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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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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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What types of spaying/neutering are possible?

Many native speakers are probably also confused about what all the terms mean, and so use them incorrectly or just use the umbrella term "getting the animal fixed." But it is true that spay, ...
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Can a rabbit be safe drinking water that a turtle and fish live in?

Turtles carry salmonella as well as other bacteria that can be harmful to your rabbit, both animals carry very different gut flora. Rabbits are so so sensitive with their GI tract, that's like the #...
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Is second hand exposure to (non-nicotine) vaping harmful to my pet?

The PG (propylene glycol) in vaping can be pretty harmful to cats but the doses from vaping are usually too small. A VG (vegetable glycerin) formula is generally fine. The VG is where most of what ...
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I was petting my bunny and I can't tell if he's scared or likes it

Arms out front, legs under hips, is a normal petting position for rabbits. As he gets more comfortable he may also lay on his side, or in the superman position (arms out front, legs stretched out ...
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How to put rabbit in cage without scratching me?

Putting a rabbit into a cage can be difficult. With the cage you have, the best solution is to have them hop back in by themselves. Even a rabbit that is extremely used to being handled can/will "...
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Can a bunny register the dangers of falling?

You concern is valid. Rabbits can and do injury themselves jumping from too high. I suspect that besides being able to get through the rails, there is probably also space between the steps (kick ...
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Rabbits as hand luggage in airplane

I travel with rabbits over long distances, mostly by automobile. When driving we stop about every 4 hours and set up an exercise pen for them to use the bathroom, eat and drink for about 30 minutes. ...
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Do rabbits see well at night?

To be completely technical, no animal can see in complete darkness, although many animals see much better than us in low light levels such as the level of natural darkness that occurs at night. ...
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How to build or find poo-pass-thru flooring for rabbits that won't hurt feet with long term usage?

In short: Every material with holes big enough for poo to fall through has holes big enough for the rabbits toes to get stuck in them. This is a high risk to get trapped and struggle to get free and ...
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Why is my cat peeing in my rabbit's litter box?

There are some possible causes and most of them have to do with the comfort of the cat. The rabbits litter may be more comfortable to use for the cat. The litter material: some cats have sensitive ...
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Rabbit making the bed, how cute is that?

Yes, you should be concerned. While it is cute in the beginning, it can become obsessive. It is pretty much an impossible to get all the wrinkles out of the bed while you are on it. No matter how ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

Yes and No. Revolution (Selamectin) controls tick infestations only due to the American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis), a tick commonly found on dogs. There are other common species of ticks that ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if they need neutering

TL:DR Baby rabbits are hard to tell the gender of. If you get two, there is a 50% chance you will have baby bunnies as your first clue that you did not get two the of the same gender. If you keep ...
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Rabbit breathing very fast

Provide your rabbit with ways to cool down. He should always have water and shade available. Include some high water content veggies like plenty of greens and small amounts of cucumber with his food....
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Should I be worried about neighbours' cats in the context of my outdoor rabbits?

Even though @Elmy has a point I am going to assume that you are worried stray cats might hurt your rabbits. This is definitely something you should mind. Cats can prey on pet rabbits. In my ...
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Accidentally bonded and bred sibling rabbits....what do I do? Will the doe ever accept a different buck?

If in nature a male rabbit dies, then the doe will be sad and grieve some time. But it would be a waste of resources if a young doe will never again accept a new partner. At this line: if you sell ...
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When should I cut my bunny’s nails?

To decide when to cut the nails of your rabbit, you can use a rule of thumb: if the nails are longer than the surrounding fur, you should have a closer look to them. (If your rabbit has special/non-...
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My rabbit isn’t feeding her baby, what should I do?

Because you described the wrinkles, and the "empty" belly, I assume the vet gave you instructions how to notice hungry babies. It is common in rabbits that the mum feeds her babies only once,...
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If rabbits in the wild do not eat carrots, where do they get Vitamin A from?

Wild rabbits in a natural habitat would usually eat a great number of different plants, roots and seeds. And their digestive tracts are adapted to digesting large amounts (relative to body size) of ...
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Can I make a baby wild rabbit a pet?

We have a 4+ year old eastern cotton tail living with us. He came into our home at about 3 weeks old. I found him on the front lawn, looked like a cat had gotten at him. I brought him in, weighed him ...
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What are the basic requirements of a healthy adult rabbit's diet?

In general, the best foods for rabbits are those that provide the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins a bunny needs for healthy growth and development. Most of these foods are actually similar to what ...
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Is keeping a pet rabbit in an outdoor hutch a kindness?

I'm guessing all the previous answers are from the USA. Here in the UK, where the climate is temperate, and the same species of rabbit that is kept domestically is also a wild species, rabbits are ...
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Why do rabbits chew electrical wires?

I can state that my rabbit can find a wire that has energy in it remarkably quick. An unplugged wire can sit in his cage for a week and be ignored. In less than a year, I have had to replace 3 ...
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My rabbit is losing fur and weight, what's wrong with him?

I am sorry I missed answering this question sooner. There are several things that could be causing the issues you are seeing, unfortunately seeing a vet is the first best choice. If the vet visit ...
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my rabbit absolutely will not eat hay and very little pellets

First, worth checking My rabbit will not eat his hay! How can I motivate, or even begin adding hay into his diet? for some good information on some hay types to try. He may simply not like the brand/...
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How can I make sure wild baby bunnies aren't orphaned?

I would make a little tell-tale setup to let you know if the mother is around. Maybe push a couple of sticks in the ground around the nest and prop up grass stems or something like that. If the mother ...
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My rabbit just died but she leaves behind a bonded sister of 7 years. How can I help her cope?

Rabbits can die of loneliness when their bond mate dies. Rabbits are extremely dependent on digestion for survival. Rabbits that don't eat for 24 hours tend to die. 12 Hours without eating is a ...
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