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New Adopted Bunny

Post by ~*Connie* » Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:26:01



I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I just
adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very cute.
Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other signs,
just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's eating fine,
and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I brought her home,
and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a bunny
that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her some
pineapple soon.

Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?

 
 
 

New Adopted Bunny

Post by Nikk » Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:48:57


if its only been a couple days since the vet visit I would just watch if it
starts getting worse give your vet a call since you were just there I'm sure
they will be happy to help. My nick is six months old and my vet said watch
the carrots only give some, I used to give them to her quite often, I think
its a sugar problem, here is a link
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/diet.html, it has the reason some are
better then others on a daily basis. When I got nick I thought any veg or
fruit was ok, who knew...
anyway, sometime nick sneezes also, I think its stuff in the air once in a
while that bother her, however a bunny can go from being fine to pneumonia
very quick so if there is any other problems, or the sneezing gets worse, I
would call the vet.
Nikki


Quote:
>I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I just
>adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very cute.
>Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

> Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other signs,
> just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's eating
> fine, and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I brought
> her home, and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

> She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a
> bunny that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her some
> pineapple soon.

> Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?

 
 
 

New Adopted Bunny

Post by ~*Connie* » Mon, 27 Feb 2006 01:23:03


Thank you for your reply!  It is nice to get someone else's opinion on it.

Since she is so new to me, I wanted to introduce veggies slowly.  She LOVES
the carrots and will eat them to exclude everything else.. kinda like
thumper and the dandelions..  So I do limit them.. Tobin would just push
them around the cage till I removed them.  I can't wait to get her some
brussel sprouts..

She's so neat and tidy.. such a change.  Im in total love already!


Quote:
> if its only been a couple days since the vet visit I would just watch if
> it starts getting worse give your vet a call since you were just there I'm
> sure they will be happy to help. My nick is six months old and my vet said
> watch the carrots only give some, I used to give them to her quite often,
> I think its a sugar problem, here is a link
> http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/diet.html, it has the reason some are
> better then others on a daily basis. When I got nick I thought any veg or
> fruit was ok, who knew...
> anyway, sometime nick sneezes also, I think its stuff in the air once in a
> while that bother her, however a bunny can go from being fine to pneumonia
> very quick so if there is any other problems, or the sneezing gets worse,
> I would call the vet.
> Nikki



>>I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I
>>just adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very
>>cute. Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

>> Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other signs,
>> just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's eating
>> fine, and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I brought
>> her home, and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

>> She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a
>> bunny that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her some
>> pineapple soon.

>> Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?

 
 
 

New Adopted Bunny

Post by Nikk » Mon, 27 Feb 2006 01:31:08


yeah, i feel in love with nick when we got her, she is a lop and a baby
doll, i have to get her fixed this month she is now six months and its
killing me, i worry something will happen. she is my first so i read alot of
info on http://www.rabbit.org, pretty good info. found a lot of neat stuff.
nick was neat also, but then she hit six months and now she is a mess, my
husband built her cage from those square connectors you get at walmart/sams
so its big and she makes a big sized mess.
but she is so cute, she is forgiven
glad you are enjoying yours, i am getting ready to get a new one soon, a
lionhead.
Nikki


Quote:
> Thank you for your reply!  It is nice to get someone else's opinion on it.

> Since she is so new to me, I wanted to introduce veggies slowly.  She
> LOVES the carrots and will eat them to exclude everything else.. kinda
> like thumper and the dandelions..  So I do limit them.. Tobin would just
> push them around the cage till I removed them.  I can't wait to get her
> some brussel sprouts..

> She's so neat and tidy.. such a change.  Im in total love already!



>> if its only been a couple days since the vet visit I would just watch if
>> it starts getting worse give your vet a call since you were just there
>> I'm sure they will be happy to help. My nick is six months old and my vet
>> said watch the carrots only give some, I used to give them to her quite
>> often, I think its a sugar problem, here is a link
>> http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/diet.html, it has the reason some are
>> better then others on a daily basis. When I got nick I thought any veg or
>> fruit was ok, who knew...
>> anyway, sometime nick sneezes also, I think its stuff in the air once in
>> a while that bother her, however a bunny can go from being fine to
>> pneumonia very quick so if there is any other problems, or the sneezing
>> gets worse, I would call the vet.
>> Nikki



>>>I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I
>>>just adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very
>>>cute. Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

>>> Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other signs,
>>> just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's eating
>>> fine, and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I brought
>>> her home, and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

>>> She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a
>>> bunny that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her
>>> some pineapple soon.

>>> Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?

 
 
 

New Adopted Bunny

Post by ~*Connie* » Mon, 27 Feb 2006 03:02:48


Tobin had a huge pen in our last house.. it was quite the set up.  It was in
the ba***t away from us and all the kitties (I have six) and he liked it
that way.  I did everything I could to get him to enjoy company, but he was
a loner.  This is a very nice change.

Ollie, one of my cats, loves her.  Even started grooming her.

