I have a 4 year old netherland dwarf rabbit that has a head tilt.  He is not eating and is neurologically having trouble.  I have called every ER clinic in the placer county and sacramento area and noone sees rabbits.  I sure hope you can give me some insight on what to do.  I do not want him to suffer.

thank you

Hi Jodi

Poor bunbun! There are two main causes of head tilt, one is an ear infection and the other the EC parasite. Proper diagnosis needs a vet though, did you call these ones?

Have a look on here for other causes and their recommended treatments (love this website!)

Hope you can get your bun seen by a vet!


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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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