Hi  we got our rabbit out tonight and while she was hopping around on her blanket on the sofa we noticed some blood on the blanket, we tried to look at her but couldn't find any cut although it was hard to see.
She had blood on her fur and had sat in the blood on the blanket so was hard to tell where it was coming from.
She is 2years 1 month old.. So I'm wondering if it could be her being on heat?
We've only had her 7months so we've never dealt with a rabbit on heat before.. Can you tell me if their should be visible blood, and how often it happens?
She is back in her hutch now and I've been to check her several times.. She seems to have cleaned herself up and is hopping around and eating her hay etc and looks happy, there is no more visible blood...
Sorry if I sound clueless but that's why I'm asking.

Hello there.
Rabbits typically do not bleed during Their heat cycle ( it happens about every 36-40 hrs.
My suspision is your rabbit pulled a nail out.
Rabbits tend to dig & scratch on carpet of blankets & they sometimes pull a nail out.
It may grow back.
Just check her front nails 1 may be missing.
Good luck


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I have been raising Rabbits for over 25 Years and have raised all the breeds mentioned above along with a few others. I have been a member of the ARBA ( American Rabbit Breeders Accociation) www.arba.net since 1985.I currently have a 1300 sqft barn that is Heated and colled to maintain 7o degrees all year long. We show our rabbits all over The USA and have been in the top ten breeders during the last 5 years in several different breeds.

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top ten rabbit breeder Checkered Giant rabbit club. #1st sweepstake winner Champagne Rabbit club 2007, #10 in 2006 top 15 in 2005,Ranked # 4 in points standings for 2008. Top points standing in New Mexico for Champagne de`Argent & Checkered giant rabbbits past 5 years

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