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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Tummy gurgles

Is it normal for a buns tummy to gurgle loudly? Should I be worried about it?

My girls are up in my room with me now so they're near me all the time and I keep hearing fudge's tummy gurgling. I don't know if this is just something that happens normally and I just haven't noticed it before or whether it's a new thing I should be concerned about.

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It probably means that you bunny has gas Try to gently massage your bunny's stomach for a few minutes or as long as it lets you. Here is a web site about it. http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/ileus.html


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Is she still eating and going to the bathroom OK?
You should not be able to hear a buns tummy gurgling. I guess it could just be nasty gas, but it can also be a sign of something worse in their GI tract. If it keeps happening, I would acually take her to the vet.



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Their stomachs are suppose to make some sounds. How close are you to Fudge when you are hearing the sounds? Is she still eating and going to the bathroom okay?

No stomach sounds at all is actually a very bad thing, it means that the GI tract isn't moving which is an emergency in bunnies. I think if the noises are louder than normal it could mean that her intestines are irritated or she has gas, but no sounds at all is bad too. It's a good idea to make yourself familiar with your rabbits normal tummy noises so you can better detect when something is off.

If you think it might be gas, you can try some gentle tummy rubs to try and help it pass, and call and ask your vet about using Simethicone (baby gas meds). When one of my rabbits use to suffer from gas, he would look like he didn't feel good. He would sit scrunched up and press his stomach against the floor, and just seem pretty uncomfortable in general. Simethicone and tummy rubs usually worked wonders for him, but if it doesn't help you should deffinatly take Fudge into the vet. Tummy issues in rabbits arn't something to mess around with.

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Really? I read somewhere that tummy gurgles werent a good thing, but it could be wrong. Ive never heard a gurgle from Smudge

Well, I sure hope Fudge is OK!



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Thanks for the replies everyone Fudge is otherwise ok, still eating and pooping normally but I have noticed now that these noises only seem to happen while she's drinking water. I'm wondering if she's drinking too fast (they have bottles) but it really doesn't seem to bother her. It can be quite loud sometimes, when it first happened I actually thought it was my own tummy gurgling lol.

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Stanley gurgles lol. Right after drinking water too. I think its just a shift of gas and liquid.



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Ophelia makes odd noises when she eats sweet fruits that she likes. I am not sure why but she has always done it. I wonder if it's the same thing....

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Acacia doesnt make audible sounds that I evwr heard but Akina may have a gas issue
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