Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Register
 

Forum

BUNNY 911 - If your rabbit hasn't eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately!

Don't have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES 

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

 

LEADERS:  Beka27  BinkyBunny  KokaneeandKahlua LBJ10 LittlePuffyTail  LongEaredLions  MoveDiagonally  RabbitPam   Sarita

 

You must login and be verified to post, reply, and view profiles
BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Problem with our new bunny, please help!
Last Post by Kokaneeandkahlua at 7/12/2010 5:00 PM (17 Replies)
You are not authorized to post a reply or you have not verified your email address.
Printer Friendly
Sort:
Author Messages

User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:04 AM

Hey, just joined this site as we are looking for some answers.  We just recently got a baby holland lop male bunny.  He is now 7 weeks old and has had no problems or accidents.  Well we went to get him out of his cage this morning and he looks almost paralyzed.  His head is cocked sideways and he will not move.  He twitches and and tries but he is not moving.  Any ideas on what it could be or what is going on, thanks


User is Offline bunnymum16
432 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:09 AM
take him to the vet as soon as you could.is it hot where you live?it must be heat stroke.what kind of food do you feed him?

User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:12 AM

We live in texas where its usually hot, but it has been cool here lately, nothing over 90.  Im not sure of the food he has at the moment.  We took a bag from his breeder when we bought him.  The only other thing he has eaten is alfalfa.  We are trying to track down someone will look at him on a sunday


User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:14 AM
He is drinking water, but still not moving other than twitching a bit and his head is still cocked sideways and he wont move it.

User is Offline bunnymum16
432 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:16 AM
i hope its not GI Stasis.does he have hay in his regular diet?Is he still able to eat or drink?

User is Offline bunnymum16
432 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:18 AM
is he lying down?

User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:20 AM
He has no hay, only alfalfa. It just became noticeable this morning, we have been giving him water this morning and he is drinking it. He seems a bit more responsive but still his head is not right. We had him outside yesterday evening, could he have gotten bit by a bug or something to cause it, i have no idea, we are trying to get in touch with his breeder to see what she suggests as where to take him

User is Offline bunnymum16
432 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:24 AM
he should have hay all the time.that is the most important part of their diet.you said his head is cocked sideways?you might wanna look up head tilt.

http://www.binkybunny.com/FORUM/tab...fault.aspx


User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:25 AM
Our breeder says it is probably a case of wry neck, have any of yall had any experience with this or know things we can try to help

User is Offline bunnymum16
432 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 9:33 AM
http://www.binkybunny.com/FORUM/tab...fault.aspx

let us know how your bunny is.healing vibes to you

User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 10:02 AM
yeah, we are going to try him on ivomec, its really sad the way he is looking!

User is Offline bigharge
7 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 10:04 AM
here is the info and website we were given, http://www.barbibrownsbunnies.com/ecuniculi.htm

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Forum Leader
15646 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 10:18 AM
Welcome to Binkybunny. I'm sorry it's due to such a scary situation. I agree with bunnymum that he needs to be seen immediately, even if it's by an ER vet with limited rabbit experience. Maybe an ER vet can consult with a rabbit specialist as how to proceed.
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
Forum Leader
17680 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 12:20 PM
Yes, he needs to see a vet immediately. I live in Texas as well and I advise you too keep your rabbit INDOORS. It's way too hot outdoors and it's not safe. It's hard to know what is exactly wrong with him and I strongly advise you do not give his ivermectin unless it is suggested and dosed by the vet - ivermectin is very dangerous if dosed incorrectly.

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
Forum Leader
10565 posts Send Private Message
7/11/2010 1:40 PM
I agree that he needs to be seen by a vet immediately. An ER vet can see him today, but you want to take him first thing Monday to your regular rabbit vet if you aren't able to see an emergency vet that works with rabbits regularly. If you don't have one yet, look in your yellow pages under Exotics vets, or go to www.rabbit.org, the House Rabbit Society's website, and find a vet in their listings by location.

Meanwhile, though, any trained emergency vet will be able to make sure he is OK for the night. I am suspecting head tilt also. If caught early, the treatment is more effective and it won't last as long.
 photo CarrotCrop100x500BBSiggy_zps0f2147e4.jpg Have your people call my people. We'll do carrots.

User is Offline bunnymum16
432 posts Send Private Message
7/12/2010 8:21 AM
how's your bunny??

User is Offline 4Lily
ON
198 posts Send Private Message
7/12/2010 8:33 AM
Hope all is well with your bunny! HEALING VIBES!!!! Please keep us updated, really worried for you!
Laura & I am Lily's mom! Is it 6:00 yet cause I am missing my bunny!

User is Online Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
Forum Leader
11439 posts Send Private Message
7/12/2010 5:00 PM
Any update? {{Healing Vibes}}
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Kokanee & Chuck My Bridge Bunnies-you left paw prints on my heart
You are not authorized to post a reply or you have not verified your email address.
BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Problem with our new bunny, please help!

SaveABunny Rescue
You agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by using this website.
Copyright 2006-2012 BinkyBunny.com - All Rights Reserved