Bunny help

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  1. scienceteach82

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    Hi everyone :)

    I'll be taking care of a baby rabbit (a few weeks old, I think?) this week. I'm planning on taking him to the vet (owner is paying) to get a check up as he didn't eat last night (per him). I think he was only giving him lettuce?
    I worked in a vet clinic a while ago and know they need more than freakin' lettuce...Timothy hay and pellets too, I think?
    Anyway...any advice is appreciated...

    bedding advice too :)
     
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    Where's Jem? She has a bunny...
     
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    If you have a paper shredder that will work for bedding, he probably needs pellets which you can buy at the vets?

    I'm no expert for sure.

    Jem?
     
  5. scienceteach82

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    thanks...and, yep...waiting for Jem...lol...I think it's 7am her time...so might be sleeping?
     
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    Or Peachy..she has a bunny.
     
  7. Peachyness

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    I feed my bun bun carrots, dark greens (not iceberg lettuce!!!) like romaine, she LOVES cilantro, and occasionally I give her raisins as a treat. This is all in addition to her one cup of pellet mix and Timothy hay and water.

    Now, your bun is still a baby? She will need different diet. I got my bunny when she was a month old. I could only feed her certain food and slowly, as the months went on, introduced her to other food. It depends on this baby's age.

    Okay, got this from a website:
     
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    thanks for the info :)
     
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    Hey! I'm here. I had an inventory run this morning, and I'm resting up for another one in about an hour. Whew. I'm exhausted.

    Anyhow, baby bunnies should NOT have fresh fruit or veggies. They can't digest them yet. I didn't give Bunny anything until he hit the 6 month mark exactly-we had a countdown. Bunnies can also be picky about their food. Bunny won't eat food from Molly's, only PetSmart.

    Is the bunny's stomach making a gurgling sound? Or he just won't eat? Gurgling is gas, maybe from the lettuce, and it's very bad. But if you give him/her baby gas drops from the drugstore and massage the stomach, it saves a trip to the vet.

    I bet the bunny is soooooooooo cute. Ours got out this morning and started stomping under the bed. Great way to wake up.
     
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    lol...aww...

    well...I get him in a few hours...so i'll post pics :)

    not sure how old he is...but i'll make sure to feed him properly!

    i know i'll have lots more questions during the week...thanks for the info so far :)
     
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    They are sooooo cuddly. You can hold them like a baby, and they will fall asleep in your arms. I hold Bunny a lot like that. It helps dull the maternal clock ticking noise inside me....
     
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    Hahaha... Maybe that's why I really don't want kids.

    My bunny hates being held though. I had to hold her like a baby when she was very sick with pneumonia and had to feed her with a syringe. She hated it but was too weak to fight. I knew she was getting better when she started to fight me more. She loves loves loves being petted/rubbed on the head. She started to demand it as soon as we got her. My bunny loves to play with a sock. She also loves to play with my scarf that hangs down from the piano. She grab onto it and run around and around in circles. One time she pulled so hard that everything came tumbling down on top of her. Poor bunny. Anyways, maybe you can see if the bunny will play with things like socks??
     
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    Bunny is 7 weeks. Is in cage with pellets, hay, and water bottle.
     
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    Sad news :( bunny broke neck in cage and had to be put down :( so sad :(
     
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    OMG poor baby! Do you know what happened???
     
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    Noooooooooooooo!

    That is the saddest thing I've heard in a long time. Poor, poor bunny.
     
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    He was fine last night...cuddly...hopping...playing. This morning he was on his back and couldn't really move :(
     
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    Oh, st, I'm so sorry. :(
     
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    Oh my gosh how sad! How does a bunny break their neck? I've never owned a bunny before, don't know much about them.

    poor little guy... :(
     
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    I'm still in mourning for little bunny. My best friend had a bunny, and her husband came in the door one night very loudly and the bunny freaked out and did a cartoon run (where you run in place for a few seconds and then zoom off-yes, bunnies DO this), and she ran right into the wall and got some sort of closed-head injury and died the next day. Bunnies are very odd like that. I'm shocked we've managed to raised a healthy, well-adjusted one, although he is currently 're-decorating' his cage by tearing up his newspaper and body-slamming it into the walls. He's made he can't run around because our new place has carpet and he'll shred it.
     
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    Some relative gave us 2 bunnies when I was a kid. One had something terribly wrong with him. He wouldn't move or eat or anything. I bet he did something in his cage and broke something. Anyway, he died 2 days later but the other bunny, Thumper, was very healthy and we had him for a long time. I wish we would have played with him more. He was so cute.
     
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    what?? the bunny died?? oh no!!!
     
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    My bird is like this. When she gets all limp and dozey and content, she makes a purring sound and then starts up a quiet little stream of chatter. Gotta love a pet that tells you verbally that they love you. :wub:

    Flip side is she also knows how to demand blueberries, fresh water and other things.
     
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    Oh no. I didn't read all the posts before making my happy little post. I'm so sorry. Poor bunny.
     
  26. scienceteach82

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    yeah...i'm sad about it :( just came home and cleaned out the cage :(
     
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    I"m so sorry to hear the news. Scienceteach; weren't you "bunny-sitting"? Do they know about bunny yet?
    :(
     
  28. scienceteach82

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    yeah...I called and let her know...they are paying me back for the euthanasia
     

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