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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Worried about taking my bunny to vet
Last Post by CinnabunMom at 11/03/2012 2:56 PM (25 Replies)
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User is Offline buttercup86
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11/03/2012 12:04 PM
Sorry I meant to say he has no interest in his pellets.

User is Offline buttercup86
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11/03/2012 12:14 PM
Oh may have panicked too soon...he is eating his pellets! We will see how many he eats tonight...I'm taking it very easy on him barely looking or touching him I just hope he recovers from whatever he may be going through because the vet is closed. And trust me he barely has treats...no matter what I offer in terms of treats he wants none of them! I actually have another thread on that. Thank you everyone for your replies its nice to have people to talk to who know about bunnies when I panic.

User is Offline lmais
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11/03/2012 12:34 PM
We all panic when we are first starting out with them! If they don't poop for a little while that's okay depending on the rabbit, Ruby won't poop for a few hours during the day because she is resting/sleeping (when they don't move a lot their little bodies don't produce any stool). But then after her nap she'll go and leave a big pile in her litter box (Before her I never thought I would be so happy to see poop). I usually call my vet if I haven't seen her eat/poop in 10+ hours and she'll give me advice on a few things to do to try to get her to do one or both, and gets me to call her back after an hour if there's no change. She's always given me the pointers that fixed it (or she would go to her litter box right after I get off the phone - little rascal). If you found a good and caring vet they likely won't mind doing the same for you.

Like the others said, once he's more used to his surroundings (it will happen) he'll get more comfortable and adventurous... and he'll make sure that you know when it's time for a treat! Have you tried him with a slice of apple yet? Ruby goes NUTS.

User is Offline buttercup86
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11/03/2012 1:08 PM
Haha you are so right, he just pooped and I couldn't be any happier to see poo lol. I didn't even move when he went in his litter box. He is FINALLY out and about and acting like he did before...still hasn't eaten much but I am feeling better about it now that he pooped. I did try apple...not interested. Honestly the only reason I want him to like a treat is to train him to go in his cage at bed time. Anyways, thank you everyone, I will continue to keep a close eye on him but I think he will be ok. If things are still weird tomorrow I am going to call the vet when they open and not hesitate like I did today (and then before I knew it they were closed).

User is Offline lmais
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11/03/2012 1:18 PM
One other thing, for treats keep in mind you need to try it a few times before they'll be willing to try it. Some of the treats Ruby has discovered she only tried because she got mad that I kept offering so she grabbed it out of my hand to throw it to the side - now she's addicted!! Keep trying him with the same treat and eventually he'll likely try it.

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11/03/2012 2:56 PM
Oh yes. We are all familiar with the happy "my bunny, who I thought was sick, finally pooped" dance. I have done it many times as I am a very paranoid bun mom and constantly check her liter box like a crazy person. glad the little one is feeling ok!
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