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 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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