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Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Halloween Jack posted:

He's eating, drinking, and pooping normally so I haven't given him critical care. The vet didn't prescribe any Metacam either. The trip to the vet, and trying to feed him medicine, is bothering him a lot more than the infection.

I took them both and Bert was crying in the pet carrier

Do you give him the meds before/right after feeding? Just trying to think of ways to

1) minimize the number of perceived negative disruptive events in the day

2) distract him with food/reward and couple getting meds to his hedonic reward loop

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RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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I'm sorry about your bun, but it sounds like he will be fine 💖

Ok Comboomer posted:

did he get painkillers? Jareth quickly figured out that narcotics relieved pain and/or were potentially habit-forming when he had a bad ear infection, and became uncharacteristically cooperative WRT undergoing a 3x daily dosing/feeding regimen

Junkie bunny giving me a giggle

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




I should have done some reading before I tried it the first time. I'm going to burrito him tonight when I give him his second dose.

He had a sneezing fit earlier but seems alright. He's always sneezed and face-washed more than Bert, but I never saw any discharge around his nose or anything wrong with his mouth and teeth.

He'll be fine. This is just especially upsetting because my rooster, who I raised from an egg, died last Friday.

Thumbtacks
Apr 3, 2013


The easiest method (in my experience) is to get a small little bit of applesauce and mix the syringe into it. I had to syringe feed Ajax pain meds a year or two ago and I found some little resealable applesauce packages and used a tiny bowl and mixed it in and he would always eat all of it immediately.

Then again he hates getting burritoed so that might be a better option if Ernie can do it

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



RFC2324 posted:

Junkie bunny giving me a giggle

a shameful, drug-seeking bun using the people who care about him, a fuzzbutt proving his relationships are merely transactional

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Just left the rescue and its kinda sad how worried they are about me picking a bunny to pair Delilah with.

Like, I love the critters, find her the friend that makes both of them happiest. My strong preferences are just the practical ones I mentioned(gotta be big enough to deal with my cat, can't be a super high maintenance model like an angora or toothless), stop worrying.

Thumbtacks
Apr 3, 2013


worried in what way?

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Thumbtacks posted:

worried in what way?

oh they seem worried that I am just gonna hate whoever they pair Delilah with, which is unlikely.

Found out today that she was the reason she didn't pair with the french lop I loved

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Are there any kind UK goons here? We are looking to get some new Ice Pods but nowhere in North America sells them anymore. I'd love to pay someone a fee for their time to order like 10 of them from https://scratchandnewton.com/products/ice-pod and send them here to Canada. If this is something you can help out with please let me know

grack
Jan 10, 2012

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I don't know anything about those but they have a lot of cute bunny pictures on the product page

mystes
May 31, 2006



Lots of cute bunnies and one slightly weird looking bunny.

bunnyofdoom
Mar 29, 2008

He wants to come in...





The Walrus posted:

Are there any kind UK goons here? We are looking to get some new Ice Pods but nowhere in North America sells them anymore. I'd love to pay someone a fee for their time to order like 10 of them from https://scratchandnewton.com/products/ice-pod and send them here to Canada. If this is something you can help out with please let me know

I am in Canada too and can I piggyback on this so that Harriet can be appeased?


Also on Harriet note, i bought her one of those fake log things. She has, no joke, been chewing it constantly. I timed her*. She chewed it for 45 minutes straight, took a break, then came back and started chewing again.



*my home office is also the bunny room. So, she is always next to me when I work.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

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It's very kind of Harriet to allow you in to her warren. You should be very grateful.

Thumbtacks
Apr 3, 2013


Whatís the longest you guys would drive with your rabbit in a cage in the car with you? We have a fairly large carrier and we do trips that are like 6-8 hours fairly frequently, but weíre looking into moving fairly soon and itís like 16 hours. Easiest option is 10 then 6, but idk if 10 is too long.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Thumbtacks posted:

Whatís the longest you guys would drive with your rabbit in a cage in the car with you? We have a fairly large carrier and we do trips that are like 6-8 hours fairly frequently, but weíre looking into moving fairly soon and itís like 16 hours. Easiest option is 10 then 6, but idk if 10 is too long.

if 8 is fine then 10 is probably fine

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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I did not expect the way this bunny shakes her head and charges towards me for attention when she sees me

boberteatskitten
Jan 30, 2013

Do not put rocks in brain.


