Saturday, March 21, 2009

FRESH AIR IS GOOD HERE .....

It was a nice day! today. Although Chico's "elimination" habits are not doing real well, he is perky and eats some hay, oats, and salad greens - along with his Nutrical.
So, outside he went and seemed to enjoy the fresh air , smells, and room to roam and explore. We will hope to see him even better tomorrow.


Here is some classic "Back fence bunny gossip" with Benji. I suspect Benji is mainly listening. (Despite the friendly appearance, you will note that's double wire with 4 inches of separation!)

Chico's sludgy urine was plastered in the fur under his hindquarters and tail and was pretty obvious. Sometimes it shows up as a dark chalky looking stuff in the litter box, but this was much thicker with kind of a gritty feel ...

14 comments:

Rebecca Rodgers said...

Adorable..but I think we know what they really were saying! ;)

Here's hoping cuteface is feeling better!

thefluffies said...

Bunnies are care with each other too...

I'm still a bit blur about rabbit disease.. What happen to Chico actually? What cause the thick urine (calcium residue)? What type of food can cause this to ur bunnies?

If our bunnies encounter this problem, they must take antibiotic and metacam?

neeki said...

good to see that chico is feeling better! you can see his sweet lionhead fluff sticking out from his head...i have a girl that's a dead ringer for him, except she's fluffy all over and has a bit of a tummy...due to excess treats from grandpa. she loves her oats too.

bunnygirl said...

I'm so glad Chico is on the mend. Keep taking your meds, sweetie!

Glenna said...

Yay for Chico feeling well enough to eat and gossip!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Hope that snuggle bunn of a Chico is feeling better. Sounds like when human's get Kidney stones and sand in the bladder. I have patient who gets that when he takes calcium supplements. Maybe try to feed Chico the lowest possible calcium diet, I imagine such info on foods is easily accessible. Maybe there is some food that helps dissolve stones/sand that is also a rabbit food..........Gently massage in small circles either side of his spine from the sacrum up to his shoulders, if this is comfortable for him.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

OK, so on a quick look see I find beneficial foods to be watermelon (oh well out of season) and dandelions, got any of those? Be sure he isn't getting any oxalic acid from spinach, chard or beet tops. Corn silk tea is good too. There is a great Chinese formula too, but I'm not sure about giving it to a rabbit....

d. moll, l.ac. said...

OK, I'll stop after this one. Commission E, a European herb study, recommends for Kidney stones, which is essentially what sand is, but smaller, to have several cups of Nettle tea a day to cure and prevent. You can get dried nettles which he might eat, or you can sprinkle them on food, the Spots will eat them this way.

Crafty Green Poet said...

glad Chico is feeling better, lovely photo btw.

tamara said...

Hi!
Love the photo. I think the conversation could also be something like this:
"Black and white photography is clearly the classiest."
"I beg to differ. Sepia tone is much more sophisticated."
Thanks for taking the time to tell us about what to look out for!
BTW, I'm working on updating the Rabbit Haven web site...I'm thinking of putting a page up there for 'home remedy' advice (the BL pineapple cure is going to be #1) and maybe I'll put the call out on the blog circuit for more when we're ready to put that stuff up. So d. moll, don't lose those ideas!

And go chico go.
T

Verde said...

I'll be Chico's time outside will help. It sounds as if you have some good ideas there. Come on dandilions, grow!

I did in fact notice the double chicken wire. I'm afraid that my daughter's French Lop pushed out of her pen and got Beatrice. Now she has a few bite wounds on her. The French not so. That was a fight of the bunny titans.

FrecklesandDeb said...

We're keeping our fingers and paws crossed that Chico keeps getting better every day!

furrybutts said...

Looking good, Chico! We hope the fresh air helps.. get steadily better, ok?

Fez and the Gang said...

Aww well we hope Chico is feeling better. Abbey gets the same thing sometimes! Mom says it looks like paint.