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    Thank you Dollyanna. Metal mesh for the air flow...

    Thank you Dollyanna. Metal mesh for the air flow is a good idea, I'd be worried the rats would get through the airbrick holes - I've looked online and there are long strips of mesh which I think are...
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    Water under vinyl flooring

    My rabbits live in a shed with vinyl flooring. I pulled it partially up to clean and there is a large amount of water underneath. I've pulled it up a few days to try and dry it out, but the next day...
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    Just an update for those who helped me out - in...

    Just an update for those who helped me out - in the end puppy panels were too pricey for the amount I needed, so I got some picket-fence style edging from Wickes instead. It's only about 1ft high,...
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    Thanks all, I wouldn't have thought of puppy...

    Thanks all, I wouldn't have thought of puppy panels so I will look into getting some of those.
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    Rabbit proofing flower beds

    I'm lucky to be able to let my rabbits run free range around the garden when I'm at home (which is most of the time at present) but they are decimating a fair few of my smaller plants - and trying...
  6. Just following up on this thread - the rabbits...

    Just following up on this thread - the rabbits seem to be happy again, but both of Rupert's ears got a bit shredded, and overnight half his right ear fell off. I've yet to find the piece... (where's...
  7. Maybe a squirrel (saw one yesterday)

    Maybe a squirrel (saw one yesterday)
  8. Not so far as I know. We don't get cats in our...

    Not so far as I know. We don't get cats in our garden and it's only birds that they usually see (mostly pigeons and magpies)
  9. Fighting and fur pulling - but bonded for 3+ years

    Oreo (neutered f) and Rupert (neutered m) have been happily bonded for 3+ years but have just started fighting again. I noticed yesterday that Rupert's ears have been bitten and are badly scabbed...
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    Thanks Tonibun. I do provide breakfast and dinner...

    Thanks Tonibun. I do provide breakfast and dinner but my husband has also been providing snacks inbetween, which are proving more popular, so really they should associate him with deliciousness too....
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    New rabbit - constant humping

    On Sunday just gone, we picked up our new rabbit Rupert from the rescue centre where he had been bonded with our existing rabbit Oreo. He is lovely, very friendly and they seem very happy together.
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    My Oreo's tummy was rumbling really loudly last...

    My Oreo's tummy was rumbling really loudly last week - she was living in the kitchen and so I could easily hear it. It was louder than my tummy rumbles so I was a bit surprised though it didn't seem...
  13. Thread: Whistly rabbit

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    Thanks all for your kind words. We are sad that...

    Thanks all for your kind words. We are sad that he has gone but know it was best for him.

    Oreo is looking a bit lost and was thumping a lot last night. However, as usually happens when she is on...
  14. Thread: Whistly rabbit

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    A final update on Bramble. He slowly got worse,...

    A final update on Bramble. He slowly got worse, despite being in the house, struggling to breathe even when he'd not been doing anything. As a result, we decided the best thing for him would to have...
  15. Thread: Whistly rabbit

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    I took the rabbit back to the vet.on Friday. Saw...

    I took the rabbit back to the vet.on Friday. Saw a different one as Mario was ill, but I mentioned heart and teeth. Luckily Bramble had only lost around 0.05kg so I'm relieved by that, and his teeth...
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    Good point about the pellets. They get a mix of...

    Good point about the pellets. They get a mix of Science Selective and Burgess Fat Rabbit pellets, as Miss Fatty (not her real name) tends to the tubb. They both prefer the SS and so if he is not...
  17. Thread: Whistly rabbit

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    Thanks both of you. Yes, that's me in Nailsea. I...

    Thanks both of you. Yes, that's me in Nailsea. I go to Watkins & Tasker and see Mario who has always been very good with my multiple rabbit issues in the past.

    He is a bit sneezy as well (though...
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    Restarting an old thread of mine rather than...

    Restarting an old thread of mine rather than starting a new one. My rabbit is still suffering respiratory problems. Following my previous messages, I kept him on the medicine (not much fun as it was...
  19. Thread: Whistly rabbit

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    Rabbit went to the vet this evening. She listened...

    Rabbit went to the vet this evening. She listened to his lungs and reckons the problem is in his lung rather than his nose, as she could hear difficulties on both the in and out breaths. Possibly a...
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    Thanks MightyMax, that's really helpful. he's not...

    Thanks MightyMax, that's really helpful. he's not showing any of the other signs I'd expect with teeth problems like dribbling or trouble eating, but will get the vet to check that anyway.

    I'm...
  21. Thread: Whistly rabbit

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    Whistly rabbit

    One of my rabbits is rather whistly, and also sneezy - will do a serious of three or four sneezes a few times a day. He's had it a couple of times in the past - the first time (a year or so ago) it...
  22. If you are having to separate them when you go to...

    If you are having to separate them when you go to work, could you try putting them back in the "wrong" cage every other time so that they remain with the other's smell? We kept swapping our two over...
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    It might be worth trying to choose a companion...

    It might be worth trying to choose a companion who is pretty calm and chilled out, and moves at a slow pace, not one who runs around like a mad thing or who is startled by everything (and therefore...
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    My two rabbits struggled to bond when we first...

    My two rabbits struggled to bond when we first introduced them. They'd be OK (not friends but OK) for a few days then would fall out big time. We tried bonding in neutral spaces etc for a good 6...
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    I had similar problems with bonding Oreo to her...

    I had similar problems with bonding Oreo to her new mate Bramble - we got him at the start of April and they very quickly fell out, with my normal meek and mild Oreo (who had bonded really easily...
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