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I have been wondering what medicine do I keep on hand just in case I should see an eye infection. Sorry, don't remember what you call that. My pens are well maintained but I suppose it could happen.
 
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So far the only time I've dealt with eye infections was when I had 3-4 ~10 week old rabbits together in a big cage. Sometimes they'd fight or even just injure one another running around and doing binkies. That was my first litter, and now I'm only putting 2 per cage from the start to try to avoid some of that. I bought the microcyn at a local petstore - most of them seem to have some version of the eyewash. When I used that a few times a day starting the moment I saw any kind of injury or puffiness, it always worked. The only time I had to use the terramycin was when I didn't have the eyewash and was just using warm water and compresses.
 

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Exactly what I needed to know! You rock. Binkies...haha love the word, love the motion. Rabbits crack me up.
Let me run this past ya....took mama away from 6 weeks old kits yesterday. She can still see them. Tried to mate her and she wasn't having it. Gonn'a try again later today. Maybe she needed a day to be next to him to come back into heat?
 
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Exactly what I needed to know! You rock. Binkies...haha love the word, love the motion. Rabbits crack me up.
Let me run this past ya....took mama away from 6 weeks old kits yesterday. She can still see them. Tried to mate her and she wasn't having it. Gonn'a try again later today. Maybe she needed a day to be next to him to come back into heat?
That's one I can't help with - my mama bunny lets papa give it several goes before she ambles over to the door to let me know she's ready to be done with him :p But I also don't breed her until I've harvested her kits, since I don't have enough cage space to handle more than one litter at a time.
 

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That's one I can't help with - my mama bunny lets papa give it several goes before she ambles over to the door to let me know she's ready to be done with him :p But I also don't breed her until I've harvested her kits, since I don't have enough cage space to handle more than one litter at a time.
OK understand that and thought about waiting but I'm going for one more before November hits. If all goes well processing in January should prove interesting in Illinois.
Have a great fall day.
 
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Exactly what I needed to know! You rock. Binkies...haha love the word, love the motion. Rabbits crack me up.
Let me run this past ya....took mama away from 6 weeks old kits yesterday. She can still see them. Tried to mate her and she wasn't having it. Gonn'a try again later today. Maybe she needed a day to be next to him to come back into heat?
Too late for the time being for you, but I find does are usually pretty receptive if I breed them back at about 4-5 weeks, *before* I take them away from the kits. We raise meat rabbits so like to keep the does in production.
Some things to try to get her "into the mood" are swapping the buck's and doe's cages for a day or two, or taking the doe for a ride in a carrier for a couple of hours to get her kind of hot and bothered...I've found that after a day at a show, most of my does are raring to go, even if they were uninterested before.
 

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Too late for the time being for you, but I find does are usually pretty receptive if I breed them back at about 4-5 weeks, *before* I take them away from the kits. We raise meat rabbits so like to keep the does in production.
Some things to try to get her "into the mood" are swapping the buck's and doe's cages for a day or two, or taking the doe for a ride in a carrier for a couple of hours to get her kind of hot and bothered...I've found that after a day at a show, most of my does are raring to go, even if they were uninterested before.
I'll try again today and help him along. Think I'll put on some leather gloves today due to her reaction yesterday ha. I'll switch them if she isn't receptive today. Thanks.
 

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gave it a go this morning. I don't think she lifted for him because he never fell off. I got her to calm down but she wasn't happy. Now she's back in his cage and he's in hers. Second day for switching cages. They are right beside each other. She is in the corner and not moving, I think she got wore out. He cut his foot, I think she bit him and her back feet got hurt. Probably from the cage. Do small cuts or wire polks pose an infection problem and if so do you know what I should clean them with?
 

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gave it a go this morning. I don't think she lifted for him because he never fell off. I got her to calm down but she wasn't happy. Now she's back in his cage and he's in hers. Second day for switching cages. They are right beside each other. She is in the corner and not moving, I think she got wore out. He cut his foot, I think she bit him and her back feet got hurt. Probably from the cage. Do small cuts or wire polks pose an infection problem and if so do you know what I should clean them with?
Personally I would treat it with something - I have several wound things on hand typically - we usually start with Veterycin. I have some collodial silver if it needs more. There is another good wound treatment that is not coming to my mind at the moment but I wanted to comment. With feet stuff I would also make sure the cages are particularly clean. If nothing else, keep an eye on it for signs it is not healing up good (getting oozy).
 

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Thank you. I will keep that on hand and colloidal silver is a great idea. Within 2 hours I couldn't even see where there had been a cut of any kind so I let her out to play and she threw some binkies which I hadn't seen since she kindled 6 weeks ago. Guess I'll try breeding one more time today, perhaps in a different environment. I'd really like her to kindle again before November. Have a great day.
 
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