Archive for April, 2009

28
Apr
09

Tragedi Phoenix

Mungkin ramai telah mengetahui cerita tentang tragedi sedih dan ngeri yang dilalui oleh seekor arnab baka kacukan NewZealand bernama Phoenix. Jika dibayangkan apa yang terjadi kepadanya, rasanya mustahil ia masih hidup. Dan jika dibayangkan jika apa yang terjadi kepada Phoenix terjadi kepada kita , adakah kita sekuat haiwan kecil ini. Tapi begitulah, apa yang terjadi ada rahmatnya. Mungkin dengan berkongsi cerita Phoenix, diharapkan lebih kasih sayang akan lahir dalam jiwa manusia.

Setiap kali melihat video mengenai Phoenix, mata Lb mesti berair, tak tahu lah rasanya cukup menyentuh jiwa LB. Terharu juga dengan kekuatan yang ada pada haiwan kecil ini dan juga sikapnya yang masih memberi harapan kepada manusia untuk melindungi dan memberikan kasih sayang. Walaupun selepas apa yang dialaminya.

 Oktober 2005

Seekor arnab baka Kacukan New Zealand (yang diberi nama Phoenix) , dijumpai oleh jiran pemilik asalnya pada masa itu seorang surirumah dan anak lelakinya. Jiran tersebut menjumpai Phoenix dalam keadaan yang sedih dan mengerikan. Arnab tersebut dijumpai dengan bulu badanya 2/3 hangus, dan mempunyai luka kesan rokok dan juga berbau minyak untuk pemetik api. Dipercayai arnab malang ini disiram dengan bahan bakar tersebut

05/11/2005

Berita mengenai menganiayaan Phoenix dan penangkapan pemiliknya tersebar. Phoenix telah dihantar ke The SaveBunny Founder.

More articles about Phoenix:

Mercury News: Vallejo teen arrested in torture of rabbit

VALLEJO – Police have arrested a teenage boy from Vallejo whom they believe soaked a pet rabbit in lighter fluid last month and set it on fire.The rabbit survived the Oct. 1 attack but suffered second- and third-degree burns, open wounds and cigarette burns to a third of his body, police said.The rabbit, who has been renamed Phoenix, belonged to a Vallejo woman and her son. The day of the attack, the suspect had been hanging out with the son near the backyard where the rabbit was kept, police said.The teenager was arrested Wednesday and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of animal cruelty and possession of tobacco products as a minor, Officer Dustin Joseph said.Phoenix is still recovering at a rabbit society foster care home, said Marcy Shaaf, spokeswoman for House Rabbit Society.

“He is still not out of the woods medically,” Shaaf said. “His ears are severely damaged, they are probably going to fall off. We don’t know what the state of his inner ears is.”

“I am very pleased that the Police Department and the district attorney’s office have taken this seriously. It’s easy for people to mistake this as mischief, but this was torture,” she said.

Marin Independent Journal: Vallejo cops arrest rabbit-burning suspect

Vallejo police have arrested a juvenile suspect believed to have soaked a pet rabbit in lighter fluid and set him on fire, officials announced yesterday.The rabbit, Phoenix, is recovering in Mill Valley.The arrest comes nearly a month after a Vallejo-area resident contacted police after discovering the rabbit badly burned in her neighbor’s back yard.On Oct. 2, police responding to the call found the injured rabbit, which they confiscated along with cigarettes, lighter fluid and a lighter. The officers took the rabbit to the Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society, which treated its injuries and notified volunteers from the House Rabbit Society.Although the recovery process has been slow and his ears are still expected to fall off, Phoenix has regained his trust in people, society officials said.

“We commend the Vallejo Police Department for taking this case seriously,” said Mill Valley resident Marcy Schaaff, a director with the rabbit society.

Contra Costa Times: East Bay Roundup

ARREST IN TORTURE OF RABBIT: Police have arrested a teenage boy from Vallejo whom they believe soaked a pet rabbit in lighter fluid last month and set it on fire.The rabbit survived the Oct. 1 attack but suffered second- and third-degree burns, open wounds and cigarette burns to a third of his body, police said.The rabbit, who has been renamed Phoenix, belonged to a Vallejo woman and her son. The day of the attack, the suspect had been hanging out with the son near the back yard where the rabbit was kept, police said.

The teenager was arrested Wednesday and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of animal cruelty and possession of tobacco products as a minor, Officer Dustin Joseph said.

Phoenix is still recovering at a rabbit society foster care home, said Marcy Shaaf, spokeswoman for House Rabbit Society.

“He is still not out of the woods medically,” Shaaf said. “His ears are severely damaged, they are probably going to fall off. We don’t know what the state of his inner ears is.

“I am very pleased that the Police Department and the district attorney’s office have taken this seriously. It’s easy for people to mistake this as mischief, but this was torture,” she said

BERIKUT ADALAH PERKEMBANGAN PHOENIX YANG DITULIS OLEH THE SAVEABUNNY FOUNDER

10/11/2005

Phoenix, the Vallejo bunny who was burned and tortured, had one of his ears fall off today. While losing his ears was a very possible outcome from the severity of the injuries he sustained in the attack, the reality of seeing it happen, and tending to his needs, was quite upsetting. The other ear will fall off very soon. The suspect in this case has been arrested and is being charged with a FELONY violation— which is what we wanted. However, since he is a juvenile, very limited information is being made available to us or the public. The case will be heard in juvenile court this month. The date is TBD and it is closed to the public
  

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 21/11/2005

Hi Everyone,

Thank you again for your continuing concern and support for Phoenix. Phoenix’s other ear fell off over the weekend. He is trying to adapt to life without his ears. He scratches at them, shakes his head and is more sensitive and jumpy than he used to be. In time, we believe he will adjust and be the happy, brave and loving bunny that he truly is. Dr. Debra Scheenstra ,who initially treated Phoenix when he first came in, made a house call to examine Phoenix and determined that the ears and wounds on his back are healing well without infection or abscesses. However, there is some fluid in his ears that needs to be cleaned and drained, and he will soon have this done under anesthesia.

phnx 6I have been in regular contact with the Solano County District Attorney’s office and the case has been assigned to a Deputy District Attorney (DDA). The case was originally set to be heard in juvenile court today (11/21), but has been continued as she gathers more evidence in an attempt to add a second count to the charges.

