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    Do you think Cookie looks weak? Or does Cookie's weight look pretty healthy?

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    it's often hard to tell with rabbits. the best way is to weigh them & monitor any changes.
    do you have any way of weighing - and do you know what weight he has been in the past??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikek View Post
    it's often hard to tell with rabbits. the best way is to weigh them & monitor any changes.
    do you have any way of weighing - and do you know what weight he has been in the past??
    Yes, I bought a baby scale for cookie, I weigh him all the time. Now him weight always seems stable at 1600 gr.

    But there is a thought that confuses me. When I first got Cookie, I was also feeding he a package of ready-made rabbit food. Because I did not know, everyone in Turkey was giving these foods. I learned from English sources that this was wrong and changed his diet. 2 weeks after I changed his diet he had a sterilization surgery. His weight before surgery was 1800 gr. His weight dropped to 1500 gr after surgery. Now he has been maintaining his weight for 3 months, always 1600 gr. Cookie before surgery was a teenager and in development so I don't know what him fixed weight is. Now Cookie had sterilization surgery in july. Cookie suffered from different illnesses after surgery, but she was a pretty healthy rabbit before surgery, I think it's probably because he lost weight fast. But he
    regained her weight quickly after the surgery and now he looks fine and weighs 1650 gr. I wonder if cookie is thin or 1600 gr is a healthy weight for him? I wonder if him weight before the surgery was because he ate unhealthy packaged food. After all, packages foods are very fatty and sugary. So I'm so confused, I think my problem is that I'm thinking too much
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    His weight looks fine to me


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    His weight looks fine to me
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    The vet feels ribs/spine to determine if bunnies are correct weight for them. You would be able to feel lack of flesh, and see it in some cases. He looks fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny momma View Post
    The vet feels ribs/spine to determine if bunnies are correct weight for them. You would be able to feel lack of flesh, and see it in some cases. He looks fine.
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    If his weight is stable at what it was pre-neutering, I don't think there's anything to worry about.
    It's very difficult to tell is a rabbit is an appropriate weight from a photo, unless they are very under or over weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    If his weight is stable at what it was pre-neutering, I don't think there's anything to worry about.
    It's very difficult to tell is a rabbit is an appropriate weight from a photo, unless they are very under or over weight.
    His weight is stable after neutering. Prior to neutering, cookie was constantly gaining weight and improving as he was a teenager, so his weight was not stable.
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