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*HELP* Flemish Giant Hip Problem(RABBIT)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Delta3013, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Delta3013

    Delta3013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PLEASE HELP... I know this has nothing to do chickens but my flemish giant (rabbit) has a problem walking on both legs. she kinda drags herself, like she cant "pull" her leg under her and just flails the other one around trying to walk with it. She sometimes gets the leg under her and walks fine, for a little bit.
    I feel bad for her....ANY tips would be nice.
    HELP A FELLOW BIRD LOVER PLEASE!!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have asked to have this moved to an area where maybe someone can help.
     
  3. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with FG's so if it's something breed specific I wouldn't know, so sorry. [​IMG] In general and off hand, possible hip dislocation or displasia comes to mind since normal walking is intermittent. Suddenly dragging the hind legs would (most often) point to a spinal injury, but it doesn't sound like that since your rabbit can sometimes get a leg under and walk normally. Splay leg, which does not sound like the issue either, would usually show up at a young age without sudden onset and perhaps progressively get worse. For a pet bunny, a vet exam and/or an xray could reveal a lot along with any treatment options that may exist.
     
  4. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha,

    Sorry to hear about your Bun-Bun. But I am no expert on rabbits but I do know that if they have a back injury it may cause a compromise to their ability to be mobile. I would recommend you to take the FG to see a vet. That way you know for sure. But it could be from Foot Abscess / Sore hocks. But again I think an expert Vet is required.


    I found some sites if you care to glimpse at them.

    Medical/Health issues

    http://www.furrycritter.com/resources/rabbits/Flemish_Giant.htm

    http://flemishgiantandcompany.yolasite.com/rabbits-health.php

    For the site below go to the 3rd post on it, it may be useful.
    http://www.petschannel.com/forum/?page=topic&topicID=6177&start=501

    If your Bun-Bun is Pregos-interesting site
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Rabbits-703/2010/9/pregnant-rabbit-won-t.htm


    Hope this helps and I hope you find out the problem.
     
  5. Delta3013

    Delta3013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you.

    My FG has spindolysis, hmmmm... just got make it better for her.
     

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