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Last Post by Faye Perry at 11/23/2006 9:27 AM (13 Replies)
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User is Offline Faye Perry
Leicestershire, UK
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10/19/2006 10:03 PM

ok so its getting colder in the 'Great Britain' so i bought a couple of carpet tiles for my bunnies cages.. they  fit perfectly, whilst leaving some of the cage bear to keep cool if ness. 

Mable and Booboo both took to the carpet well and stretched out on it and i thought no more of it.

Until i got up the next morning to fimd booboo had chewed a quite large part off the corner!!! she is binkying around and is herself but she isn't eating 'all' of her pellets now, she's leaving a lot in the bowl and her poos are still coming but they are very light in colour. and this morning it doesn't look like she's weed in her box.  She eats all of her fresh stuff.

Do i take her to the vets now or monitor the situation? can anyone help please

thank you in advance


User is Offline Gina Won
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10/19/2006 11:06 PM
Hmm... if you are very worried I'd take her to the vet, just to be on the safe side.

I'm no expert by any means, but from my limited experience the fact that she is eating at all still is a good sign. Keep feeding her lots of *wet* greens to keep her hydrated. As long as she is eating *something*, that means her tummy is moving some, even if it's slow. Since she hasn't weed, it's probable that her body is slowly dehydrating which will inevitably means stasis...

Are the poos particularly more dry / hard than normal? Or are they smaller? If so, I myself would take her to the vet and get some medication to help things along... I get so scared. She's probably not eating all of her pellets because when buns get sick, they don't want pellets anymore (or so my vet says). The best thing to do if you suspect some tummy problems are lots and lots of fresh, wet greens. As many as she can take, in my opinion.

I knew my bun was sick when one morning, she didn't want her pellets at all (so weird!) and didn't even want her papaya treat. That's when I started freaking out! She hadn't eaten any of her hay or drank any of her water. That's an emergency... so be watchful of that end. Try an encourage her to eat hay, maybe by sticking it in someplace unusual, a funny container, or anything.

Good luck bunnybabe! Floppy, Seamus and I will be sending good vibes! Keep us updated!

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/19/2006 11:14 PM
I just remembered that www.rabbit.org has an article that recommends some other things you can do at home to help Booboo's tummy along. Here it is: http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/ileus.html . If Booboo will let you, you can try massaging her tummy a bit to see if that will help stimulate her GI tract. That worked for Seamus once when I noticed his poos were becoming smaller, drier, and a little irregular shaped (suspicious!). There are some other things like simethicone but I don't understand what it's all about.

Okay good luck again! Kisses to Booboo!

User is Offline Faye Perry
Leicestershire, UK
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10/20/2006 4:05 AM

aww thank you ligeia x

we were out this morning for about 4 hours and when we came back Booboo had eaten most of her greens, i gave her grape and apple this morning, along with some freshly picked grass from our garden and most of that was eaten too.  On looking Booboo had bobbed in her tray some and they're starting to look darker.... and i thought i could see a wet patch but i will be dishing up lots of fresh greens and keeping a watchful eye on her.  She seems fine in herself, and has never really been a big drinker... so eyes peeled. 

its amazing how different they can be cause mable (who does the BIG stinky poos) will eat and drink whatever is there, but Booboo is more selective..

I will try to massage Booboos tummy, maybe i will feed her, her fave dandilion leaves too.

xxx


User is Offline Gina Won
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10/22/2006 12:16 AM
So glad to hear that Booboo's poos are normalizing! Floppy's veggie of choice is dandelion also =)

User is Offline Faye Perry
Leicestershire, UK
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10/22/2006 12:21 AM

Booboo's poo's are back to normal now! yey

I really never thought that i would take so much pride in inspecting litter trays full of bunny bob!! the things we do for our bundles of fluff xxx


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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10/22/2006 3:48 PM
it's funny how much we appreciate bunny poop isn't it? I'm so glad she's feeling better!

I'd be wary of the carpet tiles if it still seems like she's eating it, injesting too much carpet can cause serious problems. Is it possible to get seagrass or other edible mats in the UK? they might be a better choice - or else a blankie
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/22/2006 5:11 PM
Hooray! Yes, who knew that loads of good bunny poops could bring such considerable peace of mind!

User is Offline ea hurse
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10/23/2006 9:17 AM
i got a great 'mat' made of natural, unbleached woven straw from In-Stores for 1-99 but the store near me doesnt have them anymore. i hear they may do them in PoundStretcher so it might be worth having a look there?? some of them are stained/coloured though so watch out for those ones, probs not so good for bunnies to chew..... the problem with them though is that the bunny-bobs get stuck in the weave so you have to poke them out!

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/23/2006 11:07 PM
.. the problem with them though is that the bunny-bobs get stuck in the weave so you have to poke them out!

aww! i dunno why but the way you described that is so funny/cute, loopy-lop!

User is Offline Faye Perry
Leicestershire, UK
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10/25/2006 7:24 AM

ha ha just goes to show that we really will do anything for them!

i will be hunting around for a 'carpet replacement' this weekend to keep my babies warm x


User is Offline Ester Yeh
Houston, TX
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11/07/2006 10:27 AM
chopsticks!

User is Offline ea hurse
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11/09/2006 10:20 AM
did you find anything good for booboo to lie on? i had my carpets replaced on the weekend and i have a few off-cuts spare but am thinking i'll use them around the living room rather than in the cage. and i havent managed to find those darned mats again despite searching high and low...

new_obsession i cant work out whether you were over-excited at a Chinese take-away or have come up with a brilliant poo-poking device! either way, brilliant!!! (and i do have a pile that have been in my kitchen drawer for a very long time, now i have a use for them- if only i can get me one of those mats!)

User is Offline Faye Perry
Leicestershire, UK
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11/23/2006 9:27 AM

well i did see a great 'union jack' matt in B&Q but altho it would look great it wasn't right... then when we were having a move around i saw the runner matt was made from some sort of natural stuff so i'm considering cutting that up for them x

Chopsticks is much better than fingers!

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