KRHG - Kinenchen's Rabbit Help Guides [Updated on: 04/22/17 01:38]

        Kinenchen has made a number of great picture guides that have a lot of great rabbit information in them. This page is an easy index reference to these Oryctolagus cuniculus cuniculus guides. All guide belong to Kinenchen.

       Christie Taylor (aka Kinenchen) is a House Rabbit Society Nationally Licensed Educator. She also answers rabbit questions sometimes on the weekly Animal Planet Live chat on their Bunny Cam page, 3:00 pm ET Bunny Chats on Wednesdays in the Bunny Chatroom: http://www.apl.tv/bunnies.htm

       If you have any questions, comments or suggestions on the guides, please contact her at kinenchen @ gmail.com or follow her on twitter @graemhoek.




Guide to bunny poops - Updated September 22, 2015

This is a short guide to bunny poops. They can communicate a lot of data via poop-o-gram if you're paying attention. Always consult your vet before changing your rabbit's diet. If your bunny hasn't pooped in the last 24 hours, please take your bunny to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who has helped me make this guide better.

For fun, the pirated version: The ultimate guide to rabbit poop! by Silver Fox on May 25, 2016.

What's so special about relationships between rabbits?
  • This guide is designed to help you decide if your bunny should have a friend.

Drugstore Remedies for Common Bunny Problems
  • There's no substitute for a vet, but bunny problems seem to happen late at night or on the weekends when help isn't available. This guide can help you keep your bunny comfortable until you can seek professional help. A good rabbit savvy vet will be able to give you demos on these techniques and respond to text or email regarding whether or not these are merited.

Quick Tips for Before and After Surgery.

At Home Care Guide for Elderly Bunnies
  • Bunnies' needs change as they get older. They aren't as able to heal, they might become less mobile and their digestive tracts might become more sensitive. Comprehensive nutrition and minor changes to your home can improve your elder bunn's quality of life. Consult your rabbit-savvy veterinarian before making any changes to your rabbit's routine.

How do I get my rabbit to like me?
  • Bunnies are prey animals and are often wary of humans. This guide is intended to help you earn your rabbit's trust.

"Handling your Rabbit.
  • Handling your pet rabbit can be tricky business. This guide is intended to help you get to know your bunny better so that routine tasks like trimming toenails less stressful for everyone. I'd like to give thanks to all my friends and colleagues who graciously provided images for this album.
  • Warning: The 'Handling your Rabbit' guide has pictures of rabbits that might be in a tonic immobility (TI) state, trancing. This may upset some people. TI should only be used as a last resort by someone that is trained and knowledgeable on TI. Lead author McBride, E.A., BSc, PhD, FRSA, of The University of Southampton published a paper on TI, included: "It may be appropriate for veterinary surgeons, and owners to continue to use this method for minor procedures, such as nail clipping as it holds less risk than anaesthesia." - reference@wabbitwiki

        "Why proper flooring is important for your pet rabbit. - Bunnies can live into their early teens with appropriate care. This guide will help you pick materials that will allow your rabbit to get ample traction and for his or her feet to flex naturally during play. This will delay the onset of arthritis and other foot and joint problems as your bunny ages."

        "Why is my bunny acting terribly? - This guide talks about some of the most likely reasons that a rabbit will develop what humans would consider 'behavioral problems'."

        "Why should I spay or neuter my rabbit? - This guide will help you figure out if a spay or neuter is the best option for your pet rabbit. Thanks to T MW for her thoughtful suggestions."


Works In Progress

       "Guide to Bunny Pee. - Bunnies don't always communicate illness in obvious ways; this guide will tell you what to look for in one of their daily modes of communication - urine." - WIP

       "Is my bunny sick? - This album is intended to help you prepare for the eventuality that your bunny gets sick. There are many helpful techniques and tools that can help you keep your bunny comfortable until you can get them to a vet." - WIP


Other useful stuff from Kinenchen's area.

ALWAYS SEE A RABBIT SAVVY VETERINARIAN FIRST

        Christie Taylor: (@ HRS nationally licensed educator; posted on youtube late-July 2014): "Obviously it's better to get the bunny to a veterinarian first, but not all of us have 24 hour vets on call seven days a week. Keeping a bunny warm and hydrated can keep them alive long enough to get to a vet if they're experiencing GI slowdown or shock."

       "A video demonstrating how to perform an enema on a pet rabbit. - DISCLAIMER : The methods and techniques demonstrated and described in this video have been used successfully by Houserabbit Adoption Rescue and Education, INC. over a period of several years, with many hundreds of rabbits. However, because of the nature of this material, HARE, INC. cannot guarantee results and is not responsible for any harm to any animal, person, or property resulting from attempts at using these procedures." - YOU MUST READ THE Detailed Instructions. - Published on April 13th, 2014.

       UPDATES: Dana Krempels (@ HARE, INC; posted on youtube mid-September 2014): "I realized after this video was already done that my diagram of the rabbit spine was WRONG! The spine actually follows the curvature of the bunny's bum, and makes a strong "U turn" at the base of the tail. The direction of insertion shown in the video is correct, but the large drawing is inaccurate. I'm trying to see if we can get that fixed. It's not critical. But it's annoying. :( Sorry!"



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