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    So I was giving Frank a bit of a fuss this evening, which was nice because he didnít resist getting picked up, or try and climb over my shoulder.

    During my stroking I felt a small pea sized lump on his right side. It felt hard, like a small scab on top.

    They are due at the vets for their injections soon, so will get the vet to take a quick look, but I was wondering if there is anything I should be looking for in the mean time.

    It was difficult to see as he hasnít had any fur loss on the area so trying trying to hold the fur apart whilst holding onto him was tricky.

    He is eating and drinking as normal, and doesnít seem to be acting any differently. He also didnít seem to show any signs of discomfort whilst I was investigating, and was quite happy sniffing my beard, itís also dry I.e. not weeping, and although it was difficult to see there didnít seem to be any signs of inflammation.

    The boys do have a tendency to climb over each other, especially when it is time for nuggets, so Iím hoping it was just a scratch from that, but I do worry about the boys getting ill or injured.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post
    So I was giving Frank a bit of a fuss this evening, which was nice because he didnít resist getting picked up, or try and climb over my shoulder.

    During my stroking I felt a small pea sized lump on his right side. It felt hard, like a small scab on top.

    They are due at the vets for their injections soon, so will get the vet to take a quick look, but I was wondering if there is anything I should be looking for in the mean time.

    It was difficult to see as he hasnít had any fur loss on the area so trying trying to hold the fur apart whilst holding onto him was tricky.

    He is eating and drinking as normal, and doesnít seem to be acting any differently. He also didnít seem to show any signs of discomfort whilst I was investigating, and was quite happy sniffing my beard, itís also dry I.e. not weeping, and although it was difficult to see there didnít seem to be any signs of inflammation.

    The boys do have a tendency to climb over each other, especially when it is time for nuggets, so Iím hoping it was just a scratch from that, but I do worry about the boys getting ill or injured.


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    Sorry to hear this, but most of the time they are cysts and no problem at all. Sometimes the vet would advise monitoring, and other times removing it and sending it off to the lab.

    Yes you are right, it could be a little abscess from a scratch. In fact if they had just had their vax I would've suggested it was a reaction to the needle.

    Some info here:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...it-with-a-cyst

    https://www.petmd.com/rabbit/conditi...b_abscessation


    When are they due at the vet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Sorry to hear this, but most of the time they are cysts and no problem at all. Sometimes the vet would advise monitoring, and other times removing it and sending it off to the lab.

    Yes you are right, it could be a little abscess from a scratch. In fact if they had just had their vax I would've suggested it was a reaction to the needle.

    Some info here:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...it-with-a-cyst

    https://www.petmd.com/rabbit/conditi...b_abscessation


    When are they due at the vet?
    Thanks, Iíve requested an appointment on Monday evening, but the vets will be in touch to confirm, hopefully some time next week at the latest.

    From what we could see of it I think if it is a scratch that it is probably a few days old, as it seemed to be coming away, though I didnít pull on it.

    Itís not visible without having a root through his fur, and as he generally doesnít like to sit still, ever, I probably only noticed by chance as I was holding him in the right position etc to feel it while stroking him.

    My family think Iím weird to read up about rabbits and always checking on them etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post
    Thanks, Iíve requested an appointment on Monday evening, but the vets will be in touch to confirm, hopefully some time next week at the latest.

    From what we could see of it I think if it is a scratch that it is probably a few days old, as it seemed to be coming away, though I didnít pull on it.

    Itís not visible without having a root through his fur, and as he generally doesnít like to sit still, ever, I probably only noticed by chance as I was holding him in the right position etc to feel it while stroking him.

    My family think Iím weird to read up about rabbits and always checking on them etc.


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    If it has a scab as you say, then it's probably healing from a little war wound. Don't pull the scab off right now, but notice what's underneath (if you can!) when it comes away.

    If it helps, you could trim the fur around it so you can see it easier without bothering him too much. Just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    If it has a scab as you say, then it's probably healing from a little war wound. Don't pull the scab off right now, but notice what's underneath (if you can!) when it comes away.

    If it helps, you could trim the fur around it so you can see it easier without bothering him too much. Just a thought
    Thanks, I might try that, or if I can get him to sit still with a carrot just have a better look in the daylight.




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    Quote Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post
    Thanks, I might try that, or if I can get him to sit still with a carrot just have a better look in the daylight.




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    You're welcome

    He sounds adorable though
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    Just finished at the vets, itís just a small scab, they were very good with their jabs, and just need to book them in for their second set of jabs and to get their bits chopped off in 4 weeks


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    Quote Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post
    Just finished at the vets, itís just a small scab, they were very good with their jabs, and just need to book them in for their second set of jabs and to get their bits chopped off in 4 weeks


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    Glad all is OK

    I like the way you say 'just need to book them in ...' then mention having their bits chopped off
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