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Rabbits teaching its own friends to drink from drinking bottle [closed]

I have 3 bunnies, I've successfully trained one bunny of mine to drink from drinking bottle, but the others weren't able to do so. Do you think that success one could teach its friends to drink like ...
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How can I take care of a bunny?

So here is the deal: my dad purchased a baby bunny (or at least I think so, because it is really small) for my sister. But considering my previous experience, I know I will end up taking care of it. ...
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What causes rabbits to spontaneously change gender?

Working with rescued rabbits we often have people who purchased two girl (or boy) bunnies from a pet store or breeder, and a few months later they have a bunch of baby bunnies that need new homes. I ...
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Can my bunny and cat share a carrier but not at the same time?

I'm getting a bunny and didn't know if the smell of a cat would freak her out even if they became friends or if they could get each other sick that way even if i cleaned it out or if it's okay in ...
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Rabbit scratching and rubbing her teeth on her litter box?

So my rabbit was sick, and we took her to the vet one night, and we put her in a new cage (smaller) and we would put her back in her big cage when she felt a bit better. So once we put her in her new ...
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Recommendations on Introducing Adopted Rabbit to my other pets

I just adopted a Silver (breed type) bunny and I would like to buy some other animals like dogs and other rabbits. I don't know her age and it would be nice to know what animals she could be familiar ...
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My rabbit will not eat his hay! How can I motivate, or even begin adding hay into his diet? [duplicate]

I absolutely completely understand that Rabbits must have an intake of around 80% (or more) of hay in his diet. I have tried multiple times and I am beginning to wonder if he even knows how to eat the ...
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Is kitten-rabbit “mating” behavior something to worry about?

We've got a 3 year old neutered male dwarf rabbit and a male kitten who is almost four months old. The kitten isn't neutered yet, but will be before he turns five months old. The cat and the rabbit ...
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Question about getting a mother's milk from another species

Every now and then, I see online about how a baby animal is orphaned and no longer has a mother to give the baby milk, only for another animal of a different species allow that animal to take their ...
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Bunny suddenly kicking litter and stinking

I've have had my bunny since last February or March, she is about 4 years old and unspayed. For the past few weeks, she has smelled absolutely disgusting. Even a few minutes after I've changed her ...
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Introducing male rabbit to girl rabbit

We have a rabbit that is about 7 years old and we haven't had another rabbit with her, her entire life. Could this be a potential problem if one could be older than the other considering the girl ...
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Can bonded rabbits die of loneliness?

When rabbits are bonded they form a very strong relationship. When that bond is broken through physical separation or death of one the partner I have heard that they can die from loneliness. The ...
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Rabbit's nose lost from unknown cause

Injured Rabbit (Not for the squeamish! Mouse over shows image. Hello, I live in a village, and I found this rabbit outside my door this morning, it does not seem to have much power, I can hold it ...
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What does it mean when a rabbit has clear mucus like poop?

On occasion we have had a rabbit with clear mucus like poop, some times it is rather well formed other times not so much. In my experience it has mostly been with a rabbit who has a new or ...
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Why is our rabbit's second litter dying one by one?

I also need to know why our rabbit kittens keep dying… I have read other posts but I am still confused. Our doe just had her second litter. Her first litter was 7 kittens and all survived. This ...
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Bunny-sitting at home exclusively or not?

When going in vacation for an extended period of time, meaning 1 or 2 weeks, would you consider leaving your bunny to a pet-boarding place? Knowing that rabbits are vulnerable to stress, would it be ...
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Rabbits and cats

I just got a rabbit about two weeks ago. I've had my kitten for about three months/ The cat/kitten is six months old. They were fine together at first but now they seem to fight. The cat chases the ...
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Do I need to fence of my balcony to prevent my rabbit from falling down?

I live in an apartment several floors up, and I have a balcony with vertical railings that are large enough for a rabbit to pass through. How well do rabbits deal with heights like this? Do I need ...
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How to release a rescued European Rabbit back into the wild?

We saved a bunny from certain death and raised him from baby for 3 months. We have to leave Morocco, and there are no shelters, no safe places for him. Basically, the choices are: a home where he ...
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Rabbit integration tips & tricks?

I am currently trying (and failing miserably) to integrate my two outdoor rabbits. My first rabbit (Diego) is a neutered male 1 year old Lionhead, he is very friendly, confident and usually very well ...
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What are the considerations for metacam vs aspirin for a rabbit in longterm therapy

A recent comment on How to give aspirin to a rabbit? brought up the topic of Metacam (Meloxicam) vs Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid) for long-term pain management in rabbits with arthritis or other age-...
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Why is my bunny breathing fast? (About 120 Breaths per Minute)

I noticed that his chest is rising and falling very fast. Is this anything to be concerned about?
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Can I raise baby cottontail rabbits [duplicate]

An adult cottontail rabbit has been staying around my house the past couple weeks. Well, the other day we found her dead, along with 2 babies, one was unfortunately dead but the other still alive. It ...
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How accurate does the 30 day span when applying revolution flea treatment need to be?

