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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:51 pm

There was an unfortunate incident earlier. I suspected the root problem was a sore paw but she's darted out of the litter tray a few times, moving fine, so I'm wondering if she's perhaps sulking.

I cannot get to a vet tonight (she always does this when my OH is offshore Hissy) so I've dug out my feeding syringe in case she's still not eating when I go to bed.

I'm intending making up some pellets mashed in water.

If I have to give her this, how many hours can I leave her before I have to check on her again?

Not that I'm going to sleep anyway Rolling Eyes
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Post by gemma997 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:55 pm

When I was syringe feeding Soundwave I was told of the nurse small amount every 2hours but that was because he was spitting it out when the nurses were giving him large amounts. Sorry it doesn't really help.
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Post by woodwench on Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:59 pm

Has she been eating normally until the incident?
If yes, then I would syringe and leave her with some soaked pellets and some greens/herbs and hay and go to bed as normal.
If she is just sulking... her tummy will soon cure that. If she isn't then a good syringed meal with soften pellets at hand should see her through to morning.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:00 pm

gemma997 wrote:When I was syringe feeding Soundwave I was told of the nurse small amount every 2hours but that was because he was spitting it out when the nurses were giving him large amounts. Sorry it doesn't really help.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:04 pm

woodwench wrote:Has she been eating normally until the incident?
If yes, then I would syringe and leave her with some soaked pellets and some greens/herbs and hay and go to bed as normal.
If she is just sulking... her tummy will soon cure that. If she isn't then a good syringed meal with soften pellets at hand should see her through to morning.
She was picky with tea but they both have been the last wee while. The quality of the veg in my local supermarket is terrible! They've been filling up on hay in the evenings. I'm sure I saw her eating - but then I'm thinking, was that yesterday?!

She was certainly more perky. She was unwrapping presents under the tree Rolling Eyes

Thank you. I'm away to try a wee bit now just in case she puts up a huge fight. Which she prob will!!!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:25 pm

I actually can't do this. She is going ballistic. I have been scratched to pieces!!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:58 pm

I put them up to their room because I thought being up there might make her happier. She ran upstairs no problem.

I just popped my head in and she let out a massive yawn and is now washing. Pretty sure I saw her holding her paw up tho :-/

I'm away to sort out a few things downstairs and then I'll try her with bedtime crunchie. They get it every night without fail so hopefully the routine will kick in and she'll take it.

PLEASE MOLLY!!!
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Post by gemma997 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:18 am

How is she this morning?
If she's holding her paw up it might be worth giving the vet a phone.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:59 am

Morning. She's absolutely fine. When I went into their room before I went to bed last night she had a bit of hay poking out of her mouth and was bouncing round the pen looking for her crunchie, like nothing happened!

And she has tucked into breakfast with the usual bouncy enthusiasm!

I think it just looked like she was holding her paw up because she was washing. I'm going up to the vet today anyway to drop stuff off for the SSPCA food bank so I'll mention it, just in case.
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Post by gemma997 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:50 pm

That's good news she back to normal
They just like to panic us every now and then

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:19 pm

I am so pleased for you love and for her, please give her a big nose rub from her auntie Jo Jo.

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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:43 pm

Molly?! What did the vet say? Hope all is well.Hugs

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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:01 pm

She was absolutely fine in the morning so I never spoke to the vet. I told the receptionist though and she would have summoned the vet if she thought it necessary.

I'm as certain as I can be that she was just in the huff!
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Post by woodwench on Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:28 pm

That doe has you just where she wants you.... You should have given her that special Christmas present when she asked for it. Making a bunny wait is never a good move.
Your as bad as me, a neurotic bunny mum. I swear when Henry is ailing I do to.
Glad she's okay.
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Post by JoeyBunsMum on Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:55 am

Glad to hear Molly Moo is ok now. So sorry I missed this Sad

A tip if you ever need to syringe feed them is to put a towel over their head, makes them feel a bit safer.

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Post by woodwench on Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:33 pm

Jo.... what about a bunny balaclava ON BACKWARDS? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:20 pm

Sorry love but you know what a clot I am, I am not with you i'm afraid, please explain to Mrs Stupid LOL!! Very Happy

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Post by woodwench on Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:23 pm

Jo.... instead of covering the buns head with a bulky towel, a bun sized balaclava (with a mouth hole cut in obviously) might serve?
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:37 pm

Oh yes, sorry to be such a muppet LOL!!

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