Steverddrf 2010-08-16 18:36:40
I am thinking of joining but think its rather strange that thier idea of rabbit
welfare is not to make the vets list available to everyone 🙁
Cypherpunk 2010-08-16 18:36:42
One of their members, Leo J. Skaggs, who posts in APR
as “The Servant”, made an exact-address forgery post
of me here in APR.
It doesn’t sound like a promising group of people to me.
Anita 2010-08-19 08:23:45
I didn’t know that they did, but then I’ve not asked them for a list. Did
you have a bad experience with them when you asked for a listing of vets?
Anita and Jessie
Anita 2010-08-19 08:23:47
Carrie, they have some of the articles of past editions listed on the site.
The names of the articles is what interested me most. Another thing that I
liked is their article on E. cuniculi. The HRS site had an article that was
not so helpful. The RWA article gave me some direction to go.
Unfortunately, it was too late.
I do like that they help to fund veterinary research for rabbits. I’m
looking forward to getting my first Rabbiting On.
Anita and Jessie
Arlette & coco 2010-08-22 02:09:10
A photo of Cocoa’s bladder stone was in the Spring issue of Rabbiting On 🙂
From what I know of my contact with Claire King, it is a good group. I liked
what I saw in the spring issue, though it doesn’t make much sense for me to
join, being in Canada.
I also know of the British companion rabbit’s group..they are good too.
Arlette, Cocoa & Brownie in spirit
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There is no blessing from God so sweet as having
two chocolate coloured bunnies melting in your lap
in the warm morning sun.
The servant 2010-08-25 12:26:51
I’ll second what you say. Rabbiting On is an excellent magazine – I would
say that because I write for it! – and I always learn something new every
issue. It’s in full colour, too, with lots of pictures of readers’ buns, and
lots of very useful advice and information.
When you join the RWA you receive a load of other goodies too, not just a
quarterly magazine and access to a vets list. There are booklets and
leaflets, fundraising events and so much more.You’ll have the opportunity to
join a local “Hopper Group”, or to start one of your own; access to a
national helpline; local advisors; and the opprotunity to attend the annual
conference. I’ve been to one of these and it was wonderful: very interesting
seminars, and the chance to meet some wonderful people. The committee
members, especailly, were very friendly. This year’s confernece is in
Bedford in November. I’ll be attending if I possible.
Aside from the social and support aspects, joining the RWA will help fund
welfare projects and research. Rabbits are – in the UK at least – still
regarded a cute fluffy creatures meant for children. This perception can’t
be changed overnight, but your membership will help educate people with the
reality… A local rescue centre hands out articles from Rabbiting On to
help educate people adopting rabbits.
So, do take a quick look at www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk!
Cypherpunk 2010-08-25 12:26:59
Yes, even many of the people there have teeth
that remind one of rabbits.
Steverddrf 2010-08-25 12:27:12
Yes UK flies will lay eggs on essy or even clean bunnys, the eggs take 12 hours
to hatch so your ent to check your bunnys twice a day.
Rearguard works by stopping the development of maggots after they hatch. When a
maggot hatches from its egg, it is not capable of doing much harm. However, it
quickly moults, into a much more dangerous and aggressive form. Rearguard stops
this development into a dangerous form, and the maggot dies
For more info try http://www.supervet.co.uk/rabbit/strike.html
Anita 2010-08-25 12:27:29
I read about Rearguard the other day and thought it sounded like a good idea
for outdoor rabbits. The ordinary flies that lay their eggs in dead animals
or unfortunate live ones are the ones that worry me the greatest. When mine
were outside all the time, I would check them often to make sure there were
no eggs or uninvited guests.
Karin, Daffy and Eric live indoors, so there’s not much worry. Animals that
are most at risk for fly strike live outside and have diets that are too
rich or dirty litter boxes. Rich diet gives poopy b*** — an open
invitation to flies. Some flies lay eggs in litter. The maggots develop
early on the underside of poops. I’ve not read this anywhere, but it is
scary to think about them transferring over to the unsuspecting rabbit.
Daffy and Eric don’t have to worry about this, thank goodness.
I believe that the UK has cattle and horse bots — I’m not sure anymore.
However, it doesn’t have rabbit bots… yet. (I have this awful feeling
that two are heading that way, even as we speak.)
Anita and Jessie
Karin, daffy a 2010-08-25 12:27:30
Thanks, Steve. Yuck, that’s horrible.
My rabbits live indoors and only go out in their play pen in the garden
every now and then. I’ve not really noticed any flies around them, ever. How
big are the eggs? What colour are they? I just wouldn’t know what to look
Do your rabbits live indoors, and if so, do you use Rearguard anyway?
Karin, Daffy and Eric
Steverddrf 2010-08-25 12:27:43
Unless you have a fly proof house then there is still a risk to indoor bunnys,
although a Vapona strip should help.
My bunnys are outdoors ( with indoor visits ), and I will be asking the vet ( I
have seen the leaflets there ), about Rearguard on Friday when Toffee goes in
for a follow up shot of Ivomec, I dont know what Rearguard costs but as one
treatment lasts 10 weeks then that will see them through the summer 🙂
I had a look for pictures of blue and greenbottle fly eggs but could not find