Tofu Tuesday
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Tofu Tuesday: Nothing to see here

A couple of weeks ago, we noticed a white spot over one of Tofu’s eyes. It looked like a cataract and dilated at different times of the day. When we visited the vet, she said the damage could be permanent and supplied some eye drops. Dilating means that he is getting some light in there and the pupil is reacting. That’s promising.

Tofu doesn’t seem bothered by the lack of sight in one eye. He’s his usual happy self and if anything, it makes it easier to wrangle him up at night. I don’t think he misses his full sight, he’s just adapted to function without. Being blind in one side is bad for a wild rabbit, but for rabbit that runs the entire backyard as his own domain, it’s not a problem.

So no image this week. In honour of Tofu’s blind side.

Check out previous Tofu Tuesday posts here.

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I am Genie, a designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com

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  1. Ohhh Flatpac had an eye infection a few months back. It gave me a nasty scare because rabbits eyes are so close to their little (tiny if FP’s case) brains that the vet said the infection can spread and give them brain damage! I hope Tofu feels better soon 😦 It affected Flatpacs whole personality!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      What were Flatpac’s symptoms? Tofu doesn’t appear to be behaving differently, but as we know, rabbits are very good at hiding their true feelings.

      • She had one crying eye for a day and then when it didn’t go away after 24 hours I took her straight to the vet. Inconveniently, you only know that they are sick when it is serious! She was so upset at the vet that she wet herself all over me. I felt so sorry for her 😦 Shes okay now though. She had eye drops twice a day for a week and she is her cheeky self!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Humans get surgery for cataracts, but it doesn’t seem to be an option for bunnies. The eyedrops has cleared the teariness but the white spot on his eye is still there.

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