Currently the juvenile is charged with one count of animal abuse, Penal Code 597, subsection B. The DDA would like to add a charge of torture, which is Penal Code 597,subsection A. In order to prove torture, she needs to prove that Phoenix’s injuries were directly sustained by being lit on fire or being forcibly restrained and burned with cigarettes or some other heat source.

The suspect has changed his story several times from initially saying that Phoenix lit himself on fire on the side of house where there was lighter fluid, to now saying that while he lit a bag on fire, it was Phoenix who ran through the burning bag and that’s how he got burned. Two other boys were inside and were not involved and did not see anything. They only heard Phoenix screaming and saw the other boy chasing Phoenix. I did remind the DDA that there is at least a $2,500 reward in case someone did see something and wants to come forward.

Since there were no eye witnesses, for the charges to hold, we need to prove that injuries of this severity would not be possible from running through a bag on fire, but rather from a localized, direct source of ignition. They may need me to testify about rabbit behavior, in which I would continue to educate about how intelligent and sensitive rabbits are, and that the suspect’s account of Phoenix running into the fire is not consistent with rabbit behavior. Since the suspect is a minor, I would be inside the courtroom for my testimony, but have to wait outside during the rest of the hearing.

Veterinary examination indicates that the injuries would be consistent with direct application of a heat source and not from running through a fire. The wounds on his back are localized and also looked like they were done directly with some high temperature heat source. Medical records have been sent to the DA’s office and we have offered to provide expert veterinary testimony as well.

I will also be sending the DDA the photos on 8 1/2 x 11 photo paper to be used for evidence and have offered to bring Phoenix and also the ear ,if needed. The first ear hat came off was intact, but the second ear was not retrievable and in small, burnt pieces.

Please send polite letters of appreciation to Ms. Courtney Anderson, Deputy District Attorney for her dedication to this case and for seeking felony charges of animal abuse and torture.

11/12/2005

phnx 10Phoenix continues to amaze us with his resiliency and healing. He is truly very special rabbit with a strong will to live. He was finally strong enough medically to get neutered about a week ago and he is recovering very well. During the neuter surgery, while he was under anesthesia, Dr. Harvey was able to clean out the inside of his ears which had fluid and remainders of wounds from his attack.

His ears and back are starting to return to normal coloration and soft, fluffy, white fur is growing back in on his back where he had large patches of burn wounds and scabs. Tufts of fur are growing in between his ears and according to one volunteer, Phoenix now reminds her of the actor, Ed Harris.! You’ll have to see for your yourself. We do see the resemblance!

The case has not yet gone to court and we are still working with Courtney Anderson, the Deputy District Attorney to gather evidence.

 19/01/2006

 phnx 9For the most part, Phoenix is doing well. He enjoys running around my office and his binkies, hops and jumps are magnificent. He is a handsome, sturdy bunny–very muscular with a broad face and solid body. Much of the yellow staining from the lighter fluid is now off and his fur is growing back in soft, white fuzzy patches.

 We have observed that in the past few weeks Phoenix has become more subdued, partly due to his neutering which we appreciated more than him, no doubt. He also seems to be a bit sad. While Phoenix’s physical wounds have healed he is much more sensitive to sudden movement and noises, now that his ears have fallen off. The openings to his ears have also started to close, so it is likely we will need to have them surgically reopened.

 Phoenix finally allows me to pet and kiss what is left of his ears and the hair has grown back in tufts around where his ears were. He and I take long naps on the sofa and he really longs to be a house rabbit. He is still not ready for adoption, so for now he will stay with us. 

13/02/2006

phnx 11Phoenix continues to heal both physically and emotionally. His fur is growing in over the scars on his back and is a beautiful silky white with shades of gray. He is quite a handsome boy. The yellow staining from the lighter fluid is almost all gone.I spoke with Courtney Anderson, the Deputy District Attorney for Solano County, and she is preparing the case to go before the court the week of February 28th. I have been summoned as a witness. The case is being heard in juvenile court and so proceedings are closed to the public. I will likely only be allowed in court for the time I may be asked to testify. If the date changes for the case to be heard, I will update the website.

Phoenix has become very attached to me, and seeks out reassurance when he is frightened. He is startled by sudden movements and unexpected noises, and it is likely that his hearing is poor. While it is touching for me to have gained Phoenix’s trust after he was so horribly abused by people,I can see the sadness in his eyes. He is much more cautious and less confident than before he lost his ears.Phoenix enjoys lots of love and special attention. One of his favorite activities (and mine!) is to nap on the sofa. Here we are enjoying a snuggle and a snooze along with our 18 year old cat, Baby.

27/06/2006

 We were initially scheduled to testify in front of a judge in juvenile court today 2/27/06. I received a call from Courtney Andersom, the Deputy District Attorney in Solano County, who said that the defendant decided to “plead phnx 13out.” This means that he acknowledges wrong doing and goes on probation with counseling and the case will not be heard in juvenile court. Because the defendant is a minor,records are sealed and will likely be expunged in a year if he fulfills his probation requirements.

At this point, it basically brings the legal aspect of Phoenix’s case to a close. We had hoped for a felony conviction, but at least the defendant will have to receive counseling, because it is abundantly clear that he is deeply disturbed.

Phoenix will stay here at our foster center either permanently, or eventually be placed up for adoption if that is something he seems to want. For right now, he is so bonded to me that he follows me and my voice, and until he can have that level of trust with someone else, he will stay here to continue on his healing journey. He is very jumpy with sudden movements and can grunt and growl when frightened. We believe that he behaves this way because of the trauma and abused he suffered. It also may be possible that he had been teased or poorly treated before his attack as well. Perhaps in time, he will be less reactive.

