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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    Poor loves . I've not been very active on here recently so hadn't realised you had food issues. I have to say that Imogen never had any issues with regular SS pellets, but I understand why they scare you. How about trying them with some coarse grind critical care made up into a very dry 'mash' with a small amount of warm water? I used to feed that to my elderly lady as often as she'd eat it just to get weight onto her.
    Or you could just grind up their regular pellets (as that's really all critical care is) and make that into a mash instead. I made it really dry so that it barely stuck together but was sufficient to form a mound.


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    Hi Mackers, I almost texted you today so I'm glad you've seen this. I do have some critical care leftover from Smudge's adventures but I'm always wary to syringe feed without seeing a vet in case there's a blockage. I ended up leaving them at Trinity today because it's a busy week at work for me and I felt she'd be better off with them where they can keep a better eye and put more time into syringe feeding.

    I have just had a thought, maybe I could go back to hand feeding them SS regular and that way I could slow Smudge down a bit!

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    Have you had an update on how Smudge and Imogen are getting on at Trinity? Hope there are signs of improvement. Imogen usually has a cast iron constitution!


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    I feed mature and haven't seen a change. I haven't had any bunnies choke on SS but did have a bunny badly choke on Excel. I'm not sure there is s foolproof food, in the same way there isn't for people (I also had s smart rabbit choke on hay ).

    Is it possible it's just a duff bag? Have you tried another bag?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    Have you had an update on how Smudge and Imogen are getting on at Trinity? Hope there are signs of improvement. Imogen usually has a cast iron constitution!
    She's much better, they just want to keep them there one more day as they can't be certain on output. They should hopefully be home tomorrow! I am coming to the conclusion that she must have nibbled on the silicone sealant, Dad beefed up our bunny proofing yesterday so now it's impossible for them to get to it. I'm quite annoyed at how badly they put the lino in, on closer inspection it was loose in a few places so he's removed it, redone it and put something round the edges so it's hidden away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky-O View Post
    I feed mature and haven't seen a change. I haven't had any bunnies choke on SS but did have a bunny badly choke on Excel. I'm not sure there is s foolproof food, in the same way there isn't for people (I also had s smart rabbit choke on hay ).

    Is it possible it's just a duff bag? Have you tried another bag?
    This is a new bag, so with Smudge it was the older bag and with Immy the new bag. I think I'm going to stick with it for the time being, try and give more veggies and see how things progress. If I change too much that might cause it's own issues. I feel like I'm in some sort of detective story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    She's much better, they just want to keep them there one more day as they can't be certain on output. They should hopefully be home tomorrow! I am coming to the conclusion that she must have nibbled on the silicone sealant, Dad beefed up our bunny proofing yesterday so now it's impossible for them to get to it. I'm quite annoyed at how badly they put the lino in, on closer inspection it was loose in a few places so he's removed it, redone it and put something round the edges so it's hidden away.


    Hi Elena

    Just caught up with your thread (having come over from reading about your peas!)

    Vibes for Imogen and Smudge
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    Happy to read your update and glad the furbabies are starting to perk up. I remember only too well the stress of them not eating - Pea and Pod were nightmares and we had many bouts of bloat and stasis - some requiring emergency vet treatment. Imogen was always pretty robust whilst she was here and fortunately never choked on any pellets - I don't think she'd even consider 'wasting' any by choking on them as she was such a piggy!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    Happy to read your update and glad the furbabies are starting to perk up. I remember only too well the stress of them not eating - Pea and Pod were nightmares and we had many bouts of bloat and stasis - some requiring emergency vet treatment. Imogen was always pretty robust whilst she was here and fortunately never choked on any pellets - I don't think she'd even consider 'wasting' any by choking on them as she was such a piggy!!!!
    Yes she always finishes before Smudge! I might gradually move them back onto SS regular when this bag finishes, think I'm gonna have to take things one at a time.

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    I'm pleased to hear that Imogen has improved and that they might be coming home tomorrow.

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