We treat our house rabbits with Revolution flea and tick treatment the directions say to reapply every 30 days. Life happens and sometime exactly 30 days just does not work, If you use "monthly" ...
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Show and tell for unlearned rabbits

I have been asked if one of my baby rabbits could be used for a story time. The babies will be 4 weeks old at that time. Is it safe to temporarily remove a kit from the litter and return it soon ...
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Is a bedroom enough space for a bunny to be happy?

I've wanted a bunny for ages, and I'm still living at "mum's house" and she has very strict rules on pets. The conclusion is that if I'm to get a bunny, he/she would have to live in my room. Now, I've ...
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How do I get my cats to stop being territorial towards my rabbit?

I've had two indoor cats for years and a few months ago I adopted a Holland lop rabbit. The transition for the cats has been fairly easy because we kept the bunny penned up unless we were around to ...
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Why does my rabbit try and make my bed wrinkle free?

Ruby is a 3 year old English spot, she lives in our bedroom. I don't have video but I did find a couple of videos online, they show a little of the behavior. I have talked to others who's bunnies ...
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Will I ever be able to hold my rabbit?

I adopted a 2-year-old Holland lop two months ago from a devoted family who was getting ready to move and couldn't bring the rabbit with them. I've never owned a rabbit before but as I have lots of ...
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Can my rabbit get fleas from a cat or dog?

We don't treat our rabbits for fleas in the winter because we don't take them out in the winter. Sometimes in the winter we will take them to the pet store or other locations where cats and dogs are ...
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Is plywood bad for any small caged pets?

I'm going to be building some wooden toys/houses/things for Degus, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, who will inevitably chew on them. (Not in the same cage.) Are there any kinds of plywood types or brands ...
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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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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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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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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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My rabbit just had babies and isn’t feeding them

So we just added 3 more rabbits (birth) to the place but our rabbit isn't feeding them. I've had to give them milk for the past week and a half. I've monitored the place with camera's but she's not ...
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My rabbit just had babies and they are dying. What can I do?

I'm wondering what I am doing wrong. The mother, who is two years old, was in the great condition for giving babies. But, the babies started dying when they were 1 week old. The litter was 3 kits, and ...
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will my rabbit return to her 3 kits, she jumped out of her hutch while feeding her [duplicate]

My pet female bunny had 3 kits in her hutch that she has been taking good care of. They are 10 days old. However, she accidently jumped out while I was feeding her and I can't catch her. Will she ...
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Does snow kill fleas?

Our rabbits live indoors, but during the nice months we take them camping and to other outdoor activities. To protect them we give Revolution Flea & Tick during the 6 months of outdoor weather. ...
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What is the cause of splayed/spread front legs in an older rabbit?

Our 10+ year old brown dutch rabbit Baxter had front legs that he placed to the side. In the picture below you can see his white feet are placed out from his body at about the shoulder while the ...
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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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One of my three pet bunnies jumped out of the hutch and we can't catch her

I have 3 pet bunnies. One male mini rex and two female black Dutch. One of the females jumped out of the hutch two weeks ago and we have all tried to catch her with no success. I see her every night ...
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Keeping rabbits cool in extreme heat regions [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone from extreme heat regions like the Phoenix AZ area have suggestions or thoughts on keeping and raising rabbits here? I read through the "how I can keep a rabbit cool" thread ...
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Are bamboo leaves nutritious or poisonous to rabbits?

I have Bamboo in my backyard with lots of good growth all year round. I want to know if the leaves and shoots can be eaten by rabbits? I do not have any rabbits yet, but I am trying to scope out the ...
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How fast do rabbits teeth grow, is it faster the cavities?

The two existing questions and answers What are the "points" in my rabbit's mouth that my vet is referring to? & Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important? talk a little bit ...
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My rabbit is wet and not moving

this is my first time to have a pet rabbit. I bought them before christmas day. This past few days, the weather is very bad because of typhoon. I forgot to bring them inside our house so they are very ...
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What are the possible causes of head tilt in rabbits?

I have heard a lot about head tilt in rabbits. What causes head tilt? What are the treatments and/or prognosis?
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What kind of toys are appropriate for a rabbit?

I know rabbits are crepuscular so it seems like they are either eating, sleeping or spending time with me. Do they need toys to play with? If so what kind of toys should I get?
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Bunny has tilted head [duplicate]

I have a bunny that has a tilted head. I have been to the vet and he has an ear infection. He can't really move right now without help so if he pees before i get home he is laying in it. This had only ...
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Is it right or wrong to release domestic rabbits in the forest? [duplicate]

We were running low on money for food...for the rabbits.. My little Snow and Flake. My mom kepts complaining their smell. Me and my dad tried soo hard to get enought money for any kind of vegetation ...

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