Thank you everyone for your support on behalf of this remarkable little bunny man and survivor! We are incredibly grateful to all of you. Thank you!

13/06/2006

On June 1, 2006 Phoenix received a baby carrot, extra cilantro and parsley and lots of kisses to celebrate his eight month “anniversary” of surviving an almost fatal act of animal abuse and torture. Phoenix endured second and third degree burns, and lived through having both his ears torched and fall off. His recovery has been nothing short of a miracle.

On October 1, 2005, Phoenix was soaked in lighter fluid, forceably restrained and set on fire by a teenage boy in Vallejo. Neighbors heard Phoenix screaming in pain, but he was not found by Animal Control until the next day. Phoenix was rushed to Benicia Humane Society and then to SaveABunny for emergency veterinary care.

Phoenix is an amazingly resilient rabbit with a strong will to live. He is a muscular and feisty rabbit, but also sweet and tender-hearted. He loves to run and do binkies in my office while I work on the computer.

 As you can see, except for the loss of his ears, physically he looks great! His fur has grown back even over the deep wounds on his back that took months to heal. All the discoloration from the lighter fluid has gone away and his coat is a very soft, thick white with gray.

 However, the extreme trauma from his torture and abuse has left him with permanent scarring and physical and psychological issues.

Physically, Phoenix’s left ear has healed closed. His right ear has only a tiny opening left at the top. Basically,, Phoenix can’t hear, so he becomes startled and frightened very easily. He is much jumpier and skittish than he was before his ears fell off. His eyesight is also not especially good, so he probably doesn’t see as well as other rabbits. Rabbits’ ears are so elemental to the navigation of their surroundings, that Phoenix seems vulnerable and a bit disoriented without them. Add in his poor eyesight and you have a bunny who is on guard a lot of the time in unfamiliar settings. When he is very frightened he can lunge, growl or bite, so we try to always talk with him when approaching and not make sudden moves. He has also become afraid of our cats and dog (sudden movements) and he will run and hide under the furniture.

We love Phoenix and he can stay here forever if he chooses, but we would also like to give him the chance to be adopted and have his own home. However, we are very protective of him and adamant that he be adopted only to a home that can meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Phoenix must be the only rabbit. He does not like other rabbits and can be very aggressive.
  2. Adopters must love Phoenix for who he is—and not want to adopt out of pity or feel sorry for him. He HATES that!
  3. Phoenix will do best living cage-free, because he can be cage-protective with sudden movements.
  4. He will need experienced rabbit guardians who are committed to continuing Phoenix’s long-term recovery.
  5. Local California adoption only, because he will not travel well.
  6. Initial home visit and subsequent follow-ups required.

March 2, 2007 – Message From The SaveABunny Founder

Phoenix required emergency ear surgery as a result of complications from his initial injury. He is now recuperating under close watch at SaveaBunny. On Saturday, February 24 Dr. Debra Scheenstra performed an extensive ear canal resection surgery, which was needed to treat a potentially life-threatening infection. We are very grateful to Dr. Scheentra for her time, compassion and generosity.

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 Even though Phoenix had made a miraculous recovery from his initial attack, we were advised to be guarded about his prognosis, because of medical concerns that his inner ears were vulnerable to infection, since he had lost the protection of the outer ear area, and also one ear had healed closed. Phoenix’s initial injuries from being tortured, set on fire and losing his ears was so extensive that it was a miracle he survived. Even though we had been told after the initial attack that Phoenix might be at risk over time, I guess I chose not to believe it, so I was pretty devastated and worried to see him have to go through such trauma to his ears all over again.

Phoenix and I have spent a lot of time together during his healing process and it is evident that we have a special bond. He trusts me and when I talk with him whether to greet him or soothe him, he connects with me at a very real and deep level. Phoenix is without question one of the bravest, most resilient rabbits I have ever met in the years I have been doing this work. It is amazing to me that Phoenix can be so happy and still want to be with people after what he has been through. One of Phoenix’s favorite things to do is to run and do binkies in my office as I work. He is quite the bunny dancer! He also enjoys lying in the sunbeams and closing his eyes. It’s very cute and I am so proud of him. He has learned to let me take him out to show people about animal abuse and his trust is very rewarding.

So far, Phoenix has been an almost model patient. However, he is still so strong and stubborn that takes two of us to give him his medicine. And he really hates the ice packs we have to put on his ears. I can only begin to imagine what this brave and scrappy little bunny has endured in his short life. Phoenix is a real survivor and he represents and speaks for the animals that we could not save. Please keep Phoenix’s recovery in your thoughts.

 

March 4, 2007 Update

On Saturday, March 2, one week after Phoenix’s surgery, his ear had swollen so much that we needed to take him back to Dr. Scheenstra to have his ear reopened, cleaned and drained. It’s hard to imagine what Phoenix must be feeling. His ears are raw and clearly painful, and what I think was worse for him, was the car ride. Rob (my husband and Phoenix’s foster Dad) spent the afternoon taking Phoenix and Princess (formerly Priyana) to the vet, since both had medical set-backs. Princess has an abscess in her ear.

Phoenix was subdued and a bit depressed when he returned home. As patient and as strong as he is, I can see that this is hard on him. We always reward him with a snuggle on the sofa, and some kind of treat, like a baby carrot, or very small piece of banana or apple.

Phoenix is very responsive to being talked with and we find what helps him the most is for me to talk with him and reassure him while he is being handled. He seems to understand our intention to help him.He also really enjoys shoulder massages from Rob.

Phoenix’s medical routine right now takes about 1 1/2 hours a day and requires two people. Twice a day we give him two antibiotics, pain medicine and then flush his ear with sterile saline and a plastic needle. Lastly, we put drops of a Baytril and Silvadene solution in his ears for soothing and healing. Then he gets a treat.

