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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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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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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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If I train my rabbit to jump fences will she STILL stay in a two foot exercise pen?

I just watched Rabbit Jumping: How to Get Started I have a couple of rabbits that are very trainable, but I take them a lot of places where I expect them to stay in 2 foot high exercise pens. If I ...
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What antibiotics should not be given to a rabbit?

My vet mentioned that not all antibiotics are safe for rabbits. Which antibiotics should not be given to a rabbit? What are the adverse effects? Note I would like to also ask if there is antidote ...
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How to identify a rex-fur rabbit?

I read that rabbits with fur-type "rex" are not suited for outdoor-living. But how can I identify this type of fur? My rabbit has the color of typical rex rabbits (black with lighter parts ...
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Rabbit is losing chunks of hair in different areas

This rabbit was bought in a pet store. After a month, we started to notice that a part of his skin is going bald, which we assumed to be harmless. However, we were alarmed to see that the baldness ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I maintain high levels of comfort and life quality for my outdoor rabbits?

I have two rabbits in the backyard, they are healthy and the enclosure is secure. (See this question) How should I shape their surrounding to offer them good life quality?
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Can rabbit and cat live together? [duplicate]

I have a free-roaming (no cage, potty-trained) ~5y old pet rabbit. I would love to adopt a cat from the shelter, but I'm worried about them getting along. My rabbit is very calm and happy bun, he ...
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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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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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Rabbit has mucous like poo [duplicate]

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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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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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 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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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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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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Can a rabbit be safe drinking water that a turtle and fish live in?

My rabbit discovered that the pool in our backyard has water in it. She figured out a way to drink it. My family put a rock so she can better reach the turtle pool. I'm curious to know if the water ...
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So I am looking into getting a young rabbit but i have 4 cats

So i want a young rabbit and i have 4 cats and one of them is 2 years old and is very hyper he loves to jump and play and attacks the other 3 cats. Should I get a 3 month old bunny with a cat like him?...
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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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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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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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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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How do I stop my neutered rabbit from spraying urine? [duplicate]

I have (one) 1 year old spayed bunny and her (two) 6 month old neutered sons, they are all bonded and share an area. Out of the 3, only one of the sons has very poor litter habits. I tried putting him ...
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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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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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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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Which sex of rabbit defines the size of the kits and which one 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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How long can domestic rabbits live in wild [closed]

I lost my place to live and found myself in my car with my kids and two rabbits. My significant other and her mom moved in with her grandparents, who wouldn't take them. I called every animal rescue ...
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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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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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