What Rabbits Do You Have? Show Off Your Rabbits Here!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by shadow rabbit10, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Holland Lop

    106 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. English Spot

    14 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. American Fuzzy Lop

    11 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Mini Rex/Rex

    107 vote(s)
    21.3%
  5. New Zealand

    94 vote(s)
    18.7%
  6. Polish

    13 vote(s)
    2.6%
  7. English Lop

    31 vote(s)
    6.2%
  8. Mini Satins/Satins

    14 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. Lionhead

    112 vote(s)
    22.3%
  1. DairyGoatz

    DairyGoatz Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have one doe that doesn't like the frozen bottles, she'll shove it into a corner and leave it there to go back to her tiles CD... Okay I'll do that right away, is there anything specifically I should use to clean it or put on it aftawards as a preventative?.... Nothings ever a deal is it :rolleyes:
     
  2. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's the waxy substance that builds up in a rabbit's scents glands due to scent excretion.
    You should clean it out. It's recommended that they be cleaned regularly, although I have some rabbits that do fine on their own. If you have a rabbit that is prone to build it, it may lead to a bacterial or fungal infection if not taken care of regularly. Take some warm water and a q-tip, use the q-tip to loosen the waxy substance from the scent gland. From there, you should be able to pull the wax out. Make sure you use enough water and that it becomes very loose before you attempt to pull it out. The skin in the scent gland is extremely fragile.
    Here's a link to what I think you're seeing. (Picture of rabbit's scent gland, may be gross to some)
    https://www.google.com/search?q=rab...ttontails-rescue.org.uk%2Frabbits.asp;336;389
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  3. DairyGoatz

    DairyGoatz Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup that's it, I was just about to go clean it, but since it looks like the scent gland stuff that's good, I'm glade it's not vent disease... I'll go clean him up and check everyone else, thank you :)
     
  4. PrimroseMom1

    PrimroseMom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does and bucks have scent glands?
     
  5. CicisBunnyBarn

    CicisBunnyBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rabbits barely eat at all now and I don't lose any babies
     
  6. CicisBunnyBarn

    CicisBunnyBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea they both do
     
  7. redrstr29

    redrstr29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at my new NZ does!!!
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    They are also both "bred"
     
  8. redrstr29

    redrstr29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to put whit lanolium over the shinlged roof...it would get CRAZY hot!!!
     
  9. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! I love the dewlap on one of them!
     
  10. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice! Nice cage set up too! I need to make another cage. You know....rabbits would be so much easier to keep if you could keep more than 1 to a cage! Now that I took the kits away to wean from the mother I'm sure I won't be able to place this frosty doe back in with the mother. [​IMG] I really hate that each rabbit has to be kept alone, you would think they'd be happier living in pairs. Even the males.
     

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