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Paula Murdock-Briggs

***ATTENTION -- If your rabbit has a life threatening issue do not waste time looking for answers on the Internet. Get your animal to the nearest rabbit savvy vet or 24 hour emergency clinic as soon as possible. Rabbits are prey animals and they hide their illnesses. By the time you realize something is wrong with your bunny there is a strong possibility that it may be to late to help it. I will not answer any questions related to wild rabbits or rabbits intended for meat. There are other experts here that will be happy to help you with those questions. I can answer almost anything related to health, diet, housing, showing, breed standards, genetics, ARBA rules, registration, pets, bonding, and behavior. While I am an ARBA registrar and am willing to answer questions related to showing, breeding and genetics, my main focus is on the health and well-being of pet rabbits.


I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue. If your rabbit is in distress, has any blood, isn't moving, has breathing issues or isn't eating, my answer will be, go to the vet!

Christine Whetstone

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

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2017-03-22 Baby rabbit eye:

Hi Lucy,    Rabbits of that age can get something called nest box eye.  It starts out while they are still in the nest and if it is not treated every day, it can become infected.  I always recommend that

2017-03-17 Good Pet ?:

Hi Lorie,    I always recommend spaying female rabbits.  Dwarfs can be especially sassy.  Female rabbits are very prone to reproductive cancer.  If they are not being used to breed then spaying them is

2017-03-14 Bunny:

Louane,    I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with your lil guy, and I'll do my best to help.    Do you have a vet in the area that specializes in exotics? I'd start there.   While it doesn't sound

2017-03-13 Moody Bun:

Diana,    I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble and I'll do my best to help you figure this out.    Has something changed in the home, or perhaps a product you use has changed - it could be something

2017-03-10 Need bunny help, inner ear infection, head tilt and thrashing:

I am sorry I didn't get back to you right away. I got the chance to go out of town to visit a friend and did not take my computer with me. Did you figure out where the blood stains were coming from?  If

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