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
Fur loss (alopecia) in rabbits usually appears in patches and depending on the cause often comes with a variation of other symptoms.
Book an appointment with your vet if you notice your rabbit has a skin problem, waiting could lead to a more serious issue developing.
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.
Rabbits are naturally clean animals that spend a lot of time grooming. A dirty bottom often indicates a health problem. Check your rabbits' bottoms regularly.
Do you think you rabbit might have a painful mouth? Have they been grinding their teeth, rubbing their face, eating less than usual? The most common cause of a painful mouth is dental disease; but there are many other possible causes.