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    So I've had Monty now for almost two weeks and he's very skittish when I don't talk to him before entering his shed. I made the mistake of not talking and made him jump, he did a mad dash and managed to fall over his litter tray (the sides are not that high but in his panic he didn't pick himself up enough) and he's now picking his back foot up occasionally.

    He still hops and periscopes, coming over for food and generally moving about. No tooth grinding, no hunched over in pain and he's not always picking it up?

    I'm worried and i cannot take him to the vets this weekend as I don't drive and no one will be about until Sunday late afternoon. Is there a possibility he's just strained the muscle and needs to let it heal? Any advice welcome, going to schedule an appointment for either Monday or Tuesday just not sure what to do in the mean time. I feel horrid the poor lad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limit View Post
    So I've had Monty now for almost two weeks and he's very skittish when I don't talk to him before entering his shed. I made the mistake of not talking and made him jump, he did a mad dash and managed to fall over his litter tray (the sides are not that high but in his panic he didn't pick himself up enough) and he's now picking his back foot up occasionally.

    He still hops and periscopes, coming over for food and generally moving about. No tooth grinding, no hunched over in pain and he's not always picking it up?

    I'm worried and i cannot take him to the vets this weekend as I don't drive and no one will be about until Sunday late afternoon. Is there a possibility he's just strained the muscle and needs to let it heal? Any advice welcome, going to schedule an appointment for either Monday or Tuesday just not sure what to do in the mean time. I feel horrid the poor lad
    Poor chap Have you checked his toes ? He may have caught a nail on the side of the litter tray x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Poor chap Have you checked his toes ? He may have caught a nail on the side of the litter tray x
    I checked them as much as I could but I can't pick him up to have a good feel and look. Will try again once he's calmed down a bit, trying to keep his stress levels to a minimum because of his snuffles too! Thanks for the advice, will try getting a good look x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limit View Post
    So I've had Monty now for almost two weeks and he's very skittish when I don't talk to him before entering his shed. I made the mistake of not talking and made him jump, he did a mad dash and managed to fall over his litter tray (the sides are not that high but in his panic he didn't pick himself up enough) and he's now picking his back foot up occasionally.

    He still hops and periscopes, coming over for food and generally moving about. No tooth grinding, no hunched over in pain and he's not always picking it up?

    I'm worried and i cannot take him to the vets this weekend as I don't drive and no one will be about until Sunday late afternoon. Is there a possibility he's just strained the muscle and needs to let it heal? Any advice welcome, going to schedule an appointment for either Monday or Tuesday just not sure what to do in the mean time. I feel horrid the poor lad
    Yes you may well be right about a strained muscle. I guess if there's no break, a vet may examine and give Metacam to help with pain and inflammation.

    However, given your circumstances, I would make sure he doesn't overexert himself and wait for a day or so, and observe him.

    Poor lad and poor you! They do worry us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Yes you may well be right about a strained muscle. I guess if there's no break, a vet may examine and give Metacam to help with pain and inflammation.

    However, given your circumstances, I would make sure he doesn't overexert himself and wait for a day or so, and observe him.

    Poor lad and poor you! They do worry us!
    Anything jump-on-able has been removed and he's being checked on quite a lot, bless him, just trying not to touch him too much as I can hear him sneezing as it's flared up from the stress. He's going to have the weekend for some quite time and to relax, no going out for him. Wouldn't think there's a break as he's not showing signs of pain and is still using it on and off, but you never know I think they worry us far too much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limit View Post
    Anything jump-on-able has been removed and he's being checked on quite a lot, bless him, just trying not to touch him too much as I can hear him sneezing as it's flared up from the stress. He's going to have the weekend for some quite time and to relax, no going out for him. Wouldn't think there's a break as he's not showing signs of pain and is still using it on and off, but you never know I think they worry us far too much!

    How do you think he's doing today?

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    Sending you some positive vibes. Why is it that our bunnies always have problems at times when we are unable to get them to a rabbit savvy vet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    How do you think he's doing today?
    He's better, moving more but still wobbly and sometimes adamant about keeping that foot off the ground. He's on 'box rest' only allowed in 8x5 of his enclosure instead of all of it and the whole area is lined with straw and hay for comfort. He is an odd one as when the time suits him he will move a lot for his food and will periscope (even if he is wobbling!). My mum is popping in soon and I'll be lifting so she can check under his foot for anything sharp and to also check his nails over.

    Still getting him to the vets to check him over, our vets haven't met him yet so this will be a surprise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny momma View Post
    Sending you some positive vibes. Why is it that our bunnies always have problems at times when we are unable to get them to a rabbit savvy vet?
    Exactly! He's been fine all this time and the one time I can't get him to the vets he's got a limp. Rabbits, such terrible creatures for people who worry! Thank you for the vibes, Monte appreciates them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limit View Post
    He's better, moving more but still wobbly and sometimes adamant about keeping that foot off the ground. He's on 'box rest' only allowed in 8x5 of his enclosure instead of all of it and the whole area is lined with straw and hay for comfort. He is an odd one as when the time suits him he will move a lot for his food and will periscope (even if he is wobbling!). My mum is popping in soon and I'll be lifting so she can check under his foot for anything sharp and to also check his nails over.

    Still getting him to the vets to check him over, our vets haven't met him yet so this will be a surprise!

    I'm glad to hear he's better

    Good to have a second pair of hands to help with the lifting. Is he a wriggly-bun?

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