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Our newe adopted bunny Benny came to live with us yesterday. When he arrived I noticed that his right eye is watery and his fur around the eye is wet. I have inspected it carefully and there is no sign of redness, swelling of any white discharge. I'm just soncerned because I know how serious eye infections can be.
After some online research I have found articles about rabbits having allergies, specifically eye allergies. Benny has been living in a "Pet Porter" which is basically a very large plastic dog kennel. It is mostly enclosed, but has a wire door on the front. I'm wondering if the enclosed space has caused poor ventilation and that is irritating his eye.
Benny has a check up with the vet next week, so we will find out for sure then but wanted to see if anyone here has a bun with eye allergies. I just worry because he is our new little guy and I think he had a rough life at his last home so I want to make sure he gets off to a good start with us.
Is it just watery or is there any goop too?
Strong amonia, from their urine in litterbox can cause eye irritation. So if he is enclosed, that might be part of the problem. You will have to change his litterbox much more often, but I would definitely recommend a more open habitat though for a permanent home.
Also have your vet check his teeth. Many times teeth problems can cause "watery" eyes. Rucy's tears will stream down her cheek when her teeth are bothering her. (she gets her spurs checked and trimmed often though)