Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Diarrhoea in a rabbit is a serious problem that shouldn’t be ignored. As a rabbit owner, it’s important to check that your rabbit is passing normal, solid pellets every day.
Healthy rabbits don’t drool/dribble - if you notice your rabbit drooling, it’s likely that something is wrong. Often, the drooling itself isn’t obvious - keep a look out for wet fur and hair loss around their mouth and chin.
Vaccinations protect our pet rabbits from deadly diseases such as Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD), otherwise known as Rabbit Haemorrhagic disease (RHD).
If your rabbit is limping it is usually a sign of something serious.
A problem inside the ear or brain is the most common cause of a head tilt in a rabbit. This is because head position is controlled by the balance (vestibular) centre, which sits inside the ear/brain.