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:
THE INTERNET IS NOT THE PLACE TO SEEK HELP IN 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.
For all the best, most accurate rabbit health, care and behavior information, visit The House Rabbit Society.
I have been rescuing and rehabilitating domestic and wild rabbits for about 30 years. I have written articles for many rabbit rescue publications, as well as for the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM. I own EtherBun, the internet's largest listserve dedicated to health, care, and behavior of domestic rabbits.
Houserabbit Adoption, Rescue, and Education, Inc. (H.A.R.E., Inc.) president National House Rabbit Society (Board member)
Warren Peace (Journal of the House Rabbit Society of Miami)
Various newsletters of the House Rabbit Society, nationwide
Ph.D - Biology
B.S. - Biology
B.A. - English
Lightspan Academic Excellence Award for web site on rabbit health and biology
Rabbits are wonderful, intelligent creatures. I want to help them and their caregivers.
Greater public awareness of rabbits as companion animals. They do not belong in an outdoor hutch. They belong inside, with the other members of the family. I am opposed to the breeding of rabbits for any reason.
Rabbits are intelligent, interactive companions, as loyal and loving to a family as a dog or cat. The caregiver must learn the language of an herbivore/prey animal whose psyche and evolutionary history are different from that of a dog or cat. To win the trust of a rabbit is to win that of a wild spirit who will teach you many amazing things.
A rabbit should be treated as a member of the family. Rabbits are NOT "low maintenance" pets! A huge number of rabbits are abandoned each year by people who purchased them without realizing the commitment necessary to live with a creature so complex, sensitive, and intelligent. I hope that by educating people about rabbit nature and proper care, I might help stem this tragic tide.
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Dear Anna I am very sorry for the delay in answering. I had a family emergency that is ongoing, and am only now able to get online with AllExperts. This vet might be a very good vet, but is he experienced
Dear Joy, Sorry for the delay due to an ongoing family emergency. For all you need to know about rabbit care, please see: http://www.rabbit.org/ Outdoor housing is not ideal, and in Alabama
Dear Lane, I hope you were able to get Pippin out of the clinic and home, where he will be less stressed and better under your watchful eye. If he's acting fine and nibbling between bouts of pain,
Dear Lane, If he had a rupture, he would be dead within 24 hours. I agree that an Emergency Hospital will usually know next to nothing about a rabbit. There are so many possibilities here that it's
Dear Mina, Sorry for the delay due to a family emergency that's still ongoing. I hope I can help. Please read: http://www.rabbit.org/health/tilt.html for a list of all the possible causes
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