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Why does my rabbit squeak quietly when I am petting her... she likes to be pet, but I don't know why she is sqeaking or if I am doing something wrong.

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Sarah,

If she didn't enjoy your pets, she would most certainly get up and remove herself from the situation (with bun-itude). A squeak though... that's different. Sounds to me like maybe she might be relaxed and possibly sleeping? I have a bun that sounds like he's wheezing a bit when he sleeps or is very relaxed. He basically snores. Any chance you can attach an audio file so I can hear it? Might help me better identify what she's feeling.

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Christine

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Christine Whetstone

Expertise

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Experience

I've owned indoor rabbits for the last 10 years. During that time I've gained experience in areas like bonding exercises, understanding behavior, warning signs of sick bunnies, how to handle more serious illnesses (GI stasis, abscesses, eye problems, etc.) and more. It's rare that I come across an inquiry that I do not already know the answer to.

Organizations
House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues

Publications
http://ilovemyhouserabbit.com/

Education/Credentials
Personal experience beats the pants off of a degree, in my opinion.

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