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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Can bunnies hiccup?
Last Post by bam at 3/13/2017 9:07 AM (13 Replies)
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User is Offline JK
Mill Valley, CA
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3/29/2008 4:33 PM

Edson just made these hiccups noises only for a few seconds.  I have NEVER heard any sounds before so this was a first. He was just sitting on his towel and started hiccuping and then went off to drink some water and eat some hay.  I assume it was nothing more than hiccups right?

User is Offline Floppy
Bay Area, CA
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3/29/2008 4:44 PM
Yeah sometimes Floppy Hiccups, I think its funny, I just pet him and it seems to go away afterwards.
Floppy & Toki

User is Offline xnovalentine
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3/29/2008 5:34 PM
haha how cute! i had no idea!

User is Offline MimzMum
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3/29/2008 5:35 PM
Someone else posted about bunny hiccups awhile back. I thought it was cute, but couldn't imagine it...then like a bolt out of the blue, suddenly Mimzy was hiccuping the other night for the first time! I was watching his little body just jump and was funny, but also kinda scared me. 0.o

So cute though. I wonder why it happens to them? In humans it's an irritated esophagus, but since bunnies don't spew, I can't imagine they'd have that reflex too. :?

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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3/30/2008 2:41 AM
I finally concluded that bunnies make plenty of noises, they just don't meow, bark, or speak in complete sentences. (Why waste words when one disapproving look gets the point across?)

Clearly he knew how to fix what was wrong. Maybe you could check to see if his nose is crusty in case he was mouth breathing and took in too much air. (Or look for a shredded winning lottery ticket that gave him hiccups from excitement, which probably makes about as much sense as a stuffed nose.)
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline bunnytowne
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3/30/2008 4:58 AM

yes little Laith had hiccups twice. scared me at first. I would see a jump and a jump they hiccup so fast. then it went away when eh had them another day I wasn't so worried it was funny to watch poor guy.

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User is Offline Sage Cat
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3/31/2008 5:11 AM
I posted about hiccups a little while ago.

I have seen Kay hiccup a few times.

I asked my vet about it - he said that since bunny's do have diaphragms - them they can get the hiccups. As long as it is just occasional, nothing to worry about.
Bun - Buns!

User is Offline welshs
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3/31/2008 5:22 PM

rabbits hiccup especially if they drink to quickly.  if it continues for more than an hour that can be very very serious.  it develops a large gas ball inside the rabbit which causes pressure and pain.  you can help with that and avoid a costly vet bill by giving a dose of baby gas-x (available in any pharmacy).  it will help break up the gas ball so the rabbit can pass.  but if your hiccuping is not more than an hour or so you should be ok.  for an x-ray of a hiccup gas ball you can see one from my rabbits on my website

User is Offline BB
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3/31/2008 7:00 PM
Welcome Welshs! I deleted the link you gave because it took us to your Vandoline affiliate page where people can fill out a form to become affiliates. You can post pictures of the x-ray in your posts (check out the tech section on how to do it)

User is Offline kimberleyanddarren
Birmingham, UK
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4/01/2008 8:41 AM
mimzmum i love that pic on your sig its uber cute!

i have seen hopscotch do it but not heard a noise he jumps like he has them but i dont hear anything lol it is cute and i dont think there is anything wrong with it

keep an open mind.
But not so open that your brains fall out

User is Offline BBMommy
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8/03/2008 7:32 AM
well i hope your bunny is ok. he might be sick.

User is Offline vanilla
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3/13/2017 6:19 AM
Don't make a big deal out of it as long as it takes a minute or two. It's just normal

User is Offline sarahthegemini
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3/13/2017 8:59 AM
Posted By vanilla on 3/13/2017 9:19 AM
Don't make a big deal out of it as long as it takes a minute or two. It's just normal

This thread is 9 years old.

But yes, my Buttercup hiccups regularly. 

User is Offline bam
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3/13/2017 9:07 AM
I'm locking this thread, because as Sarah says, it's old and we ask members not to reply to old threads.
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