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New bunny isn't eating or drinking

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Ebony Kirkland, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Ebony Kirkland

    Ebony Kirkland PetForums Newbie

    Apr 29, 2020
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    I got a Netherland dwarf boy yesterday who is 10 weeks old. Since getting him he hasn't drank any water or eating anything. I received change over food from the breeder and I have put water into a bottle and a bowl to see which he preferred but still nothing. What do I do? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Merixie

    Merixie PetForums Member

    Mar 4, 2018
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    How do your bunny act and how do the droppings look like. I know my netherland dwarf when I got him as a kit only ate food when I wasn’t in the room. I could hear him eat in the middle of the night. I remember he had really small droppings it looked like small pepper corns but after 3 days he picked up eating normally.

    They are quite stress when moving to a new home and it’s good to let them settle down and keep an eye on him.

    If you can see droppings and urine in some spots, your bunny is eating and drinking. If you don’t find any yet, it’s good to force feed or try to get him to eat a bit of pellets. So he don’t go into a GI stasis.
  3. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums VIP

    Jul 24, 2018
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    Keep him somewhere quiet and peaceful and don't fuss him too much - it can take a week or two for them to settle into a new routine. Keep a very close eye though as stress can indeed bring on stasis. It's a big shock moving to a new home.
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