Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: So much wee!

  1. #1

    Default So much wee!

    Hi everyone. Wondering if anyone can offer advice. My rabbit has seemed to start weeing a lot more over the past week or so, it has been slightly warmer so I don't know if that's the result of drinking more? Anyway, the litter tray is completely soaked by late afternoon and to stop him from getting wet, I need to change it 2 or 3 times a day. If I don't do that, all of his underneath is soaked and when he comes out of his cage (it's left open all day) he gets my floor soaking with wee! I can't afford to change his litter that often, I already do it once a day religiously but I use Carefresh and it costs me a small fortune. I fill up the tray with litter and then a big pile of hay for him to munch on. I know you can get the grid litter trays where they don't stand in the litter but I feel like he would hate that - he loves foraging for hay and actually lying in his litter tray, it's like his safe place.
    I've came in this morning and out of nowhere he has wee'd all over his cage and there's splashes of wee about 5ft up my walls - I just don't know how that's happened and why all of a sudden he has started spraying. He's not fixed - I rehomed him and with him being older, I didn't want to put him through an operation when his behaviour is great - I've had him for two months now and this is the first time I'm experiencing this

  2. #2

    Default

    Agree with carefresh costing an absolute fortune! It’s ridiculous lol. I buy a big 20kg bag of recycled bedding from here https://www.fitchrecycling.co.uk/ani...20kg-1298.html (near enough the same as carefresh) it’s 21.99 but lasts for a good couple of months with my 4 buns. They do 10kg bags too but they’re 17.99 so not as good value for money as the larger size

  3. #3

    Default

    Thank you, I'll have a look! I want to be able to clean out his litter tray as many times as necessary without thinking about the money that it's costing me!

  4. #4
    Wise Old Thumper MightyMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    40,638

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren25 View Post
    Hi everyone. Wondering if anyone can offer advice. My rabbit has seemed to start weeing a lot more over the past week or so, it has been slightly warmer so I don't know if that's the result of drinking more? Anyway, the litter tray is completely soaked by late afternoon and to stop him from getting wet, I need to change it 2 or 3 times a day. If I don't do that, all of his underneath is soaked and when he comes out of his cage (it's left open all day) he gets my floor soaking with wee! I can't afford to change his litter that often, I already do it once a day religiously but I use Carefresh and it costs me a small fortune. I fill up the tray with litter and then a big pile of hay for him to munch on. I know you can get the grid litter trays where they don't stand in the litter but I feel like he would hate that - he loves foraging for hay and actually lying in his litter tray, it's like his safe place.
    I've came in this morning and out of nowhere he has wee'd all over his cage and there's splashes of wee about 5ft up my walls - I just don't know how that's happened and why all of a sudden he has started spraying. He's not fixed - I rehomed him and with him being older, I didn't want to put him through an operation when his behaviour is great - I've had him for two months now and this is the first time I'm experiencing this

    Hi Lauren

    Is the water bowl going down faster - ie are you having to replace it with all this extra wee?
    Or is he having more grass and wet veggies?
    Up to date and comprehensive info on RHD2:
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...16-Sept/page14
    An extensive guide to all things RHD2 - Please Vaccinate!

  5. #5

    Default

    Hi Mighty Max! It's one of those self-fill water bowls so it's quite difficult to tell if it's going down any faster but I think it is! He's just having his usual couple of bits of carrot but I have added a bit of kale over the past 2 weeks. I know it's high in calcium so I've only been giving him a little bit every other day but could this increase the amount of wee, do you think? Because if so, I will happily discard of it - I'm sick of mopping my floors from wet little bunny paw prints!

  6. #6

    Default

    He also now stinks of wee! And he never did before! I'm so particular with his cage and clean it everyday, with him being a house bun so I'm not sure what more I could do in terms of cleaning! Is there anything I can use to clean him (I know you shouldn't bath rabbits) or should I just allow him to gradually clean himself? He really stinks!

  7. #7
    Wise Old Thumper MightyMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    40,638

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren25 View Post
    He also now stinks of wee! And he never did before! I'm so particular with his cage and clean it everyday, with him being a house bun so I'm not sure what more I could do in terms of cleaning! Is there anything I can use to clean him (I know you shouldn't bath rabbits) or should I just allow him to gradually clean himself? He really stinks!

    No the kale wouldn't have made that problem, and it contains so little calcium versus the pellets that it's not worth worrying over.

    However, I would be concerned at what you're describing and I'd get a sample of this wee (up into a syringe, as sterile as possible but doesn't have to be perfect) and get the vet to examine it ......

    What do you think?
    Up to date and comprehensive info on RHD2:
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...16-Sept/page14
    An extensive guide to all things RHD2 - Please Vaccinate!

  8. #8

    Default

    He'll be happy about that - kale is his new favourite treat! I'm back at the vet in just over a week, do you think I could wait until then? I can take him sooner if not, I just have all my final exams this week. I'll try to take a sample and will ask the vet to examine it. I wonder if it has anything to do with eye drops I'm giving him? Can steroids/antibiotics make them wee more? I've only just realised it's coincided with giving him them!

  9. #9
    Wise Old Thumper MightyMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    40,638

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren25 View Post
    He'll be happy about that - kale is his new favourite treat! I'm back at the vet in just over a week, do you think I could wait until then? I can take him sooner if not, I just have all my final exams this week. I'll try to take a sample and will ask the vet to examine it. I wonder if it has anything to do with eye drops I'm giving him? Can steroids/antibiotics make them wee more? I've only just realised it's coincided with giving him them!

    No I don't think the eye drops will have made a difference. How is the eye now by the way?

    Can you drop a sample into the vet and ask them to analyse it before your visit? Then you'll possibly have something to go on with reference all the peeing. They could do a simple dipstick test first, and then if worried send it off for more detailed analysis
    Up to date and comprehensive info on RHD2:
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...16-Sept/page14
    An extensive guide to all things RHD2 - Please Vaccinate!

  10. #10

    Default

    Great, I'll do that! Thank you. The eye is healing nicely, it's no longer read and anywhere near as crusty. The lump is still there but isn't as red and prominent as before so hopefully by the end of the two weeks it will all be healed

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •