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Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:53 am

I first noticed this last night.

Although she was still running around, venturing through to the kitchen etc, when she's sitting still she's half closing her eyes. Like screwing them 3/4 of the way shut Hmmm

I know it maybe doesn't sound much, but this is a rabbit that rarely closes her eyes!!!!

She's still doing it this morning. She is quieter than she was last night, but that's not unusual because the little guy is going around.

She is still eating.

I've just put the carrot cottage out and she is showing interest, having a nibble etc.

I guess I'll just have to keep an eye on her because I can't phone the vet on a Sunday and tell them she's half closing her eyes!

Fingers crossed for nothing serious please!
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Father Jack on Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:13 am

Knowing M&J I'd say she has a hangover Wink
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:34 am

Laughing I hope that's all it is Smile
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by c.bolduan on Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:45 am

oh Molly, come on be a good girl and perk up.
Have you got any metacam around? It may be worth giving a stat tonight if she is still doing it. 
Nd then do you think buns have got a sense of time? These things always seem to happen late in the evening or on weekends.
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:12 pm

You're right! It always happens when the vet is closed!!!

I have some loxicom, it was opened 18/12/14 and has a 6 months shelf life, it is therefore a little out of date Sad

I don't know whether or not to risk giving her it Sad
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by c.bolduan on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:52 pm

It is not going to do any harm I think. Is she any different than earlier?

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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by FluffSlave on Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:32 pm

How is she now?

Claudia is right - they always choose the worst times to freak us out. Mr Mo has never gone into one of his stasis bouts at anything before 12 at night Rolling Eyes

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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by KatieB on Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:57 pm

Is she hunched or anything? Maybe she is just sleepy and doesn't want to give in to it. Daisy does this with his eyes when he is knackered and doesn't want to risk snoozing with us about. If everything else is normal I wouldn't worry too much.

I also wouldn't worry about the meds being a little out of date hun.


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:47 pm

Lots of get well vibes on their way love, please keep us posted.

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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:28 pm

Thanks everyone Smile

I've been popping in and out of their room all day with little bits of crunchies to make sure she was still eating and she was very keen to take it each time, so I decided to just keep watch and see what happens.

She is quiet, but so is Junior. The temperature could explain that tho! I've had them downstairs since about 7. she ate some tea, hand a wander around and is now lying down. Most importantly, no funny eye behaviour cheers

I've seen her sitting up on all 4's and lying down so not overly concerned about that either Smile

I'm going to carry on keeping a close eye on her for now!
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by woodwench on Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:44 pm

Maybe she is just sleepy after the weather we've been having. Half naps?
Henners will sleep, really sleep, between 11am and 6pm. He gets his head down, eyes tight shut and nothing disturbs him, even visitors only provoke only an half open eye as they pass by. He wakes for his wild forage at around 2-30 and for his toast at around 4-30, two breaks of about ten minutes each time, but that's it.
I've never had a rabbit who actually sleeps for hours on end. Flop-naps of about 3 minute duration was the norm for all the others ... but Henners could win medals for his slumbers.
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:54 pm

Top up vibes on their way Thumper love.  That is really cute that he sleeps with his eyes tight shut Woodwench love, I think Holly always has one eye open LOL.

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Post by KatieB on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:52 pm

How is she today?


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Post by c.bolduan on Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:09 pm

How is Molly?

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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:51 pm

She seems ok! I'm still keeping a close eye on her but she's been much more herself the last few days.

I'm wondering if she gave herself a bit of a knock tumbling out for the castle (ruin!) the other night.

Hay consumption is still pretty low tho Hmmm
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by woodwench on Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:42 pm

Hay fanatic Henry is only half interested in hay these days. Wild forage is top of the menu.

I wonder if it's the heat wave making her lethargic.

Or she may have deviced this cunning plan to stop you booting her out into the garage.... make you too worried to let her out of your sight!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:14 pm

Laughing Laughing  They are far cleverer than we give them credit for LOL!!

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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Amelia66 on Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:04 pm

Have you looked in her eyes and under her eyelids? could be dust particles or some hay under there irritating them.

Bless her, hope whatever it is she gets well soon xx
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:27 pm

I hope she is back to her old self sweetie.

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Post by FluffSlave on Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:46 am

Is Molly back to normal yet? Hugs
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:59 pm

Sorry for my late reply! OH is away just now so I've not had much time!

Amelia66 wrote:Have you looked in her eyes and under her eyelids? could be dust particles or some hay under there irritating them.

Bless her, hope whatever it is she gets well soon xx
I did try, let's just say she was less than impressed Laughing

jolovesbunnies wrote:I hope she is back to her old self sweetie.

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FluffSlave wrote:Is Molly back to normal yet? Hugs
She seems to be fine now, thanks Smile
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:10 pm

That is really great news.

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Post by Patrik Anastas on Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:01 pm

Great! But commonly a rabbit is at rest or sleeping, it is likely to be in a 'loaf' position, feet tucked under the body, ears inclined along the back and eyes half closed, Its kind of understanding and communicating With rabbits body language.

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Post by woodwench on Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:06 pm

I'll have to explain that posture thing to Henry. He zonks most afternoons stretched full length on his side and he stays so for hours. He will sleep in the loaf position to and on his back.... in fact in any postition he fancies, but he does seem to prefer the one that takes up the most space!
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Re: Strange behaviour from Molly :(

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:53 pm

Ha ha Woodwench, I agree, when Holly is stretched out fully at an awkward angle, my room in the bed is definitely compromised  Laughing

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