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    Hello there,
    Unfortunately my old rabbit Frida died last Thursday. In my country, a necropsy unavailable, so, even though I would like to believe that the heatwave was the problem, I have no way of knowing that for sure.
    She was very active and showed no obvious signs of illness.
    Problem is- I received a re-homed bunny as a gift, so there is a new bunny coming in.

    I treated the whole room and cage with a disinfecting solution and removed the old cage floor. ( Everything else is also brand new).

    The solutions I used is a light bleach solution, followed with tons of water and a sanitizing spray ( rubbing alcohol solution).

    Is this enough to ensure safety? ( To a reasonable degree, of course, I understand that the situation is not ideal).





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    Very sorry for your loss

    Bleach usually kills most bacteria and viruses. Not sure if you have RVHD (Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease )in your Country, but bleach kills that too. Bleach also kills Encephalitozoon Cuniculi spores ( EC) which are shed in the urine of infected Rabbits. So I would say you have done all you can in the circumstances

    RVHD disinfecting advice

    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_he...g-guidance.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    Very sorry for your loss

    Bleach usually kills most bacteria and viruses. Not sure if you have RVHD (Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease )in your Country, but bleach kills that too. Bleach also kills Encephalitozoon Cuniculi spores ( EC) which are shed in the urine of infected Rabbits. So I would say you have done all you can in the circumstances

    RVHD disinfecting advice

    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_he...g-guidance.pdf
    Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by una.lekuze View Post
    Thank you so much!

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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    While the new rescue bunny will never replace your angel bunny, it Is nice you can open your heart and home to a rescue bunny who will be lucky to have you in their life.
    I had bunnies for many rears before joining ru, yet learned so much and get so much support from the wonderful people here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny momma View Post
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    While the new rescue bunny will never replace your angel bunny, it Is nice you can open your heart and home to a rescue bunny who will be lucky to have you in their life.
    I had bunnies for many rears before joining ru, yet learned so much and get so much support from the wonderful people here.
    Thank you so much!
    I felt a little nervous about letting the little one in, because of disease control, but so far she is doing well!
    Relationships with each bunny are very unique, but I must say, this is my bunny. She is a lot of fun, very active, licks my face, sleeps on my leg, etc.
    I really hope she will have a very very long life.

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    aww, she is lovely.

    I'm sorry you lost Frida

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    Quote Originally Posted by una.lekuze View Post
    Thank you so much!
    I felt a little nervous about letting the little one in, because of disease control, but so far she is doing well!
    Relationships with each bunny are very unique, but I must say, this is my bunny. She is a lot of fun, very active, licks my face, sleeps on my leg, etc.
    I really hope she will have a very very long life.

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    What a pretty girl


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    What a pretty girl
    Thank you so much! She is a little princess .
    Binkying around the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by una.lekuze View Post
    Thank you so much! She is a little princess .
    Binkying around the house.

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    It is her house now She will let you stay as long as you behave


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