

    Grass needs quite a lot of light and a temperature over 5'C to grow. At this time of year, all the longer grass is starting to yellow and growth is slowing down. If you are growing it indoors, you...
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