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Rabbits can develop head tilts for a variety of reasons, including ear infections, toxicity, 'strokes', trauma and infection with a parasite called Encephalitozoon cuniculi. Please call us to book an appointment so we can examine your rabbit and recommend treatment.
Inappetence in rabbits can be extremely serious. Even failure to eat for 12 hours can lead to death due a common condition called gut stasis. If you notice that your rabbit has stopped eating or isn't producing fresh faeces, please call us to book an appointment as soon as possible.
Feeding the correct diet to your rabbit is very important. Rabbits should be feed mainly hay and/or grass to help prevent dental and gut disease – hay should be available at all times. Only a small amount of concentrates (an eggcup full of pellets per kg of your rabbit's body weight daily) is advised as overfeeding can lead to obesity, dental, joint and gut disease. An adult-sized handful of safe leafy green vegetables, herbs and weeds should be fed daily. Fresh drinking water should also be available at all times. Always make sure your rabbit is eating well and passing fresh faeces, as failure to do so could be a sign that they are seriously ill. Bringing your rabbit to see us for regular weight checks, an annual examination (and vaccination) and dental exam is recommended so we can suggest alterations to diet before problems arise.