Oh, the Indignity!

Well, I’m happy to say that I’m no longer being force-fed Critical Care. On Monday morning I ate all of my breakfast and this finally seemed to satisfy dad, so he stopped picking me up twice per day to force-feed me.

Still, just look at what I had to go through!

gus getting fed critical careI’m pretty sure everybun out there will agree with me – this is awful. Is there a bunny version of the Geneva Convention? If there is, it should include a clause forbidding force-feeding like this.

gus is not enjoying this game I just wanted to get away, but dad and mum kept a hold on me. Although they tried many ways to feed me, I squirmed and wriggled and fought as much as I could, to make sure that it was as un-enjoyable for them as it was for me.

And every time they fed me, I had to spend forever trying to clean my chin. NOT FUN.

Anyway, I’m just glad it’s all over now, and I hope I NEVER have to go through all that again!!!



  1. You look about as sad as I did when Mom and Dad did this to me last year. I figured out that if I licked eagerly at the syringe and pretended to like it they would put me down faster. Oh, the shame.

  2. So glad to hear Gus is feeling better! We had to do that with Patch once. It was a nightmare and I remember having most of the Critical Care end up on his face rather than in his mouth!

  3. I had to syringe Biffy for a few days back in October. It was a real struggle to get him to swallow. Eventually I thought, if it dribbles out, he’ll get it in his mouth when he tries to clean it off, right?

    Well, moral of the story, be ware of fur mats from the critical care. I’m still working on his.

  4. I’m so happy Gus is doing well! Tell him he’s got it good. My bun gets force feed CC 2-3x day everyday for the past 6 months and will continue forever.

  5. Some bunnies will lick Critical Care off a spoon (it takes ALOT longer, but is less messy). Gus – I have a feeling you aren’t one of those bunnies though. I’m very glad you are back home and feeling better!!

  6. Poor Gus. 🙁 So abused, but you’re feeling better and that’s the important thing. (Well, Betsy would probably insist the important thing is that it wasn’t HER getting her fur messed up!)

    Scout would fight like a demon, until I happened on putting her on the washer and sitting on a stool beside it. Once our heads were even, she would let me syringe feed pretty much anything I wanted to her. I was still scum, mind you, but at least I didn’t have to try and medicate the tasmanian devil three times a day.

  7. Yay Gus! I’m so glad you’re feeling better! Kudos to your mum & dad for taking such good care of you!

  8. I’m sorry to hear you weren’t very well – it’s great that you are doing better! And your Dad did manage to get *most* of it in your mouth (I know how hard that is to do!)

  9. Why don’t you go lock up yourself in your rabbit hutch and cover yourself with hay so that you won’t see you. Well I believe force feeding you is only for your own good so just be patient. I think they will not feed you in the first place if they don’t care about you.

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