Quote:
> yeah, i feel in love with nick when we got her, she is a lop and a baby
> doll, i have to get her fixed this month she is now six months and its
> killing me, i worry something will happen. she is my first so i read alot
> of info on http://www.moonsgarden.com/, pretty good info. found a lot of neat
> stuff.
> nick was neat also, but then she hit six months and now she is a mess, my
> husband built her cage from those square connectors you get at
> walmart/sams so its big and she makes a big sized mess.
> but she is so cute, she is forgiven
> glad you are enjoying yours, i am getting ready to get a new one soon, a
> lionhead.
> Nikki



>> Thank you for your reply!  It is nice to get someone else's opinion on
>> it.

>> Since she is so new to me, I wanted to introduce veggies slowly.  She
>> LOVES the carrots and will eat them to exclude everything else.. kinda
>> like thumper and the dandelions..  So I do limit them.. Tobin would just
>> push them around the cage till I removed them.  I can't wait to get her
>> some brussel sprouts..

>> She's so neat and tidy.. such a change.  Im in total love already!



>>> if its only been a couple days since the vet visit I would just watch if
>>> it starts getting worse give your vet a call since you were just there
>>> I'm sure they will be happy to help. My nick is six months old and my
>>> vet said watch the carrots only give some, I used to give them to her
>>> quite often, I think its a sugar problem, here is a link
>>> http://www.moonsgarden.com/, it has the reason some are
>>> better then others on a daily basis. When I got nick I thought any veg
>>> or fruit was ok, who knew...
>>> anyway, sometime nick sneezes also, I think its stuff in the air once in
>>> a while that bother her, however a bunny can go from being fine to
>>> pneumonia very quick so if there is any other problems, or the sneezing
>>> gets worse, I would call the vet.
>>> Nikki



>>>>I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I
>>>>just adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very
>>>>cute. Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

>>>> Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other
>>>> signs, just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's
>>>> eating fine, and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I
>>>> brought her home, and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

>>>> She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a
>>>> bunny that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her
>>>> some pineapple soon.

>>>> Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?

 
 
 

New Adopted Bunny

Post by Rhond » Tue, 28 Feb 2006 01:15:34


Hi Connie,

Congratulations on your new rabbit! Little bunnies are so much fun. I
think my first one was 9 weeks old when I got him.

I wanted to pop in and say that baby rabbits' digestive systems are
still forming and many of them have trouble with veggies and other
things when they are really young. I wouldn't give him any fruit for
quite a while yet -- fruit is a sugar bomb to their gut. Same for
carrots, it is packed with sugar. I didn't give my bunny veggies at all
until he was older (the House Rabbit Society suggests age 6 mos.), but
many here have done it. They've just introduced one green, leafy veggie
very slowly and watch for any changes in health (especially what comes
out the rear end.) Once they tolerate it, add a little more. Do this one
at a time.

Good luck with your new guy,

Rhonda

Quote:

> I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I just
> adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very cute.
> Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

> Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other signs,
> just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's eating fine,
> and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I brought her home,
> and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

> She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a bunny
> that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her some
> pineapple soon.

> Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?

 
 
 

New Adopted Bunny

Post by Nikk » Tue, 28 Feb 2006 02:22:39


I have just went though it being nick is six months, i have given her
carrots but in small amounts i give her greens every day and a couple times
a week i give her a couple slices of carrot, every week i have tried
something new, and watched the litter box close and watched to see if she
has had any problems. I  gave her Radish tops for the first time last night
and she choose to throw them around the cage for an hour before eating them,
does every one give them the entire thing, the green leaf stuff on top also?
i did i was not sure, it gave her something to pick it up and throw it with
anyway.
nikki


Quote:
> Hi Connie,

> Congratulations on your new rabbit! Little bunnies are so much fun. I
> think my first one was 9 weeks old when I got him.

> I wanted to pop in and say that baby rabbits' digestive systems are still
> forming and many of them have trouble with veggies and other things when
> they are really young. I wouldn't give him any fruit for quite a while
> yet -- fruit is a sugar bomb to their gut. Same for carrots, it is packed
> with sugar. I didn't give my bunny veggies at all until he was older (the
> House Rabbit Society suggests age 6 mos.), but many here have done it.
> They've just introduced one green, leafy veggie very slowly and watch for
> any changes in health (especially what comes out the rear end.) Once they
> tolerate it, add a little more. Do this one at a time.

> Good luck with your new guy,

> Rhonda


>> I had a bunny for 11 years, Tobin, who passed on several years ago.  I
>> just adopted a new one, and she is eating fine, and playing and is very
>> cute. Her name is Bri. and she's 10 wks old.

>> Im a bit concerned since she is sneezing.  No discharge, no other signs,
>> just a few bouts of sneezing  a couple of times.  Again, she's eating
>> fine, and drinking well.  She had a vet exam on thursday when I brought
>> her home, and her heart and lungs sounded fine.

>> She is getting timothy hay, alpha, celery, carrots (so nice to have a
>> bunny that actually likes carrots) and pellets.  Will be getting her some
>> pineapple soon.

>> Should I worry, or should I wait to see if any other symptoms occur?