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    sadly when my rabbit was a baby I didn't give him alfalfa hay, I gave him first alfalfa pellets with mint and hay bedding they can eat, and then that mixed with timothy, my rabbit doesn't look underweight but his shoulderblades, ribs and talebone? idk but the 2 bone near the end of its back is quite sharp so im guessing hes underweight, how much pellets should I give him everyday to help him gain weight

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    You will need to get him eating more hay a I've mentioned on your other threads, this will be good for his teeth too as well as his general health and weight. I would get the vet to check him over for his teeth and the vet can advise on his weight, has he been vaccinated ?

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    A healthy diet consists of about 1 tbsp pellets, a small amount of herbs or veg, and a large amount of hay. If a rabbit is not doing good with this regime then he may have an underlying health problem in which case he needs to go to the Vet to be examined.

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    I cant afford to vaccinate him so he lives indoors, I don't keep my shoes on in my room and I try not to open my windows.. its too much to vaccine once or more a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinthebunny View Post
    I cant afford to vaccinate him so he lives indoors, I don't keep my shoes on in my room and I try not to open my windows.. its too much to vaccine once or more a year
    House rabbits need vaccinating just as much as outdoor rabbits. Sadly they are just as likely to get Illnesses and diseases. When you take on an animal it is necessary to ensure you can pay for the veterinary care and injections they need. Vets bills can run into thousands of pounds so it’s advisable to have insurance.

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    how often do u have to get them vaccinated and how much did they cost u?

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinthebunny View Post
    how often do u have to get them vaccinated and how much did they cost u?
    Do you live in the UK? Because it depends based on your location.

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    yes I live in the uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinthebunny View Post
    yes I live in the uk
    Then currently there's two different vaccinations per year which are essential for your rabbit to have. There's recently been a combined vaccination made where it is possible for your rabbit just to have one vaccination which protects them against myxomatosis, rhd1 and rhd2. Not all vets will have this yet, I suggest you call your vet and ask what they have available. It's extremely important though that your rabbit is fully vaccinated whether they have the 2 separate vaccinations or the new combined one that covers all 3. Prices will vary too, so ringing your vets and asking will be the best way to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinthebunny View Post
    how often do u have to get them vaccinated and how much did they cost u?
    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h.../vaccinations/


    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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