1-year-old Big Bunny always breathes loadly and sounds stuff, Vet says she is healthy

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  1. Aug 6, 2019 #1

    Bunny_Mommy

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    Hello,

    1-year-old Doe, Storm (Big Bunny) has always breathed somewhat loudly and heavily (her nose) and she sounds very stuffy. As I posted shortly after getting her as an 8-week-old baby, she tends to sneeze a little, has been to the vet twice and they always cleared her by saying her lungs are good, teeth are great, has no signs of infection and is an overall healthy bunny. She is half Mini Rex, half Rex and weighs 7 lbs, likes to lie down a lot, was a bit underweight for a while but loves to eat. When she whines or grunts at Oreo (another female) or a new bunny, her "voice" sounds very stuffy and a bit deep, rather than high-pitched like Oreo's. I am worried about spaying her in fear that she secretly has breathing problems.

    I briefly spoke to the vet today when they were treating Gary, and they said that is usually a sign of dental issues or a nasal deformity? Her teeth are perfect; she has always eaten tons of hay and destroyed lots of things to grind down her teeth, and I got her from a decent breeder, so I doubt she is inbred. Are nasal deformities common? Storm is my absolute favorite bunny and I want to spay her soon, or would hate for her to randomly pass from an underlying issue.

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  2. Aug 9, 2019 #2

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    My girl Midway is fairly big too and has always been a bit of a breather all while having a clean bill of health.
    Some rabbits are just heavy breathers. It's really noticeable when I pick her up and hold her for longer than she'd like, or when she's excited.
    If you're really concerned you could seek out another vet's advice, but in my opinion, I think your rabbit is similar to Midway and will handle the spay just fine. :)
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 #3

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    Thanks so much for your response! Just extra nervous about her breathing, but good to hear if this is the case!

    "Midway" is such a cute name❤
     
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    it's the name of the street she was found on :p I was thinking of basil, but Midway stuck with me lol !
     
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    Lol, I thought it rather cool to name bunnies after famous battle sites, like Waterloo, Huai-Hai, Dunkirk, Borodino and so on :D
     
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