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Wet back legs on bunny. Anyone had their bunny get better.

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HolesInTheFloor Sun 20-Nov-16 21:00:53

I have 2 male bonded bunnies. They live outside in a lovely potting shed and have a tunnel out that leads onto the patio and lawn. They have loads of room and seem really happy little buns.

Only problem is when it's wet they insist on sitting on the wet patio. I noticed yesterday one bunny had wet legs and bum and assumed he'd been sat on patio in pouring rain. I shut them both in the shed to keep them dry but when I went in today he's till soaked and when I picked him up his inner back legs have lost their hair and he has a couple of sores as well. I've bought him inside (with other bun) and taking him to vet tomorrow.

Has anyone else had a bun like this that's got better? Lots of googling and it doesn't look promising sad. I can't bear to think of my other little bun left on his own. Or my little ds when I have to tell him.

squiz81 Mon 21-Nov-16 16:55:58

Are there any signs of injury? I had a girl that did this. She was arthritic and couldn't raise her bum enough to wee. She was put on metacam for pain relief and it helped a lot.
I got some vet bed for her to sit on top as she was sore (The wee drains through so they don't sit in it and you can chuck it in the wash)
What dis the vet say?

HolesInTheFloor Mon 21-Nov-16 18:32:42

Thanks for the reply. He's staying at vets tonight. Vet thinks he's damaged his tail somehow and is going to get him x-rated to see if that's the case. He's also going to wash and trim the mucky bits when bun is under anaesthetic. Fingers crossed he's going to be ok.

My other bun is refusing almost all food (apart from little bits of carrot). I think he must be missing his buddy.

HolesInTheFloor Mon 21-Nov-16 18:33:14

*x-rayed not x-rated blush

squiz81 Mon 21-Nov-16 19:01:13

Poor buns sad how old are they?

HolesInTheFloor Mon 21-Nov-16 19:14:50

They're only 2. Thought we'd have years more happy bunny times before anything would happen

squiz81 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:38:40

They can be very resilient. One of mine fell ill with the EC parasite at 2 years old. She was was completely paralysed. But we managed to get her back on her feet, and she will be 10 next spring!

I hope your little bun is ok. Vets aren't always rabbit savvy, so don't be afraid to get a second opinion (I was told several times to put my rabbit to sleep, glad we held out!)

TheoriginalLEM Mon 21-Nov-16 21:41:56

If your other bun will not eat you must get some special diet from the vets and syringe feed him. It is really important that rabbits don't stop eating as it leads to a condition called ilius which is life threatening.

squiz81 Tue 22-Nov-16 13:48:00

How are they today?

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