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Will he ever give it up?

Post by KatieB on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:23 pm

Every night for 3 and a half years we have embarked on a 10 min chase of DaisyB around the dining room so he can have his meds.
Every single night.  
He knows what is going to happen, he knows its over in a second and that no one is going to chop off his leg or any other act of horror....its just medicine!
So why why why do we have to have the chase every night?   I am boxed, grunted at, lunged at, he hides under the sofa, runs in and out of tunnels, tips over his water, throws his food bowl, hides and stamps.

Is it an act of willpower?  Or is he just stupid?  

I dont think he is stupid.

DAISY B!  GIVE IT UP!  I CAN TAKE IT NO MORE!


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Post by KatieB on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:28 pm

I should add that I do not have this trouble with Charlie and Annie!


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Post by fiver on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:38 pm

ROFL ROFL 
daisy will never be any different I think he gets enjoyment out of making you chase him Laughing 

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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:42 pm

Because he's a 'Nethie' Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing 

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:15 pm

I think he sees it as a game love and of course, when they have meds regularly, they soon get to know when they are going to have them LOL!!

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Post by gentl on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:17 pm

Honey, he LOVES the evening romp!  It's probably the highlight of his entire day.  And deep down you know that if one day he suddenly stopped you would be worried sick he was ill.

Mr Grumpy Pants Love  is probably shouting "Nethie Power" as he tears around.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:22 pm

Ha ha, when they have been poorly it is such a relief when they go back to being naughty, I know exactly what you mean love and I can well believe that the chase is one of the best parts of his day.  When I had three buns, I would shout "bed bed bed" and usually they would all go.  However on occasions when I was tired or not feeling well, it was great fun to run around and around and not go to bed LOL!!

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Post by NickieM on Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:07 pm

Having witnessed this spectacle for myself, it takes three humans working together to quickly catch one tiny, but very grumpy, little bun!

I think Hollie is right, he loves it!!Laughing Laughing 


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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:47 pm

Buns do like a chase. Face it, you are just the entertainment!Laughing 


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Post by Sixer on Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:30 am

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing 

This is a very interesting question. Is there an element of stupidity or mistrust in this behavior? I have exactly the same with Hollie, Herbie, BJ and Rosie. Even though nine times out of ten they are picked up to go out in the runs on the grass we always have to go through the rigmarole of stamping and hiding (the buns that is!) and me grovelling on my knees to try to catch them. They love being out on the grass so why is catching them such an ordeal. Is it just the dislike of being picked up and held and/or the dread of going in the basket to the V.E.T's.

They are such perverse little creatures Rolling Eyes 
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Post by Blackberry on Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:07 am

Definitely a nethie thing Laughing 

With Buttercup if I want to catch him for taking him for his vaccs etc, it usually takes me half an hour. If he is in the shed part of the set up I have to sneakily close the little door into his garden so that he doesn't leg it out there - if he does go into his garden I then have to shut the door so he can't get back into the shed, then battle with the garden opening and try and squeeze my fat bum in, but even with nowhere to hide he''s bloomin' quick and it takes a while to get him in the carrier.

If he's in the shed part, though, I then have to remove any loose tunnels, bowls, toys etc. He will either be hidden in his upstairs room, so I have to block the exit from that and then empty the bits out of that area, then pull the bed box out and try and persuade him out, usually this means totally emptying all the hay to get to the bunny. If he's downstairs he has lots of hay filled areas, and I have to work out which one he is in and block off any exits.

By the time I've caught him I'm usually very hot and sweaty, then I have to put all his stiff back.....and then I still have Dandelion and Clover to catch Laughing  Being in the other half of the shed they know what's going on, and are ready to evade capture Laughing Luckily most of their areas are a bit more accessible, but even so it takes between 10 and 20 minutes to get them both Laughing 

My wee Blackberry, he was such a people person that all I ever had to do was put the carrier in next to him with the door open, and he would dash in Love 
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Re: Will he ever give it up?

Post by BugsBunny on Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:37 pm

You think that all your buns are bad for it, you have not met Dougal. Amanda knows what I mean from when we tried meds for the first time with him and he will not take meds unless mixed with apple baby food, not pear as he hates it, along with readigrass and pellets well mixed in. Then he will take them.
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Post by KatieB on Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:01 pm

Hahaha - once we have got him he purses his lips together and moves his head away.... But once in have the syringe in there there is no escape!


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