Last Post by Beka27 at 10/02/2012 3:26 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline Candace Livingston
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10/01/2012 5:29 AM

I just adopted a dwarf bunny. He's 8-9 weeks old. His left eye was watery the other day and I figured he poked it because he got stuck under the wire in his cage. His left eye is okay now but his right one is watery now. Also, his stomach made a noise this morning. Twice. But it was a quiet sound. He still hops around, binkys, and eats/drinks like he does any other day. Can someone please help me? I'm scared...

User is Offline jerseygirl
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10/01/2012 5:40 AM
It's a good idea with a new pet to find a suitable vet and get a wellness check. Do you have a rabbit vet in your area?

Do you use any wood based litter or bedding? Maybe that's irritating the eyes?

The tummy can make noises but quiet ones. You shouldn't be able to hear it across a room, for instance.
Do you currently have the rabbit eating the same food he was getting before? It's better for their stomach if you slowly transistion them over into new foods.
It's good he's eating normally. Be sure to check he is also pooping. Very important.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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10/01/2012 7:49 AM
Hi, Candace,
JG is right, it is really important to get started with a new vet for your new bunny so you have a baseline exam established, determine whether you like the vet before you have any sudden need, and know how healthy you new little guy is. If you look at the top of the Q&A forum, you'll see posts for finding a good vet in your area. Exotics are what bunnies are listed under by most vets. A watery eye can be an indication of several issues, sometimes teeth problems, or blocked ducts, or allergy to something like your choice of litter. Have him checked.

Also, read over the Bunny Info. sections thoroughly to set his habitat up in optimal conditions. For example, they do not need bedding, just litter in a litter pan. And never use cedar or pine shavings. Stuff like that.
Oh, and we like to see photos!
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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10/02/2012 2:39 AM
Welcome to Binky Bunny.

My Mini-Rex developed watery eyes on several occasions. Not sure what the cause was but it took drops from the vet to clear them up. Like RabbitPam mentioned, teeth issues can cause watery eyes and dwarf bunnies are particularly susceptible to teeth problems. Best to have a vet check him out.
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User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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10/02/2012 3:26 AM
This is definitely something to bring to your vet's attention. Your vet will do a full exam and check his eyes and teeth.
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny