We are still alive. I am currently working overtime for my day job and in the process of finalising our two new books.
There are not enough hours in the day I tell’ya!
We are on Facebook a good amount however so why not drop by and have a nosey at the goings-on (:3
The vaccination will not take long to take effect and get the immune systems (both primary and secondary) up to par with fighting the viral cells if ever infected. Bunny may feel a bit off for a few days- though, due to the vaccines being so new there is still a wait on side effects being reported or to be statically relevant. Bunny can hop about as they please assuming they are feeling up to it :)
We are still here (mostly on FB) but have been neglecting the blog, sorry!
I’ll rectify this soon (:3
Hop along to our Facebook page for the latest updates, vids and pics.
… just stupidly busy. The Facebook page, email questions, ultimate edition editing, 10 short stories editing, NARFS and my Advanced Behaviour course are taking up a lot of time- as is looking after two insane bunsters.
Hopefully we will be catching up with your fabulous lot very soon with something blog worthy and productive!
On our facebook page we have an ‘ongoing quiz of bunniness.’ We’ll ask a question, wait for a few answers to roll in then bump up the answers with a lil more info.
We are currently on question 52, but I thought I’d make note of question 45…
[Q45] Frontline, flea powders, flea shampoos and flea room sprays are never to be used on or around rabbits… even if they say they are rabbit friendly. Why?
The shampoos, the Frontline spot on, the sprays even the bombs are highly toxic and will harm your bunny.
Their skin is so, so fragile that not only will these chemicals burn the skin but when absorbed into the body will harm them internally. Not to mention poisoning from when they groom and ingest the chemicals. Flea treatments are merely consumer friendly, nicely packaged insecticides and insects are very resilient so imagine how toxic the chemicals have to be to kill them?
Flea collars- absolutely categorically no, just pass over the idea. Never restrict your rabbit or panic them by putting any sort of collar on them let alone a chemically infused one. Not only that but you cannot adjust the dosage- the collars are dosed for cats and dogs not little rabbits, you’d stress, panic, terrorise and then kill by overdosing them with insecticide.
Shampooing your rabbit for whatever reason, less your terribly-fabulous rabbit savvy vet tells you to, should never be done. A wet rabbit is an immune system compromised rabbit and chances are if they have fleas and that is why you are bathing them then they are already compromised from having the fleas thus very stressed already. Reports regarding death after flea baths/ dips/ shampooing are reported. Drying a rabbit safely and thoroughly is a hard and time consuming task not to mention stressful for the bun.
Sprays are bad for their respiratory system and can poison them internally and irritate their eyes.
Ingesting the spot on will make them ill and burn their skin.
Bombs are the same as sprays and it is advised that ALL animals and fishies are removed when using bombs and sprays for at least 24hrs before settling them back in.
Even if the product says it is safe for kittens it is NOT safe for your rabbit. Many herbal ‘all’ natural flea treatments are also unsafe and highly poisonous.
The only brand we are currently aware of that rabbit-savvy-uptodate vets are confident using is Advantage which has been tried and tested, so to speak.
The best thing to do is have a nice informative chat with your uptodate rabbit-savvy vet and ask what products they are happy with. Ask them to help you work out the dose for your bunny and ask them to help you go over bunny with a flea comb (most rabbits LOVE flea comb grooming, but always be gentle as rabbits have very fragile skin and hair can easily be pulled out- you don’t want a balding bunny)
Hoover the house regularly, flea your other animals appropriately, even clean the carpet every month not forgetting the upholstery and curtains.
And always bear in mind with rabbits and medicinal concerns- just because it hasn’t harmed your rabbit yet doesn’t mean it won’t and just because they seem ok it doesn’t mean they are. Always exercise caution, read the instructions, call the manufacturer and ask if the product is rabbit safe- even if you’ve been told else where it is, the manufactures will tell you straight :)
If you’re interested in catching up with other past questions, and see just how much you really know about your bunny, then you can view them here, without the need for a facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=213556052012986
but of course!
It is a common line of thought that a rabbit is like a dog or a cat- even vets who are not rabbit-savvy or well practised with rabbits treat them biologically and medicinally as if they were cats or dogs. This is dangerous as many canine/ feline medicines are very harmful to rabbits and can even kill them.
Initially I wanted a fun and quirky way to get the message through that rabbits are rabbits; not cats, dogs… fish, parrots etc they have species specific behaviour, biology and needs so whilst doodling, deep in thought, I came up with fish that even with rabbit ears would never be a rabbit and a rabbit would equally never be a fish!
It extended to tortoises, dogs, parrots and cats also with rabbit ears (which will soon be coming out) as a visual and fun way of showing that no matter how you dress it up or try to imagine otherwise only a rabbit is a rabbit (:3
I then thought how funny that drawing would be in plush form so spent a day or two making it with felt and voilà- A Not-A-Rabbit fish was born!
… and thank you!! They will be pleased to hear you like them ;)