Home care for a rabbit with a head tilt
Initially your rabbit may struggle to cope with their head tilt, but most adapt with time. While your rabbit is recovering, you will need to take extra care to keep them comfortable and safe.
A safe environment. A head tilt makes your rabbit feel as though the world is spinning around them (vertigo) so they are likely to fall over and bump into things. Keep your rabbit in a flat area with lots of padding, no sharp corners or deep water.
Reduce stress. Stress could make your rabbit’s symptoms worse – keep them in a quiet, stress free, familiar environment.
Handle gently. Moving your rabbit will make their symptoms much worse; keep handling to a minimum and if you need to pick them up, do it slowly and hold them securely.