Rabbits/Health issue?

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Question
hi
My English angora has small droppings and feels bony. I give him plenty to eat and plenty to drink 24 hours a day. Nothing is working. Please help.

Answer
Jordan,

Sounds like he might be underweight and needing some nutrition. Do you feed him hay? If not, introduce that into his diet and allow him to have it at all times. To help him gain weight quickly, I'd recommend Alfalfa Hay. It's high in fat, so once you see him gaining weight I'd start mixing in orchard grass or timothy hay to even out the weight gain, eventually moving to an all timothy or orchard diet.

Also, I might recommend feeding some greens once or twice a day. Introduce greens one at a time so you don't upset his tummy, but they have a remarkable range of things they can eat, and I find that keeps my bun's poo consistent.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Best of luck!

Christine

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Christine Whetstone

Expertise

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Experience

I've owned indoor rabbits for the last 10 years. During that time I've gained experience in areas like bonding exercises, understanding behavior, warning signs of sick bunnies, how to handle more serious illnesses (GI stasis, abscesses, eye problems, etc.) and more. It's rare that I come across an inquiry that I do not already know the answer to.

Organizations
House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues

Publications
http://ilovemyhouserabbit.com/

Education/Credentials
Personal experience beats the pants off of a degree, in my opinion.

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