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My 13 week old Mini lop quite often flicks his ears about and then scratches them..just wondering if this could indicate a problem with his ears? or am i just being paranoid?
Also, sometimes when he just flops down on his tummy or side, I can see he's breathing quite quickly and heavily..is this normal ?
Rabbits do groom their ears, so licking and scratching them are part of a normal grooming routine. If it becomes excessive, it can be a sign of mites or other issues. Definitely good to get a vet exam now so you can rule out any issues and learn what is a normal grooming routine for your bunny.
Heavy breathing is also normal, especially after running around, but again, it's important to have a baseline vet exam so you can tell if its normal for your bun or something indicating a problem.