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Help! New to Rabbits and we have a dirty nose! Pictures!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by LearningChicken, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. LearningChicken

    LearningChicken In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2013
    Hello!!! I am new to rabbits and need some help from an experienced rabbit lover!!

    I rescued 3 rabbits (I think they are lionhead but I really have not clue!) they are TINY!!! Two fit in the palm of my hand maybe 5 inches long at most! The other is a little bigger maybe 8 inches. The feed store had no clue about them and even told me things that without any bunny knowledge I knew was WRONG! When I saw them at the feed store they were in a huge barn that was FREEZING (41F) and drafty!! There were in an all wire cage with bedding or corner to huddle in and get warm! [​IMG]

    Since they are SO TINY, I looked online and think that they are 3 - 4 weeks old. However, you guys are always so amazing and I thought I would ask your opinion! Take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think!

    Anyways on with my story, there was no mommy bunny in sight and I felt that they would die if I didn't take them home. I have no bunny cage, only a temporary home while we build their palace. So welcome to the family! [​IMG]

    I noticed that one tiny bunny has some stuff on her/his nose. I thought maybe it was cold in that place and that caused it so I cleaned it off with a warm cottonball yesterday. To my disappointment, it is back. (I have no place to separate the baby to so even though I understand I should quarantine it, I can't. I was NOT prepared for bunnies!!!)

    I researched everything I could and I'm thinking snuffles but many of the classic symptoms are not there. There is no sneezing, no labored breathing, and totally clean paws. All 3 are a bit lethargic but I am thinking that they should have mommy bunny milk still! Also is snuffles contagious to other animals? Cat, Dog, Cow, Pig, Chickens, Turkeys, People? I can't afford to take them to the vet that cost $65 for just the visit so any ideas would be wonderful. I did put a tiny bit of ACV in their water.

    This is in my 10 yr olds daughter's lap

    Next to my daughters hand

    Dirty Nose Pictures:
    Bunny 1 (older bunny nothing really there)

    Bunny 2(little stuff on nose)


    Bunny 3 (This is the one i'm worried most about)

    Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!

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