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 Kimberly, I think the chest x ray is a good next step, as it will tell you and the vet whether there is still lung congestion. If he's not getting enough oxygen, his heart will beat faster, and
Dear Alevi The only thing I can recommend is to get your bunny to a good rabbit dentist, and if you are willing to travel abroad there is one who is the best: Dr. Loic Legendre in Vancouver, Canada
Dear Kirstin, The fact that lots of people are putting Panacur/fenbendazole in rabbits' drinking water does not make it a good idea. In fact, it is a TERRIBLE idea. Not only will this likely discourage
Dear Kristin, I am very sorry about the loss of your friend. I wish your Lionhead bunny had had a chance to visit with the body so he had closure. The ripping of the phone book was very likely his
Dear Anahera, Have you provided a litterbox for the bunny? I would place a nice, comfortable litterbox filled with non-clay litter (pelleted sawdust or recycled paper litters are good) and covered
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