16/12/2008

phnx 100Phoenix now has a girlfriend! Meet Melody, another sanctuary bunny at SaveABunny. Phoenix’s story is truly one of survival against all odds and the ability of love to heal.

It has been so incredibly touching and rewarding to have lived with Phoenix and witnessed him not only survive horrific torture and abuse, but also regain his trust in people.

Melody is more then just Phoenix’s girlfriend. She is one of the most beautiful rabbits I have ever met. She was a special needs rescue whom I met literally moments before euthanasia at a South Bay shelter. Melody had been so badly neglected and abused that she was barely able to stand on her own. As I looked into the top cage at on the left in the back room at the shelter, she had propped herself up along the side of her cage. She weighed only 3.5 pounds at the time, though she is easily a 6-7 pound rabbit when healthy. She had horrible ear and fur mites. At first it looked like she had given up all hope.

I spoke to her softly. I asked her if she wanted rescue and if so, I promised her that life could and would be better and that she would never be harmed again. After a few minutes she raised her head (she was so weak that she could barely lift her head)and looked at me with a look that said she was willing to give life just one more try.

It took over a year for Melody to heal physically and close to two years for her to heal enough psychologically to relax when petted. When she first arrived she would cry and wimper when touched and to this day, she is most comfortable and connected with me and Rob and is afraid of most other people. She and I have a special ritual of taking naps together on the sofa while watching TV and Phoenix loves this as well.

People always ask me why I try so hard to help the badly wounded and neglected bunnies when there are so many healthy ones out there (who we also rescue. The reasons are complex. There are issues that hint at my own childhood, as well as the intensity of pure love and joy possible when helping these special animals that no one else wants.

If you ever want to experience true love, gratitude and a heartfelt connection with another being, we can point you in the right direction with a special needs rescue. These amazing resilient and forgiving innocent animals deserve every chance at a happy, healthy life surrounded by love and free from abuse and suffering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

27
Apr
09

Sepetang bersama di TLR…

Semalam Lb dan keluarga jalan jauh sikit, bulan lah jauh sangat dalam 2 jam sentengah perjalanan. Tapi berbaloi. Yup.. Lb ke TruLuvRabbitry. Ini sebenarnya kali kedua LB bertandang ke TLR. Yang Lb perasan 2 kali Lb ke TLR nie.. kedua dua perjalanan, pasti mengharungi hujan lebat yang teramat dan juga jalan yang sesak atau jamp. Lb sampai agak lewat lah juga, memandangkan bertolak pun sudah lewat ditambah dengan hujan dan juga bersesak dengan kereta yang semakin banyak di Malaysia nie.

Lb disambut mesra TLR sekeluarga. Yang paling cute sekali dan buat Lb jatuh hati tentulah si kecil Beth. Kami berbual panjang berkenaan Holland Lop tentu sekali dan juga berbagai topik daripada kerja hinga kepada  anak-anak maklumlah kami berkeluarga. Dan Lb dihidangkan dengan Domino Pizza yang best.. hehehe… ini kali pertama makan Domino Pizza.. hei.. lagi best dari Pizza Hut laa.. Thumb Up lah…

Jadi, Lb dan keluarga nak ucapkan terima kasih kepada Tim and Wife. What a very lovely evening with a such a wonderful family. Anak Lb juga punyalah enjoy sampai tak nak balik. Nasib baik anak Lb makan rasuah. Untuk Beth Auntie dah fall in love with you, cute little Girl. So sweet your voice..

Lb happy dapat sahabat yang best dan Lb suka sangat buku tuuu…. besttt…

Oh ..ya, LB nak minta maaf sebab tak ada bawa apa-apa buah tangan untuk TLR. Dan juga sorry, because my son sepahkan rumah you all.

Terima kasih , sekali lagi Tim and Family. But.. once again , we lupa nak snap a few photo.. aiyahh..

24
Apr
09

Fokus Hari Ini : Arnab DAn Cirit Birit / DiarrhoeA

Baiklah hari ini LB membuka Tajuk Fokus Hari Ini. Tajuk yang dimulakan dengan Fokus Hari Ini adalah bagi memfokuskan sesuatu yang kerap dan sering ditanyakan kepada LB. Harus diingat LB bukan pakat veterinar, tetapi apa yang Lb tulis berpandukan pengalaman Lb , rakan rakan Lb dan juga rujukan pembacaan. LB kumpulkan disini dan berharap agar ramai yang mendapat sedikit sebanyak panduan.

Memandangakan banyak email dan pertanyaan diruangan komen berkenaan masalah cirit birit pada arnab. LB akan fokuskan berkenaan masalah ini. Walaupun Lb ada menulis berkenaan masalah ini didalam POst Arnab Dan Masalah Najis, tetapi Lb merasakan masih ada yang kurang. Dan kepada pembaca dan juga sesiapa yang mempunyai pengalaman bagaimana menangani masalah ini boleh kongsikan di sini dengan LB dan semua.

 

Punca Punca

Seperti yang Lb sering katakan peka kepada masalah arnab anda. Berjaga-jaga dengan setiap perubahan arnab anda. Ini adalah kerana apabila masalah cirit birit tidak disedari dari awal dan lambat dirawat boleh menyebabkan kematian. Cirit birit adalah salah satu faktor besar kematian arnab. Terutama arnab yang berumur 8 minggu kebawah. Ada beberapa punca terjadinya cirit birit.

Arnab muda

Jika arnab anda berumur kurang dari 8 minggu, dan terpisah dari ibunya, masalah ini adalah kerana ia masih memerlukan susu dan cecal ibunya. Kebanyakan kedai haiwan peliharaan menjual arnab muda yang berumur kurang dari 8 minggu dan kadang kadang kurang dari 4 minggu, kerana pada umur semuda itu anak arnab kelihatan sangat comel dan dapat menarik pembeli untuk membelinya. Malangnya banyak diantara arnab yang masih kecil ini mati disebabkan masalah cirit birit. Pada umur ini anak arnab memang sudah pandai makan sendiri dan minum sendiri. Walaubagaimana pun sistem penghadamannya yang masih muda, ini masih memerlukan susu ibunya dan juga cecal yang dihasilkan oleh ibunya bagi mengimbangi PH didalam perut muda yang menerima makanan solid, dan masalah cirit birit tidak berlaku.

