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  1. I would use the local vet for vaccinations,...

    I would use the local vet for vaccinations, purely for convenience. Having a vet on the doorstep can be really useful, and you are aware of their capabilities. You can always ask them to refer you if...
  2. Thread: Fatty lump?

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    Could also be abscesses or cysts. A fine needle...

    Could also be abscesses or cysts.
    A fine needle aspiration would be useful, then you will know what you are dealing with and take it from there.
    I hope all goes well at the vet appointment.
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    I would just put hay on top of the litter. Or...

    I would just put hay on top of the litter. Or maybe a bigger tray underneath, like a potting bench tray - so it would keep the mess more confined - or a large cardboard box with a door cut out, just...
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    Another option is to use metal puppy pen panels...

    Another option is to use metal puppy pen panels for the walls and wooden framed aviary panels for the roof. The spacing of puppy panel bars is usually smaller than for metal rabbit runs, plus you can...
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    I use newspaper on the floor and something...

    I use newspaper on the floor and something absorbent under hay in the litter trays (eg paper based cat litter). Lino is probably the easiest floor covering as you just sweep / wipe it daily. It...
  6. P at H is worth looking in - they may have a...

    P at H is worth looking in - they may have a neutered rabbit in the rehome section. They also ring round other local stores if you ask. The staff do vary a lot in their rabbit experience.

    There...
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    EC is a roller coaster ride, but you will get...

    EC is a roller coaster ride, but you will get there. Take it a week at a time. You may need more than one round of treatment if symptoms persist. Some may be permanent, but you should get a...
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    All I can suggest is keep doing what you are...

    All I can suggest is keep doing what you are doing. Rabbits cope amazingly well if their owner is prepared to support them, which you obviously are.
  9. Agree with Omi. He's a rabbit. He will be...

    Agree with Omi.

    He's a rabbit. He will be happier with rabbit company.
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    I've had 3 rabbits that required frequent...

    I've had 3 rabbits that required frequent dentals. One was able to have most work done on his incisors without anaesthetic. As they needed burring every 2 weeks or so, this was a good option for us,...
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    Brambles are a really good food for rabbits. Not...

    Brambles are a really good food for rabbits. Not so good for the person picking them. though. I tend to cut the leaves off with secateurs straight into something robust (eg a box) and forget about...
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    Is he also on an anti-inflammatory (eg Metacam)?...

    Is he also on an anti-inflammatory (eg Metacam)? It provides pain relief (eg for sore eye or ear infection) and is essential as part of the daily meds to relieve the neurological symptoms of EC....
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    It would depend on how you class 'frequent'....

    It would depend on how you class 'frequent'. Every couple of months for dental work isn't unusual for some rabbits. If they need the work doing, there's not much option as they lose weight and get...
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    At the moment, I would keep to exactly what the...

    At the moment, I would keep to exactly what the breeder was feeding them. They are still babies, so pellets are useful at the moment, and the egg cup quantity is applicable to adults. Whatever greens...
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    Agree - get him seen by a vet. Both rabbits...

    Agree - get him seen by a vet.

    Both rabbits also need vaccinating against myxomatosis, RHD1 and RHD2, which is also a good reason to book him in at the vet. There is a new vaccine available that...
  16. Thread: Balance issues

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    Jane gave you the dose rate: ' The dose would be...

    Jane gave you the dose rate:
    ' The dose would be 0.2ml/kg/day for 28 days.'

    So a 1.7kg rabbit would need 0.35ml / day. There is quite a big tolerance for toxicity, so 0.4ml would be accurate...
  17. Thread: Balance issues

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    whoops - duplicate post

    whoops - duplicate post
  18. Thread: Balance issues

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    You will need some 1ml syringes for the Panacur....

    You will need some 1ml syringes for the Panacur. They can be rinsed and reused between doses, but don't last forever (so you may need more than 1 syringe). I also use the 10% liquid - so much easier...
  19. Maybe flystrike was the most obvious identifiable...

    Maybe flystrike was the most obvious identifiable cause of death to the owner - if people don't expect them to live longer than 2-3 years and don't vaccinate, it is 'just' a dead pet (possibly due to...
  20. I like the idea of 'animal guardianship' rather...

    I like the idea of 'animal guardianship' rather than 'ownership'
  21. Thread: bunny deaths

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    What were they vaccinated for? Until very...

    What were they vaccinated for? Until very recently, they needed 2 separate vaccinations - one covering myxo and RHD1 and the other for RHD1 & RHD2. Did they get both vaccinations? RHD2 is a newer...
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    I echo what Jane says. Keeping her...

    I echo what Jane says.

    Keeping her comfortable, clean and eating are essential.

    Without a vet check, it's impossible to tell what you are treating. If one of mine presented with the same...
  23. Thread: bunny deaths

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    Sorry for your losses. If you are in the UK,...

    Sorry for your losses.

    If you are in the UK, rabbits need vaccinating annually for myxomatosis, RHD1 and RHD2. There is a new vaccine which covers all 3 in one jab, otherwise it is 2 vaccinations...
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    Your instincts are right. Genders are often...

    Your instincts are right. Genders are often mis-identified, so you need it confirming. Whatever the genders, they are are at an age where they are likely to fight. I would separate them immediately...
  25. Thread: Building a run

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    I have done it, but wouldn't recommend it. Buying...

    I have done it, but wouldn't recommend it. Buying pre-made aviary panels would be a lot easier (and screw them together), or find a local handyman and give them specific measurements, etc.
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