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 on: May 09, 2016, 11:00:22 AM 
Started by ewilkin - Last post by Cynthia
Thanks for asking this question.

Pellets are not absolutely necessary for rabbits to have. If they have the hay available 24/7 and a variety of fresh greens everyday, then they are good to go!

 on: January 11, 2016, 12:55:15 PM 
Started by ewilkin - Last post by ewilkin
Last week Wednesday I discovered my rabbit Lulu wasn't eating or drinking and hadn't moved from the night before.  I was able to have my mom take her in to the vet on Friday afternoon when I was at work and we were told she had a blockage and was in GI stasis.  They gave her an IV to rehydrate her and start to get everything moving again. 

They gave me Metacam (given once a day), as well as metoclopramide (given every 12 hours).  They also gave me critical care if she wasn't eating.  I could not get her to take any of the medicine on her own, so I had to syringe feed her all of it (Which she was NOT happy about.  It was about a 15 minute struggle).  As of Saturday morning she started pooping again and was eating about 4 cups of veggies, hay, and a few pellets (She weights about 12 lbs).  I continued to give her the medicine and started to cut back on the critical care.  The only problem I was having was that she wasn't eating very many of her pellets and she is only drinking her water from her bottle when I am squeezing it for her (and if I put a bowl in it she will immediately spill it).

I was just wondering if it is okay she isn't eating many of her pellets as long as she is eating her veggies and Hay or should I continue to feed her the critical care.  Also, how do I know when she has recovered?  She seems to be basically back to herself except the fact she isnt drinking her water.  Any suggestions to get her to drink her water on her own?  I don't mind squeezing it for her but when I am at work for 10-12 hours straight I am worried about her getting dehydrated again.


 on: November 18, 2015, 02:07:56 PM 
Started by zee2772 - Last post by zee2772

My name is Zelia, and I have a bunny named Hamtaro, I got him from Rabbit Haven. He is a dwarf bunny, pure white with beautiful blue eyes. He loves socializing with people and our dogs and friends kitten. He is an amazing bunny who always greets me when I come home and sleeps on my bed when its night time.

He has a bad underbite. About 3 weeks ago, we noticed that his teeth were longer then they should be, so we took him to the vet. They trimmed it for 200 dollars. They told us we would be coming once every 3 months. I am a UC student, who would find a way to pay for it every 3 months, it gave me time to pay. However, his teeth are growing usually fast... It is so close to touching his lip... We went to Rabbit Haven asking for help on why his teeth are growing to fast and why he is pulling his fur off his leg. They told us it could be due to stress and pain. He will definitely need his teeth trimmed every month..which is financially concerning...

They recommended us extracting his teeth. We were concerned it might cause depression but the Vet and the people from Rabbit Haven said it would be the best for him since they are growing that fast and causing him too much pain..

I really need help paying for his extractions. Hamtaro has never hid from me or thumped at me..but he is starting too. The worst part is that I see he is pain especially since he keeps pulling his fur and trying to eat it...it is hard for him to eat his normal alfafa..or pellets... he can still drink water but i know its hard...I don't him to deal with this every month..I can't pay every month..I would really appreciate help for his extract...

 on: March 02, 2015, 12:39:39 PM 
Started by kirbyworks - Last post by kirbyworks
Just an update.  Our bunny Clover either bumped her eye or possibly E. Cuniculi but in any case we had received care at our nearby Veterinary University, UC Davis.  They were expert but their quote to enuculate was so prohibitive that it was causing family discourse.  After signing on to this group I thought to call one of our local House Rabbit Societies where they were extremely knowledgable.  They gave me the names of several vets within 100 mile radius that do the procedure all the time and who's pricing was more reasonable.  We quickly called one of them and got Clover in for treatment.  They also offered a Wells Fargo program that we could apply for that would give us zero percent interest if the balance is paid in six months.  All of these details came together to give our bunny a chance and for us to do what we felt was a good thing.  Today, about 5 weeks post-op, Clover is doing well and her fur is nearly all grown back.  Thank you!

 on: October 06, 2014, 10:52:57 AM 
Started by LELAtheBUN - Last post by LELAtheBUN
Its my first time on here...
I have a bunny in need!!
My 2 yr old bunny Lela broke her front leg. She somehow got under our recliner and when someone leaned back her foot must have been in the wrong place... We took her to the vet at the soonest appointment the following day. The vet gave me good and bad news... good news being that she is very healthy and there are no other injuries besides the break in her leg. The bad news was my only 2 options are surgery or amputation. She didnt even quote me on surgery because of the huge cost, but unfortunately the $350 estimate for an amputation is still far out of my financial capabilities... Family and friends (mostly non pet owners) are telling me to just put her down or leave it go but both those options sound terrible to me...

I thought I found the light at the end of the tunnel when I found Bunnies In Need! but then I realized your based out of Canada so being Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA I think ive hit another dead end....

Does anyone know of anything I can do? Please help!!!

-Traumatize Bunny Lover, Rachel :[

 on: August 09, 2014, 11:25:24 AM 
Started by FluffyBunny - Last post by Cynthia
Welcome to Bunnies In Need! I hope you find it interesting fun and filled with info!

 on: August 04, 2014, 02:00:54 PM 
Started by FluffyBunny - Last post by FluffyBunny
Hello, I am a new member on this site  Smiley I have a 4-year old female Holland Lop rabbit named Fluffy. I have had her since she was a tiny one month old baby. She has blue eyes and white fur with brown spots. She loves attention and loves to eat her greens!

 on: June 08, 2014, 08:57:08 AM 
Started by Cynthia - Last post by Crazy4Ratties
For anyone who would like to know how Lexie is doing, she now has her own Facebook page! Smiley


 on: March 04, 2014, 12:22:03 PM 
Started by Cynthia - Last post by Cynthia
This topic has been moved to Hoppy Endings!.


 on: March 04, 2014, 12:21:22 PM 
Started by Cynthia - Last post by Cynthia
I am so happy that Lexie is doing well.
I will be moving this thread to "Happy endings" where you can still post and keep us updated.
♥ to Lexie and you...

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