Rabbits/sick bunny


hi! I have a bunny that's about 4 months old and the other day he ate a plant that i later discovered was toxic for them, i don't live in the US so i don't know the plant's name in english, i believe its geranium and now his "poop" hasn't been normal, i think he's in a bit of pain, his mood didn't change that much, help me please!

Hi Carolina

Sorry to hear about your bun. Geraniums are not good for buns and if he is showing symptoms of sickness, I would get him checked at the vet ASAP. Take a poop sample and see if they can do a blood test if they suspect poisoning as poisons will effect organ function.

In the meantime make sure he is eating tons of hay and has water always available.

Good luck!


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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries 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. If your rabbit is in distress, has any blood, isn't moving, has breathing issues or isn't eating, my answer will be, go to the vet!


I have two 10 year old rescue rabbits and have volunteered in rabbit rescue.

I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and have volunteered for a rabbit rescue.

I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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