Bunny has fleas - what do you do?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Country Heart, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Oh no, my bunny has fleas. Probably from hanging out with all the cats - but the bottom line is, he does.

    What do you do when your bunny gets fleas? [​IMG]
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Never had one get fleas, but I would either use Sevin Dust 5% or diatomaceous earth. Just dust 'em with it. Dont forget to change out their bedding, etc.
     
  3. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Revolution is safe for bunnies and guinea pigs (and rats and other small animals). I would go with that before using sevin dust. It will also take care of mites. Frontline or hartz topicals are not safe.
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I had heard that Frontline is NOT ok.

    What about Advantage for Cats? Would a light dosage of that work for a small (4-5 pound) bunny?
     
  5. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use Flea powder or Sevin Dust lightly on the rabbit.
    If a wire bottom cage dump tray sprinkle with powder and
    replace.
    Worm the rabbit with Ivermectin. Fleas carry tapeworm eggs and also
    fleas suck blood, so this helps from the inside.
    Treat any other rabbits and pets that come in contact.


    Lynne [​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:This. Many products for cats are not safe for rabbits because they have very delicate digestive systems. Make sure whatever you use that it is safe for rabbits.
     

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