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    Quote Originally Posted by Beapig View Post
    Wow, this is scary. I hope Adam feels better soon. I'm going to check my babies over now to make sure they aren't affected. Does is usually occur around the bottom area?

    That's the most usual area. However, we had a rescue rabbit with a weepy eye and the maggots had burrowed all round the eye where there was discharge
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    I'm so sorry this has happened, I hope Adam will make a good recovery. Sending vibes x

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    Oh no, this is awful, I really hope Adam gets better as quickly as is possible. I will check my 6 buns tomorrow. I’ve treated them all and have sprayed the hutches/shed with insect stuff a few weeks ago and I change the litter trays regularly, and thought It was safe. Now I’m worried too and will keep a closer eye on them. Thank you for sharing this, sending vibes for you all xx

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    I feel very ignorant about fly strike, although I have heard of it before. Do flies plant their eggs anywhere, or does it have to be a open wound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beapig View Post
    I feel very ignorant about fly strike, although I have heard of it before. Do flies plant their eggs anywhere, or does it have to be a open wound?
    It tends to be on poo or soiled fur/open wound/discharge area. Although growing up I had 5 guinea pigs housed in a shed and one of the pigs got flystrike, I saw the fly on her and then saw the eggs which were quite high up from her bottom area, more like her back!! She had no soiled fur and all had been cleaned out the day before so no idea why the fly had laid it's eggs on her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz47 View Post
    It tends to be on poo or soiled fur/open wound/discharge area. Although growing up I had 5 guinea pigs housed in a shed and one of the pigs got flystrike, I saw the fly on her and then saw the eggs which were quite high up from her bottom area, more like her back!! She had no soiled fur and all had been cleaned out the day before so no idea why the fly had laid it's eggs on her

    Really weird when they lay eggs on a clean living animal. And so hard to spot on white fur
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz47 View Post
    It tends to be on poo or soiled fur/open wound/discharge area. Although growing up I had 5 guinea pigs housed in a shed and one of the pigs got flystrike, I saw the fly on her and then saw the eggs which were quite high up from her bottom area, more like her back!! She had no soiled fur and all had been cleaned out the day before so no idea why the fly had laid it's eggs on her
    Sometimes it can happen when an animal is unwell 'internally', for the want of a better word-ie not showing symptoms of illness, not dirty and has no open wound.

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    https://www.rabbitawareness.co.uk/20...r-rabbit-safe/

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-health/flystrike/

    *WARNING- THE FOLLOWING LINK DETAILS WOUND TREATMENT FOR A RABBIT WITH SEVERE FLYSTRIKE. THERE ARE VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES ON THIS PAGE. DO NOT OPEN IT IF VIEWING THEM WOULD BE TOO DISTRESSING FOR YOU*


    http://www.worldwidewounds.com/2006/...ly-Strike.html


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    Sending lots more vibes for Adam today.
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    Thank you MM and Jane, Agnes was a white piggy. Strange thing is she lived the longest of the 3 siblings and passed away in her sleep years later aged 9.

    I do hope Adam makes a full recovery soon, bless you x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz47 View Post
    Thank you MM and Jane, Agnes was a white piggy. Strange thing is she lived the longest of the 3 siblings and passed away in her sleep years later aged 9.

    I do hope Adam makes a full recovery soon, bless you x

    Yes sure does't make sense, as Agnes seemed to be a strong and healthy pig! Age 9 is spectacular

    Adding to the vibes for Adam. I really hope there is some news of more good progress
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