Diet & Pemakanan

Diet yang berserat rendah dan tinggi protein dan karbihidratnya. Diet seperti ini membuatkan proses penghadaman menjadi perlahan, dan menyebabkan perubahan PH dalam perut yang membolehkan bakteria membiak dan menyebabkan cirit birit. Perubahan diet secara mengejut juga boleh menyebabkan masalah ini. Oleh itu jika ingin memberi sayur sayuran atau tumbuh tumbuhan kepada arnab, beri secara peringkat dan satu persatu, kerana lebih mudah untuk dikesan jika cirit birit berlaku.

Pemberian Ubat Ubatan

Pemberian dose yang berlebihan sesetengah antibiotik boleh membunuh bakteria baik yang diperlukan oleh arnab. Untuk jangka panjang ini boleh melemahkan sistem imune arnab bagi melawan bakteria jahat dan meningkatkan toxin dan cirit birit boleh berlaku. Antibiotik yang diambil secara oral lebih mudah membunuh bakteria baik berbanding  jika diberi secara suntikan. Semasa memberi antibiotik, diet yang tinggi karbohidrat (seperti memberi Grains dan buah) akan meningkatkan masalah cirit birit berlaku.

Stress

Stress juga boleh menyebabkan cirit birit.

Jangkitan

Sebenarnya cirit birit hanya dan kerap berlaku disebabkan faktor pemakanan atau diet dan juga pengambilan antibiotik yang berlebihan. Cirit birit disebakan jangkitan sangat jarang berlaku. Bagi arnab muda, cirit birit boleh disebabkan oleh jangkitan E.coli. Dan jangkitan oleh Coccidia adalah lebih kerap pada semua arnab tidak mengira umur.  

Sintom Sintom

 

  1. Najis yang lebik dan tidak solid bercampur air dan berwarna hijau diperingkat awal.
  2. Arnab akan hilang selera makan dan kurang meminum air
  3. tidak banyak bergerak, dan mungkin mengelurkan bunyi berderam
  4. pada peringkat kritikal, najis yang keluar hanya lah seperti air berwarna putih kekuningan
  5. arnab hilang upaya dan lemah
  6. jika terlambat dan tidak dapat dirawat.. kematian boleh berlaku

 

Mengelakan dari berlaku;

Secara ringkas bagi mengelakan cirit birit berlaku amat mudah;

  1. Jangan pisahkan anak dari ibunya kurang dari 8 minggu.
  2. Beli atau dapatkan arnab yang hanya berumur sekurang kurangnya 8 minggu.
  3. Berikan diet yang tinggi serat  paling mudah beri lebih banyak hay dari pallet
  4. Beri atau perkenalkan diet sayuran atau tumbuhan secara berperingkat dan satu persatu. Dan elakan memberi sayuran dan tumbuhan yang tumbuh liar dan beracun.
  5. Berikan antibiotik dalam dose yang disyorkan dan dalam jangka masa yang terhad. Dapatkan nasihat veterinar.
  6. Kurangkan membawa keluar arnab anda ke persekitaran atau kawansan yang boleh memberi impak stress kepada arnab anda.
  7. Jaga persekitaran dimana arnab anda ditempatkan bersih bagi mengelakan jangkitan.

 Apa Perlu Dilakukan;

  1. Segera dapatkan rawatan daripada Veterinar.
  2. Beri Hay sebagai 100% diet pada masa ini dan jika arnab anda masih mampu untuk makan.
  3. Elakan memberi makanan yang mengandungi kandungan karborhidrat yang tinggi, seperti; pellet tinggi protein, buah buahan tinggi gula dan Grains
  4. Penting untuk memastikan arnab yang mengalami cirit birit ini dalam keadaan bersih dan selela. Bersihkan bahagian punggung yang terkena nasjis, bagi memastikan ia tidak berbau yang boleh mengundang serangga seperti lalat menganggu.
  5. Jika terlalu kotor dan berbau.. basuhlah bahagian yang kotor sahaja dengan air tidak perlu memandikan arnab seluruh badan.
  6. Pastikan arnab anda minum banyak air yang bersih, ini bagi mengelakan arnab anda ternyahhidrat;  atau anda boleh memcuba bancuhan ORT seperti dibawah dan diberi berterusan kepada arnab sehingga pulih dengan meletakan didalam botol atau mangkuk minumannya atau menyuapnya mengunakan Syringe.
  7. Berikan ORT kepada arnab anda sekerap yang mungkin, sehingga ia pulih dari cirit biritnya. 
  8. Berikan ia hay dan juga sedikit Rolled Oat bukan yang segera ( hanya sesudu kecil) jika ada. 
  9. Pastikan juga ia makan sedikit , sayuran yang dipuri atau makanan bayi yang dijual dipasaraya juga boleh turut membantu, dengan mengunakan Syringe suapkan makanan tersebut dalam kuantiti yang sedikit tetapi kerap. 
  10. Probiotics seperti Denes Probiotic + Powder adalah sangat membantu jika anda boleh mendapatkannya. Dicampur didalam makanan
  11. Selain itu Arsenicum album 30c drops atau Phosphorus 30c juga boleh mambantu. Mungkin boleh didapati dari veterinar atau Farmasi. Diberi terus secara oral.  
22
Apr
09

Neno’s Award… warna warni Blogging

Wahhh…. satu lagi award atau anugerah dari Sahabat LB. Kali ini diterima dari TheFluffies appartment yang dipenuhi dengan 11 arnab, 2 ekor kucing, tupai dan chipmunk. Terima kasih jebat dan memon dan juga M&M adik beradik.

Thanx, Elin! You are sooooo sweet!

