I have kept a variety of pet rabbits and enjoy sharing what I've learned about bunny care with others.
5 Signs Your Rabbit Is Sick
Because bunnies are quite different from other animals, it can sometimes be hard to tell whether they are sick or not. Here are five signs to look for that may indicate that your rabbit is not feeling well.
Please note that if you think your bunny is sick for any reason, you should take it to the veterinarian. Too many rabbits die because people ignore their sickness until it is too late. If you do not think you can afford the occasional vet bill, then you should not get a rabbit, as they need health care, just like any other pet.
1. Not Eating
Whilst humans and lots of other animals can go for a rather long time without eating, it is not at all safe for rabbits to stop eating. Rabbits have a special type of digestive system which must be kept moving. If a bunny's digestive system stops moving, then the bunny can die very quickly. For this reason, if your bunny stops eating for more than a day, you should take it to the vet as quickly as possible.
2. No Urine or Droppings
If the bunny stops urinating and pooing, then you should take it to the veterinarian. Lack of poo can suggest a blockage in the gut, perhaps a fur blockage, or some other material if your bunny eats cardboard or carpet or other indigestible things that can get caught in its guts. Bunnies die very quickly from blockages, so it is very important that you take your rabbit to the vet quickly.
3. Bare Patches of Skin
Bare, itchy patches of skin might indicate mites, which irritate the skin and cause the fur to fall away, revealing red scaly skin. This is different from a moult, in which a rabbit's skin may sometimes be exposed, but in the case of a moult, the rabbit will not be itchy, and the skin will be a healthy tone and smooth texture. If your rabbit has skin irritation, you should consult your vet.
4. Runny Eyes or Runny Nose
A rabbit with runny eyes or a runny nose should be observed carefully. If it does not clear up, and the bunny loses its energy and starts looking sick and unwell all over, then take your rabbit to the vet, as it may have an infection just as people sometimes do.
5. Red or Orange Urine
Sometimes rabbits have red or orange urine. This can happen if they have had too many carrots. Normally this is nothing to worry about, but if your rabbit seems sick in other ways, or if it does not clear up in a few days, you should think about getting bunny to the animal doctor.
More Rabbit Care Articles
- A Guide to Getting and Caring for Your First Pet Rabbit
Here are some tips for selecting and taking care of your first pet rabbit.
- Do Rabbits Need Straw or Hay? Bunny Bedding vs. Feeding
Straw and hay are both dried grass products that look similar, but while hay is full of nutritional goodness for your rabbit, straw is only good for bedding.
- Bunny Care Guide: What Foods Do Rabbits Eat?
If you have a new bunny rabbit, you might have a lot of questions. Can it eat carrots? What about hay? Learn which foods are safe and which are not.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
addie but me mums name is Kirsten :3 on July 22, 2020:
I just got my bunny so I am not sure at all if he is sick maybe he is well probably not BUT maybe I don't know MAYBE???? Also I fink he just peeped on me
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Tai’ah on December 31, 2018:
My rabbit used to be pretty active, but now she’s not. Also a few days ago there was A LOT of hair in the litter box, I have two bunnies one is brown the other is blond, but most of the fur in the box was blond and she’s the one is isn’t very active anymore. Please answer, I’m worried for my bunny, I hope she’s ok.
Noelle on July 01, 2018:
My rabbit is eating and drinking but not cleaning herself and is panting even though it not hot. Please answer.
John on May 19, 2018:
What does it mean when your rabbit licks your hand and her tongue feels hot?
Araceli on January 10, 2018:
My rabbit is being still and not eating he is not himself idk if he’s sick or i need help I don’t know what to do
Heidi Langeland on November 30, 2017:
my rabbit how is he go sick in my home. I get her 1 carrots today & food . I feed her a carrot just one of her . my rabbit little . name little brownies . November 3 . I have hays.
