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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.

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.

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.

K L Gardner

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I have hands on experience in caring for Rabbits and Rodents for over 20 years, as well as pet store supervisory experience including overlooking the treatment of sick or injured animals. Rabbits and Guinea Pigs are my speciality. I have kept everything from Dwarf breeds to Continental Giant Rabbits and various varieties of Guinea Pig. I can give advice on husbandry, breeding, housing, diet, retail law, general buying your pet and what to look out for and health problems. I can also advise on bonding Rabbits and Guinea Pigs I do advise that if your pet has an ailment that your priority is veterinary help but i will answer questions where i can on pets undergoing treatment by a vet where a diagnoses has been issued. Ailments do need inspection by a trained vet to diagnose any health problems

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2016-11-24 Rabbit and african hedgehog.:

Hi Bartek    That's an odd one! The short answer is no, they can't co-habit. At all.    Together for a quick photo whilst fully supervised and then returned to their own safe spaces, that's ok. But living

2016-11-15 haed tilt:

Leslie,    I'm so sorry to hear this, and it breaks my heart to hear your bun is uncomfortable. I'll do my best to help.    Head tilt can be caused by a number of things ( http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-8/head-tilt

2016-11-15 head tilt:

Hi Leslie    That poor bunbun! It can be extra tricky with wildlife.     You could try treating with Panacur Rabbit, this is a wormer for rabbits and one particular parasite, Encephalitozoon cuniculi (or

2016-11-15 fur loss, flaky skin, and black spots:

Hi,    The black spots is what it looks like when fur is starting to grow back and are completely normal. We have had long haired bunnies in the shelter that have been sheared and they get these spots

2016-11-03 Failing to treat mites for 6 months :(:

Hi Jumy,    I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you.  This is just crazy.  If it was mites and you used the selemectin they should be gone.  The only thing I could think of would be they may have

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