LB suka award nie… colourfull…

Award ini adalah bertujuan,

  • menghargai individu yang gemar menulis blog dan memberi inspirasi dan juga mengalakan rakan rakan lain menulis Blog
  • saja nak interview kenapa kita suka menulis blog.

Macam award yang sebelum nie, dah terima mesti kena menulis sepatah dua kata yang wajib seperti;

  1. award hendaklah di Publish dengan segera selepas menerimanya
  2. jangan lupa menyebut siapa yang menganugerahkan award tersebut
  3. jawab soalan ” Kenapa saya suka Bloging?”
  4. Tag dan anugerahkan pula award nie kepada sesiapa yang anda rasa Blog nya bagus
  5. Jangan lupa beritahu kepada orang yang di tag dan letak link mereka sekali

So, Lb paste juga disini versi english (ini memang Copy and Paste dari Blog budak ‘S’ tu):

The award came with these mission :

* As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
* To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!

And it comes with some rules!

* Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it
* Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award
* Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging
* Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like
* Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post

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Kenapa LB suka Blogging …

  1. Lb penuhi masa lapang yang ada, dapat juga menambah sahabat dan rakan
  2. Dalam masa mencari isi nak menulis blog, banyak juga yang Lb tahu dan belajar
  3. semakin banyak yang dibaca rupanya masih banyak perlu dibaca
  4. berkongsi cerita, suka dan duka dengan semua , kadang2 bila mereka gembira kita akan lebih gembira bila rakan lain dalam kesedihan Lb juga merasakannya
  5. ini rumah kedua Lb sebab semua seperti keluarga

Memandangkan nak kena tag Blog lain kan… Jadi.. Lb Tag seperti yang berikut… dan Lb harap semua gembira dan enjoy teh award.

  1. TruLuv Rabbity
  2. Furfurries
  3. Blackie007
  4. VivienLim
  5. CocoJUne
  6. Bunny ChoyChoy
21
Apr
09

We Going Organic…hehehehe

 Patutnya Lb tulis nie semalam, tapi macam tak ada mood aje. Jadi Lb kongsikan hari ini.  2hari lepas memandangkan tak banyak yang menarik di dalam dunia cyber, maka Lb pun mejelajah dunia nyata. Hahaha.. Lb sebenarnya dah lama mencari bahan bahan dan makanan Organic. Biasanya kalau ke KL baru lah Lb dapat memborong sedikit sebanyak makanan organic. Dan memandangkan bekalan sudah nak habis, Lb mencari bekalan melalui Online , tapi agak kecewa sebab tak banyak pilihan yang boleh didapati memandangkan kebanyakan hanyalah makanan tambahan organic. Jadi Lb mengabil keputusan untuk menjelajah dan survey kedai kedai organic yang ada di kawansan Lb. Wow.. agak memberangsangkan terdapat beberapa kedai menjual makanan Organic. Walaupun sederhana, tetapi bekalannya agak memberansangkan.

Sebenarnya selama ini bekalan makanan organic ini LB hanya berikan kepada arnab arnab dalam Rabbitry Lb.. tapi selepas keluar masuk kedai organic.. terasa sesuatu yang menarik untuk mencuba makanan Organic. Walaupun rupa, bentuk dan warna makanan tersebut kurang menarik, ya lah kan tampa mengunakan sebarang bahan penyubur kimia, baja kimia dan racun. Kalau Barley biasa berwarna putih , barley organic agak kekuningan. Kalau beras biasa panjang dan putih. Beras Organic agak pendek dan kekuningan. Jika sayur biasa berdaun besar dan lebar, sayur organic agak kecil saiznya dan daunnya juga terdapat lubang lubang kerana dimakan oleh siput. Yang menandakan sayuran tersebut tidak mengunakan racun kimia. Kalau ayam pulak, ayam organic jauh kecil saiznya dari ayam biasa.

Pada mulanya, Lb jangkakan  makanan organic ini mahal harganya. Rupanya tidak langsung. Harganya amat berpatutan. Jika dibezakan dengan harga dengan yang bukan organic bezanya hanya beberapa sen sahaja. Dan kita membeli belah didalam suasana kedai yang sangat mesra alam. Udara dalam kedai organic juga berlainan. Tak tahu lah orang lain . Tetapi itulah yang Lb rasakan. Lb beritahu kepada sahabat Lb, Lb seronok shopping di kedai organic Food. Dia kata Lb kelakar…. hehehehehe.. apa apa pun terima kasih kepada sahabat Lb itu. Sebab dia yang mengalakan Lb untuk beri yang organic kepada Arnab LB , dan dari situ Lb kenal dunia organic.

Jadi, Lb membuat kesimpulan , setelah Lb memelihara arnab nie, bukan saja ia mengajar erti kasih sayang dan tanggungjawab tetapi juga dalam menjaga pemakanan LB. Ya lah.. Lb berusaha memberikan hanya yang organic kepada arnab LB … apa salah jika LB dan keluarga juga mengamalkan memakan makanan organic. kalau bukan 100% , 30% ke 50% sudah ok untuk permulaan. Untuk hari itu Lb memberi beberapa jenis bijirin untuk arnab Lb dan juga keluarga.

So.. enjoy the Organic…

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18
Apr
09

Malocclusion – Masalah gigi serius pada arnab

Arnab adalah dari keluarga herbivor, bermakna ia mengambil sumber makanan dan nutrien daripada tumbuh tumbuhan. Rumput, dedaun dan sesetengah tumbuhan ini berstruktur keras, untuk ini gigi arnab hendaklah kuat untuk menguyah dan mematahkan sirat keras tersebut. Seperti kuda , arnab liar menghabiskan banyak masa dengan makan, bagi mengekalkan nutrien dari tumbuhan. Dengan keadaan ini gigi arnab akan tumbuh sepanjang hayatnya dan tampak henti. Semasa proses pengambilan makanan, tindakan seperti mematahkan , memotong dan menguyah makanan ini dapat membentuk gigi arnab.Kadar pertumbuhan gigi arnab juga adalah berlain bagi setiap batang giginya. Jadi ia tidak sama dan sempurna, dan jika tidak dibentuk ia menimbulan masalah MALOOLUSION dimana gigi tidak sama dan tidak dalam keadaan sempurna.

