Holland Lop Starving - Please Help

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by JasperMosby, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. JasperMosby

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    My young Holland Lop (about 6/7 months) is very very thin. She's skin and bones. She has pellets and hay daily and I give her fruit and veggies occasionally. Yet she's getting very very skinny. I'm afraid she won't last a lot longer if she gets any thinner. She doesn't seem very interested in her pellets anymore but she's happy to take grass and apples. Is there a certain food that will help her put on weight quickly? And is there a way I can encourage her to take interest in her timothy pellets again?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Have you checked her teeth? Look at her front two teeth on the top.
     
  3. JasperMosby

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    What am I looking for exactly?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do the teeth look normal?
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Google. Overgrown teeth on rabbits. Look at the pictures to see if her teeth look like any of them.
     
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  6. JasperMosby

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    Yes, they look normal.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What do her droppings look like? She would probably do better on some hay than feeding her a lot of fruit.
     
  8. JasperMosby

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    She's been eating hay cubes since last night. Her droppings seem normal. It's strange. I'm feeding her as much as I'm feeding my other rabbit of the same size and the other one is doing fine.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Is she eating as much as the other rabbit? Does the other rabbit eat the pellets willingly?
     
  10. JasperMosby

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    She seems to be eating it.

    Yes, the other rabbit eats it pretty enthusiastically.
     

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