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    Default I'm sure I'm preaching to the converted but....

    Watch your rabbits and make sure they are eating!!!!!! No matter how many you have!!!!

    Heard in the pet shop yesterday about a woman who has several rabbits all living together and she didn't notice that one wasn't eating. She only found out after the poor little thing died of starvation that it had sore teeth Ooohhhhhh people make me soooooo maaaaaaad. If you cant give your animals the attention they need then DONT GET THEM!!!!!!!

    Grrrrrrrrrrr.

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    to be fair, its not widely known how much attention rabbits need! if more people knew, fewer would try to keep rabbits as pets.

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    Poor bunny. Im always rather paranoid about the buns eating. Luckily my buns are in pairs, so i put the pellets in of a morning before i do the litter trays/water bowls to make sure i see them eating. If i think a bun isnt eating its straight to the fenugreek crunchies! Ronnie has had stasis many times so i do get rather paranoid

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    when i go downstairs in a morning my 3 are all on the second level sat around the food dish waiting when i put the pellets in they stand in a row nomming, it's so cute bless em
    If any of the 3 weren't at the dish waiting i'd be worried!
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    Poor little bun.
    Pipkin and Ruby eat seperately cause otherwise Ruby scoffs all the food within a few seconds. Pip is a slooow eater. It's annoying having to seperate them but at least I can make sure they're both eating.

    Thank you FondueKid! :-)

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    Also get to know what is 'normal' for your Rabbit's poo output. A Rabbit will usually have smaller/fewer poos before they stop eating, sometimes for several days before so poo changes are an early warning sign that should never be ignored.



    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Also get to know what is 'normal' for your Rabbit's poo output. A Rabbit will usually have smaller/fewer poos before they stop eating, sometimes for several days before so poo changes are an early warning sign that should never be ignored.
    Great advice. I knew to keep an eye on poo but not that changes could start over several days before they stop eating. Thanks for that - something else to be paranoid about!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonlola View Post
    Great advice. I knew to keep an eye on poo but not that changes could start over several days before they stop eating. Thanks for that - something else to be paranoid about!!
    Have one Rabbit = Paranoia

    Have several Rabbits = Mass Paranoia



    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
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    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
    https://animalrescueandcare.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Have one Rabbit = Paranoia

    Have several Rabbits = Mass Paranoia
    God jane, I don't know how you do it! I'm panicking right now cuz Ginger Bun has a 'tummy ache', and Pickles' eyes aren't right. How the heck do you cope with 40 odd...?!

    *Serious admiration*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppit! View Post
    God jane, I don't know how you do it! I'm panicking right now cuz Ginger Bun has a 'tummy ache', and Pickles' eyes aren't right. How the heck do you cope with 40 odd...?!

    *Serious admiration*
    Flip me!!!! 40 RABBITS!! I take my floppy eared hat off to you. I have two and had thought of a third but decided it would just be too much for me to handle!!! I'm such a light weight!!!!

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