Sesetengah arnab dilahirkan dengan gigi tidak sempurna, seperti gigi terlalu pendek atau panjang atau tidak sekata. Arnab ini memerlukan pemeriksaan gigi yang kerap  dan dalam sesetangah kes arnab tidak dapat hidup dengan normal. Arnab yang lahir dengan gigi normal akan menghadapi masalah ini jika terdapat trauma. Misalnya tercedera oleh gigitan anjing atau terjatuh yang menyebabkan gigi patah. Tapi bagi kebanyakan kes MALOOCLUSION terjadi akibat dari kekurang serat didalam pemakanan.

 KEDUDUKAN GIGI ARNAB YANG NORMAL

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MASALAH KEDUDUKAN GIGI TIDAK NORMAL

1. Malocclusion dan bertumbuhan gigi kacip yang terlalu panjang.

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 2. Tajam pada sudut dalam atau luar gigi geraham bawah atau bawa. Ini boleh menyebabkan kecederaan kepada lidah arnab, boleh jika serius boleh memotong lidah. Bagi kes gigi geraham atas ia boleh mencederakan  dalam  pipi dan menyebabkan bengkak bernanah.

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 3. Masalah gigi Maloccluded pada geraham adalah kerana gigi tidak tumbuh sempurna dan terus tumbuh panjang. Agar gigi menjadi panjang dan tirus dan jauh masuk kedalam rahang atas dan bawah, menyebabkan tulang bengkak dan bernanah.

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4. Akar gigi atas menekan terus duktus/salur air mata dan menyebabkan mata arnab sentiasa berair dan tahi mata terhasil.

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TANDA TANDA YANG KELIHATAN

percaya atau tidak pada peringkat awal tiada tanda tanda yang menunjukan arnab bermasalah sehinggalah arnab mengalami sintom berikut;

  • hilang selera makan, dan turun berat badan
  • terdapat air liur atau terdapat sisa makanan terlekat pada dagu, bibir dan juga kaki hadapan
  • tidak mahu memakan makan yang agak keras dan hanya memilih yang lembut, misalnya hanya mengambil sayuran dan meninggalkan Hay dan palet
  • nafas yang berbau
  • terdapat bojolan di pipi dibawah mata
  • bojolan pada rahang bawah mulanya kecil dan boleh menjadi besar
  • terdapat kotoran pada pipi atau dagu atau bahagian rahang bawah
  • gigi kacip yang tidak sekata (angkat sedikit bibir untuk periksa). Jika terdapat masalah ini, berkemungkinan gigi geraham juga tidak normal.

APA YANG PERLU DILAKUKAN

bawalah berjumpa veterinar yang umum mengenai masalah arnab. Biasanya X-ray diperlukan setiap kali kerana masalah ini berlaku memandangkan arnab bukanlah haiwan yang tenang. Dan bagi merawat masalah ini arnab biasanya diarawat dalam keadaan ANESTHESIA atau tidak sedarkan diri. Dan penahan sakit juga adalah salah satu yang perlu bagi merawat masalah ini.

BIasanya jika tidak serius vet akan memotong gigi yang tidak normal tersebut. dan ini biasanya perlu diulangan setiap bulan kerana gigi akan tetap tumbuh. Dam masalah akan berterusan sepanjang hayat arnab tersebut. Rawatan seperti membuang terus gigi yang bermasalah juga mungkin akan dicadangkan oleh veterinar begantung kepada kes. Berbincanglah dengan veterinar anda untuk mendapatkan rawatan yang terbaik untuk arnab anda.

Apa yang harus diingat arnab anda tidak akan menjadi 100% normal dan masih memerlukan pemeriksaan sepanjang hayatnya. Dan jika tampa rawatan akan menyebabkan masalah yang lebih buruk dan kesakitan dan kesensaraan kepada arnab anda.

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Trim.. rawatan yang biasa dilakukan oleh Veterinar terhadap masalah  Maloccluded

18
Apr
09

Assalamualaikum (kalau yg Muslim) Hello atau Hai.. (kalau yang Non Muslim)

Hari ini LB nak cerita sikit pasal budi bahasa orang kita orang Malaysia. Kita yang muslim dah tentu diwajibkan memberisalam kalau masuk ke rumah. Berbanding dengan yang bukan Muslim, mereka bertegur sapa dengan mengucapkan Hello atau hai. Bukan kah indah dan seronok kalau kita bertegur sapa.

Bagi Lb masa mula menulis Blog ini tak terfikir akan ada orang yang akan membaca blog Lb ini. Tetapi dengan graf yang meningkat,  blog LB boleh dikatakan tidak kurang daripada 180 klik sehari. Untuk Blog yang baru setahun jagung dan dengan tanggapan Lb sebelum ini, ini adalah sesuatu yang diluar jangkaan. Terima kasih kerana sudi singgah dan membaca dan menerima ilmu yang Lb cuba sampaikan.

Penulisan Lb tidak seberapa, tetapi Lb bangga kerana dapat memberikan sedikit sebanyak banduan kepada semua. Cuma yang Lb kurang senang dan kecewa dengan sikap sesetangah orang yang mencuri penulisan LB. Lb mengatakan mencuri kerana tidak ada salam dan Hello atau hai. Tiba tiba penulisan dan penat lelah Lb telah tersembul ditempat lain. Lb tidak kisah jika mereka ingin mengunakan penulisan Lb didalam Blog Blog mereka. Tetapi sekurang kurangnya berilah salam atau selamat sejahtera. Lb bukan meminta untuk dibayar, atau diberi penghargaan. Cuma fikirkan apa yang telah Lb lalui. Ya.. penulisan Lb juga berpandukan daripada blog dan web yang berlambak di dalam dunia cyber ini. Tetapi Lb masih perlu meminta izin untuk mempublishkan isi kandungan tersebut didalam Blog Lb. Segala gambar dan Link dan juga isi kandungan perlu mendapat kebenaran daripada  pemilik asal. Dan Lb juga tidak meniru bulat bulat, perterjemahan, pemahaman dan penyusunan semula dilakukan oleh LB.

