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    Default Escaped rabbit - take to vets?

    At some point last night Angus managed to chew out the shed. Fortunately thereís a wire fence the other side and he was just sat by that fence and I crawled round the side of the shed and got him but I last checked on them st 10pm so he could potentially have been out all night. He seems ok, heís eaten a few things and is now lying down in my sitting room but he seems a bit quiet/not himself. The emergency vet is a 20 minute drive away which Iím more than happy to do but I donít eant the journey to stress him out more, he seems ok. Would you take him?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia View Post
    At some point last night Angus managed to chew out the shed. Fortunately there’s a wire fence the other side and he was just sat by that fence and I crawled round the side of the shed and got him but I last checked on them st 10pm so he could potentially have been out all night. He seems ok, he’s eaten a few things and is now lying down in my sitting room but he seems a bit quiet/not himself. The emergency vet is a 20 minute drive away which I’m more than happy to do but I don’t eant the journey to stress him out more, he seems ok. Would you take him?
    If he is eating pooing drinking and weeing and has no signs of injuries then I would just let him chill out. Keep a close eye on him, he is probably rather traumatised by his experience 'in the wild'.


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    He's probably shocked himself. I think I would be inclined to leave him a bit to 'settle' and see how he is a couple of hours, but others may have a different opinion. Don't forget, though, that it wouldn't be a good idea to have him in the warm and then put him back out into the cold.
    Sounds as though your task for the day is to rabbit-proof the shed.

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    Happened with Anastasia twice. She would hide under the shed. I didn't take her to the vets.

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    He didn’t seem right so I phoned the vet just after 12. They said they couldn’t see him until half 1. I thought he seemed ok so I went to the shop to get him some herbs and when I got back he’d died. I took him to the vets and she said there was a blockage in his tummy but she wouldn’t know what without opening him up and I didn’t want that. Thank you for your help everyone


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    Oh no I’m so so sorry thinking of you and sending hugs xx

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    I'm so sorry :'(

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    Oh no, sorry to hear that

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    Oh no so very very sorry. I don't think being out would have caused a blockage, but I'm not a vet. Maybe feeling uncomfortable made Angus chew but as you say there is no point finding out why. Hugs xxx

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    I'm so sorry - what a shock.

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