Questions tagged [rabbits]

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Wild rabbit nesting in my yard

[Not a pet, but I don’t see a better SE and there are folks here that know rabbits.] There is a wild rabbit that keeps digging nests in my yard and having babies there. My cats killed three of four ...
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Can a wild female rabbit be spayed?

I have a five-months-old wild European rabbit. She was rescued by a colleague from a cat's mouth. She binkys every night and roams freely. She has bonded with me and jumps on me all the time. I'm ...
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What could cause lameness in the back legs of a young rabbit?

My friend has got (as a present for their children) 2 around 7-week-old male (?) rabbits 2 weeks ago (when they were 5 weeks old). Like I wrote in another question, she has got no information about ...
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How to prevent crows from eating rabbits' food?

My rabbits are outdoor rabbits. The crows do not act against them. But when my rabbits (daily) leave their enclosure to roam free in the garden, the crows want to get into the enclosure to steal the ...
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What to feed 5 week old rabbits?

A friend of mine called me very stressed today, because she became an owner of two rabbits that were given as a present for her children. The grandparents bought them from another farmer in this ...
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My bunny is making a new noise I’ve never heard before and I was wondering if anyone has ever heard a similar noise from another bunny?

My 3-month old lionhead bunny has started making a new noise. She previously was ill with the snuffles, completed a course of antibiotic. She was never very ill with the snuffles just very sneezy and ...
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Getting a new rabbit to live with another one

I have a 8 month rabbit (male, neutered) and I'm considering getting another one so they can play together. What gender/age should I go for?
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Strange change in rabbit's behaviour

I have a bunny who is almost 6 months old. When I first got him home at the age of 2-3 months, I tried not to scare him and to let him explore the surroundings. Everything was fine until I wanted to ...
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Bunny lays down (like a pancake) when I pat him

My Bunny was neglected and only on pellets for about 5 years (before I got him). When I pat him he often lays down (legs underneath him), is that good? Also, how do I get him happier? He is free ...
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Is it normal for rabbits to always act like they're hungry when presented with a new batch of hay/pellets/greens?

Or is it a sign that their diet is not rich enough? I'm starting to think my two 8-month old rabbits suffer from perpetual hunger. Don't get me wrong - They eat at least 2x their volume in compressed ...
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Is it a bad idea to give my rabbits wild wood to nibble on?

I have two 8-month old rabbit pets, and while my house is not very well designed for rabbit-proofing, I have given them a decent chunk of space where they can roam around 24/7. I feed them a hay based ...
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How do I stop my rabbit from peeing on my bed? [duplicate]

I have a 2 year old spayed rabbit that reliably uses her litter box, with the exception of occasionally peeing on my bed. It seems to happen when she's looking for attention and I don't give it to her....
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Bunny shies away from me after moving him, is he traumatized, what can I do?

My 4 month old bunny has been traumatized. I was going in to clean his cage, it’s a 12 foot (3.6 m) enclosure. I went to pick him up to put him in his temporary cage and he was fine a first but when I ...
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Accidentally bonded and bred sibling rabbits…what do I do? Will the doe ever accept a different buck?

I purchased two young does (sisters) and a buck (unrelated) from an experienced Standard Rex shower/breeder back in March. I was just starting in rabbits and didn't know a whole lot, but was told you ...
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what to do if a blind rabbit is found in the wild?

Recently me and my Dad have seen the same wild rabbit, who appears to be blind, while on a bike ride in a similar place. The rabbit's eyelids are shut and it appears disorientated and nervous when ...
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Why did my mother rabbit kill her baby? Will it happen again? [closed]

I didn't know my rabbit was pregnant, so I threw the hair she was pulling for her babies away, not having realized she was preparing a nest. My rabbit gave birth to only one kit, I tried to make a ...
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Easiest way to keep a mouse out of the rabbit pen?

We have three rabbits in a pen on the balcony. For a couple of days, a mouse has been joining them, eating some of their pellets and — more worryingly — leaving some droppings in the food bowl. How ...
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My female rabbit is failing to give birth, the bunnies die right after they are delivered [closed]

My doe is unable to give birth, the bunnies die just right after they are delivered. Is something wrong with my doe's womb? Any help would be appreciated.
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Do rabbits eat scarlett runner beans?

I like to grow scarlett runner beans in my garden to decorate a gray wall. Do rabbits like them very much? Will I have to separate rabbits from the plant, or the plant from the rabbits to let both do ...
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Can I keep a baby wild rabbit as a pet [duplicate]

My dog brought us a baby wild bunny about a week ago and luckily, the little guy has survived. It's a small cotton tail and its around 3-4 weeks old according to the vet. I've asked on their advice in ...
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Garden used by rabbits: What plants are good choices?

Our garden today is only grass. I like to rebuild it step by step. What plants suits good in a garden used daily by rabbits? Points to have in mind: plants do not harm the rabbits, rabbits do not ...
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Space requirements for Rabbit? [duplicate]

I am interested in getting a rabbit, specifically a Holland Lop rabbit, and am wondering how much cage room I should give the rabbit to live comfortably. This is just the cage space, I would also let ...
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Rabbit took a sharp downturn after starting new antibiotics

We took our rabbit in a week ago because she wasn't eating much, and the vet said she had an infection in her cheek because of tooth problems which she has had for years now. They sent us home with ...
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How to build or find poo-pass-thru flooring for rabbits that won't hurt feet with long term usage?

