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Hello, I've owned the baby bunny for about three days now. The first two days it was running around fine and was having lots of fun with my family. On the third day though i noticed one diarrhea in the cage. Its breathing very heavy through its nose and something mouth, It has pooped normal poops but it hasn't peed. It wont eat or drink so we have been giving it water and food through an eye dropper. I just don't know what to do. I'm scared of it going to a vet, the vet saying that its too young to do anything, and me still having to pay a bunch of money. Please help! any advice would be appreciated.

Find a different vet.  You can find vets that are rabbit savvy here

How old is this baby?  Babies shouldn't be taken away from their mothers until they are 8 weeks old.

Please find a different vet. This bunny in in critical condition.



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Paula Murdock-Briggs


I am a licensed American Rabbit Breeders Registrar. I do not show rabbits anymore nor do I breed them. I do believe it is important that people that chose to breed rabbits do so with only purebred and genetically sound animals or that they have a thorough understanding of genetics prior to breeding. I have chosen to keep my registars license to help the 4H youth in my area. I do stay current on all breeds, varieties, show rules, regulations of the ARBA. I have spent the past 8 years focusing on rescuing and caring for PET bunnies who were no longer wanted. I am the current CEO of Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, Inc. I was appointed CEO of the rescue organization and sanctuary in 2008. We gained our 501(c)3 IRS tax exemption status in 2012. We have taken on the task of rescuing unwanted PET rabbits as well as some farm animals. I teach genetics and health to the local youth as well as register and promote the breeding of only purebred and genetically sound animals. I rescue PET rabbits. These are rabbits that lived in peoples homes and were either surrendered to us or sent to the auction for meat. While I believe that all bunnies should be pets, I understand that people raise them for other reasons. I will answer questions from anyone, regardless of their purpose. I will reject any questions that are considered unethical or inhumane.

Little Angels Animal Sanctuary.

President and CEO of Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, Inc. I have over 10 years of experience working closely with a veterinarian that treats rabbits. We have studied and treated nearly every illness that can affect rabbits.

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