Can flopped earred rabbits have broken ear cartilage?

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I have a rabbit named maple I had got a few weeks ago I decided to get her a friend a couple days ago. I named her new friend willow. I noticed willows ears don't look quit right. I thought I was just because she's a floppy eared bunny but I watched some videos and haven't seen any other floppy eared bunnys ear do this. Her ear hangs to the other side of her head. It dosent seem to hurt her but she tries to flip it back over by shaking her head a bit but it just stays on the side of her head like a side ponytail. The only time her ear will go over is if i fix it to lay on the proper side but it just goes back.The ear that's having problems feels diffrent to me compared to her other ear when I was rubbing them. The problem ear feels almost lower compared to the other ear at the base.i just want to make sure it won't bother her when she gets older if she does have some sort of issue going on.it is really cute though. I was thinking it might just do that because she's a baby so her ears are really big compared to her or it might be a deformity she was born with since she is really tiny but I don't know. Any sort of answer would be greatly appreciated i attached a pic of what it looks like all the time.
 

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Could be a genetic deformity. Or it may be something that corrects as she grows? How old is she and your other bun, and are they both girls? Were you wanting to keep them together as they get older?
 

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Could be a genetic deformity. Or it may be something that corrects as she grows? How old is she and your other bun, and are they both girls? Were you wanting to keep them together as they get older?
There both in between 2 and 3 months they are both girls and they are kept together. Iw as also thinking about it being a deformity because she is really small but idk if that's bc of her breed or not when I got her she was kept with her siblings. I think they layed on her alot. Since they huddled together and she smelled like pee so that's why broken cartilage came to mind.
 

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How warm ist it? can be temperture related too.

Anyway, you can't say much definite until they are grown up.
 

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I've seen that before, but never experienced it personally. I believe it is some type of deficiency - possibly calcium?? Sorry I do not have more information to share.
 

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If you're planning on keeping them together, be aware that at about 12-16 weeks old, girl rabbits will usually start to be hormonal. If mounting, nipping, and other hormonal behaviors start occurring, you'll need to separate them in different cages/pens before an all out fight occurs, or they could get injured. Then if you want to rebond them, they will first need to be spayed, wait 3-8 weeks for hormones to fade, then do the rebonding process.

But just know that even after spaying, there's no guarantee that they'll rebond. Rabbits are particular about who they'll bond with. They have to be compatible personalities(one dominant, one submissive), and this is as adult rabbits. Baby rabbit personalities can change as they mature.




Personally, I think the flopped over ear thing is pretty cute 💕
 

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If you're planning on keeping them together, be aware that at about 12-16 weeks old, girl rabbits will usually start to be hormonal. If mounting, nipping, and other hormonal behaviors start occurring, you'll need to separate them in different cages/pens before an all out fight occurs, or they could get injured. Then if you want to rebond them, they will first need to be spayed, wait 3-8 weeks for hormones to fade, then do the rebonding process.

But just know that even after spaying, there's no guarantee that they'll rebond. Rabbits are particular about who they'll bond with. They have to be compatible personalities(one dominant, one submissive), and this is as adult rabbits. Baby rabbit personalities can change as they mature.




Personally, I think the flopped over ear thing is pretty cute 💕
I'll definitely will keep a eye out i did notice maple mounting willow a couple times and willow didn't seem to mind after that they where cuddling and going everywhere together should I still separate them? I also think her flopped ear is really cute it would be really cool if thats just how she was born.😊
 

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