Question Ms. Kremples,
I found your webpage on bracing a baby bunny with a splay leg, and I have tried this technique on the back legs of my rabbit to no avail. I have already read your response to another user of this method in which you said that you rarley use the cork, and even without the cork my rabbit finds a way to wiggle out of the adhesive tape band. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer Dear Ella,
I have found that some bunnies just will not tolerate the braces. But I have just now added some instructions and a picture to the splayleg article that might help. Please go here and scroll to the bottom:
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