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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > Welcome ! > Hello from Dani n Bunny
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 7/29/2012 6:52 AM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline Dani n Bunny
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7/27/2012 6:45 AM
Hello everyone! I have come across this website several times when I have had questions about my rabbit, and it always has been so helpful, so I decided to sign up. I have a rabbit named Bunny (very original lol) and he is about 2 or 3 years old. I rescued the poor bun about a year and a half ago. My boyfriend is a garbage man and when he came home from work he said they almost hit a rabbit with the truck because it was in the middle of the street. We went to get some lunch and I kept thinking about the poor little guy so I asked him to show me where he saw him. I really didn't think he would be there because it had been 5 or 6 hours later, but I had to check. Much to our surprise he was in the grass on the side of the road just sitting there in the light rain. He let me come right up to him. I offered him a piece of grass and he came to me. I knew I had to rescue him. It seemed like he was someone's pet and they didn't want him anymore so they just let him into the wild. I was so upset because that must be the most cruel thing anyone can do. We went right to the store and bought supplies to make sure he had everything he needed. He sat on my lap the whole time my boyfriend was in the store. We brought him home and loved him ever since. I really didn't take him to the vet until he got sick which was stupid of me because I was unaware of all of the problems that could appear. Unfortunately, about 6 months after we rescued him he develped two abcesses from infected teeth. The vet close by tried treating him with Baytril but that didn't work so she recommended an exotic pet specialist about a half hour from where I live. He is so amazing and his treatment helped right away. He was on PenG injections for about 4 or 5 months, gradually decreasing the frequency of the injections as the infection cleared. There was still a little infection but no abcesses on the cheek or neck so he wanted to see if it would come back again. It did, and Bunny just had 4 molars removed and was neutered at the same time. He is eating on his own and trying to get back to his normal self. I can't wait until he does. I can't believe how affectionate rabbits are. Rabbits are great animals and I'm so glad I found him!!!

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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7/27/2012 7:03 AM
Awh your story warmed my heart. I'm so grateful for people like you who rescue buns and then get them the proper care. Thank you! We'd love to see pics. And Welcome to the BB community!

User is Offline CinnabunMom
in the TARDIS
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7/27/2012 9:53 AM
Welcome to BB! I'm so happy Bunny has a happy home now! Feel free to post pics. Do you know what kind he is?
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User is Offline bunnyfriend
Wisconsin
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7/27/2012 10:29 AM
Welcome to BB Awww I love your story, Bunny is very lucky to have a nice home now! Can't wait to see pics.
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User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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7/27/2012 12:49 PM
thank god he found you, and Thank you for opening your home to a bunny that needed one. and welcome to BB we are happy that you joined us.
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User is Offline Dani n Bunny
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7/27/2012 2:30 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'll try and get some pictures up soon. I have no idea what kind of rabbit he is, he's white with some black spots, shorthaired, and has ears that stand straight up. I've seen a couple of rabbits on here that he looks like. I have a question - please let me know if you have any ideas - my rabbit will NOT eat ANY hay! He did when we first had him, then he had the teeth problems so I wasn't as worried about him eating it, but now especially after his surgery I want him to have some. It's been months since he's even been interested in hay. I give him first cut Timothy hay with no luck and then I cut it into thin pieces but he won't eat it. I got some alfalfa to mix just a little in and nothing. I bought orchard grass to try and he ate one piece and then layed down on it lol. I ordered second cut Timothy hay from American Pet Diner today to see if he likes it. He eats his pellets just fine and eats beet tops, basil, bok choy, and romaine lettuce just fine, so I don't understand what's going on. Since his surgery was so recent, I don't want to take away the pellets that he's actually eating on his own right now, but maybe next week I'll cut down on the pellets. He's had bad teeth for a long time now, but I figured since he ate everything else he would eat the hay. The vet says his other teeth are good, there was just the infection in the 4 teeth he pulled. I know how important hay is for him so I'm hoping he likes the new hay. If not, does anyone know if there's something with that much fiber that I can give him daily like a liquid suppliment from the vet? All this stress over hay seems crazy lol.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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7/29/2012 6:52 AM
Firstly, I want to welcome you and Bunny to BB! What a lovely story! Looking forward to pics.

I suspect Bunny is having a hard time adjusting to eating with so many teeth missing. You could try getting some hay cubes and soaking them in water until they are soft. A friend of mine has a horse with no teeth and this is how they get her to eat hay. You might want to get some Critical Care to make sure he's getting enough fiber. You definitely don't want to have to deal with GI problems after all he's been through. Your vet might have Critical Care or you can order it from the Binky Bunny store.
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