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About two days ago I noticed that my rabbits testicles are hanging quite low. They both look empty... like there is nothing inside on them. I was wondering if this is normal...

Also, recently when he is lying down and is stretched out resting, he shakes (as if to be panting)? Is this normal too?


That's weird... and so is this request. Any chance I can see a picture of what they look like? (I feel awkward even asking). I can't figure why they'd be doing that.

If I might make a suggestion, at some point maybe look into fixing your bun. Cases of reproductive cancer reach about an 80% likelihood by the age of 2 for rabbits. Getting him fixed will ensure a longer life.

He shakes... it could be he's laying to one side and therefore isn't as stable. I know when my bun lays down in the sphinx position or with his feet kicked out to the side, if his nose moves at all, you see the motion through his whole body. Does that sound like what's happening, or is it a more violent shake?

Hope this helps. Best of luck!



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Christine Whetstone


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.


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.

House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues


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

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