How to Tell If Your Bunny Is Happy and Healthy | Mittens and Max

Rabbits have great personalities but can be difficult to understand sometimes. The way they behave is different to other common pets. If you are new to owning a bunny, here are the ways on how to know if your pet is happy and healthy.

1. Check her eyes, nose, and ears
Your bunny’s eyes should be clear and bright. Her nose should not have any discharge and her ears should be clean. Her nose should not have any discharge and her ears should be clean.

2. Look at her teeth
Your bunny’s teeth will grow continuously. Chewing on her toys and grinding hay will help keep them the right length. If your rabbit’s teeth are getting long enough to cover her bottom teeth, it’s possible that she’s not grinding them down enough. Take her to the veterinarian for an evaluation.

3. Look at and feel her fur
Your bunny’s fur should be soft, supple, and not matted. Pet your #bunny gently to be sure that there are no lumps in her skin. She should not have dandruff or scabby areas. If your pet has dry, matted fur or if you feel any lumps, dandruff, or scabs, a visit to the vet is in order.

4. Consider her behavior
Your bunny should be active, have a healthy appetite, and be fairly friendly. A pet bunny that you’ve had for a while shouldn’t act afraid of you. If you notice changes in her behavior, contact the veterinarian.

5. Watch for signs of illness
Signs of illness in a #rabbit include cloudy eyes, nasal discharge, sneezing, loss of appetite, excessive grooming, a lack of bowel movements or diarrhea, swelling, and isolating herself in the corner of her cage with no interest in interaction. These are all symptoms that should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian. With proper care and good health, your bunny will live an average of seven to ten years; some rabbits can even live up to 15 years.


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