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    Default Can they be allergic to hay/straw?

    Can they be allergic to either hay or straw?

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    Yes, bvut I can't imagine an allergy would cause what you are seeing in your bunny, although it may exaccerbate the problem.

    Removing any straw and ensuring you use only dust free hay might be a good starting point but he still needs to go to a good vet for appropriate treatment.


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    Ive heard of a guinea pig having hayfever so im sure if rabbits can be allergic too.

    Though if your rabbit is showing signs of a runny/wet nose, sneezing etc i would take it to the vet

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    We are doing. We've removed all his bedding so he's only got newspaper, Yes,you might be shocked,but he mays a nest with it, And he wraps inside it

    But there's a lovely warm bed for him downstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steno1234 View Post
    We are doing. We've removed all his bedding so he's only got newspaper, Yes,you might be shocked,but he mays a nest with it, And he wraps inside it

    But there's a lovely warm bed for him downstairs.
    His diet needs to be 80-90% of hay so its cruel to remove his hay.


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    ...And what happens if he dosn't have hay, He can eat Hay if he wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steno1234 View Post
    ...And what happens if he dosn't have hay, He can eat Hay if he wishes
    How can he eat hay if you've removed it all? If whatever is wrong with him is somehow linked to his teeth (which it may be) not eating hay will only make the problem worse... Vets is a much better idea to find out, rather than guessing what might be the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steno1234 View Post
    ...And what happens if he dosn't have hay, He can eat Hay if he wishes
    Its good you have left him with hay

    If he doesn't eat hay his gut will struggle greatly, he may get even more severely ill, he may die, if he lives he may struggle with dental issues.

    Imagine you were allowed to only eat one type of sweets and nothing else. It wouldn't be too healthy for you to only eat that.


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    Like i've said,we've been to the vets 4 times. He has a hutch, He lives upstairs,he can go downstairs and eat his hay if he wishes.

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    My dad says, Alfie is stuffing his face with hay

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