Gypsy Rose

Posted by d2030476 on December 20, 2009  /   Posted in Patient Highlights

Gypsy Rose is a pedigree Holland Lop Doe, who was born on January 2, 2008. She comes from a long line of show rabbits (her mother died giving birth to her). Gypsy’s coloring is a mixture of beige and grey with silver overtones, which classifies her color as tortoise. She is litter box trained, comes to her name (when she wants), sits up and begs and tolerates being dressed-up. When she wants her outfit off, she TAKES it off – just like a stripper; thus her name! For the most part, she is very well behaved EXCEPT, last February she discovered that she had the ability to chew wires. Within days she took out a lamp, the TV and the computer. I thought I had broken her of the habit. Unfortunately, I was wrong, and she decided to go for the 220 line on the air conditioner; which I had not unplugged for the winter. (Fortunately, it was winter and the A/C was not on.) While I thought she was behaving herself she chewed through the wire, which I did not discover until it was time to put her in her cage for the night. It was not until the next morning that I realized her right eye was discolored. I brought her to Dr. Boren who diagnosed her with having an ulcer in her eye. Dr. Boren prescribed eye drops in order to prevent the ulcer from bursting and causing her to lose the sight in that eye. Over the next several months Dr. Boren kept a watch on her progress and thus saving her eye sight. She does not chew wires any longer and Dr. Boren is her hero! -Cindy Rose

Gypsy Rose

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