Chathen on November 20, 2017:
My bunny gave birth to 6 but after 25 days all kids r dieing.... Every kits r cycling there legs and dieing pls any 1 kindly reply me
JACOB MALABA on November 10, 2017:
After my doe gave birth to 2 kits,24hrs down the line i still see blood stain from the mother [peace] when it urinates,is that normal
Bryant on October 27, 2017:
Do rabbit die when I feed he two time a day
Emma on October 21, 2017:
My bunny which is 3 years old is not very active he has been staying in one place for long periods of time and he doesn’t eat anything but he drinks. I am nervous about his health but there isn’t a pet doctor near us
Prabhat on September 25, 2017:
My rabbit is producing strange sound n growling.....help
Michelle on August 22, 2017:
hi! My bunny is one years old and today when I woke up I found that she is acting very strange! For one, she is in her cage which she never goes in she has free range of the house. While in her cage every 2 minutes she is changing positions like she can't get comfortable. Which is stange because normally during the day she lays around sleeping she never changes positions as much as she is doing today! She has also pulled out a ton of fur off of herself! She is also breathing very rapidly. She is just not herself out all! I've called around to a few vets in town and gave them her symptoms and waiting on a call back as all of the vet doctor's I called are currently in surgery! Please help I'm very concerned and just wanna know if I'm over reacting or if there is something really wrong!
Sophia on July 22, 2017:
Hi :) my bunny is acting a little weird. He is about 8 weeks old and I have another bunny who's about a year old. I've had many bunnies in the past but my most recent one is acting very sleepy. He acts like this in his cage but when I take him out he usually gets more energetic and can't sit still unless I continuously pet him which I think is normal. I woke up pretty early today so I don't know if maybe he did too & is still tired? He's kind of just curled up in a ball which I know is normal and it pretty much looks like he's sleeping. Also, I do have a little hut for him that he enjoys not sleeping in, but on. Usually when I hold him a certain way and he's not comfortable he jumps out of my hands but when I was holding him today he didn't really care. He also feels really skinny & bones. Is this because he's so young? He eats and drinks fine and I actually just fed him so I don't know what's wrong :/
Glyn on June 23, 2017:
Hi there please help, my sister has a tiger haired Rabbit ... after a resent very hot spells he has started to fall on to his left side, although getting better and still eating he has now gone into hiding is this a natural thing..? After eating he will go back into his hiding place and only come when he wants.... please get intouch via email Glyn1970@hotmail.com
Maya on May 22, 2017:
My bunny is falling over to each side which is mostly his head he doesn't have broken bones and he eats perfectly fine. He tries to stand up and move but he keeps on falling over. Please help
netisha francis on May 21, 2017:
my bunny is not eating his pallet nor his hey but he drinks and eat greens and hi seen to have lost some balance and is head is like tilting and he just lye down a lot is my bunny ok are his he dying please help me please
ashley on May 21, 2017:
I don't know what is wrong with my bunny. He is a 6-7 year old Lionhead. He was fine and I just went to check on him and noticed he hasn't touched his food or water, nor did he use his litter box since I cleaned it Thursday. He is usually very skittish and doesn't let anyone touch him. I picked him up and he looks at me. But he has some white discharge coming from his nose and sounds congested. He is also covered in urine and feces. Also when I put him back down he seemed unstable on his feet for a few seconds. Please help!!
ks on May 20, 2017:
I just got my rabbit and it rarely moves it is always wet around it's mouth and it stinks. When I touch around its mouth it's brown. My rabbit won't stop drinking and it's skinny I can feel it's spine.
Please tell me what my rabbit has I am getting very worried.
Jess on May 19, 2017:
My rabbit is behaving as normal, full of life and runs circles around me most of the time but he constantly licks and scratches his fur, - his legs going bald and his back looks like he has dandruff but ive looked through his hair numerous times and he doesnt have any red skin or parasites & he also has, excuse my way of describing it but it looks like half a mushroom in his left ear but his right is perfectly fine im not sure why? could anyone help X
Shannon Farrington on May 01, 2017:
My bunny Oreo that I've had since I was 3, well last night she eat a couple pieces of Christmas Cactus we don't know how many pieces I tried to stop her and grab them before she could but she had digested them already.....20 minutes before she went in her pen then she started flopping over and could'nt stand..... maybe its because she's 8.....
