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    Something I just posted on another thread would also be useful when old bones try and move about on slippery surfaces, or try to climb up ramps ...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Multipu...g+non+slip+mat

    I've got loads of it from the Pound shop. It's useful for underneath little rugs as well, if you have hard floors. Some more agile bunnies can send the rugs flying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie View Post
    Oh they sound good, I have already started to think about how to keep Caramel warm in the colder months. I'm not sure I want to leave her in her hutch overnight in the middle of winter. I was wondering about having either a bunny bothy type thing for night times, or an indoor hutch/space. They must find it harder to keep warm once they get older right? Plus, at the moment, Caramel doesn't have a companion bun to snuggle with.

    Yes, the problem with rabbits is that sometimes you make a big warm den in their hutch full of straw etc, and then they go and use it as a litter tray and sit out in the colder area

    I think they do find it harder to keep warm when they are older. What kind of accommodation was Caramel used to in her old place?

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    https://www.petnap.co.uk/acatalog/Fl...eat-Pad-2.html

    I have one of these for an arthritic bun and also my piggies. They are expensive but they are definately well recieved.

    (The heatpad and wire is metal coated so cannot be nibbled).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy104 View Post
    https://www.petnap.co.uk/acatalog/Fl...eat-Pad-2.html

    I have one of these for an arthritic bun and also my piggies. They are expensive but they are definately well recieved.

    (The heatpad and wire is metal coated so cannot be nibbled).

    Yes they look great Amy

    I would thoroughly recommend for the oldies. Put on a nice cosy cushioned top (easy to wash) and you're away .....

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    I sewed a fleece cover for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy104 View Post
    I sewed a fleece cover for it
    I buy up old bits and pieces from charity shops and make something comfortable.

    I used to use vet bed, but for some reason they like to pee on that more than fleece covers - I don't know if anyone else finds this to be the case?

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    One of the trios wee really badly on vetbed but never on fleece.

    The other group are fine with both.

    The fleece is definately preferred by all tho. i tend to reserve vetbed for poorly buns as you can wash it at such a high temp and kill any nastys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy104 View Post
    One of the trios wee really badly on vetbed but never on fleece.

    The other group are fine with both.

    The fleece is definately preferred by all tho. i tend to reserve vetbed for poorly buns as you can wash it at such a high temp and kill any nastys.

    I love vet bed, as for older and incontinent bunnies it's a sheer godsend

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    Does anyone give, or consider giving, their older buns supplements or vitamins of any sort?

    I was asked this recently, and would be interested in your and/or vet advice on this one

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    Oh, we're going back to the vets with Caramel tomorrow, I'll add whether older buns would benefit from supplements to my list of things to ask.

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