On Tuesday, Tofu the bunny had surgery to remove a large bladder stone and yesterday the vet gave him the all clear to come home. Tofu wasn’t eating at the vet’s but if he was feeling depressed, going home might be good for him. If he didn’t eat during the night he would have to go back to the vet today.
At first we kept him in his indoor hutch to restrict movement so he didn’t injure or bother his stitches but he had other ideas. He was stressed about being locked up and frantically looked for the way out, so we freed him. After inspecting his area a couple of times (to make sure it was just how he left it), he proceeded to spend most of the evening eating. He needed a little bit of encouragement but last night he ate:
- 1 grape
- 1 large bok choy
- 2 coriander plants
- 1/4 cup of pellets
- a few bits of hay
Not bad for a rabbit who wasn’t eating! He wasn’t eating much this morning but I’m going home shortly to make sure he eats some lunch. He can’t have unlimited hay because we have to keep his belly away from hay until his stitches have healed. The last thing we want is for a stiff piece of hay to poke him in the belly.
He is currently on three meds, taken twice daily. The Koala and I have got bunny medicine time down to a fine art.
He is enjoying attention and will eat anything presented to him by hand, but not so keen on food just sitting there. He’s giving us lots of bunny kisses so I’m pretty sure that is his way of telling us that we did the right thing opting for surgery.
Thanks for all your support and appetite stimulant suggestions but after the initial grape, the gateway was opened and we didn’t need anymore treats!