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Dead rabbit

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by DutchBunny03, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Nov 12, 2018
    DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Loving the herd life

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    Last November, one of my bunnies got mites. After a year of treatment, she finally died a couple days ago. I have never heard of mites holding out like that, especially without any other rabbits becoming infected. She even shared a hutch with another rabbit, who does not have a single mite on her. IMG_2759.JPG
     
  2. Jan 3, 2019
    Stephine

    Stephine Overrun with beasties

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    The mites might not have been what did her in. Mites seem to take hold in animalsnthat are already weakened in different ways - that’s possibly why the other rabbit was not affected. I am sorry you lost her!
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2019
    DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Loving the herd life

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    I think she had a genetic weakness or something like that. She was always a little skinny, no matter how much i let her eat, and she was VERY high strung. I also have 6 other rabbits, none of which were affected.
    Panda ( black and white blob in the back) has a new friend now! I've heard of rabbits getting depressed after their buddy dies, so i got a nz/cali mix named Maisy to bond with her.
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2019
    Stephine

    Stephine Overrun with beasties

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    That’s definitely possible.
    So glad you got your remaining bunny a new partner! Yes, rabbits are much happier with a companion...
     
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  5. Jan 4, 2019
    DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Loving the herd life

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    Yeah. She did not really seem to want to move around. She would just sit in her nestbox, eat, then go back. She plays a lot more now with the other bunny there.
     
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    IMG_2361.JPG They're doing great!
     
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