|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 6||Clarity of Response = 4||Politeness = 2|
|Comment||Gave me an answer that was not very useful. Told me what it might be, but seems unlikely to be the right response since the rabbits cleared up quickly (not syphilis) and was one of the areas rabbits have no hair (not an ingrown hair). Was also particularly rude about the fact that I raise rabbits for food, a very common practice around the world and is one of the healthiest meats in the world... And saw fit to question my actions and answer "for the rabbits" after like two weeks instead of for the person asking or doing so timely. If they don't want to answer questions about meat rabbits - which are the vast majority of rabbits in the world - they should say so EXPLICITLY in their "rules" section. I would have never asked this vet a question about a raised-for-meat rabbit otherwise.|
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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
Awards and Honors
Lightspan Academic Excellence Award for web site on rabbit health and biology