I need to build a vertical rabbit hutch that has enough room for two pet rabbits. In order to do this I need to find a material (or construct something) that will be friendly to their feet since ...
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How does RHD/RHD2 transmit from rabbit to rabbit?

There aren't many infections which would be more evil than RHD and RHD2 for rabbits. How can they spread?
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How can I use a grain mix for rabbits, if they should not eat grains?

I know that rabbits in nature have access to grains only for a few weeks in autumn. How can I use a purchased grain mix for them?
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What risk is given if I feed my rabbit pellets?

In the pet shops I have seen a lot of variety pellets as rabbit food. If there is so much it must be a good food, isn't it? What is the risk in feeding pellets?
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Bunny honks and sometimes charges at my hands when moving things around

Some background info: my indoor rabbit is a castrated male who free roams when I’m home. He is overall a happy bun since I take good care of him and take him yearly to the vet to get his shots and to ...
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If a rabbit has a collar, at what weight should the collar break so the rabbit will not be strangled?

Caused by this question What kind of information collar fits for a rabbit? I need to know what a rabbit's neck could withstand. If the rabbit has a collar, at what weight should the collar break so ...
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What kind of information collar fits for a rabbit?

My male rabbit all second day escapes the backyard. His wife stays in the garden and he comes back for her all the time. He goes for adventure to the neighbors' gardens and the nearby park. Our direct ...
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Do rabbits see good at night?

I am curious how good the senses of rabbits are. They are no predators, so I am not sure about seeing in the dark. What could rabbits see in the (nearly) dark? Do they have ability to see in the (...
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How can I ensure my outdoor pet's water doesn't freeze in the winter?

I live in Europe and have rabbits who live exclusively outdoors. How can I provide them with water in the winter without it freezing?
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Comfortable place for rabbits in the snow

I have two rabbits in my garden. This will be their first winter in this garden, the rabbits had two winters in our last garden. The last garden had a lot of bushes and plants to hide in and find a ...
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Hearing range of rabbits

Can rabbits hear infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds? My bunny lifts up his ears when I take a step.
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Rabbits as hand luggage in airplane

I read I could transport animals in transport boxes the size of hand luggage with me near my seat on an airplane. I could not imagine a transport-box-like piece of luggage with the right size. One ...
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What evidence could I check to detect a “rabbit experienced” vet?

I have recently learned, that a vet in Germany do not have "rabbits" in his regular studies. (If this is not correct, please let me know!) So my question is: How could I check, if the new vet I want ...
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Bunny alone, good idea?

I'm considering adopting a bunny (a small one, lionheart or minilop), the thing is that in Switzerland the law makes it mandatory to own at least 2 bunnies otherwise it's considered as a big issue for ...
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Can a bunny register the dangers of falling?

I live in a two-floor apartment and I'm trying to free roam my bunny. However, our stairs spiral upwards and have minimum railing (only 4 horizontal poles), so it would be easy for a rabbit to fall ...
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In which case rabbits give noise?

My female rabbit gives noise if she is grooming her back. It sounds like her breath gets out because of to small space for air in her lungs. Like a human with a big belly making noise by getting the ...
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How to socialize unneutered female and male rabbit, before or after neutering?

Situation: We own an unneutered female rabbit, since one week she is alone because her partner died. The search for a new partner is difficult, because we want an adult neutered rabbit-man for her, ...
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Strategies to prevent a single rabbit from getting lonely when its owners are on holiday?

I've been asked to take care of our neighbors' rabbit again this upcoming summer holiday for two weeks. I also did so last summer, and I think I may have messed that up, and that it got too lonely ...
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My rabbit gave birth 4 days ago, and I can still see babies moving in her tummy, will she have a double litter

My friends rabbit gave birth to three healthy babies 4 days ago, but I can still see babies moving in her stomach, does she have a double litter? Or some late comers
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Which sex rabbit defines the size of the kits and which defines the quantity

I need to know is it the doe or buck that define the size and quantity of rabbit kits
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Can rabbits and guinea pigs eat sparrow grass?

I have a rabbit and a guinea pig kept together in my room. (They come along very well.) I also happen to have a bunch of sparrow grass in front of me that I don't have any plans to do with. Could ...
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How to relocate my pets with me inside the EU?

I may go to Lithuania for about one year. Now I have to consider the subject of my two rabbits. Either I take them with me, or I search another person to care for them in this time. To make this ...
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What means “ad libitum” related to an animals diet?

I feed my two rabbits according to the diet model "ad libidum". For me it is common, but I assume for some people this is new. I hope to collect under this question: What means "ad libitum" and what ...
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Racoons: What sort of protection do my rabbit enclosure need?

I have two dwarf rabbits in an enclosure in the backyard. Some time ago I heared about some rabbits catched by a group of racoons. (In a place some away. Here I havend heared about or seen racoons.) ...
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What boundaries are necessary for outdoor rabbits?

I handle two rabbits in the backyard. At night they have a 3 square meter enclosure, at day the whole garden (I assume 100 square meter, but I am very bad in dimensions). What requirements at walls/...
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What's The Purpose of Hay Pellets?

I am just curious if I really need to incorporate hay pellets into my rabbits' diet? Since they are already eating plenty of hay and veggies on a daily basis.
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Are we feeding our bunny enough?

About a month ago, our bunny had to go to the vet for what turned out to be a respiratory problem (probably a cold; Metacam did the trick, but that's by the bye). While at the vet, she mentioned that ...

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