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.
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.
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.
Nystagmus is the word we use to describe flickering eye movements. In certain circumstances, flickering eye movements are normal, but your dog’s eyes should not flicker when their head is still.
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.