Loss of appetite in rabbits can indicate gut stasis, a serious condition. See a vet if your rabbit doesn't eat for more than 4-6 hours.
Contact your vet if you notice unusual lumps or bumps on your rabbit, as they could be abscesses or tumors.
Head tilt in rabbits can be caused by bacterial infections, parasites, or brain infections. Keep the rabbit calm, contact a vet for treatment.
Flystrike in rabbits is a serious condition caused by flies laying eggs on soiled fur. Maggots feed on flesh, leading to severe damage. Seek immediate veterinary care during warm weather.
Rabbit showing respiratory symptoms or distress (discharge, noisy/fast breathing) requires immediate veterinary attention for possible infection or heat stress. Contact your vet or emergency clinic.
Myxomatosis is a deadly virus transmitted by insects. Vaccination is crucial to prevent infection. If you notice symptoms, seek vet care promptly.
Rabbit leg paralysis can indicate fractures, nerve damage, or spinal injuries. Immediate veterinary attention is crucial.
Ear mites in rabbits cause itching, crusted lesions, and hair loss. If untreated, it can lead to infections and balance/hearing issues.
Introduced to the UK in the 12th Century, rabbits should avoid native plants like ivy, holly, and mistletoe as they are toxic. Symptoms of ivy poisoning include lack of appetite, diarrhoea, abdominal tenderness, and muscle twitching.
Rabbits are susceptible to diseases like Escherichia coli and Bordetella bronchiseptica, some of which can be contagious to humans. However, rabbits have never been found to be infected with rabies.