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    Default There is a fight between my senior bun Minnie with the newly adopted bun Fudgie

    So this is my fault. I always remembered to close the gate between up stairs vs. downstairs. But this evening, after I closed the gate, I went back upstair to grab something, and I forgot to close it. Then I left for grocery

    It must have happened say 15 min. prior to my getting home. As Fudgie is still thumping the floor.

    As to Minnie, there is a patch of skin rip out by Fudgie near the eye area. There is no blood, not even a drop of blood on the carpet. And I sealed it w/ manuka honey and the vet appt. is set at tomorrow morning (it's now 8:40 pm) I also put flammazine on the wound

    the wound is about 0.5 cm in diameter, that the skin that was ripped out

    she's eating when I hand feed her

    but she's doing some degree of heavy breathing, that's the part I don't understand and I hope some of you can explain

    metacam is given based on her body weight. I don't know what more to do until tomorrow morning
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    update: just now (approx. 15 min.) Minnie has stopped the heavy breathing. I don't understand why the heavy breathing started 1/2 hr. AFTER their fight when I took her back upstair but not immediately after
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    Oh dear, well the 'heavy breathing' could be the result of shock and pain, even though it did not start until about half an hour after the fight. Without a full examination it's impossible to say for certain what caused it, but it is good news that it has now resolved. The Vet should check both Rabbits over (some bite wounds are easy to miss when 'new') and hopefully there will not be any serious damage done. The Vet may use a Fluorescein dye to check Fudgie's eye as a scratch to the cornea is a possibility given the close proximity of the bite to the eye.

    Hope all goes well xx


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    it's MInnie's skin near the eye area. So far, she's eating the carrot when I hold it in front of her

    She's eating the leaves of the carrot by herself

    She's eating a little bit of the pellet, but there is still a reasonable amount of pellet sitting on the bowl.

    The manuka honey seems to "glue" that patch of skin back to the spot. i don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

    I don't understand why would a fight causes her to not have a regular diet. I mean, is it really "shock and pain"? does a rabbit fight affect a bunny that much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    it's MInnie's skin near the eye area. So far, she's eating the carrot when I hold it in front of her

    She's eating the leaves of the carrot by herself

    She's eating a little bit of the pellet, but there is still a reasonable amount of pellet sitting on the bowl.

    The manuka honey seems to "glue" that patch of skin back to the spot. i don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

    I don't understand why would a fight causes her to not have a regular diet. I mean, is it really "shock and pain"? does a rabbit fight affect a bunny that much?
    Yes, it certainly can.


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    thanks Jane. I'm watching her closely. She's eating the spinach that I just serve. So that's a good sign
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    I remember about 6 years ago Charlie was attacked by another rabbit who had jumped into his enclosure. He wouldn't eat and had to be admitted I think, or he came back, not sure. He is a very sensitive rabbit as even now if I want to move them to another area, he really reacts badly. I hope Minnie will be ok.

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