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    Default Louis - He now has a little Friend! - Have split them up!

    I know some Males swell up a bit post neuter and I will ring the Vet in the morning, but Louis' testicles are the size of a large grape and I have seen them like this before, so really just want some reassurance that this swelling will eventually go down. It is so cold out there as well.
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    Some swelling is normal, but if the scrotum looks very bruised and the swelling is extreme then that requires Veterinary attention ASAP. I assume he was prescribed Metacam for a few days ?

    Is he eating, pooping, drinking and weeing OK ? And is he maintaining his body temperature ?


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    It doesn't look bruised just swollen. He is doing all the normal things very well but don't know about his temperature. It is very cold out there, I had stopped the Metacam but I will give him some in a minute. He seems to be happier outside and I have my friend's 2 Rabbits staying over Christmas in my lounge as they are indoor Bunnies so I can't keep him inside really. Just a bit worried.

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    Definitely continue with the Metacam. Does he have a Snugglesafe Heatpad ?


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    The rabbit I had castrated a month ago had some swelling for about 3 days:

    Neutered Mon - no swelling, but v out of it til about midnight.
    Tues OK,
    Wed, Thurs - moderate swelling (to about pre-castration size), no bruising,
    Fri - nearly resolved.
    Checkup at 1 week - no swelling. All looking good.

    He was confined to the hutch until the first weekend as it was wet & muddy in the garden, so not fit for him to be out and risk infection in the wound.

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    I did give him a hot water bottle but he nibbled the rubber! I have never needed a Snugglesafe but wished I had one now. Googling.

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    Really sorry that you are worried about Louis Tonibun, hope the swelling goes down of its own accord. Could you wrap the bottle in something to stop him nibbling ?
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    The swelling has gone down a bit today and he is more cheerful with a twinkle in his eyes! He will need a friend soon.

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    I'm really pleased to read this update Have you already got a girlie in mind for him or will you need to adopt one?

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    Haha! I have one in mind. She is a white Nethie being advertised atm on Wightbay, 2 yrs old. She will need to be indoors though until Spring, then spayed. I may introduce them after Christmas when my friend's Rabbits have gone home. I don't have a spare female just at the moment, then I saw this little one yesterday being advertised. Eek!

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