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    Hi, hope everyone and their buns are keeping safe during these troubling times! I was wondering if anyone knows some tips to reduce bladder sludge. We have three house buns, and I've noticed that one seems to be leaving much more calcium deposit than normal. We've always had a bit, but it is noticeably more the last week or so.

    All three buns have the same diet - it's just the one with the issue though as far as I can tell, they are all active and eating well so I don't think its a major health issue yet. The only dietry change had been different fresh veg (they've gone from kale and spring greens to whatever we can get with the lockdown) and some compressed grass pellets - https://emeraldgreenfeeds.co.uk/prod...-pellets-20kg/

    and these don't seem to be too high in calcium (0.41%). Limitless meadow hay and I also give them Meadowbrix too.

    Any advice much appreciated, she may just be susceptible, but I'd like to try and avoid any problems!
    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindXX View Post
    Hi, hope everyone and their buns are keeping safe during these troubling times! I was wondering if anyone knows some tips to reduce bladder sludge. We have three house buns, and I've noticed that one seems to be leaving much more calcium deposit than normal. We've always had a bit, but it is noticeably more the last week or so.

    All three buns have the same diet - it's just the one with the issue though as far as I can tell, they are all active and eating well so I don't think its a major health issue yet. The only dietry change had been different fresh veg (they've gone from kale and spring greens to whatever we can get with the lockdown) and some compressed grass pellets - https://emeraldgreenfeeds.co.uk/prod...-pellets-20kg/

    and these don't seem to be too high in calcium (0.41%). Limitless meadow hay and I also give them Meadowbrix too.

    Any advice much appreciated, she may just be susceptible, but I'd like to try and avoid any problems!
    Many thanks
    Do the Bunnies drink enough ? Rabbits tend to drink more from a bowl than a bottle .

    This diet sheet is useful for Rabbits with urinary tract problems

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

    A bit more info' here

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Uro_gen...ies/Sludge.htm

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h.../urolithiasis/

    https://sawneeanimalclinic.com/downl...in_rabbits.pdf

    https://rabbit.org/health/urolith.html


    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
    https://animalrescueandcare.org.uk/

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    Apologies, I thought I'd replied to this days ago! The buns drink from a large bowl. It seems to have mostly cleared now. Thanks for the advice, I read through it and it seems as though we are doing the right things. Obviously I'm just getting paranoid!
    Many thanks for taking the time to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindXX View Post
    Apologies, I thought I'd replied to this days ago! The buns drink from a large bowl. It seems to have mostly cleared now. Thanks for the advice, I read through it and it seems as though we are doing the right things. Obviously I'm just getting paranoid!
    Many thanks for taking the time to help
    Glad to hear that things seem to be OK now


    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
    https://animalrescueandcare.org.uk/

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