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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Moving bunny belly!
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 11/06/2012 12:41 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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11/05/2012 6:24 PM

Hmm, my senses are pretty high since Chacha got sick.

 

I have a question: do you notice that if you look on the side of your bun, do you see them breathing? Or am I mistaking it for for food processing through the tummy?  I do not know what this is, but I just noticed it. Chacha is relaxed and her nose is not twitching as much, but when I look at the side of her, the side is moving quite fast. Is this normal?

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User is Offline Nova
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11/05/2012 6:51 PM
Usually food and air moves through the GI very slowly in subtle rolling motions. I think a rabbit motion would be breathing or twitching.... not sure. Anyone else know?

Is her ribcage/belly area moving up and down rapidly? That sounds more like breathing, but if it's moving side to side or something, I am kind of stumped.

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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11/05/2012 7:08 PM
Nova, I believe that it is the ribcage belly area! It is hard to tell on a bunny's anatomy! LOL! I know that rabbit's breaths per minute is very high compared to a humans and that it is normal.
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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11/05/2012 7:56 PM
I can see Smudge breathe all the time, she breathes rather fast. It's harder to tell with the others, but with her I do see it often.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/06/2012 12:41 AM
I see my buns breathing all the time. Especially Olivia since she has short fur. Sometimes I find it alarming how fast they breath. I have to remind myself that that's normal, since breathing rate is affected by size. The same as it's normal for my horse to breath slow compared to a human.

Calm down, Brittany. Chacha is just fine. Go give her a hug and have some tea!
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