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Rabbits and ants.

Post by woodwench on Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:40 pm

Henry has a pen which because of the weather and the presence of Power Board workers he hasn't yet been able to use. Now both obstacles seem to have gone and I want to let my boy enjoy the summer. The only thing holding me back is the amount of ants that have appeared since I got the pen sorted.
Does anyone know about the affect ants can have on rabbits? I hate to think of him sleeping (which he is really good at) and ants creeping all over him.
I also dread finding ants in his fur and having to deal with them. I am allergic to ant stings/wee since a bad experience with them which resulted in a severly stung bottom and a week off work because of the pain.
Any ideas/suggestions/experiences?
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Post by Ruffin on Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:30 pm

There are quite a few ants about in Jaz & Fudges run but they have never seemed to bother them and I have never found any in there fur
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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:46 pm

My mum and dad's garden has always had lots of ants. Whenever Thumper was about they'd run in the opposite direction. Quickly. Laughing
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:59 pm

Haha, imagine what a bun would look like to an ant.  I am so sorry you suffered like that Woodwench hunny, I have never like ants and I like them even less now.

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Post by woodwench on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:23 pm

These are red ants. I know they are savage as they are the ones that got me. I'd hate Henners to sit on ants like I did.
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Post by KatieB on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:51 pm

Oh goodness. i don't know what to suggest really!


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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:49 pm

I've never encountered red ones!
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Post by woodwench on Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:51 pm

These are the ones.
MONSTERS! Evil or Very Mad

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:17 pm

They are horrible and I am a bug lady, I love most bugs

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Post by woodwench on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:58 pm

Little monsters. I know I may sound daft worrying like this but when I had the other buns there were no ants on my lawns. Loll was not a bun who was happy in a pen and he hated outdoors so I don't know exactly when these beasties moved in. All I know is after having had "a romantic interlude" interupted by being on an ants nest and having a trip to A&E where a Dr and nurse took delight in counting the stings on my nether regions I look upon this infestation with fear. (The Dr and nurse lost count after some 500+ bites when they couldn't distinguish individual bites because there was just one red mass.)
I can't bear to think of anything so horendous happening to my lovely boy.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:18 pm

Oh sweetie, the only thing I can think of is try and find something to kill the ants which won't hurt bunny, a tall order I know.  Please keep us updated.

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