August 1st, 2010, 11:03 AM
So I woke up this morning and came into the living room to check on my 5 month old bunny Lynden. He was safe and sound is his age that I built him from NIC cubes. However the part of his cage that I use for food and that he uses to go poop was soaked. His waterbottle had somehow come loose and leaked all over that side of the cage. The problem is that side of the cage is covered in Newspaper. I noticed that his feet are dark grey from the newspaper ink. Is it toxic to my bunny? He won't let me wash it off. He just kicks and squirms when i try to wipe them with a cloth. Please help me I need to know if the ink is toxic and whether there is a way to wash his feet.
August 1st, 2010, 12:11 PM
If you have a local newspaper that actually prints the paper in your town, you could ask if they have any ends of the big rolls of paper they use for that. I used to buy them here, it's just rolls of white paper, no print on it and they'd charge $5 or $10, depending on how much was left on the roll. I'd wash my shelties before shows and put paper in their pens, and of course it had to be white, I couldn't have newspaper ink on their whites(feet, legs or bib). Your bunny should be fine even with dirty feet, it never hurts puppies.
August 1st, 2010, 12:15 PM
If you call the newspaper, they should be able to tell you if they use nontoxic inks, bskillings. I know more and more around here the newspapers were going to soy inks, which I believe are nontoxic. If you're still worried after talking to them, a quick call to the vet might set your mind at ease--they might even have some tips for cleaning off his feet.
August 1st, 2010, 06:56 PM
As far as I know bskillings newspaper ink is vegetable based....me personally I wouldn't worry about it.
Whenever I wanted to do something to Daisy (our bunny) I would lay her on her back in the cradle of my arm, or even better get somebody else to do the cradling and wipe away. Bunnies are pretty much immobile when on their backs.