Urgent Help With Rabbit!

PraptiPanda

I'm a newbie with rabbits, but I did all my research before getting one. He's been with me a month now and has been getting along great. Today, I fed him a couple pieces of apple, nothing new, he gets them as treats. Suddenly,he turned away and started wheezing. I thought at first that he was choking, but he didn't scrape his face or sneeze at all. There is also no drooling. Later, I found out that the knife I used to cut his apples were used to cut a bittergourd before. Could it be that he's reacting like this to the strong and bitter taste? I would have done the heimlich, but I'm not sure he's choking. Please help! He's now hiding in his box and continuously breathing loudly and making squeaky sounds. Any advice is appreciated!
 

Aquaman9101

You should never take chances and always consult a vet when you think your pet has been poisoned. Some even have hotlines that you can consult.
 

PraptiPanda

You should never take chances and always consult a vet when you think your pet has been poisoned. Some even have hotlines that you can consult.
I would consult a vet, but unfortunately, in my country vets that specialize in rabbits are extremely rare. There's nowhere I could take him right now.
 

Aquaman9101

how much apple did you give him? And did he eat any seeds? If he ate some seeds, give him/her lots of water and hay to expel the seeds content
 

PraptiPanda

how much apple did you give him? And did he eat any seeds? If he ate some seeds, give him/her lots of water and hay to expel the seeds content
I only gave him two or three pieces of the fleshy part - I know the seeds are poisonous. I don't know if he's drinking anything now, but I added an extra container. He's urinating fine, though.
 

Aquaman9101

Are there any other symptoms your rabbit is suffering?
 

PraptiPanda

Are there any other symptoms your rabbit is suffering?
Well, apart from the noises he's making, he's pretty restless and has his ears back against his head the whole time. He isn't acknowledging anyone but he did let me pick him up to examine him.
 

Aquaman9101

I don't know what's happening, then. I've been searching for answers on Google but your rabbits symptoms don't match up with anything. I hope your rabbit turns out ok.
 

PraptiPanda

I don't know what's happening, then. I've been searching for answers on Google but your rabbits symptoms don't match up with anything. I hope your rabbit turns out ok.
I tried to search too, but found nothing. Thanks for trying, though. It means a lot to me. And please keep him in your prayers...I hope he'll pull through.
 

techfool

Are you sure he hasn't got some apple stuck in his windpipe? A vet could check. They don't have to be specialists.
Rabbits are very sensitive to being in pain and discomfort, they will go very quiet and withdrawn. They try to hide their distress so predators won't pick them out.
That's when you need to worry.
 

Mary765

I would take them to a regular vet. There are no specialists in my area either but whenever my rabbits or other animals are sick I take them to a local vet and they normally prescribe and diagnose just fine.

Where abouts do you live? Vets are pretty common in most places!
 

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