Rabbits/sick bunny

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hi! I have a bunny that's about 4 months old and the other day he ate a plant that i later discovered was toxic for them, i don't live in the US so i don't know the plant's name in english, i believe its geranium and now his "poop" hasn't been normal, i think he's in a bit of pain, his mood didn't change that much, help me please!

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Hi Carolina

Sorry to hear about your bun. Geraniums are not good for buns and if he is showing symptoms of sickness, I would get him checked at the vet ASAP. Take a poop sample and see if they can do a blood test if they suspect poisoning as poisons will effect organ function.

In the meantime make sure he is eating tons of hay and has water always available.

Good luck!
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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue.

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I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

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I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major rabbit rescue.

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I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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