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    I would ask the vet nurses if they know of...

    I would ask the vet nurses if they know of anyone. Sometimes they do private petsitting on the side.
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    As long as the rabbits are not bothered, I would...

    As long as the rabbits are not bothered, I would just accept that they are OK with each other. Rabbit friends are always better than human friends for a rabbit. I would just keep on doing what you...
  3. So sorry. RIP Bibi

    So sorry. RIP Bibi
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    Congrats. The new one doesn't look that furry,...

    Congrats.
    The new one doesn't look that furry, and it's ears are much shorter.:lol:
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    Shed or wendy house? You may find a second hand...

    Shed or wendy house? You may find a second hand one on a local FB marketplace or Gumtree.
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    I had a middle aged rabbit with an inoperable...

    I had a middle aged rabbit with an inoperable tumour wrapped round the oesophagus / stomach - rabbit was losing weight for no obvious reason, despite syringe feeding. Turns out the tumour was...
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    My go-to leaves / branches are willow,...

    My go-to leaves / branches are willow, blackcurrant, raspberry (& similar currant bushes), apple, pear, hazel, lilac, buddlia. All currently available and it's a good time to pick & dry for winter...
  8. Thread: Flour Mites

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    It's common for only one of a group to be...

    It's common for only one of a group to be affected by mites. They are usually present in the environment, but only take hold when an animal is run down or unable to groom properly. Rabbits and Gpigs...
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    I would still treat the house (floors, soft...

    I would still treat the house (floors, soft furnishings, under beds, etc)- there will be eggs and larvae if you've seen fleas. It only needs doing once a year.
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    I hope you've booked him in to see a vet. It...

    I hope you've booked him in to see a vet. It could be a few things wrong, for example:
    - EC parasite - is treatable - a lot of rabbits have the parasite. It shouldn't be a reason to PTS. Usually...
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    Fleas leave gritty bits of dried blood poo in the...

    Fleas leave gritty bits of dried blood poo in the coat - that's usually the first sign there are fleas around. A fine tooth comb will usually pull them out, or feel the fur pulled out during a...
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    Fleas can bite other species, including humans....

    Fleas can bite other species, including humans. I've recently had signs of fleas on cats (they don't go outside) which presumably were brought in by dogs (who do go out). I sprayed the house, which...
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    There used to be an escaped(?) domestic rabbit...

    There used to be an escaped(?) domestic rabbit near me which lived on banking between the fields and a main road for a couple of years. It apparently bred with the wild rabbits, although I never saw...
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    I know people who used the charitable vets just...

    I know people who used the charitable vets just because they could, and they used to brag about it and how they worked the system, with some pets in his name and other pets in her name. They could...
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    You can't tell if the PDSA (or any other vet) is...

    You can't tell if the PDSA (or any other vet) is rabbit savvy without talking to them and asking key questions, as advised above. Sometimes you may be talking to the receptionist as well - and they...
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    The PDSA website says you need to meet certain...

    The PDSA website says you need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for teatment by them, but that does include State Pension if you live in a band A-D rated property - which is useful to know.
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    Photos of the poo would be useful. We also like...

    Photos of the poo would be useful. We also like pics of bunnies.
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    You can get 4' high puppy panels to fence off...

    You can get 4' high puppy panels to fence off areas - either permanently (for wires, etc), or to keep buns out while unsupervised. 4' high tends to deter most buns, as long as they can't climb on...
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    Bugsy's furry friend doesn't seem bothered by any...

    Bugsy's furry friend doesn't seem bothered by any of this...:lol:
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    It doesn't sound like this vet is particularly...

    It doesn't sound like this vet is particularly experienced with rabbit neutering, which would worry me.
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    Cecal poo is soft, dark and like small raisins....

    Cecal poo is soft, dark and like small raisins. You shouldn't normally be finding any as it is eaten as it is produced. Feeding lots of pellets can cause excess caecos.

    Standard poo is hard,...
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    Does need to be 6 months old for neutering.

    Does need to be 6 months old for neutering.
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    I had a rabbit with a calcified lung. Managed...

    I had a rabbit with a calcified lung. Managed fine, including regular GAs for dentals. Died of something unrelated age over 9 years. Only has X-rays - no CT scan.
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    It does sound like adolescent hormonal behaviour.

    It does sound like adolescent hormonal behaviour.
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    Either raise the ramp at the bottom end (eg put...

    Either raise the ramp at the bottom end (eg put it on a brick), or replace it completely with a series of steps (more bricks?). You could also take the ramp down and make it into one long, level...
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