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Monday, February 20, 2006

Sneezing fits

With the dust of litter and the dust of hay and all the general dust around a bunny's domicile, it's no wonder that every now and then the little guys get some dust up their nose. Well, this afternoon, Kayla, my teeniest kid at barely 3 pounds, had a sneezing fit that lasted -- no joke -- a full three minutes. She was sitting on her legs, rubbing her nose with her hands, sneezing about once a second for a long time. She concerned Hops so much that he came out from under the bed and hopped up into the cage with her to check to see if she was okay. I myself was kneeling by the cage to make sure she could, in fact, sneeze out whatever was tickling her nose.

It was so. Wicked. Cute. A teeny bunny having a sneezing fit.

Now for the really valuable bunny info... sometimes sneezing fits aren't funny with bunnies. Sometimes it means they have a bacterial infection, that is, if it's accompanied by a runny nose, watery eyes, or a rattling sound from the lungs.

Most of the time, however, a sneezing fit is just a sneezing fit. And the bunny doesn't get too upset and is ready to settle down into a good long nap after it ends. It was pretty cute to see Hops get so concerned and come over and sit by Kayla when she was sneezing like a maniac. He even kissed her when she stopped. He's such a love.


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