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Old 05-31-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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A little backstory: We have 2 bunnies, and our Izzy is around 14-16 weeks old. We got her and one of her littermates in early April, and the other one suddenly passed away 3 weeks ago. I went in there to let them out of their cage and she was laying there dead. It was horrible, and we have no idea what happened to her. She had no symptoms and went from happily hopping around to dead within a couple of hours. Izzy was so sad, so we got another buddy (Cubby) for her.

When I woke up this morning, one of Izzy's ears was completely flopped over. It just hanging there limply. It was fine yesterday. Is this ever normal? I am so scared that something will happen to her too, so I am a little paranoid. Please help!



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Old 05-31-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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Is there anyway you can post a pic? Are your two bunnies living together? There could have been a fight between themand the ear was injured.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Could you tell me how to post a pic? I just took a couple and am unsure how to post them. They do live together, but Cubby is much smaller (about a month and a half younger) and they get along so well.

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I copy and paste my pics from Photobucket. It easy to set up and free. Then once you upload your pics to your bucket account, you can copy and paste the IMG code to your reply.

There is a way to post pics to the Gallery here, but I havent been successful yet.

Glad to hear they get along. Maybe your bunny got scared and hurt himself?

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Bunny looks fine. Some flop bunnies (holland, mini lop) take a while for their ears to flop down. And it can happen overnight. How old is this sweetie?

Lovely bunny. Pretty coloring!

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Just reread your original post, 14-16 weeks, Izzy is still in his baby stage. Also some bunnies if they are lop mixed with something else, one ear will stand up and the other will flop. Or they could sometimes flop and sometimes stand up.

But by the pics you posted, he looks bright eye and enjoying a treat.

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Oh, thank you so much! We are so attached to our bunnies, and it is so comforting to hear she looks great! Her appetite is still good...eating lots of timothy hay and enjoying some veggies. But our little Moo appeared to be completely healthy and passed away a few weeks ago. It broke our hearts! So it could still be that she has some flop in her and it is just now showing?

Also, we are still new to bunnies so I am unsure of the different breeds and such, but I just had to comment on the cutie in your avatar. What kind is he/she? He/she is absolutely PRECIOUS!

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One of my buns (Matthias) is a mix and his ears didn't flop till he was about the same age as your munchkin. They went one at a time too

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Oh, thank you so much! We are so attached to our bunnies, and it is so comforting to hear she looks great! Her appetite is still good...eating lots of timothy hay and enjoying some veggies. But our little Moo appeared to be completely healthy and passed away a few weeks ago. It broke our hearts! So it could still be that she has some flop in her and it is just now showing?

Also, we are still new to bunnies so I am unsure of the different breeds and such, but I just had to comment on the cutie in your avatar. What kind is he/she? He/she is absolutely PRECIOUS!
Its hard sometimes to notice when a bunny is ill until sometimes too late. They tend to try to hide all illnesses due to being a "Prey" animal. And little ones like your Moo can go down real fast.

Thanks so much for the compliment of My Neville. He's a Double Mane Lion Head. Lots of different breeds out there, I was amazed myself how many.

What type of pellet are you feeding your little guys? Just FYI, alfalfa based pellets are really good for them at that age. Until 7 months, then you should switch over to a Timothy based. My Neville loves Oxbow Essentials for Young Rabbits.

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