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Hello I am from India and I have a 6 years old rabbit at my house. From last a few weeks she is experiencing constipation and is currently unwilling to eat her food as much as she usually does.

Hi Sunny

I'm sorry to hear that. Do you have access to any vets who deal with exotic species? When a rabbit doesn't eat and has trouble pooping it's likely in gut stasis and needs a combination of mediacation as soon as possible, gut stasis can prove fatal. When a rabbit is in stasis it needs examination to ensure there is no physical blockage (such as a hairball) and then needs a painkiller (most commonly metacam), a gut stimulant and may need fluids also.

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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions 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.


I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major 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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