Help, i think my bunny is sick :( *UPDATE*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lovesduckies, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    She is the sweetest bunny. I have had her for about 2 years and never refuses to eat. She has not eaten in about a week and drinks little water. and now she has really stinky poo. It's not normal shaped either. it's more runny than bunny poo normally is. today is the first time she has pooed since she stopped eating. I would definately take her to the vet if I could but I am unemployed [​IMG] and my family is struggling with money very badly. Stupid economy.

    Does anyone know what could possibly be wrong? and is there anything i can do for my precious little girl?? [​IMG]

    thanks in advance
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    WHat is she eating?
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    she was eating bunny pellets i got at a feed store along with lettuce carrots and apples. she gets treats once a week. mostly just the pellets. but she hasn't touched ANY food in a week. not even carrots which she loves
  4. dbunni

    dbunni Songster

    Nov 15, 2009
    Your bunny is sick ... you need to take it to the vet. This is a top rabbit breeder & vet tech talking. Get a stool sample tested. More than likely, from the smell & quality you have described a case of cocci. is going. It is fatal if not controlled, but it can be treated if taken care of soon enough. The meds you need cannot be purchased at Walmart or its like. In rabbits every day untreated is bad. Rabbits, unlike dogs, do not have a strong will to live (they are the prey, not the hunter). So when something goes wrong they often shut down. The intestional tract stops (which in turn shuts down the will to eat). You need to get the motility going in the gut ... A temporary treat is Pepto. We give 3cc to a 6# rabbit up to twice a day. But ... this will not solve the problem that is growing. It will only slow down the diah.

    Please, for the sake of the animal and the pain it is in, get the bun to the vet.

    Good Luck ... and do not handle other animals after working with the bunny without washing your hands first.
  5. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    What kind of lettuce?
    Some lettuce will eventually kill rabbits. I would stop feeding the lettuce at once. It upsets their gastrointestinal system.
    Get some electrolytes into your rabbit, it is more than likely very dehydrated. Also some probiotics.
    As previously suggested, you should take it to a vet ASAP.

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  6. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    thank you for your help.
    i will be taking her to the vet.
    if anything happeneds to her i will be devistated. she is like my child. [​IMG]
    she has been hopping into bed with me lately [​IMG]
  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Quote:I am sure if you explain your situation to your vet they will be glad to work a payment plan with you. Good Luck
  8. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i hope so.
    i have been in tears. she's my little baby [​IMG]
    i hope it's not too late
  9. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room

    i took her to the vet and she passed away when we got home.

    my birthday is on saturday so i will be adopting a bunny from a shelter and my grandma will pay the fees for my birthday present.

    REST IN PEACE LILY 1/13/2010
  10. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    So sorry to hear about Lily,

    Adopting from a shelter is a wonderful idea. At least you know you are giving a Bunny a second chance at a great life at home with you.

    Make sure you clean the old cage out very well, getting every last bit of hair or dirt out is important if you are going to reuse the cage for your next one. Leaving it out in the sun can help help too.

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