Robin on April 08, 2017:
I just bought my bunny a new cage and its wooden and she is trying to eat it.. is this normal, or how do I prevent her from eating her cage??
Bella on January 09, 2017:
My bunny is really skinny and gottin more skinnier and when it walks it looks weak and she eats well but theres also been a cat around the house and trys to get them but she has no cuts or anything and the the cat is not ours her name is sugar please help me shes very playful and caring and i love her so much and bugs bunny he and her are always close to each other .
Anna on December 20, 2016:
My bunny is 1 years old and has red eyes, losing fur around them ,but not a lot, and he won't open them. The right eye seems to be worse. What do I do?
Help on September 05, 2016:
Pls my bunny always lies down and she always drink water but now she did not drink my mother say that she will b fine and she said its just need a rest but she do not stand up and when i called her she is not going in front of me i wish she will never die she is my 2nd rabbit
Pls reply!!!I NEED HELP:(!!!!!!SHE LOOKS LIKE NOT ENERGETIC
Henry on September 02, 2016:
My bunny is eating but her poop is like cow pat. Is this serious?
firstname.lastname@example.org on July 09, 2016:
Hello, my bunny started being... too calm sitting in a corner of the cage not eating at all (only with syringe) and very rarely drinking water. I took him in my arms massage him massage the stomach and it makes sounds like it works...but he doesn't eat anything... and sitting like a ball of fur all the time...i gave him vegetable soup with syringe and immediately he starts being more active but after 1h he sits calm again.What should i do?
Abbey on July 02, 2016:
My rabbit is acting really dopy lately. She doesn't move around much and when she does walk she tends to fall over. She moves her head around a lot to see where she is. Do you think she is blind.
Cecilia on June 28, 2016:
My baby bunny is only two weeks old and is not moving and leaning to its left. What seemed to be that it passed it laid on its side and got stiff then a min later it sat up again but is slowly breathing.
makenna on June 26, 2016:
My rabbit is not a act ting as normal or as useawol he always digs but now he is not digging at all he always does a whole bunch of happy flipps a now he just sits around and pees and poos everywhere what do I do im really worrid.
Traviskim136@gmail.com on January 10, 2016:
I have a female and male rabbit we got back in early spring just New Years Day I found six baby bunnies eyes closed big furry she's taking care of him and we separated the male from the female just a minute ago she peeing blood no blood clots just heavenly Red Tent to her urine. !
lj on October 25, 2015:
Well since people post ...i would like to ask as well
my rabitit sat in the water and he didnlnt eat nor drink he died the following day what could be the problem he was white so he was an albino?? My email is email@example.com or my phone number namibia africa: 0818285518
on March 10, 2015:
I have two rabbits that i just got about a week ago...one is kind of thin and i never see her drink any water but she eats like crazy and pottys fine. The other has been freaking out since yesterday and he's becoming kind of thin as well. Is this ok? Do i need to take them to the vet? I don't want them to die. Their just babies.
helen delgado on December 27, 2014:
Please help my about 3 month bunny is not eating and lies on the floor flat or lies on his left side and does not use his front legs he just stares at us and blinks and my mom wants you to reaspond first to see please reaspond before its too late
yary on November 01, 2014:
My bunnies leg are numb he walks weird
firstname.lastname@example.org on August 06, 2014:
Emma White. If your bunny is still alive please take her to the vet as soon as possible. Try to not keep your rabbit in a flat bottom plastic cage. You should keep it in a wire cage if you can to avoid maggots from getting inside of your rabbit. If you see any maggots then rinse therm off of your rabbit and pick them off your rabbit as soon as possible and immediately take them to the vet.
