| KRHG - Kinenchen's Rabbit Help Guides [Updated on: 07/8/19 12:19]
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 and has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. She used to answers rabbit questions on the weekly Animal Planet Live chat on their Bunny Cam page when it was active (was at 3:00 pm EST 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.
End Of Life Care - Three interviews
Bill Velasquez with the New Mexico House Rabbit Society interviews Christie on the subject of "End of Life Care." This is a good three part series on the subject that is about 1h:25m long. Posted May 12 thru June 14, 2018.
Notes and links covered in this series, click here.
Guide to bunny poops. - Aug 21 2013 - Updated September 22, 2015
Accompanying Poscast - Podcast #5 The Poop on Poop - July 1st 2018
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.
- "What should my Rabbit’s Poop Look Like?" same as "Guide to Bunny Poops" below. By KnowYourRabbit.com. July, 2019.
- "Guide to Bunny Poops" converted into an article by Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter. April, 2018.
- Pirated version, The ultimate guide to rabbit poop! by Silver Fox on May 25, 2016. Original link.
Quick Tips for Before and After Surgery. - Jan 24 2014
There's nothing more terrifying than going under the knife. This guide gives some quick tips and tricks to help your bunny recover quickly.
Greek Version of Quick Tips for Before and After Surgery. Translated to Greek by Emmi Symeonoglou. [Translated back to English].
Why should I spay or neuter my rabbit? - Apr 17 2014
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.
What's so special about relationships between rabbits? - Feb 10 2014
This guide is designed to help you decide if your bunny should have a friend.
Drugstore Remedies for Common Bunny Problems. - Oct 2 2013
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.
At Home Care Guide for Elderly Bunnies - Nov 8 2013
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? - Mar 21 2014
Bunnies are prey animals and are often wary of humans. This guide is intended to help you earn your rabbit's trust.
Guide to Bunny Pee. - Aug 27 2013
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. - Work In Progress
Is my bunny sick? - Feb 7 2014
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. - Work In Progress
Handling your Rabbit. - Mar 5 2014
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.
vgr1 note: 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 is my bunny acting terribly? - Nov 29 2013
This guide talks about some of the most likely reasons that a rabbit will develop what humans would consider 'behavioral problems'.
Why proper flooring is important for your pet rabbit. - Feb 10 2014
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.
Other useful stuff from Kinenchen's area.
Always See a Rabbit Savvy Veterinarian First
This video is a demonstration for how to give your pet rabbit an enema. Enema is a way to deliver potentially lifesaving hydration to your pet rabbit who might be dehydrated due to stress, illness and any other conditions that might slow gut movement. You should always consult your vet before trying this at home. Thanks to Dana Krempels and Zuma the Bunny for this demo.
"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.
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