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Old 05-14-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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hi last night someone dropped of a "6 month" old albino lionhead with us about 2 hrs ago it started twitching its head and then started flopping around in its cage now its head is tilted and its fron legs are spread apart and is clicking its teeth for about a min or two at a time the vets are closed until tomorrow just wondering if any one is familair with these simptoms the previous owners are saying that thius has never happened before



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Old 05-14-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
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Try rolling towels around the sides of a carrier, and laying the bunny inside. Its critical that she doesn't roll, as she could easily get a life-threatening injury. Be sure she's eating/stays hydrated and get her to the vet ASAP. It could be a number of things incluiding E. Cuniculi, or a middle or inner ear infection. The tooth grinding means she's probably in a good bit of pain. When one of mine had head tilt, we stayed up night with her to hold her and keep her from rolling. How bad is the head tilt?



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Old 05-14-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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pretty bad one eye completly faces the floor

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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not sure how to get her to eat or drink we have tried holding the water bottle to make it more convenient but she wont take to it as far as food she isnt responding to that either ive never seen this before and have raised rabbits for quite some time i'm stumped

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Do you have any 1 mL(or bigger) syringes etc? Eyedroppers? Syringe water into her. Its critical she eats and drinks. Do you have any Oxbow Critical Care? THis is what we had to use when my rabbit had something very similar and it helped tons.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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I'm so glad the poor thing is in your care now. The previous owners obviously weren't taking good care of him/her.

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LakeCondo wrote:

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I'm so glad the poor thing is in your care now. The previous owners obviously weren't taking good care of him/her.
It's possible it is caused by an ear infection, which you can easily be unaware of until the rabbit starts having head tilt etc.
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Bunnylova4eva wrote:
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I'm so glad the poor thing is in your care now. The previous owners obviously weren't taking good care of him/her.
It's possible it is caused by an ear infection, which you can easily be unaware of until the rabbit starts having head tilt etc.
Definitely true. Neville's head tilt was an inner ear infection which came "out of the blue". And that bunny was watched 24/7 with no symptoms until that day. Antibiotics cleared up the inner ear infection and a month later, Neville is level again.

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It would be quite a coincidence if it happened for the 1st time within hours of the rabbit's changing hands. Not impossible, but improbable.

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It would be quite a coincidence if it happened for the 1st time within hours of the rabbit's changing hands. Not impossible, but improbable.
You would be surprised how stress also brings on these conditions. Bunnies hide a lot because they are prey animals. Owners and breederssometimes can't tell.

Kreacher was rolling in less than 24 hours after I got him. Neville was fine in the morning and 12 hours later, his world was spinning out of control. (He was with me for more than a month)

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