Thumbtacks posted:

Whatís the longest you guys would drive with your rabbit in a cage in the car with you? We have a fairly large carrier and we do trips that are like 6-8 hours fairly frequently, but weíre looking into moving fairly soon and itís like 16 hours. Easiest option is 10 then 6, but idk if 10 is too long.

We moved our buns across the country in 10ish hour chunks. Vet told us longer drive for the sake of longer stop (10 drive / 14 stop) was better than stopping a bunch for them to eat and drink. Also prescribed us some emergency meds just in case and told us to get Horse Quencher in case they didnít want to drink. Went fine all in all.

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




I've never driven more than 6 hours with my rabbits, but there's been a lot of discussion ITT about what to do when you have to move rabbits cross country. Some people carry a portable pen so they can give them some outside time and not keep them in a carrier the whole way. (Personally I wouldn't put my rabbits outside right now due to RHV, but in any case you'll find some advice if you read back.)

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Halloween Jack posted:

I've never driven more than 6 hours with my rabbits, but there's been a lot of discussion ITT about what to do when you have to move rabbits cross country. Some people carry a portable pen so they can give them some outside time and not keep them in a carrier the whole way. (Personally I wouldn't put my rabbits outside right now due to RHV, but in any case you'll find some advice if you read back.)

love to watch my rabbit go into liver failure and bleed to death from its holes thanks to a virus it picked up at the highway rest stop

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



or better yet, it picks up SPV and slowly turns into a Cronenbergian nightmare with giant keratinous horns coming out of its face

rabbits get the best environmental diseases

Joburg
May 19, 2013



Fun Shoe

My rabbit keeping has very different goals from all yíallís so I havenít posted here historically but I do have experience with RHDV2 so I will share that just for your info. Forgive me if I already shared all of this and forgot.

My rabbits are in an outdoor colony and caught it right after a huge blizzard in March. There were no wild rabbit tracks anywhere near the colony during that time so I think the germs were carried by the local doves or the feral cat that used the drifts to jump over the 6í fence into the colony. One day I found one dead rabbit, the next day there were 3, and then one was sick, and another, etc. until we lost 7 of the 12. No rabbits bled from the nose. The only symptoms we saw were lethargy and heavy breathing. The 5 remaining rabbits are still healthy and havenít shown any signs of disease. As far as I know my rabbits are the only domestic case in my county but the next county over has had one also. There have been many, many wild rabbit cases here so the germs are everywhere

Thumbtacks
Apr 3, 2013


i made sure ajax got vaccinated for rhdv2 almost immediately, so i think he's pretty much covered there. also, because he is an rear end in a top hat and impossible to pick up, he does not have "get out of the car" privileges, and just has to sit in his carrier. we give him water and lettuce but he can't get out. it's big enough that he can move around a little bit so it's not torture, but i doubt he particularly enjoys it. i think he can handle 10 hours though.

i've yet to see him go into stasis or refuse to eat or drink so that's a good sign

Joburg
May 19, 2013



Fun Shoe

I talked to my vet about it again today and she said the research out of CSU is still showing that the vaccine isnít very effective, so please do take what precautions you can to avoid the virus.

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




Do you mind telling us what state you're in? I'm just curious because I'm in VA and haven't heard of any cases on the East Coast besides one animal hospital in NY. I'm not taking any chances regardless.

Joburg
May 19, 2013



Fun Shoe

Wyoming.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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I know its active here in colorado, but fortunately the shelter I am adopting from vaccinates as a matter of course. I do worry about the wild ones who live in the field outside, but not much I can do about them

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005

Get into shit, let it out like diarrhea
Got burnt once, that was only gonorrhea




Halloween Jack posted:

Do you mind telling us what state you're in? I'm just curious because I'm in VA and haven't heard of any cases on the East Coast besides one animal hospital in NY. I'm not taking any chances regardless.

Florida had one in Jan.

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