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What is the cause of bloat in rabbits?

There are a number of web sites and published works, with a lot of different and often contradictory causes for bloat in rabbits. Many seem to be reflecting opinions and best guesses. The few works I ...
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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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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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New Rubber Mat Stinks

I purchased a brand new rubber mat to use inside of a pet carrier. The mat is easy to clean and provides a non-slip surface. But it stinks like new rubber. I googled around and found several ...
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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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Can wild cottontail rabbits interbreed with domestic rabbits?

If a wild cottontail rabbit and domestic rabbit try to make babies, will they have kits? I know that horses and donkeys make mules what do domestic and cottontail rabbits make?
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Just rescued a bunny... Not eating any hay or rabbit food

My mom rescued a bunny that was abandoned in a house for about 9 months, and we got her a nice big cage, with plenty of chews, and lots of hay and rabbit food. Our neighbor was feeding the bunny, but ...
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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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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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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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How well do rabbits remember things?

I got my rabbit from the animal shelter around four years ago. Today I was playing with her, and she seems so happy that I began to wonder if she remembers her time that she spent at the animal ...
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Is there a breed of rabbit that doesn't grow more than the size of a hand?

A pet shop owner has a litter of tiny bunnies (maybe mini lop/lion head crosses) and she is claiming that they will remain that size into adulthood. She says that they were imported from Holland. Can ...
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Can bunny rabbits snore?

My rabbit makes a squeaking sound when she sleeps. Is this normal? Can rabbits snore?
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Can rabbits eat banana leaves?

A recent answer said: as an alternative source of fiber, you can also give your rabbit banana leaves. I did a quick google search and found a few blog posts by house rabbit parents who have feed ...
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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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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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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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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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Do house rabbits depend more on sound or vision for warning?

In the related question What is a rabbit's field of vision, range and visual acuity? we learn about a rabbits vision. This question is asking about what is the primary sense a house rabbit uses ...
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What is a rabbit's field of vision, range and visual acuity?

I have a pet house rabbit, rabbit eyes are pretty much on the side of their head. They also have great big ears. What can a rabbit really see? How well can they see? Can they see 360 degrees?
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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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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 is the science that makes beet greens a good choice for a rabbit with renal issues?

My bunny was diagnosed with renal issues last night. In part he has an elevated BUN. The vet suggested adding beet greens, beet pulp or dandelion greens to his diet to help absorb some of the ...
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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 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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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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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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Can rabbits remember from long ago

I had an old bunny and one day it disappeared, we don't know if it ran off or if it was stolen. Today we were wondering if our old bunny might still remember its name if we ever saw it again.
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Can a rabbit pet be released to the wild? [duplicate]

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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What is a "bunny burrito" and when would I use it?

I have heard about rabbit owners using a "bunny burrito" as part of their rabbit grooming process. What is it? How and when should it be used?
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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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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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How to start KaninHop / rabbit agility?

We have two rabbits in our garden. They are happy there, but we do not interact much with them besides feeding and talking. They are interested in us, and we in them :D, but there is no activity we ...
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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 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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What would cause a rabbit to suddenly become reckless?

As mentioned here, the new guinea pig is affecting my rabbit's behavior. However, until a few days ago, all behavior changes were traditional territorial cues. Two days ago, my female rabbit (who ...
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What is the shelf life of metoclopromide (Reglan)?

I have metoclopromide (Reglan) oral solution in my rabbit first aid kit. It should be dispensed in a light-resistant, Tightly sealed container and stored at room temperature. It has been suggested ...
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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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Is my rabbit potentially sick and I need to see a vet?

I just got a new rabbit about 2 or 3 weeks ago from his previous owner. After about the first week I noticed he wasn't drinking, so I changed his water bottle to one with a bigger sized nozzle and he ...
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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 bathed ...
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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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Bunny left outside now experiencing problems

My mom left my bunny (10 weeks old) outside for about 4 hours, with the temperature being around 86 °F (30 °C). Then, when I went for it, its mouth was wet and its two front paws I have no ...
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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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Neighbor has a new cat - implications on our rabbits?

Our neighbor has recently gotten a new cat - it's still quite young. It's recently been going into our garden and sitting in the rabbit run and actively staring at them. At the moment at least, our ...
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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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How to appease a rabbit separated from his pregnant companion?

Shortly after we realized our second "buck" was pregnant we had to separate her from her hubby. Now every time we check on them the buck's on the floor outside her cage trying to groom her through ...
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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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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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Wanting to breed my rabbit once and then get them fixed, but is it possibly to then later slowly intergrate them all back together?

I have 2 female and 2 male rabbits and I want to breed them. The thing is, I only want to breed them one time and then get them all fixed, but I'm scared that if I wait and breed them afterwards, I ...
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Source of RHD2 found in Medina County, OH?

My local house rabbit community is concerned about a recent outbreak of RHD2. This virus has 90% fatality rate. In the US It seems to only affect domestic rabbits, in other parts of the world the ...

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