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Hi there. I dont know if this is your knowledge but every now and then my rabbit throws and arches his bum up in the air to pee. Is this normal or could something be wrong. He is still eating and drinking fine. Hes never been the cleanest of rabbits so every now and then he gets a clean round his bum but theres nothing smelly like there was before when he had an infection and he didnt eat or drink much then. If you could get back to please.

Hi Lyndsey
Is this an unneutered buck by any chance? Bunnies, especially unneutered ones, will use pee to scent mark.

If you're suspicious he's doing this because he's uncomfortable, get your vet to check for bladder stones which can develop. He shouldn't be too messy around his bum either - that could be due to things like incontinence or bladder infections. If he seems to not be able to control his pee and is "leaking" that definitely needs a vet check.

Hope I've helped!


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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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