Emma White on July 21, 2014:
Hi I am just asking my rabbit always has poop stuck to her so what's wrong please reply im only 11 and Im concerned
kisha8 on April 19, 2014:
My bunny is just lying there not eating not drinking and we he tries to hop away from me he falls over to left ankle around in the circle outside he's noses wet and he sees it should I give him some cold medicine lol no for real I don't know what to do can someone help me
Jane Badoiu on March 08, 2014:
Hi, I am new to this site, I am a new bunny owner also, I bought my bunny 5 weeks ago, the pet store told me he is about 1 year old, his name is Oreo, about 3weeks ago I noticed his head tilted, I took him to the vet and the vet told me is noting wrong with your bunny, maybe he had a stroke but he seams fine now, I went home, after 5 days he started acting like he was having seizures, he was rolling over in his cage without stoping he will stop 1 minute or 2 then keep rolling. I thought he was going to die. :( it was very sad, he did it all night. First thing in the morning I took him to a different vet, he said he thinks he has e cuniculi , he is eating and pooping,but he is not drinking to much, the vet give him some fluids and give me something called panacur and I have to give him 0.3 ml a day, I feel like the diagnosis were not wright, the vet didn't take blood and didn't do any tests, the bunny is doing a little better but he's head is still tilted and he still rolls over in his cage or on the carpet, he sims ok on the day time but at night I hear him rolling over at least 6/7 times a night but not nonstop. He does it once then stops, anyway I feel that something is wrong and no one is helping him, I am going tomorrow for a recheck but I am afraid, I don't trust this vet, what should i do??? How can I help my bunny?
I will probably have a lot of spelling errors but please ignore them, I need help with my bunny and I will not let my broken English stop me. ( I am from Romania) Thank you.
cynthia sienczenko on November 26, 2013:
my rabbit about a month ago started SNEEZING now a month later he stopped eating now he is so skinny an my parents don't want to take him to the vet help me pleaze
Kaity on October 23, 2013:
My bunny is an Angora and he has stopped eating his pellets but when I hold a carrot for him he chows down.. My parents do not believe in vets so I kind of have to rely on home remedies.. I just think it is odd that he will eat some vegetables but wont eat the pellets.. is this just a bad habit or should I take it seriously? please contact me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org thank you
MG on August 25, 2012:
I think your rabbit has snuffles... Pasteurella... yeah... It is an incurable respiratory disease in rabbits. The disease CANNOT be passed from rabbit to human or vice versa, but it is VERY highly contagious from one rabbit to another. What color is the discharge from the nose? If it is clear then it is allergies, but if it is colored or creamy then it is most likely snuffles. There is a suppressant, but no cure.
vanessa on August 24, 2012:
i have a lionhead rabbit and lately she has been sneezing. i don't know if its because of her new litter pan bedding or if shes sick.she has no problem eating or going to the bathroom, but i have noticed that she has crust stuff around her eyes(kinda like eye boogers:P) and around her nostrals theres yellowish stuff around it, but maybe its just from her eating the grass outside?. should i be more concerned and take her to a vet ?
tmariehurst on July 14, 2012:
A friend of mine gave me 2 doe's that were given to her just 3 weeks before. Both doe's were pregnant and my friend could not keep them. Having many rabbits of my own, I knew that this was not a good situation for these rabbits as the multiple moves had them highly stressed. 2 days after I got them, they both gave birth about 6 hours apart. there was 7 kits in one litter and 5 in the other. The 1st doe with 7 kits, buried them in her bedding and stopped caring for them. 1 died as a result and at that point I took the remaining 6 away, put them in a basket that I had put some of doe #2s bedding and fur in along with some of her feces to hurry the rescenting process along. I then placed the 6 kits in the nest with the 5. They did very well for about a week, although the 1st litter was about 1/2 the size of the 2nd. Then the 2nd doe's milk dried up and another kit died and the remaining 10 were weak and dehydrated. At this point I removed the 10 kits and brought them in and began hand feeding them. All but 2 kits had their eyes open and I noticed that something did not look right with the 2. I knew that I might lose the entire 10, but was 100% sure that I would lose at least 4 more. 2 days later I lost one of the kits whose eyes had not opened and looked strange and again 2 days later lost yet another kit leaving me with 8 kits, including the one with sealed eyes. I took the "blind" one to the vet and they moistened the eyes and gently pulled them opened at which point we dicovered that the little kit is indeed blind. It was born without an eye on the right side and the eyeball on the left is clear pink with no iris and what looks to be a bulge on the bottom of that eyeball, same color. So the kit is 100% blind and when I asked the vet what caused this they said they did not know. I am now fairly certain that it is also either partially deaf or completely. It is in good health and has a greedy appitite just like the other 7, but I would like to know if this is a common occurance. Any ideas from anyone out there?
