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Domesticated, pet rabbits.

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Can domestic rabbits carry diseases if left outdoors for too long then brought in?

I have a domestic rabbit that we have raised .. we have a large gated backyard.. he has since lived in the backyard for months, somewhat free.. we feed him daily. He has become hard to catch .. I ...
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My rabbit died yesterday not sure if its Heart Attack or maggots

Hi My rabbit died yesterday< I had him for 5 years. I noticed the rabbit was full of poop (poop stuck to his bottom?). He had been attacked by flies and the vet removed the visible maggots. The ...
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Will too many carrots make my pet bunny fart?

I have been giving my Holland Lop a lot of carrots without thinking about how that can be bad for her. She was making what sounded like farting noises and I don't know why. I think she was scared ...
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Help: Wild Rabbit [duplicate]

I brought in a wild eastern cotton tail rabbit 2 days ago and I can't keep it as a pet. I was wondering if I keep it until it grows a little bigger that I can release it back into the wild where I ...
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How do you tell a wild rabbit from a release domestic rabbit in southwestern Europe?

We know from What species of wild rabbit is the domestic house rabbit descended from? that domesic rabbits are decendents of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) they are native to southwestern ...
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Pustules in ears and eyes of an abandoned rabbit (appearance and dissapearance)

He/she recently appeared in the bush of a semi-rural place in Spain. It has been 15 days since my first encounter. He/she was very vivid and did not escape from people. 10 days later, I discovered ...
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Can cat/dog fleas breed on rabbits? [duplicate]

My rabbit recently got fleas and we have a lot of cat and dogs in my neighborhood. I’m really worried that they can breed on her. So can cat or dog fleas breed on rabbits?
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My rabbit is suffering with splayed front legs [duplicate]

My rabbit is suffering with splayed legs. Both her front legs are splayed. Could u please suggest me how to get him to normal position. What treatment or any supplements / vitamin doses ?
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My rabbit is bleeding! [duplicate]

I took my bunny out of his cage so he could run around, and he somehow got under my fists when I was leaning over the cage to clean it. My bunny flailed around wildly, and part of his fur and skin got ...
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Aggression between desexed male rabbits

My sister's housemate recently got two male desexed rabbits. They claw and bite at each other, more so one on the other, to the point of bloody ears. It's so bad, they've had to be separated into ...
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Rabbit breeding

Can I breed my doe rabbit with one buck to get ovulation started then with a different buck to finish the process? I have a buck that wouldn't for what ever reason breed the 2nd time
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Can my rabbit be harmed by e-coli on Lettuce?

House rabbits eat leafy green vegetables and they eat poop should I be concerned about warnings of e-coli on store bought leafy green vegetables?
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How can I mark my own territory and communicate this to my pet rabbit? [duplicate]

So we got a holland lop rabbit a few weeks ago second hand from another couple. He's been great so far, but I've been reading online about communicating with my rabbit by mimicking his own behavior, ...
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How to put rabbit in cage without scratching me?

We've had our rabbit for just over a week, he is 15 weeks old. Handling him is going well, except when I put him back in his cage. He is scared and kicks out, which I've learnt to handle by holding ...
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How can I stop my rabbit dropping territorial marks? [duplicate]

I keep a male rabbit together with a (female) guinea pig in a cage. (They get along very well.) The bunny has that annoying habit of scattering everything in and around the cage with those brown ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if need neutering

so I'm going to be getting two new male rabbits (from young ages) and was wondering if it is best to neuter? I don't want them fighting and then having to separate them... Although u had a male ...
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How long can domestic rabbits live in wild [closed]

I lost my place to live n found myself in my car with my kids 2 rabbits her n her mom went to live with grandparantd who wouldnt take em so i called every refuge within 100 miles to get rid of the ...
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I have had a cottontail rabbit

I have had a cottontail rabbit since he was 2 weeks old, my dog had found the nest and killed all of them except him because I got to him in time. He is now 9 months old. I was wondering would he be ...
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Why is my rabbit / bunny angry?

My pet rabbit sometimes gets angry when I walk past her. She then makes a growling sound and "attacks" me. We had her spayed and thought that this would help, but the problem still persists. Is ...
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Why are my rabbits dying? [duplicate]

I am a rabbit breeder in Southern CA. And recently two of my does (American Blue), and ( New Zealand White), both gave birth to litters on the 14th of this month. They are both good and experienced ...
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Unsuccessful rabbit mating [closed]

One of my does pulled fur and built some sort of nest. Its been 13 days but no litter yet. What is the reason for this? Another doe isn't always willing to lift her tail. She has bred before but I ...
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Rabbit has mucous like poo

my seven year old rabbit recently stopped eating as much as usual (he picks a little but not huge amounts). I thought it might be a cold of some sort because he has a runny nose. He has lost some ...
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Can rabbits suffer from thyroid problems?

My rabbit is 5 years old and losing weight rapidly despite eating significantly. He's lost a quarter of his body weight in the last month; 2.01kg when healthy and 1.45kg this morning. He had a ...
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How will the eclipse affect my pet?

