OLD Heimlich maneuver INFORMATION DO NOT USE!!! - FOR OLD REFERENCE ONLY [Updated on: 10/14/19 04:51]


THIS SECTION CONTAINS THE ORGINAL PICTURES & INFORMATION THAT SHOW THE INCORRECT WAY TO HOLD THE RABBIT. THEY ARE HERE ONLY TO SHOW WHAT IMAGES ARE FLOATING AROUND ON THE INTERNET.

        A gentleman known as "The Bunny Guy" (Stephan Flores) has a website dedicated to rabbit information called: "The Bunny Guy." He also has a book and newsletter. In October 2011 he reposted a article called 'Bunny EMT Skills: How to Help a Choking Rabbit', from the newsletter called BunFun, to his blog here. This blog post has a bit more information than what is below.

        In July 2013 HB from Bunspace reposted information from the "The Bunny Guys's" newsletter on the subject. Originally this was posted on bunspace in a blog by Meadow_Angel Queen of the Warren. HB's post also included pictures. The rabbit in the pictures is named Star. Here is Star's bunspace page. Below is information from the Bunspace post:

NOTE: This is the incorrect way to hold the rabbit
        "Star's legs are straddling my arm. Both right legs are on one side of my arm and both left legs are on the other side. Notice how my fingers are spread around her one leg and on the other side my thumb is along the other side of her neck. My other hand is place firmly on her back to hold her very tightly, so that when I fling her downward, I am in control and can maintain a firm grip on her. Of course, you do not want to accidentally fling your bunny across the room, when you do this."

        "Keeping your arms stretched out as straight as you can, fling the bunny downward as hard as you can without losing control of your grip."

        "Start up high, just above your head and bring the bunny down very quickly, so that force of the movement will help propel the blockage out from their throat from the centrifugal force."

        "The straighter your arm is and the further out the rabbit is from your body, the more force is being applied, due to the laws of physics."

        "You may have to repeat this maneuver several times until whatever is lodged in their throat is forced loose."

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[Updated on: 10/14/19 04:51]