email@example.com on July 01, 2012:
My flemish Giant seems to have fluid in his lungs or mucis when he breathes. I put him in the celler due to the heat. It is much cooler there. What could this be?
firstname.lastname@example.org on June 13, 2012:
i was told about a year ago my rabbit has cancer,she's been doing well until now.
yesterday she stopped eating and drinking very little.
today she only had a tiny little amount of cabbage but i have noticed that when she tries to turn around she falls over and still not eating.please help but i can't take her to the vet as i don't get payed until friday
Brooke on June 08, 2012:
I just got a bunny last week. Its been acting wild the past week! but just today it stopped moving! it'll walk slowly if it needs something! he seems sick. :( Is this normal? Is it gonna die? PLEASE HELP!
Bunny on May 29, 2012:
To all those people who don't know why their pet is sick- get a vet. That's the best answer. But if you really can't, try your best to go online and research on the symptoms omg! My rabbit isn't sick but I go online frequently to memorise the symptoms just in case it ever happens. For example, Your bunny has difficulty supporting it's head and is unbalanced- its most likely head tilt. No matter how costly is it, you NEED to get it to a vet if it's sick. I'm sure you wouldn't want it to die. To kayleigh- I'm
Not sure why she's not eating but if she's shedding a lot, you might want to groom her with a rabbit brush instead of letting her groom herself or woolblock might happen :/ I'm not sure about that though, it's best if you contact a vet. I hope all your rabbits will feel better.
kayleigh on May 20, 2012:
My rabbit is 8 years old. Shes been fine but all of a sudden she doesn't want to eat her pellets, hay or drink much water. She does like her treats still. Shes been lying down most of the day. She is shedding A LOT. she seems to be cleaning herself a lot too. could her fur maybe be clogged in her? help please!
mimi on May 16, 2012:
i have a bunny he is lying on the ground making funny noises and trying to get away from the other rabbits
Kirsten Marie Church on May 13, 2012:
my bunny keeps on having fits and shaking what should i do as im worried?
Brandon on May 10, 2012:
I'm 12 and my rabbit died today, but he was fine a month ago then this month he started to get so skinny that you could feel and see his ribs. yestuday i was carrying him and put him on the floor so i could keep an eye on him and he fell over to the the right and I had to help him get up cause he couldn't on his own. I don't know how old he is I got him from a friend, and the rabbit was madded but i got him back to health then his was so wild and adventurest now he died, can anyone tell more or have a idea how he died. My parents said we couldn't go to the vet due to not enough money. I found him today between his cage and the wall. Plz tell me what happened or how he died thxs. Rip Hops _____-2012.
Missy on May 09, 2012:
Hello all. I have a 2yr old female rabbit that gave birth to 4 healhy babies last thursday. She has been doing great up until today. she layed down like usual but is shaking more than normal her ears are warm and it isn't cold in the house. we don't have a vet around that is able to help with answers wat could possibly cause her to do this. Please help email@example.com
Jessica on May 08, 2012:
Okay if your bunny is not hopping you need take it to the vet right away. The bunny can have an inter ear infection .if that so and not treated it could tilt head and it will die . As well if your bunny has an ear down it an inner ear infection.
beka on May 07, 2012:
One of my baby rabbits isn't as active as the other babies should I be worried when I touch the other babies they jump around this one rowans they are 6 days old
indrani on May 06, 2012:
i hv 3 2months baby rabbits.today 1 of them looks non energetic.but i gv it GLUCON-D and it runs like before.here we hv no vet.so i want to whether i do right or wrong?
