Rabbits/rabbit birth

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Hello my rabbit is currently giving birth and I can't get in contact with the vets, she has been in labour for potentially up to an hour but she doesn't seem in pain and seems fairly calm about it. Is there anything I can do if i can't contact a vet for advice?

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Hi Jacob
Mum bunnies are usually pretty sel sufficient when it comes to birth. If she's calm and doesn't seem distressed she should be fine. Be concerned if you see excessive straining, squeaking from mum or lots of blood. As a prey animal they tend to have their babies and bounce away from the nest and try and act like nothing has happened. I hope she's doing fine now. If you do have any concerns after they're born as mum buns can have complications after birth, get a hotline to your 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.

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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.

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

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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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