Jadi Lb berbangga jika apa yang ditulis dan disusun Lb, dianggap berguna oleh semua. Blog Lb adalah terbuka dan tiada watermark atau trade mark. Jadi tidak lah menjadi masalah rasanya jika ada yang ingin COPY and PASTE didalam Blog masing masing. Cuma tidak salah hanya dengan memberi Assalamualaikum dan memberitahu niat suci , untuk mengunakan penulisan LB. Jangan risau Lb akan dengan lapang hati memberi kebenaran untuk mengunakannya. Cuba anda bayangkan jika tiba tiba Harta Kesayangan  anda digunakan dan diambil oleh orang lain tanpa pengetahuan anda. Tak perlu menulis panjang berjela untuk email LB. Cuma berikan salam dan selamat sejahtera dalam ruangan comment Lb.. Cantik juga kalau ruangan itu berisi dan tidak kosong.

Jadi biar Lb dulukan… Assalamualaimum… Selamat sejahtera…. Hello dan Hai….

Gembira berkongsi Ilmu.. dengan anda semua.

16
Apr
09

The ” LIve is So GRanddd” Award

Blackie007 telah memberi satu lagi award untuk Lb dan Rabbitry kecil. Blackie ini adalah seekor kucing yang mempunyai “Slave” nya sendiri. Bukan main bertuah si Blackie. Jadi mcm si Blackie Lb pun tak berapa pasti mcmana award nie berfungsi… mungkin copy dan paste lah kan ..Blackie kan… kan ..kan???
 
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memperkenalkan… Blackie007.. the Bond Cat…
 
Award atau anugerah ini diberi nama The “Life is Grand” ada gambar piano.. cuma soalannya apa kena mengena piano dengan Pet kita… bukan ke award yang ada piano nie untuk Industri muzik…. LOL… macam macam …

ada pulak syarat tau untuk ambil Award nie…. kena beri kata kata alu aluan… seprti berikut
  • Give five reasons why you think life is grand
  • Pass it on to 5 more blogs

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Jadi.. Lb biarkan BlueBerry yang beritahu kenapa “Life Is Grand” dalam Rabbitry Mini

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 I have Unlimited hay and more hay and hay and hay… with Free Run Everyday

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 I have Green and more GReen.. some time orange colour and purple colour  veges as my midnight snack .. 

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 I have a lovely sweet fruits sometime orange colour, green colour , yellow colour.. but I love orange colour… orange is my favourite colour

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Lepak with my buddy Koko… even most all the time we just enjoying siting inside and outside the Box.

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and the best Grand ever is when I have my own space… where i can call my own… I’m rules

 

Ok… bagi menyampaikan anugerah atau award ini, Lb nak penerima penerima tersebut , menerima nya…..

  1. FurFurries (even you are new D, but I know how grand you bunny are)
  2. Anggerik Bunny Scribe ( plz give me you new link to your new bunny Blog)

 

 

 

 

14
Apr
09

FareWell Little Pinky (11/04/2009-14/04/2009)

 

Lb tak nak cerita banyak. Sebab Lb masih terkilan dengan apa yang terjadi. Dengan dukacita kepada pengikut blog LB . The pinky tak dapat bertahan. Semalam The Pinky masih sihat seperti biasa. Dan pagi ini hanya tuhan yang tahu apa terjadi. Pinky telah pergi meninggalkan Rabbitry kecil LB. Sebab yang sebenar tidak diketahui. Tetapi Lb syak Blueberry terlampau sayang akan si pinky sehingga terpijak anak kecil ini. Memandangkan si kecil ini haya seekor dan tertimbun didalam bulu bulu BlueBerry yang banyak, mungkin dengan tidak disengajakan BlueBerry terpijak si kecil ini. Bagaimanapun, Lb bersyukur kerana diberi peluang untuk bersama Si Pinky walau hanya untuk beberapa hari. Lb akan ingat Pinky selama lamanya.

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Ini diambil petang semalam… sihat dan cukup susu

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dan pagi ini… The Pinky sudah tak bernafas lagi..Binky Free sweet little pie..

13
Apr
09

Pertandingan Arnab Visual.. Enjoy everybody

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Sahabat Lb dari TruLuv Rabbitry mengambil inisiatif dengan mengadakan Rabbit Show secara Visual.

Ini adalah ilham baik beliau dalam membawa kehagatan Show Rabbit yang sebenar kepada negara negara yang tidak mempunyai pertandingan Arnab. Selain daripada menjalinkan persahabatan antara peminat peminat arnab, Pertandingan Arnab secara Visual ini juga sekadang suka suka dan juga menambah pengetahuan. Tidak ada sebarang bayaran dan juga syarat dikenakan. Hanya perlu menghatar gambar arnab anda dalam kedudukan yang paling senang untuk diadili. Dan ia juga diadili mengikut kegemaran masing masing dan ada boleh memberi komen dan juga point kepada peserta peserta lain dengan point daripada 0-10.

Post kan photo arnab anda dan nyatakan

Breed (Jenis Baka) :

Color (Warna)         :

Age (umur)              :

Group Competing  :

 

dan jika anda ingin memberi komen dan point kepada orang lain. Hanya Klik pada gambar dan nyatakan komen anda dan point and. JIka anda bersedia menerima kritikan , bolehlah menghantarkan penyertaan anda.

Terima kasih Tim, dengan idea yang bernas ini….

Pada sesiapa yang teringin menjadi JUDGE atau nak  hantar gambar arnab anda untuk di judge oleh seluruh dunia… sila lah… Klik  RABBIT SHOW IN FACEBOOK




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