Mr Piglett on May 04, 2012:
quick question for the serious rabbit people-dont wanna hear the BS from some of previous comments- rabbit I bought from auction has runny nose, sneezes at times...runs around like crazy but the last few days I have noticed him laying down looking tired...he is still eating/going potty and talking to me but I am not sure if this is serious or something that rabbits just go through.....I have four others and I don't want them to get "it"...they all have separate homes but are close together. Thank you
Maclain on May 03, 2012:
Hi :) i got a 10 week old baby bunny last week. he had umbilical chord problems when he was born and has a big sore on his belly from it. i have been putting antibiotic ointment on it, but im afraid he is sick from it. he is extremely docile, but still eats and drinks. i don't know if he is just an extremely calm bunny, or if he doesn't feel well. he spends most of his time sleeping while hes in the cage and doesn't seem interested in any of the toys i got him. is this normal or is this behavior shown when hes sick? here is my email: Mplovelife624@aim.com Thank you so much!
KW on May 02, 2012:
Hi There just wondering if any one can actually give me some useful advice about one of my bunnies? He is a 3 year old, pure white bunny. He is acting completely normal but i came home from work this evening and noticed that there was runny poo in his out door hutch. I cleaned this up and checked his bum which was also covered in poo. Ive cleaned this as much as i possably can and i can't see anything unual there (i was worried about fly strike) Anyway, as i was doing this my house mate who was holding him noticed that he has bald patches on his tummy and hind legs? The skin is not red, broken or sore and seems ok apart from the missing fur. Any sensiable ideas what this might be?? Thanks in advance.
... on April 29, 2012:
PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO... My bunny has abscess and I don't have enough money for the surgery. Please tell me is there another way to cure him because I don't want to lose him. PLEASE HELP!!
Nicky on April 29, 2012:
My rabbit is so lovely n energetic usually bt 2day shes sleepy shes eatin n drinkin,bt her belly is making noises and moving all over,is she poorly x
bunny lover on April 24, 2012:
i have had 2 wild bunny babies, when i checked on one it was laying on its side looking dead. we picked it up and it can't move its head. its limp. it tries to stand up but can't. we went to take it to the vets but it died. later we found a bug on it. im just wondering does anyone know what happened?
k.siddiqui on April 23, 2012:
please help me i have 2 rabbits one is male and another female but today my female rabbit trying to eat but can't ,he stand up for long time ,her weight is lost but she can eat only grass not carrots and other, her age about 4 month
sonia on April 22, 2012:
hi few day ago my bunny sarted vometing and then a few days ago my mom pryed and then after she was done my bunny got better i kinda got surprised
sophie Lousie on April 22, 2012:
Thanks that was gr8 advice.............
bunnypup from United Arab Emirates, Dubai on April 20, 2012:
Guys, listen up.
If you think your bunny is sick, call your vet and ask for advice!
If the vet says you have to go to the vet, then go RIGHT AWAY!
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME COMMENTING! MOST PEOPLE DON'T SEE YOUR COMMENTS OR HAVE NO CLUE WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOUR BUNNY!
If you can't afford a vet, you got the wrong pet, people!
Do you think bunnies don't NEED vets?! Of course they do!!!!
So go do some ACTION! Do not think you can wait A LOT!
Oh also, you might be wondering why bunnies HIDE that they're sick.
That's because its to not alert the predators that they are weak!
Please check your bunny EVERYDAY to see if its ill....
helen on April 17, 2012:
hiya my bunny lent to one side she can't move er nose wet and er eye are running
Jess on April 17, 2012:
I just got home today,and noticed one of my rabbits isn't moving, he won't eat or drink anything, and whenever i try to move him he falls over onto side.Is this normal? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
julie on April 16, 2012:
I have a beautiful black and white bunny and doing great. Last nite my 3 yr old gave him some of her deviled egg.....just wanted to know will that hurt him???
