- Sep 6, 2016
- Southern California
That's the garden bunny, he's a good 30 years old and I forget he's there most of the time.Why are there 3 bunnies in the last pic? Guessing the one in the background, not touching noses isn't real.
I do not need to be a crazy bunny lady on top of a crazy cat lady . I've mentioned I got both Frodo and Gladys neutered/spayed and RHDV2 vaccinated to her. So she should realize they are options, but there aren't really any low cost options in the area. It's an hour to the "low cost" and that's still $200 each.Lol, just think, you could have your entire yard filled with bunnies! You'd go broke feeding them!
Seriously though, have you recommended a lower-cost spay/neuter place for rabbits to her? Maybe she doesn't know bunnies can be fixed.
I've been seeing a bunch of neutered male/unspayed female pairs up for adoption locally, so one of the vets in the area must do rabbit neuters, but I don't know who. I wouldn't be comfortable with that due to the amount of reproductive disease in lady rabbits, but it is an effective and less expensive birth control method.
It shouldn't be! The vet I used charged the same as for a cat spay. There's also a low-cost rescue-affiliated clinic that will do bunnies a few hours away in Nebraska for $50 (or free-will donation if you can't afford that). I feel like some vets are taking advantage. Yes, bunnies need special anesthestic, but it shouldn't be more than $20 extra, if that.Crazy that it's so expensive to spay a female bunny
If someone is willing to drive 4 hours (one way), I think there is a vet who does it for just a little more than cats as part of a rescue. I know my local humane society doesn't spay or neuter rabbits prior to adoption. The rabbit rescue does, they work with some local vet for a discount. But my vet charges similar to cats in private practice. Frodo and Gladys were around $600-700 each if I remember right, that does include all take home medications. Rabbits do need pain medication after otherwise the pain can stop them eating and lead to Stasis.It shouldn't be! The vet I used charged the same as for a cat spay. There's also a low-cost rescue-affiliated clinic that will do bunnies a few hours away in Nebraska for $50 (or free-will donation if you can't afford that). I feel like some vets are taking advantage. Yes, bunnies need special anesthestic, but it shouldn't be more than $20 extra, if that.
That's why I've taken note of the abundance of neutered bunnies in the area---that means one of the vets must be doing it for an amount that many people find reasonable to spend on a pet that costs $15 at the farm store. I need to ask around to find which vet is doing it.
With where it is, we were worried about the stability of the hutch above with regular backfill. We added a few large rocks and gravel with the dirt to give it some support and hopefully reduce sagging risk of the replaced dirt. Also covered the area with more pavers outside to dissuade redigging right there (look at the sulky bun). But in other areas with past buns its put back the dirt and tamp it down.We’d fill the holes and tamp them down, and the bunnies would dig them out again.
She's in the yard area still until we can get them fully reintroduced, which is grass and dirt kind of large for mesh. The hutch has stone pavers to prevent digging out. I'd argue to allow her to keep the tunnel if it wasn't going under the hutch which is risk of the pavers collapsing into the tunnel. Frodo is in their permanent area which is all pavers except a few small spots of gravel between fence and stones. He, of course, found the spots to dig in. But I just sweep the gravel back in at night and it doesn't hold a shape enough to tunnel plus the fence is buried at the base so no risk of digging under. I'm looking into digging options got their permanent area but so far they haven't adopted the digging box or grass mats that most people recommend for indoor buns. Sand boxes, the sand can collapse, they have a hay box already. I'll figure something out eventually.Would a sheet of heavy wire mesh on the floor stop the buns from digging?