Rabbits living in kitchen/dining area

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Post by Sparky on Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:20 pm

If the idea of flystrike *really* terrifies you, have them Rearguarded at the vet. Rearguard is the only anti-flystrike thing that actually prevents any eggs from hatching into maggots, rather than just deter flies. It's a bit of a faff to put on and you need to go halfway up the back and belly, and work it in really well. It lasts ten weeks and Theo gets done in summer, because he is a gummy bear and can't always keep himself completely clean back there. It's not cheap, it costs about 35 per treatment at our vet with one of the nurses spending about 20 minutes applying it, but you *might* get two buns-worth out of one bottle....
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:12 pm

There's more chance of hell freezing over than these two sitting to get it applied, unfortunately Sad
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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:31 pm

Some crunchies whils application in progress?
Have used rear hard on Bertie when he had loose poo because he pulled one of his nails off and the vet started antibiotics causing.......
Stress. The fitted a Victorian collar on him. NoNoNo
I have never seen my boy in such a state. After arriving at home and watching him for ten minutes I phoned the vet and told them....
He is not keeping this on!HissyHissyHissy
It wasn't difficult to apply it when it was two of us doing it. Certainly effective.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:38 pm

They're really not good with stuff like that. The vet even called Molly a twit once when he was trying to cut her nails because she was going loopy Laughing
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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:40 pm

Whose the twit. He dare abuse Molly in such way.
Outrageous this is.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:41 pm

To be fair, she did deserve it Laughing
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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:42 pm

LaughingLaughingLaughingNoNoNo

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Post by gentl on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:49 pm

Reality check Wink....is there a fly alive that could actually catch and stay on them as fast as they move? Flicking those lovely ears?
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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:51 pm

Gentl you have got a point there.!ROFLHugsROFL

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Post by JoeyBunsMum on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:18 pm

Thumper2001 wrote:Thanks for all your thoughts on this Smile

My main worry about them being in there is, with it coming into summer, my OH will have the French doors open a lot and I'm totally paranoid about flies :(I know Molly and Junior are low risk but fly strike terrifies me.

I keep those sticky fly catcher things in the kitchen anyway but I just don't know if it's enough.

You can get nets that are made from what I can best describe as tutu nets (!), which you stick on the windows with velcro (comes off easy without wrecking the frames) and is much better than those curtains as they actually keep the bugs from getting in. I used them in the kitchen / lounge for Joey last summer and they worked pretty well. You can also get ones for doors which have a zip entrance opening.

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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:30 pm

JoeyBunsMum wrote:
Thumper2001 wrote:Thanks for all your thoughts on this Smile

My main worry about them being in there is, with it coming into summer, my OH will have the French doors open a lot and I'm totally paranoid about flies :(I know Molly and Junior are low risk but fly strike terrifies me.

I keep those sticky fly catcher things in the kitchen anyway but I just don't know if it's enough.

You can get nets that are made from what I can best describe as tutu nets (!), which you stick on the windows with velcro (comes off easy without wrecking the frames) and is much better than those curtains as they actually keep the bugs from getting in. I used them in the kitchen / lounge for Joey last summer and they worked pretty well. You can also get ones for doors which have a zip entrance opening.

We have those on our windows, I just kept them on and they work brilliantly, they only let tiny tiny flies in that do no harm, in summer their where flies, daddylong legs, bee flies atc all on dougals window net and pesky moths , non got in. They are great, the only ones I did not like as the Velcro was crappy where the ones from our local pound store, the ones from lidl are the best, they have better hook/ loop tape and do not keep falling off.
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