Temperature Taking Tantrums

April 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch”

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“Piper & Charlie”

My Butterscotch had another bout of stasis on Tuesday, but is feeling better now. We had cleaned his room earlier in the day and think that may have caused it. Stress is a common cause of GI stasis, and changing out everything in his room could certainly be stressful for the little guy. He took a little longer to recover than usual, about 6 hours and still was not totally back to normal the next day. He got the usual course of Metacam, Simethicone and Reglan and continued to get a dose of Reglan twice a day for two after. Fortunately, he likes that well enough that I can just put some in a dish and he licks it right up.

Butterscotch’s temperature did get a little low so I put him in his carrier on a heating pad on low for an hour, and he stayed warm after. He is much more difficult to take a temperature with than my Charlie. He clenches down and fights the thermometer that I know I’m always getting a lower reading than I should be. I follow this guide, but some rabbits are more cooperative than others.

We clipped my Piper’s nail yesterday, and she is not happy about it. I also thought I should see if she would cooperate with temperature taking, in case we someday need to do that with her. Well, she was not having any of that! She fussed and kicked so much the two times that I tried that we gave up. I didn’t even have the thermometer in my hand, but my hand was enough to upset her. Baby steps, we’ll try again next nail clipping.

Hoppy Easter from the Kronenbuns!

April 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

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“Piper & Charlie”

 

Bunnies at the Window

April 10, 2017 at 11:37 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch, Hershey & Glenda”

My boys are both so happy to have Glenda here. They both spend most of the day under the coffee table where they have a good view of Glenda. She likes to lay next to the fence too. I close up the window at night to give them some privacy, and this morning Glenda was sitting at the fence, waiting. She’s pretty savvy abd learns fast!

Bunny-Mamma to the Rescue!

April 4, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Mirabelle”

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“Charlie”

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“Butterscotch”

This past week has been crazy for this bunny mama! Last Wednesday I helped to catch a dumped rabbit just a few blocks from my house. We named her Mirabelle, after the street she was found on. Several of the neighbors in the area had seen her and had been feeding her for several weeks or months. She’s a very sweet bun will hopefully be adopted soon!

I’m also in the middle of another catch of an abandoned rabbit in Melville this week. We attempted yesterday but were unsuccessful. Hopefully we’ll have more luck tomorrow.

My Charlie had a checkup at the vet to make sure nothing was causing his drop in appetite and slight weight loss. Seems as though it’s just his age catching up with him. He’s only lost a couple of ounces so I’m not worrying yet. He did have slightly elevated creatinine in his blood work, so the vet suggested I decreased his Metacam to 3 times a week and see how he tolerates it. I’m going to give him cranberry juice in a syringe the other 4 days so he doesn’t hate me outright for taking away his yummy medicine.

In the middle of all of this, my Butterscotch had another bout of stasis, but he seems completely recovered now. He’s incredibly difficult to medicate, but fortunately he takes Reglan in a little dish. He gets that for 2 days after he starts feeling better and having to pick him up to give it to him would cause too much stress for human and bunny alike!

 

Litter Box Theater

March 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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Stella bunny’s stay here at Kamp Kronenberg will soon be at an end. My boys will be so sad to see her go. Butterscotch even got a little face-time in with her. Unfortunately the “window” between pens is where Stella’s litter box is, so she’s got an audience whenever she goes to the bathroom. I don’t think she minds though as she frequently turns around to face my boys and say hello. She is a little raised up, so it’s almost she’s on stage, greeting her adoring public. She certainly likes to be the center of attention. Even my Charlie and Piper can see her from upstairs, and it’s not often that my Piper can see a bun bigger than she is!

Happy Gotcha Day to the Dessert Brothers!

February 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Hershey & Butterscotch”

Today is my Hershey and Butterscotch’s “Gotcha Day!” Three years ago today the “Dessert Brothers” became Kronenbuns. Hershey is a slightly bitter dark chocolate sometimes, but Butterscotch is nothing but sweet. These two are always entertaining us with their antics like Hershey suddenly appearing on the wrong side of the kitchen gate, clanging it to be let “back in” and finding Butterscotch fast asleep up on a chair at breakfast time in the morning. I highly recommend adopting a bonded pair of rabbits as these two boys are utterly inseparable (and we didn’t have to do the bonding!).  I can’t imagine our lives without these two!

Snowed In Bunnies

February 10, 2017 at 11:59 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie”

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“Butterscotch”

We had a big snowstorm hit yesterday, so that means staying at home with bunnies all day. Sounds good to me (and to them!) It was so cold outside our furnace was working overtime to keep the house warm. The buns all snuggled up against the convectors and each other to keep warm. Fortunately they’ve all got fur coats too! My Hershey’s got a short Rex coat though, so I always try to make sure he’s warm enough. I wonder if he’d let me put a sweater on him. “No way, human!”

Quality Bunny Time

February 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Sadie, Hershey & Butterscotch”

Little Sadie seems to have warmed up to my boys a bit. She lay down at the fence several times yesterday when either Hershey or Butterscotch was lying near her. They always love it when girls visit and Sadie is certainly a beautiful one! She’s heading home tomorrow, so they’ll have to get all their quality time in later today after everyone wakes up from their naps in the evening. The boys hope she comes back soon!

Spotlight on Sadie

February 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Sadie”

Sadie bunny is here for a long weekend. My boys are extremely happy to see her again. Hershey didn’t even come for food right away since he was staring at her. She flopped next to the fence and he lay down right there next to her. Later Butterscotch waited at the fence for her for several minutes until she finally came over and said hello. She’s very aloof about them. “Oh, did you want to catch a glimpse of me?” She’s a little diva and she knows it!

Butterscotch’s Rough Week

February 3, 2017 at 10:40 am | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Butterscotch & Hershey”

We clipped my Butterscotch’s nails this week, and he is, by far, the toughest little bun I ever did clip. Thank goodness his nails are light, since I would never know if I was cutting too short since he bucks whenever I even touch the nail. He’s always been this way, but fortunately I’m good at clipping and my mom is good at holding him. We used to need three people to do it, but now at least we’re down to two.

Last week, the night of Hershey’s birthday, Butters got stasis. We wonder if he ate too much at the party earlier in the day. He was mostly recovered 3 hours later, so our early medicating works. He sure does fight the meds, but better to medicate if he may not need it yet, than to deny it when it may have helped. He’s on about a 12 week recurring stasis schedule at this point, so at least it’s predictable!

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