Signs of a Sick Bunny
Rabbits can tell you if they are not feeling well by the way they eat, their fecal output and their body language. If you pay close attention to every aspect of your bunny on a daily basis, you will note changes in behavior immediately
Bunny is not eating or drinking: If your rabbit is no longer eating or drinking their normal amount, this could be a sign of illness.
♥If a bunny is in pain they may stop eating or drinking. See "Rabbit - Signs of Pain" for more information.
♥If bunny has a blockage (GI Stasis) read more... it can cause them to stop eating
♥If a bunny has a runny or blocked nasal passage, it can inhibit them from smelling their food and cause them to eat less. See "respiritory problems" for more information
Bunny's bodily elimination has changed: Changes in the size and or color of a bunnies feces and urine are a good sign that your bunny is ill
♥If your bunny's feces have become small or bunny no longer has fecal output it could be an indication that either your bunny is not eating as usual or he has a blockage.
♥If your bunny has developed diahrrea, It could be an indication of illness, reaction to antibiotics, or reaction to a food item
♥If your bunny's urine has blood in it, it could be an indication of a urine infection or cancer in the genital area
Bunny's attitude has changed: Changes in the way your bunny acts with your or when he is by himself can be a good indication of how your bunny is feeling
♥Bunny has become lethargic: If your bunny no longer gets up to greet you, is not active and appears not to have any desire to move, this is a good sign that your bunny is not feeling well
♥Bunny faces back of the hutch: If your bunny sits in his litter box facing the corner or stays in the back of the hutch facing away from you, this is a good sign that your bunny is not feeling well
♥Bunny has become aggressive: If your bunny grunts, bats, or charges at you, this could be a sign that your bunny is not feeling well