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the US mainland will experience a total eclipse for the first time in decades. Is there anything special I need to do to prepare my pets? Will they be anxious about the ...
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What Can I Do About This Injury

Our Rex rabbit has recently become pregnant and had a miscarriage. She still keeps plucking fur on the back of her neck like she is still making a nest. She has plucked her fur so much she caused a ...
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What size of hutch would be right for two mini lops? [duplicate]

Warning, I am completely new to owning rabbits! Have had guinea pigs/hamsters in the past but no rabbits. I am interested in buying two mini lop rabbits and have a large garden but a small budget. ...
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Bunny left outside now experiencing problems

My mom left my bunny ( 10 weeks old) outside for about 4 hours tempature being around 86°F anyways and when I went for it, its mouth was wet and its two front paws I have no idea how it got wet. also ...
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URGENT! Obstipation + toxic antibiotic intake!

My bunny has constipation for last couple days, last night I noticed she has a wobbly tooth too (I easily pulled it out-root was necrotic with a little pus inside) so in panic and fear of formation of ...
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How to kill ticks on a Rabbit?

Having just learned that my rabbits flea treatment is not effective on most ticks I am wondering what options there are for killing and/or controlling ticks on my pet rabbit. I know there are several ...
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My rabbit lost his claw [duplicate]

My rabbit lost a claw, I found it on the ground. I checked his feet and it seems to be the dewclaw on his front left foot. There is no blood on the claw or on his foot so I'm unsure how to treat it. ...
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My rabbit is making this weird noise. Is something wrong?

My rabbit is making a weird noise. It kind of sounds like wheezing and a mix of a cough with bad phlegm and the crunching sound when rabbits eat pellets. I don't know if this is normal. What should I ...
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Can we house a baby squirrel in the same cage as a ferret or bunny?

I wanted to know if a baby squirrel could stay in the same 4-floor cage as a pet ferret or bunny we were thinking of adopting or buying. I also want to know if the baby squirrel might attack or ...
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Is grass OK instead of hay?

My rabbit had dental work yesterday (teeth ground). He is eating greens and a few pellets, but isn't interested in hay. He never loved it, but he did eat some. I know it's important, but is it OK for ...
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My Bunny had babies what do i do?

So I recently got a free bunny from someone that found it out in the street. When we recieved it my dad thought it was really big and could possibly be pregnant .We let it roam around the house freely ...
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Why does my rabbit “flop” after he's been picked up?

My partner and I have a 6 month old male rabbit who is very friendly. He lives outside most of the time but he gets to come inside daily and have a play in the living room + kitchen for at least a ...
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What pellets are rabbits eating in Watership Down? [closed]

In the book Watership Down the rabbits are often "eating pellets". My pet rabbit eats food pellets I buy from the pet store, but I don't see how that would apply to the rabbits in Watership Down. ...
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Do rabbits fight each other to the death?

We are reading Watership Down which I have found has many very accurate descriptions of rabbit behavior. The book characters are mostly anthropomorphised rabbits. The head rabbit of the Efrafa warren, ...
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my rabbits are sneezing

Around this time every year my rabbit, Joey, starts to become ill. before I just thought it was him catching a cold off me as each time it's when I'm ill as well but thumper my other rabbit has never ...
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Grumpy house rabbit who is hiding under my cabnet

One of my rabbits is always under my cabinet and I can't get him out of there. I have tried hiding up the gap so he can not get under there and provide more hides for him but he is always under there. ...
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Why is my young female rabbit breathing fast.

I have a young female rabbit that I found 4 months ago. Since then she has had a litter of 7 bunnies. They are now 13 weeks old. When I found her she was malnourished and had a respiratory ...
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Do Rabbits feel pain?

An answer at How smart are rabbits? includes the following quote and reference Rabbits also have no or very underdeveloped pain sensing regions in their brains(source) Even as a predator rends a ...
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Feral Bunny with fleas, how can I help it when I'm unable to get more than two feet close?

looks like a dwarf bunny. black and white in color how can I rid it of Fleas as I cannot get close because it's feral.
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What does it mean if my rabbit has a scab on the top of its nose? [duplicate]

I have 4 babies who are almost a year old and a buck and a doe as outside pets. They are all in separate cages. I've noticed four of the six rabbits have a single scab on the top of their nose. I've ...
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My rabbit pulled her stitches out the day after surgery, now what?

I took my rabbit into the vet, she had a lump on her belly. The vet made an incision about an inch and half (4cm) long and removed the lump (not cancer) it was just under her skin. He stiched her up ...
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Rabbit losing hair around face areas (eyes, nose and mouth)

I recently purchased a rabbit from a pet store. During the purchase, the rabbit have already had a wound on his back. It seems going to be better. After 2 days, he shed the fur around his mouth and ...
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rabbit birth. Feels like babys [duplicate]

My rabbit still feels and looks like she is pregnant, she had 7 babies and it is the 4 day after birth. Could she still have a baby in her ? I repalpated her and i can feel 1 full size baby and a ball
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Am I feeding my rabbits a balanced diet? If not, how to get there?

Does feeding need to be corrected? And in which direction(s)? Where I am now: I have two rabbits born end of Feb 2016. Siblings, one male (castrated) and one female. They are both small for their ...
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How to clean water bottles and nipples?

Many small animals can drink from a bowl but their people provide them with bottles that have nipples to drink out of. Like any container that has water sitting in it for a long time, stuff can grow ...
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I was petting my bunny and I can't tell if he's scared or likes it

I recently took my grandmas rabbit because she's wasn't taking care of it well. He's very skittish and doesn't like to be picked up and such. I was petting him and he has his front legs splayed out ...
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How to harness train my rabbit?

I have 2 four month old rabbits. I bought a harness and leash for rabbits, because I wanted them to be able to run freely in the fields and the garden with me next to them, while not losing them. I ...