HELP!!! Baby bunny!!!

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  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is one of the first days it hasn't been raining and I am getting over a cold so I went out to feed and water all the animals and checked on my litter of baby bunnies and noticed that one of the babies is sick and has a very runny nose... what do I do... HELP PLEASE!!!
     
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I would bring the baby inside and put it on a heating pad (on low and covered w/ a towel) first thing. Observe it and see if there's something obvious going on. Do they need fresh bedding? What kind of bedding do you use? Could it be an allergy? Is anyone else sick?
    I hope it's nothing serious - I'm sure you'll get more input soon - Good luck.
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one else is sick, they have fresh bermuda for bedding inside their nestbox. They are 3 1/2 weeks old.
     
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
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    Do you hear any wheezing when it breaths?
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and a very runny nose.
     
  6. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
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    May need antibiotics, which may mean a visit to the vet [​IMG] . I would definately bring it inside. Do you have any Amoxicillin on hand? That's what vets usually perscribe for these things.
     
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isolate ASAP!
     
  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have baytril and clavamox.


    I have to add they aren't weaned yet... do I still isolate?
     
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  9. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Baytril is good - I'm not sure of the correct dosage, though. Can you call a vet to find out? If you use antibiotics, be sure to give some probiotics, such as yogurt w/all the cultures, as well. Antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the gut as well as the bad stuff. Yes, you can isolate, but I would bring mom in to nurse it in the evening, then put mom back outside w/the others. As soon as you see improvement (3-4 days), you can put it back in the nestbox.
     
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out there to get it and I picked up all the baby buns and I couldn't tell which one it was! It had a runny nose and wouldn't come out of the nest box a few hours ago, now they all look normal!!! WHAT! [​IMG]
     

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