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help my rabbits are dying

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by lovemywhatwhat, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Jun 1, 2017
    lovemywhatwhat

    lovemywhatwhat Chillin' with the herd

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    I just got four rabbits from a friend this is my first time owning rabbits and I love them already but two have died just out of nowhere. the first one died yesterday morning and the second died some time last night. before getting them I researched and went and bought some timothy grass that I keep in the feeder for them and give them some fresh basil and cabbage out of my own garden for little snacks. is it something I am feeding them? I also take them out of the hutch at night and put them in a run that I built for them during the day. But it rained all day the day before yesterday and I couldn't take them out. could it be something in the hutch? please help I only have two rabbits left and really don't want to lose them.
     
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    I use pine shaving in the hutch
     
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    sorry to hear this. how old are the rabbits? on the 2 that died how were they acting- laying around/staying in a corner of the cage or eating/drinking?

    @samssimonsays @Bunnylady @DutchBunny03 and others hopefully will have some ideas for you
     
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    Cabbage is something that should be fed sparingly, if at all. It is known to cause bloat in rabbits; which can often be fatal. The "tried and true" feeding program for rabbits is a good quality pelleted feed, grass hay, and clean water. While rabbits are getting used to a new home, it's probably safest to stick to that, and only start adding greens or other treats once they have settled in.

    Just out of curiosity, how old are these rabbits? Young rabbits' digestive systems can be pretty delicate; they can develop diarrhea with any change, and that can rapidly be fatal.
     
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    thank you I didn't know that I will deff stop the snacks and the ones who died are young just weaned but did not see any diarrhea and I have one little one left with an adult..
     
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    they where all acting normal when I last seen them @Hens and Roos they where eating and drinking and running up to the cage for me to take them outside
     
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    What age is "just weaned?" 3 weeks? !0 weeks? :idunno

    The little one with the adult - what ages, genders, and what relationship is there (is this a kit with its mother, for example)?
     
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    @Bunnylady I don't know the age the man I got them from was going to kill them and eat them he just told me that they are weaned but the female I have with them is not the mother. but the are all females.
     
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    The adult seems to be doing fine though it is just the babies I keep losing. I hope that he didn't take them from the mom to soon.
     
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    can you post a picture of the younger one?
     
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