Krystal on April 14, 2012:
my rabbit is using the bathroom on himself and wont move what's wrong with him?
CarlyEko2212 on April 11, 2012:
My female bunny gave birth to 6 rabbits 1 week 6 days ago. Only half of the bunnies have their eyes open, and their eyes are only half open. That IS normal, right?
Sophie Louise on April 08, 2012:
Hi, I'm Sophie Louise and I'm asking to see If you could give me advise on my Dwarf, Albino Rabbit Zac.
Last Year he had a blocked tear Duct so he had to get his back teeth pulled out. Later Last year his eyes Started to run again, The vet bills were expensive last time so we just decided to wash his eyes out with Luke warm Salty water i did this for 3 days and i cleared up fine.
Now It's back again but it Running lots more and his nose is also running. Should i take him to the vet? Or can you give me a simple solution? What do you recommend?
From Sophie Louise & Zac
Anjelica on April 06, 2012:
Well hey to make long story short my bunny was looking for a place to nest I could tell because just last month she had giving birth. She gave birth to 6 kit(bunnnys) and well threwout yesterday and today 3 has past away... I found them very cold and skinny.. is there a reason she didn't care for them ? The other batch of babys she had are all fine. Oh and another question she (the momma) was bleeding a little after she gave birth is that normal?
what do i do?!!!!!!! on April 04, 2012:
my baby bunny keeps on falling over on its side and it can't stand up at all. it also keeps on making teeth noises like rubbing his teeth together. i checked its teeth and everything was fine. i think it might be a brain problem. what do i do?! i can't afford a vet. will it die?
Aundraus on March 31, 2012:
I think my rabbit is sick, she wont come out of her, she'll hop back in when i take her out. But I don't want to wait a few days to take her to the vet. She hasn't had a checkup for 5months
fiza on March 31, 2012:
the top part of my rabbits ear is chewed off and i have no idea what to do he seems to be fine he is running around and eating but should i be worried i put a tissue on his ear and held it for about 5 minutes then i put a dissinfectent cream around its ear will it be okay i am really worried about him he has not made any strange noises or anything please contact me at : email@example.com
kenny on March 31, 2012:
hi my rabbit likes to jump out of his cage a lot soon the colour of his poo changes i can't keep a track of what he eats what sshould i do
kerry on March 29, 2012:
hi im really worries about my house bunny he has white gooey stuff coming out of his bottom does any one know what it could be?
Maddy on March 28, 2012:
My bunny is fairly old and she has this thing that is growing on her ear. I can't tell if it's hair that's just been dried up or something else?
whats it toyah on March 28, 2012:
just give him or her carrots and feel her/he belly bye bye bye bye bye bye bye love u i am just kidding bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye
whats it toyah on March 28, 2012:
my rabbit has 9 kids 8 girls one boy
Lop Of Luxurie on March 25, 2012:
Hi, I bought 3 rabbits a few months ago, a male and two females. Well, they all just sit around their hutch eating food and getting fatter and fatter until they couldn't really hop anymore, they just had sex. Then they had babies and now the big rabbits step on the babies and rub them in their poop. Two of the babies died, and the big bunnys ate them. I clean the hutch, but the pee and poop on everything so fast they just stand on it and lie down in it, they're so fat they can't really get all of their skin out of the way of it. They stink. When you try to pick them up, they scream and try to kick you off. My friend said they're gonna give themselves heart attacks by doing that. Are my rabbits normal or what? Also, sometimes they're friends and sometimes they hiss and bite each other. And when the boy mounts a girl, sometimes she kicks him across the cage
Kitty on March 21, 2012:
please help...my bunny is about a month old and after 2weeks that i've had her she started sleeping a lot and i don't know what could be wrong with her. every other day she would walk around everywhere and be adventurous but then out of no where she just sleeps all day. she will eat and then go to sleep, she wont drink water and i try to give her some but she wont drink it. please help, i don't want my bunny to die. contact me on my email asap please. Kittym91@yahoo.com
RK on March 20, 2012:
If you are not willing to accept the responsibilities that come along with a pet, then please, please, please don't get one. This includes researching the animal so that you can learn how to properly take care of it, bringing it to the vet for regular check-ups and when it gets sick, and spending enough time with the animal to understand normal vs abnormal behavior. I'm shocked and disgusted by some of the posts people have put on this page.
