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Domesticated, pet rabbits.

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Is there something wrong with my cat and rabbit's relationship?

I'm hoping someone can help me. I assume my rabbit has just formed a strong bond with my kitten, but just wanted another person's perspective on the matter. So, my cat is only four months old. However,...
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What exactly are Timothy Hay pellets?

I read a lot about hay pellets and Timothy Hay and Timothy Hay pellets here, when it comes to questions about rabbit's (and sometimes guinea pig's) diets. Here in Germany I did not use nor even ...
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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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How do you socialize a bunny that has been locked in a cage for many years with very little socialization?

My grandma has had an unwanted bunny for about 4 years now. He is very skittish and not friendly because he has never been socialized. I was wondering if there's still hope for him and if he can be ...
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What should/could I feed my outdoor rabbits in winter?

My rabbits live in Middle Europe outside in my garden the whole year. What should I regard in choosing their diet during winter? (Picture of my male exploring the big white play ground:)
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Holding rabbit by the scruff of her neck

Will it hurt our rabbit if we calm her down and then hold her up by the scruff of her neck? We've done it before; she seemed squirmy at first, but then she calmed down when we held her up by the ...
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Can Rabbits tell time?

You may be familiar with the rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as illustrated by John Tenniel. But my rabbit does not have a pocket watch, yet she often manages to get up on the bed ...
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Wild bunny - is she nursing or sick?

In my backyard, there’s this wild bunny that has been sitting in the exact spot for 3 days now. I go out, she’s just sitting down looking at me. I’ve even gotten as close as 5 feet (150 cm) from her ...
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Do rabbits make any sounds?

I'm considering a pet rabbit and I am wondering about noise issues. If dogs bark and cats meow, do rabbits make any noises, or are they silent?
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When do rabbits need a dry and insulated place to sit?

My female rabbit likes to sit on the grass in my garden. In summer, this seems normal to me, but in the colder seasons, I am worried about her health. For example today it is a cloudy, foggy, and ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

We have been using Revolution on our house rabbits for years, and I always assumed it killed ticks as well. Recently, someone told me it is not effective against ticks. I know it effective against a ...
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How fresh should cecotropes be when used to recolonize a different rabbit?

I have a rabbit that just came off a series of antibiotic injections. At first I thought he had some GI issues (jelly stool & loss of appetite). I kept food going through him (by force if needed) ...
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My bunny will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box, what do I do?

I got bunny and she is an inside bunny. Well, she will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box. I would like for her to stay an inside bunny, but my dad said if I do not get her to stop, she ...
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What can I do about this injury of my rabbit?

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 is Rabbit Mash and how is it useful for challenged rabbits?

I read something about mash for rabbits. What is it made with? How to prepare it? In which cases is it useful?
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How can I help my adult rabbit gain weight?

I have a female English Lop that started growing well and was on a healthy track to meet normal weight requirements. She got stressed out and stopped eating and drinking. We were able to prevent ...
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Can I leash my rabbit

I have brought rabbit for my home and she is of approx 2.5 months. My query is Can I put leash on her as she is very playfull. I am trying to put her leash as attached image so kindly help me on the ...
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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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My rabbit survived botulism poisoning; is she now immune to it?

According to this article by the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; an inactivated toxoid is used to vaccinate horses against botulism. Though it does call for an annual re-...
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My rabbit is losing fur and weight, what's wrong with him?

My rabbit is about a year and a half old and is neutered. He lives with his brother. For a while now he has been losing fur and he is rather thin. When I bought the rabbits the woman said they were ...
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When should I cut my bunny’s nails?

So I just adopted a 2 month old Netherland dwarf and I have no idea when to cut his nails. His nails look like this currently so I’m unsure if I should just let the vet cut his nails, or if his nails ...
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Rabbit is losing hair on the nose and skin is getting crusty

My rabbit is losing the hair around her nose, and the skin there is also looking crusty. I took my rabbit to a vet but they don't know what's wrong with her. The outline of her mouth is also very ...
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If I have both a cat and a rabbit, can they (or should they) share a litter box?

In the question What should we look for in a kitty companion for our rabbit? we learned that cats and rabbits can make good friends for each other, but it was stated the litter boxes could be a ...
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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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Are there pet safe ways to eliminate static in pet fur beyond a humidifier (especially in rabbits)?

I have 2 rabbits, and in the winter they become so full of static that I can't even pet them without giving/receiving a static shock. Using a humidifier helps a great deal. Yet, even with relative ...
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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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Do rabbits see well at night?

I am curious how good the senses of rabbits are. They are not 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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What are the benefits and risks of a wire bottom cage for my pet rabbit?

Often when you see rabbits on TV, they are in cages with wire floors. It seems to be made out of half inch hardware cloth (wire). We know from this question that rabbits can be litter box trained, ...
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My rabbit's hair looks wet and dirty and it’s getting worse

I recently bought a rabbit from pet store and it's been a week that my rabbit hair has changed. It looks like the hair around the mouth, nose and stomach is dirty and wet and it's not getting better. ...
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What risk is given if I feed my rabbit pellets?

In the pet shops I have seen a lot of various 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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My dog killed a rabbit, should I get a bunny? [duplicate]

My 11 year old daughter really wants a bunny, but in the past our dog has killed a wild rabbit. Does this make my dog more prone to killing a bunny? I don’t know how to prevent my dog from doing it; ...
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My rabbit just died but she leaves behind a bonded sister of 7 years. How can I help her cope?

My rabbit just died but she leaves behind a bonded sister of 7 years. The rabbit who died has always been interested and friendly with us but her sister has always been very tentative and shy with ...
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Pet Rabbits, Double Pregnacies, and Keeping the Buck in with the Doe

In my limited experience thus far, I have found that my rabbits get along well together and show every sign of enjoying each other's company. So I would very much like to keep my buck in with the ...
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Rabbit Eating Dog Food

My rabbit has been eating dog food for 2 weeks now. I can't explain why but I'm just wondering if it is ok for her to eat it. I have a dog kennel outside and when I let my dog out she goes in to eat ...
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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 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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What are good fiber substitutes for hay in a rabbit's diet?

There are a couple of reasons that a rabbit may not be able to eat hay. Occasionally for a dental misalignment issue a rabbit will have it's teeth removed. When a rabbit is sick it may be unable to ...
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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 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 do I discourage rabbits from spraying?

Both my rabbits are fixed (spayed/neutered). However, anytime there's a new pet in the house (currently a guinea pig), my rabbits start spraying (marking with pee). While it would seem like this ...
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Is it harmful that my rabbit eats bugs?

My rabbit is now eating bugs such as crickets and those things. She hasn't shown any signs of health problems while she ate them, but I'm not sure if they're healthy at all for her. The crickets are ...
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How to tell sex of a rabbit and tell whether it is spayed/neutered?

I found a domesticated rabbit on the side of a bike trail in a park. I've had it 12 hours and contacted local rescue / police in case someone reports it missing. While I take care of it, I have a few ...
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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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Why are my Baby bunnies Dying?

I adopted two male rabbits from a friend of mine. (Her children were over them). I have had them all winter (In Wyoming) and they have been great. 3 weeks ago I found a baby bunny in the bottom of the ...
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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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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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I was petting my bunny and I can't tell if he's scared or likes it

I recently took my grandma's 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 can I get my rabbit to eat different greens?

I understand that rabbits are supposed to get a variety of greens in their diet, however, my rabbit only eats dandelions. We have tried to give her parsley, and no matter what, she just lets them sit ...

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