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Why is my rabbit / bunny angry?

Rabbits have two traits that can cause this behavior, they are very territorial and they have a strong grooming hierarchy. I assume your rabbit enjoys getting petted, If you sit on the floor she ...
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How do I care for a quadriplegic rabbit?

For descending paralysis, that is indicative of botulism, you can expect paralysis to continue to develop over several days (3 days in our case) and then progressively clear over several more days so ...
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What causes rabbits to spontaneously change gender?

As stated here, they don't change gender. Rabbits are one of those species whose gender is difficult to tell, especially in young animals, and therefore are regularly misidentified.
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Do Rabbits Inbreed?

All rabbits in a family can and will interbreed, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandparents, etc. When two unaltered (not spayed or neutered) rabbits of complimentary gender (boy and girl) are ...
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How should I discipline my rabbit for inappropriate toileting?

Chasing a rabbit is not a good training technique, it just causes fear responses. Loud noises, thumping the ground and a stern voice are all good training techniques. Rabbits occasionally pee on ...
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What are the benefits and risks of a wire bottom cage for my pet rabbit?

Regardless of floor choice, remember that they need a burrow-like "safe" area to cope with stress. Many pet rabbit hutches have BOTH a mesh floor portion and a little "house" like portion that has a ...
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What species of wild rabbit is the domestic house rabbit descended from?

Thanks to that Meta question, I got curious... One way to pin down the origin question is to look at the genetic structure of domesticated rabbits in comparison to wild rabbits. From the linked study ...
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My rabbit just lost a claw. Should I be concerned or not?

Rabbits lose toe nails when they are torn off. It is not normal, but neither is it rare. The two biggest contributors to this painful occurrence are untrimmed nails and places for the nails to get ...
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How can I prevent my dog from injuring/killing my rabbit?

I don't really have enough detail to be precise, but generally speaking - dogs have a chase instinct built in. By any chance was your rabbit running when the dog went after it? It's not uncommon for ...
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How fast do rabbits really breed?

As noted in Monicas answer Gestation period is generally 28-31 days. It varies greatly by breed. My English lops usually go on day 29 but I have had a few that went on 30 and a few instances where ...
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How can I transport my rabbit using a bicycle?

I travel often with my rabbits, a normal trip to the vet tends to be an hour by car, and a several hour trip to go camping is not usual. The SleepyPod you indicate in your question or a hard sided ...
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Can rabbits cry?

Rabbits do have tear ducts that keep their eyes lubricated, but any excess tears would be an indication of a medical problem. Infection, allergy, trauma to the eye, or a blocked duct can lead to ...
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What can I do for my Angora rabbit's leg sore?

There's a chance that it's sore hocks (the latin term for this is a mouthful) which is a wound that is not uncommon for rabbits raised in wire cages or on hard floors or carpeting. Unfortunately, it's ...
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Is keeping a pet rabbit in an outdoor hutch a kindness?

I believe it depends on what the climate is. If the outdoor hutch is located in a northern climate, the rabbits will have to be brought in during the winter to keep from freezing to death. If it is a ...
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Are there specific vegetables I should not be feeding a rabbit?

Aside from everything else, the main part of your rabbit's diet should always be hay, usually timothy hay (or alfalfa for young rabbits). Most trusted sites (House Rabbit Society, as previously ...
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Why can't my rabbit lift it's head?

It sounds like your rabbits are infected with Encephalitozoon cuniculi or Baylisascaris procyonis. Generally, once a rabbit shows signs, it's too late to save them from it, though I am not saying you ...
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How do you groom an Angora Rabbit?

The truth is, having an Angora rabbit and keeping it groomed is a lot of work. Their wool grows thick and fast. The best solution for grooming an Angora Rabbit is regular combing. Angora fur is ...
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How fast do rabbits really breed?

According to the proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society from 1977, a field study of wild rabbits showed an average of 29.4 babies per female rabbit during one breeding season (they are ...
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Why do rabbits wiggle their noses?

From: http://bunniez.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Do-Rabbits-Noses-Twitch "Experts believe that rabbits twitch their noses because twitching moves about the sensitive smelling organs in their noses and ...
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How can I get my rabbit to eat different greens?

Dandelions are a number one favorite of most everybunny I have met. When changing diet, it is important not to make rapid changes Do I need to do anything special when I change what I feed my rabbit? ...
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How to tell sex of a rabbit and tell whether it is spayed/neutered?

Short answer You can't tell, but a vet or shelter can (kind of). If the rabbit has a microchip, a phone call will likely identify the gender, and history of the rabbit. Without a microchip, if you ...
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What is the difference between first and second cut hay?

Hay starts growing in the field in the spring. It becomes time to mow (cut) the hay down as the hot weather of summer arrives. The green cut hay dries in the swaths in the field and is then baled for ...
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Do rabbits feel pain?

Yes rabbits feel pain, I'm the anesthesiologist for our exotic pet surgeries and I can guarantee they feel pain. A part of monitoring their anesthetic depth you do a pain response by squeezing their ...
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My rabbit died yesterday not sure if its Heart Attack or maggots

There is a lot going on here. First: There are 3 kinds of vets when it comes to rabbits. Some vets do not see rabbits at all Some vets do see rabbits, but not might not be skilled at rabbit care ...
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Pet sidecar for an office chair?

Here is what I've come up with: The idea is that you would use the bolts on each side to vice it onto the supports of the chair's arms, and part of the top would rest on the arm itself. I thought of ...
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How can I keep a rabbit warm?

John has great points in his answer (+1). Domestic rabbits are more tolerant of cold temperatures than heat. I reached out to the chief medical officer of Rabbit Wranglers to get more information ...
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At what age can/should a baby rabbit (kit) be separated from its mother?

Rabbits should not be having another litter immediately while nursing a litter. It diverts nutrients from the breast milk to the fetal rabbits in the womb. This denies that nutrition to the kits ...
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How fast do rabbits really breed?

According to this article:1 the gestation period for rabbits is 28-31 days, a rabbit can be impregnated within hours of giving birth, litters contain 1-14 babies, and rabbits are fertile from about ...
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Essential care for rescue rabbit

So, first, kudos to you for doing a very good thing! So many people think they can release rabbits to the wild and these rabbits have no natural defenses, so it's a death sentence. Thank you for the ...
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My rabbit is wet and not moving

I am sorry to hear about your rabbit. A wet rabbit that is not eating is in a medical emergency. Get the rabbit warm and dry Get food into the rabbit After the rabbit is warm and fed, clean it's ...
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