christa on March 17, 2012:
my bunny has a tilted head and a loss of balance but i read on the inter net that it is only there for a little bit but it has been there for over 6 months what shall i do
Jim on March 13, 2012:
Why is my bunny all dirty all he's been doing is eating his own poop and liter is there something wrong pls contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber on March 13, 2012:
The side affects of being sick or dying are not eating as much as usual, laying or moving in one spot, and looking very tired. If your bunny is like this, then you should go to the vet. Hope this helped and hope for the best for your bunny.
Amber on March 13, 2012:
I have a male and he is not eating much as usual, and he is just sitting in his litterbox. He also looks tired. Pls help! :( I hope he is ok
Sj on March 13, 2012:
I am sorry but if people can't afford care for there animals then why get in the first place, rabbits shouldn't be made to suffer, if there is something wrong then they should see a vet ASAP!!!
helping on March 10, 2012:
you need to take your bunny to the vet ASAP, because that was happening to my bunny and when i took him to the vet he needed meds because he was constipated and when bunnies are constipated they die quickly. Luckily my bunny is super fine now thanks to the vet. And it wasn't that expensive it was about $140, so its defiantly worth it.
Liza on March 09, 2012:
Its been 8 hrs my bunny hasn't ate anything and has been sitting on the same place without moving. Please let me know is not wel?
Brea on March 06, 2012:
I have a question to all who are asking what to do with their bunnies because they can't afford to take them to the vet. Are you kidding? When you take in a pet you care for that pet. If something proir to that took your extra money then pawn or sell something, a pet is a commitment. I see my bunny as a child and if I were to have a child (I'm 15) I would not just say "Sorry that you're sick but I can't afford to care for you so suffer and possibly die." Please be considerate when you take in a pet and make sure you can care for it. I have a part time job for my pets and a seprate savings account for any unexpected vet trips. Comman sence!
mandyksmith on March 06, 2012:
just to let everyone know, miximatosis is back, but this time it's mainly attacking domestic Rabbits, passed on i guess by certain insects, there was a warning about it in the paper a couple of weeks back. So seriously if your bunny's acting out of the ordinary health wise, affordable or not get them to the vets.
daisy on March 05, 2012:
my rabbit rolled over like a dog playing dead it was really weird?
charlene on March 01, 2012:
i have two rabbits and one is a boy and one is a girl, the girl i losing a lot of hair i don't know if it could be the lead rop...
MG on February 29, 2012:
That is pee...
GinaG.xx on February 26, 2012:
My rabbit runs around with at a tilt, his back legs go to the side and he loses his balance, my last rabbit did the same but sufferd from fits and he sadly died,but he also had the sames back legs not working, in his life he suffered may fits, the rabbit i was previously talking about it still alive but only it back legs don't work properly, is there anything that i can do at home to help it i really want to take it to the vets but my parents won't i am only 15 but i don't like to see my rabbit suffer please can someone help me i am really worried. :'(
julia on February 25, 2012:
what do u do if ur rabbits fur is falling out near his eyes cause mine is like that?? help
samantha on February 24, 2012:
hi i just got a rabbit yesterday for my daughter its a year old in april but today i had it out and went out of room when i came back in there was a puddle on the floor yellow creamy stuff looked very much like custard. I am concerned as i don't know what it is please help
janisseery on February 20, 2012:
my bunny was cold today when i picked her up. she is an indoor bunny and the house is alays warm. is there something wrong with her?
lowla143 on February 18, 2012:
:p awsume!!!!! U love my bunnies