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robert - 2013-04-28
Hi I had a lop ear bunny name dora-chan. She was eating fine everyday even on the day she died. She died suddenly, she was rolling and kicking and her eyes were rolling too, and her legs went stiff. I took her to the vet and they say it was an ear problem and it went to her brain . The vet gave us some med, we took the rabbit home and she died 15 min later. We had the rabbit for 5 years. We don't understand what might have happened because she was so healthy and happy. In the 5 years we had her she ever got sick. Do you have any ideas what might have happened.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-28
    So sorry to hear about your bunny. Sounds like she was well cared for and loved, but sometimes illnesses happen, even in the best of situations. My deepest regrets for your loss, and warm regards.
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MaKenna - 2013-04-27
One of my mice started hicupping then died 2 days later I don't know what happened she was well fed clean and had no problems what could it be?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-27
    Hard to say, but mice have a fairly short lifespan. On average they live just 2 - 3 years, so maybe is wasy that.
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Amy and Kaos - 2013-04-25
A month or two ago, I bought a pregnant guinea pig. At the time I didn't know she was pregnant, but about 3 weeks later she had one healthy baby pig. The mother, Amy, is a standard American short hair, but the baby was born an Abyssinian. I named her Kaos after her fur :) but she's very adamant about not being held. I can pet her, but as soon as I pick her up she goes crazy. She kicks and claws and pulls and screams. I really want her to grow to love and trust me, what should I do?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-25
    It sounds like she is still very young, so there is a lot of time for you to bond with her! Just continue to have patience, pet her everyday and gently pick her up every day. She will most likely calm down and learn to enjoy human interaction, it will just take time.
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Patrick - 2013-03-22
I've had a pet female raccoon for just over a year now. She was spade about 5 months ago. It is breeding season and she ran away 3 nights ago!  Will she come back? What can I do to try and get her back home? Thank you all, I miss her so much!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-22
    So sorry to hear about your runaway. Hopefully she will stay in the area and return. Maybe you could try putting out a favorite food, or putting out food at the particular time she is used to being fed to coax her back. Good luck!
  • cindy - 2013-04-23
    Get a live animal trap and put her favorite food in it. She should return looking for food. As long as she has not been hurt. I am a breeder in Oklahoma and have been for nearly 15 years now.
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Anonymous - 2003-12-07
i have a mini lop rabbit and he is so loyal, my other rabbits are not loyal at all! my mini lop likes to cuddle and will even walk on a leash!!! If i was looking for another pet i would get a nother mini lop!

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  • E.M. - 2013-02-23
    I am looking for a mini lop rabbit can't seem to locate one. Would you happen to know where I could get one? Thank you so much. Anxious to hear from you, E.M.
  • Candace Brittane Bruce - 2013-04-20
    get on to the ARBA web sight (arba.com i think) and search for a local show in your area or you can even search for breeders in your area on there. go to show or contact a breeder. if you are just looking for a pet a mismarked one always shows up every now and then in a litter. these animals are likely to be healthier and actually the breed you are paying for than a pet store. alot of the time pet store rabbits are not what they say they are and being in the pet store is very stressful for them making them more likly to get sick. not sure where you are from but i am close to dayton ohio. i happen to have two for sale and one of them even knows how to use a litter boxbut only while she is in the cage. i have dogs so she is only out supervised so no real need for me to try to train her outside of her cage to use one lol. hope this helps
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kim rogers-moore - 2013-04-18
Potty training advice for a squirrel would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
    It's said that potty training squirrels is about the same as for  a cat or dog. But they are just not quite as excellent at it, because they do have occasional accidents.
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Anonymous - 2013-04-18
For anyone that lets their squirrel have free run of the house....here is my question.....Does anyone have any knowledge on 'potty training'?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
    From what I've read, they can be potty trained with methods similar to how you would train a cat or dog. Provide a box with 3-4' high sides and using Carefresh litter is said to work well.  Then it's all about showing them the appropriate place to go and re-affireming them with praise and treats.  Once trained it is suggested there is about a 90% success in them using the box for pee, and about an 80 - 90% success rate with poo. Apparently poo sometimes just happens!
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Kyle Morrissey - 2013-04-17
I'm doing a school project if someone could reply with some facts threats thx

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tammy - 2013-02-20
Help please. I had an adorable broken black lop (family member)who died a month ago. Can't get any answers why. He had mushy poop, so i gave him a bath (have many times). He went flat. would not raise his head. Then called the vet. She didn't know (@!* what?) We took him in kitchen and he ate a carrot and water through dropper. Have it on video. He seemed fine. Then 7hrs later had him in towel all night (afraid to let him down) he shook and died in my arms. I was shocked. Didn't take him to ER cause I thought he was fine after eating. Please HELP, so confused. Lots of crying and lots of guilt. 8+ yrs old.So depressed, i can't stop thinking about him...

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  • Mckenzie Snyder - 2013-04-02
    I am really sorry to hear about your loss ): my bunny Moo died almost like this but he was only three. All I can say, what I think happened is maybe old age ... rabbits hide their illnesses because in the wild if a predator knows they are sick they will eat them. And if your bunny was outside fliess could have come and and if your bunny had a dirty bottom flies can lay eggs on them and once they hatch they can eat your bunnies insides out (known as a fly strike).  I know it sounds horrible but it can happen.... I'm again very sorry for you ):
  • Annie - 2013-04-05
    I'm sorry to hear that. But first you should know that it's not wise to give lop a bath, because they're so vulnerable and easy to catch cold. And then for bunnies, they can't eat carrots or vegetables cause it's difficult for them to digest and maybe will get enteritis. If you want your lop live longer, you should feed him on alfalfa and as much water as you can. (cold boiled water) As you mentioned that he had mushy poop, there are a lot of possibilities. You'd better take him to the hospital. Finally wish him to live better in a lop planet.
  • tammy - 2013-04-10
    Thank you Mckenzie and Annie for your response and sympathy. Our bunnies are so much a part of our families. I am still so depressed about Bunnybuns since it's spring. We usually let him run around the yard and dig and play with about 7 balls. Holland lops seem to have alot in common. everyone loves them soooo much. I can't find another yet. The black and white are hard to find. I know what i will and wont do after Bunnybuns. We were all so attached to that little guy. I need to find another one soon or i will go nuts...thanks again for your kind words.
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stupid - 2012-06-20
Where can I get one, for how much?

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  • Lorna Hargreaves - 2013-04-09
    Simon's rodents just google it :) there based in London
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-10
    Try doing a google search in your area, if they are legal to keep in your state you should be able to find an outlet locally as well.
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