This page is designed to provide an overview of the most common health problems of rabbits. If you have any concerns about the health of your rabbit then please do not hesitate to contact us. Digestive System – Stasis The
Dental Disease Rabbits with teeth that do not meet correctly (malocclusion) are potentially in a dangerous state. A rabbit’s teeth grow throughout its life and so incisors that do not align can become so long that they become embedded in
Myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease There are two very serious viral diseases in rabbits that are common in unvaccinated rabbits: myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). This was previously known as viral haemorrhagic disease, or VHD. There is now a known
Housing your Rabbit Many rabbits are housed outdoors in wooden hutches, whilst others are housed indoors in plastic and wire cages. Outdoor Rabbits Outdoor runs should be well protected from the weather – rain, cold, wind and heat must all
Feeding your Rabbit Probably the most important thing you can do for your rabbit is ensure they have a good diet. The main part of a rabbits diet should be forage – grasses and hays. There should always be a
Neutering Rabbits Neutering pet rabbits is highly advisable if they are not to be used for breeding. An obvious reason is that rabbits are very good at finding mates and can have many kittens in one litter. Breeding rabbits is
Rabbits as Pets Rabbits can make a nice alternative to a dog or cat – they are usually not aggressive, do not have to be walked and may learn to use a litter tray. Their average lifespan is 6-10 years.
Fly Strike This condition is distressing for both rabbits and owners alike. This condition is often discovered too late and can result in the death or euthanasia of affected rabbits. Blowflies are flies whose larvae are able to attack the