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Easy Checks for a Healthy Rabbit

Your rabbit's eyes should be bright and colourful. There shouldn't be any discharge or dullness. If you notice any discharge it could be that your rabbit has scratched its eye or if it is cloudy it could be related to its teeth. Either way it will be necessary to take your rabbit along to the vet for a check up.

If you spend a few minutes watching your rabbit you should see its nose twitching regularly. As with the eyes, the nose shouldn' t be runny. If it is, it could be a sign something isn't right.

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Check for any dirtiness on the fur. Dirt is a sign that the rabbit's diet is too rich and they consequently don't need to eat the caecotrophs which will then dirty their fur. There are a variety of reasons why rabbits get dirty bums your vet is the best person to speak to if your rabbit's rear is frequently soiled. It is especially important to check twice daily for any soiling in the summer. At this time of year areas of dirtiness will quickly attract flies to lay their eggs, which hatch into maggots within a matter of hours. This is called

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Bee, 3 April 2020

This article is helpful, though please do not recomend the vet merely because you do not know what to do. Going to the vet is a waste of money and time. I own a rabbitry (Bee's Beautiful Bunnies) and have never once taken any of my rabbits to the vet. If you would like information on how to cure your rabbit naturally, please contact me at: !

Fionnuala, 31 December 2011

There needs to be more detail in all paragraphs and tell to you how to help the rabbit if you cant get it to the vet.

Carrie, 24 August 2011

Reviewing your article for evidence in my college work, Fantastic work - keep it up.