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    Doe stopped eating and isn’t pooping

    We will definitely keep that in mind for the future and will keep a close eye. I think you’re right in that she may have been hiding some other underlying problem. Unfortunately there are not many rabbit saavy vets near us, they’re very expensive and not very knowledgeable about rabbits. The vet...
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    Orphaned kits at 4 weeks old

    Thanks for the advice! We have continued with pellets, hay, dry oats and a just a bit of the greens they were nibbling on all along, and they seem to be doing quite well so far. We don’t have another rabbit we can safely put them with unfortunately. There are 6 kits from this litter and they all...
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    Doe stopped eating and isn’t pooping

    Update: The doe died last night Thanks everyone for the advice. We did all we could, where in Canada there are not a lot of vets that treat rabbits, and the ones that do, are not super rabbit-saavy. We did the belly massages and semithicone but it was too late. We were away for 3 days on...
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    Orphaned kits at 4 weeks old

    Looking for advice on how to care for our 4 week old kits. The dam died last night of what we think was bloat in spite of a trip to the vet. The vet didn’t think she was nursing anymore (which we suspected) she weaned them early. And we had already started to feed the kits timothy hay, alfalfa...
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    Doe stopped eating and isn’t pooping

    Hi everyone! Looking for some advice. Our doe suddenly stopped eating and pooping its been over 24 hours now. She’s super lethargic and not doing well. we took her to the vet, he gave us some pain medication and some critical care supplement but she refuses to have it. We managed to syringe...
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    Doe won’t nurse when we pulled nest box

    It helps to know that other rabbits are doing the same thing. They definitely don’t seen like they are lacking. Hard to tell about their bellies, they have a lot of fur there now. I will try to take a closer look tomorrow. They are starting to eat mom’s pellets, dry oats and alfalfa and timothy...
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    Doe won’t nurse when we pulled nest box

    Hi MaggieJ, Thanks for the advice. She does have a shelf in the cage for that purpose but prefers to lounge on the floor of the cage. I will put in some grass hay and oats out as you suggested as they are already starting to nibble at her feed. Hopefully this will help them to be less demanding...
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    Doe won’t nurse when we pulled nest box

    Hello there! We’re new to this process, so any advice would be appreciated. Our doe is a first time mom and her kits are pretty lively. They started to open their eyes at 8 & 9 days old and a few started climbing out of the nest box at 11 days old. By 13 days all were getting in and out with the...
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