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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.

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, bonding questions 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.

Dana Krempels, Ph.D.

I've lived with companion rabbits for more than 35 years, and consider them members of my family. I can answer any questions about the biology and health of rabbits, from the commonplace to the unusual. But please note:

RULE #1:

  • If your rabbits is LETHARGIC
  • If your rabbit is NOT EATING
  • If your rabbit is PHYSICALLY INJURED (including broken bones)
  • If your baby rabbit has DIARRHEA
...it is an EMERGENCY.

Find a rabbit vet at www.rabbit.org/vet for immediate help, and don't risk your bunny's life by spending time asking questions online! If you can't get in touch with your vet, read these Emergency Sick Bunny Instructions.

If you have found a wild baby rabbit, please read these EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS FOR WILD BABY RABBITS and then use this link to FIND A LOCAL WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR who can give you the right advice.

RULE #2:
Help me help you! Please make your subject line informative if you have an urgent question .....

Recent Answers

2017-01-12 Broken pelvic bone:

Dear Honey    It's good that he's eating.  That means the pain is not so much that he can't manage it.  But I would recommend you get a second opinion and at least get something like Tramadol for pain

2017-01-11 Broken pelvic bone:

Usually pelvic fractures need time to heal and sometimes intervention such as pinning if there is an actual break,which to me looks like there is, but I cannot give a 100 % veterinary opinion as I am not

2017-01-03 Charlie Rabbits and Health (non-urgent):

Dear Amber,    Rabbits (and other mammals) with the "charlie" markings--pigmented ears, eye rings, dorsal stripe, and variable numbers of spots on their sides--can sometimes express a condition sometimes

2016-12-17 Lop bunny has stomach tumor - do we go for high risk surgery or wait it out - please help:

Dear Joana,    This is the hardest decision you can ever be called upon to make.    How was the stomach cancer diagnosed?  I can't think of any way except via biopsy, and I'm doubting that happened.  Is

2016-12-09 Not Pooping:

Hi Patricia,    I would NOT feed your bunny pineapple.  There is too much sugar in pineapple and it could make things worse.  The only thing I would recommend is the pumpkin and get to the vet as soon

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