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    Not sure what to do my bun winston has a super sensitive tummy he cant really have the things he loves now which include broccoli, kale, sprouts, and leafy lettuce...he gets such a sore gurgling tummy when he eats any of these so I cut those out...so I was looking for alternative greens to feed him and tried a different type of leafy lettuce and for the past 2 days he hasn't been himself just sitting quiet and not eating any of his pellets or usual veg he does eat...the only thing he has eaten has been a few handfuls of dandelion leaves and a slice of apple..so still eating and drinking and he had a very big wet poo yesterday so hoping he is going to start to perk up again soon, does anyone have any suggestions to perk him up or any feeding suggestions which wont give him a dodgy tum?

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    I'm really sorry to read that Winston is poorly.

    Fresh herbs are supposed to be quite gentle on rabbits' tummies. I believe all herbs should be fine, with the exception of chives. Basil, dill, parsley and coriander tend to be very popular.

    Fresh forage would also be a good option. I would particularly recommend bramble leaves as they are excellent for a rabbit's digestive system. If you're not confident with foraging, there's a very good book available from the RWAF which gives details on wild plants that are safe for bunnies and, more importantly, which ones to avoid. Alternatively, you can buy dried forage from places online like the hay experts. co.uk and galens garden.

    I hope Winston starts to feel better soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennadawn View Post
    Not sure what to do my bun winston has a super sensitive tummy he cant really have the things he loves now which include broccoli, kale, sprouts, and leafy lettuce...he gets such a sore gurgling tummy when he eats any of these so I cut those out...so I was looking for alternative greens to feed him and tried a different type of leafy lettuce and for the past 2 days he hasn't been himself just sitting quiet and not eating any of his pellets or usual veg he does eat...the only thing he has eaten has been a few handfuls of dandelion leaves and a slice of apple..so still eating and drinking and he had a very big wet poo yesterday so hoping he is going to start to perk up again soon, does anyone have any suggestions to perk him up or any feeding suggestions which wont give him a dodgy tum?
    Hello

    I am sorry that Winston is not well. Given that he has now gone off most food and passing abnormal faeces it is essential you get him examined by a Vet ASAP (assuming you have not already done so during the last couple of days).

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...AUi2tr-2Qm5hT8

    http://anyflip.com/dvpt/hzvv

    Re his diet, as SLH has said fresh herbs are often suitable for Rabbits with 'delicate' tummies. These links may also be useful to take a read , but for now the most important thing is to get him examined by a Vet.

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-diet/

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...t-rabbits/view

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...bbits/foraging

    http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/r...les-fruits.asp

    I hope that Winston feels better soon.


    Links to information about various health problems that can affect Rabbits :
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems
    NB- If you think your Rabbit is unwell it is essential to seek immediate veterinary attention.

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    Sending lots of vibes for Winston. I agree, I would get him to the vets urgently, as they can go downhill very quickly once they go into stasis. I had a bunny once that couldn’t seem to tolerate most wet green foods, and I just gave him a variety of different hays, Readigrass and rosemary, which he could tolerate well.

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