Table of contents:
- Is my bunny having a seizure?
- Why is my rabbit jumping and twitching?
- Can a rabbit recover from GI stasis?
- What do vets do for GI Stasis in rabbits?
- Why is my rabbit not eating or moving?
- Why is my rabbit wobbly?
- What diseases can kill rabbits?
- What is floppy Rabbit Syndrome?
Is my bunny having a seizure?
Symptoms of Seizures in Rabbits Rolling and apparent distress. Waving or "paddling" of legs. Confusion. Temporary loss of vision.
Why is my rabbit jumping and twitching?
A rabbit binky is when they jump and twist, sometimes in both directions one after another, before landing. ... Bunny binkies are a common house rabbit behavior that express his happiness and comfort. A half-binky is when the rabbit does a little head flick which also demonstrates his happiness in rabbit body language.
Can a rabbit recover from GI stasis?
Treatment of GI stasis varies depending on severity and underlying causes. Recovery is often slow and may take several days to weeks. Fluid therapy — Many affected rabbits are dehydrated or suffering from electrolyte imbalances.
What do vets do for GI Stasis in rabbits?
Treatment of GI Stasis When you bring your rabbit to the vet, he/she will try to determine the cause of the slowdown. ... Motility drugs (like cisapride) which help stimulate movement in the digestive system. IV fluids which help soften the mass in the intestines. Pain medication to alleviate discomfort due to gas buildup.
Why is my rabbit not eating or moving?
Rabbits need a high fibre diet, as without fibre their bowel cannot function properly. ... If your rabbit stops eating or passing faeces, see a vet as soon as possible. Many problems, as well as digestive upsets, will put your pet off food. Examples include dental disease and stress.
Why is my rabbit wobbly?
Any disease that causes a rabbit to feel weak can cause hind limb weakness and can be confused with a true neurological disease. Bunnies who are anemic or have heart disease, for instance, will not be able to get enough oxygen to their brain or muscle tissue and may appear weak and wobbly, particularly after exercise.
What diseases can kill rabbits?
Viral Diseases of Rabbits
- Myxomatosis. Myxomatosis is a fatal disease of all breeds of domesticated rabbits caused by myxoma virus, a member of the poxvirus group. ...
- Rabbit (Shope) Fibroma Virus. ...
- Rabbitpox. ...
- Papillomatosis. ...
- Rotaviral Infection. ...
- Rabbit Calicivirus Disease.
What is floppy Rabbit Syndrome?
Floppy Rabbit Syndrome (FRS) is considered an acute neurological condition characterised by a sudden inability to hop around. The muscles of the legs and sometimes the neck are flaccid. FRS remains a poorly understood diagnosis in rabbits, with research ongoing in an attempt to identify an inciting cause.
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