Our new "little boy" Chip has been sneezing for quite a while now. Indy sneezes all the time, but it's a "quiet" "dry" sneeze. Chip's isn't - his nose is wet and his sneeze sounds different. So, it's off to his first visit to our vet (the first all exotic animal hospital in the country). As it turns out, there's been some turn-over at the Vet's office, so Carol & I will be meeting a new doctor, too - Heather Bixler. Well, let's just say that we like Heather a lot and I think she liked Chip, too. Both the doctor and the tech just seemed to swoon over Chip as he came out of his soft-sided carrier in the examining room. So far it looks like we've been raising our rabbits absolutely fine and doing everything correctly.
However, Chip does have some kind of upper respiratory infection, so we're going to have to separate him from Indy (even though they're not "together" at all) Indy is healthy and is showing no symptoms, so Chips cage has to be moved away for a couple of weeks. During that time, he's going to be fed antibiotics twice a day to see if we can get rid of this sneezing problem.
Chip made the trip pretty well - it was his first car ride since coming home from the Wisconsin State Fair back in August. He also handled his first medication feeding session really well. He's our first rabbit that hasn't tried shutting his mouth, jerking away and not swallowing the medication. We'll be doing this for two weeks, so hopefully 1) he'll cooperate and 2) he gets better.