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    Feeding Nutsedge

    Thanks, Zee-man. I’ve only ever fed prairie hay and pellets. The lone buck seems to have developed a preference for sedge, which is exploding in my yard this year, so I’m not in any danger of running out. I just rip up a few handfuls and toss it in his cage. He’s still munching on pellets too...
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    Feeding Nutsedge

    I lost my favorite doe to a 105° (ambient!) day back in June. We’ve had another spell of hot weather with heat index exceeding 105° so I’ve been monitoring my remaining rabbit very closely. We take frozen ice jugs out to his cage, provide crushed ice, swap out marble tiles from the freezer...
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    Abscess or?? On "chest"

    Thank you everyone for your responses. I'll monitor for a couple weeks and see what happens.
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    Abscess or?? On "chest"

    I am new to rabbits. Her litter was weaned 9 weeks ago, I'm still uncertain if mastitis is something that occurs as a complication of rearing kits? If mastitis, I'm getting the impression that without expensive veterinary intervention the outlook is poor to worse. In any event, she can't be...
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    Abscess or?? On "chest"

    I'll have to take another look. I guess I didn't realize there were teats there. That would make sense given it's kinda off to one side. Edit: I wish I could get a picture, but that would take more hands than I have at the moment. Definitely not a teat, it's too close to the center, and...
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    Abscess or?? On "chest"

    My one and only mama rabbit has a growth about the size of a small marble protruding from her "chest" more or less between her front legs. It feels like a tiny water balloon, not hard like I've read most rabbit abscesses described. I just discovered it yesterday. I hate to lose her, she just...
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    A quick tour (YouTube link)

    Here's a link to a YouTube vid I uploaded. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ4k5SGYgi4 I'm interested in any criticism anyone may offer about this setup. I'm beginning to get hooked on this whole rabbit thing. I don't do any talking in the video, but there is a couple of paragraphs in the...
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    How to Beat That Heat!!!

    Sweltering here the last few days with heat index into the 100s. We pamper the bunnies with a rotation of marble tiles from the freezer, frozen 2 liter bottles of water, and during the hottest part of the day a ceramic bowl of chipped ice garnished with a couple of carrots and celery leaves...
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    Found a rotting kit/flies...

    Thank you for your reply. I have a 2-hole setup outdoors in a 3-sided shelter, hanging wire cages. The waste goes right onto the ground underneath from where I rake it up to throw on the flowerbeds every 3-6 weeks. A lot of hay ends up down there too. I sprinkle Sweet PDZ on the urine spots...
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    Found a rotting kit/flies...

    There is a question in this post, I promise! This is my first experience with a new litter. I have been checking on the kits once on the morning and then once in late evening. Yesterday evening (five full days old) as I leaned into the cage and pushed aside the fur for a head count, I decided...
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    Does my nest box look okay? (Pic)

    Thank you for the replies ... I keep trying to ask another question but it just adds an edit to this post instead of creating a reply. I might just start a new thread because it's a fairly unrelated question.
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    Does my nest box look okay? (Pic)

    Hello, I'm new to the forum and to raising rabbits. Thursday afternoon (3-4 days ago) our 7 month old Cali doe kindled her first litter. There are 9 living kits. I had made a nest box out of the last piece of some leftover floor wire, it's 9 inches tall on the sides and 4.5 inches on the...
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